Precision Torque Splines - Highly Customizable for Multiple Industry Applications by Christopher Nook
Date: Apr 22 2021

Precision Torque Splines - Highly Customizable for Multiple Industry Applications

Torque splines are highly customizable multi-functional linear motion assemblies that are used to provide two axes of motion. Teeth on a drive shaft match with corresponding grooves on a mating piece that transfer torque while maintaining angular correspondence.

by Dave Arguin
Date: Apr 15 2021

Lead Screws vs. Ball Screws: Which Will Work Best for Your Application?

Reviewing the characteristics of lead screws vs. ball screws can help you select the right screw-driven system for your linear motion application.

Stepper Motor Linear Actuators: 2.1V – 12v Actuator Options by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 16 2021

Stepper Motor Linear Actuators: 2.1V – 12v Actuator Options

Linear actuators are mechanical devices used to generate motion in a straight line. Linear actuators can be lead screw driven and are used in a wide variety of industries and applications to convert rotary motion to linear motion.

Electric Cylinders - What They Are, and Why You Should Be Using Them by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 05 2021

Electric Cylinders - What They Are, and Why You Should Be Using Them

Electric Cylinders (or electro-mechanical cylinders) are captive linear actuators designed as a modular system. Due to lower maintenance costs, enhanced motion control, and a long list of additional benefits, electric cylinders are rapidly replacing pneumatic cylinders in multiple industries.

Selection of Anti-Backlash Nuts in Linear Motion Systems by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 23 2021

Selection of Anti-Backlash Nuts in Linear Motion Systems

There are many styles of anti-backlash nuts. Selecting the right nut style for your project depends on various factors, including; payload, accuracy, repeatability requirements, budget, space constraints, and available torque.

XY and XYZ Linear Stages for Multi-Directional Motion by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 11 2021

XY and XYZ Linear Stages for Multi-Directional Motion

Linear motion positioning applications can often be addressed with a single-axis linear stage consisting of a moving rail, a fixed base, a carrier plate, and a linear actuator. However, a sizable number of applications require linear motion on multiple axes.

Miniature Lead Screws and Custom Nuts by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 28 2021

Miniature Lead Screws and Custom Nuts

Helix Linear Technologies produces a full line of precision miniature lead screws for applications that demand micron-level positioning in incredibly small envelopes. These miniature designs enable our clients to build highly repeatable actuation systems.

Delta Line SA and Helix Linear Technologies Announce Global Partnership by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 25 2021

Delta Line SA and Helix Linear Technologies Announce Global Partnership

Delta Line SA and Helix Linear Technologies are pleased to announce the development of a global strategic partnership, combining Delta Line's motion solution products and services with Helix Linear's engineering and advanced manufacturing capabilities in linear motion systems.

To Coat or Not to Coat (Your Lead Screw)- H10X PTFE ™ Coating from Helix Linear Technologies by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 20 2021

To Coat or Not to Coat (Your Lead Screw)- H10X PTFE ™ Coating from Helix Linear Technologies

Helix PTFE H10X Lead Screw Coating is a fluoropolymer-based coating combined with specially formulated resins to provide a tough, durable film for dry lubrication.

Aluminum Lead Screws for Lightweight and Non-Magnetic Applications by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 08 2021

Aluminum Lead Screws for Lightweight and Non-Magnetic Applications

Aluminum lead screws are an ideal solution in the medical, aerospace and transportation industry in lightweight or non-magnetic applications.