N e w   P r o d u c t s

 

Suction Cups,Vacuum Components,Vacuum Pumps,Vacuum Switches from ANVER

Add a New Product

 

NEW PRODUCT:Soft Grip Back Blow Safety Air Gun For Cleaning Inside Diameters

EXAIR's new Soft Grip Back Blow Safety Air Gun delivers a blast of air to effectively blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose inside diameters, channel, bores, holes, internal threads and other internal part features. The ergonomic design of the air gun keeps the operator's hand in a comfortable position so it can be used for hours of continuous use without fatigue.

An array of holes on the Model 1006SS Back Blow Air Nozzle provides a forceful back facing 360-degree airflow to clear out coolant, chips and light oils from machining processes. This nozzle prevents blowing chips further into a part, tube or pipe and eliminates any safety hazard created by blowing debris out the far end of a pipe or tube. Air consumption is only 22 SCFM at 80 PSIG with a low sound level of 80 dBA. The nozzle is manufactured with a small profile and will fit inside openings as small as 7/8″. It is effective on diameters up to 4″. It is constructed of type 316 stainless steel to provide durability and superior resistance to corrosion. The airflow that exits the nozzle is quiet and cannot be blocked which complies with OSHA standards 29 CFR 1910.95(a) and 1910.242(b). It is also CE compliant.

Since airflow is directed back toward the operator, personal protective equipment is recommended. Chip Shields to protect the operator from the exiting debris are available. Extension pipes from 12″ to 72″ are stocked to provide necessary reach for longer tube and pipe clean out. A variety of Safety Air Guns are available including the Precision, Heavy Duty and VariBlast Compact Safety Air Gun. Prices start at $176.

For more information, contact:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/qtr_bbsag.htm

 


 

SCHUNK has extended its series of digitally controllable magnetic grippers with the compact SCHUNK EGM-M monopole gripper.

Features of the gripper:
-With compact dimensions of 26 mm x 98 mm, it is still precise and powerful
-Even though it’s small, the EGM-M is suitable for handling parts weighing up to 10 kg
-Since its magnetic field reaches to the outer edge, there are no interfering contours
-It can be positioned anywhere on the workpiece, and can be combined with larger units.

No compressed air or vacuum is required to actuate the monopole grippers
As with all the SCHUNK EGM magnetic grippers in this series, the monopole grippers operate with energy-efficient electro-permanent magnets - they do not require compressed air or vacuum. Only a short current pulse for 300 ms is required for actuation and deactivation. Since no energy supply is required in activated condition, the parts remain securely gripped even in the case of an emergency stop or a sudden loss of power.

Flexible and adjustable to handle a variety of workpieces
The SCHUNK EGM-B bi-pole gripper was designed for handling heavy and complex ferromagnetic parts. Available with one, two, or four pole pairs in different arrangements, along with pole extensions allow adjustment of individual handling objects.

The range of SCHUNK EGM grippers have a gripping force of 1.2 and 22.5 kN, and is designed for parts weighing a maximum of 147 kg, with a material thickness starting from 3.5 mm. For handling of thin sheets, the gripping force can be reduced in eight stages with an additional control unit. The EGM-M magnetic gripper can be used in confined spaces due to its compact dimensions, and in a maximum ambient temperature of 40° C the activation or deactivation time amounts to 300 ms.

www.us.schunk.com



 

New! DVP Proportional Valves

Clippard's next-generation DV Series valve is now available in a 2-Way proportional control version! The new DVP Series provides a high degree of control and customization. Available in manifold mount or #10-32 mounting styles, the DVP provides fast response times and exceptionally long life.
Clippard DVP Series High Flow Proportional Control Valves
Features:

-Industry standard for leak-free operation
-Over 1,000,000,000 cycles
-Extremely low hysteresis
-Fast response time
-Large flows in a small, sleek design
-Low heat rise/low power
-Robust stainless steel "spider" flat armature spring
-CE, RoHS compliant

Clippard's newest DVP series proportional solenoid valves are precision-built 2-way control valves, utilizing Clippard's unique valving principle. This powerful series was designed as the next generation of Clippard's best-selling original EV line. With a lifespan of over a billion cycles; a solid, compact design; and extremely high flow rates, these valves are suitable for many applications across numerous industries.

The DVP series provides air or gas flow control and varies the output flow based on the current input to the solenoid. The consistent gain (see chart) of this valve provides a high degree of control.

Controllability and overall value are the main features of the DVP series. The valve may be controlled using DC current, open or closed-loop control, and even PWM (pulse width modulation) to cover a large range of applications.

Clippard



 

ROSS CONTROLS® Announces New M35 Series Modular Double Valves

(TROY, MI) – ROSS Controls® introduces its new M35 Series safety exhaust (dump) valve for Category-4, PL e machine guarding applications.
The safety function of the M35 Series valve is to shut off supply of pneumatic energy and to exhaust any pneumatic energy from downstream of the valve.
The ROSS® M35 Series double valve includes the 3/2 normally closed function, dual poppet design, and are based on the proven technology of the SERPAR® Crossflow family of double valves.

This new M35 Series control-reliable double valve is designed with external monitoring for safe redundant operation, and is available with or without EEZ-ON (soft start) function. The EEZ-ON® (soft start) module option allows slower build-up of pressure during start-up. The M35 Series valve is enhanced with a modular mounting design, allowing flexible air entry system assembly.
Additionally, this pending BG Certified valve will be included in the SISTEMA library data that is downloadable from the ROSS website.
For more information on ROSS® M35 Series double valve with soft start capability, contact your local ROSS distributor, ROSS’ customer service or visit ROSS’ website.

ROSS CONTROLS
1250 Stephenson Highway
Troy, MI 48083-1115
248-764-1800
www.rosscontrols.com

 


 

ANVER Corporation, a leader in vacuum handling technology, introduces its innovative Vacuum Control Module (MCU, micro control unit) that combines safety and efficiency for its vacuum lifters.

The modern safety features conveniently control all vacuum pump functions on the front panel and is fitted with a standard 95+ decibel audible vacuum leakage warning system and color-coded safety lights to increase safety and reduce danger. The Vacuum Control Module (MCU) houses all the required vacuum generator controls in one sturdy unit, including safety indicator lights and the VLS-03E audible vacuum leakage warning system. The VLS-03E sounds an alarm if a slow vacuum leak is present and the vacuum level drops to a pre-determined set point. All gauges, safety lights, and power switches are mounted on the front MCU for efficiency, easy visibility and accessibility.

Additional safety features include a dual redundancy safety interlock Lock-out Lifting Bail for horizontal lifters where the bail is the master, this means that the pendant has attach and release buttons that lockout when the lifter is in the air and the bail is in tension. The pendant interlock will not change the vacuum state until the lifter has been safely placed on the ground.

A vacuum transducer is used through an A/D converter and a Pic MCU to control the Lock-out Lifting Bail and two button pendant safety control to monitor atmospheric pressure and compensate to insure adequate vacuum at altitude.

ANVER Corporation
36 Parmenter Road
Hudson, MA 01749, USA
Phone: +1-978-568-0221
North America Toll Free: 800-654-3500
Fax: +1-978-568-1570


 

NEW PRODUCT:Patented No Drip Atomizing Spray Nozzle Covers 360 Degrees

EXAIR's patented 1/4 NPT No Drip internal mix 360 degree hollow circular pattern atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays away from the nozzle in all directions. These can provide a smooth, even coating on the inside diameter of a pipe or similar ductwork. They are also effective for operations where mist over a broad area is needed, such as dust suppression, humidification and cooling. They combine liquid and compressed air inside of the air cap to produce the finest mist of atomized liquid that can be easily adjusted to meet the needs of your application. These spray nozzles provide liquid flows from 1.6 to 14.7 gallons per hour with liquids up to 300 centipoise.

EXAIR’s patented No Drip valve assembly stops liquid flow when air pressure is shut off which stops post spray drip which can ruin product finishes on painted or coated surfaces. No Drip Atomizing Spray Nozzles are also an important tool for saving expensive coatings and chemicals or conserving water. They can be used with water, light oils, chemicals, rust inhibitors, paints & dyes.

The stainless steel construction of these No Drip atomizing nozzles adds to their durability and corrosion resistance. EXAIR No Drip atomizing nozzles are available with 1/8 NPT, 1/4 NPT and 1/2 NPT connections and in a variety of sizes and shapes to meet your needs. All models come with our 5 year Built to Last Warranty and are CE compliant. No Drip internal mix 360 degree hollow circular pattern spray nozzles ship from stock and start at $383.

For more information contact:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/ndsmat.htm

 


 

Cleanroom Gripper for Small to Medium Part Handling

The EGS from SCHUNK is perfect for the gripping of small to medium sized workpieces with flexible force and high speed in clean environments such as assembly, testing, laboratory and the pharmaceutical industry.

It is digitally activated by binary signals for easy start up and rapid integration into existing facilities and is extremely fast to achieve the maximum number of cycles per minute. The EGS is very sturdy, making it almost wear-free while also supplying high gripping forces for every cycle.

The EGS has autonomous gripping and swiveling, adjustable gripping force, and freely adjustable angle of rotation. It is energy efficient due to the use of an electric power train, and is very simple to use with no programming costs.

www.us.schunk.com


 

Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce the continued success and expansion of the ME, MR, MHP, and now the SS-7 Series Linear Position Sensors

Used to measure the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders in industrial, mobile, or subsea applications. With NO MAGNET REQUIRED the installation and cost of ownership is dramatically reduced without sacrificing accuracy specifications. The ME (embedded version) , MR (port-mount version), MHP (port mount 25mm hex housing) and SS-7 (Subsea port-mount) Series fit into a gun-drilled cylinder in the same way a magnetostrictive sensor would be installed but without the counterbore necessary for the magnet.

Features:
-NO MAGNET REQUIRED !!!
-NEW SS-7 Series operates to a depth of 12000ft !!!!
-MHP with 25mm hex housing
-Measurement ranges from 1 to 24 inches (25 to 600 mm)
-IEC IP-67 aluminum or stainless steel housing
-Contactless; no wearout
-85 C operation (105 C option)
-DC voltage or current analog output
-SenSet™ Field Adjustable Scaling

ME/MR/MHP sensors use a simple coil design rather than “time-of-flight” technology or resistive film. They are based on a patented contactless inductive sensing technology that employs a solid probe construction style which requires only a simple conductive tubular target or a small diameter deep hole gun drilled in the cylinder rod for operation rather than needing a permanent magnet ring or some other type of special target. The ME/MR/MHP/SS-7 Series sensors can withstand intense shocks and vibration, and operating temperatures up to 85 C for standard products and 125 C for custom units. Resembling a magnetostrictive sensor with its sensor head and male o-ring port threads, an ME/MR/MHP/SS-7 sensor has a shorter stroke-to-probe length ratio and can thread into the same o-ring bosses (either SAE J1926-8 or ISO 6149-1 M18) that accept a magnetostrictive sensor. For those applications where an ME/MR/MHP/SS-7 is replacing an existing magnetostrictive sensor, the magnet ring can usually be left in place without affecting the performance of the sensor. The IP-67 sealed housing uses no trimmer pots for setting Zero and Full Scale. Instead, ASG's proprietary SenSet™ calibration feature permits the user to match the analog output of the sensor to the motion of the actuator or cylinder on a stand-alone basis rather than the user having to scale the sensor's basic output in an associated control system.



 

ASCO Introduces the Numatics 502 Series Directional Control Valves Featuring High Flow Rates and Widest Range of Accessories

ASCO has introduced the Numatics 502 Series pneumatic directional control valves with high flow rates and the broadest range of components and accessories. The 502 Series joins a family of high-performance sub-base mounted directional control valves (501 Series and 503 Series) that have higher flow rates; less power consumption; and exceptionally easy on-site installation, configuration, and modification.

"The ASCO Numatics 502 Series valves have up to 30% greater flow than the products they replace — making them ideal for design engineers desiring a more compact valve, or for those who want to increase a machine's work capacity using the same size valve," said Andy Duffy, vice president, sales, Americas, ASCO. "In addition, these new directional control valves offer the greatest range of pneumatic ‘sandwich' components (pressure regulators, pressure shut off, exhaust flow controls) that allow an almost infinite number of configurations based on the customer's requirements."

The modular 502 Series (18 mm) is a general purpose industrial valve for automation and piloting applications in the automotive and tire, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and packaging machinery industries. The valve has the flexibility of meeting the ISO 15407-2 standard while maintaining its high-flow characteristics.

In addition, the performance of the 502 Series' dual-pressure sandwich regulator, plus the accuracy of the company's Numasizing engineering tool, allow the end user to dramatically reduce compressed air and power consumption. The valve is designed for use with ASCO's next-generation Numatics G3 fieldbus electronic platform that is easy to assemble, commission, and maintain.

"Whether the customer requires ISO certification or a standard product, the 502 Series is optimized to provide the greatest combination of reliability, spool technology, electrical connections, and sandwich components on the market today," said Duffy.

For more information, contact ASCO by phone at 1-888-686-2842 or 1-248-596-3300, by e-mail at asconumatics.insidesales@emerson.com, or visit www.asco.com.


 



 

NEW PRODUCT:Measure Air Usage Wirelessly on your Network

EXAIR's new Digital Flowmeters with wireless capability use a Zigbee® mesh network protocol to measure and monitor your compressed air use, trends, and historical data. Each meter has a range of 100ꞌ (30 meters) and transmits data to an Ethernet connected gateway. Each meter and gateway are configured for security and have 128 bit encryption for the wireless transmissions. Measuring compressed air is the first step toward identifying high compressed air use areas, compressed air leaks and optimizing air use.

Each meter ships with the wireless to Ethernet gateway, power supplies and installation tools. Compressed air monitoring is made easy by downloading the EXAIRlogger™ software for the Digital Flowmeters. With this software customers can graph the data, aggregate it to identify air use trends, or use it with other analytic software to effectively monitor air and save money. Airflow values are expressed in Standard Cubic Feet per Minute or Cubic Meters per Hour.

Digital Flowmeters with wireless capability for schedule 40 iron pipe are now available in sizes 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch, 1 inch, 1-1/2 inch, 2 inch, 2-1/2 inch, 3 inch and 4 inch. They are CE and RoHS compliant and can also be ordered for schedule 80, 10S or Type L copper pipe. Prices start at $1308.00.

For more information contact:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/wdfm.htm

 


 

Festo MSE6-E2M Energy Efficiency Module Now Compatible with Ethernet/IP and PROFINET


The intelligent energy efficiency module MSE6-E2M from Festo automatically monitors and optimizes the compressed air consumption of production equipment and can alert plant personnel to system leaks.

HAUPPAUGE, NY, First introduced in 2015, the MSE6-E2M (E2M) intelligent service unit is now compatible with Ethernet/IP and PROFINET communication protocols – significantly expanding potential applications in North America. E2M units can pay for themselves in less than a year from the energy savings accrued.

The E2M automatically shuts off the air supply to a machine when in standby mode, thus reducing energy consumption. E2M performs typical monitoring functions, making system pressure and flow information available in real time which enables faster response to compressed air leaks.

The E2M features a solenoid valve integrated with a pressure and a flow sensor in one compact package. These units flow up to 5,000 liters of compressed air per minute, program easily, and can quickly connect to Festo MS series air preparation units.

Automatically go into standby mode to save energy
Based on user defined parameters, the E2M module detects when a machine is idle and automatically shuts off the air supply. When the unit receives a startup signal from an operator, the E2M resupplies compressed air. In the case of a particularly complex production process, automatic standby detection can be deactivated in favor of manual operation.

Automatic leakage detection
The E2M unit detects when there is a pressure drop greater than a predefined value and sends an alert about a possible leak. Higher than anticipated air flow during production also indicates possible leakage and triggers a user defined alert. Eliminating leaks not only saves energy, it also brings the compressed air system back to specification, ensuring quality operation of the machine, optimum throughput, and higher overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

A wealth of data and Industry 4.0 (IoT)
The E2M actively monitors the condition of the pneumatic system in real time. This feature gives plant operations personnel access to up-to-the-minute process-related data as well as comparative data over time. Values for flow rate, air consumption, and pressure are continuously available. Data can help personnel determine historical trends on consumption, the amount of air consumed per product batch, and pressure and flow at the time of a malfunction or bad batch of product. Two common themed areas of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) are condition monitoring and energy efficiency; the Festo E2M addresses both. The E2M module is suitable for new machines and as an easy retrofit to existing machines.

For more information on the E2M compressed air energy saving unit, call 800-993-3786 and visit www.festo.us.


 

ELP Electric Linear Module from SCHUNK

The SCHUNK ELP can be adjusted in two simple steps making it the most user friendly electric linear module on the market! The end positions can be mechanically adjusted with a screw and the speed of extension and retraction is adjusted using rotary switches on the side of the unit.

Speed can be automatically adjusted, depending on extension weight and no shock absorber adjustment is necessary, because the drive automatically regulates the brake process. The ELP is practically wear-free with a long service life and low maintenance cycles. The control and power electronics are directly integrated into the module, and can be controlled by a fieldbus distributor or through digital signals.

www.us.schunk.com


 

NEW PRODUCT:High Lift Chip Trapper Moves Liquid Farther and Higher

EXAIR’s new patented High Lift Chip Trapper™ offers a fast, easy way to clean coolant sumps, waste oil pits or wells. High Lift Chip Trapper removes the solids such as chips, swarf and shavings out of used coolants and other liquids with up to 15 feet of lift or 20 feet of horizontal vacuum. Extend the life of coolants and eliminate the worry of waste oil solids damaging equipment.

Metal chips in a machine sump can block the intake of the coolant pump which reduces the coolant flow and causes heat-related damage to the expensive parts and tooling. Regular cleaning of the sump with a High Lift Chip Trapper eliminates this problem, the lost production and downtime.

The compressed air powered High Lift Chip Trapper vacuums the dirty liquid into the included drum, trapping all the solids in a reusable filter bag. With a turn of the flow valve, clean liquid pumps back out. There are no motors or impellers to clog or wear out. Safe operation is assured with built-in pressure/vacuum relief and an automatic safety shutoff to prevent spills or overfilling.

The Model 6190 High Lift Chip Trapper is available in 30, 55 and 110 gallon capacities. Systems include the stainless steel two-way pump, directional flow valve, drum, lever lock drum lid, shutoff valve, 10' vacuum hose, 20' compressed air hose, chip wand, (2) filter bags and a drum dolly. High Lift Chip Trappers and all industrial vacuums are CE compliant. Price starts at $1617.00.

For more information contact:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/hlctrpr.htm

 


 

Fabco-Air, Inc. Releases New H-Series Stainless Steel, Disposable Cylinder Product Line!

Gainesville, Florida – As previously announced, Fabco-Air, Inc. recently acquired the Humphrey Stainless Steel, Disposable Cylinder product line! This also included the Volume Chamber product line as well as all relevant cylinder accessories.

Subsequently, Fabco-Air is pleased to unveil the H-Series product line. The H-Series is completely interchangeable to the previous version offered by Humphrey.
In an effort to make the transition as easy as possible, the Fabco-Air H-Series part numbers are exactly the same as the traditional Humphrey part numbers.

The H-Series is available in 8 different bore sizes:
-½”
-¾”
-1-1/16”
-1-1/4”
-1-1/2”
-1-3/4”
-2”
-2-1/2”

Like the other Non-Repairable cylinder line from Fabco-Air (the F-Series), the H-Series is also offered with a stainless steel piston rod as a standard feature.

