Light-Duty Dynamo

Cleveland, OH - May 25, 2010


Leading linear motion control systems and turnkey components manufacturer Nook Industries (Cleveland, OH) has recently introduced its NIA ACME and Ball Screw Series Linear Actuators that offers compact size configuration and enhanced IP65 protection options against solid (dust, airborne particles, etc.) and liquid (rain, water spray, etc.) elements. This cost-efficient series is designed for light-duty indoor/outdoor applications such as agriculture/aggregate (dampers in rock quarries, packaging, etc.), amongst others.

NIA Series Design Configuration:

All of the NIA Series Linear Actuators are designed to deliver IP (International Protection) rating against levels of dust/water intrusion as a standard IP54 and optional enhanced IP65 protection class. Design elements contributing to these high IP ratings include; steel extension tube, powder metallurgy gears, and aluminum alloy housing.

The NIA Series offers a standard 110/115/230 VAC single phase split capacitive motor that delivers a 25% duty cycle. There is no need to purchase an external capacitor because it is supplied. Other standard performance characteristics for both ACME & Ball Screw versions include; dynamic load capacity of 1,500 lbs. and less, stroke lengths from 4"-to-24", working temp. of -26°C to +65°C, self-locking, and overload protection by clutch. Optional potentiometer feedback and adjustable limit switches are also available to extend added-value for unique applications on both versions.

Performance Range NIA-Acme NIA-Ball Screw
Gear Ratios 10:1, 20:1, 40:1 5:1, 10:1, 20:1, 30:1, 40:1
Maximum Speed 28mm/sec 56mm/sec
Maximum Load Capacity 3,500 N 7,000 N

Nook also offers its ND8 Ball Screw Series as a 12/24V DC Motor option that delivers the same key design variables with the addition of 65mm/sec maximum speed, stroke length of 100-600 mm, and no back driving. This series is ideal for mobile off-highway applications (lifts on the back of vehicles, wheel chairs, etc.).

Corporate Profile:

For over 40 years, Nook Industries, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of linear motion components and linear motion control systems. Manufacturing one of the most comprehensive selections of integrated linear motion systems in the world, Nook's progressive growth has been achieved through its commitment to quality, continuous improvement, defect prevention, and the use of statistical methods and consistent training to ensure the quality of its products.

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Nook Industries is an ISO 9001-2008 Registered company that provides controlled motion solutions in a wide range of industries including; transportation, medical/diagnostics, paper, chemical, food/beverage, solar/aerospace, entertainment and communications markets. Clients in these markets rely on the company's products for tooling, product design and engineering flexibility to provide modified standard products to meet their respective application requirements.

Whether the application requires an off-the-shelf linear motion component or an engineered solution tailored to fit your application - Nook provides comprehensive engineering, design and analysis in providing the highest quality linear motion manufacturing solutions on the market today.

For more detailed information, visit the Nook web site at: or call: 1-800-321-7800.

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Editorial Contact:

Agency Contact: Rachel Kerstetter 216.242.0415

Corporate Contact: Jeff Naymik 216.271.7900 x250