Category Archives: ACME Screws

Remember This Things When Picking the An ACME Screw Thread

Remember This Things When Picking the An ACME Screw Thread

Dependable Acme sells quality Acme threaded products. When you’re looking for Acme screw threads from three-eighths of an inch to two-and-one-half inch diameter, we’ve got what you need. 

Now how do you pick the right Acme screw? These screws are used in a variety of machinery, including lathes, syringe pumps, linear actuators, and 3D printers. When it comes to choosing the right screw for the job, it comes down to considering the load characteristics that coincide with a specific linear motion situation.

So, what are the things to think about when choosing an Acme screw?

Thrust

Consider the thrust required of the screw. Compression and tension loads may require a larger screw diameter. Is the thrust continuous or peak in nature? When you need extra strength, go with an Acme nut made of bronze.

Linear Motion

What about the speed of the linear motion? You don’t want “screw whip” to occur, where the rotational velocity limit of a screw is exceeded. 

Precision

Also think about the movement of a load to a specific position or location. How precise do you need the screw to be? Does total and complete accuracy matter? On a related note, how accurate do you need repeatability to be? Will the application require the screw to consistently and repeatedly move a load to the same place? 

Resolution

If you really want to get deep into choosing a screw, you also have to evaluate resolution, which is affected by screw leads, preloaded Acme lead screws, breakaway torque and torsional twist.

Basically, when choosing the right Acme screw, you want to pick the one that doesn’t fail due to over compression, stripped screw threads or stripped nut threads. Ideally, call and ask us for help to choose the right Acme screw for the job you need it to do! Call Dependable Acme at 800-893-3792 or you can email depacme@aol.com with inquiries. 

Here’s Why ACME Thread Forms Are Used for Lead Screws

Here’s Why ACME Thread Forms Are Used for Lead Screws

The very first ACME thread forms were invented more than 100 years ago. They were designed to replace square threads. In the end, they didn’t completely replace those threads, but they did find a home in the construction industry and many other industries after they were used to create threaded rods, studs, and other fasteners.… Continue Reading

What Are the Advantages of ACME Screws?

What Are the Advantages of ACME Screws?

If you’re searching for screws for industrial purposes, you’ll have several options. That said, there are many advantages to using using ACME screws. Learn more about some of the biggest benefits of using ACME screws below. They’re affordable. Cost is usually a big concern for those investing in screws and other connectors, so that’s as… Continue Reading

The Evolution of ACME Screws

The Evolution of ACME Screws

If you’ve ever used screws to fasten two things together, there’s a pretty good chance that those screws were ACME screws. ACME screws were first developed more than a century ago and have become extremely popular in industrial settings. There are actually a number of different ACME fasteners, including ACME threaded rods and ACME nuts;… Continue Reading

Thread Pitch Vs Thread Count

Thread Pitch Vs Thread Count

Dependable Acme has been in business for over five decades because we’re dependable. You don’t last this long if you’re not! Thread Count When people want quality Acme threaded products, we’re the company that delivers. From Acme screws to Acme nuts, our company has the threaded products people utilize in a variety of applications everyday.… Continue Reading