The Future of Position Control

Cleveland, OH - July 8, 2011

Nook Sensor System Develops The Next Stage In Precision Travel Positioning For Translating Screw Jacks

Nook Industries (Cleveland, OH), the leading linear motion control systems and components manufacturer, has recently introduced its patent-pending Nook Sensor System™ (NSS). This system has been developed to provide precision position control for translating screw jack systems.

With a highly accurate repeatability of up to + .004" (0.1mm), the NSS is designed specifically for the ActionJac™ and is unique to the screw jack world in its simplicity of design which features a custom aluminum stem cover. This cylindrical stem cover provides a housing shroud for select position and travel limit sensors which are mounted with custom profiles and used to detect ring magnets fixed to the translating screw. A patented, state-of-the art electronic magnetic circuit is the basis of operation for these sensors.

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The sensors on the NSS are manufactured using a polypropylene over-molding technology, which allows the sensor to be completely sealed into small sizes without compromising durability. An unlimited number of sensors can be added to meet a wide-range of position sensing requirements as configurations with Nook's ActionJac are only restricted by the stem cover length.

The cost efficient NSS replaces higher cost rotary limit switches as its simple aluminum stem housing design adds the functionality of position sensing versus traditional steel stem covers. The ease-of-use design can be incorporated to meet a myriad of industrial applications including; material handling, defense, aerospace, medical devices, stamping, conveying, and sorting.

Nook Sensor System™

Design Configuration:

  • ActionJac™ Inch & Metric Translating Screw Jacks
  • Custom adaptor, plug, and 10 - 30 VDC Sensors; directly input to any number of PLC's.
  • Zero sensor maintenance and mechanical wear.

For more detailed information, and to configure and download 2D/3D CAD files visit the Nook web site at or call: 1-800-321-7800

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.

©2011 Nook Industries

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Editorial Contact:

Agency Contact: Rachel Kerstetter 216.242.0415

Corporate Contact: Jeff Naymik 216.271.7900 x250