The H-Series is available on the Fabco-Air Product Configuration Program. H-Series cylinders can be constructed and/or deconstructed via this program. The program deliverables include: List Prices – Maximum Buildable Quantity – Applicable Accessories – Etc.

For more information about this product line or any of Fabco-Air’s products, call (352) 373-3578 or visit www.fabco-air.com.

Fabco-Air, Inc.
3716 NE 49th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 373-3578
www.fabco-air.com
service@fabco-air.com

 


 

NEW PRODUCT: Small 316SS Cabinet Coolers With Digital Control Resist Heat and Corrosion

EXAIR's new Small 316 Stainless Steel Cabinet Cooler® Systems with ETC (Electronic Temperature Control) keep electrical enclosures cool with 20°F (-7°C) air while maintaining the NEMA 4X rating of the enclosure and resisting the heat that could adversely affect the internal components. The wear, corrosion and oxidation resistance of Type 316 stainless steel assures long life and maintenance free operation. Cooling capacities up to 550 Btu/hr. are ideal for small enclosures and heat loads. Models with higher cooling capacities up to 5600 Btu/hr. for NEMA
12, 4 and 4X enclosures are also available.

The ETC accurately maintains a constant temperature in the electrical enclosure that is slightly under the maximum rating of the electronics. It permits just enough cooling for the electronics without going so cold as to waste compressed air. A digital LED readout displays the temperature of the electrical enclosure (°F or °C), then displays the user temperature setting when pressing the “push to set” button. When that setting is exceeded, the Cabinet Cooler System is activated. Cabinet Cooler Systems include an automatic drain filter separator to ensure no moisture passes to the inside of the electrical enclosure.

Small 316 Stainless Steel Cabinet Coolers are available with cooling capacities of 275 and 550 Btu/hr. and are UL Listed and CE compliant. There are no moving parts to wear out. Applications include cooling control panels used in food processing, pharmaceutical, foundries, chemical processing and other corrosive locations. Prices start at $1567.00.

For more information contact:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/sm316cc.htm

 


 

A breakthrough innovation for digitalised pneumatics
Festo exhibits a world premiere in Hanover: The Festo Motion Terminal


The machinery and plant construction industry is faced with the challenge of catering to the increasing consumer demand for individually adaptable products at affordable prices. Along with the continuing need for mass-produced goods for the world’s population, which will soon reach the eight-billion mark, demand is also growing for small-series production down to lot size 1. Digitalisation in the course of Industry 4.0 is providing the necessary key technologies. With the Festo Motion Terminal, Festo has now for the first time developed a universal, programmable platform for highly flexible and adaptive automation with digitalised pneumatics.


With the Festo Motion Terminal, Festo has achieved a technological breakthrough by merging hardware and software to produce a digital valve. Over a three-year development period not only an intelligent pneumatic automation platform for Industry 4.0 was created, but in fact an entirely new solution space for the manufacture of products for the future that we cannot even conceive of today.

A revolution in pneumatics
A wide variety of valve functions can now be programmed and addressed via apps. The Festo Motion Terminal combines the functions of over 50 individual components: this greatly simplifies the engineering process and enables numerous hardware components to be dispensed with. Machinery and plant manufacturers can benefit from entirely new designs for platforms and modules, and plant operators can gain a competitive advantage thanks to flexible and adaptive systems, data transparency, communication ability, extreme process reliability and simpler operation of complex machinery. Alfred Goll, Spokesman of the Management Board of Festo AG, says: “We have created an automation platform that integrates all functions, so that adaptive and flexible production is made economically feasible – and we have revolutionised pneumatics in the process!”

Project manager Dr. Julia Duwe, Head of Future Motion Solutions Management, explains: “In technological terms, this entirely new platform combines mechanics, electronics, control engineering and software. With a choice of various motion apps, clients have the possibility of both registering the condition of their systems in real time and of modifying their functions, thereby flexibly adapting to the demands of their customers. The Festo Motion Terminal ensures consistent process quality and transparency in the construction and operation of production plants, provides flexibility throughout the machinery life cycle and reduces costs arising from faults.”

Increasing speed, simplifying modifications, reducing complexity
When a system is to be adapted to customer wishes, with the programmable platform the mechanical engineer no longer needs to carry out intricate hardware modifications for a large number of individual components – this cuts delivery times. New functions are rapidly and intuitively programmed on the Festo Motion Terminal. The software functionality also allows the engineer to offer additional services and new business models. The integrated sensors supply operational data in real time and give insights into the internal processes of the system. The virtual production documentation issues warnings in cases of critical wear or divergent parameters. Disturbances in the complex processes are made visible and readily comprehensible. The digitalised functionality is invisibly programmed and protected in a “black box”, rather than being exposed in visible hardware elements – this ensures a high degree of protection for intellectual property.

Focus on user-friendliness
In the development of the software, great importance was attached to user-friendliness. The user can directly access the device via Internet technology. The various motion apps can be configured either using the browser or in the customary way via machine control. Modifications to production orders can be programmed by app during regular operation without the need for reconfiguration. Variable process and cycle times allow flexible production down to lot size 1, for instance for filling packages of different sizes in the one system.

Efficient and sustainable
Apps for the energy-efficient operation of pneumatic applications significantly reduce energy consumption, and depending on application the piezo valves also bring about energy savings of up to 99 per cent in comparison with conventional solenoid valves. A diagnosis app is also provided for the location of leakages. Savings in compressed air consumption of up to 70 per cent are likewise possible as compared with standard operation. Thanks to its programmability the functions of the Festo Motion Terminal can be extended even after purchase, and production facilities remain state-of-the-art at all times. This ensures longer system lifetimes.

The Festo Motion Terminal is a door-opener and enabler for companies that now want to make their production fit for Industry 4.0. Festo has established two entirely new dedicated assembly lines to accommodate the expected high demand for this product.

 


 

SHS Manual Tool Change System

The new SCHUNK SHS manual tool change system is perfect for flexible production with a large range of products, where reliable, manual tool changing is required.


The SHS has integrated pneumatic feed through for a safe power supply for tool handling and optional electric feed through. The locking lever doesn’t need to be rotated, only lifted forward, which allows it to be easily operated, even in confined spaces.

The SHS has six unit sizes, for optimal size selection and a broad application range. It also has an ISO flange pattern for easy assembly to most types of robots without needing additional adapter plates.

www.us.schunk.com


 

Tolomatic food-grade servo actuator designed for food and beverage processing. New options provide superior actuator protection in sanitary washdown environments.

HAMEL, Minn.-- The Tolomatic IMA electric linear actuator, the company's most powerful integrated servo motor rod actuator, is now available with a food-grade white epoxy coating and stainless steel components for washdown applications in the food and beverage industry. The compact, durable IMA actuator series integrates a servomotor and a ball or roller screw for long service life to meet many different budgets. The IMA actuator's unique integrated motor design is well suited for applications such as slicing control, pressing, valve control and volumetric filling. "Many applications within the food and beverage industry require high-force electric actuators that can withstand the rigors of sanitary washdown," said Aaron Dietrich, marketing manager, Tolomatic, Inc. "New IMA actuators with a food-grade white epoxy coating and ingress protection rating of IP67 are an economical alternative to custom stainless steel actuators. With a wide range of available modifications, the IMA can be tailored to virtually any food and beverage application."

Available in four sizes, the IMA line of integrated servo motor rod actuators features stroke lengths from three to 18 inches (76.2 to 457.2 mm) and peak thrusts from 200 to 6,875 pounds force (890 to 30,594 N) at speeds up to 24 inches per second (610 mm/sec).

With its integrated servomotor, the IMA actuator also is shorter for a given stroke length than other types of electric rod actuators. Its patent pending design allows for easy re-lubrication of the screw without disassembly, increasing service life compared to other rod actuators without this feature. The IMA offers seamless integration with Rockwell Automation Kinetix® platform with approved custom motor files (CMF/BLB) for the PLC and integrated motor actuator.

Available modifications
In addition to food-grade white epoxy, a variety of modifications to the IMA expand the range of operating environments, including:

-Food-grade greases to provide the lubrication actuators require and comply with international food/health & safety regulations.
-Stainless steel for all external assembly and mounting.
-Stainless steel external components to provide greater corrosion resistance.

The IMA actuator series features a hollow-core rotor design that allows the nut of the screw to pass inside the rotor, creating a very compact package. This can decrease overall actuator length compared to standard actuators due to the elimination of a separate motor, motor mount and gearbox. In addition, the motor features skewed stator windings to minimize cogging of the motor and provide more efficient motion with improved force repeatability. Tolomatic's sizing and selection software makes selecting an IMA actuator easy.

Tolomatic's new IMA integrated servomotor actuator series is now available with food-grade white epoxy coatings for food and beverage and washdown applications.

Contact Tolomatic, 3800 County Road 116, Hamel, Minn. Phone: 763-478-8000 or 1-800-328-2174. Website: www.tolomatic.com.

 


 

NEW PRODUCT: New Anti-Static Ion Air Cannon is CE, UL and RoHS Certified

EXAIR’s new Ion Air Cannon eliminates static electricity and cleans at distances up to 15 feet, with no moving parts. It is ideal for bench-tops, machine mounting, and those “hard to reach” spaces that require a concentrated flow of static eliminating ions. This engineered product has undergone independent laboratory tests to certify it meets the rigorous safety, health and environmental standards of the USA, European Union and Canada that are required to attain the CE and UL marks. It is also RoHS compliant. New design features include a metal armored high voltage cable to protect against abrasion and cuts, a replaceable emitter point, integrated ground connection and electromagnetic shielding.

The Ion Air Cannon incorporates EXAIR’s patented Super Air Amplifier that minimizes compressed air use by inducing surrounding airflow at a ratio of 22:1. The unique amplified airflow carries the ions to the target, making it possible for the Ion Air Cannon to eliminate static charges in less than a half second. Air volume and velocity are infinitely controllable from a “breeze” to a “blast” to gently wipe or forcefully blow away contaminants.

The Ion Air Cannon comes complete with a sturdy stand that incorporates a swivel adjustment for directing the airflow. A hose or tube can be easily connected to the air intake to draw air from another area. The electrical ion source is shockless and there is no radioactive element. A new selectable voltage power supply has been designed to operate the Ion Air Cannon. Visit EXAIR.com to see the entire static elimination product line. Applications include bag opening, sheet separation, cleaning molded parts, pre-paint dust removal, package cleaning and container neutralization. Price is $588.

For more information, contact EXAIR Corporation:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/iac.htm

 


 

WABCO Pioneers Breakthrough Air Suspension Technology for Premium Electric Sport Utility Vehicles; Remains Industry’s Sole Supplier of Electronically Controlled Air Supply Systems for Electric Passenger Cars

BRUSSELS, Belgium, WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, today announced that for the first time it will supply a major German passenger car maker with WABCO’s breakthrough electric Twin Compressor air suspension technology. WABCO is expected to equip all of the customer’s premium electric sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in global series production starting in late 2018.

This new long-term supply agreement further strengthens WABCO’s leadership position as the passenger car industry’s sole supplier of electronically controlled air supply systems for electric-powered passenger vehicles. WABCO’s air supply system on electric vehicles lowers the body at high speeds, reducing aerodynamic drag and, therefore, improves energy consumption. It also enables intelligent lowering of the vehicle when parked to optimize inductive electric charging, eliminating need for cable connections.

WABCO’s pioneering engineering for premium electric SUVs includes its compact air supply with built-in Twin Compressors, resulting in an innovative high-performance air supply system. This industry-first invention differentiates by increasing rate of airflow by 40 percent and by augmenting maximum air pressure up to 15 percent alongside superior acoustic performance. WABCO’s compressors also start electronically, rather than electro-mechanically, which softly reduces the starting electric current by 50 percent. In addition, WABCO’s technology operates virtually in silence, another differentiator that eliminates noise and enables quiet riding in luxury passenger vehicles.

“Automakers are continuing to emphasize electrification, and we see a trend toward a rising number of electric vehicle models around the world, which call for increasingly efficient air compression at high pressures while retaining energy,” said Philipp Helmich, WABCO Vice President, Original Equipment Sales and Key Account Management. “Further demonstrating WABCO’s technology leadership, our new Twin Compressor is at the heart of tomorrow’s air suspension systems for premium electric passenger cars and sport utility vehicles.”
WABCO has further differentiated its Twin Compressor system with an optional boost function, which increases the air reservoir’s energy capacity over threefold. This means the size of the reservoir can be significantly decreased, which helps to reduce vehicle weight.
Press Photo / Caption: WABCO's breakthrough Twin Compressor technology enables an innovative high-performance air supply system.

For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.

 


 

New from Pisco.

The Type JSD Slot-Head Speed Controller reduces unwanted adjustments, and ensures settings are maintained during operation. Based on the design of Pisco’s Type JSC Speed Controller, the Type JSD does not include the external needle needed to make speed adjustments. Instead, to ensure consistent speeds, a separate screwdriver is required to make any adjustments.

The absence of a built-in tool has resulted in a space-saving design: the height of this new controller to approximately 2/3 the height of its conventional counterpart.

The JSD is available in an Elbow type with a 360º rotatable x-axis resin body and a Free type with a 360º rotatable x- and y-axis resin body. Both operate with air as a medium and feature operating pressure ranges from 14.5 – 130 psi, check valve opening pressure of 7.25 psi and operating temperature ranges from 32 – 140ºF.

The Type JSD is ideal for use in packaging and factory automation applications.

For more information, visit http://www.pisco.com/news.htm, or contact PISCO USA, INC., 463 W. Wrightwood Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126, Email: inquiry@pisco.com, Phone: (630) 993-3500.

 



 

ES05 Valve – Simple Solution for Elementary Pneumatics

Aventics ES05 pneumatic directional control valves launched

Lexington, Kentucky,  Aventics now offers a clever, economic and user-friendly solution for applications with standard requirements in packaging and industrial automation. Designed specifically to reduce the number of components, assembly is completed with one single tool, making life easier for distributors, machine manufacturers and system integrators with the added benefit of reducing the risk of faults.

Providing custom, cost-effective solutions for customers’ standard requirements is the approach pursued by Aventics with the newly developed Essential Valve System series. Paul Cleaver, chief executive officer at Aventics, explains what led to this development: “Our customers asked for a simple, components reduced, flexible, and efficient standard valve – tailored to their application.” The new series therefore focuses on ease of handling for distributors, machine manufacturers and system integrators. They configure their customized solution online from a set number of readily available components. “Assembling a valve system has never been faster or easier,” explains Paul Cleaver.

Aventics opted for a modular system for the ES05 with only 25 components. Orders are supplied as complete assembly kits. All components are unique which makes incorrect installation virtually impossible and only one tool is required for the job. All fittings are of the same type and tightened with the same torque, which further simplifies assembly and prevents errors. The portfolio also includes the Essential Test Box. With this test box the correct function and leak-tightness of the valves can be tested, before installing the valve systems. This is particularly useful for volume users and Aventics distributors. If a customer prefers, Aventics can deliver factory assembled and tested ES05 valve manifolds.

The valves come in a robust housing made of high-performance polymers and are especially stable and compact, and provide flows up to 0.61Cv. Users connect the end and base plates (available with metric or inch ports) and can extend the system in pairs up to twelve single or double solenoid valves. The valves are controlled via single wiring with a type CI connector according to ISO 15217, a D-Sub connection with 25 pins, with AES valve electronics from Aventics, or an integrated IO-Link interface. AES supports all common fieldbus and Ethernet protocols. If necessary, the pilot coils can also be turned at a later stage to realize mixed connection configurations. With a switching time of under 35 milliseconds for all valve functions, highly dynamic action is guaranteed for short cycles. With single wiring, the ES05 complies with protection class IP65, so the valve system can also be installed in decentral locations, even in environments exposed to splash water. All other connection types comply with protection class IP50. An online configurator can help with design, documentation and drawings.

www.aventics.com/us/


 

Festo Automated Ball Valves – World Class Quality, Delivery, and Global Support

Automated ball valves are the first in a new generation of process valve solutions from Festo.

Festo introduced today a competitively priced, single sourced automated ball valve solution for process applications that offers fast delivery, world class quality, and global support. This is the latest entry in a Festo development initiative of next generation actuators, sensors, and other accessories.
Festo automated ball valves feature the company’s new VZBE ball valves, DFPD quarter turn actuators, VSNC NAMUR pilot valves, and the SRBC family of open/close sensor boxes. For proportional flow applications, Festo offers the feature-rich, yet cost effective, CMSX digital positioner.


End users, OEMs, and engineering companies simply provide the Festo Customer Solutions group or Festo distributors with the requirements of the valve. Festo sizes the components and at the customer’s request provides all the pieces in a single box or ships a fully automated valve assembly ready for installation and wiring. A unique part number will be issued for ease of reordering and field support.

The VZBE family of NPT ball valves is available in a two-way or three-way design. With a 316 stainless steel body and Teflon seats, these valves are rated up to 1,000 psi and 400° Fahrenheit (200° C). For sanitary environments, Festo also offers the 3A approved VZBD ball valve family with tri-clamp and welding connections. And for fire-safe applications, the API607 approved VZBF is available with ANSI flange connections.

The key customer advantages of the new Festo ball valve solution include:
One stop shop for automated ball valves
-All components are Festo catalog items with Festo world class quality, delivery, and support assured.
-The quarter turn actuator, pilot valve, sensor box, and digital positioner either are new or represent recent developments for incorporation of the latest capabilities.
-The components seamlessly integrate.
-The solution is price competitive.
-Aesthetically the solution is superior to automated valves that feature bits and pieces cobbled together from different suppliers. Each component is recognizably from Festo. The integrated valve projects an image of quality and substance.
-Companies that begin working with Festo automated process valves now pave the way for adoption of major innovations and designs that are currently in development.

For more information on the new automated ball valve solution and an opportunity to look at specifications and capabilities of the VZBE ball valves, DFPD quarter turn actuators, VSNC pilot valves, SRBC sensor boxes, and CMSX digital positioners, visit www.festo.com/us and call 800-993-3786. Also visit Festo Process Automation webpages to learn more about the company’s global capabilities.

About Festo
Festo is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components, and controls for process and industrial automation. For more than 40 years, Festo Corporation has continuously elevated the state of manufacturing with innovations and optimized motion control solutions that deliver higher performing, more profitable automated manufacturing and processing equipment.

Call Festo at 800-993-3786 and visit www.festo.us.


 

Parker Air Saver Unit Promises Plant Productivity Gains

Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that its new Air Saver Unit (ASU) pneumatic valve is growing in popularity on the factory floor because, when compared to uncontrolled blow-off in blowing applications, it provides higher productivity. In North America, this productivity benefit is now recognized as more important than the energy savings the valve was originally designed to provide.

ASUs save energy by interrupting the flow of compressed air to blowing end uses at adjustable frequencies. Rather than a steady stream of air, an ASU delivers a series of impulses, which offers a significant mechanical advantage. Because the ASU has an opportunity to recover during the “off” period of each on/off cycle, the impulses are delivered with somewhat greater force than a steady stream of air provides. Parker originally developed ASUs for the automotive industry as a way to save energy when blowing dust and other contaminants off of car bodies prior to painting. The unforeseen advantage of the on/off technique was its improved effectiveness for this application and its impact on the customer's productivity metrics.

In addition to the automotive industry, ASUs can boost productivity in a wide range of other applications, including the removal of cuttings, shavings, etc. (i.e., swarf) produced by machining processes; PET bottle transfer and cleaning; parts feeding/handling; particulate separation, laser cutting; and electronic assembly systems.

