These new antibacklash nuts last long with little maintenance. They use Haydon's self-lubricating polyacetal and rolled 303 stainless screw material to offer low drag torque and smooth operation for the life of the assembly, all on a single lubrication. They can even run dry with Haydon screws covered with the company's Black Ice™ PTFE coating process, which eliminates the usual flaking problems with other PTFE coatings. Haydon developed its own patent pending method for preloading the threaded-nut halves, maximizing system stiffness and reducing drag torque. Its design compensates for wear and eliminates lockup problems when traveling from worn to unworn areas of the screw. They can work with Haydon's current line of linear actuators or by themselves with Haydon's selection of lead screws.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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