The CO2 emissions from cars must drop to 95 grammes per kilometre by 2025, this was already decided by the EU member states in the year 2015. There are some starting points to realise this goal. Firstly of course the switch to electric vehicles, but also the reduction of the overall weight of vehicles plays a major role in the compliance with the limits for CO2 emissions.
Washers go relatively unnoticed in constructive mechanical engineering. They simply belong to the screw as the saucer does to the cup. However, this self-conception may have disastrous consequences, Andreas Pilzecker reports.
MISUMI offers locating pins for your individual requirements with various configuration options. In contrast to application-specific in-house production, our locating pins represent an economic alternative for you.
As is the case in many other industrial markets, injection mould construction is becoming increasingly demanding and competitive. Customer requirements are becoming more specific, the markets more dynamic and the innovation cycles shorter. Prices and delivery times are the most important factors along with quality.
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 master linear bushings.
One of the positioning techniques consists of magnifying the workpiece under a microscope for positioning and aligning the reference lines on the workpiece with the reference lines in an optical instrument (microscope in this case) (cursor lines in the eyepiece of the microscope). This is typically applicable to positioning of a magnetic sensor gap. In this method, the state of positioning becomes hard to see when the cursor lines in the microscope and the reference lines on the workpiece are aligned with each other. However, improvement in the design of cursor lines makes the state of positioning easier to identify even at higher magnifications.
MISUMI has positioning stages with increased precision as well as a standard version (cost-efficient version) in the product range. The positioning stages with standard precision are designed for applications in assembly automation with slightly lower requirements and accuracies. They are, among other things, suitable as setting elements for the installation of measuring devices and testing equipment.
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There are a variety of coatings for surfaces: burnishing, chrome plating, anodising or electroplating with nickel - in addition to these current techniques for surface treatment, MISUMI Europa GmbH offers further coating methods for components from the extensive product range with advantages for a wide variety of applications.
Optimise your processes by using standardised components according to the DIN standard. DIN standards not only create efficiencies in terms of time and uniformity, but they also help you generate cost savings.
The NAAMS standard (North American Automotive Metric Standard) was established by the automotive manufacturers Chrysler, Ford and General Motors as well as Dayton Progress (a subsidiary of MISUMI). The NAAMS standard defines components which are used for body-in-white production. The goal of this initiative is to generate time and costs savings. Find out more at www.naamsstandards.org.
The application options of positioning technology are as varied as mechanical engineering itself. The requirements, however, are often clearly defined: positioning systems should be reliable, fit precisely to the given application, provide optimum availability, and ensure flexibility. These are important factors for success in the search for appropriate solutions. Basically, there are the following options for positioning:
Locating bushes and locating pins are characterised by a high level of versatility, which goes beyond their eponymous applications. Whether in mechanical engineering, vehicle construction, or various other industries, they are used in a variety of structures and are appreciated by engineers worldwide.
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MISUMI timing pulleys, or also toothed belt pulleys, are available for almost any shaft diameter in relation to the number of teeth and the selected profile. Toothed belts and toothed belt pulleys are largely standardized in accordance with DIN and ISO and therefore are compatible, even if they originate from different manufacturers. In addition to individual configuration options, our MISUMI timing pulleys are available in a wide range of materials, such as stainless steel, steel (burnished or chemically nickel-plated) plastic or aluminium (anodised or chemically nickel-plated). MISUMI offers components for timing belt drives in 3 fundamentally different profile versions:
The selection of MISUMI rotary couplings and universal joints is as varied as the range of applications of coupling components in the industry. Ranging from rotary couplings with a TM magnetic drive, plate couplings for servo motors, chain coupling, slat, multi-disc Oldham or claw couplings with outer and hub diameters, we have what you need for your application. Also components for special requirements, such as absolute water resistance or temperature ranges up to -50 degrees Celsius are part of our offer. If only low torques are being dealt with, such as for measuring instruments, cost-efficient rotary coupling made of plastic are available instead of the usual metal design. Below you will find an overview of all types of couplings from our portfolio.
Just as flexible as shaft couplings, you can use the housing bearings from MISUMI according to your requirements. Bearings with housings as a perfectly matched combination of rolling bearings and bearing housings are available in different versions and are particularly easy to install. With our wide range of housing bearing units, there is a large margin of play in the structural layout of the bearings. Through high scales of discounts for our housing bearings, we are also expanding your financial leeway, without forgoing the proven quality of MISUMI.
What do you associate with linear technology, first and foremost? As a manufacturer, one first thinks of pick&place, positioning and diagnostics applications. The principle of linear motion is also to be found very frequently in everyday life, however, for instance in rail vehicles, kitchen drawers and sliding doors. But despite the vast variety of applications, the basic characteristics of linear technology are clear: a low friction guide and the possibility to accept cross-loads without deformation. When you're looking for a linear system for your application, these are things you should be looking for.