The Air Saver is available in port sizes ranging from M5 (5 CFM flow) to 1¼-inch (530 CFM flow). Other features include adjustable pulse frequency and duty cycles, a silicone-free grease version for paint shop applications, and an on time/off time adjustment needle. Contact Parker Hannifin for more information on this product and air saving application programs to help document energy savings using this product.

www.parker.com


 

Cleanroom Gripper for Small to Medium Part Handling

The EGS from SCHUNK is perfect for the gripping of small to medium sized workpieces with flexible force and high speed in clean environments such as assembly, testing, laboratory and the pharmaceutical industry.

It is digitally activated by binary signals for easy start up and rapid integration into existing facilities and is extremely fast to achieve the maximum number of cycles per minute. The EGS is very sturdy, making it almost wear-free while also supplying high gripping forces for every cycle.

The EGS has autonomous gripping and swiveling, adjustable gripping force, and freely adjustable angle of rotation. It is energy efficient due to the use of an electric power train, and is very simple to use with no programming costs.

www.us.schunk.com


 

NEW PRODUCT: New Ion Air Jet is CE, UL and RoHS Certified

EXAIR’s new Ion Air Jet removes static electricity, contaminants and dust from parts prior to shrink wrapping, packaging, printing, painting or finishing. This engineered product has undergone independent laboratory tests to certify it meets the rigorous safety, health and environmental standards of the USA, European Union and Canada that are required to attain the CE and UL marks. It is also RoHS compliant. New design features include a metal armored high voltage cable to protect against abrasion and cuts, a replaceable emitter point, integrated ground connection and electromagnetic shielding. The shockless Ion Air Jet is an effective spot cleaner, available with permanent mount or flexible hose with base for benchtop applications.

The air saving Ion Air Jet uses a small amount of compressed air to entrain 80 percent of the total output airflow from the surrounding room air, minimizing compressed air use and maximizing ionized airflow. An electrically energized emitter at the discharge end fills the entire airstream with positive and negative ions capable of neutralizing high static charges in a fraction of a second. An optional regulator allows infinite adjustment of the air volume and velocity.

For permanent mount applications, the compact Ion Air Jet is the best choice since it is lightweight and easy to install using the 1/8 NPT male inlet. For applications where frequent repositioning is required, the flexible Stay Set Ion Air Jet is ideal. The hose allows you to aim the ionized air at a localized area.

The Ion Air Jet is quiet and lightweight. The 5 foot shielded power cable is flexible, designed for rugged use. A new selectable voltage power supply has been designed to operate the Ion Air Jet. Applications include cleaning molded parts, pre-paint dust removal, furniture finishing and package cleaning prior to labeling, printing, and assembly. Price is $334.

For more information, contact EXAIR Corporation:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/iaj.htm

 


 

NEW PRODUCT: No Drip Spray Nozzle Conserves Liquid, Fits in Tight Spaces

EXAIR's patented 1/4 NPT No Drip Internal Mix deflected flat fan atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays at a right angle to the nozzle orientation. This allows spray to be placed precisely where it is needed when the mounting and work areas are limited. This new nozzle works in the same way our standard atomizing nozzles do, but has the added benefit of positively stopping liquid flow when compressed air is shut off.

When spraying any type of liquid, post-spray liquid flow can cause big problems. Unwanted drips can ruin product function on sealing or mating surfaces. Drips can also ruin the appearance of painted or coated finishes. In addition, excess liquid flow wastes precious resources such as expensive coatings, chemicals or water. EXAIR’s No Drip Atomizing Nozzles are ideal where no post-spray drip is permissible. When the compressed air supply is shut off, the No Drip nozzles positively seal off the flow of liquid eliminating the possibility of drips.

EXAIR's No Drip Internal Mix Atomizing Nozzles are available in five patterns: narrow angle round pattern, wide angle round pattern, flat fan pattern, deflected flat fan pattern and 360° hollow circular pattern. They are for pressure fed applications that don't require independent air and liquid control. Internal Mix, External Mix, No Drip External Mix, Siphon Fed and No Drip Siphon Fed are also available in 1/4 NPT or 1/2 NPT.

Applications include painting, coating, rinsing, cooling, quenching, wetting (moistening), and humidification and dust control. The compact Atomizing Nozzles are fully adjustable to minimize air and liquid consumption and have interchangeable liquid and air caps. All No Drip liquid nozzles are CE compliant and conflict mineral free. Prices start at $348.

For more information contact:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/ndsmad.htm

 


 

Clippard DR-2 Precision Diaphragm Regulators

Cincinnati, Ohio--When Clippard invented miniature regulators in 1962, the MAR Series became very popular as a simple, robust, and cost-effective regulator in a small package with exceptionally long life. As regulator applications continue to increase, Clippard is meeting the demand with the newest addition to the reputable regulator line. The new DR-2 Series provides greater accuracy and repeatability (±0.15 psi) while maintaining the same flow and performance characteristics as the MAR regulators in a small, sleek package.

Regulators are offered in either relieving or non-relieving versions. The relieving design maintains a constant pressure output even when downstream conditions change, while non-relieving regulators do not automatically compensate for changes in downstream flow or pressure. There is no vent to atmosphere, as in a relieving type regulator, and the output pressure can increase due to a downstream event.


-Design for applications where zero air consumption is required (non-bleed)
-Special diaphragm seal provides excellent accuracy and repeatability
-Excellent corrosion resistance
-Relieving and non-relieving designs
-Manifold mount option
-Features non-rising internal adjustment
-ISO 9001:2008

For more information about these regulators or any of Clippard’s 5,000 other pneumatic
products, call 513-521-4261 or visit www.clippard.com.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45239
513-521-4261 | 877-245-6247
www.clippard.com


 

Fabco-Air, Inc. Releases New 3-Way, Lock-Out/Tag-Out Valve Line

Gainesville, Florida – Fabco-Air, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the new RLT Series Lock-Out/Tag-Out Valve product line.

The 3-Way, Rotary Turn, Lock-Out/Tag-Out Valve Product line is a modular addition to the Fabco-Air FRL components. The connection can be made with NPT port or manifold interface items.

These valves are available in the following 3 different inlet port sizes:

• ¼”
• ⅜”
• ½”

These manually operated valves are used to prevent undesired operation. While in the exhaust position, the valve can be locked to prevent an unintentional system start-up. Furthermore, this prohibits the unexpected cycling of equipment due to any stored energy in the airline.

For more information about this product line or any of Fabco-Air’s products, call (352) 373-3578 or visit www.fabco-air.com.

Fabco-Air, Inc.
3716 NE 49th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 373-3578
www.fabco-air.com
service@fabco-air.com

 


 

NEW PRODUCT: Stainless Steel Threaded Line Vac Turns Pipe Into a Conveyor

EXAIR’s new 303 stainless steel 3/8 NPT and 1/2 NPT Threaded Line Vac™ Air Operated Conveyors convert ordinary pipe into a powerful conveying system for parts, scrap, trim and other bulk materials. Their small size makes them perfect for fitting in the cramped spaces and tight confines of many production lines. The Threaded Line Vac is designed to attach to plumbing pipe couplers, sanitary flanges and other pipe fittings, making it easy to build a complete system using ordinary pipe and fittings. These new sizes of stainless steel Threaded Line Vac air operated conveyors make it easy to sample gas streams, sample grains or other ingredients, move small parts, or transport scrap or product out of small spaces.

Threaded Line Vac Conveyors eject a small amount of compressed air to produce a vacuum on one end with high output flows on the other. Response is instantaneous. Regulating the compressed air pressure provides infinite control of the conveying rate. Applications include scrap trim removal, material conveying, part transfer, fiber tensioning, filling operations and sampling.

303 Stainless Steel Threaded Line Vacs are CE compliant and are suited to a wide variety of conveying applications. Larger threaded sizes in up to 3 NPT and smooth end models for hose up to 5″ are also available in aluminum, 303SS and 316SS. Prices start at $290.

For more information contact:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/sssmtlv.htm

 


 

Festo Introduces Low Cost EtherNet/IP Connectivity to Its Most Economical Valve Terminals

The new Festo CTEU-EP universal EtherNet/IP interface module improves the quality, performance, and diagnostics of OEM pneumatic systems at a fraction of the cost of previous generation solutions – configure up to 96 valves on multiple valve terminals with a single EtherNet/IP node. The CTEU-EP is a Rockwell Encompass referenced product

HAUPPAUGE, NY – The new CTEU-EP universal interface module from Festo makes EtherNet/IP connectivity low cost and plug and play for an extensive range of economical Festo valve terminals. The CTEU-EP is ODVA conformant and a Rockwell Encompass referenced product.
For maximum flexibility, OEMs can configure up to 96 valves on multiple valve terminals with a single EtherNet/IP node. Basic diagnostics reduce downtime through faster identification of such fault conditions as under voltage and short circuit.
The CTEU-EP offers plug and play connectivity and automatic identification of the valve terminal type and configuration. These attributes simplify and speed up installation. CTEU-EP lowers inventory requirements – a single part number covers multiple configurations – and, with an adapter, a single CTEU-EP can interface two valve terminals for even more efficiency and savings.

The CTEU-EP connects to all Festo I-Port enabled valve terminals, including VTUG, VTUB, MPA-L, VTOC, and CPV. In harsh environment applications, CTEU-EP can interface EtherNet/IP to the MPA-C IP69K rated valve terminal. CTEU-EP is also compatible with other Festo I-Port enabled products such as the CTSL input module, SDAT cylinder position transmitter, OVEM vacuum generator, VPPM pressure regulator, CMMO-LK stepper motor controller, and to a number of pressure sensors. I-Port relies on standard single pin M12 male and female connectors, which eliminate the installation complexity and cost associated with multipin connectors.

The CTEU family of universal interface modules is compatible with other leading Fieldbuses, including DeviceNet, Modbus TCP, EtherCAT, ProfibusDP, Profinet, CANopen, and CC-Link. In addition, CTEU modules can be connected via CANopen to Festo CPX-CEC front end control.
For more information on the new Rockwell Encompass referenced CTEU-EP universal EtherNet/IP connector module and other models in the CTEU family, call Festo at 800-993-3786 and visit www.festo.us.

 


 

NEW CATALOG: EXAIR’s New Catalog 30 Features new Cabinet Coolers, Conveyors, HEPA Vacs and Air Jets

EXAIR's new Catalog 30 is our best catalog yet; a full color technical guide offering solutions to common industrial conveying, cooling, cleaning, blowoff, drying, coating and static electricity problems. Catalog 30 introduces new Cabinet Coolers, Line Vac Air Operated Conveyors, Heavy Duty HEPA Vacs and Stainless Steel Air Jets. 316SS Cabinet Cooler systems in 275 and 550 Btu/Hr solve overheating problems for small electrical panels in corrosive and harsh environments. EXAIR has expanded our already large selection of Line Vacs – an excellent way to convey parts, material and waste. Brand new Stainless Steel models in 2-1/2" (64mm) and 3" (76mm) sizes provide even more options and are available in Type 303 and Type 316 Stainless Steel, as well as in Heavy Duty, Threaded and Heavy Duty Threaded styles. Stainless Steel plumbing kits for all Super Air Knives ease installation, eliminate pressure drops through poor fittings and prevent the hunt for hardware.

EXAIR products help companies conserve compressed air, reduce dangerous noise levels and eliminate harmful dead end pressures. Detailed technical explanations, performance data, application photos and dimensional drawings are provided for each product. A price list is also included.

For more information contact:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/cat30.htm

 

Venturi Vacuum Pumps Need Only 45 psi Air Pressure

A line of compact, multi-stage venturi vacuum pumps that need only 45 psi (3.1 bar) air pressure, but provide the same holding capacity as conventional pumps requiring 80 to 100 psi, is being introduced by ANVER Corp. of Hudson, MA.

ANVER Air-Miser™ MSP-AM Series Multi-Stage Air-Driven Vacuum Pumps are now offered in five sizes from 0.06 to 0.64 SCFM @ 24”Hg and operate at 45 psi (3.1 bar) air pressure; about half that of conventional venturi-style pumps. Ideal for a variety of automation applications, these compact, lightweight pumps are made of anodized aluminum, have brass nozzles, and can be supplied with a wide range of options to meet specific application requirements.

Safer and quieter than conventional venturi-style pumps, ANVER Air-Miser™ MSP-AM Series Multi-Stage Air-Driven Vacuum Pumps provide a reliable 100% duty cycle and equal the performance of much larger pumps. They measure 3.78”L x 1.26”W x 98”H (96mm x 32mm x 24.9mm), include a 2.76” tall x 2.76”W (70mm x 24mm) muffler and are offered with adapters for G to NPT attachment.
Anver
 

 

ELP Electric Linear Module

The SCHUNK ELP can be adjusted in two simple steps making it the most user friendly electric linear module on the market! The end positions can be mechanically adjusted with a screw and the speed of extension and retraction is adjusted using rotary switches on the side of the unit.

Speed can be automatically adjusted, depending on extension weight and no shock absorber adjustment is necessary, because the drive automatically regulates the brake process. The ELP is practically wear-free with a long service life and low maintenance cycles. The control and power electronics are directly integrated into the module, and can be controlled by a fieldbus distributor or through digital signals. www.us.schunk.com

 


 

NEW PRODUCT: Large External Mix Spray Nozzles Coat, Cool, Treat and Paint

EXAIR’s new 1/2 NPT large external mix spray nozzles atomize fluids up to 303 gallons per hour. External mix nozzles are great where a high volume of liquid is needed. They can be used on liquids with a viscosity up to 800 cP. Large external mix nozzles are available in a narrow angle flat fan pattern. They combine liquid and compressed air to create a coating of liquid that can be easily adjusted to meet the needs of your application.

With EXAIR’s 1/2 NPT large external mix atomizing nozzles, you can coat, cool, treat and paint a variety of products. Used with water, atomizing nozzles are an efficient way to evenly cool hot items in your automated process. Since they are external mix, airflow and liquid flow can be controlled independently which provides the most precise liquid flow.

The stainless steel construction of these atomizing nozzles adds to their durability and corrosion resistance. EXAIR atomizing nozzles are available in 1/4 and 1/2 NPT. A variety of flow patterns and liquid rates are available to meet your needs. Internal mix and siphon fed atomizing nozzles are also available, as well as patented no-drip versions of all atomizing nozzles. All models are adjustable, CE compliant and come with our 5 year Built to Last Warranty. 1/2 NPT External Mix price is $642. Prices for all atomizing nozzles start at $186.

For more information contact:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/lgextmix.htm

 


 

Bimba | Acro Introduces Affordable Line of Pneumatic Pinch-Valves to Reduce Contamination Risk, Accelerate Change-out and Simplify Valve Replacement

University Park, IL – Bimba, an industry-leading innovator of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motion solutions, and Acro® Associates, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bimba, today announced the release of the Model 600 series pneumatic pinch valves. These newly-designed units offer customers more choices, enhanced performance and greater affordability across a broad range of market segments and applications, especially those such as industrial, food and beverage, chemical, bioprocessing and medical where wash downs for sterility are essential.

“Our customers have been looking for models that are drop-in ready for fluid, air, or gas systems that use flexible, disposable tubing,” says Peter Jensen, Product Marketing Manager for Bimba | Acro. “With the 600 series models, all of which employ pneumatic pinch valves, they will have complete assurance of media non-contamination, fast tubing change out, and easy valve replacement, all of which will maximize productivity.”

Jensen says, “Pinch valves offer considerable advantages over wetted valve technologies they may have been using. For example, adhesive dispensing of viscous, sticky and corrosive material eats away at the internals of a wetted valve requiring frequent replacements. By substituting a pinch valve and disposable pieces of tubing, these concerns are eliminated, and at a greatly reduced cost.”

The 600 series is comprised of three models (603, 604 and 606) that will support tubing outer diameters up to 0.375 inch, 60 psi media pressures and hardness ratings up to Shore 70 material. Units are panel-mount ready, with easy tube loading and change-out head-designed slot features. They will be available in single-acting, normally-open, closed, or double-acting formats. All units weigh less than a pound.
For more information, please visit www.bimba.com/pinchvalve
 

 

Clippard NIV Series PTFE Media Isolation Valves
 
The Clippard NIV Series Media Isolation Valve is a solenoid-operated device that uses a flexible diaphragm to isolate the actuation mechanism from the fluid path.
Media isolation valves are commonly used for a wide variety of applications, including those that require precise, repeatable dispensing of media for analytical instrumentation.
 
All wetted areas of the valve are PTFE, making this series ideal for use with corrosive media. A unique feature of the NIV Series is the one-piece valve stem that functions as a sealing membrane while also supporting and centralizing the poppet in the seating area. This multifunctional poppet/diaphragm/stem results in a simplified design with fewer parts (only two for the 2-Way and three for the 3-Way), longer life and zero dead volume. Choose from four orifice sizes available as 2-Way Normally-Closed, 2-Way Normally-Open, or 3-Way Selector/Diverter.
 
Industries and applications that commonly use these types of valves to isolate gas or liquidinclude: drug dispensing, laboratory equipment, analytical, chemical analysis, sampling, lifescience/biotech, genetic research, gas chromatography, spectrometry, DNA synthesizing, bloodanalyzing, printing, diagnostic equipment, fermentation, water treatment and more.

• Low power consumption
• Compact, lightweight design
• Bidirectional
• Zero dead volume
• All wetted areas PTFE
• Ideal for use with corrosive media
• High cycle life
• Fast response time
• CE, RoHS Compliant
• Proudly made in the U.S.A.
• ISO 9001:2008

For more information about these valves or any of Clippard’s 5,000 other pneumatic
products, call 513-521-4261 or visit www.clippard.com.
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
 

Humphrey Introduces New Line of iDP Liquid Valves
 
Kalamazoo, MI— Humphrey Products is expanding the line of products suitable for use in the medicaland analytical markets with the introduction of the iDP Valve family. Humphrey iDP are a series of inert
media separation valves, specifically designed for aggressive liquids and gases.
 
The 300 and 350 Series iDP models are efficient 2-port valves constructed of material suitable for bodily
fluids, aggressive chemicals and cleaners, and elevated liquid temperatures. The flexing diaphragm-poppet
isolates media from the solenoid, within an inert body material, ensuring long life and sustained performance. 3-port models coming soon.
 
Typical markets and applications include: Clinical Diagnostics, Analytical Chemistry, Agent Detection,Environmental Monitoring, Food and Beverage, and Gaseous Flow Control.
 
The valves were developed and marketed by South Bend Controls for several years, and moved to Nogales, Mexico when they were acquired by Curtiss-Wright. After Humphrey acquired the products in 2015, the manufacturing moved to Humphrey’s Kalamazoo, Michigan facility.
 
Founded in 1901, Humphrey Products is a leading producer of pneumatic and fluid handling products,including valves and cylinders, and the design and manufacturing of valve systems via their EngineeredSolutions group. Humphrey’s products are proudly made in the USA and used in a variety of applications in medical, process control, manufacturing automation, transportation, analytical instrumentation,
packaging and material handling.
 
