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Acme Screw Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of acme screw manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source acme screw manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate acme screw companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture acme screws for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading acme screw manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for extra fine acme screws, precision acme lead screws, or acme thread metric screws

  • Fairfield, CT

    Our goal is to offer superior service and outstanding quality in everything we do. If you need ACME screws, screw nuts, or any other product for linear displacement applications, we can help! We have over 50 years in the business, and we are accurate up to 10 micro inches per turn and 25 micro inches per inch. You won’t find better screw products anywhere else! Contact us for more info!

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  • Barrington, IL

    Arlington Fastener LogoFor nearly forty years, Arlington Fastener Company's commitment to quality, dependability and service has been our creed. Our pledge is to supply the best quality fasteners at competitive prices and deliver what we promise. Contact us for quality Machine Screws, SEMS, Sheet Metal Screws, Thread Cutting Screws, Bolts and Cap Screws, Nuts, and Washers.

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  • Southfield, MI

    We offer superior quality, service, and an understanding of the screw-making process from multiple levels. We can manufacture ACME screws from nearly any possible material, and we even offer thread grinding services on existing products as well as manufacture completely new screws. Contact us today with your questions to learn more about how we can benefit you!

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  • Mooresville, NC

    MMB Bearings has been supplying precision and linear bearings for over 25 years. We offer a complete line of bearings including precision miniature bearings, roller bearings and ball bearings. We specialize in quality bearings for every possible application! Our product line also features Ball Bearing Cones, Ball Screws, Ball Bearing Sheaves and Ball Bearing Slides.

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  • Rockford, IL

    We offer the largest inventory of rolled acme screws in the industry. We offer cost effective products that will be delivered in a timely manner. Here at Rockford Ball Screw we are here to serve you and we have made it our mission to continuously manufacture the latest products in our field. If you would like to learn more information then please give us a call today!

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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

Ball Screws: The Method of Choice in Linear Actuation Applications

by Jenny Knodell, IQS Editor When I think of a screw, the first thing that comes to mind, of course, is a threaded fastener that holds two objects together. Those simple little things sure do come in handy. In fact, I used a couple yesterday to re-attach my closet organizer to the wall after it had collapsed under the weight of all my clothes. Standard screws are composed of a threaded shaft (the main component, with the spiral grooves running horizontally) and a nut, the small piece with internal threading... Read More

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Acme Screws

Acme screws are a type of threaded rod characterized mainly by trapezoidal thread shape. Compared to other thread shapes like squares, trapezoids allow for long term, high performance use with minimal thread degradation.

Acme threads are easier to manufacture than square-threaded screws. Trapezoid-shaped threads can bear heavy loads, which makes acme screws a popular choice in lead screw systems. Lead screws are tools used to convert rotational motion into linear motion. When a specially designed nut is paired with an acme screw, as it moves up and down the screw, force is exerted linearly on one side of the nut, depending on its direction of motion. Lead screws are used in all kinds of machines to generate precisely controlled lateral parts movement. They can be used for delicate equipment movement or they can be used to move large plates in crushing applications. Acme screws are self-locking, which means that they prevent unwanted backdriving. Backdriving is the unintended reverse motion of a nut. There are many applications in which backdriving could be catastrophic, particularly those that involve load bearing. Acme screws eliminate this risk because of their thread shape and angle. Acme screws are useful in applications including load carrying, linear actuating and quick threading. They are also valuable components in valve stems, clamps, table lifts, jacks, screw press drives, machinery slide drives and other kinds of machinery.

The main disadvantage of using acme screws compared to other screw varieties (like ball screws) in creating linear motion is the high amount of friction between the threads and the nut. This greatly reduces efficiency, requiring a higher force input to overcome the resistance caused by friction. However, acme screws, among screw designs that involve direct thread-nut contact, are comparatively efficient, and that efficiency can be increased when split nuts are employed. The use of split nuts also compensates for wear, extending the operating life of the screw. Acme screws are available in a selection of nut materials, lubrication types, lead and thread forms, speed, length, and strength. For example, the type of load an acme screw uses could be static, dynamic or a compression load. The specifications chosen for a particular acme screw depend on the requirements of the application. Due to variable effects of friction, lubrication and cleanliness, the lifespan of acme screws cannot be predicted pre-purchase, but proper lubrication, consistent maintenance, and operation within specified limits all aid in maximizing performance of acme screws.
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