Acme Screws For Linear Motion and Power Transmission

Acme Screws

Acme screw threads are typically used for axial loads, and are a cheaper alternative for linear motion purposes than a ball screw or roller screw. Most acme threads are rolled, though they could also be ground. Acme screw threads have a 29 degree thread angle and are capable of handling greater thread capabilities with diameters from 1/4″ to 6″. They are typically used in power transmission and linear motion applications with slower rotational speeds and higher load requirements, such as machine tools such as jacks or linear actuators. While less efficient than ball screws, they work best in applications requiring multiple starts.

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