HUMPHREY PRODUCTS COMPANY
5070 EASTN AVE KALAMAZOO, MI 49048 USA
WWW.HUMPHREY-PRODUCTS.COM
T. 269.381.5500
F. 269.381.4113
 

Vacuum Tube Lifter for Cartons Designed for Specific Shipping Boxes from ANVER

A vacuum tube lifter that can be modified with a wide range of factory designed pick up heads for safely handling cartons weighing up to 400 lbs. is available from ANVER Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The ANVER VT-Series Carton lifter is powered by a remote 5 HP electric pump that runs on 3-phase power and has an adjustable handle with built-in controls. Designed to match customer requirements, this lifter provides a 100% duty cycle and can incorporate lifting heads with top and side suction cups specifically designed for the shipping box application.

Allowing one person to safely handle cardboard cartons up to 400 lbs., the ANVER VT-Series Carton Lifter eliminates the need for lifting, bending, and stretching because of the ergonomic handlebar with fingertip controls. This lifter is ideal for baking, chemical, food, pharmaceutical, and many other industries where products are supplied in cartons of varying sizes.
 
Anver
 

Large Back Blow Air Nozzle For Cleaning Inside Diameters

EXAIRs new 1 NPT Back Blow Air Nozzle has been designed to effectively blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose inside diameters, axle housings, bores, holes, internal threads and other internal part features found in hydraulic cylinders, gear boxes, differential housings and more. An array of holes provide a forceful 360 degree airflow to clear out coolant, chips and light oils from machining processes. This nozzle prevents blowing chips further into a part, tube or pipe and eliminates any safety hazard created by blowing debris out the far end of a pipe or tube.

The Model 1008SS Back Blow Air Nozzle is our largest back blow nozzle yet. It will fit inside openings as small as 2 inches and is effective on diameters up to 16 inches, so it can handle small and large diameters. It is constructed of type 316 stainless steel to provide durability and superior resistance to corrosion. Installation is simplified and a secure fit is assured with 4.7mm flats milled on the body. Since airflow is directed back toward the operator, personal protective equipment is recommended. Extension pipes of 12 inches, 36 inches and 72 inches are stocked to provide necessary reach for longer tube and pipe clean out. A 1/4 NPT model for 7/8 inch to 4 inches diameters is also available.

The Back Blow Air Nozzle meets OSHA standards 29 CFR 1910.95(a) and 29 CFR 1910.242(b) for noise and outlet pressure. It is also CE compliant. Price is $284.
For more information, contact:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/1nptback.htm
 

SWS Quick-Change System: Modular, Robust, and Flexible

The SWS is a tool changing system used to automatically change end-of-arm-tooling on robotic and gantry systems wherever changeover times between a robot and a tool are needed. The SWS system consists of the SWK quick-change master and the SWA quick-change adapter. The SWK mounted on the robot incorporates a patented fail-safe locking mechanism and couples with the SWA mounted on the tool. A pneumatically driven locking piston ensures that the connection is secure and provides pneumatic and electric pass-through to supply controls to the robot tool.

SWS tool changers increase productivity by enabling a robot to perform multiple tasks which reduces overall cost and increases profits. By equipping robots and gantries with SWS tool changers, change over time between tasks is reduced to seconds reducing downtime and increasing production. SCHUNK offers SWS tool changers in sizes to fit any industrial robot from the smallest SCARA to the largest 6 axis robot. Contact SCHUNK to find out how we can help you with your application today.

About SCHUNK
SCHUNK is a German family-owned company and global player in one - a competence and world market leader for clamping technology and gripping systems. SCHUNK designs and manufactures an unmatched selection of gripping systems including grippers, rotary modules, linear modules, robotic components, sensors and accessories. With a total of 11,000 standard components, SCHUNK offers the world’s largest assortment of clamping technology and gripping systems. www.us.schunk.com
 

Clippard 7mm 2-Way Normally-Closed Electronic Valves

Cincinnati, Ohio – Clippard is excited to announce the release of a new series of direct actuating valves that offer an extremely fast response time for accurate dosing of minute volumes with the same long life you expect from the original Clippard EV line of valves, now in a 7mm cartridge package.

Due to very low moving weights, they are extremely quiet and emit very low vibration. Subminiature size and low energy consumption make them ideal for transportable and mobile systems, amongothers. The SV series valves can be fully customized according to the user’s unique requirements.
- Small, compact design
- Expected life of over 1 billion cycles
- Extremely small dead volume
- Very quiet and emits very low vibration
- Fast response time
- Low energy consumption

For more information about these valves or any of Clippard’s 5,000 other pneumatic products,call 513-521-4261 or visit www.clippard.com.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45239
513-521-4261 | 877-245-6247
www.clippard.com

 
NEW PRODUCT: Atomizing Spray Nozzle Provides 360 Degree Coverage

EXAIR's 1/4 NPT internal mix 360 degree hollow circular pattern atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays away from the nozzle in all directions. These nozzles are ideal where a smooth, even coating is needed on the inside diameter of a pipe or similar ductwork. They are also effective for operations where mist over a broad area is needed, such as dust suppression, humidification and cooling. They combine liquid and compressed air inside of the air cap to produce the finest mist of atomized liquid that can be easily adjusted to meet the needs of your application. These spray nozzles provide liquid flows from 1.6 to 8.9 gallons per hour.

With EXAIR’s atomizing nozzles, you can coat, cool, treat and paint a variety of products using compressed air and liquids with a viscosity of up to 300 centipoise. They are commonly used with water, light oils, rust inhibitors, chemicals, paints and dyes.

The stainless steel construction of these atomizing nozzles adds to their durability and corrosion resistance. EXAIR atomizing nozzles are available with 1/4 NPT and 1/2 NPT connections and in a variety of sizes and shapes to meet your needs. All models are adjustable, come with our 5 year Built to Last Warranty and are CE compliant. Internal mix 360 degree hollow circular pattern spray nozzles ship from stock and start at $215.

For more information contact:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/smat.htm

 
AVENTICS publishes “Ideal Cushioning” manual for air cylinders.

Aventics developed a superior method of adjusting pneumatic cylinder cushions severalyears ago and many customers have since enjoyed the benefits. Now a new manual, titled “The ABC’s of Pneumatic Cylinder Cushioning” is available to instruct a user on how to achieve “Ideal Cushioning”.

-Benefits of “Ideal Cushioning” include:
-Reduced cycle times – increasing productivity for the user, giving OEMs a competitive advantage
-Reduced vibration – saving wear and tear on pneumatic components and machinery components, reducing
maintenance, cost and downtime
-Reduced noise – for a better working environment

Aventics “Ideal Cushioning” is a method to optimize cushioning leading to reduced shock/vibration, reduced noise and reduced cycle times. “Ideal Cushioning” means that the direction of travel of the piston is the same throughout the entire cushioning sequence (i.e. no piston bounce) and that its velocity is exactly zero when it
reaches the end of its travel. The sound of end cover contact is negligible and the total cycle time is optimized.

Thus, properly adjusted pneumatic cushioning has positive effects on the working environment and on the total working cycle time. Many OEMs and end users have used this method to greatly increase machinery productivity.

It should be noted that cylinders capable of achieving true ‘”Ideal Cushioning” have both precision pneumatic cushion adjustment and elastic elements for impact cushioning. Many Aventics cylinders including RTC rodless, and PRA/TRB/ICL ISO 15552 cylinders are “Ideal Cushioning” capable.

Aventics developed a twelve page manual, titled “The ABC’s of Pneumatic Cylinder Cushioning” with complete instructions and charts on how to take advantage of “Ideal Cushioning”. The manual is available via download or hard copy by going to www.aventics.com/us/idealcushioning

 
New Multi-Stage High Vacuum Ejector from PISCO
New to the U.S. market, Pisco’s Vacuum Generator Type VVV, Multi-Stage High Vacuum Ejector, boasts high vacuum pressure and flow with a low air supply for the transport of a variety of heavy and uneven objects during factory automation. The three nozzles of the Type VVV operate together to produce more vacuum pressure than competitor models. Air supply of the Type VVV is 50.8 psi (compared to 58-72.5 psi of competitors), vacuum level is -27.8 inHg (compared to -20 inHg of competitors) and suction flow is 17.5 CFM.

Other features of this vacuum generator include easy maintenance and cleaning of nozzles and the diffuser, option of straight or elbow exhaust direction for space flexibility and a digital pressure gauge to check vacuum pressure.

Some applications include suction transport for packaging and automobile industries, vacuum packing of food, removal of bubbles from adhesives, distilled water and more.

For more information, visit http://www.pisco.com/news.htm, or contact PISCO USA, INC., 463 W. Wrightwood Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126, Email: inquiry@pisco.com, Phone: (630) 993-3500.
 

 
Pneumatically Powered Universal Gripper PGN-Plus-P

SCHUNK has introduced several improvements on the original PGN-Plus and has announced the newest generation gripper, PGN-Plus-P. Enlarged supporting dimensions between the six load-bearing shoulders of the multi-tooth guidance allow higher moment capacity which can accommodated longer fingers and greater loads.

Permanent lubrication is provided through continuous lubrication pockets in the guidance. For short strokes in particular, the principle of minimum quantity lubrication ensures quick and even distribution of the lubricant making the gripper nearly maintenance-free and considerably extends its service life.

The PGN-plus-P also has an enlarged drive piston area which increases grip force so that higher workpiece weights can be handled. In addition to the larger piston, the wedge drive mechanism has been redisigned for lower friction and greater surface area which transmits more energy to the jaws creating even more grip force than previous generations.

The PGN-plus-P is perfect for use in areas with high temperatures, contamination, and aggressive media, as well as for cleanrooms. On request, the module is available with spring safety, mechanical gripping force maintenance, compensation units for compensating angular misalignment, dust-proof versions, or as special
high-precision versions. PGN-Plus-P continues to offer the most complete list of options in the industry including sensors, tool changers, finger blanks and dust protection.

The PGN-Plus-P is available in sizes 50 to 125.

About SCHUNK:
SCHUNK is the worldwide competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems. Totaling more
than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. For more
information, visit www.schunk.com

 
First in the Market Small All Plastic Series Coupling

The New 30AC Series is the first small all plastic series coupling. It offers the same 1/8” flow size as the 20 Series but is more reliable with less moving parts due to its advanced design with no external springs. It’s cost efficient all plastic thumb-latch design makes an audible click when coupled to ensure a secure connection.

The 30AC Series is produced in a durable natural Acetal (POM) thermoplastic and is resistant to most mild chemicals. Its unique connection does not connect or interchange with the 20 Series or any similar thumb- latch type couplings. It is manufactured to be trouble free for many years of service and has been cycle tested to 100,000 connections.

LinkTech Couplings
VENTURA, CA
www.linktechcouplings.com

 
New cartridge valve from Bürkert is ideal for custom manifold designs.
.
The new cartridge valve (Type 6164) from Bürkert is a pneumatic pilot valve where the solenoid and precision moulded plastic valve body will slot directly into any custom manifold. Due to its outstanding reliability, above-average service life and efficient performance this valve provides the best opportunity yet for OEM process and machine designers to move away from external packaged pneumatic control valves.


Due to the increasing importance of space considerations, weight and energy saving requirements, customised pneumatic control solutions are becoming more commonplace. The diminutive size of the new cartridge valves makes them ideal for use in multiples within compact manifold block solutions, where they can easily be positioned and integrated wherever it is most convenient.

This saves costs on materials and reduces the overall weight and size of the system or device. In addition to the use as the “core” of future Bürkert valve islands, the valve is now being made available as a stand-alone component.

Due to a wide range of conformance certifications, they can be used for general pneumatic piloting on machine, plus pharmaceutical production applications and for medical devices. Typically instances such as dental technology or in oxygen control units for mechanical ventilation for example.

The long life cycle and reliability claims are based on testing to more than 100 million switching cycles. The performance figures are based on switching times for opening and closing the valve of around 10 ms at a pressure of 1 bar and a temperature of 20 °C.

The standard cartridge valve also scores points due to its high flow rate, pressure range and energy efficiency. The standard version covers the pressure range from -0.8 to 9 bar with a power consumption of less than 0.7 W.

The valve body is made of PEEK and the seal of FKM. It is available in orifice sizes from 0.5 to 1.2 mm and with an operating voltage of 12 and 24 V DC.

About BÜRKERT
Bürkert Fluid Control Systems is one of the leading manufacturers of control and measuring systems for fluids and gases. The products have a wide variety of applications and are used by breweries and laboratories as well as in medical engineering and space technology. The company employs over 2,500 people and has a comprehensive network of branches in 36 countries world-wide.

 

Fabco-Air, a leading manufacturer of fluid power products, has added another product line to the Fabco Fast
Shipping Program.


Fabco-Air is pleased to announce the addition of the “Original” Pancake® Air Cylinder product line to the Fabco Fast Shipping Program.

The “Original” Pancake® Air Cylinder 2 Day Shipping Program includes:

-8 Bore Sizes (1/2” – 4”)
-Strokes from 1/16” to 4”
-“T” Series – Thicker Piston Option that includes a rugged PTFE wear band.
-4 Mount Styles
-Both Single and Double Rod Configuration
-Multitude of Useful Options
-Male Rod Thread
-Magnetic Piston
-Bumpers
-High Temperature Seals
-Non-Rotating Piston Rod
-Plus Much More!

The Fabco Fast Shipping Program is comprehensive and very user-friendly!

For more information about the Fabco Fast Cylinder Shipping Program, contact Fabco-Air, Inc. at (352) 373-3578, via e-mail at service@Fabco-Air.com or visit
http://www.fabco-air.com/news.html

About Fabco-Air, Inc.

The Original Pancake® air cylinder was designed in 1958, by Alfred W. Schmidt, the founder of Fabco-Air, Inc. Today, Fabco-Air is a leading manufacturer of fluid
power products that offers a complete line of pneumatic products, i.e., air preparation (filters-regulators-lubricators), slides, grippers, rotary actuators, crimpers,
valves, and a comprehensive line of air cylinders. For additional information, contact Fabco-Air at (352) 373-3578, by e-mail at service@Fabco-Air.com or visit
www.Fabco-Air.com.

 


 

NEW CATALOG: EXAIR’s New Catalog 29 Features new CE compliant and UL Recognized Static Eliminators

EXAIR's new Catalog 29 is our best catalog yet; a full color technical guide offering solutions to common industrial cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning,
coating and static electricity problems. This 192 page catalog includes new Static Eliminators and their associated selectable voltage Power Supply. The Ion Air Gun,
Ion Air Cannon, Ion Air Jet, Ionizing Point and Super Ion Air Wipe have undergone independent laboratory tests to certify these new products meet the rigorous
safety, health, and environmental standards of the European Union, USA and Canada that are required to attain the CE and UL marks. These same products are
also RoHS compliant. A new back blow nozzle for small diameters and stainless steel plumbing kits for Super Air Knives have also been added.

EXAIR products help companies conserve compressed air, reduce dangerous noise levels and eliminate harmful dead end pressures. Detailed technical
explanations, performance data, application photos and dimensional drawings are provided for each product. A price list is also included.

EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/cat29.htm

 


 

Rapid Mechatronic Gripper for Small Part Handling-
EGP 25 Speed Version


The EGP from SCHUNK is the electric small part gripper with the most compact performance on the market. SCHUNK expanded the EGP series with a smaller size
(25) which weighs 110g and has a stroke of 3 mm per finger. Furthermore, SCHUNK has developed an optional “speed” version of the EGP 25. By reducing the
internal gear ratio, the speed version exchanges grip force for speed. This gives the EGP 25 speed version the ability to open or close in 0.03s. With a grip force of
13 N it is capable of handling parts up to 0.05 kg. For high speed pick & place applications where an electric gripper is preferred, the EGP 25 speed version is an
excellent choice.

Maintenance-free servomotors as well as a powerful junction roller guide guarantee a high level of efficiency, making it perfect for demanding pick & place
applications.
Users can transfer the sensor systems used in the SCHUNK MPG-plus to the SCHUNK EGP-Speed, and easily convert existing systems from pneumatic to electrical
operation.

The EGP 25 Speed takes screws on the side or at the base, which increases its flexibility within a system design. In order to increase the dynamics and the energy
efficiency of higher-level systems, the gripper housing consists of special high-performance aluminum. In addition, the design eliminated excess material and the
electronics are built in the interior to save space. It fulfills protection class IP30 and fits seamlessly in the program for modular high performance assembly from
SCHUNK.

About SCHUNK:
SCHUNK is the worldwide competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a family
owned operation and a global player in one. For more information, visit www.schunk.com

 


 

Pneumatics Online announces our new PneuCalc App for Android.

Based on our Downloadable and Online calculators we have just finished our New Android App and are currently doing the final testing before publishing live. Once completed we will post our App to Google Play then the Apple App Store.

We are currently looking for Beta testers, so if you are interested please email us at mail@pneumaticsonline.com to be added to the Beta testers list.

 



 

Bimba Manufacturing Company, and its
subsidiary Mead Fluid Dynamics (MFD),  today announced the addition of Digital Pressure Switches (DPS
Series) to its line of high-value air preparation equipment.


This compact and economical series displays system pressure on an integrated LCD and emits dual programmable output signals. Designed for use with MFD air
preparation equipment, the digital pressure switches also transmit analog pressure data directly to the control system.

“MFD digital pressure switches are elegantly-designed and reasonably-priced for delivering pneumatic system feedback to machine controllers. Like all MFD
products, the DPS Series has been precision-manufactured and extensively-tested to meet the demands of basic and complex applications,” said Taylor Phillip,
Application Engineer, Bimba/MFD.
For more information: http://www.bimba.com/en/Products-and-Cad/Air-Preparation/Inch/Accessories/Global-Series/Digital-Pressure-Switch

 



 

ROSS CONTROLS® opens in CANADA!

ROSS Controls is pleased to announce the opening of ROSS Canada. Located in Barrie, Ontario; ROSS Canada will support the
growing customer base from coast to coast and will bring a stronger presence to the Canadian market. ROSS Canada looks forward to working with its channel
partners and any inquiries can be directed to sales@rosscanada.com or by dialing 416-251-ROSS (7677).
ROSS CONTROLS®
Established and headquartered in Michigan since 1921, ROSS Controls is an international designer and ISO-certified manufacturer of pneumatic valves and controls
systems. An innovative and driving force in the pneumatic safety industry for over 50 years, ROSS focuses on tailored technology to provide customers with a distinct
value advantage. ROSS has subsidiaries in Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, France, and China plus 145 worldwide stocking distributors.

 


 

 
PMAT transforms your assembly tools

Flexible vacuum tooling system excels in automotive body-in-white (BIW) assembly
Hingham, MA - Piab’s Modular Automation Tooling, known in short as PMAT, is now available globally. The tooling system has been used mainly for years in North America by leading automotive manufacturers, where it has helped to quickly construct flexible and adjustable vacuum gripper/fixture tooling.

“Experiences from the North American market show that PMAT is particularly advantageous when used for body-in-white (BIW) assembly, mostly in decentralized applications for greater up time, more reliability and ease in troubleshooting, but it can of course also be very useful when applied to general assembly stages,” says Josef Karbassi, Vice President of Piab’s Automation Division.
Manufacturers can use PMAT to design robot end-effector tools, ergonomic tools or fixture tools for any type of automation equipment. PMAT offers both adjustability and rigidity, and will help producers to transform their assembly tools to meet their specific needs with minimal design time.

The tooling system features connecting parts for welded frames or extruded profiles and swivel arm assemblies with single bolt adjustment for ease of set up with a choice of attachments. Some of these include ejectors based on Piab’s energy-efficient COAX® technology. The ejector units provide vacuum as well as a release function.

