At IMTS 2016 - Nook Industries, Inc. - a leading manufacturer of linear motion systems

Sep 9, 2016 -- Nook Industries is a leading manufacturer of linear motion systems that are used globally in a range of industries including: transportation, medical/diagnostics, paper, chemical, food/beverage, energy, aerospace/defense, entertainment and communications markets.


  • In 1969, Joseph H. Nook, Jr. founded the Ball Bearing Screw Supply Company with the goal of stocking and machining ball screws manufactured by Saginaw Steering Gear.
  • In the 1970s, the company was renamed Nook Industries and the company grew, adding expanded capabilities for ball screw assemblies, Acme screw assemblies and worm gear jack lines.
  • In the 1980s, Nook purchased Skidmore Gear Company and established a line of linear bearing, shafting and components.
  • In the 1990s, Nook installed the world’s largest capacity precision thread roller, with the ability to roll up to a 14-inch diameter.



  • ISO9001:2008
  • AS9100C
  • Rockwell Encompass Partner program

Product Lines:

  • Ball screw/ball nuts
  • Roller screws
  • Acme screws
  • Mechanical actuators
  • Screw jacks
  • Electric cylinders
  • Compact cylinders
  • End bearing supports
  • End machining
  • Self-aligning linear bearings
  • Hard-shell linear bearings
  • Slide systems
  • Hardened and ground shafting
  • Standard and low-profile support rails
  • Precision locknuts
  • Ball splines

Nook offers engineering assistance to its customers with a staff of application engineers and product specialists, as well as online resources.

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