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There are many different methods by which a metallic coating can be applied as a surface treatment to increase the mechanical, electrochemical, and thermal performance of a material.   The technique used largely depends on material application as well as the ...

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Positioning stages are differentiated by the means used to control the position of the stage platform, either by manual control, via a positional knob, or motor control, via a stepper motor.  These are two of the most common types of ...

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Question:  Dear Misumi Engineering Team, I am working on a design that includes a synchronous belt drive system. How do I know which pulley tooth profile to select for my design? – Ryan T. Answer: Timing belt & pulley systems ...

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Question: Dear MISUMI Engineering Team: We are currently building a machine that has several timing shafts that are driven by spur gears, but are having problems determining the correct spacing between the shafts. The shafts are held by bearings mounted ...

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Many engineers may stumble upon this question when specifying a motor for an application; should I use a Stepper or a Servo motor? Both stepper and servo motor are excellent but, what’s really important is understanding their capabilities.  The simplest way to ...

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How much misalignment is allowed with Magnetic Transmission Drives? It is critical that the magnetic poles on each unit are properly aligned, but how much deviation would be acceptable? The units have worked fine even with 2-3 degree misalignment, but ...

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Question: Dear MISUMI Engineering Team: We are currently using one of your single axis RS robots in our production area. We have a Windows XP laptop running the RS Manager software to control the robot and everything works great. However, ...

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We know your time is valuable and you don’t always have the luxury of reading a blog post or surfing the internet doing research. When your production line is down, you’re losing money and profits and your only objective is finding a ...

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Question: Dear MISUMI Engineering Team, What is the difference in the single and double type? Why is the “Maximum Stroke” so much different between the two types? Thank you, Eric Answer: Hello Eric, I assume you are referring to Stroke ...

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