Washers come in standard and tapped models.

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Designed for compression springs, Standard Type Washers come in 1045 carbon steel with black oxide finish, 304 SS, and 4 resin types, which provide insulation while minimizing weight of components. Offered in flat and knurled styles, Tapped Type Washers come in 1045 carbon steel with black oxide finish and 304 SS. Threaded I.D. facilitates adjustment to initial load. Both types feature extended collar design, which minimizes distortion during expansion and contraction.

Original Press Release:

Misumi Expands Line of Compression Spring Washers

Standard and Tapped designs provide superior strength and performance.

New resin materials provide insulation with reduced weight.

May 18, 2009 (Schaumburg, IL) Misumi USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Misumi Corporation, part of Misumi Group, Inc. (TOKYO: 9962) has announced the recent expansion of its line of Washers for Stainless and Carbon Steel Compression Springs.

Compression Springs of all sizes are commonly used across a broad range of factory automation applications. Misumi's ruggedly made Compression Spring Washers (Part No. SPGCC20-9-6) are available in two different types, with selection dependent on the application requirements. These include:

o Standard Type - Available in 1045 Carbon Steel with Black Oxide Finish, 304 Stainless Steel, and four (4) new Resin types (Polyacetal in White and Black; and MC Nylon in Blue and Ivory). The lightweight yet rugged resin materials provide insulation and reduce the weight of the components.

o Tapped Type - Features a threaded I.D. which facilitates adjustment to initial load. Two new Tapped Types include 2-Flat and Knurled styles in 1045 Carbon Steel with Black Oxide Finish and 304 Stainless Steel

Both the Standard and Tapped Washers feature an extended collar design which adds strength and reduces warpage or distortion during expansion and contraction.

Misumi's comprehensive range of Round Wire Compression Springs is manufactured to precise dimensional tolerances. They are available in Spring Steel (ASTM A228) and 304 Stainless Steel-WPB. Product specifications, load calculations and technical data for Compression Springs and Washers are provided in the 2009 Misumi Catalog or online. Misumi also offers a wide range of Coil springs used in applications where a heavier load is required and are also common in a variety of Press and Die applications.

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 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 Springs, Washers, Shock Absorbers and Gas Springs, 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 (TYO: 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

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