Your Trusted Linear Motion Partner
Over 50 Years of American Manufacturing
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.
|Products||Linear Motion Solutions|
|Ownership||Privately Held (U.S. Based)|
|Facility||115,000 sq. ft.|
Vertically Integrated Supply Chain
Our supply chain is fully arranged within our Cleveland, Ohio facility. Each function produces a different core component to our ball screw, acme screw, jack, and electric cylinder products.
Highly Specialized In-House Assets and Capability
- 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
- Increased supply chain flexibility and control
- Lower transportation costs
- Less dependency on 3rd party suppliers
- Continued investment in capability expansion
All of our Design, Manufacturing, and Quality functions are also fully integrated within the same facility.
- Tightly controlled manufacturing process
- Close coordination between functional groups (Design for Manufacturing)
- Can easily and quickly react to support custom requirements
- Highly accessible technical support
Rigorous Process Control
Our quality systems align well with demanding applications such as aerospace, military, and medical devices.
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.
Our Facility Is
- IS0 9001 Certified
- AS9100 Certified
- ITAR Registered
Engineering and Testing Capabilities
We Provide Concept to Launch Engineering Support for Custom Applications
Nook understands that each project and company can have different requirements. That's why we strive to be flexible in delivering the right level of support most appropriate for each individual project. Our team of proven, highly experienced engineers (many with 20+ years in the industry) has deep linear motion technology expertise. They can tailor a perfect solution to best fit your specifications, budget, and schedule.
We apply solid modeling and finite-element analysis (FEA), as well as industry best practices such as tolerance analysis, risk analysis, and comprehensive testing protocols to ensure all products perform to exact requirements. We also offer life testing with predictive tools, data for prognostics, performance wear models, and proof testing under multiple operating conditions helps to reduce design cycles.
A Complete Portfolio of Solutions
Product Durability, Flexibility, and Performance are Nook hallmarks.
You can trust our products to deliver reliable 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 electric actuators, to jacks, to modular actuators. Nook delivers maximum flexibility to machine developers by providing complete linear motions solutions with a multitude of:
- Mounting options