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Ball screws are one of the many components seen throughout factory automation applications. Using the same concept seen with a bolt and nut, this assembly uses the rotary motion of the screw to actuate the nut in a linear direction. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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One of the main design challenges faced during the early design stages of automated mechanical systems deals with the precision and repeatability needs of components and sub-components.  Sometimes, these two design considerations tend to dwarf all others in becoming 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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At a high level, ground and rolled ball screws appear to function nearly identically within a wide range of mechanical applications.  However, the raceway surfaces, which are very similar to traditional machine screw threads found in a typical screw/nut system, ...

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Linear motion products are the most commonly used motion elements in the automation of transfer, locating, and assembly machinery. Here, three types of linear guides, Linear Bushing, Slide Guide, and Oil Free Bushing will be compared and explained as we ...

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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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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.  A breakthrough in this regard, the conveyor belt system represented one of ...

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