For extra safety, the attachments may also be equipped with a Vacuum Check Valve in case there is an interruption of supply air and the energy saving unit Vacustat that saves up to 98% of air usage. The Vacuum Check Valve addresses both safety concerns and energy savings by securely holding parts in case of power loss or loss of compressed air. . Also available are suction cup attachments that make it easier to correctly position suction cups on objects, especially when these are of varying geometries, as in the case of automotive parts.

The PMAT tooling system is made of high rated aircraft grade anodized aluminum and is machined, not cast, for a quality assembly and fit.. It is lightweight and easy to assemble on site without welding or use of special tools. A proven and reliable technology, PMAT is supported locally on a global basis.

www.piab.com
Phone: +1 800 321 7422/+1 781 682 1416
Fax: +1 781 337 6864

 

 

Fabco-Air, Inc. Custom Solutions
Custom Pneumatic Slide


The Engineering and Technical Support Team(s) at Fabco-Air possess an unprecedented amount of Fluid Power problem solving experience. Here is just another example of how the team at Fabco-Air is able to offer a custom solution that fulfills the application requirement perfectly.

This application required a pneumatic linear actuator to operate a sorting device on a conveyor system. The challenge was that the actuator had to maneuver a wide variety of part sizes.

Here is a brief summary of the Fabco-Air solution. A GB Series (block style) pneumatic slide/thruster and a Global Series™ (metric compact) cylinder were combined together to make a 3-position, air-operated device. To expedite the changeover process and to accommodate thickness variations of parts on the conveyor, a Dial-A-Stroke® unit was also added. The Fabco-Air Dial-A-Stroke® enables quick and easy adjustability of the intermediate stroke position (up to 2").

As you can see, the team at Fabco-Air is more than capable of creating solutions for even the most demanding applications.

Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com
 

 

Read pressures wirelessly anytime/anywhere

CINCINNATI, Ohio, – The new CirrusSense™ wireless router provides a gateway for remote pressure readings, diagnostics, and immediate email/text alarm alerts transmitted by CirrusSense™ pressure transducers. Introduced and demonstrated in booth 1682 at AHR 2016 by its maker, Transducers Direct, the new wireless router provides internet connectivity for Bluetooth-enabled CirrusSense pressure sensors attached to refrigerant, oil and water lines. Unique in the industry, the breakthrough technology provides worldwide remote access to pressure readings to ensure that monitored systems are fully functional and capable. U.S.-made CirrusSense technology is an industry first for improving business efficiency, service planning and eliminating unneeded service calls.

The Bluetooth-capable CirrusSense™ sensor attaches to pressurized lines via a simple T fitting. It uses patent-pending circuitry to provide long battery life in permanent installations, with redundant sensing capability and self-monitoring of its own condition. Its free mobile app ("T-Direct TDWLB" for Apple or Android devices) lets the user name each sensor one time securely, set the scaling for the application, program setpoints/alarms for multiple sensors and monitor readings. The app also automatically calculates superheat and sub-cooling readouts.

The CirrusSense sensor is available in two different compensated accuracies of 1 percent and 0.25 percent, with an external temperature sensing probe as an option for superheat measurement. The pressure of any fluid can be monitored from vacuum to 10,000 psi.

"Service techs have told us this will save them and their customers time and money by preventing equipment damage, food spoilage, unneeded service calls, downtime and premature refills," said Mark McDaniel, Sales Director of Transducers Direct. "Technicians can read refrigerant pressures remotely, without manifold gauges or refrigerant blowback. Facility managers, restaurant owners and service techs can receive text and email messages the instant an alarm level is reached to help avoid compressor damage and product loss. The sensors can be used as a diagnostic tool or in permanent installations. Homeowners can monitor their own A/C refrigerants, water or swimming pool lines, with instant notification of failures."

The US-made CirrusSense™ sensor is all digital, eliminating mechanical components, wear parts, analog circuitry and setpoint drift. Unique in design, it uses a one-piece, precision-machined stainless steel diaphragm and header. This provides ten times the life of a conventional diaphragm and eliminates all springs, pushrods, micro switches and O-rings. All wetted parts are stainless steel.

The CirrusSense™ sensor's proprietary design includes many industry firsts. It senses pressure by using a time-to-digital converter (TDC) to measure the duration of a capacitive discharge in picoseconds across the changing resistance in a Wheatstone bridge atop the diaphragm. Clever circuitry creates a redundant signal that ensures continuous machinery operation if one half should fail.

The CirrusSense™ sensor is EMI/RFI protected and sealed to IP-65 rating. Standard overpressure rating is 2X, with 4X optional. Burst pressure is 5X or 20,000 psi, whichever is less. The sensor is available with a variety of industry standard pressure-port connections. Replacement battery packs are available from Transducers Direct.

See the CirrusSense™ sensor demonstrated at Booth 1682, visit transducersdirect.com or call 513-583-9491.

 


 

NEW PRODUCT: Spray Nozzle Coats, Cools, Treats and Paints in Tight Spaces

EXAIR’s 1/4 NPT internal mix deflected flat fan atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays at a right angle to the nozzle orientation. This allows spray to be placed precisely where it is needed when the mounting and work areas are limited. These nozzles are ideal for coating the inside of enclosures and ductwork. They combine liquid and compressed air inside of the air cap to produce the finest mist of atomized liquid that can be easily adjusted to meet the needs of your application. These spray nozzles provide liquid flows from 1.8 to 6.9 gallons per hour.

With EXAIR’s atomizing nozzles, you can coat, cool, treat and paint a variety of products using compressed air and liquids with a viscosity of up to 300 centipoise. They are commonly used with water, light oils, rust inhibitors, chemicals, paints and dyes.

The stainless steel construction of these atomizing nozzles adds to their durability and corrosion resistance. EXAIR atomizing nozzles are available with 1/4 NPT and 1/2 NPT connections and in a variety of sizes and shapes to meet your needs. All models are adjustable, come with our 5 year Built to Last Warranty and are CE compliant. Internal mix deflected flat fan spray nozzles start at $187.

For more information contact: EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/smad.htm

 


 

ROSS CONTROLS Announces BG Certification for CrossMirror® Series CM Valves

(TROY, MI) – ROSS announces their CrossMirror® Series CM Size 0 valves are now BG Certified per the DIN ES ISO 138491 PL e standard. These valves are intended to be used to return a cylinder towards a safe position when de-energized or when a fault occurs. Applications could include pneumatic cylinder presses, welding equipment, and pneumatic doors to name a few.
The third party assessment and certification was performed by DGUV Test who is regarded as one of the approved bodies for Machinery and Safety Components according to EC-Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and German Product Safety Act.
The ROSS Category 4 Safe Cylinder Return CrossMirror® Series CM Valve enables rapid exhaust of downstream air when de-energized to reverse a cylinder’s motion and return it to a safe position. This 5/2 valve is ideal for addressing a single hazard and has latch out capabilities that inhibit operation until the valve is reset should a fault occur.
CrossMirror® Series CM Valves can be installed individually or multiple units can be connected together with manifold bases. The CrossMirror® Series CM Valve is the latest addition to the ROSS’ Safe Cylinder Return Valve family that covers a wide range of sizes that are available with either solenoid or air piloted options.

ROSS CONTROLS Customer Service
800-438-7677 (in the U.S.) or 706-356-3708 (outside the U.S.)
E-mail: custsvc@rosscontrols.com
Internet: www.rosscontrols.com

 


 

Festo Develops a Smart Service Unit that Lowers Compressed Air Energy Cost and Contributes to Improved Machine Operation

The intelligent energy efficiency module MSE6-E2M from Festo automatically monitors and optimizes compressed air use by a machine and also alerts plant personnel to system leaks.

HAUPPAUGE, NY, — Festo introduced today a first-of-its-kind intelligent service unit that automatically puts compressed air on standby when a machine stands idle, thus reducing energy consumption. These units also alert plant personnel to wasted energy when air leaks from a machine’s pneumatic system. The new Festo MSE6-E2M, or E2M for short, can pay for itself in less than a year.
Automatically go into standby mode to save energy.

Based on user defined parameters, the E2M module detects when a machine is idle and automatically shuts off compressed air thereby saving energy. When the unit receives a startup signal from an operator, the E2M resupplies compressed air. In the case of a particularly complex production process, automatic standby detection can be deactivated in favor of manual operation.

The E2M features a solenoid valve integrated with a pressure and a flow sensor in one compact package. A Profibus node provides communication between the E2M and a PLC. Festo plans to introduce Ethernet/IP and PROFINET communication options in 2016. The E2M flows up to 5,000 liters of compressed air per minute, programs easily, and offers fast connection to Festo MS series air preparation units.

Automatic leakage detection
The E2M unit detects pressure drops below a predefined value and sends an alert about the leak. Higher than anticipated air flow during production also indicates a leak and triggers a user defined alert. Eliminating leaks not only saves energy, it brings the compressed air system back to specification, which ensures quality operation of the machine, optimum throughput, and higher overall equipment effectiveness.

A wealth of data
The E2M actively monitors the condition of the pneumatic system in real time. This feature gives plant operators access to up-to-the-minute energy- and process-related data as well as comparative data over time. Values for flow rate, air consumption, and pressure are available. Data can help personnel determine historical trends on consumption, the amount of air consumed per product batch, and pressure and flow at the time of a malfunction or bad batch of product.
Not only is this module suitable for new machines, but it also, thanks to the simple connections, offers an easy retrofit on older machines. For more information on the E2M compressed air energy saving unit call 800-993-3786 and visit www.festo.com/us.

 


 

New 1 NPT Swivel Fitting Makes Precision Blow Off Easy from EXAIR

EXAIR's new Model 9204 1 NPT Swivel Fitting makes it easy to precisely adjust the position of our award-winning air nozzles. With this 303 Stainless Steel swivel, EXAIR’s powerful, efficient and quiet Super Air Nozzles can be pointed exactly where you need work to be done. A 50 degree total angle of adjustment provides the movement necessary for your nozzles to be in the best position for maximum effectiveness. The 1 MNPT x 1 FNPT swivel will work with any 1 NPT nozzle or fitting regardless if they have a male or female thread.

EXAIR’s swivel fitting with Super Air Nozzle delivers a precision, highly focused and forceful blowoff for applications in tight spaces or requiring precision positioning for achieving desired results. The new 1 NPT swivels can be used with 316SS and zinc/aluminum alloy Super Air Nozzles. EXAIR nozzles from the smallest M4 x 0.5 to the 1 NPT have been engineered to maximize entrainment of room air while minimizing compressed air consumption and all have EXAIR swivels available. Safe operation is assured by meeting OSHA’s standard 1910.242(b) for pressure and OSHA’s noise exposure standard 29CFR – 1910.95(a). EXAIR’s nozzles are also CE compliant.

Swivels can help make your nozzles more effective when replacing existing wasteful nozzles or open tubes and are ideal for blowoff, cooling and drying applications. Price is $225.00.

For more information contact: EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/1inswivel.htm

 


 

Bimba | MFD Adds Coalescing Filters to its Line of High-Value Air Preparation Products

University Park, IL – MFD Pneumatics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bimba, today announced the addition of coalescing filters to its line of high-value air preparation equipment.
Coalescing filters protect sensitive pneumatic equipment from the harmful effects of air line contamination. MFD’s coalescing filters remove fine oil mist and contamination down to 0.01μ. Fine borosilicate microfibers in the filter media collect microscopic particles while the outer filter drainage layer allows coalesced liquid to fall into the filter bowl.

Available in a variety of sizes, MFD coalescing filters can be mounted individually or connected to other MFD Filter-Regulator- Lubricator (FRL) components via modular connector kits. Multiple drain styles (including manual, automatic, and semi-automatic) are also available.

“The introduction of coalescing filters backed by Bimba’s quality and service is the latest development in our effort to add MFD products and accessories to our line of high-value air preparation products, valves, and actuators,” says Tom Kane, General Manager, MFD.

For more information:
http://www.bimba.com/Products-and-Cad/Air-Preparation/Inch/Filters/Global-Series/Coalescing-Filter/

 


 

Humphrey Acquires Medical/Media Isolated Products from Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Kalamazoo, MI-- Humphrey Products has recently acquired “Medical and Media Isolation Product Lines” from the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Specifically, these products include Liquid
Isolation (Inert) Valves, Liquid Isolation (Inert) Proportional Valves, and a high resolution Proportional Control Valve Series for air, inert gases and some liquids.
 
Humphrey is in the process of moving the production lines, inventory and jobs from Nogales, Mexico, back to America and plans to begin marketing these products under the Humphrey brand in
the September/October time period.
 
Founded in 1901, Humphrey Products is a leading producer of pneumatic products, including valves and cylinders, and design and manufacturing of specialty custom Engineered Products.
 
Humphrey’s products are proudly made in the USA and used in a variety of applications in medical, process control, manufacturing automation, transportation, analytical instrumentation,
packaging and material handling.

HUMPHREY PRODUCTS COMPANY ● PO BOX 2008 ● KALAMAZOO, MI 49003 USA ● T. 269.381.5500 ● F. 269.381.4113
5070 EAST N AVE KALAMAZOO, MI 49048 USA

 WWW.HUMPHREY-PRODUCTS.COM

 


 

SCHUNK EGL: Intelligent Gripping Module

The SCHUNK EGL 70 mechatronic parallel gripper combines power and intelligence. With variable gripping force between 50 and 600 N, it is one of the most powerful and flexible mechatronic
grippers on the market and was specifically developed for industrial applications.

Since the finger position, closing speed, and gripping force are freely programmable within a maximum stroke of 48 mm per finger, diverse components with a weight of up to 3 kg can be
precisely handled in force-fit gripping. The gripper fingers can be prepositioned to reduce cycle times. The entire control and power electronics of the EGL are integrated to save space,
to allow decentral operation, and even mobile use, due to the 24V DC operating voltage.

Standard Profibus DP and CAN-Bus interfaces allow fast and easy integration in higher level system controllers. The gripper also features a USB-port as a service interface. A brushless servo motor ensures continuous and reliable operation with no maintenance required. To maintain the position in the event of a power outage, the gripper features an electrically operated brake.

Since the EGL fulfills industrial standards and the basic version is connected only by means of industrial connectors, installation time is greatly reduced. The powerful mechatronic gripper is compatible with the world’s most extensive standardized line of modules for gripper systems from SCHUNK. In combination with quick-change systems and other robot accessories, it can significantly increase the flexibility and efficiency of handling processes. It is ideal for diverse applications in the field of industrial assembly technology, mechanical engineering, and lab automation.

About SCHUNK:
SCHUNK is the worldwide competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. For more information, visit www.schunk.com

 


 

FORT WAYNE, Indiana - PHD, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial automation solutions, is pleased to release the Series BCSU Universal Stretching Cylinder for the plastic bottle
blowing industry. The new Series BCSU Cylinder expands our proven series of Sidel® solutions.

Series BCSU Universal Stretching Cylinders are direct replacements for Sidel® Universal Machines. These cylinders mount into the same space and bolt patterns, provide significantly longer
service life, and reduce maintenance and downtime in stretch blow molding applications. Units are field repairable and feature alloy steel piston rods and urethane piston and rod seals for
maximum life and durability.

Series BCSU Benefits:
-Mounts into same space and bolt patterns
-Provides significantly longer life and reduces maintenance
-Internal shock pads are standard
-Cushion controls are standard for retract end of stroke deceleration
-Field repairable
-X27 PHD inline check option provides long life check seal and is designed to prevent the stretch rod from dropping during maintenance

PHD’s dedicated division, the Plastic Packaging Components (PPC) Group, focuses on blow molding of bottles and other plastic containers. These products are drop-in replacement solutions for Sidel® and Krones® and other brand machines. Other specialized solutions include blow molding nozzle actuators, needle cylinders, eject slides, transfer arms, and more.

 


 

ROSS CONTROLS® Announces Expanded DM Valve Series

ROSS Controls, Troy MI, introduces an expansion to its existing DM Valve Series for Air Dump / Release applications.
The ROSS DM1 Series C Valve is a Control Reliable Double Valve with dynamic monitoring that can be used in Category 4 PL e applications that do not require dynamic memory. The DM1 Series C Valve is available in port sizes ranging from ½” – 1” and is base mounted for convenience.
The ROSS DM2® Series C Explosion Proof Valve is a Control Reliable Double Valve with dynamic monitoring and dynamic memory that can be used in Category 4 PL e applications in hazardous locations categorized as Ex m II T4 and Division 1.
 

Control Reliable Energy Isolation Valves enable rapid exhaust of downstream air when de-energized to remove stored energy and allow safe access to work areas. The DM1 Series C and DM2® C Series Valves are the latest additions to the ROSS’ Energy Isolation Valve family that covers a wide range of sizes and options including being combined with lockout valves and filter regulators in air entry packages.


ROSS CONTROLS Customer Service
800-438-7677 (in the U.S.) or 706-356-3708 (outside the U.S.)
E-mail: custsvc@rosscontrols.com
Internet: www.rosscontrols.com

 


 

Miniature M3 DRY BREAK QUICK DISCONNECTS

Do you need a quick way to switch fluid power lines while maintaining a leak free environment either in your product design or testing facility? Does your design warrant a precision machined assembly that is easy to use, reduces down time and eliminates leaks? Is space limited? If you answered yes to any of these questions then Beswick Engineering’s new dry break quick disconnects, QDM3I and QDM3E, are ideal for your demanding application.

The Dry Break Quick Disconnect not only reduces assembly time but also prevents fluid from leaking out of the connector and damaging expensive electrical/mechanical systems. The disconnection is made by pulling a knurled sleeve back which is not only easy to use but also takes less than a second saving costly downtime.

Designed with excellent sealing capabilities due to the minimized dead volume, the space between the internal and external ends when connected, leaks are non-existent when the two halves are disconnected. This is especially important when the fluid is a liquid or flammable gas. Both sides of the quick disconnect, internal and external, are fully shut-off prior to disconnection.

Fast paced product development cycles are a reality with this design as assembly is quick and fluid leaks are eliminated. Manufactured in corrosion resistant 303 stainless steel and manufactured with a M3 thread. Using Beswick Engineering Dry Break quick disconnect will greatly improve both the design engineer and the customers’ experience.

For more information, please contact:

Mary-Jo Keenan
Beswick Engineering
284 Ocean Road
Greenland, NH 03840
603-433-1188 x29
mj@beswick.com

 


 

Clippard Stainless Steel Push-Quick Fittings

Cincinnati, Ohio -- Constructed of high grade 316 stainless steel, these durable fittings provide a simple push-pull method of connecting pneumatic components to each other and system piping. Push-Quick fittings allow full flow through the hose/tubing I.D. with no smaller orifice required as in barb fittings. They are designed for use with both flexible hose and stiff tubing made of nylon, polyurethane, polyethylene or polypropylene. Many styles and sizes are available.

-Offers high corrosion and chemical resistance with approval for use in packaging and
food environments
-Ideal for high temperature applications
-Small, compact design
-Complete offering of hose and tubing available at www.clippard.com

For more information about these fittings or any of Clippard’s 5,000 other pneumatic
products, call 513-521-4261 or visit www.clippard.com.
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45239
877-245-6247 | 513-521-4261
www.clippard.com

 


 

Fabco-Air, Inc. Adds Air Preparation Products to Shipping Program

The FA-Series (Air Preparation) 2 Day Shipping Program includes:

-4 Sizes (28 to 350 SCFM)
-1/8" to 1" NPT Ports
-Filtration Rating Options: 5µ, 25µ, and 40µ
-Lock-out/Tag-out 3-Way Valves
-3-Way Slide Valves
-Pressure Gauges
-Mounting Brackets and Accessories

The Fabco Fast Shipping Program is both comprehensive and easy!

