What is a Stepper Motor? by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 04 2019

What is a Stepper Motor?

A stepper motor is one of the most common motors used in motion control applications, primarily positioning applications.

FAQ Friday: The Top 11 Linear Actuator Questions Answered Here by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 08 2017

FAQ Friday: The Top 11 Linear Actuator Questions Answered Here

Linear actuators have a variety of applications depending on the industry. Helix Linear's actuators can be used for any application requiring linear motion. Our actuators are pre-engineered, assembled, tested and ready to use making it the best economical and time sensitive approach to low cost automation. While we’re sure you’re thinking, “That’s great!” And it is, we’re sure there are many more questions to answer so keep scrolling below to find your answers.

Acme Screws Drive Linear Motion Innovation by Christopher Nook
Date: Jul 30 2014

Acme Screws Drive Linear Motion Innovation

Acme lead screw assemblies are used to convert rotary motion into linear motion by turning the screw or the nut. One of the most popular types of lead screws uses the Acme thread form which typically has an included thread angle of 29°.

Top 5 Benefits of Using an Electric Linear Actuator by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 25 2014

Top 5 Benefits of Using an Electric Linear Actuator

When it comes to actuators for motion control applications, there are several types to choose from. These include pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, or electro-mechanical.

The Four Most Common Uses of Electric Linear Actuators by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 21 2013

The Four Most Common Uses of Electric Linear Actuators

The reason electric linear actuators are a preferred choice for converting rotary motion into linear motion is that they have many advantages.

5 Steps to Designing Linear Actuators for Medical Devices by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 01 2013

5 Steps to Designing Linear Actuators for Medical Devices

Although the term “linear actuator” can be defined broadly as any mechanical device that converts energy into controlled, straight-line motion, the definition narrows in the context of devices used for medical treatment and biomedical/chemical research.

Three Cool Projects for a Small Linear Actuator by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 04 2013

Three Cool Projects for a Small Linear Actuator

In short, a linear actuator is a device that creates linear (straight) motion. From highly complex applications to the simplest button pressing application, small linear actuators are used everywhere!

Are Lead Screws for you? by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 06 2013

Are Lead Screws for you?

Lead screws are a lower cost linear motion solution than any other mechanical, pneumatic or hydraulic product. Precision lead and acme screws are manufactured from special high carbon alloy steels and anti-corrosive stainless steels that lend themselves to precision thread-rolling processes and to the demanding applications where engineers apply them.