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With an LX15 linear guide, MISUMI follows the trend towards miniaturisation in automation technology

The LX15 is just 20.2 mm tall, only 44 mm wide and the available lengths are between 75 and 200 mm. The latest linear unit in the product range of the Japanese manufacturer and supplier of standard, purchased and made-to-order parts is therefore considerably smaller than the previous smallest linear guide (LX20), which measures 27 mm tall, 52 mm wide and between 80 and 300 mm long.

MISUMI supplies the LX15 optionally as an open or closed model, and in two precision classes. The positioning accuracy of the unit is ±20 µm, with a repeatability of ±3 µm. Furthermore, the new linear guide can be delivered with or without an MX * lubrication unit, as well as a standard or low-particulate lubricant. The MX lubrication unit consists of a special type of polyurethane saturated with lubricant. It extends maintenance cycles and thus contributes to reduce costs.

The most basic LX15 model—no cover, standard lubricant, no lubrication unit, high performance—is already available from EUR 450. As always, the catalogue company offers reliable delivery times — of just eight days in this case. Units with optional extras such as low-particulate lubricant, excellent accuracy and a lubrication unit are with the customer within 13 days of receipt of the order. And like all of the other million or more products available from MISUMI, the new linear guide is configurable in increments of 0.01 mm, and MISUMI does not impose a minimum order quantity or apply a small-volume surcharge. Quite the opposite: Within Germany, delivery is free — even for orders of just one item.

The new LX15 linear guide is not included yet in the 2011/2012 paper catalogue. If you are interested in this product, further information, including prices and delivery times, can be found in the e-catalogue of the Japanese manufacturer and supplier of standard, purchased and made-to-order parts at www.misumi-europe.com/lx15.

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