MATERIALS: Misumi USA Inc introduced a new line of Polycarbonate Pipes to its comprehensive array of bars, pipes and rods. The Polycarbonate Pipes are designed for use in building and assembly of a wide range of automated industrial machinery, factory automation and manufacturing systems in many industries, including Medical and Food.
Designated as Misumi Part Number PIJC, the Polycarbonate Pipes are available in a variety of pipe diameters ranging from 13 to 89mm. Tolerances vary according to outer diameter and length selected, and length is configurable in 1mm increments.
Manufactured of tough polycarbonate to stringent quality standards, the new pipes offer the highest level of impact strength among all transparent resin materials - their impact absorption is approximately 30 times higher than that of acrylic resin. Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic polymer widely used in the chemical and other industries because of its inherent strength, impact absorption, and excellent resistance to both high and low temperatures. Shipping time for the new Polycarbonate Pipes is six days.
All Resin Rod products are available in a wide range of sizes, with length configurable in 1mm increments. Volume pricing is available and published. All of Misumi’s Resin Rods, Precision Resin Rods, Resin Pipes and Polycarbonate Pipes are RoHS compliant, fully meeting the EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances Standard.
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