Misumi USA

August 17, 2009 08:04 ET

Misumi Introduces Single Axis Robot RS Series Actuators for Linear Motion Applications

New RS Series Further Expands Misumi's Comprehensive Portfolio of Single Axis Actuators Designed to Perform a Diverse Array of Motion Control Functions

SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwire - August 17, 2009) - Misumi USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Misumi Corporation, part of Misumi Group, Inc. (TOKYO: 9962) (TSE: 9962) announces the expansion of its line of Single Axis Actuators with an all-new product offering -- Misumi Single Axis Robot RS Series Actuators. The new RS Series can be utilized in a wide range of automated machine applications requiring precise motion control. For example, they can be used to perform part assembly, pick-and-place, stacking, inserting, inspection, alignment and testing, and other functions.

The new Single Axis RS Series Actuators are CE compliant and are available in six small sizes (RS) and six large sizes (RSH), as well as in Clean Room Class 10 versions. The small types are driven by stepper motors, large types by AC servo motors.

The new RS Series product line offers:

  • A superior structure to extend product life span, even in harsh environments. (Rated life span is 10,000km and above.)

  • A configurable stroke of 50 to 1050mm with constant load capacity regardless of speed.

  • Clean Room Class 10 versions (RS C and RSH C), which feature a sealed design and high durability stainless steel cover.

  • Rapid delivery time. In North America, units ship within eight (8) days of order.

  • A favorable price/performance ratio over competitive products in the market.

Misumi offers an array of accessory options for the Single Axis Robot RS Series Actuators. These include: Power and signal cables, I/O cabling, control terminal, noise filter, support software and dedicated USB cable (to connect controller to the PC), and replacement data backup batteries for larger, RSH-type controllers. Functions such as cycle time simulator and monitoring module are unique to Misumi support software.

With the launch of the RS Series, Misumi continues to expand its comprehensive portfolio of single axis actuators designed to provide precision linear motion in packaging, medical, semiconductor, automotive and other automated assembly operations. Misumi's highly popular LX Series has also been expanded to include high precision class actuators and actuators with motors. The LX Series models are available in over 1000 possible configurations, and they are available in standard, cover and the new LXM with motor models. In additions, specially designed brackets allow a combination of two units on a different axis.

All pricing information, technical data and delivery times are published in the Misumi catalog and website. For more information on Misumi Single Axis Robot RS Series and comprehensive line of Single Axis Actuators, please visit our website at

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.

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 (TOKYO: 9962) (TSE: 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

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