Lead Screws

Lead screws often referred to as power screws are very similar to traditional screws but without a head. They are commonly made from carbon steel, stainless steel or aluminium. Lead screws are used in motion control to translate turning or rotating movements into a linear motion.

How do lead screws work?

Lead screws enable smooth, precise, movement and are often preloaded with an axial load that enables consistent contact between the nuts and screw filets. The screw threads require a large area of sliding contact between the external male threads and internal female threads. As the lead screw turns or rotates on a machine, the attached threaded hole from the nut moves along the screw in a linear motion.

These nuts are typically made from plastic or bronze and sometimes the addition of a PTFE type coating protects the screws and provides additional lubrication for the nut.

Lead screws are available in various diameters and lengths with a range of different pitches or lead dependent upon your application. These screws are widely used in lab testing equipment such as sampling and scanning as well as within the biomedical industry, clinical and hospital equipment.


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Description Price Lead Size Shaft Diameter Shaft Length
RS Stock No. 862-5272
BrandRS PRO
TWD358.00
Each
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2mm 10mm 1000mm
RS Stock No. 862-5307
BrandRS PRO
TWD1,605.00
Each
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2mm 10mm 1000mm
RS Stock No. 862-5290
BrandRS PRO
TWD1,276.00
Each
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4mm 20mm 1000mm
RS Stock No. 862-5304
BrandRS PRO
TWD1,707.00
Each
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5mm 24mm 1000mm
RS Stock No. 862-5313
BrandRS PRO
TWD3,256.00
Each
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4mm 16mm 1000mm
RS Stock No. 885-4962
Mfr. Part No.DST-LS-10x50-R-300-ES
BrandIgus
TWD896.00
Each
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50mm 10mm 300mm
RS Stock No. 885-4956
Mfr. Part No.DST-LS-6.35x25.4-R-300-ES
BrandIgus
TWD800.00
Each
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25.4mm 6.35mm 300mm
RS Stock No. 885-5044
Mfr. Part No.DST-LS-14x25-R-1000-ES
BrandIgus
TWD3,533.00
Each
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25mm 14mm 1000mm
RS Stock No. 862-5310
BrandRS PRO
TWD2,660.00
Each
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3mm 14mm 1000mm
RS Stock No. 862-5284
BrandRS PRO
TWD694.00
Each
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3mm 14mm 1000mm
RS Stock No. 885-5041
Mfr. Part No.DST-LS-14x30-R-1000-ES
BrandIgus
TWD3,751.00
Each
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30mm 14mm 1000mm
RS Stock No. 885-4959
Mfr. Part No.DST-LS-10x12-R-300-ES
BrandIgus
TWD1,108.00
Each
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12mm 10mm 300mm
RS Stock No. 862-5317
BrandRS PRO
TWD5,023.00
Each
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4mm 20mm 1000mm
RS Stock No. 885-4971
Mfr. Part No.DST-LS-6.35x2.54-R-500-ES
BrandIgus
TWD1,062.00
Each
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2.54mm 6.35mm 500mm
RS Stock No. 885-5053
Mfr. Part No.DST-LS-16x35-R-1000-ES
BrandIgus
TWD4,573.00
Each
units
35mm 16mm 1000mm
RS Stock No. 862-5301
BrandRS PRO
TWD2,001.00
Each
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3mm 12mm 1000mm
RS Stock No. 862-5288
BrandRS PRO
TWD835.00
Each
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4mm 16mm 1000mm
RS Stock No. 885-5031
Mfr. Part No.DST-LS-10x50-R-1000-ES
BrandIgus
TWD3,200.00
Each
units
50mm 10mm 1000mm
RS Stock No. 885-4947
Mfr. Part No.DST-LS-6.35x2.54-R-300-ES
BrandIgus
TWD772.00
Each
units
2.54mm 6.35mm 300mm
RS Stock No. 862-5281
BrandRS PRO
TWD515.00
Each
units
3mm 12mm 1000mm