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

How the Right Rollers Ensure a Better End Product

Welcome Meridian Laboratory to the MISUMI Mech Lab! Read on for ML6’s expertise on Rollers. Having worked with raw base polymer manufacturers for more than 55 years, Meridian Laboratory has developed custom polyurethane ML6 blends, which are used in the ...

3 Tips for Locating the Step on Linear Guides

Getting the right fit for linear guides and mounting blocks is crucial. Without the right fit, the slide guide can deteriorate over time, causing large-scale operational problems. There are a couple of ways to locate the step so everything fits ...

New Year, New Designs Tips

We hope 2020 brings new, innovative, and creative designs for you. To help you be a successful designer, we’ve created a list of tips to help you design with MISUMI. Check them out below! 1. Need inspiration? Be sure to ...