Misumi will be exhibiting at the Machine Building Show 2008 on Stand 1914 from 13-14 February. Visitors to the stand will be introduced to the company's innovative, efficient and cost-effective system for ordering configurable components from a catalogue. An extensive range of standard shapes is available, with maximum and minimum limitations generally used within industry-standard machines, and configurable in steps as small as 0.01mm. Using these methods, Misumi is able to offer special, or 'configured', components in the same manner as other suppliers offer a stock range of standard parts. This enables engineers to save valuable time and money.
Design Engineers visiting Misumi's stand will also be given a live demonstration of how to design their parts using Misumi's CAD download facility. There will also be previews of a Global Web Ordering System that will be available from March 2008.
Featured on the stand will be a wide range of component samples, and the new 2008 Factory Automation catalogue.
The nature of the automation industry is such that that producing precision mechanical components is very expensive. All components required for a design are unique, and all required in low volumes only. But this is exactly where costs can be dramatically reduced using Misumi.
In fact the company says that over 50 per cent of total costs and 30 per cent of design time can be saved. Take a locating pin, for example: a designer will typically need a variety of specific machined parameters, including diamond and round head, customised shank length, diameter and a number of unique dimensions to suit an application. Parts may be available via a supplier of standard components, but these will need additional machining, all with hidden and additional costs. In contrast, using Misumi enables the part to be custom-configured to order.
Customers across the world are realizing the dramatic cost savings that can be implemented when adopting the MISUMI system. Mike Baljak, a CAD support specialist at ATS Automation, says: "It is as simple as logging onto their CAD website - where you have direct access to a number of parts - inputting the parameters and downloading the 3D models. It makes designing more efficient, which saves time and money, and allows time to be focused on more important aspects of the design, increasing quality."
To register your details and request Misumi's catalogues and information, go to www.misumi-europe.com/www/lang/eng_UK/nav/001/hl/001/menu/cs/fn/txt_aw_13/content.html.