Nook Industries Introduces Precision Profile Rail Systems

Cleveland, OH - November 4, 2005

Interchangeable and High Quality Profile Rail Systems Offer Equal Load Rating in Four Directions

Nook Industries, a leading manufacturer of linear motion control systems and components introduces its broad selection of Precision Profile Rail Systems (See Image 1 in Figure 1 Below).

Nook Precision Profile Rail Systems runner blocks and rails are interchangeable with other manufacturers. Two runner block designs are available to provide stable and efficient linear motion guidance under variable speed and high load applications. The steel return tube ball recirculation design enables the runner block to be used for higher speed applications while the plastic end cap ball recirculation design is narrower in width than the return tube style. Eight different runner block designs are available to meet application requirements.

"Nook Industries will deliver high quality profile rail systems with quick shipment as a domestic supplier," says Jim Mangan, Nook Industries Director of the Precision Actuator Group. "We are committed to expanding Nook Industries linear motion product offering while reducing engineering and purchasing lead times to our customers."

Nook profile rails offer custom travel lengths up to 3,000mm with longer travel available through joined rail systems. Profile Rail widths range from 15 through 65mm in accuracy classes from C001 to C7. Runner block preload classes from T through T3 are available. Standard seals are equipped on each runner block; bellows, cap plugs and scrapers are available as options.

Engineers can use the robust and flexible interactive online Nook eCatalog to configure, view, and download 2D and 3D models of Nook products - including PowerAc™ Acme Screw Assemblies, PowerTrac™ Ball Screw Assemblies, ActionJac™ Worm Gear Screw Jacks, ActionJac™ Electric Cylinders, ActionJac™ ILA Cylinders, MiniLift™ Linear Actuators, MM Slide™ Systems, PowerTrax™ Linear Bearings, Pillow Blocks and Slide Systems, End Machining & EZZE-MOUNT™ End Bearing Supports - in all major CAD formats, including AutoCAD®, SolidWorks®, CATIA® and Pro/E®, at

Corporate Profile:

Nook Industries is a leading manufacturer of linear motion systems that are used globally in a wide range of applications demanding controlled motion. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Nook Industries is an ISO 9001-2000 Registered Company that is committed to quality, emphasizing continuous improvement, defect prevention, and the use of statistical methods and consistent training to ensure the quality of its products. Nook products are used by companies serving a wide range of industries including: military/defense, aerospace, communications, electronics, semiconductor, medical/diagnostic, automotive, transportation/tire, metal processing, chemical, food/beverage, forestry, packaging, paper, factory automation, tooling/fixturing, converting and instrumentation/analysis. For additional information, visit the Nook web site at or call 1-800-321-7800.

©2005 Nook Industries

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Editorial Contact:

Agency Contact: Rachel Kerstetter 216.242.0415