Our newly released Website offers a new tool that you will find very useful.
After you configure the part using the online configurator, you will find a button called "My Component List". Once you press it, a new window will open and you will be able to add this configuration to Your list. When you later go to "My Page" in the upper right hand corner of the Misumi site, you will find the added part under "My component list". Once you click on the desired component you will be taken not only to the correct configurator, but also the values you selected will already be chosen for you from system's memory.
This may help you if you are working with several parts in the same group or if you need to make slight modifications to your configuration.
Please, remember that you have to be logged in to use this feature.
Unfortunately, as we all know, there is no universal naming convention in the Assembly Automation Industry. For example, what some people call Clevis Pins, Misumi calls Precision Pivot Pins. As a result, if someone were to perform a keyword search of Clevis Pin on our website, no parts would be returned. Even worse, you may have a part in mind that literally doesn't have a name (so there is nothing to type in the "Search by Keyword" box on our website).
In situations like this, look on the Misumi e-Commerce Homepage, there are listed 11 major product categories; Linear Components, Rotary Components, Transmission Components, Locating Components, Inspection Components, Industrial Materials, Hardware, Springs/Shock Absorbers, Hydraulic/Pneumatic Components, Temperature Controller components and Structural Components. You can find the part you are looking for by selecting the tab under which your specific component was listed.
"You are already logged in with this ID. To continue, re-type your password. If someone else is currently logged in using your ID, that person will be forced to log out" when you try to log into our site.
If so, there is a very easy solution. Before I get into the solution, let me explain exactly why this happens. When you log into our website, two things happen. First, a unique key is generated and stored as a cookie on your computer. Second, the database that runs the website records that you are "logged in". Now, if you lose that cookie that has your unique key in it (for example, by closing your web browser) without explicitly logging out of our website, then the next time you try to log in, the website will see that, according to our database online, you are still logged in. But, since your computer does not have the login cookie, it assumes that someone else it trying to log in as you. That is why you receive that error message.
Now, the good news is that it is very easy to fix this situation. Once that error message appears, simply enter your username and password again, and you will be able to log in as normal.
Have you tried registering with our website, but can't log in?
Well, the problem may be that you failed to receive our verification email.
Registering with Misumi is a two step process. First, there is the online registration that must be filled out. Once that is filled out, that triggers the second stage. The second stage is an email that is automatically sent to the address you previously entered. Contained inside this email is an activation link. This activation link is only valid for 14 hours. If you click on this link within 14 hours, it will activate your account. It is only then (after your account become active) that you will be able to log in.
Now, if you never received an email from Misumi after the first part of the registration, it is most likely due to a spam filter. Don't worry, you can still register, but you will need to contact Misumi Customer Service in order to activate your account.
When selecting the "Precision Linear Shaft" or "Rotary Shaft" product groups (on the left hand side of the website), do you have trouble determining the differences in shape between the parts? If so, then click on the "Schematics" tab located in the upper right hand corner of the screen. This will switch the images shown from photos to schematics. This will make it easier to see the differences between the parts.
Looking for a physical stop, but don't want to take up a lot of room? Have a look at our Stopper Bolts with Bumpers (US Metric 09 page 961, or search online for part type: UST). These are standard hex head cap screws, but they have a urethane, polyacetal, or silicon bumper baked onto the head.
Misumi now offers two different types of single axis robots called RS and RSH.
Both RS and RSH come with the motor and controller.
The programing software is very easy and fast.
Load capacity is 〜11kg(Horizontal)、〜4kg(Vertical) for RS style units
and 〜80kg(Horizontal)、〜16kg(Vertical) for RSH style units.
The stroke is configurable for both styles and can be as large as 800mm for RS and 1050mm for RSH.
Max. Speed is up to 1000mm/s for RS and 1800mm/s for RSH
Please, follow this link to find out more information:
New Single Axis Actuator Catalog can be ordered here:
We have been asked by several customers what is contained in the RS unit package.
The RS units contain the following:
- The actuator with integrated ballscrew, motor and Magnetic encoder
- Cable connecting the unit to the Controller
- Instruction manuals for The robot and the controller (on CD)
The PC based RS Controller software is not part of the package and can be purchased separately along with a special USB cable connecting the Controller to a PC.
Other optional components that can be purchased are:
- Handy terminal in two different versions,
- I/O cable
- Noise Filter
- Set of printed manuals.
To extend linear guides life, it is highly recommended to reapply grease to them periodically unless the application requirements prohibit any kinds of lubricants. Lubricant prevents against metal to metal contact and also minimizes retainer wear by reducing friction. Grease should be periodically reapplied depending on the operating conditions.
Misumi recommends lubrication intervals every 100km of travel or 6 months which ever comes first for normal conditions and every 3 months under severe conditions (high speed, high load etc…).
In case you need to have either “Light-Press Fit” or “Press Fit” between shafts and Ball Bearings instead standard “Sliding Fit” that Misumi shafts with g6 tolerance produce with ball bearings combination, please refer to new addition “Drive Shafts” and alterations either PJ or DJ (js6 tolerance for “Light-Press Fit”) or PK or DK (k6 tolerance for “Press Fit”).
If you are looking for rotary shafts with three key grooves positioned from on end (It is also available when compining alterations KC & WKC but two grooves are positioned from one end and one groove is positioned from the opposite end which in some cases can be crucial) refer to new styles added to our website: Click Here
Many of our customers have asked us if we could offer NAAMS style locating pins with Misumi's configurability.
Misumi first developed bullet nose type pins that were similar to NAAMS products, but with some differences. Please see both links:
Flanged style pin: http://www.misumi-ec.com/usa/eusaen/ItemDetail/10300607970.html
Large Head Pin: http://www.misumi-ec.com/usa/eusaen/ItemDetail/10300608060.html
Recently, we developed several styles of pins that almost exactly match NAAMS style pins, but the head diameter and length are configurable.
We offer two styles of retaining block style pins:
Flanged Retaining Block Pin- Bullet Nose Type
Large Head Retaining Block Pin- Bullet Nose Type
Another style of pins will work with standard NAAMS style cylinders:
Small Head Cylinder Pin - Bullet Nose Type
Large Head Cylinder Pin - Bullet Nose Type
The maximum working head lengths of these pins are up to 30mm, but some of the NAAMS pins are much longer. Our customers suggested we develop pin holders instead. The holders will allow quick change over and at the same time will prevent the pins from breaking.
Here are two pin holders:
Retaining Block Pin Holder
Cylinder Pin Holder
Here is a quick reference page that shows all styles of new pins:
Each of the links will show you an application example and explain how the pins are typically used.
One problem with having a catalog that contains thousands of parts is getting familiar with all of the different parts that are available.
For example, one interesting part that Misumi offers are Curved Aluminum Extrusions located on page 1113 of the Metric 09 catalog (http://www.misumiusa.com/PDFViewer.aspx?Metric=true2009&Page=1113). There are several different extrusion sizes and radii available (on top of the standard 1mm increment selection in length).
Also, Misumi sells the matching acrylic panels that fit inside of these panels. (Picture1, Picture1, Picture3, Picture4, Picture5)