Empowering Engineers with Configurable Components November 2007 - www.misumiusa.com

New products in the 2008 Catalog!

The 2008 MISUMI Metric and Inch catalogs feature a plethora of new products and product variations. See below for a list of some of the most popular new products featured in the 2008 catalogs and click here to pre-order your 2008 MISUMI catalogs today.

Linear Guides

Even more types are now available so application demands can be easily met.

New types include long block, wide block and wide block with dowel pin designs.

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Low Temp Black Chrome Plating

Used as corrosion prevention and in low reflection environment.

Special coating process that will not peel or flake.

Now available for Linear Shafts, Linear Bushings, Linear Guides and Ball Screws.

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Linear Shafts

Linear Shafts are now stocked in standard lengths.

Stocked shafts include 52100 Bearing Steel and 440C Stainless Steel materials.

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Self-Lubricating Linear Bushings

Provide a low maintenance solution for a wide range of applications. Available in many shapes and variations.

Rated life span is 3X longer than average linear bushings.

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More product variations available with screw or bearing designs.

Selectable Urethane thickness.

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Locating Pins

Now with 15X more shapes and materials available to meet an even more diverse set of applications.

Large head variations and resin types available.

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Special Offers

Save More & Get More - Click here

MISUMI currently has several special offers designed to help engineers save more and get more such as:

Sign-up for a Configuration Tech Seminar from MISUMI

MISUMI USA Inc., a provider of Factory Automation Assembly Components, launched a nationwide Configuration Tech Seminar program to expand its professional services to the design engineering community. Comprehensive and focused on practical problem solving and cost saving techniques for the engineering professional, these FREE sessions are highly interactive between instructor and attendee. All MISUMI USA instructors bring current real world experience and know-how to their course instruction.
Free Seminars - Click here
These half-day technical seminars are designed to give factory automation engineers cost effective solutions using the MISUMI USA business model. Major highlights are the CAD Configurator used to configure components and to download native CAD files, no minimum order quantities, and a product portfolio of over 500,000 metric and inch components.

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.

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Product Spotlights

MISUMI empowers engineers with configurable components through a product portfolio of 500,000 stock and configurable factory automation components. Each month MISUMI will highlight a few of the features and benefits for these components.

Screws / Bolts / Washers / Nuts

MISUMI offers an assortment of screws, bolts and nuts suited to meet most any application. From high strength and stainless steel hexagon bolts to quick tightening nuts as well as configurable screws and washers, MISUMI has a complete line of product types with various material and surface options. Click here to learn about the complete line of screws, bolts and nuts from MISUMI. To view the entire line of configurable washers, click here.

Single Axis Actuator

The MISUMI Single Axis Actuator is available in 208 configurations with a standard manufacturing time of 11 days and a $1,073 starting price. MISUMI has produced the reliable way to bring linear motion to the machine that's quick, easy and affordable. Click here for complete product specifications for the MISUMI Single Axis Actuator.

Technical References for Fundamental Mechanical Components

Overall machine performance has a lot to do with knowing the strength tolerances of your components, especially when dealing with critical components such as screws, pins, bolts and rings. Please see the following links for helpful technical reference guides covering this most important issue.

Proper Tightening Forces and Calculating the Strength of Bolts, Screws and Dowel Pins Find Out More >>

Hexagon Socket Set Screws and Hexagon Bolts Find Out More >>

Hexagon Nuts, Cotter Pins, Spring Pins and E-Shaped Retaining Rings Find Out More >>

C-Shaped Retaining Rings Find Out More >>

MISUMI Configurable Components

Why go custom when you can configure?

50-Ton Hydraulic Press

This 50-ton hydraulic press is used as a staking machine to fasten materials together. All the mechanical components shown between the top and bottom plates, except for the sensor brackets, were supplied by MISUMI. 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 280,000 metric and inch components.
  • No drawings are required. Use the online CAD Configurator to configure components and download native CAD files.
  • 99.97% on-time delivery rating with most products shipping in 6 days or less.
  • Price and delivery are published in the catalog and on the web site for the entire product portfolio of more than 500,000 Metric and Inch components.
  • 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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