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Temperature lead screw nuts

Zoe Moser | 23. April 2021

Lead screw drives are used in many machines in a wide variety of industries. Thus, the demands placed on a lead screw drive also differ: from high and low loads to high and low speeds to large temperature spans or even permanent temperatures around 200°C. Of course, the screw drives used should also perform flawlessly here.

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Efficiency

Zoe Moser | 13. April 2021

In general, efficiency indicates how high the effectiveness of a device is when conversion losses are taken into account. The efficiency describes the relation between the delivered power (effective output) and the supplied power or loss and expenditure. In the calculation, the efficiency is abbreviated with a small eta (η). The result of the efficiency depends on what is considered a benefit or loss and what is considered an expenditure.

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Door guide without oil and grease: why?

Volker Beissel | 5. March 2021

After several years as an industry manager for machine tools, I had the opportunity to see countless milling, turning and grinding machines. Each manufacturer produces a very special machine in its own way. With a lot of heart and soul, they try to get the utmost out of it. Serving as the connection between the […]

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Exchange bearings from igus – save money and protect the environment

Ingo Urbach | 22. February 2021

Who wouldn’t want to improve their technology in the machine, save money and time and protect the environment at the same time? drylin® exchange bearings are the tool for designers and engineers to achieve exactly that. What are exchange bearings? drylin® exchange bearings are linear housings with exchangeable linear plain bearings. The components we produce […]

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Thread size 10×3

Zoe Moser | 4. February 2021

The thread is a profiled indentation that runs along a helical line wound around a cylinder. The type of lead screw is defined by the profile shape, the pitch, the number of threads and the direction of rotation. You will find more terms related to lead screws in another blog post. Basically, lead screw drives are machine elements that convert rotary movement into linear motion. In this blog post we look at one of the common thread sizes: the 10×3 thread size.

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