As an ISO 9001 and AS9100 registered certified company; Nook Industries has been in the linear motion business since 1969. Nook Industries is a world leader in the production of precision actuation, providing a continued commitment to leading edge manufacturing and cost-effective products for the most advanced applications within the steel industry.

A variety of Nook products are used within the steel industry including linear bearings, Acme Screws, and modular linear actuators. With the ability to handle heavy industrial loads at high speeds, Nook's line of motion control products enhances the product outcome of any application.

Steel applications integrating Nook technology include:

  • Laser cutting
  • Fabrication
  • Metal form
  • Hardening, melting and forging equipment
  • Stamping

Nook solutions allow worldwide steel customers the ability to achieve maximum productivity and product quality in even the toughest industrial settings.



A steel tube manufacturer is developing a new OD polisher that will increase production by 22%. Because of the increased production time, the set-up crew is unable to set the feed table manually and is looking to automate the feed table height using screw jack actuators. The feed table length is 24 feet and weighs 5,600 lbs with the largest diameter steel pipe. The table height will need to change approximately once every 15 minutes, but no more than 10 times a day. Maximum height change is 9 inches. The travel rate is .4 inches per second.


  • Single motor and drive, with the possibility to remove the motor and drive by hand
  • The load will be in compression
  • Total travel 14 inches
  • Travel rate is 25 inches in 1 second


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