Screw drivetrains are the most common type of electromechanical linear actuators currently in use. Each of the three major screw drivetrain types – ball, roller, and ACME/trapezoidal – has its own advantages and disadvantages. This white paper offers a high-level overview of these three screw drivetrain technologies so that you can make sure that you’re getting the most out of your systems.

In linear motion systems, the ability to control for accuracy and repeatability can have a drastic effect on productivity, efficiency, and downtime. This white paper examines the factors that determine the accuracy and repeatability of a linear actuator, as well as how electromechanical actuators are able to better mitigate these variables than pneumatic and hydraulic variants.