Belt drive actuators
The MSA Series Belt Drive Actuators can carry loads up to 500 lb and have a repeatability of +/-25 µm or better
The MSA Series Belt Drive Actuators are designed to optimize can be configured to carry loads up to 500 lb with travel speeds ranging from 1200 to 10,000 mm/sec, and standard lengths up to 6.25 m, with custom lengths available. The pulleys used in MSA Series Actuators feature precision-machined one-piece steel construction, nickel plated for durability and corrosion protection, and an integral shaft for superior strength. The tough timing belts are made of specialty steel cords molded into highly flexible polyurethane material to protect against damage and deformation. All MSA Series Actuator models have a repeatability of +/-25 µm or better.
MISUMI USA, Inc.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.