All machines contain standard mechanical components such as spacer sleeves or shim rings. Misumi is promoting its capability for delivering these components in customised dimensions with no small-volume surcharge.
When non-standard spacer sleeves, washers or shim rings are required for a machine, having these parts manufactured internally or externally is often the only option. For small quantities, this can prove costly in terms of both time and money. The Japanese manufacturer and supplier of mechanical standard, purchased and made-to-order mechanical parts for automation technology and special-purpose machinery offers an alternative. These purchased parts are featured in both its hardcopy and online catalogues as freely configurable standard or precision designs. Parts are delivered within eight days. There is no need to supply a part drawing when ordering, and the process is simple thanks to a clear order code with an article number containing all crucial information.
An example is the spacer sleeve FNCLSS-V5.4-D8.8-L15.6. The part number FNCLSS indicates that this is a standard design metal sleeve made from austenitic, acid-proof 18/10 Cr-Ni steel with no special surface treatment. It has an inner diameter of 5.4mm, an outer diameter of 8.8mm and a length of 15.6mm. The same sleeve in a precision design with an LTBC (Low Temperature Black Chrome) coating would bear the name FSASCR-V5.4-D8.8-L15.6.
Many components can be configured to individual specifications in increments of 0.1mm. Dimensions, material options, surface treatment and hardness are linked with the relevant price and delivery times in clearly laid-out tables. This means that customers do not have to enquire about delivery times and prices. Furthermore, the discount tables make it much easier to order larger quantities. This eliminates the need for itemised requests for special dimensions or surface treatments, meaning that the costing process for custom orders takes no longer than for standard components. This not only applies to shims and sleeves or screws and magnets, but to all products in the Misumi catalogue.
With Misumi, there are no minimum order quantities or order values and no small-volume surcharge, making it a particularly attractive option for users who rarely need to order large quantities. And for customers within Germany, even posting and packaging is free. To find out more about customised standard mechanical components from Misumi, go to the website at www.misumi-europe.com.