Streamlined Modular Screw Assemblies

Cleveland, OH - June 14, 2004

Predetermined Machining Dimensions Support Quick Delivery

Nook Industries, a leading manufacturer of linear motion control systems and components, announces the availability of streamlined modular screw assemblies that are based on predetermined machining dimensions for quick delivery.

Before the introduction of modular screw assemblies, all machined products required upfront design work to document specific dimensions before being manufactured, creating extended lead times for filling orders. Now, manufacturers that need a machined screw assembly in a hurry can leverage standard Nook screw assemblies that are based on predetermined end machining dimensions. Although modular screw assembly dimensions are predetermined, customers still have some flexibility and can select custom travel lengths and accessories, including ball nuts, flanges, and EZZE-MOUNT end supports.

"In the past, machined products were considered non-standard and a drawing had to be developed before the order was released to manufacturing," says Ron Domeck, President of Nook Industries. "The pre-engineered screw assemblies offer the same high-quality precision without delays in engineering, which help us to shrink lead times. The ability to deliver product quickly is becoming increasingly important to meet customer requirements to fulfill just-in-time commitments."

Part numbers for virtually every acme, ball, and metric screw assembly from Nook Industries are available via the Nook Industries' "Linear Motion Design Guide" or web site. Both resources provide technical information and step-by-step instructions for ordering modular screw assemblies.

2D and 3D models of Nook products - including ActionJac™ ILA Cylinders, ActionJac™ Worm Gear Screw Jacks, ActionJac™ Electric Cylinders, MiniLift™ Linear Actuators, MM Slide™ Systems, PowerTrax™ Linear Bearings, Pillow Blocks and Slide Systems, PowerAc™ Acme Screw Assemblies, PowerTrac™ Ball Screw Assemblies, End Machining & EZZE-MOUNT™ End Bearing Supports - in all major CAD formats, including AutoCAD®, SolidWorks®, CATIA® and Pro/E®, are available for download 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.

©2004 Nook Industries

Figure 1

Editorial Contact:

Agency Contact: Rachel Kerstetter 216.242.0415

Corporate Contact: Jeff Naymik 216.271.7900 x250