Lead Screws and Nuts

Content relating to drylin® self-lubricating lead screws and nuts

  • How to Make a Linear Actuator Move Faster

    How to Make a Linear Actuator Move Faster

    For screw-driven linear actuators, change the lead screw’s pitch to increase speed. For example, instead of using a standard 10×2 pitch, increase it to 10×5, 10×10 or even 10×50.

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  • How can I recognize the thread direction of my lead screw?

    How can I recognize the thread direction of my lead screw?

    The thread cutting direction right or left can be easily determined with a visual inspection. In this blog post, learn how you can tell difference.

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  • Belt-Driven Actuators vs. Lead Screw Systems

    Belt-Driven Actuators vs. Lead Screw Systems

    Pre-assembled linear slide tables from igus® are designed to save engineering time and resources. They are also flexible enough to meet the demands of a wide range of applications. The two most common

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  • Ball Screw vs. Lead Screw: How To Choose The Right One

    Ball Screw vs. Lead Screw: How To Choose The Right One

    In this post, Matt Mowry, drylin Product Manager, discusses the difference between ball screws and lead screws and when to use each for your application.

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  • How to Make a Lead Screw

    How to Make a Lead Screw

    Read about how lead screws are made, and the differences between the two manufacturing processes used: thread rolling and thread whirling.

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  • What You Should Know About Lubricating Plastic Threads

    What You Should Know About Lubricating Plastic Threads

    In this post, read about lubricating plastic threads, even with self-lubricating properties & why self-lubricating plastic nuts are still superior to metal.

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  • Overview - drylin® Lead Screws1:45

    Overview - drylin® Lead Screws

    Request your free dryspin® sample here: https://www.igus.com/info/dryspin-card-sample Or visit our dryspin® webpage to try out our lead screw configurator: https://www.igus.com/info/lead-screw-systems

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  • drylin® - dryspin® Lead Screws - Tech Up Cost Down1:22

    drylin® - dryspin® Lead Screws - Tech Up Cost Down

    Learn more about dryspin® lead screws and nuts here: https://www.igus.com/info/lead-screw-systems Or schedule a virtual visit with Nick Isabella here: https://www.igus.com/info/virtual-visit Join dry

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  • 4 Considerations When Choosing a Lead Screw

    4 Considerations When Choosing a Lead Screw

    Discover the four main data points every engineer should consider when looking to properly utilize lead screws and polymer nuts in their applications.

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  • 4 considerations when choosing a lead screw3:35

    4 considerations when choosing a lead screw

    Learn more about dryspin® here: https://www.igus.com/info/lead-screw-systems Or try out our lead screw product finder and lead screw configurator tools here to calculate service life, quickly build l

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  • dryspin® automotive brochure

    dryspin® automotive brochure

    Read our free brochure that details the various application examples, advantages, design, tests and FAQ's of our dryspin® lead screw technology for the automotive industry.

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  • dryspin® - What makes an igus® lead screw efficient2:00

    dryspin® - What makes an igus® lead screw efficient

    Learn more about dryspin® here: https://www.igus.com/info/lead-screw-systems Contact igus® here with any questions: https://www.igus.com/info/drylin-contact What makes a dryspin® high helix lead sc

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  • Dryspin Sleeve0:52

    Dryspin Sleeve

    Learn more about dryspin: http://www.igus.com/wpck/18139/dryspinCard

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  • drylin® dryspin - j200 lead screw nut material1:49

    drylin® dryspin - j200 lead screw nut material

    Learn more about dryspin® lead screws and nuts here: https://www.igus.com/info/lead-screw-systems Or contact an igus® expert here with any questions: https://www.igus.com/info/drylin-contact Join dr

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  • drylin® dryspin - e7 lead screw nut material1:56

    drylin® dryspin - e7 lead screw nut material

    Learn more about dryspin® here: https://www.igus.com/info/lead-screw-systems Contact Nick Isabella here: https://www.igus.com/info/drylin-contact iglide® e7 is a special plastic lead screw nut mate

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  • dryspin® lead screw technology0:43

    dryspin® lead screw technology

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  • The ACME Lead Screw System

    The ACME Lead Screw System

    One of the most common lead screw geometries in North American manufacturing is the ACME lead screw system. The system has a

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  • How to assemble a zero or anti-backlash nut2:32

    How to assemble a zero or anti-backlash nut

    In this video igus® drylin® product Specialist, Nick Isabella, demonstrates how to install a zero backlash nut on a lead screw. Zero backlash or anti-backlash assemblies employ two nuts, which are for

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  • What Is Axial Play and How Can You Reduce It?

    What Is Axial Play and How Can You Reduce It?

    In this post, read about the lost movement, or backlash, that can occur with threaded nuts made from plastic and how you can reduce the backlash.

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  • Introduction to igus DryLin SD Lead Screws at PACK EXPO1:41

    Introduction to igus DryLin SD Lead Screws at PACK EXPO

    Matt Mowry from igus® explains the DryLin SD self-lubricating plastic lead screw nuts. This includes ACME, trapezoidal, and dryspin

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