Helix Linear is a global leader in linear motion technologies.

For nearly 50 years the company has helped its customers engineer their own success in a wide range of markets.  Helix Linear leads with its innovative design, engineering, and manufacturing of precision linear motion and power transmission systems.  Helix Linear focuses on engineering and manufacturing lead screws and linear actuators.

Our Mission

Helix Linear Technologies' mission is to be an innovative and responsive organization whose linear motion products are engineered, manufactured, and delivered to meet or exceed our customers' specifications and expectations.

Helix Linear Technologies' focus is the manufacture of precision lead screws and offers the broadest product line of any lead screw manufacturer globally.  Whether the application requires an off-the-shelf linear motion component or an engineered solution tailored to fit your application, we provide complete engineering, design, analysis and manufacturing capabilities.

Always emphasizing "continuous improvement," we use statistical methods and on-going training to increase the knowledge and skills of all employees.  Helix Linear Technologies' knowledge and vast experience provide unprecedented flexibility to design, engineer and manufacture linear motion products that will exceed application performance expectations.

Our Vision

Helix Linear Technologies' vision is to leverage our proven engineering and manufacturing expertise to lead the electro-mechanical actuation market and be the global trusted standard by making our customers, employees and partners successful.

A History of Success

Joseph H. Nook, Jr. founded Nook Industries, Inc. in 1969 with the primary goal of stocking and machining ball screws manufactured by Saginaw Steering Gear.  This early role as a master distributor for Saginaw enabled Nook and ultimately Helix Linear Technologies to gain experience and technical expertise in the world of linear motion.

Since then, the company has grown to engineer, design and manufacture multiple major product lines comprising over 10,000 configurable products.  With core manufacturing excellence including ball screw assemblies, acme screw assemblies, planetary roller screws, worm gear screw jacks, electric cylinder actuators, linear bearings, shafting, slide systems, end bearing supports and precision end machining for inch and metric markets, Helix was created to better serve the expanding and evolving customer-driven market for precision linear motion products with a focus on precision lead screw technology.


Ball Bearing Screw Supply Company founded by Joseph H. Nook, Jr.
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.
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.
Awarded the "Quality Products and Service Award" from Scientific-Atlanta Network Systems Group.
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.
Awarded the "Acme Spirally Wound Paper Products, Inc. Certificate of Appreciation".
Granted member status for the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) Association.
Awarded the "Family Firm of Distinction" by the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
Introduced an industry first 5-year guarantee on ActionJac™ Worm Gear Screw Jacks.
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.
Precision Locknut product line established.
Granted member status for the Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD).
2012 and beyond...
Helix develops Precision Miniature Lead Screw Product Line.
Helix signs License Agreement to manufacture and sell all Nook PowerAC Acme Screw products.
Helix signs License Agreement to manufacture and sell the Nook Ezze-Mount product line.
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 SMA - Hybrid Stepper Motor Linear Actuator product line.
Helix launches PRA Profile Linear Actuator product line.
Helix develops TAB -Torsional Anti-backlash nuts.
Helix develops RAB - Radial Anti-backlash nuts.
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)

Interested in working at Helix?

For more information about current openings, please give our HR department a call at (216) 485-2232 or visit our careers page.