Lead Screws Drive Missile Fin Actuation Systems by Christopher Nook
Date: Apr 26 2013

Lead Screws Drive Missile Fin Actuation Systems

Lead and acme screws are used for a variety of linear motion control applications, ranging from syringe pumps to pan-and-tilt systems for security cameras. However, one of the more interesting applications of these screws involves their use for driving the fin actuation that guides a missile to its target.