For more information about the Fabco Fast Cylinder Shipping Program, contact Fabco-Air, Inc. at (352) 373-3578, via e-mail at service@Fabco-Air.com or visit http://www.fabco-air.com/news.html

About Fabco-Air, Inc.

The Original Pancake® air cylinder was designed in 1958, by Alfred W. Schmidt, the founder of Fabco-Air, Inc. Today, Fabco-Air is a leading manufacturer of fluid power products that offers a complete line of pneumatic products, i.e., air preparation (filters-
regulators-lubricators), slides, grippers, rotary actuators, crimpers, valves, and a comprehensive line of air cylinders. For additional information, contact Fabco-Air at (352) 373-3578, by e-mail at service@Fabco-Air.com or visit www.Fabco-Air.com.

 

NEW PRODUCT: New No Drip External Mix Atomizing Nozzles Positively Stop Liquid Flow

-External Mix Atomizing Spray Nozzles mix liquid and air outside the nozzle and allow the air and liquid flows to be adjusted independently. The new, patent pending, No Drip External Mix Atomizing Spray Nozzles work in the same way our standard atomizing nozzles do, but
have the added benefit of positively stopping liquid flow when compressed air is shut off.

-When spraying any type of liquid, post-spray liquid flow can cause big problems. Unwanted drips can ruin product function on sealing or mating surfaces. Drips can also ruin the appearance of painted or coated finishes. In addition, excess liquid flow wastes precious
resources such as expensive coatings, chemicals or water. EXAIR’s No Drip Atomizing Nozzles are ideal where no post-spray drip is permissible. When the compressed air supply is shut off, the no drip nozzle positively seals off the flow of liquid eliminating the
possibility of drips.

-EXAIR's No Drip External Mix Atomizing Nozzles are available in three different liquid patterns: round, narrow angle flat fan and wide angle flat fan patterns. They are for pressure fed applications where precise liquid flow is needed. External nozzles can be used on
liquids up to 800 centipoise.

Applications include painting, coating, rinsing, cooling, quenching, wetting (moistening), dust control and humidification. The compact Atomizing Nozzles are fully adjustable to minimize air and liquid consumption and have interchangeable liquid and air caps. They are
CE compliant and conflict mineral free. Prices start at $346.

For more information contact:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/ndextmix.htm

 

SCHUNK Pick & Place Unit PPU-E 15

The PPU-E 15 is a high speed, linear motor driven pick and place unit that is custom-tailored for electronic and small part assembly applications. With a width of just 60 mm, and media supply via the back panel, it allows several units to be closely mounted side by
side. If rotary indexing tables are used, more units can be arranged in a circle, or a smaller table diameter can be used.

The PPU-E 15 requires just 0.6s to complete a cycle with a horizontal stroke of 145 mm, and a vertical stroke of 45 mm. That includes a payload of 1 kg, and 2 x 50 ms gripping time. At its peak, the PPU-E 15 achieves 100 picks per minute. As with all the linear
motor driven pick & place units from SCHUNK, the PPU-E 15 is not susceptible to wear from a mechanical drive mechanism, like a belt or a screw. The wear free drive minimizes maintenance, increases continuous repeat accuracy, and simplifies programming.
 

 

PHD recently released another new design of our OEM drop-in linear slide

Built on the foundation of long-life products for industrial automation, PHD Optimax® actuators are designed to meet machine builders’ performance requirements at a competitive price. These economical, efficient, and reliable actuators provide an alternative choice to
PHD’s standard “built-to-order” product line, delivering even more cost-effective solutions to meet industrial application needs.

In a continuing effort to expand the Optimax product line, PHD is pleased to release a new drop-in replacement linear slide designed for the OEM market. This actuator is versatile and economical for use in the machine builders’ market.

Optimax Series OSH Compact Pneumatic Slide Tables are designed for light duty applications in tight spaces.

Benefits include:
-Drop-in metric mounting matches global standard
-Rail bearing technology provides excellent load carrying ability
-4 bore sizes available in incremental travel lengths
-Multiple port locations for flexibility in applications
-Magnets standard for switch sensing capability
-Standard shock pads reduce end of travel impact

For more information and to download/order catalogs, visit www.phdinc.com/osh. For assistance, call (800) 624-8511.

 

ROSS CONTROLS® Announces New and Improved Pneumatic Counterbalance

ROSS Controls, Troy MI, introduces a new and improved 1-1/4” pneumatic automatic counterbalance for large mechanical stamping presses.
This new ROSS automatic counterbalance system can be integrated with your existing press controls to set and maintain the correct pressure for each die set, improving parts quality and extending the life of the press. This latest solution for the Metalforming Press
Industry meets all ANSI B11.1 requirements and is available in a variety of port threads, voltages and electrical connections.
Properly set counterbalance pressures on each production run will eliminate gear and bearing clearances to reduce force loading, wear and motor loads. Two selectable modes of operation, manual or automatic using 2-way poppet internals, will provide positive shifting
even in the most demanding low flow applications. All solenoids and main valve internals are interchangeable and can be serviced from the top for ease of maintenance and maximum flexibility.

ROSS CONTROLS Customer Service
800-438-7677 (in the U.S.) or 706-356-3708 (outside the U.S.)
E-mail: custsvc@rosscontrols.com
Internet: www.rosscontrols.com

 

Bimba Introduces Economical Compact Pneumatic Cylinders

Bimba Manufacturing Company, an industry-leading provider of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric solutions, and its subsidiary Mead Fluid Dynamics (MFD), an innovative manufacturer of pneumatic components, today announced the addition of compact pneumatic cylinders to
its full line of MFD products.
The new cylinders (MACQ series) are constructed with a robust, extruded aluminum body. Double-acting, available in ten different bore sizes and a wide range of standard stroke lengths, the new cylinders can also be obtained with a magnetic piston to enhance position
sensing.

The new compact line is suited for a broad range of general automation processes, providing flexibility in space-sensitive machine design applications. The low-cost line is also globally interchangeable with industry alternatives, allowing for quick drop-in replacement
parts.

“The MACQ compact cylinders are a logical extension of the full line of rotary actuators, air preparation equipment, solenoid valves and extruded thrusters that comprise our MFD product series. The new compact cylinder series maintains the high quality standard for
which MFD Pneumatics is known and that our customers have come to expect,” said Tom Kane, General Manager for Mead Fluid Dynamics.
For more information including product catalog, CAD files, visit
http://www.bimba.com/Products-and-Cad/Actuators/Metric/Compact/Square-Extruded-Body/MACQ-Series/

 

New! 3-Way DV Series High Flow Electronic Valves

Clippard Minimatic electronic valves are precision-built utilizing Clippard's unique, patented valving principle. Designed as the next generation of the well-known and trusted original EV Series, the powerful DV Series is compact, quick and built to last—over 1,000,000,000+ cycles! With a solid, compact design and extremely high flow rates, these valves are well-suited for many applications in a variety of different industries including medical, analytical, packaging, manufacturing and more.

Clippard DV Series High Flow Electronic Valves

Features:
• High flow rate:
2-Way: up to 100 l/min
3-Way: up to 70 l/min fully ported
• Industry standard for leak-free operation
• Over 1,000,000,000+ cycles!
• Fast response time
• Low heat rise/low power
• Robust stainless steel "Spider" flat armature spring
• Designed to accommodate large flows with more stroke

For more information about these control valves or any of Clippard’s 5,000 other
pneumatic products, call 513-521-4261 or visit www.clippard.com.
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45239
877-245-6247 | 513-521-4261
www.clippard.com
 


Festo functional/modular systems improve the marketability and flexibility of OEM and integrator process skids.

Festo showcases at ACE 2015, June 7-10, at Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif., a new modular approach to automating water/waste water and other processing plants. At the show, Festo features a number of the key components that are essential to modular systems. (Festo Booth #1586)

“The new Festo initiative not only helps OEMs and integrators deliver a superior solution quickly and at a saving, it also provides the end user with a system that supplies continuous diagnostic data,” said Craig Correia, Head of Process Automation at Festo. “This data helps to ensure high uptime, improve validation/commissioning efficiency, and process quality.

“The biggest opportunity to reduce manufacturing costs for the OEM happens in the design phase, where component selection is made and vendor partnerships are created. We strive to deliver solutions during design that make an impact. We’ve found that with early involvement we can help reduce skid fabrication assembly costs by almost 20 percent.”

The traditional design for a water filtration plant includes valves, pumps, tanks, filter modules, sensors, and pipes. The required components for actuating the field devices are installed in a control cabinet, and a valve terminal such as a remote I/O system with integrated pneumatic section is connected to a central controller with visualization (management system) via a fieldbus. Plants of this type can be easily modularized by breaking down the process into sub processes and defining a module for each sub-process with all the mechanical and automation components required for standalone operation. Key modules systems in a water/waste water plant include pump, filtration, and clean in place.

At the heart of any Festo modular system is the CPX modular controller with the MPA valve terminal. This in-the-cabinet controller, with an IP67 rating, provides serial linkage and consistent communication down to the valve level for comprehensive diagnostics. The compact MPA terminal has up to 64 valve positions/128 solenoid coils. This design saves considerable space in the control cabinet, helping to reduce cabinet size, and provides reliable feedback-free switching of pilot valves/process actuators.
The CPX modular controller features CODESYS, a software/hardware independent control solution based on IEC 61131-3. CODESYS is extremely cost effective and helps to lower project costs. Standalone or embedded in the HMI or valve/electrical terminal, CODESYS enables communication with leading Ethernet and Fieldbus protocols.

The Festo MPA valve terminal in this application features multipole mounting plates that decrease assembly time because there is no need to produce short runs of pneumatic cable within the cabinet or to make multiple bulkhead connections. Multipole plate gaskets have NEMA and IP ratings so the integrity of the enclosure is maintained against moisture, dust, and gases. By removing all the short pneumatic hoses inside the cabinet, the time to verify connections during the factory acceptance test or when performing field service is greatly reduced. Having all of the pneumatic connections on the outside of the cabinet wall improves the aesthetics and standards compliance for the cabinet.

For applications requiring proportional pressure control, Festo enables embedded I/P directly on the same terminal as the pneumatic valves. This reduces I/O count and supply lines. It simplifies installation and lowers the number of components mounted on the skid. Festo also features valve terminals with integrated flow controls to control process actuation speed. This eliminates installation time at the actuator, ensures longer process valve life, reduces chance of water hammer, and shortens the bill of materials.

The MPA-C clean design valve terminal is installed outside of the control cabinet closer to the point of process actuation. Positioning the MPA-C close to the actuation mounting helps speed up installation and reduces energy consumption. This valve terminal is easy to clean, highly corrosion resistant, sturdy, and extremely functional. This unit offers a modular single sub-base that houses a maximum of 32 valves or solenoid coils. The MPA-C is rated IP69K for maximum protection against water and is constructed of FDA certified materials. The unit is Fieldbus/Ethernet ready via the Festo CTEU module.

Festo is also showing the versatile VZXF angle seat valve for skid applications. The VZXF controls gaseous or liquid media in open and closed circuits. The angle valve is suitable for contaminated or gaseous media to a viscosity of 600mm2/s. It features a stainless steel design with high thermal resistance and N/C functionality, which creates reliable closing on pressure drops.

Hundreds of other products applicable to process control and a selection of active demonstrations are featured at the Festo booth. Festo applications professionals can answer visitors’ questions about the new Festo modular initiative for automating processing plants and how this approach utilizes performance data for preventative diagnostics, including:
• 16 bit analog I/O to provide data quickly and accurately for increasing skid uptime
• Internal diagnostics and conditioning monitoring to pinpoint and communicate locally or remotely exactly where a fault has occurred
• Compressed air flow meter to provide an advanced indicator of a failing actuator, broken tube, or inefficient scrub operation

 


 

NEW PRODUCT: New Large Internal Mix Spray Nozzles Coat, Cool, Treat and Paint

EXAIR's new 1/2 NPT internal mix atomizing spray nozzles atomize fluids in a range of
spray patterns and liquid volumes for a variety of uses. They combine liquid and
compressed air inside of the air cap to produce the finest mist of atomized liquid that
can be easily adjusted to meet the needs of your application. These 1/2 NPT spray
nozzles provide high liquid flows up to 303 GPH and are available with multiple spray
patterns including narrow angle round, wide angle round and flat fan.

With EXAIR’s atomizing nozzles, you can coat, cool, treat and paint a variety of
products using compressed air and liquids with a viscosity of up to 300 centipoise.
Used with water, atomizing nozzles are an efficient way to evenly cool hot items in
your automated process. They are also commonly used with light oils, rust inhibitors,
chemicals, paints and dyes.

The stainless steel construction of these atomizing nozzles adds to their durability
and corrosion resistance. EXAIR atomizing nozzles are available with 1/4 and 1/2 NPT
connections and in a variety of sizes and shapes to meet your needs. All models are
adjustable, come with our 5 year Built to Last Warranty and are CE compliant. 1/2 NPT
internal mix spray nozzle prices start at $580.

For more information contact:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/lintmix.htm

 


SCHUNK FEATURED IN ROBOT REVOLUTION EXHIBIT
AT MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO

Exhibit supported by Google.org features SCHUNK and begins national tour in Chicago


CHICAGO 6-12-2015—They’re here … to help and improve our lives. On May 21, 2015, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) premiered a new national touring exhibit, Robot Revolution, supported by Google.org, which includes SCHUNK.

Robot Revolution explores how robots, created by human ingenuity, will ultimately be
our companions and colleagues, changing how we play, live and work together. The
exhibit allows guests to step into a visionary world where robots are not just a
curiosity, but a vital asset.

The exhibit comes to life with a collection of cutting-edge robots that have been
secured from some of the most innovative global robotics companies and universities.
Within the Skills area of the exhibit, the SCHUNK LWA Powerball arm with the attached
SCHUNK 3-finger hand allows guests to watch advanced gripping systems with seven
degrees of freedom in action how they can grip various objects. Additionally, guests
can see the SCHUNK 5-finger hand mimicking a human hand with nine motors, twenty
joints, and elastic fingertips. SCHUNK Grippers also grasp object of all different
shapes and sizes in the exhibit.

“We are extremely excited to support MSI with its important mission to show the world
the importance of robotics, its infinite possibilities and to get the younger
generation eager and interested in robotics,” said Jesse Hayes, Automation Group
Manager at SCHUNK.

MSI’s Robot Revolution exhibit development team worked with a renowned group of
robotics experts to offer insight on exhibit content. This team of advisors includes
lead advisor Dr. Henrik I. Christensen, KUKA Chair of Robotics at the College of
Computing of Georgia Institute of Technology and executive director of the Institute
for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, as well as Dr. Dennis Hong, professor and
founding director of RoMeLa (Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory) of the Mechanical &
Aerospace Engineering Department at UCLA.

Throughout Robot Revolution, hands-on elements, intriguing video and thought-provoking
questions enable guests to recognize the amazing ways that robotics can better society.

“We believe it is vital to inspire the next generation of engineers and tech
entrepreneurs so that we can continue to see technology change the world,” said Jim
Lecinski, head of Google's Chicago office. “Google is happy to support MSI's Robot
Revolution exhibit to make complex concepts accessible to kids of all ages and to get
them excited about science, technology, engineering and math."
Robot Revolution is supported by Google.org with additional support from The Boeing
Company, RACO Industrial, The David Bohnett Foundation, The Kaplan Foundation and
official airline United Airlines. This exhibit will run at MSI through January 3, 2016,
then will continue on its tour within the United States. For more information and to
purchase tickets, visit msichicago.org.

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), one of the largest science museums in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. From groundbreaking and award-winning exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else, to hands-on opportunities that make you the
scientist—a visit to MSI is where fun and learning mix. Through its Center for the
Advancement of Science Education (CASE), the Museum offers a variety of student,
teacher and family programs that make a difference in communities and contribute to
MSI’s larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential
in science, technology, medicine and engineering. Come visit and find your inspiration!
MSI is open 9:30–4 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Extended
hours, until 5:30 p.m., are offered during peak periods. The Museum is grateful for the
support of its donors and guests, who make its work possible. MSI is also supported in
part by the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information,
visit msichicago.org or call (773) 684-1414 or (800) GO-TO-MSI outside of the Chicago
area.

SCHUNK, the worldwide competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems, is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK offers worldwide leading technology in gripping systems and clamping technology. With more than 2,300 employees located in more than 50 countries in a network of directly owned subsidiaries, SCHUNK offers global customer service and technical support. SCHUNK designs and manufactures an unmatched selection of gripping systems including grippers, rotary modules, linear modules, robotic components, sensors and accessories. SCHUNK lives its mission that "with a pioneering spirit and perfection, we are setting worldwide standards". As a brand ambassador of the SCHUNK team, the No. 1 goalkeeper communicates our global competence leadership for clamping technology and gripping systems. The top performance of SCHUNK and Jens Lehmann are characterized by dynamics, precision, and reliability.

 


 

ROSS CONTROLS Announces SIL Certification for 21 & 27 Series Valves

ROSS announces their 21 & 27 Series in-line valves are now Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
Certified per the requirements of the IEC 61508 2010 standard. These valves are
suitable for use in safety instrumented systems up to SIL 2 and may be used in a
redundant structure up to SIL 3.

The third party assessment and certification by TÜV Rheinland® Industrie Service GmbH
ensures that the valves and safety manual comply with the IEC 61508 standard. This
standard provides safety equipment suppliers and users a common framework to design
products and systems for safety-related applications.

The ROSS 27 Series in-line valves have a robust poppet design for near zero leakage &
high dirt tolerance. This construction promotes self-cleaning and is wear compensating
enabling a high level of repeatability throughout the life of the valve. These valves
are available in port sizes ranging from ¼” to 2 ½”, with either solenoid or pressure
control, and are available in either a 2/2, 3/2, or 4/2 function.

The ROSS 21 Series valves are configured like the 27 Series for use in applications
that require either a high or low temperature rating. This added feature is
accomplished with metal internals and special seals that are appropriate for use in
more extreme temperatures.

ROSS CONTROLS Customer Service
800-438-7677 (in the U.S.) or 706-356-3708 (outside the U.S.)
E-mail: custsvc@rosscontrols.com
Internet: www.rosscontrols.com

 


 

Bimba | MFD Adds Coalescing Filters to its Line of High-Value Air Preparation Products

University Park, IL – MFD Pneumatics, a wholly owned subsidiary of
Bimba, today announced the addition of coalescing filters to its line of high-value air
preparation equipment.

Coalescing filters protect sensitive pneumatic equipment from the harmful effects of air line contamination. MFD’s coalescing filters remove fine oil mist and contamination down to 0.01μ. Fine borosilicate microfibers in the filter media collect microscopic particles while the outer filter drainage layer allows coalesced liquid to fall into the filter bowl.

Available in a variety of sizes, MFD coalescing filters can be mounted individually or connected to other MFD Filter-Regulator- Lubricator (FRL) components via modular
connector kits. Multiple drain styles (including manual, automatic, and semi-automatic)
are also available.

“The introduction of coalescing filters backed by Bimba’s quality and service is the
latest development in our effort to add MFD products and accessories to our line of
high-value air preparation products, valves, and actuators,” says Tom Kane, General
Manager, MFD.

