Misumi manufactures and supplies over 550 types of steel shafts for a wide variety of industrial applications, offering over one billion configuration options. Together with the company's extensive range of linear bushings, these shafts can be used to create variants that are tailored to specific guidance tasks, whatever the machine requirements.
Custom-configured shafts are available in a range of lengths, from 10 to 1500mm, and in diameters ranging from 3 to 50mm. Variants are offered in both standard and precision accuracy classes, and in tolerance classes g6, h5 and f8. The shafts are manufactured from surface-hardened steels, namely 1.3505/100Cr6, 1.4125/X105CrMo17, 1.4301/X5CrNi18-10 and 1.1191/C45E. These shafts also have surface treatments to suit specific application requirements. Misumi offers two finishes: hard chrome plating and low-temperature black chrome plating (LTBC plating). Depending on the process selected, users benefit from improvements in hardness, wear resistance, chemical and corrosion resistance, friction, adhesion, and enhanced visual or reflection properties. Thanks to improved corrosion protection and reduced friction, the lifetime of LTBC-plated components is considerably increased.
With a wide range of options available in terms of dimensions "" as well as end geometries and thread types "" these shafts can be configured with a high degree of accuracy and ordered to suit specific applications. Compared with conventional in-house or contract manufactured shafts, purchasing these products from Misumi is claimed to be faster and more cost-effective. This is because planning and outsourcing individual work stages - such as material procurement, set-up, machining, induction hardening, plating and quality assurance - is costly and time-consuming. Compared with using a general manufacturing plant and a separate provider of heat treatment and surface finishing services, purchasing custom-configured shafts from Misumi can result in cost savings of 70 per cent and time savings of 68 per cent.
All products are manufactured within the group to stringent quality assurance requirements. There is no markup for small-volume purchases, minimum goods value or minimum order value.
Go to the Misumi website or contact the company for more information about customised steel shafts.