How Screw Jack Technology Benefits Modern Industry

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Jack It Up! –
How Screw Jack Technology Benefits Modern Industry
Reliable Designs Deliver Proven Results
Screw Jacks in industrial applications continue to provide proven results when used in
appropriate designs and given proper maintenance. They reliably lift, position, support
and hold industrial loads. Once jack designs and application needs are understood, it is
a simple matter to incorporate them into industrial systems for packaging, maintenance
lifts, material handling, space technology, etc.

Machine Screw Jack Designs
Basic components of machine screw jacks include
lifting screw, gearbox, and thrust-bearing load support.
Using these components, jacks are built into three
functional designs:

  • Translating
  • Keyed for Non-Rotation
  • Keyed for Traveling Nut (KFTN)


Understanding each of the designs is foundational to selecting the best jack for specific applications. Once the jack design is selected, calculations for specific gearing properties and load capacity can be made..... more....

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Joyce/Dayton Corp
A Proven Leader
Joyce/Dayton Corp., the premier manufacturer of Screw Jacks, Actuators, and Lifting Equipment in North America, has remained in continuous operation since it was established in 1873. Our long history of designing and manufacturing high quality products is unparalleled in the industry. Joyce Engineers are tenured and have the expertise needed to develop innovative solutions for today’s customers.

A Giant in the Industry
Joyce/Dayton screw jacks and electric cylinders are routinely used to:

  • Maintain adjustment of large rolls in steel mill operations
  • Adjust conveyor height in machinery
  • Move and support huge structural elements used in municipal projects
  • Operate maintenance and material lifts for many industries
  • Stabilize and deploy equipment used in heavy mining and drilling operations
  • Operate gantry systems for dockside and other operations
  • Provide linear motion solutions in industrial applications worldwide 


Joyce Offers Much More
Joyce/Dayton offers more than a catalog of standard products. Fundamental to our longevity and success in business is the commitment Joyce/Dayton makes to quality and service. Choose Joyce for quality industrial screw jacks, actuators and systems. Experience our unmatched Customer Service Support.

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JAX® Online — The Fastest Way to Your Ideal System
Specify the right jacks and components for your ideal lifting and linear motion systems with our free, easy-to-use JAX Online software. Use JAX Online to configure and download 2/D and 3D models, manage project files, generate a bill of materials in real-time, and request product quotes.
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