Lead Screw Technology

Self locking leadscrew system

Self locking leadscrew system-what is it???

Shery George | 5 January 2022

If you go into the problem of threads, you often encounter the word “self-locking”. But what does “self-locking” mean exactly in conjunction with lead screw technology? And what are the differences between high helix threads and trapezoidal threads? We have explained it briefly and simply. Self-locking means that lead screw nuts and lead screws cannot […]


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Polymer lead screw nuts and the influence of temperature

Vishaka Upreti | 8 June 2021

Lead screw drives are used in machines in a wide variety of industries. The demands on the lead screw drives therefore differ: high and low speeds and loads as well as wide temperature ranges or a continuous temperature of around 200°C. Even in these situations, lead screw nuts and lead screws have to work reliably. […]