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Lead screw

Axial clearance

Zoe Moser | 5. November 2020

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.

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Thread direction

Zoe Moser | 9. October 2020

What is the difference between left-hand and right-hand threads? How can I recognise the thread direction even without a test? The thread rotation direction right or left can be easily determined with a visual inspection. If you look at the lead screw from the front, you can best see the difference between left-hand and right-hand threads.

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Lead screw technology product range

Zoe Moser | 2. October 2020

What does the dryspin product range offer? Which lead screw nuts and lead screws are available? And what are the specifications of these lead screw drives? Let us now take a closer look at the dryspin lead screw technology product range. It offers a wide range of different lead screw nuts and lead screw models in various dimensions.

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dryspin lead screw technology

Zoe Moser | 25. September 2020

The dryspin lead screw technology was developed and patented in 2016 by the drylin lead screw technology development team. Particular emphasis was placed on increasing service life and improving efficiency. The dryspin product portfolio includes high-helix lead screws made of stainless steel or aluminium and the matching lead screw nuts made of igus high-performance polymers.

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Multi-start thread

Zoe Moser | 18. September 2020

In this post we will go into more detail about the threadability or number of threads. What do the two terms actually stand for and what is their significance for my application? Single-start lead screws, as the name suggests, consist of only one single thread pitch (single start). In other words, by pitch …

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