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10x20 Zinc Clear Hex Free Clevis Pin

Jan 03, 2011

We are pleased to announce that our SP10MS-ZCHF is now available. This clevis spring pin has a zinc clear hex free (ROHS compliant) plating and fits our MTC-10S, MTC-10S-ZC and MTC-10S-ZCHF clevises. Direct weblink: https://www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=10756


NUT SELECTION EXPANDED

Dec 21, 2010

We are pleased to announce the addition of many new nut sizes including: M16 x 2.00 RH Plain Jam Nuts, M10 x 1.50 RH Zinc Clear Lock Nuts, 1/2-20 RH Zinc Yellow Hex Nuts, 5/8-18 RH Zinc Yellow Full Nuts, M8 x 1.25 RH Zinc Clear Hex Nuts, M10 x 1.50 LH Zinc Clear Jam Nuts, 5/8-18 RH Zinc Clear Jam Nuts, 5/8-18 RH Grade 8 Plain Hex Nuts, 7/16-20 RH Hex Plain Nuts, M12 x 1.25 RH Zinc Yellow Jam Nuts, 10-32 LH Zinc Yellow Jam Nuts, M10 x 1.50 RH Plain Weld Nuts, 7/16-20 RH Zinc Clear Jam Nuts, 1 - 14 RH Zinc Clear Jam Nuts, and 7/8-18 RH Zinc Clear Jam Nuts.


OVER 7,700 CUSTOMERS!

Dec 15, 2010

Midwest Control Products Corp is pleased to announce that we are now serving over 7,700 customers worldwide with ball joints, clevises, push-pull cables, spherical rod ends, wireforms, tube fabrications, linkage assemblies, hydraulic hoses, hydraulic adapters and welded fabrications. We also are serving thousands of other customers indirectly via our exclusive distribution partners in the United Kingdom, Colombia and Australia, and through hundreds of regional distributors. We thank EACH of you for your continued support!


High Misalignment Rod End Boots

Dec 15, 2010

We are pleased to announce that the first of our RB series high misalignment rod end boots is now available, the RB-10 for 5/8" male rod ends (link: http://www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=10710). This boot will fit male rod ends that have high misalignment inserts in them (such as the HMBZC-10-8 with the MXM-10 rod end), or rod ends with the high misalignment 'trunion' style ball such as our MXTT-10 (link: http://www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=4063).


M16 x 2.00 STUDDED Female Rod End Now Available

Dec 03, 2010

We are pleased to announce that our DWTF-16S female, studded DIN metric, teflon raced spherical rod end is now available. Direct weblink: http://www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=10701.


DOUBLE DIP?

Nov 29, 2010

As we approach the end of 2010, we're wondering what 2011 holds for the various industries we serve. Our 2010 (ending Dec 31st) sales will close out with a 45% increase over 2009. However, between the currency market uncertainties, and state, federal and national debts, we're sensing mixed forecasts from our customer base. Our largest customers seem to be the most optimistic. Our smaller customers tend to be far less optimistic depending on their region and their marketplace. We're planning on growth in 2011, but more from increased market share than from customers increasing schedules. We still see too many of our customers with activity levels 30%, 40% and even 60% down from 2008 on a part-to-part comparison. Even so, we continue to operate with no debt, monthly profits, and heavy investment in energy savings, new inventory, new equipment, and new product lines. If you have a question about what we're seeing in your specific industry, drop me an email at mcr ("@" symbol) midwestcontrol (".com") (sorry, trying to avoid the spammers). I wish each and every one of you a wonderful Christmas and holiday season - Mark Rauschert.


OVER 7,500 CUSTOMERS!

Nov 15, 2010

Midwest Control Products Corp is pleased to announce that we are now serving over 7,500 customers worldwide with ball joints, clevises, push-pull cables, spherical rod ends, wireforms, tube fabrications, linkage assemblies and welded fabrications. We also are serving thousands of other customers indirectly via our exclusive distribution partners in the United Kingdom, Colombia and Australia, and through hundreds of regional distributors. We thank EACH of you for your continued support!


