lead screw


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to lead screw: Ball screw

lead screw

(ˈliːdˌskruː) or

leadscrew

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a threaded rod that drives the tool carriage in a lathe when screw cutting, etc
References in periodicals archive ?
Colour shade of powder coated lead screw tray shall be black qty: 300 no
Main specification of the device includes a differential system with a current sensing element and a lead screw mechanism which allows independent movement of each finger using small actuators.
Availability in either ball screw or lead screw (polymer nut) versions.
The durable drylin W linear rail provides an effective protection mechanism that safeguards the lead screw and lead screw nut against impact from falling components and debris.
A minimum height of 20 mm and width of 45 mm can be achieved thanks to the innovative lateral positioning of the lead screw next to the linear guide system.
The catalog is divided into three major sections: precision lead screw and nut assemblies: linear actuators and stepper motor drives; and motorized and non-motorized linear rail systems.
Company has expanded the capabilities of its precision lead screw products.
This modular system incorporates a rotary unit with integral lead screw, which is new to the market and is patent pending.
The system, driven by 6 DC servo-motor-driven actuators with encoder feedback at lead screw nut, offers 2 virtual and programmable pivot points.
The importance of lubing the elevation gearbox's lead screw during quarterly services cannot be overstated.
Thomson introduces Linear MOTIONEERING: Ball and Lead Screws--a web-based sizing and selection tool that helps machine builders quickly specify the right ball and/or lead screw from Thomson's world class range of inch and metric screws, to satisfy specific application performance requirements.
Haydon produces linear actuators and lead screw assemblies for the medical, industrial equipment, aerospace, analytical instrument, computer peripheral and semiconductor industries.