Introduction Continual advancements in the fields of mechanization and automation have led to large strides forward for the manufacturing industry. Various products ranging in size from cars to small circuit components are today made through automated procedures in manufacturing facilities. ...

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Engineering Fits It seems like even the most basic engineering design decisions can be exceedingly difficult and complex. Almost every mechanical system involves some sort of hole/shaft joint, and an innumerable amount of diverse fits may be specified depending on ...

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Rotary bearings are machine elements that support rotating shafts accurately while providing low friction conditions. In order to maintain a stable bearing performance over a prolonged duration, appropriate bearing fit design considerations are required to avoid any negative effects ([Chart 1]) ...

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Introduction Proximity sensors are a type of sensor that is capable of identifying the presence of an object in a specific region without physical contact. The nature of it being a non-contact type sensor is an advantage because it inherently ...

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Common Belt Drive Applications In addition to an endless variety of industrial machine applications, there are also a number of ordinary objects that can teach a lot about the principles and applications of belt drives.  There are a variety of ...

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At its simplest definition, a sensor is a device with the ability to detect physical occurrences and changes in the environment, process them as inputs, and then generate an output signal. Sensors play a significant part in the manufacturing industry ...

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Synchronous drive systems operate by the positive engagement of meshing teeth between the timing pulley and timing belt.  These drives are denoted as such because they maintain constant system synchronicity with no relative motion losses in the drive.   In this ...

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