A Guide to Timing Belt Sizing and Selection

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.Β  This quick comparative guide will serve as an ...

Performance of Timing Belt Profiles

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.Β  Within this quick guide, the fundamentals of the relative performances of the PT drives, ...

Strengths & Limitations: Belt Drive vs. Ball Screw Actuators

The challenge for mechanical automation systems in the past has been the successful conversion of rotational motion from electric or mechanical motors into useful forms of linear motion.Β  A breakthrough in this regard, the conveyor belt system represented one of ...
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 ...