Ryutaro Izumi

Ryutaro Izumi is the president of Izumi International, a global manufacturing supply company headquartered in Greenville, SC.

Recent Posts

Why We Recommend the DTH Mounted Fiber Tension Sensor

Posted by Ryutaro Izumi on Jul 18, 2017 12:22:31 PM

After 40 years in the textile and fiber industry, we here at Izumi International often see common errors in the fiber production process.

For one, correct tension control is commonly overlooked in composite material manufacturing.

Even with the most modern equipment, if the starting tension at the creel is not controlled properly, then the final product may be constructed of fibers with varying tension. As a result, it will not fully utilize the strength of all fibers equally. This can degrade the mechanical properties of the final product.

In other cases, we see applications where tension on fibers is so high that it causes filament damage. This can also degrade the quality of the final product.

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Topics: Carbon Fiber

What makes Musashi fluid dispensers highly reliable

Posted by Ryutaro Izumi on Jul 11, 2017 8:14:00 AM

At Izumi International, we’re proud to be official distributors of Musashi Engineering automated dispensing equipment. Musashi is the largest fluid dispenser manufacturer in Japan, and their wide line of dispensing products are frequently used in Asia’s electronics manufacturing industry—an industry that demands high-precision applications.

Why do we favor Musashi dispenser products over brands that are better known in the U.S.? There are several important reasons:  


Engineering expertise

Musashi Engineering, Inc. was established in 1978, giving them nearly 40 years of experience in the automation world.

But it’s not just longevity that matters here. Nearly half of Musashi’s 700 employees have an engineering background, meaning product design, development, and testing are all done with an expert eye.

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Topics: Industrial Automation, Fluid Dispensing

A Phosphor Silicone Dispensing Solution for LED Manufacturing

Posted by Ryutaro Izumi on May 2, 2017 2:27:36 PM

If you’re involved in LED manufacturing, you understand how much relies on your equipment providing exact accuracy each time. You want to avoid wasteful mistakes while creating LED products that are perfectly consistent from production day to production day.

Unfortunately, some of the more finicky steps of LED production pose challenges for consistency. This is especially true in the case of the potting of phosphors for white LEDs.

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Topics: Fluid Dispensing

Accurate Length and Speed Measurement in Fiber Processing

Posted by Ryutaro Izumi on Mar 29, 2017 1:32:32 PM

Whether you specialize in the production of carbon fiber, textile fiber, fabric, film, or any other kind of fiber or web product, proper measurements of length and speed are vital to your success.

Accurate and stable speed and length measurements ensure consistent output for your fiber or web material process. Inaccuracy in a processing line can result in various problems. If you produce less material than your equipment setting indicates, you’ll upset your customer; producing too much means a profit loss for your company.

Many companies rely on the speed or length counters which are initially included on the equipment. But as time passes, how do you know that reading is accurate? 

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Topics: Carbon Fiber