Locating pins – The cost-efficient alternative

MISUMI offers locating pins for your individual requirements with various configuration options. In contrast to application-specific in-house production, our locating pins represent an economic alternative for you.

You receive the following from MISUMI:
  • A selection from a product range with pre-set head diameters, standard lengths and pin diameters
  • Free choice of head diameter with pre-set head and pin lengths and pin diameters
  • Freely configurable head diameter and length and pin length

We would especially like to recommend our DLC-coated locating pins which have up to ten times less wear than the uncoated products.

DLC surface coating

The special feature of the MISUMI locating pins is the DLC (diamond-like carbon) surface coating. This type of coating is particularly suitable for automotive welding, as the standard locating pins made from steel would stick to the aluminium of the vehicle chassis and would therefore be subject to significantly greater wear.

The DLC coating is characterised by:
  • Extreme hardness
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Low friction coefficient
  • Chemical resistance and biocompatibility

The MISUMI locating pins for automotive welding allow you to benefit from the following surface properties:

  • Good adhesive strength
  • Surface hardness: ~2000 HV
  • Surface colour: Black
  • Layer thickness: ~ 1 µm
  • Coefficient of friction (steel): 0.1-0.2

The service life of DLC-coated locating pins from MISUMI amounts to more than 20,000 cycles in automotive welding compared to a steel pin which has to be replaced after approx. 2,000 cycles. Save time and money in future with locating pins from MISUMI!

Configuration in the MISUMI online shop

You can freely configure locating pins in our online shop according to your requirements:

Tip shape of the inlet side

First of all, choose your desired tip shape of the inlet side:

Tip type of the insert guide area

Seven cone and spherical shapes are available for the tip type of the insert guide area:

Insert guide area

Then select the specification of the insert guide area:

Shape of the mounting side

The following options are available to you for the shape of the mounting side:

Surface treatment and heat treatment

You can now select the surface treatment and heat treatment you require. We offer different surface treatments: Bronzed, chemically nickel-plated, hard-chrome plated, polished surface, hard-chrome plated + polished or clearly anodised. A special feature is the DLC coating which is particularly suitable for use in automotive welding.

You can choose between “carburised” and “directly quenched” for the heat treatment.

  • Steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Plastic
  • Aluminium
Inlet sides and tolerance, mounting sides and tolerance

The inlet sides, mounting sides and the relevant tolerance can be chosen at the end. You have the option here to configure the diameter in increments of up to 0, 1 mm.

Following the configuration, you can view the unit costs and delivery times in the online shop.


Video - MISUMI locating pins

This video provides you with an overview of the MISUMI locating pins. Find out how you can configure your desired product in our online shop and discover the different head shapes and options for surface treatment.

Important information: Products of third-party suppliers (non MISUMI products) with a lead time of 4 days or less can be cancelled within 2 hours after order placement. Please refer to our cancellation policy and T&C for further details.