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Lead Screw Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial lead screw manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source lead screw manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These lead screw companies can design, engineer and manufacture lead screws to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these lead screw manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of fast lead captive screws, twin lead screw, non lubricated lead screws.

  • Pittsburg, CA

    Patented DualVee® guide wheels are well-known for their outstanding ability to perform in a variety of environments because the ball bearings are completely enclosed and protected from contaminants. DualVee uses a constant ball bearing raceway path resulting in smooth motion and reduced noise levels. Bishop-Wisecarver offers easy to use, easy to install guide wheel components and assemblies.

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  • Sterling Heights, MI

    Thread-Craft lead screw assemblies are modified acme thread forms optimized for performance and available in a broad range of lead screw diameters, leads, and nut styles, custom designed for your application. Our lead screws are self-adjusting, maintenance-free and require no lubrication providing maximum accuracy, repeatability, smooth, quiet operation, low cost and are the best high performance choice!

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  • Kettering, OH

    At Joyce/Dayton, we offer ball screw and ball nut assemblies in a variety of screw leads and in diameters ranging from .631" to 4.000". Our ball nuts and steel flanges are available for each screw size and lead. Industries who have benefitted from our products include aerospace, gas & oil, steel, and medical. We offer highly-efficient products and unsurpassed customer service. Contact a Joyce/Dayton rep today to learn more!

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  • Rockford, IL

    When creating our lead screws we utilize a number of processes including thread rolling, thread milling, and thread grinding. Our standard products come in a full range of sizes. We have a long history of manufacturing these lead screws and we are confident we can supply you with the very best. Please give us a call today to learn more!

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  • Traverse City, MI

    Dynatect has more than 30 years of experience designing, manufacturing, and repairing motion control solutions. Dynatect can repair non-LSI ball screws, as well as acme and lead screws. All work is conducted in a modern ISO 9001:2008 certified facility, with experienced technicians, onsite engineering, and inspection/test equipment. Our ball screws are custom-engineered for both OEM and replacement applications, so you can count on us to deliver a solution that works perfectly for you.

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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

Micro Series lead screws now available from Haydon Kerk Express web store

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has added Kerk® Micro Series lead screws to the Haydon Kerk Express web store with three different leads available for 24-hour shipment. Standard and prototype-style nuts also are available. Haydon Kerk has applied its extensive knowledge and experience in precision thread rolling to a new range of micro-sized lead screws. Its lead screws and nuts can be modified to suit an application’s dimensional needs. Prototype kits allow engineers to have parts in hand within 24 hours after placing an order. Haydon Kerk can manufacture... Read More

Micro Series Lead Screws from Haydon Kerk Solutions

Dec 18, 2014 - Hollis, NH - Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions proudly introduces their Kerk® Micro Series Lead Screw Assemblies. Haydon Kerk, recognized as a worldwide leader in linear motion, has applied their experience and knowledge of precision thread rolling to a new range of micro-sized lead screws. Standard configurations include 2mm diameter screws with leads ranging from 0.3mm to 2mm per revolution and a variety of nut configurations of self-lubricating acetal and Kerkite(R) High Performance Composite Polymers, including nylon, PPS and PEEK materials. This state-of-the-art product line is an... Read More

businessIndustry Information

Lead Screws

Lead screws are tools used to convert rotational motion into linear motion. Lead screws consist of a threaded shaft and nut. As the nut moves up and down the shaft, force is exerted linearly on one side of the nut, depending on the direction of the nut’s movement.

Lead screws are used in many varieties of equipment to generate controlled, precise lateral movement. They can be used to move large plates in crushing applications, and they can be used for delicate equipment movement. Lead screws are often used to move tables or other parts of a machine. Lead screws can also offer precision and accuracy for graphic imaging equipment, including color scanners, recorders and printers. They also provide solutions in other applications, such as in wire bonders, disk drive testers and linear slide systems. Unlike ball screws, which make use of rollers to reduce friction and increase efficiency, lead screws involve direct contact between the screw and the nut. Innovations in screw thread design have mitigated the disadvantages that presented themselves because of this inefficiency. Acme screws, for example, are among the most popular lead screw varieties. The special trapezoidal shape of their threads increases their operating lifespan and efficiency. Their design allows them to prevent unwanted backdriving, which is the reverse motion of a nut. Unintended backdriving can be catastrophic, especially in contexts that involve load bearing. Acme screws eliminate this risk because of their thread shape and angle.

The high amount of friction caused by direct contact between the threads and the nut is the main disadvantage of using lead screws compared to other screw varieties in creating linear motion. The higher force requirement to overcome the friction causes a great reduction in working efficiency. However, screw designs like acme screws are comparatively efficient. Lead screws are available in a variety of configurations. Nut materials, lead and thread forms, lubrication types, speed, length and strength are all customizable. Such customizations depend on the screw’s intended application; static, dynamic, tension, thrust, compression and all other kinds of loads each require screws designed specifically for their accommodation. Due to the variable conditions of cleanliness, friction and lubrication, the exact operating lifespan of a lead screw cannot always be accurately predicted. However, proper maintenance practices like frequent lubrication, cleaning and general inspections can extend a lead screw’s lifespan substantially.

Lead Screws
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Lead Screws – Universal Thread Grinding Company
Lead Screws – Universal Thread Grinding Company