For more information:
http://www.bimba.com/Products-and-Cad/Air-Preparation/Inch/Filters/Global-
Series/Coalescing-Filter/

 



 

Atlas Copco Launches Next Generation of ‘Plug-and-Play’ On-Site Nitrogen Generators that Reduce Energy Consumption by 50 Percent


Atlas Copco has launched a new generation of NGP+ on-site nitrogen generators with
pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology that produces nitrogen with purities of up to 99.999 percent while reducing energy consumption by 50 percent when integrated with an energy-efficient compressed air network. The NGP+ can be plugged directly into an existing compressed air installation and offers an independent, reliable and flexible
supply of nitrogen gas.

“When combined with Atlas Copco’s innovative and energy efficient compressors, on-site nitrogen generation can offer significant benefits compared to bulk nitrogen delivery,”
said Robert Eshelman, vice president, Industrial Air Division, Atlas Copco Compressors.
“On-site industrial gas generators offer a more sustainable and cost-efficient solution
by eliminating the need for transport, handling and administrative costs while
increasing productivity and lowering energy consumption.”

Available in flows from 200 scfh to 21,860 scfh, Atlas Copco’s NGP+ PSA on-site
nitrogen generators utilize high quality carbon molecular sieves to adsorb oxygen
molecules from compressed air. When tuned perfectly to the compressed air network, the NGP+ adsorbs more oxygen for the same input of compressed air compared to standard installations. The NGP+ also features sensors to easily adjust the nitrogen purity and pressure and remote monitoring technology to ensure reliability and optimize energy efficiency.

The new NGP+ complements Atlas Copco’s full range of on-site gas solutions which
includes nitrogen generators, also available with membrane technology, and oxygen
generators with PSA technology. For applications such as laser cutting and bottle
filling, Atlas Copco will launch a complete package with compressors, air treatment and
nitrogen generators that deliver nitrogen at 5,075 psi.


www.atlascopco.com.

 



 

Clippard MAR-1 Series Miniature Pressure Regulators

Cincinnati, Ohio -- When Clippard introduced a miniature regulator in 1962, the MAR-1 became very popular as a simple, robust, and cost-effective regulator in a small package with exceptionally long life. As regulator applications continue to increase, Clippard ismeeting the demand with a variety of new models, options and improvements.

Regulators are offered in either relieving or non-relieving versions. The relieving design maintains a constant pressure output even when downstream conditions change, while non-relieving
regulators do not automatically compensate for changes in downstream flow or pressure. There is no vent to atmosphere, as in a relieving type regulator, and the output pressure can increase due to a downstream event.

• #10-32, M5, 1/8” NPT, R1/8, G1/8 & Cartridge Mounting Configurations
• Flows to 5 scfm
• Multiple Adjustment Options Available

For more information about these control valves or any of Clippard’s 5,000 other
pneumatic products, call 513-521-4261 or visit www.clippard.com.
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45239
877-245-6247 | 513-521-4261
www.clippard.com

 


 

Vacuum Lifter Handles Sphere- and Dome-Shaped Loads


ANVER Corporation is pleased to introduce a compact, ergonomic vacuum generator with a vacuum pad attachment that mirrors the contour of dome-shaped, round loads with smooth or semi-textured surfaces.

The VPF Series Vacuum Generator is a below-the-hook system designed for a single operator to safely handle spherical and shallow conical loads. These vacuum generators are offered in electric and
compressed air models that feature an adjustable handlebar with built-in controls, an all-welded steel frame, a safety locking attach and release valve, vacuum gauges, and an audio-visual alarm to signal
fractional vacuum leakage.

For use with the VPF Series Vacuum Generator, the vacuum pad attachment features a soft replaceable foam seal that grips smooth and semi-textured surfaces without marring. This sturdy pad attachment is suitable for domes or tank heads made from metal, composites, and glass. The pad attachment requires a minimum
spherical convex radius of 15" (380mm) or greater, and a recommended minimum concave radius of 24" (600mm) or greater.

The pad attachment is suitable for loads up to 500 lbs. (227 kg), while the standard VPF Series Vacuum Generator is available for loads up to 2,000 lbs. (907 kg) capacity.

The ANVER VPF Series Vacuum Generator is priced from $2,495.00 depending upon the vacuum pad construction. Price quotations are available upon request.

Anver


 

Protect Electronics From Heat With Digital Control

EXAIR's digital ETC (Electronic Temperature Control) is now available for Dual Cabinet Cooler® Systems
installed on large or high heat load enclosures. An ETC Dual Cabinet Cooler system will keep electrical
enclosures cool while minimizing compressed air use. Systems produce 20°F air to eliminate high
temperature malfunctions and protect sensitive electronics from harsh environments. They are available in
cooling capacities up to 5,600 Btu/Hr.

The ETC accurately maintains a constant temperature in the electrical enclosure that is slightly under the maximum rating of the electronics. It permits just enough cooling for the electronics without going so cold as to waste compressed air. A digital LED readout displays the temperature of the electrical enclosure (°F or °C), then displays the user temperature setting when pressing the “push to set” button. When that setting is exceeded, the Cabinet Cooler System is activated.

The ETC is suitable for NEMA 4, 4X and 12 environments and works with our UL listed Dual Cabinet Coolers systems which are available with cooling capacities of 4,000, 4,800 and 5,600 Btu/Hr. All systems include an automatic drain filter separator to keep moisture in the compressed air out of the enclosure. Models are available for 120 VAC or 240 VAC and lower cooling capacities are available. All products are CE
compliant. Prices start at $1,701.

EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/dualetc.htm

 


 

Energy efficiency module MSE6-E2M

This world first enables you to save compressed air and energy in your system

The energy efficiency module is a completely new, intelligent combination of service units, sensors and fieldbus technology. It fully automatically monitors and regulates the compressed air supply.

3 core functions:

-Automatic shut-off of the compressed air in stand-by mode
-Automatic detection and notification of leakages
-Online monitoring of process-relevant data

For more information on the DDLI pneumatic servo controlled actuator, call Festo at 800-993-3786 and visit http://www.festo.us.

 


 

SCHUNK SRU-mini-Speed Rotary Unit

The SCHUNK SRU-mini-Speed rotary unit sets a benchmark in high-performance assembly in terms of cycle
time and frequency. With 2 model sizes, these speed models from SCHUNK provide swivel times from 0.27s.
If lightweight parts are handled with the unit, more than 4,000 cycles per hour can be achieved which is
more than twice as many cycles as a conventional versions. Model size 10 achieves swivel times of 0.27s
and up to 3,600 cycles per hour are possible. As an alternative to higher speeds and number of cycles, higher load capacities can be implemented with an unchanged installation space. The secret is a patented damping design, where elastomer has been combined with an oil-damped shock absorber. This unique damping has already been successfully implemented in the larger rotary modules of the SRU-plus series.

The SRU-mini-Speed is based on the features of the compact and light SCHUNK SRU-miniflat rotary unit, which has been proven for many years in assembly and packaging applications. Since the dimensions and connections of the hard or softly damped SRU-mini unit are consistent, already existing modules can be exchanged 1:1 which provides the highest flexibility for system integrators. Three damping versions are available; the hard damped SCHUNK SRU-mini-H for minimum interfering contours in case of
extremely high payloads, the soft damped SCHUNK SRU-mini-W for shorter cycle timesat minimum spaces, and the high-performance damped SCHUNK SRU-mini-S for high cycle times per hour. The latter establishes the basis for the design of assembly plants where the performance can be compared with that of cam-controlled rotary indexing tables but offers much more flexibility. The SRU-mini-Speed is available in module sizes 10 and 14 with torques of 0.28 Nm or 1.15 Nm and axial forces of 255 N or 330 N.

About SCHUNK:

SCHUNK is the worldwide competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. For more information, visit www.schunk.com

 


 

Clippard Announces “Wrapped & Ready” Stainless Steel Cylinder Initiative

Continuous Flow Manufacturing (CFM) Process Expanded.

Huge Inventory Available.

Cincinnati, Ohio -- With increased market demand for stainless steel cylinders,
Clippard Instrument Laboratory has responded by expanding their Continuous Flow Manufacturing process for stainless steel cylinders at their Cincinnati, Ohio production facility. This process ensures efficient production of Clippard’s high quality stainless cylinders, enabling thousands of sizes to be guaranteed “Wrapped & Ready” for sameday shipping, and others to be available to ship in just 2 to 3 days. As part of this process, Clippard has also made available a unique on-line conversion tool for easy competitive cylinder interchanges.

For more information about these cylinders or any of Clippard’s 5,000 other standard
pneumatic products, call 513-521-4261 or visit www.clippard.com.
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45239
877-245-6247 | 513-521-4261

 


 

Festo Introduces the VSNC Series – The Company’s Next Generation NAMUR Valves

Turn a seal at the NAMUR interface and the VSNC 3/2-way valve becomes a 5/2-way valve for greater flexibility and fewer inventory requirements.

HAUPPAUGE, NY — Festo introduces the VSNC series which replaces two existing products for NAMUR valve applications. With multiple coil options, including Class I Division 1(FM) or intrinsic safety, the VSNC is an excellent fit for ordinary environments and hazardous locations alike.

NAMUR valves attach to the side of a single or double acting actuator in a process application and by applying a voltage to the solenoid coil, compressed air either opens or closes the valve connected to the actuator. By implementing a NAMUR valve, the effort and exposure of additional tubing is eliminated as the valve is mounted directly to the actuator.
The VSNC is a strong competitor in price, durability, and environmental tolerance. Available as one unit for 3/2 and 5/2 functionality, the switchable seal doesn’t require the storage of additional parts to convert the configuration from one operation to the other. Available in 5/3 options, the VSNC can be used for positioning applications and can be ordered with the mid position as closed, pressurized, or exhausted.

Offering two body types, the VSNC is available with either a brass or stainless steel tube. The higher end model features an aluminum body and a protected exhaust. Festo also offers the coil and the valve as one piece and all models are available with either ¼" G or NPT threads. Another feature of the VSNC is the rebreather function that routes treated air from port 3 to the spring chamber. This function enhances the life of the actuator by using clean air instead of air from the environment, which often contains dust and contaminants.

In contrast to factory automation, process automation involves continuous processes. Most of these involve mixing or fermenting liquids, bulk materials, gases, and more. Valves control the flow of these materials. The valves consist of the following components:
-Main valve (for example, a Festo VZBA ball valve)
-Quarter turn actuator (for example, a Festo DFPB)
-Sensor box to indicate the switching position (for example, a Festo DAPZ)
-Pilot valve VSNC for pneumatically triggering the actuator

Festo can provide a complete one-stop-shop for valve control that networks with PLCs and distributed control systems (DCSs). For more information on the new, competitively priced, versatile VSNC series of NAMUR valves, call Festo at 800-993-3786 and visit www.festo.com/us.

 


 

EXAIR PRODUCT UPDATE: Heavy Duty Dry Vacs Are Now CE Compliant

Independent laboratory tests now certify that EXAIR’s Heavy Duty Dry Vac™ meets the rigorous safety, health and environmental standards of the European Union that are required to attain the CE mark.

The Heavy Duty Dry Vac is a rugged, industrial duty vacuum cleaner that has been engineered to vacuum high volumes of dry materials in less time than ordinary vacs. The wear resistant design is suitable for the clean-up of abrasive materials like steel shot, garnet, metal chips and sand, yet can also be used for general purpose applications.

The Heavy Duty Dry Vac is compressed air powered and attaches to a 30, 55 or 110 gallon open-top drum. It is extremely quiet at 82 dBA (half the noise of electric vacs), making it suitable for a wide variety of applications. Surrounding air is kept clean by the filter bag that traps particles when vacuuming dusty materials. There are no motors and impellers to clog or wear out. It is covered by a five year warranty.

The Heavy Duty Dry Vac System comes complete with a lever lock drum lid, shutoff valve, reusable filter bag, 10' (3m) polyethylene static resistant hose (1-1/2"/38mm I.D.), hose hanger, 20' (6m) compressed air hose with swivel fittings, pressure gauge and heavy duty aluminum chip wand. Deluxe Systems add a drum dolly, heavy duty aluminum tools and tool holder. Premium Systems add a 30, 55 or 110 gallon drum.

Prices start at $1142.
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/hddvce.htm

 


 

Rapid Mechatronic Gripper for Small Part Handling

The EGP from SCHUNK has the most compact performance of any electric small part gripper on the market. SCHUNK has expanded the EGP series with the addition of the smaller size 25. The small, speedy gripper weighs 110 g and has a stroke of 3 mm per finger. The gripping force can be adjusted on 2 stages and its maximum gripping force is 40 N. The gripper can handle workpieces up to 200 g, making it as efficient as its pneumatic counterpart. Its closing time amounts to 0.09 s and it is the smallest representative of electric small part grippers with integrated electronics of its kind. The maintenance-free servo motors are brushless and equipped with efficient cross roller guidance.

The mechatronic gripper is based on the platform of the proven pneumatic MPG-plus small part gripper, offering many advantages. In most cases, the users can transfer the sensor system of the MPG-plus onto the EGP and existing systems can be quickly changed from pneumatic to electronic. Actuation is done analogous to the MPG-plus digitally or by a sensor distributor. The MPG-plus and the EGP can be mounted from the side or the bottom, which increases the flexibility of the design. In order to increase dynamics and energy efficiency, the gripper housing is made of special high-performance aluminum. The EGP fits seamlessly into the SCHUNK program for modular high-performance assembly. It complies with protection class IP30 and is suitable for various applications in the field of small part handling and assembly.

 


 

FORT WAYNE, Indiana - PHD, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial automation solutions, is pleased to release a new metric design of its Optimax Series OCG Round Body Pneumatic Cylinder.

Built on the foundation of long-life products for industrial automation, PHD Optimax actuators are designed to meet machine builders’ performance requirements at a competitive price. These economical, efficient, and reliable actuators provide an alternative choice to PHD’s standard “built-to-order” product line, delivering even more cost-effective solutions to meet industrial application needs.

Optimax Series OCG Round Body Pneumatic Cylinders are designed to be extremely versatile and economical for use in the machine builders’ market.

Benefits include:
-Imperial and new metric designs to match machine builders’ specifications
-Competitively priced
-Field repairable
-6 bore sizes with 10 stroke lengths
-Drop-in mounting to match global standard
-Standard cushions to reduce end of travel impact
-Magnets standard for switch sensing capability

To learn more and download or order a catalog, visit www.phdinc.com/ocg. For immediate assistance, call (800) 624-8511

 


 

Clippard All Stainless Steel Pneumatic Cylinders

Designed for use in a broad range of applications including those in washdown and caustic environments, these quality cylinders are constructed of durable303 and 304 stainless steel. They include a Nitrile rod wiper to keep potential contaminants from penetrating inside the cylinder, and are available with bore sizes from 3/4" to2". Standard stroke lengths are from 1" up to 32" on some models.

-Precision rolled construction for a solid, leakproof cylinder
-Interchangeable design
-Proudly manufactured in the USA

For more information about these new cylinders or any of Clippard’s other quality pneumatic products, call 513-521-4261 or visit www.clippard.com

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.7390 Colerain Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45239877-245-6247 | 513-521-4261www.clippard.com


 

Extremely Compact and Powerful Servo Gripper

The EGL from SCHUNK is an extremely compact and powerful servo gripper. It has flexible control of gripping force, speed, and position, which makes it well suited for pharmaceutical, testing, laboratory, and assembly applications.

The EGL has on-board power and control electronics so there are no other external devices needed to operate the gripper. It is powered by 24 VDC and can communicate by Profibus-DP or CAN-bus. There is an electric brake which allows for position maintenance and a pseudo absolute encoder function.
Standard industrial connectors allow for quick and easy setup and installation.

The EGL weighs just 1.8 kg, but it can generate up to 600 N of grip force which allows it to easily grip work pieces weighing 3 kg. This power to weight ratio combined with a stroke of 49 mm per jaw, makes the EGL one of the most powerful and flexible servo grippers on the market.

 


 

New ECO22 Valve Series from Pneumax

Competitively priced, good performance and versatility combined with a compact design are the main characteristics of this new series of valves. The aluminium valve body and spool/seal arrangement optimize both the flow rate and the valve switching time.

This new series of valves are available with G1/8” and G1/4” ports in 3/2, 5/2 and 5/3 versions. Monostable or bistable versions are available and include an integrated technopolymer solenoid operator with 9mm stem and built in manual override.

These valves have an average life of 15 million cycles depending on the application and air quality, filtered and lubricated air using specified lubricants will dramatically reduce the wear of the seals and ensures long and trouble free operation.

Please ensure that the valve is being used according with the manufacturers specification, such as air pressure and temperature and that exhaust ports 3 & 5 are protected against the possible ingress of dirt or debris.

Repair kits including the spool complete with seals are available for overhauling the valves; however, although this is a simple operation it should be carried out by a competent person.


Click here for more.



 

Longer Static Eliminator Neutralizes And Cleans Wide Surfaces

EXAIR has expanded Long Super Ion Air Knives to a range from 60 inches (1524mm) through a maximum length of 108 inches (2743mm). All knives 60 inches (1524mm) and longer are now made in a one piece construction. New one piece construction ensures seamless airflow and eliminates coupling multiple short length air knives together. One piece construction decreases overall height by 1/2 inch making it better for tight spaces. EXAIR offers an unmatched selection of materials and sizes within our Super Air Knife product line. From 3 inches to 108 inches in Aluminum, 303 and 316 stainless steel.

Longer Super Ion Air Knives neutralize static electricity while blowing away dust and particulates from wide webs and printed surfaces, paper, plastics, wood, acrylic and three dimensional shapes. The wide laminar airstream full of static eliminating ions is effective at high speeds and provides superior cleaning up to 20 feet away. Poor print quality, dust attraction, tearing, jamming, and related equipment downtime can be eliminated from processes such as laminating, printing, routing and thermoforming.

The Long Super Ion Air Knife is highly efficient and adjustable. It will operate effectively down to 5 PSIG and use a minimal amount of compressed air to entrain high volumes of surrounding room air. The shockless design is UL Component Recognized to US and Canadian safety standards. There are no moving parts to wear out. A factory installed plumbing kit is also available that makes it easy to connect Long Super Ion Air Knives to any plant’s compressed air system and obtain the best performance. Prices start at $1,994.


EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/lgsiak.htm

 


 

High-efficiency Hydra-D air dryers

Heatless twin towers with unique adsorption desiccant
remove damaging water and particles from compressed air

Removing moisture and particles from compressed air is critical for manufacturing pharmaceuticals, food products, paints and other processes requiring clean, dry air. A new range of desiccant dryers, Hydra-D from Norgren, outperforms traditional dryers by using pressure swing adsorption to increase dryer efficiency and simplify operation. Hydra-D removes particles down to one micron and water vapor down to -40 degrees pressure dew point, meeting ISO-8573-1:2010 Class 2 particle and water removal specifications.

Wet air from a pneumatic supply line enters the dryer and bulk liquids and particles are removed by the filtration/separation stage. Air passes through the desiccant bed where any remaining moisture is adsorbed. Dry air is filtered again before exiting the dryer.

The PLC-controlled unit is compact and simple to install on floor or wall. The modular cartridge design makes Hydra-D easy to maintain since it requires no external filters, silencers, or handling of loose desiccant. Exhaust air channeling reduces noise levels significantly. Dew point monitoring and low air consumption save energy.

To put the Hydra-D air dryer to work protecting your equipment and processes, contact Norgren at www.norgren.com/global/dryers or call 800-710-7823.

