Selecting Actuators

Size Does Matter…

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 ...
Belt Pulleys and Idler

How do I calculate timing belt length?

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 ...
ball screw

Lead Screws vs. Ball Screws

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 ...
Linear Actuator

Selecting the Right Actuator

Dear Misumi Engineering Team, I’m in the process of selecting a linear actuator and it looks like Misumi has a lot of options to choose from. What do I need to know to choose the best actuator for my application? – ...