M5 x M6 Female Rod Ends with STUDS

Oct 27, 2010

We are pleased to announce the introduction of our DWTF-5S (M5 x 0.80 RH) and DWTF-6S (M6 x 1.00 RH) spherical rod end bearings (heim joints/rose joints). These rod ends feature a teflon bearing race with the additional feature of a rod end stud staked by us into the ball i.d. Increases misalignment and reduces the need for a mounting bolt (ie: it's integral).


1 - 14 LH Jam Nut Now Available

Oct 20, 2010

We are pleased to announce that we now offer 1-14 LH jam nuts, plated zinc clear.


4340 Chrome Moly 5/8-18 Rod Ends Now Available

Oct 18, 2010

We are pleased to announce that our HSR-10 and HSRL-10 rod ends are now available. These 5/8 x 5/8 rod ends feature a 4340 chrome moly steel and an ultimate radial static load rating of 23,950 lbs. These are our strongest 5/8" rod ends yet!


1.50" x 1.50" Monster Rod End

Oct 04, 2010

MCP is pleased to offer 1.50" - 12 RH Alloy Steel monster Spherical Rod End (Heim Joints). Our MXM-24 is priced at 4 pieces for $32.97 each. These rod ends have a 79,000 pound ultimate radial static load rating.


1.50" x 1.50" Monster Rod End

Oct 04, 2010

MCP is pleased to offer 1.50" - 12 RH Alloy Steel monster Spherical Rod End (Heim Joints). Our MXM-24 is priced at 4 pieces for $32.97 each. These rod ends have a 79,000 pound ultimate radial static load rating.


1 - 12 RH Jam Nut Now Available

Sep 29, 2010

We are pleased to announce that we have added 1 - 12 RH Zinc Clear Jam Nuts to our fasteners offering. Direct weblink: https://www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=10657.


OVER 7,000 CUSTOMERS!

Sep 27, 2010

Midwest Control Products Corp is pleased to announce that we are now serving over 7,000 customers worldwide with ball joints, clevises, push-pull cables, spherical rod ends, wireforms, tube fabrications, linkage assemblies and welded fabrications. We also are serving thousands of other customers indirectly via our exclusive distribution partners in the United Kingdom, Colombia and Australia, and through hundreds of regional distributors. We thank EACH of you for your continued support!


TURBO SEARCH is back!

Sep 20, 2010

We are pleased to announce that we have reinstated Turbo Search based on your feedback! Use Turbo Search to search by 1 to 3 variables: product family, material and thread size. You can access Turbo Search from the side navigational menu to search for spherical rod ends (heim joints), ball joints, hydraulic hoses, push-pull cables, etc.


M10 x 1.25 RH CHROME MOLY SPHERICAL ROD END

Sep 14, 2010

We are pleased to announce that our DXTM-10-F is now available. This series features a male M10 x 1.25 RH thread, a chrome moly housing, and a slotted nylon race. Direct weblink: www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=10650.


7/8-14 LEFT HAND JAM NUT NOW AVAILABLE

Sep 08, 2010

We are pleased to announce that we now have 7/8-14 LH jam nuts, plated zinc clear, available. Our direct web link is www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=10636.


RUBBER BOOT for Studded 5/16 Female Rod End Now Available

Sep 07, 2010

We are pleased to announce that our RFS-5 is now available. The RFS-5 is a molded rubber boot (gaitor) that fits studded female spherical rod ends. Direct web link: http://www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=4088


NEW WEBSITE

Aug 18, 2010

We are pleased with the feedback we are receiving on our website and encourage you to keep giving it! We will be adopting almost all of the suggestions we have heard within the next few days.


CHROME MOLY ROD END STARTER KIT

Aug 14, 2010

We are very pleased to introduce our Chrome Moly MXM Starter Kits. These kits are designed to provide resellers, OEM's and installers incredible value and selection of the most popular chrome moly rod ends with quantities and ratios amongst rod ends reflective of typical customer demand. Here are some more details:

MXMSK-1 Kit (thread sizes of 1/4" thru 3/4" chrome moly). Includes the following:
(4) 1/4-28 RH x 1/4 
(6) 5/16-24 RH x 5/16 
(8) 3/8-24 RH x 3/8 
(4) 3/4-24 LH x 3/8
(4) 7/16-20 RH x 7/16
(2) 7/16-20 LH x 7/16
(12) 1/2-20 RH x 1/2
(8) 1/2-20 RH x 1/2
(8) 5/8-18 RH x 5/8
(4) 5/8-18 LH x 5/8
(4) 5/8-18 RH x 1/2
(2) 5/8-18 LH x 1/2
(2) 3/4-16 RH x 5/8
(2) 3/4-16 LH x 5/8
(12) 3/4-16 RH x 3/4
(10) 3/4-16 LH x 3/4

