Acme Threaded Rods from Helix Linear Technologies by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 30 2021

Acme Threaded Rods from Helix Linear Technologies

Our Acme threaded rods start in long lengths that can be shipped to you as-is or cut and machined to your specifications.

by Dave Arguin
Date: Jun 18 2021

Acme Screws and Looney Tunes Cartoons: Bridging the Gap Between Perception and Precision

When people hear the word Acme, many conjure up the image of the Acme brand products used by Wile E. Coyote. While Acme products may have had a generic connotation and produced substandard results as demonstrated in the Coyote's experience, Acme, as we know it today, is the exact opposite.

Acme Screw Glossary and Technical Data by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 12 2019

Acme Screw Glossary and Technical Data

ACME THREAD FORM TERMS The Acme thread form, established over 100 years ago, replaced square thread screws, which had straight-sided flanks and were difficult to manufacture.

Why Are Acme Screws So Efficient? by Christopher Nook
Date: Nov 03 2017

Why Are Acme Screws So Efficient?

Acme lead screws are a desirable piece of machinery. What makes them so great? Some of the reasons are: no braking system required, anti-backlash, low maintenance, and cost effectiveness.

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.

A Brief Overview of Acme Lead Screw Lubricants by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 13 2017

A Brief Overview of Acme Lead Screw Lubricants

Acme lead screws are increasingly the preferred solution for linear actuation. Lubrication for acme screws is just as important. Lubricant types fall into two categories: liquid and non-liquid. Liquid lubricants are petroleum-based mineral oils with 90% or higher base oil. Non-liquid lubricants – or, dry lubricants – are used when an oil-based lubricant is ineffective.

FAQ Friday: Top 15 Acme Screw and Lead Screw Questions Answered Here by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 11 2017

FAQ Friday: Top 15 Acme Screw and Lead Screw Questions Answered Here

Acme lead screws convert rotary motion into linear motion by turning either the screw or the nut. Lead screws and nuts are highly customizable. Helix Linear offers a custom shop where engineers and manufacturers can use the largest collection of options available to build the best lead screw to fit their needs.

Acme Screws Come in a Variety of Flavors by Christopher Nook
Date: Nov 19 2014

Acme Screws Come in a Variety of Flavors

There are a lot of reasons why acme screws are the preferred choice when it comes to linear motion applications. The popular trapezoidal screw with a 30-degree thread angle, which works to convert rotary motion into linear motion, boasts attractive features such as quiet operation, affordability, precision and a reduction in regular maintenance compared to the alternatives.

Important Acme Lead Screw Selection Considerations by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 27 2014

Important Acme Lead Screw Selection Considerations

Acme lead screws, which convert rotary into linear motion, are quickly becoming the preferred choice for design engineers among numerous motion control applications for a multitude of reasons.

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.