Industry - Aerospace


Helix Linear Technologies has been in the linear motion business since 1969 as one of the most successful product lines for Nook Industries. Helix Linear Technologies is a world leader in the production of precision actuation, providing a continued commitment to leading-edge manufacturing and cost-effective products for the most advanced applications within the aerospace industry.

Companies within this industry primarily provide support services such as aircraft inspection, testing, assembly and maintenance platforms, as well as aircraft repair and overhaul. Our acme and lead screw assemblies are used in a wide range of aerospace specific applications.

Aerospace applications integrating Helix technology include:

  • Aircraft assembly platforms
  • Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) systems
  • Seat adjustment systems
  • Cockpit seat adjustments

The full line of Helix linear motion components and systems sets industry standards in customer satisfaction and product expertise with the ability to customize all linear motion solutions. Engineering solutions for challenging aerospace designs? Let Helix put it's wealth of experience in design and manufacturing to work for you.


Application Spotlight: Facilitating Commercial Aircraft Maintenance with Nook Ball Screws

Uni-Systems secured a contract from American Airlines to develop a sophisticated maintenance stand for conducting annual required maintenance on its Boeing 777 and 767 class aircraft. With Nook Ball Screws the system is designed to:

  • Supported major design revision
  • Provided long vertical travel under heavy loads
  • Accelerated docking and de-docking time
  • Increased safety

"Reliability was of prime importance on this project. If there is a problem in the hangar, we have to be able to de-dock the plane in less than 20 minutes. The four Nook ball screws that raise each of two sections of the bridge, a long horizontal tube that runs the length of each side of the plane, have to move this 400,000-pound structure very quickly to meet that requirement. The Nook components offered the best combination of efficiency and low-power requirements at the best price."

- Mike Becker, Lead Engineer Uni-Systems


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