Empowering Engineers with Configurable Components February 2008 - www.misumiusa.com

New Single Axis Actuators

  • 226 Configurations
  • Manufactured in 6 days
  • $460 Starting price
  • Available with or without cover
  • Base lengths available in 10mm increments
  • Compact design, equipped with dowel holes on base plate and carriage
  • Lifespan Calculation Software available at www.misumiusa.com/saa
The LX Series is now available for a variety of precision motion control applications in the packaging, machine tool, automotive, appliance, semiconductor, medical and other industries. The new line offers a choice of standard or covered styles in three capacities, with lower overall stage height to conserve space, dowel holes in the base plate for accurate and fast assembly, plus the base length is configurable down to 10mm increments. As with all MISUMI products, there is no minimum quantity and configured units can be supplied in as little as six days. Unit prices start at $460. Click here for more information and to try our new Lifespan Calculation Software.

Order the NEW Metric and Inch 2008 MISUMI Catalogs!

Order the 2008 MISUMI Catalog
More than 200,000 new products are featured in the 2008 MISUMI Catalogs including new shaft collars, supports, bushings, bearings, guides, ball screws, pins, couplings, pulleys, belts, washers, shims, retaining rings, angle plates, rollers, handles, casters, springs, clamps, manifolds, extrusions and accessories.

With MISUMI, there is no minimum quantity. Pricing and lead time information are always published in our catalog. Click here to order your 2008 MISUMI catalogs today.

Order the 2008 MISUMI Catalog


Visit MISUMI at South Pack

Visit MISUMI in booth 1623 at the South Pack show in Charlotte, NC
March 19-20, 2008 MISUMI will be in booth 1623 at the South Pack show in the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. This is part of ATX South show, which is the premiere southern event for factory automation. Click here to view the South Pack web site.

Sign-up for a Configuration Tech Seminar from MISUMI

Free Seminars - Click here
MISUMI continues its nationwide Configuration Tech Seminar program. The intent is to expand its professional services to the engineering community through a comprehensive seminar focused on practical problem solving and cost saving techniques.

These FREE sessions are highly interactive between instructor and attendee and feature:
  • Learn how to use configurable components to shorten lead times through application examples from companies such as:
    • Dial Tool Industries
    • ABCO Automation
    • Cincinnati Automation & Test a division of MAG Cincinnati Automation
    • ATS Automation Tooling Systems
  • Talk to MISUMI engineers about new products
  • All who attend will receive a Global Atomic Traveling Alarm Clock
  • Also, register now and receive a FREE white paper download!

Click here to register for the next FREE Configuration Tech Seminar in your area.

Interested in bringing one of our Configuration Tech Seminars to your location?
Call 1.847.843.9105 x251 or email droark@misumiusa.com for information.

New Services

MISUMI Standard Length Straight Shafts are Now Stocked and Ready to Ship in One-Day

The new "Linear Shafts Quickly" program includes 450 straight shaft types and competitive pricing for the entire product line.

When compared to previous one day express manufacturing options the "Linear Shafts Quickly" program allows you to save up to 65% cost for standard straight shafts. Metric stocked shafts include 52100 Bearing Steel, with or without chrome plating, and 440C Stainless Steel materials.

In addition, Inch stocked shafts include 1060 Steel and 440C Stainless Steel materials. One-day shipment and prices as low as $1.70 are standard for MISUMI linear shafts.

Click here to view the entire line of linear shafts.

MISUMI Offers Canadian Customer Care Program

MISUMI offers the Canadian Customer Care (CCC) Program intended to save Canadian customers on brokerage fees associated with US to Canada shipments. The program is designed to set a standard brokerage fee of $4.95 USD for all ground shipments. This cost savings effort is a result of customer feedback stating that although MISUMI offers competitive pricing, even for small quantity orders, the brokerage fees were a burden to those who did not order in high volumes.

Click here for full details.

Special Offers

Machine Design - Spec MISUMI Components

Do you design machines but don't build them yourself?
Spec MISUMI Components into your machine design and you could receive a $100 Best Buy Gift Card. Click here for full details.

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Product Spotlights

Each month MISUMI highlights a few of the features and benefits for some of its most popular components.

Shaft Supports

Beautifully machined shaft supports from MISUMI are available in a vast array of shapes, types, materials and surface treatments. From flange mount to unique T-shaped and L-shaped styles MISUMI offers a complete line of shaft supports in 1045 carbon steel, 304 stainless steel and 2017 aluminum alloy materials.

Click here to learn more about the full line MISUMI shaft supports.

Shaft Collars

With demanding applications design engineers require a wide assortment of shaft collars. In response to this need MISUMI has 138 types of shaft collars through various shape, material and surface finish combinations. MISUMI shaft collars are all compatible with MISUMI linear shafts with many offering designs and features that were developed from customer requests.

Click here to learn more about our full line of shaft collars.

XY Stages

MISUMI offers a complete family of XY Stages, each with many sizes and options. For 2008 the XY Stage product line has increased its selection why decreasing manufacturing times for some of its products. As a result MISUMI now offers one of the most comprehensive lines of XY Stages available.

Click here for more information on our entire line of XY Stages.

Steel Plates / Stainless Steel Plates / Aluminum Plates / Copper Plates

Why machine custom plates when you can configure plates from MISUMI and save valuable time and money? MISUMI Plates offer configurable dimensions in 1mm increments and arrive machined and ready to install. Available are a variety of steel, stainless steel, aluminum and copper materials so exact application needs can be met.

Click here or more information on our entire line of Plates.

For help in choosing the right class of steel, click here to view the Steel Plates Reference Guide.

Technical Resources for Precision Linear Motion of a Load in a Single Axis

See below for some helpful technical guides to help you determine the best way to bring single axis linear motion to your application.

Click here to try our new Lifespan Calculation Software More >>

When to Build, When to Buy - Single Axis Actuators More >>

Application Ideas for Single Axis Actuators More >>

Calculation of Life Span of Linear Systems 1 More >>

Calculation of Life Span of Linear Systems 2 More >>

MISUMI Configurable Components

Why go custom when you can configure?

Cincinnati Automation & Test

Cincinnati Automation & Test relies on MISUMI for linear shafts, linear bushings, locating pins, pivot pins, washers, collars and circular posts in its machine builds because these components can be configured for the application.

Click here for the entire story.

What is the configurable component? - The configurable component is a component that allows the engineer to specify critical dimensions through various design parameters.

For example: Using configurable linear shafts provides you with:

  • Configurability in 1mm length increments.
  • No drawings are required. Use our online CAD Configurator to design shafts to your specifications and download native CAD files.
  • Choose from a variety of shaft-end configurations. See below for a sample.
  • Standard manufacturing time of 3 days with same day or next day shipping available on some configured shafts.

shaft-end configurations

MISUMI Business Model

In addition, the MISUMI Business Model offers customers:

  • No minimum order quantities or set up charges for a product portfolio of 500,000 metric and inch components.
  • No drawings are required. Use the online CAD Configurator to configure components and download native CAD files.
  • 99.95% on-time delivery rating with most products shipping in 3-6 days or less.
  • Price and delivery are published in the catalog and on the web site.
  • Components can be ordered using the web ordering system at www.misumiusa.com.

For more information about MISUMI:


Visit our website at www.misumiusa.com
or call 800.681.7475. for more information and/or to place an order.

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