Custom Made Acme Nut Criteria by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 15 2017

Custom Made Acme Nut Criteria

After you have selected the right lead screw for your application, it becomes a matter of choosing the best nut to meet the demands of your particular application.

This Is Why You Should Invest In Plastic Screws by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 30 2017

This Is Why You Should Invest In Plastic Screws

One of the benefits of lead screw assemblies is how easily they can be customized. Engineers have the option of working with a variety of materials from stainless steel, alloy steel, aluminum, titanium, and bronze. The manufacturing methods range from rolled, ground, machined...and molded?

Linear Actuator Systems Benefit Automatic Hospital Bed Design by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 11 2014

Linear Actuator Systems Benefit Automatic Hospital Bed Design

There are more hospital beds than nurses and doctors in any given hospital. As the gap continues to grow, so does the need for more efficient, automated hospital beds to help save time and resources.

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.

Maintaining Syringe Pump Precision at Lower Cost with Lead Screws by Christopher Nook
Date: May 02 2013

Maintaining Syringe Pump Precision at Lower Cost with Lead Screws

The use of syringe pumps for medical treatment and chemical/biomedical research has substantially increased in recent years. The most common application for these small infusion pumps is to gradually administer intravenous medications to patients, including pain-killing analgesics, nausea-suppressing anti-emetics, and other drugs.

Lead Screws: Small Size Doubles Duty in Medical Device Design by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 06 2013

Lead Screws: Small Size Doubles Duty in Medical Device Design

Helix has recently introduced its precision miniature lead screw designs for light load medical device design and applications that deliver fast speed and close tolerance positioning. Designed for compact applications that require the dual ability to be fast and precise - ideal for accurate positioning requiring a rapid approach and retraction.

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.