Lead Screw End Mounts by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 23 2014

Lead Screw End Mounts

We've had a few questions this week regarding mounting options for Helix lead screw assemblies so we thought we would take a few moments and do a little write up about it.

A Small Linear Actuator Can Accomplish Big Things by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 16 2014

A Small Linear Actuator Can Accomplish Big Things

Take a small linear actuator, for instance. Simply put, it is a device that creates a linear or straight motion. Its compact size allows it to fit into tight compartments, better enabling complex applications such as stage lighting systems, robotic control and AC dampers in HVAC systems to perform linear motion tasks.

Five Awesome Lead Screw Designs by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 09 2014

Five Awesome Lead Screw Designs

One of the great aspects of using a lead screw to automate an axis of your machine is that the design options are endless. Engineers can do virtually anything with the nut design as long as it incorporates the mating thread of the screw.

Helix is Leading the Pack When it Comes to Lead Screws by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 19 2014

Helix is Leading the Pack When it Comes to Lead Screws

Sometimes big things come in small packages. This is especially true in mechanical design where even the smallest, seemingly simple components, such as lead screws can have a huge impact on the final product.

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.

Engineering Characteristics of a Precision Acme Screw by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 06 2014

Engineering Characteristics of a Precision Acme Screw

Do you have a mechanical design project in the works? If yes, you'll likely need to consider a linear motion control solution. While various lead screws are available for use in mechanical design, Acme screws have characteristics that separate them from competing hardware, like roller screws and ball screws. The engineering advantages of precision acme lead screws may be just what you need to add value to your design.

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°.

How Rail Car Doors and Lead Screws Keep Commuters Safe by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 17 2014

How Rail Car Doors and Lead Screws Keep Commuters Safe

Rail car door systems are historically one of the most complex, inconsistently performing, and potentially unsafe components in rail transit systems worldwide. Yet safety is of utmost importance when human lives are at stake in accidents that may result in injury and/or death.

How to Select the Right Lead Screw for Your Linear Motion Application by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 04 2014

How to Select the Right Lead Screw for Your Linear Motion Application

Linear motion by its very definition is motion along a line or linear path. Linear motion solutions take advantage of this movement to accomplish many tasks. However, selecting the right screw is not always easy albeit it necessary to get the job done effectively and efficiently.

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.