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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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Question: Dear Misumi Engineering Team: We have several shafts on one of our machines that need to be removed periodically for maintenance. These shafts are supported with tapered bearings that are locked with a nut. How much torque should we ...

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Dear MISUMI Engineering Team: We are building a machine that has several shafts driven by stepper motors. These shafts need to be synchronized to each other, but at different speeds. We did some research and it looks like a timing ...

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Dear Misumi Engineers, We have a series RSH single axis robotic actuator that we seem to be getting interference or feedback noise on the power line. Is that a problem, and are there any steps that we can take to ...

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Dear MISUMI Engineering Team: We have several linear motion setups in our production line, with a variety of actuators. We’ve experimented with belts, ball screws, and lead screws in the past, but haven’t been able to find something that always ...

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Dear MISUMI Engineering Team, Why have you removed the calculator for the timing belts (i.e HTBN type S2/3/4M) fitting pulleys from your website? I found those quite useful and now they are removed. Also, do you have any plans on ...

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Confused about the difference between lead screws and ball screws and when you should use each? You’re not the only one – if only we could count the number of times we’ve heard this question… We asked industry experts the most ...

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