In regards to the back-to-back arrangement or "DB", axial loads in both directions and radial loads can be sustained. Due to the large distance between the effective load centers, this type is suitable when moments are applied but can not withstand larger rotational misalignments.
Angular contact ball bearings can also be arranged in a face-to-face arrangement or "DF". When compared to the "DB" arrangement, the distance between the effective load centers is small, so sustainable moment capacity is lower than the "DB" combination. On the other hand, this combination can handle more rotational misalignment and is used with housings that have less accuracy.
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.
Sometimes design and environmental conditions are such that special type of bearings is needed. Perhaps bearings need to be waterproof, heat resistant or even nonmagnetic.
Misumi is offering comparison table for bearings for special environment (table 1.) to help customer evaluate bearing performance and select bearings with appropriate characteristics (Misumi 2008FA Metric catalog page 650).
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We are happy to inform you about some CAD Configurator improvements that we were able to implement recently.
1. We realized that not everyone is interested in seeing the preview of the parts and would like to go directly to download. (Especially since preview generation and part download speeds averaged about 30 seconds each).
As a result, we added an additional feature to the configurator. Instead of one “Generate” button that would first take you to the preview of the part and then allow you to download it, we now have two buttons: “3D Preview” and “Download”. This allows you to go directly to download without seeing the preview first.
1. In order to improve the speed of the Misumi configurator, we decided to install dedicated servers, so we do not have to compete with other companies, who’s catalogs are served by Part Solutions.
The servers are installed and went online this week. This change resulted in very significant latency improvements. The typical download and preview speeds are now in a 10 second range.
One of other issues we heard about was that the files are now in a ZIP form. We have not addressed it yet, but we discovered that you can eliminate a few steps if you use some of the more common ZIP programs like Winzip or Winrar. Instead of saving the file and extracting it later to a directory of your choice, you can just choose to open it and drag and drop the content to your cad system window. Please, remember that if the downloaded file is a macro, you should close all parts and assemblies first.
We will continue to work on improvements in many areas and we’ll let you know about them as soon as they are implemented.
Welcome to the Engineers Blog, the blog for engineers, written by engineers. Common topics for this blog will include geometric tolerances and fits, materials, surface treatments and hardness, various calculations, product selection criteria plus frequently asked questions and other topics as well. Our head of engineering, Chris Blaszczyk, will be contributing to this blog regularly and is sure to add to this list. Chris is often busy creating materials and presenting at our Configuration Tech Seminars which have proven to be a valuable resource for engineers.
This blog is dedicated to mechanical components used in automation and the machine design and build process. It is meant to be a forum of knowledge that will help the engineer quickly and easily find resourceful information for various topics. In addition we will use this blog to link to various helpful technical resources across the web. To get things started feel free to check out this section of technical reference guides by visiting: https://www.misumiusa.com/PDFViewer.aspx?Metric=true2008&Page=1516.
Lastly, feel free to comment on any of our postings to this blog. We welcome and encourage all comments and feedback. Remember this blog is here for you to use as a resource so please enjoy.