Work Holding Technology Pt. 1: Introduction to Work Holding

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. ...

Shaft and Hole Tolerances and Fits

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 ...

Rotary Bearing Fits and Tolerancing

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]) ...

Sensor Mounting Part 2: Utilizing Proximity Sensors in Mechanical System Design

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 ...

Timing Belts and Pulleys: Application Examples

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 ...

Sensor Mounting Part 1: Introduction to Sensors and Sensor Mounting

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 ...

MechMinutes Video: Belt & Pulley Applications

TIMING BELTS & PULLEYS PT. 6: BELT & PULLEY APPLICATIONS | MECH MINUTES | MISUMI USA Previously on MechMinutes: Timing Belts and Pulleys series, we’ve covered belt selection and setup including tensioning, alignment and wear signs. If you need to ...

MechMinutes Video: Types of Pulley Mounting

TIMING BELTS & PULLEYS PT. 5: TYPES OF PULLEY MOUNTING | MECH MINUTES | MISUMI USA So far in our MechMinutes: Timing Belts & Pulleys series, you’ve learned how to identify the appropriate belt for your application, and the basics ...

Timing Belts and Pulleys: Introduction to Speed Ratio

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 ...

MechMinutes Video: Timing Belt Tension

TIMING BELTS & PULLEYS PT. 4: TIMING BELT TENSION | MECH MINUTES | MISUMI USA Welcome to the next installment in our Mech Minutes: Timing Belts & Pulleys series. This episode will continue discussing essential installment and setup steps, focusing ...