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

All lead screws need clearance between the screw and the nut to operate. Backlash is the relative axial movement between the nut and the screw without rotation of either one. Backlash can increase with wear and can be detrimental to your application. If your lead screw system has no way to compensate for backlash, you will experience inaccurate positioning.

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.

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.

Lead Screw Accuracy for Liquid Dispensing and Fluid Management Applications by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 07 2021

Lead Screw Accuracy for Liquid Dispensing and Fluid Management Applications

Helix Linear Technologies designs lead screws, custom machined and molded nuts and linear actuators to suit specific application loads, life, accuracy, and other performance requirements for use in medical fluid management.

In-House Die Rolling Takes Your Lead Screw Project from Concept to Production Faster by Christopher Nook
Date: Dec 18 2020

In-House Die Rolling Takes Your Lead Screw Project from Concept to Production Faster

At Helix Linear Technologies, all of our thread-rolling dies are made right here in our facility in Beachwood, Ohio.

Helix Linear Technologies Launches Stepper Motor Linear Motion Engineering Calculators by Christopher Nook
Date: Dec 07 2020

Helix Linear Technologies Launches Stepper Motor Linear Motion Engineering Calculators

Simply put, we love mechanical engineers. We welcome your questions, ideas, and unique projects. Whether you want to work independently on your linear motion project, or get the advice of our industry leading in-house engineers, Helix Linear Technologies is here to help.

Helix CAD Configurators by Christopher Nook
Date: Dec 07 2020

Helix CAD Configurators

Simply put, we love mechanical engineers. We welcome your questions, ideas, and unique projects. Whether you want to work independently on your linear motion project, or get the advice of our industry leading in-house engineers, Helix Linear Technologies is here to help.

New Opportunities Emerge with Lead Screw Innovation by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 29 2020

New Opportunities Emerge with Lead Screw Innovation

Today, high precision lead and acme screws offer the latest technology for motion control with many opportunities, such as;

Does Your Lead Screw Need End Machining? by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 29 2019

Does Your Lead Screw Need End Machining?

Linear motion applications utilizing a ball screw or an acme screw require high tolerance screw end machining matched with precision bearing mounts. Helix Linear Technologies has designed a family of standard machined ends applicable to a variety of bearing arrangements.