Lead Screws: Four Critical Design Considerations by Christopher Nook
Date: Dec 16 2014

Lead Screws: Four Critical Design Considerations

Regardless of the details of any given application, there are some pretty important design considerations that should be addressed each and every time you are considering lead screws as a means of linear motion. In this post we will explore four critical design elements that must be properly addressed to achieve success.

Why You Should Consider a Stainless Acme Lead Screw by Christopher Nook
Date: Dec 10 2014

Why You Should Consider a Stainless Acme Lead Screw

Acme lead screw assemblies are the preferred choice of many when it comes to linear motion applications, partially because they're very flexible, coming in "many flavors" so to speak. One example of this is simply how many material combinations are available between the screw and the nut.

Not Your Average Lead Screws by Christopher Nook
Date: Dec 05 2014

Not Your Average Lead Screws

You already know that lead screws are quickly cementing themselves as the preferred choice among product developers for use in linear motion applications.

Acme Screws Come in a Variety of Flavors by Christopher Nook
Date: Nov 19 2014

Acme Screws Come in a Variety of Flavors

There are a lot of reasons why acme screws are the preferred choice when it comes to linear motion applications. The popular trapezoidal screw with a 30-degree thread angle, which works to convert rotary motion into linear motion, boasts attractive features such as quiet operation, affordability, precision and a reduction in regular maintenance compared to the alternatives.

How to Avoid Making the 5 Most Common Motion Control Mistakes by Christopher Nook
Date: May 21 2013

How to Avoid Making the 5 Most Common Motion Control Mistakes

Given the range of motion control devices, systems, and assemblies that are available on the market—plus advances in the development of innovative MCSs and the greater demands for today’s precision guidance and positioning applications.

Questions & Answers about Lead Screws in Mechanical Design by Christopher Nook
Date: Apr 19 2013

Questions & Answers about Lead Screws in Mechanical Design

Lead screws have increasingly become the linear motion control solution of choice for mechanical design. The use of lead screws for providing actuation in machine designs and other types of mechanical design is growing because of advances in lead screw design, screw and nut materials, and manufacturing technologies.