Leadscrew efficiency

Description

A leadscrew (or lead screw), also known as a power screw or translation screw, is a screw used as a linkage in a machine, to translate turning motion into linear motion. Leadscrew efficiency is typically between 25 and 70%, with higher pitch screws tending to be more efficient.

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Variables

EfficiencyEfficiency (dimensionless)
λAngle of friction (degrees)
ϕAngle of friction (degrees)