Get Moving with a Precision Linear Actuator by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 08 2019

Get Moving with a Precision Linear Actuator

Stepper motor driven screw linear actuators have been used for a while in a variety of applications. Integrated motor screw units used to only be available in high volume runs or too costly to consider. Building your own with expensive couplings and support bearings, mounting and aligning the assembly – add up to overwhelming costs.

4 Things to Know About Buying a Lead Screw by Christopher Nook
Date: May 07 2019

4 Things to Know About Buying a Lead Screw

Lead screws are an excellent linear motion product that converts rotary motion to linear motion very economically and until recently offered only moderate accuracy and repeatability.

10 Reasons Why the Helix H10X™ Coating Is Better by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 18 2017

10 Reasons Why the Helix H10X™ Coating Is Better

Our Helix H10X™ coating is now available. We have debuted a new PTFE coating in order to ensure an even longer life of your lead screw. Below are the top 10 reasons why our H10X™ coating is an improvement:

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.

Acme Lead Screws Pave the Way for Affordable Design by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 22 2014

Acme Lead Screws Pave the Way for Affordable Design

Acme lead screws convert rotary motion into linear motion by turning either the screw or the nut. There are a number of reasons why acme lead screws are quickly becoming the norm for design engineers in linear motion applications involving everything from medical products to electronics.

How to Improve Acme Screw Efficiency by Christopher Nook
Date: Apr 09 2013

How to Improve Acme Screw Efficiency

A staple for controlling linear motion for more than a century, the acme screw (a lead screw with a trapezoidal thread form angle of 29º) continues to be the best option for driving many of today’s motion control applications where efficiency is critical.

The Helix Acme Lead Screw Advantage by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 15 2013

The Helix Acme Lead Screw Advantage

Acme screws provide distinct advantages for many of today’s linear motion applications, such as the motion control systems incorporated in many lead screw medical devices.

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: