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Introduction One of the problems faced when locating on jigs and fixtures is the presence of burrs and foreign material on the locating surfaces. These instances occur because manufacturing processes are imperfect and produce chips and rough/raised surfaces.  Burrs are ...

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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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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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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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Introduction Selecting the ideal timing pulley to optimize the performance of power transmission systems can be an intimidating task without some basic knowledge about the various drives available to build transmission systems.  This quick comparative guide will serve as an ...

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Performance of Timing Belt Profiles Determining the exact differences between power transmission (PT) systems can be a daunting task without some guiding clarification about the fundamentals.  Within this quick guide, the fundamentals of the relative performances of the PT drives, ...

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