Technical Articles

MISUMI USA has published these technical articles:

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Let us take a look at the aspect of LCA designs in regard to "Wide Variety Small Volume" production lines.... (View Full Article)
(Power Transmission)
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Luminex Corp. manufactures machines that are used to analyze nucleic acids and proteins in the life sciences market. The company's open-architecture xMAP technology makes it possible for researchers... (View Full Article)
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Cincinnati Automation & Test (Machesney Park, IL), a division of MAG Cincinnati Automation (Sterling Heights, MI), builds automated assembly and testing equipment for the automotive, truck and... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Automation Services)
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At Dial Tool Industries, Inc. (DTI) in Addison, Illinois, the Automation Division had long utilized a tried-and-tested system for equipment development. The three main elements they seek to satisfy on... (View Full Article)
(Manufacturing Equipment and Components)
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Designing and building machines can be a challenging project especially when the suppliers and internal processes are not properly aligned. Aligning these resources can often be the greatest challenge... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Farris Automated Systems (FAS) in Hartland, Wisconsin is a system integrator focused on the design, production and assembly of custom turnkey automation systems, mechanical systems and PLC/drive... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Downloadable 3D drawings in native CAD file formats, unique products and quick turnaround of custom-size part orders are some of the reasons cited by engineer Dave Thornton of Dial Tool Industries,... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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The OEM calculates its revenue-per-employee and has determined that its current calculations exceed the industry average by more than $100K per employee Phil Warga has always been the kind of engineer... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Sensor usages for motion mechanism designs will be explained based on an application example diagram.... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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Characteristics of both servo motors in this tutorial as well as the stepper motors in the previous tutorial are well represented by their respective names. Stepper motors are controlled by steps... (View Full Article)
(Power Transmission)
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Discussed here is accuracy requirements of stepper motors using a simple single axis robot with a timing belt and a stepper motor, including calculating rotational accuracy needed for the motor.... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Major contributing factors for selecting ballscrews are: 1. Mass of the work and the table (m) (moving objects) 2. Feed speed 3. Time constant... (View Full Article)
(Power Transmission)
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Small motors can be categorized into: motors to obtain power by converting electrical energy to rotational energy, and motors for control where rotational position and velocity are regulated to... (View Full Article)
(Manufacturing Equipment and Components)
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Two pins are generally used to position a workpiece on a locating fixture.One of the pins is round, whereas the other is diamond shapedand oriented as seen in Fig.3. This configuration will allow... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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These tutorials will show you how to use locating pins and guides. The first tutorial will describe the principles of positioning, and will be followed by examples of the application of locating pins... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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In motion mechanism designs, moment of inertia, angular acceleration, and friction torque may need to be evaluated in order to select actuator's outputs and sizes. Here, we shall get acquainted with... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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Electrical actuators that can be motion controlled with sequence programs are suitable for positioning applications and multiple variety production systems. There are motors with direction reversing... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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Betz Contracting & Machining designs and builds custom turnkey machines, automated assembly fixtures and quality control fixtures for a number of Tier 1 suppliers in the automotive industry.... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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MASTERING LINEAR BUSHINGS AND OTHE LINEAR MOTION PRODUCTS Part 1: Linear motion products are the most commonly used motion elements in automation for transfer, locating and assembly. Presented here... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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When frame is used for support Use information on page P.2136 to decide whether the support frame, has center or uniform load. When placing a plate on the frame, refer to the uniform load value in the... (View Full Article)
(Chemicals and Raw Materials)
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IStandard of Shore Hardness of Urethane, Rubber CSelect the Shore A95, Shore A90, Shore A70, Shore A50, and Shore A30 based on the hardness of a golf ball, a hardball(using baseball), a softball, a... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Characteristics of Bakelite Plates MISUMI's Bakelite Plates are products which can be used as insulating plates for switch boards, controllers, breakers and other parts. Paper base type is available... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
(Industrial Automation Services)
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In this tight economy, industrial companies are seeking new ways in which to maximize productivity while driving down operating expenses, engineering and maintenance time and costs. Here's how some... (View Full Article)
(Machine Tool Accessories)
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Chemical milling is also called "Chemical contour machining", and is a metal milling technique by utilizing chemical etching process. With this technique the etching depth is limited to the thickness... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
(Materials)
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Among the many factors to consider in machine and equipment design, few are more critical than the material performance features. This series will explore some of the aspects of machine performance... (View Full Article)
(Machine Tool Accessories)
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Typically, the locating pins are used for controlled, fine tolerance positioning of a work piece. For example, a pallet that is moved along one axis, where the drive mechanism is not accurate and... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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The LCA project's success or failure is largely determined by the result of design process of conceptualizing to creating the manufacturing drawings. To "Design" is for the designer to create all the... (View Full Article)
(Industrial and Engineering Software)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Whether they are termed single-axis actuators, linear guides, slides or tables, all the products discussed herein provide the same generic function, namely, precision linear motion of a load in single... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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Designing machinery and factory automation equipment is a tough industry in which to compete, largely because every industrial plant is unique. Each operation has its own plant floor layout and... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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Here, we'll introduce some most advanced linear motion guide technology, levels above the slide guides.... (View Full Article)
(Metals and Alloys)
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Simply using the previously discussed corrosion resistant metals for structural materials in order to protect from corrosions will quickly become very expensive. Paints are used to protect from... (View Full Article)
(Metals and Alloys)
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Typically, metal corrosion becomes socially problematic not in harsh acidic or alkali environments but in human habitable atmospheric (humidity), temperature, ravely, rarely corrosive gases, airborne... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Here, the differences of Linear Bushing shapes (straight and flanged types) , applications, and mounting cautions...... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Relationship of Bushing Length and Load Capacity: Longer bushing has more ball bearings, and the load on each ball bearing in contact will be smaller. This effect can be confirmed from the fact that... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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A bearing (rolling ball bearing type) needs to be retained in three directions, radial, axial, and circumferential in relation to it's housing and a shaft. The radial and circumferential direction... (View Full Article)
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Three fundamental elements of LCA, the Mechanism, the Actuator, and the Controller are explained in this section. Firstly, definitions of the three elements are discussed.... (View Full Article)
(Manufacturing Equipment and Components)
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Design and development concepts for assembly machinery (jig fixtures, semi-automatic machines, fully automatic machines) generally originated from hand operated assembling work. But it can be said... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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How to Use a Locating Pin and a Locating Bushing in a Pair...Locating pins and locating bushings are used in pairs for the following purposes:... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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The tutorial explanations to this point have been centered around usage points on mechanisms and machine element components. From this point forward, mechanism designs on 1. LCA that can operate at... (View Full Article)
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An LCA element "Mechanical cam/link mechanism" appeared as schemes to repeatedly produce mass quantities of goods (Ford-ism) developed. This was an advancement from the first generation LCA elements... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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Environmental changes such as shorter product life cycles and globalization in the manufacturing sector have forced the manufacturing styles to change for smaller lot size production in order to avoid... (View Full Article)
(Jig and Fixturing Components)
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Get the lowdown on locating pins: which is the best locating pin style for your application?... (View Full Article)