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Nook products are ideally suited for customers within the communications industry. This primarily includes manufacturers of broadcasting and other wireless communications equipment.

Premium Linear Actuators for Satellite Applications

Satellites must continuously make precise movements under very heavy loads under difficult environmental conditions. They must perform quickly and efficiently under these conditions.

Nook linear motion systems are ideally suited for the rapid movement requirements of modern-day satellites. This includes satellite-operated devices such as dish antennas, sensors, earth-imaging equipment, and mobile applications. Nook linear actuators systems provide the high torque control required to effectively and efficiently mange the very rapid movement of satellites.

For over 50 years, Nook linear motion solutions have been relied on for countless applications to enhance the overall performance of satellite communications. 

Satellites, Antennas, and Wireless Networks

Satellites, Antennas, and Wireless Networks

Linear motion in satellite dish applications is provided by a Nook Double Clevis Jack. Double clevis jacks are used when it is necessary to move a load through an arc, such as tracking antennas, hinged doors, solar trackers or air dampers.

Machine Screw and Ball Screw Jacks from 1 ton to 15 ton capacities can be supplied with double clevis mounts. One clevis is mounted on the end of the lift shaft and the other clevis is welded to a heavy duty stem cover, which is welded to the housing. Double clevis designs are available with optional accessories such as boots, motor mounts, right-angle reducers, motors, encoders and rotary limit switches.

Linear Actuators in Satellite Applications

  • Accurate Positioning of Heavy Loads
  • Low Friction Coefficient 
  • Weather Resistant
  • No Backlash
  • Heavy Duty Construction
  • High Efficiency


Nook strives to provide the ideal linear motion solutions for various satellite communications applications. Our proven team of technical experts can custom design a solution to meet your exact needs.