In complex assemblies, even miniscule movements can have an incredible impact on performance. This movement, called backlash, can be addressed in an assembly by using ball screws or ACME screws manufactured through the proper process. While screw type is often determined on a case-by-case basis, several broad factors should be considered when making that decision.
If a ball screw is malfunctioning, it can be frustrating. But is ball screw repair the right course of action, or should the ball screw be replaced?
Manufacturers rely on a ball screw grading scale to determine which type of screw is right for their usage.
If you need an acme screw thread, choosing between thread rolling and thread grinding can be difficult. Learn about the differences to make your decision easier.
The PST Group worked with Lee Air, Inc. to engineer, develop and manufacture a ballscrew and nut assembly for their high speed flight surface control actuator. This project leveraged our experience and expertise with the aerospace industry. Read more about the process in this case study.