Moving America's Infrastructure

I think many people typically envision the size of a ball screw as something you can hold in your hand or carry around; or a screw jack lifting a vehicle or a load on a pallet. Nook has definitely been a driving force in smaller-scale applications in sectors such as aerospace, defense, and medical. In this case, we are using the terms "small and large scale" in reference to physical size of the application. 

However, for decades Nook has also specialized in providing large-scale linear motion products for large-scale infrastructure projects. We routinely stock ball screw and acme screw lengths up to 24' in length. For custom projects, we have also completed several projects involving screw lengths in the 40' to 50' range.

Safety, reliability, and durability are absolutely critical in infrastructure applications. Therefore, it is essential to partner with an experienced linear motion provider that you can trust. We currently have many such projects flowing through our Cleveland, Ohio facility. Below you can see a few examples of large-scale linear motion products:


Large-Scale Machine Screw Jack and Ball Screw Assemblies




Typical Large-Scale Applications

Infrastructure is the set of fundamental facilities and systems used to support the functionality of a country, city, or critical industry. This is often comprised of facilities necessary for economic and industrial function. This includes (but is not limited to) public and private physical structures such as roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, water supply, sewers, electrical grids, and telecommunications (including internet connectivity). 

There are endless applications for large scale linear motion, especially as we see more re-shoring (and upgrading) of facilities. 

  • Oil & Gas
  • Airports
  • Shipping
  • Heavy Industrial
  • Construction (Roadways, Bridges, Hydro-electric)
  • Communications
  • Railways

And many more...



Other Applications

Other non-traditional applications for large-scale linear motion can include:

  • Sustainable Infrastructure (Solar, Water, Wind Energy)
  • Entertainment (Stadiums, Zoos, Amusement Parks)

Many of the improvement re-shoring and projects will focus on migrating away from hydraulic and pneumatics (where possible). 

Need to move something BIG?

Nook can help... contact one of our linear motion experts regarding a specific application, or explore related products further.


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