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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.

  • Fairfield, CT

    Universal lead screw assemblies meet accuracies of 10 microinches/turn and 25 microinches/in. – the best in the industry. Our standard lead screws offer accuracies of 50 microinches/turn, 100 microinches/inch. Patented nut design maximizes repeatability. Custom lead screw applications using our lead screws welcomed. Visit our website or call to discuss your specific requirements.

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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

    When we manufacture lead screws for our customers, we pay attention to details. We stock over 35 grinding machines, which means we can handle orders of any size. We will always do our best to exceed the expectations of our customers. We believe in always offering the very best, even if we have to work extra hard to do so! Visit us online to learn more!

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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

    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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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inspires Next Generation of Innovators as Silver Supplier of the FIRST Robotics Competition

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. has joined forces with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a not-for-profit organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology, as a Silver Supplier of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC ). The FIRST Robotics Competition Silver Supplier level designates a contribution between $10,000 and $50,000. Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc provided lead screws and anti-backlash nuts for the 2010 FRC Kit of Parts which was distributed to more than 1,800 teams of high-school... Read More

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