MXMSK-2 Kit (thread sizes of 7/8" thru 1-1/4" chrome moly). Includes the following:
(4) 7/8-14 RH x 7/8
(2) 7/8-14 LH x 7/8
(16) 7/8-14 RH x 3/4
(8) 7/8-14 LH x 3/4
(4) 1-12 RH x 1
(2) 1-12 LH x 1
(4) 1-14 RH x 1
(2) 1-14 LH x 1
(2) 1-12 RH x 3/4
(2) 1-12 LH x 3/4
(4) 1.25-12 RH x 1.25
(2) 1.25-12 LH x 1.25
(16) 1.25-12 RH x 1
(10) 1.25-12 LH x 1
 

CHROME MOLY MONSTER ASSORTMENT KIT - SMFK Series

This is an AMAZING VALUE kit. Featuring our MXM series of chrome moly rod ends, this kit is designed to provide incredible flexibility and value to serious end users, installers and resellers. This kit is available in three thread sizes: 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4". Each kit includes the following:

SMFK-500-1 Kit (1/2-20 threads): (10) 3" tubes, (10) 4" tubes, (10) 5" tubes, (2) 6" tubes, (2) 7" tubes, (2) 8" tubes, (2) 9" tubes, (36) RH rod ends, (36) LH rod ends, (150) rod end seals/boots, (50) rod end washers, (50) high misalignment inserts, (50) LH nuts, (50) RH nuts.

SMFK-625-1 Kit (5/8-18 threads): (6) 4" tubes, (6) 5" tubes, (6) 6" tubes, (2) 7" tubes, (2) 8" tubes, (2) 9" tubes, (16) 5/8 x 5/8 RH rod ends, (16) 5/8 x 5/8 LH rod ends), (8) 5/8 x 1/2 RH rod ends, (8) 5/8 x 1/2 LH rod ends, (100) rod end seals/boots, (30) rod end washers, (50) high misalignment inserts, (50) RH jam nuts, (50) LH jam nuts.

SMFK-750-1 Kit (3/4-16 threads): (4) 4" tubes, (4) 6" tubes, (4) 7" tubes, (2) 9" tubes, (2) 13" tubes, (2) 16" tubes, (16) 3/4 x 3/4 RH rod ends, (16) 3/4 x 3/4 LH rod ends, (4) 3/4 x 5/8 RH rod ends, (4) 3/4 x LH rod ends, (64) rod end seals, (32) rod end washers, (12) 3/4 x 5/8 high misalignment inserts, (6) 3/4 x 1/2 high misalignment inserts, (25) RH jam nuts, (25) LH jam nuts.

ROD END ASSORTMENT KITS now available

We are pleased to announce the introduction of numerous GREAT VALUE spherical rod end kits. Here are a few highlights:

MXM Kits: 24 different kits containing: (2) MXM/MXML Rod Ends (LH/RH), (2) Thread Bungs (LH/RH), (2) Nuts (LH/RH)

MSF Kits: 2 different kits. The 'Small Threads' kit contains 15.2 pounds of female inch rod ends with thread sizes between 3/16" and 7/16". The 'Large Threads' kit contains 11.3 pounds of female inch rod ends with thread sizes between 5/8" and 3/4".

DWTF Kit: Our 'Female Metric Assortment' kit contains 17.2 pounds of female rod ends with thread sizes between M5 and M16.

SHK Kits: 171 different kits! This series includes 171 different lengths and rod end styles. The kit features (1) hex connecting tube, (1) LH spherical rod end, (1) RH spherical rod end, (1) LH jam nut and (1) RH jam nut. Great kit for OEM's, prototypes, jobbers, installers, resellers, end-users and hobbyists. Bearing Race styles and options change as the thread sizes get larger to reflect typical rod end linkage usages. For example, the 3/16" linkage sizes offer steel raced and bronze raced rod ends, where as the 3/4" thread sizes focus more on chrome moly rod ends with slotted races. GREAT VALUE kit.

