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SCREW JACK Duff-Norton line of screw jacks (mechanical actuators) includes mechanical actuators (machine screw and ball screw) ranging in size from 1/4 ton to 350 tons, stainless steel machine screw actuators, micro-miniature actuators, high duty cycle actuators, motorized machine screw and ball screw actuators, electric cylinders and motor control systems. Accessories include miter gear boxes, c-face motor adapters, limit switches, transducers, visual and digital position indicators, couplings, ball screws and ball screw systems, and locking rings. Screw Jacks are also used for raising and lowering maintenance platforms, opening and closing air dampers, oven doors and sluice gates, and adjusting tooling machine beds, cable tension and workplace tables. In addition to the broad range of applications and industries for mechanical actuators, they are also used as alternatives to hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
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Anti-backlash actuators reduce vertical backlash resulting in smooth, precise operation and minimal wear. Backlash occurs when the motor driving an actuator reverses its load direction. Since there is a gap between the lifting screw and the worm gear threads detrimental screw movement may occur. When the actuator is under load, the lifting screws threads are supported by the worm gears threads. The anti-backlash nut, being pinned by to the worm gear and being adjusted downwards by the shell cap, forces the bottom thread surfaces against the upper thread surfaces of the lifting screw. Thus backlash between the lifting screw and worm gear threads is reduced to a minimum.

  • The Duff Norton Anti-backlash design features a separate anti-backlash nut and reduces actuator backlash to less than 1 thousandths
  • Available in Stainless Steel¬†
  • Anti-backlash nuts reduce worm gear wear
  • Anti-backlash nuts act as additional load safety devices when the worm gear has become worn