Lead screw technology
It is no secret that igus® is an advocate of non-lubrication of bearings. Simply put, lubrication is not required for igus® products. But that doesn’t stop customers from asking the recurring question: “Can I use WD-40 or another lubricant to grease my bearing?”
Our lead screw support blocks are available in thread sizes of 6 mm. Choice of mounting: plain bearings or, with higher dynamics, ball bearings (BB). All lead screw support blocks, like the matching lead screw clamp rings, are supplied in hard anodised aluminium.
How exactly is axial clearance defined? What must we watch out for? And what possibilities does igus offer for reducing axial clearance? The axial clearance is used to describe the lost motion, i.e. the “dead travel” on the lead screw, or in other words the gap between the lead screw and the lead screw nut.
The most important terms and designations concerning lead screws. How do I actually recognise the core diameter? And what exactly is the pitch diameter? We have summarised the basic terms and designations on the subject of lead screws simply and clearly