Misumi Announces Greatly Expanded Line of Precision Linear Shaft Designs

Newly expanded product line provides machine builders and factory automation system designers with an exceptionally wide array of linear shaft design options

March 10, 2009 (Schaumburg, IL) Misumi USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Misumi Corporation, part of Misumi Group, Inc. (TOYKO: 9962) announces that it has significantly expanded its line of Precision Linear Shafts, components frequently utilized in machine building and in the design of industrial automation machinery and systems. The new line is featured in Misumi's 2009 Catalog of Mechanical Components for Assembly Automation.

The new Precision Linear Shafts are available in a multitude of design options, including:

o Radial wrench hole drilled at one or both ends (as a low cost alternative to wrench flat option now available for many styles)
o Precision option with improved perpendicularity tolerance of 0.03mm for many of the existing offerings.
o New High Precision Piloted Shafts with pilot concentricity tolerance of 0.02mm
o Both ends stepped and tapped with wrench flat
o Both ends tapped and one end stepped with wrench flat

All of Misumi's induction-hardened Standard and Precision Linear Shafts are precision formed, ground and machined to tight concentricity and straightness dimensional tolerances. The shafts come in standard and configurable sizes and lengths, as well as in a selection of materials/grades (e.g., Bearing Steel, Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel) and surface treatments (e.g., chrome plating, LTBC plating), depending on the user's specifications and application requirements. Users can also configure the dimensions of over 90 different machined end variations.

With no minimum order requirements or set up charges on a product portfolio of more than 500,000 metric and inch mechanical components, Misumi has built its reputation as the premier global supplier of high quality factory automation components. At the heart of the Misumi business model is the unique CAD Configurator and convenient Web Ordering System. This unique business model offers customers an effective strategy for reducing costs and gaining competitive advantage through streamlined production and assembly processes and faster time-to-market.

All pricing information and delivery times are published in the catalog and website. For more information on Misumi's comprehensive selection of Precision Linear Shafts, please visit our website at www.misumiusa.com.

About MISUMI USA, Inc.

Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, MISUMI USA, Inc. was established in 1988 as a Subsidiary of Misumi Corporation, a part of the Misumi Group (TOYKO: 9962). MISUMI USA, Inc. is a leading supplier of fixed and configurable components such as single-axis actuators, linear shafts, aluminum extrusions, linear guides, XY stages and other components for factory automation and various machine builds. For a complete list of available components, please visit www.misumiusa.com.

Misumi USA, Inc.
Patrick J. Esposito
Marketing Manager
P. 847-843-9105
F. 847-592-5922
E. pesposito@misumiusa.com

Mary Jane McDonald
OUTLOOK Marketing
Tel: 317.849.2144
Email: mjmcdonald3@comcast.net

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