The company is introducing steering and shift linkage solutions (MS20271 and MS20270 series) focused on the cross- and needle-bearing design. They incorporate high-strength alloy steel yokes with permanently-sealed drawn cup needle bearings and a forged cross. The joint has rigid axial stiffness for push/pull loads. A variety of hub materials are available, including alloy with or without plating, stainless steel, forged steel, and extruded aluminum.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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