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Your Trusted Linear Motion Partner

Comprehensive linear motion solutions with fully integrated operations with Engineering, Manufacturing, and Operations all in one U.S. facility. 




Founded in 1969 by Joseph H. Nook, Jr., Nook is a privately owned, US-based complete source of premium linear motion solutions with a strong presence in the Greater Cleveland community. We provide our clients with proven knowledge and flexibility to design, engineer, and manufacture premium quality linear motion systems and solutions for their most challenging applications. Our customers benefit from a wide range of premium products and services that fit well into unlimited industries.  

In many cases, our competition is significantly larger, but our nimbleness fosters innovative solutions tailored to enhance the individual needs of each and every customer by providing affordable standard or custom engineered solutions.

Fast Facts
Products Linear Motion Solutions
Ownership Privately Held (U.S. Based)
Founded 1969
Location Cleveland, Ohio
Facility 115,000 sq. ft.


Rigorous Process Control - All in One Facility

Nook reliability minimizes downtime while increasing the efficiency and performance of your machines. We accomplish this with a rigorously controlled process integrity that includes Lean Manufacturing, 5S, and Six Sigma. Our Quality systems emphasize continuous improvement, defect prevention, statistical methods and ongoing training to increase the knowledge and skills of all employees. Capabilities Include:

  • Precision Thread Rolling: Regular production ¼" – 6" diameter, ability to roll up to 14" diameter
  • In-house ability to heat treat solid and hollow ball screws and linear shafting
  • Multi-touch, multi-level customer support teams


Our Facility Is:

  • ISO 9001 Certified
  • AS9100 Certified
  • ITAR Registered


Learn more about Nook Quality Systems


Rigorous Process Control - All in One Facility
Product Durability and Flexibility

Product Durability and Flexibility

Durability is a Nook hallmark. You can trust our products to deliver steady performance year after year because they benefit from over 50 years of engineering and manufacturing experience. We utilize the highest quality raw materials in our products while providing extensive on-going training to our team. Every part in a Nook product is inspected and tested before assembly, and every system that comes off our line is fully tested prior to shipment. This craftsmanship provides unmatched reliability for the your most demanding applications in the toughest environments. 

Our offerings range from Acme or ball screw assemblies to to electric actuators, to jacks, to modular actuators. Nook delivers maximum flexibility to machine developers by providing complete linear motions solutions with a multitude of: 

  • Configurations
  • Mounting options
  • Sizes
  • Accessories


Contact a Nook sales representative for more information on how we can impact your equipment designs while increasing efficiency and lowering costs.

Unmatched Service

Nook is your trusted partner for highly efficient collaboration, unmatched responsiveness and accessibility. 

We are committed to reducing customer development cycles by providing an abundance of easy-to-use resources including:

  • Downloadable 3D Models
  • Design Tools
  • Product Configurators
  • Application Specific Tools

Collaborate with our highly experienced engineering team early in the design process to integrate a complete linear motion solutions with the optimal balance of performance, life, and cost for your next application. 


Unmatched Service