SSHK Kits: 109 different kits! This series is identical to the SHK Kits except the SSHK Kits INCLUDE STUDS FITTED TO THE SPHERICAL ROD END BALLS.

SFK Kits: This series, called our Spherical rod End FLEX Assortment Kit, offers 35 different sizes. The 'FLEX' refers to the flexibility this kit provides. Each kit contains (1) connecting tube, (1) LH chrome moly rod end, (1) RH chrome moly rod end, (1) LH nut, (1) RH nut, (4) rod end face seals, (4) high misalignment inserts, and (4) rod end washers. While you'll always have a few components leftover, this kit provides GREAT VALUE and GREAT FLEXIBILITY. Great for installers, OEM's, resellers, hobbyists and end-users.

HARDENED STEEL RACE ROD ENDS now available

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering hardened steel raced rod ends in both male (MEM series) and female (MEF series) thread sizes. Typical parts include MEM-8-6 and MEF-6-ZCHF.

KNOBS now available

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering shift knobs and cable knobs. Typical part numbers include KBK-500F-1, RBK-750-1, KSTP-187, KPT-375, and KRT-187.

JAM NUT ASSORTMENT KITS now available - GREAT VALUE

We are pleased to announce we are now offering a number of different jam nut assortment kits. Our 'Stainless Nuts 3/16 - 5/8' kit includes 3.6 pounds of stainless jam nuts in the 10-32 thru 5/8-18 sizes. Our 'Large Nuts 3/4 - 1.50' kit includes 12.6 pounds of 3/4 thru 1.5" zinc plated steel jam nuts. Our 'Small Nuts 3/16 - 5/8' kit includes 3.6 pounds of 10-32 thru 5/8" zinc plated steel jam nuts. Our 'Metric Nuts M4 - M22' kit includes 4 pounds of M4 thru M22 zinc plated steel jam nuts. All of these kits provide great value whether you are an OEM, a distributor, a jobber, a retailer, a hobbyist or an end user.

SPACERS & METAL BUSHINGS now available

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering various sizes of spacers and metal bushings. Typical part numbers include SSB-9151 and SSB-8022.

SLEEVE BEARINGS (BUSHINGS) now available

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering 14 styles and sizes of bronze bushings. We use many of these items in our in-house production of bearings, shift levers, and bell cranks and are now making them available at reasonable prices to our customers. Typical part numbers would include BFL-10-0.500, BFL-12-0.338, and BFL-12-0.417.

CLEVIS PIN ASSORTMENT KITS now available

We are pleased to now offer assortment kits of clevis pins and cotters pins in both inch and metric configurations. Our 'Inch Pins & Clips Kit' contains 12.2 pounds of inch clevis pins (with cross hole), grooved pins, cotter pins, and clips for the grooved pins. Our 'Metric Pins Kit' includes 9.1 pounds of metric clevis pins (with cross hole), grooved pins and clips for the grooved pins (no cotters provided in this kit). Our 'Inch Pins & Cotters Kit' includes 6.7 pounds of inch clevis pins (with cross hole) and cotter pins. Great Value for OEM's, resellers, hobbyists, etc.

MALE & FEMALE BLANK FORGED YOKE ENDS

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering blank, bulk forged yoke ends. Check out our male series (FBYM) and female series (FBYF) for those applications where you just can't seem to find the thread and pin hole configuration that you need.

ASSORTMENT KIT FOR COMMON CABLE LINKAGE ENDS

We are pleased to announce we are now offering assortment kits that contain the most common ball joints and clevises used on inch thread cables. Our Cable Linkage Ends kit includes 101 pieces of 16 different ball joints and clevises. The quantities of each are based on our 40 years of experience of supplying the cable industry and represent the BEST VALUE for cable assemblers.

TURN-TO-LOCK & NON-LOCKING CABLES now available

We are pleased to announce that our website now offers various styles and lengths of our standard turn-to-lock cables. Check out our CBL-TTL-BW-30, CBL-NL-GV-40, CBL-NL-BH-40, CBL-NL-GV-30, CBL-NL-BW-30, and CBL-NL-BH-30 series of standard cables.