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Custom Precision Machining Parts for Motion Control/Instrumentation

Aug. 22, 2019

Rollyu manufactures and supplies high precision machining components to customers in the Motion Control sector. Some of the components included are custom plates, blocks, Housings, mounts, brackets, clamps, nuts, adapters, covers, boxes, housings, supports, couplings, cones, flanges, fittings, grippers, rods, holders, pins, inserts, guides, etc.

Custom precision machining plays a critical role in the field of motion control and instrumentation, where high precision, reliability, and efficiency are paramount. These components are essential for ensuring precise movement and accurate instrument readings in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, robotics, aerospace, and scientific research. Below is an overview of how custom precision machined parts are utilized in these areas:

Key Components in Motion Control Systems

  1. Gears and Gearboxes

    • Essential for changing the speed, torque, and       direction of a moving part. Custom gears must be precisely machined to       ensure smooth operation and minimal wear.

  2. Shafts and Bearings

    • Shafts are central to rotating parts and must be       machined to precise tolerances. Bearings support these shafts and allow       them to rotate freely, which is critical for reducing friction and wear.

  3. Actuators

    • Convert electronic signals into mechanical       movement. Custom components in actuators might include precision screws,       pistons, or hydraulic components, depending on the type of actuator       (electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic).

  4. Cams and Followers

    • Used in various applications to convert rotary       motion into linear motion, or vice-versa, with high precision to maintain       the timing and control within machinery.

  5. Linear Guides and Ball      Screws

    • Facilitate precise linear motion control,       essential in CNC machinery, robotics, and high-precision assembly lines.

Instrumentation Components

  1. Sensor Housings and      Mounts

    • Precision components that protect delicate       sensors from environmental conditions and ensure accurate positioning for       precise measurements.

  2. Valves and Flow      Controllers

    • Regulate the flow of liquids or gases in       systems; require high precision to control flow rates accurately at       varying pressures and volumes.

  3. Precision Optics Mounts

    • Hold and align optical components including       lenses and mirrors. These require exact tolerances to prevent optical       misalignments that could compromise the system's functionality.

  4. Connectors and Adapters

    • High precision connectors and adapters are       crucial for ensuring reliable connections between various components in       instrumentation systems.

Materials Commonly Used

  • Stainless Steel: Preferred for its strength and corrosion      resistance.

  • Aluminum: Valued for its lightweight and corrosion      resistance, often used in aerospace and robotic applications.

  • Brass and Copper: Typically used in electrical connectors and      valves for their conductivity and corrosion resistance.

  • Engineered Plastics: Such as PEEK or Delrin, known for their      strength, light weight, and wear resistance, often used when metal is      unsuitable.

Manufacturing Techniques

  • CNC Machining: Offers the repeatability, precision, and speed      required for custom parts.

  • EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining): Used to cut extremely      hard materials and intricate designs that are difficult to achieve with      traditional machining.

  • Laser Cutting and Water Jet Cutting: Effective for precision      cutting of a broad range of materials with minimal waste and without      introducing stresses.

Quality Control

  • Dimensional Verification: Tools like Coordinate      Measuring Machines (CMM) ensure components meet strict tolerance      requirements.

  • Surface Finish Testing: Ensures that the      surfaces meet the necessary specifications for smoothness, which is      critical in maintaining the performance of moving parts.

  • Material Testing: Verifies that the correct materials with the      right properties (e.g., strength, corrosion resistance) are being used.


  • Robotics: Both in industrial and consumer applications,      where precise movement is essential.

  • Aerospace: For instrumentation that must perform under      extreme conditions.

  • Medical Devices: In equipment like MRI machines and robotic      surgery tools, where precision is critical to safety and effectiveness.

  • Automotive: Precision parts are crucial for systems such as      autonomous driving controls and sensor placements.

The demand for custom precision machining in motion control and instrumentation reflects the growing need for high-performance, reliable, and efficient components in modern technology-driven industries. These custom parts often require interfacing with complex electronic systems and functioning under stringent operational conditions, making precision machining an invaluable part of modern engineering solutions.



Custom Precision Machining Parts for Motion Control/Instrumentation