About Us

Helix Linear is a global leader in linear motion technologies.


  1. 1969

    • Ball Bearing Screw Supply Company founded by Joseph H. Nook, Jr.

  2. 1970s

    • Installed end-machining capabilities to provide precision high tolerances required by ball screw applications.

    • Ball Bearing Screw Supply renamed to Nook Industries, Inc. with focus on PowerAc™ Acme Screw Assemblies.

    • PowerTrac™ Ball Screw Assemblies and ActionJac™ Worm Gear Screw Jack product lines established.

    • Opened a 35,000 square foot facility in Beachwood, Ohio.

  3. 1980s

    • Secured ActionJac™ Worm Gear Screw Jack orders for Satellite Dish Actuators.

    • Purchased Skidmore Gear Company to control the manufacture of worm gears for screw jacks.

    • Granted member status for The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT).

    • Granted member status for Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA).

    • PowerTrax™ Linear Bearing, Shafting and Component product line established.

  4. 1990s

    • Installed world’s largest capacity precision thread roller with ability to roll up to a 14" diameter.

    • Opened a 120,000 square foot manufacturing and office space in Cleveland, Ohio.

    • Granted member status for the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) Association.

    • Introduced an industry first 5-year guarantee on ActionJac™ Worm Gear Screw Jacks.

  5. 2000s

    • Provided configurable and downloadable 2D & 3D CAD Models, reducing engineer's development time.

    • Published a comprehensive 416 page product catalog introducing Planetary Roller Screws, Metric Lead Screws, Ball Screws, Worm Gear Screw Jacks, MM Slides, Linear Shafting, and Pillow Blocks with existing inch products.

    • ISO 9001:2008 Certification.

    • NRS™ Planetary Roller Screw product line established.

    • Granted member status for the Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD).

  6. 2010s

    • Helix develops Precision Miniature Lead Screw Product Line.

    • Helix acquires Power  AC acme screw product line from Nook Industries.

    • Helix acquires Ezze-Mount product line from Nook Industries.

    • Helix Linear Technologies is certified to the ISO 9001:2008 with design standard.

    • Helix launches Precision Miniature Linear Guides Product Line.

    • Helix launches MP- Micro Precision Linear Actuator product line.

    • Helix launches External Stepper Motor Linear Actuator product line.

    • Helix launches Profile Rail Linear Actuator product line.

    • Helix develops anti-backlash nuts in axial, radial, and torsional styles.

    • Helix launches The Engineered Solutions Team.

    • Helix launches its aluminum lead screw product line.

    • Helix acquires small diameter acme screw product line from Nook Industries. (5/8" diameter and smaller screws, nuts flanges and bearing mounts)

  7. 2020s

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Our Products

Helix Linear Technologies offers a wide range of linear motion products that are designed to make your next food and beverage handling application a success. Not sure what you need?  No problem. We're here to help guide you every step of the way.

Ball Screw Assemblies

Linear Actuators

Linear Guidance

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