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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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Question:  Dear Misumi Engineering Team, I am working on a design that includes a synchronous belt drive system. How do I know which pulley tooth profile to select for my design? – Ryan T. Answer: Timing belt & pulley systems ...

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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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Many engineers may stumble upon this question when specifying a motor for an application; should I use a Stepper or a Servo motor? Both stepper and servo motor are excellent but, what’s really important is understanding their capabilities.  The simplest way to ...

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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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MISUMI’s Design on Demand series is a recurring web series focused on helping designers with factory automation machine designs and component selection. In the 3rd of our 4-part Design on Demand series, you’ll learn about: • Various applications that black chrome ...

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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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