A Brief Overview of Acme Lead Screw Lubricants by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 13 2017

A Brief Overview of Acme Lead Screw Lubricants

Acme lead screws are increasingly the preferred solution for linear actuation. Lubrication for acme screws is just as important. Lubricant types fall into two categories: liquid and non-liquid. Liquid lubricants are petroleum-based mineral oils with 90% or higher base oil. Non-liquid lubricants – or, dry lubricants – are used when an oil-based lubricant is ineffective.

Your Lead Screw Coating Matters — Here’s Why by Christopher Nook
Date: Apr 12 2017

Your Lead Screw Coating Matters — Here’s Why

Coatings are made up of resin, additives, and a liquefying agent that’s either “water-based” or “solvent-based”. Water-based coatings and solvent-based coatings have distinct purposes that depend on your needs. One coating may work better under mild weather conditions.

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.

Top 5 Benefits of PTFE Coating Your Acme Lead Screw by Christopher Nook
Date: Nov 25 2014

Top 5 Benefits of PTFE Coating Your Acme Lead Screw

If you’re an engineer, you already know about how important lubrication is to the long-term performance and reliability of lead screw assemblies. Lubrication repels water, provides corrosion resistance, and lowers the coefficient of friction.

The Importance of Proper Lubrication for Acme Screws by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 11 2013

The Importance of Proper Lubrication for Acme Screws

The coefficient of friction, wear life and resulting torque to drive acme screws and acme screw assemblies are highly controlled by the ability of the engineered plastic to supply sufficient lubrication to the nut and screw interface.

3 Benefits of PTFE Coatings on Lead Screws by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 28 2013

3 Benefits of PTFE Coatings on Lead Screws

There are so many benefits of using PTFE coated screws to improve and enhance your products and applications. Before we get into some benefits of choosing PTFE coated screws, here's some more information on the product itself: