Mastering Ball Screws Pt 3: Ball Screw Operating Performances

Friction is one factor in ball screw performance.  There are 2 different friction torques affecting screw operation performance.  Each friction torque is dependent on the type of feed screw. Feed screw is a mechanical element used to convert rotational motion ...

The great debate: Stepper or Servo?

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 ...
Bearing Lock Nuts

Q&A: Tightening Torque for Bearing Lock Nuts

Question: Dear Misumi Engineering Team: We have several shafts on one of our machines that need to be removed periodically for maintenance. These shafts are supported with tapered bearings that are locked with a nut. How much torque should we ...