 


 

EXAIR PRODUCT UPDATE: Reversible Drum Vacs Are Now CE Compliant

EXAIR’s Reversible Drum Vac and High Lift Reversible Drum Vac are ideal for the recovery of fluids like: coolant, hydraulic oils, sludge and chips, waste water, and liquid
spills. After undergoing rigorous testing by an independent laboratory, EXAIR’s Reversible Drum Vacs have been proven to meet the stringent requirements of the
European Union in order to be marked as CE compliant.

The standard Reversible Drum Vac’s high powered vacuum produces 96 inch H2O of vacuum and can fill a 55 gallon drum in just 90 seconds, with the turn of a knob,
the same stainless steel pump can quickly empty the drum. The High Lift Reversible Drum Vac is perfect for pits, below grade coolant sumps, deep wells or bulk storage
tanks which require a longer vacuum hose and more power. The High Lift Reversible Drum Vac produces 180 inch H2O of vacuum and lifts liquid up to 15 feet. Since the
Reversible Drum Vacs are powered by compressed air, they have no electric motor to wear out and no impellers to clog. In fact, the Reversible Drum Vacs have no
moving parts, assuring maintenance free operation.

Both Reversible Drum Vacs attach quickly to any closed head 30, 55 or 110 gallon drum. For small jobs, a 5 gallon Mini Reversible Drum Vac System is also available
(drum included, standard unit only). Reversible Drum Vac Systems include the two-way pump assembly, flexible vacuum hose (1-1/2 inch/38mm I.D.) with 90 degree
quick release elbow connection and one aluminum wand. Deluxe Systems add a drum dolly, heavy duty aluminum tools and tool holder. Premium Systems add a 30, 55
or 110 gallon drum. Prices start at $489.

EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/dvce.htm

 


 


Festo Introduces the DDLI Pneumatic Actuator for Servo Positioning and Force Control

The new DDLI servo-pneumatic actuator from Festo delivers precise dynamic movement of large loads
up to 180kg horizontally and 60 kg vertically –
and cycle times up to 30 percent faster than comparable
standard pneumatic actuators.

The new DDLI servo-pneumatic actuator with integrated position feedback offers OEMs fast, controlled positioning and the capability to regulate feed forces on the fly. The
DDLI is ideal for positioning a diverter on a conveyor, opening and closing large machine doors, clamping, and more.
When used with the Festo CPX-CMAX servo-pneumatic controller, the DDLI can be operated like an electric servo drive to perform position and force tasks. Use the
integrated record set table to predefine position and force tasks in the CMAX controller. Or send position and force directly from the PLC to the CMAX controller and
modify movements on the fly.
This actuator is well-suited for precise dynamic movement of large loads. When used with the Festo CPX-CMPX soft stop module, DDLI eliminates impacts at the end
position and achieves cycle times up to 30 percent faster than comparable standard pneumatic actuators.

The Festo DARD coupling reduces play between the actuator and load making for stable position/force control and measurements. Ball joints in the coupling compensate
for misalignments in position and orientation of the load. With a protection rating of IP67, the actuator is suitable for wet and dirty environments.

A wide variety of fieldbus options provides the connectivity needed to deliver a variety of advantages, including remote maintenance, remote diagnostics, web server
access, SMS, and e-mail alerts. Modules can be quickly exchanged and expanded without altering wiring. OEMs can completely configure, commission, and operate the
DDLI via fieldbus from within the PLC environment.

Key specifications include:
-Sizes-25,32,40,63 mm
-Stroke range-100 to 2,000 mm
-Maximum speed-3 m/s
-Maximum feed force-1,683 N
-Maximum load-180 kg horizontally / 60 kg vertically

For more information on the DDLI pneumatic servo controlled actuator, call Festo at 800-993-3786 and visit http://www.festo.us.

 

 

Festo Introduces a Low-Cost, Versatile Programmable Position Transmitter for Linear Actuators


The new T-slot SDAT-MHS programmable position transmitter accommodates small to large actuators and utilizes I/O-Link, switching output, and analog current output for
maximum flexibility in the choice of signal processing.

The new SDAT-MHS T-slot programmable position transmitter from Festo provides the same functionality as position transducers and mechanical potentiometers at a
significantly lower price point. These new sensors offer OEMs a flexible solution for sensing the position of pneumatic cylinders. By sensing the magnetic piston, cylinder
position can be transmitted to the PLC with repetition accuracy of 0.1mm.

The five sizes of the Festo SDAT-MHS correspond to the most commonly used strokes of Festo pneumatic cylinders. The SDAT-MHS detects complete strokes without
projecting beyond the end of the cylinder, including full stroke length and end position sensing. In addition to analog position data, the SDAT-MHS also features a
programmable digital switching output that can replace an existing cylinder switch.

Analog current output, digital switching output, and IO-Link are combined within this sensor. Using traditional analog and digital inputs,
the user can see current analog cylinder position as well as one digital switching output that is freely programmable to give normally open or normally closed cylinder
switch, window comparator, or hysteresis comparator modes. Users with IO-Link gain three additional switching outputs as well as the opportunity to program the switch
through a convenient graphic interface.

For more information on the low-price-point, versatile SDAT-MHS T-slot programmable position transmitter, call Festo at 800-993-3786 and visit http://www.festo.us.
 


 

 
Introducing the NEW Humphrey PC10 High Flow Series Valve

Humphrey Products is proud to introduce the next offering in the series - the PC10.

The PC10 is the High Flow version of our previously released PC3 Miniature Proportional Valve from the series. The PC10 is a 10-32 threaded, 2-port proportional valve capable of 0-65 LPM flow at 5.2 watt maximum power consumption. It is available as inline or manifold mount, with control voltage options of 0-10V or 0-20V, and has option picks for maximum pressure ratings up to 100 PSIG and orifice sizes to 0.090" to best suit your application and flow requirements. Additionally, the PC10 has the same mounting footprint as the PC3.

The PC10 High Flow Mini Proportional Valve, like any from the series is ideal for many types of compressible media including vacuum. With its selectable or dynamic control of media flow, it can be applied to a multitude of market segments such as medical and analytical, testing and instrumentation, as well as factory and process automation. All of the products in the series are RoHS and REACH compliant.

The series when complete will include three proportional valves and two electronic proportional relgulators. This series from Humphrey Products can precisely control output flow by varying the internal orifice with the amount of input current applied to the solenoid. They are designed for fast response, quiet operation, low hysteresis, and consistent flow (also referred to as “gain”) throughout the operating range.

For more information on the PC10 and the series go to www.humphrey-products.com and click the "New Product" menu button. You can also use the Online Product Configurator to find product options, list prices, and to download a PDF brochure or CAD model.

 


 

 

Festo Introduces a New Series of Compact, Powerful Pneumatic Twin-Piston Semi-Rotary Drives – the DRRD

The DRRD series is ideal for precise and economical handling and assembly applications

Festo introduced today the DRRD, a new series of pneumatic twin-piston semi-rotary drives for handling and assembly operations. This new pneumatic rotary drive is precise, economical, and powerful. The DRRD received the international Red Dot Design Award for product design.
The DRRD offers high load capacity at torques from 0.2 to 112 Nm and a high maximum mass moment of inertia of up to 420,000 kgcm2. The DRRD’s high load capacity and mass moment of inertia enables smaller sizes of this semi-rotary drive to be used without sacrificing power, saving money and space in handling and assembly technology or in machine building. The optimized housing and piston drive design of the DRRD can handle even the harshest industrial conditions.
As an added feature, size 16 and above of the DRRD series can be equipped with an end-position lock for mechanical locking in the end or mid-position. Other series options include:


-A fully sealed variant for wet or dusty environments
-An external position sensing version with sensor mounting
-An intermediate position model
-One external and two internal cushioning types
-An energy through-feed model that enables fast and easy supply of electrical signals or compressed air transferred through a hollow shaft.

The semi-rotary drive DRRD operates on a rack and pinion principle with high accuracy in the end positions. It has high bearing load capacity. The splash proof design meets IP65 and EN 60529 standards. There is a choice of mounting options.
For more information on the new Festo DRRD series of pneumatic twin-piston semi-rotary drives, call Festo at 800-993-3786 and visit http://www.festo.us.

 


 

 

NEW PRODUCT: New High Power Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle™ Saves Space and Money, Resists Corrosion and High Temperatures


EXAIR's new 1" High Power Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle produces a flat 1" (25mm) wide airstream with a strong blowing force of 16 ounces (462g) when mounted 12" (305mm) from the target. The unique design of this super-efficient nozzle makes it an ideal fit for both tight spaces and tight budgets, plus the Type 316 stainless steel construction makes it ideal for corrosive, high temperature, food, pharmaceutical, and chemical environments.


The 1" High Power Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle uses EXAIR's patented technology to maximize entrained airflow while reducing noise levels. A precise amount of compressed air is released through the 0.025" (0.64mm) air gap opening that is set with a stainless steel shim positioned between the body and removable cap. The airstream pulls in surrounding room air to produce a forceful stream of high velocity, laminar airflow. Air consumption is 17.5 SCFM (495 SLPM) at 80 PSIG. It meets OSHA dead end pressure standard CFR 1910.242(b). Sound level is very low at 82 dBA which meets OSHA noise exposure standard 29 CFR 1910.95(a), and it is CE compliant. Force and flow may be easily adjusted by installing different shim thicknesses. Optional swivel fittings and Stay Set Flexible Hoses to aim the nozzle are also available.
The 1" High Power Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle is also available in zinc aluminum alloy construction, suitable for rugged industrial applications. Applications include ejecting heavy parts and slugs, chip removal, part cleaning, drying, liquid blowoff and cooling. Price is $81.

For more information contact: EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/1hpsanss.htm

 


 

Standardized Long-Stroke Gripper with CFC Housing

The standardized CGH light-weight gripper is the result of modern simulation methods, intensive test series, and economic manufacturing processes. The long-stroke gripper benefits from the specific material characteristics of CFC: Its E-value is four times higher, and its tensile force is twice as high as aluminum. The gripper weight has been reduced by 40%.

In order to take complete advantage of the composite fiber technology, and to ensure stability of the gripper, the gripper housing has been manufactured according to specific stress requirements, using the RTM process. The result is a light, yet sturdy gripper, which has a correspondingly torsional stiffness. At a weight of 11.7 kg, the CGH has a gripping force of 2.500 N, and a variable stroke per gripper finger of up to 160 mm. The gripper can handle workpieces up to 12.8 kg. The decoupled re-circulating ball carriages ensure that the acting moments will be evenly distributed so that about 90% of the used energy is on the finger of the gripper. By varying the quantity and distance of the guide carriages, the module can be adjusted to the individual load.

For high gripping forces, or very long fingers, the distance between the carriages can be increased. This makes it possible to use fingers with a length of more than 1.000 mm, and approximately the same clamping forces will act along the whole finger length. To increase the gripper’s efficiency, the stroke can be scaled by adjusting the damped end positions.

The positions “open” and “closed” are adjusted according to the requirements, and the complete cylinder does not have to be aerated and de-aerated at every cycle. This minimizes cycle times, and also reduces compressed air consumption. The toothed belt-drive synchronizes the fingers and ensures that the gripper works precisely in case of varying strokes, where small and big components can be alternately handled. Various robots can be directly adapted using an ISO flange.

About SCHUNK:
SCHUNK is the worldwide competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. For more information, visit SCHUNK USA

 


 

Bimba Unveils “Smart” Technology Platform that Provides Predictive Intelligencefor Pneumatics


IntelliSense® Offers Condition-based Monitoring to Maximize Uptime
University Park, IL, Sept. 22 – Bimba Manufacturing, an industry leading innovator of actuation technology, today announced the introduction of IntelliSense®, a technology platform that will enable users to be proactive about maintenance and system optimization. A one-of-its-kind
breakthrough in pneumatics, IntelliSense® combines sensors, cylinders, and software to deliver real-time performance data, enhancing productivity without sacrificing quality or efficiency. “In today’s competitive global market, manufacturers and OEMs are under intense pressure to meet their production targets,” says Tom Wood, Director of Marketing & Product Developmentat Bimba. “Machines running at maximum load are increasing wear on pneumatic componentsand are more likely to break down, compromising operational efficiency. Bimba created IntelliSense® to deliver precise and accurate performance-related data with which users can make smarter decisions to ensure maximum uptime and component effectiveness. ”The intelligence of IntelliSense® is embedded inside the Sensor Interface Module (SIM), aremote monitoring device connected to sensors attached to Bimba cylinders using pneumatic
fittings. Users receive operational insights about cylinder condition, cycle time, pressure (to one hundredth of a psi), and temperatures (down to a hundredth of a degree).
In addition, IntelliSense® delivers predictive intelligence for pneumatics in the form of up-to-date condition information that predicts when a cylinder will fail. IntelliSense® can also identify when a component is achieving its desired performance specification. For example, users will be alerted if a cylinder that should be actuating in 1 second is taking 1.5 seconds. This is especially important in sequencing applications that depend on precise stroke rates.
 

Ultimately, this machine-to-machine technology enables users from a wide range of industries tomove from emergency repair to proactive maintenance, thus optimizing production as a whole.IntelliSense® is compatible with Bimba cylinders in pneumatic systems but the company plans to extend its capabilities to other Bimba products in the future.

Wood says, “The pneumatic industry has never seen an innovation like this. IntelliSense® is unique, not just in the way it works, but in how it will benefit industry from the c-suite to the factory floor. In short, IntelliSense® is more than just a technology platform. It is the solution to one of the most pressing concerns of manufacturers today, the need for maximum uptime.”

Bimba Manufacturing Company
P.O. Box 68 • Monee, Illinois 60449-0068
708.534.8544 • www.bimba.com

 


 

AVENTICS Announces 3 Days Shipping for Pneumatic and Hydraulic NFPA Cylinders

NFPA cylinders join AVENTICS Quick Ship focused delivery program

• Pneumatic and hydraulic steel bodied NFPA cylinders.

Lexington, Kentucky, August 27, 2014 – AVENTICS announces 3 Days Shipping for Pneumatic and Hydraulic NFPA Cylinders

In recent months, AVENTICS Corporation relocated production of NFPA steel cylinders back to Lexington, Kentucky where the manufacturing of them dates back to 1964. With full production capability achieved, the NFPA cylinders are now joining the Quick Ship focused delivery program. The program provides shipping in three business days for the most common NFPA cylinder options with no increase in price. The NFPA cylinder Quick Ship program details are available online (www.aventics.com/us/QuickShipNFPA).

AVENTICS NFPA cylinders include PowerMaster® pneumatic (pressure to 250 psi) and medium-pressure hydraulic cylinders (pressure to 1500 psi), plus PressureMaster® high-pressure hydraulic cylinders (up to 3000 psi, 5000 non-shock). Bore sizes are 1-1/2” to 14”, with some limitations on 14” PressureMaster. Over 20 NFPA standard precision machined mounting styles are available, with many options for piston rods, rod threads, ports, seals, stop tubes, limit switches, etc. AVENTICS NFPA cylinders can interchange with other manufacturers’ NFPA cylinders. An online configurator is available for configuring a customer cylinder and provides a part number and CAD files.

The AVENTICS (formerly Rexroth Pneumatics) Quick Ship program is available for customers in the USA and Canada. In addition to off the shelf pneumatic components, it includes fast delivery of custom configured pneumatic directional control valve manifolds plus custom pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders. Quick Ship shipments are made by either the USA factory in Lexington or from distributor stock within the time frame stated.

AVENTICS is a globally active manufacturer of pneumatic components and systems. The company is also a specialist supplier of drive and control solutions for the marine industry and commercial vehicles, as well as inverted tooth chains for production processes. The former subsidiary of Bosch Rexroth has been operating as a standalone company since the start of 2014.

 www.aventics.com/us

 



 

Humphrey Products announces the introduction of the 193 Balanced Solenoid Valve Series — the 19mm version of the 15mm 153 model, and our next addition to the balanced direct acting valve series.

Larger but like the 153, the 193 was developed for maximum utility. Each 3-port solenoid valve meets a variety of functions with its multi-purpose classification. It boasts significantly more flow than the 153 (153: 0.25Cv; 193: 0.65Cv), while fitting into tight spaces with its 19mm size. The reasonable price point makes 193 a great value to OEMs and end users in a variety of market segments.

The 193 is a balanced-poppet design, which means all internal forces generated by the pressurized media have been neutralized. Expect the valve to have a very stable performance regardless of media fluctuations, mild contamination, or porting choices. Plus, Humphrey’s stringent requirements for extremely low 4ccm leak rates apply.

Special features of the 193 Balanced Solenoid Valve:
• 2- or 3-way service.
• Normally closed or normally open function.
• Diverter function.
• Selector function.
• Clean or air with impurities.
• Applicable for the full pressure range to 125psi, including vacuum

For more information on the 193 Balance Solenoid Valve Series, visit http://www.humphrey-products.com

 


 

PEEK Pico Super Air Nozzle Assures Precise Non-Marring Blowoff

EXAIR’s new PEEK Pico Super Air Nozzle™ has been engineered to produce the highest performance attainable from a tiny nozzle. It delivers one of the smallest, most precise blowoffs available with an efficient, high volume, high velocity airflow. The overall length of the air nozzle measures only 0.63 inches (16mm) with a diameter of only 0.20 inches (5mm), permitting installation in tight spaces. Its PEEK thermoplastic construction provides self-lubricating qualities with a low coefficient of friction to produce non-marring protection for sensitive materials. PEEK thermoplastic has excellent chemical resistance and can withstand many harsh environments found in chemical, plating, etching and metal cleaning processes and thrives in seawater environments. The PEEK Pico Super Air Nozzle is suitable for blowoff, cooling and drying applications located in general industrial or corrosive environments.
The Model 1109-PEEK Pico Super Air Nozzle provides a narrowly focused air pattern. High amplification of airflow and a strong blowing force of 5.0 ounces (142 grams) are achieved with minimal air consumption of 4.9 SCFM at 80 PSIG. EXAIR’s PEEK nozzles have a high temperature limitation of 320°F (160°C). Safe operation is assured since the airflow of the Pico Super Air Nozzle cannot be blocked, which meets the OSHA standard for dead-end pressure 29 CFR 1910.242(b). Sound level is very low at 68 dBA and meets OSHA noise requirement 29 CFR 1910.95(a), as well as being CE compliant.
The Pico Super Air Nozzle is designed to easily replace existing wasteful nozzles or open pipes. The compressed air inlet is male M5 X 0.5. The Pico Super Air Nozzle is also available in Type 316 Stainless Steel and with NPT threading. Price starts at $29.

For more information contact: EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/picopeek.htm

 


 

Compact Short-Stroke Axis for Dynamic Assembly Applications

SCHUNK has combined a powerful linear motor drive with an ultra-smooth pre-loaded roller guide for its ELB linear axis and is designed for precise and dynamic strokes. The result is an extremely compact, rigid and dynamic module which is able to position high loads with excellent repeat accuracy of 0.01 mm. The maximum acceleration is 100 ms-2 and the maximum speed is 4 ms-1.

Since the driving force (maximum: 150 N) is transmitted directly and without gears to the slide by the play-free junction roller guide, the operators benefit from the outstanding precision, extremely short cycle times as well as high productivity and process stability especially in the case of demanding joining and placement processes.

The module comes in three stroke versions: 50 mm, 75 mm and 125 mm. As an option, it can be equipped with an incremental stroke measuring system (sine/cosine interface) or with an absolute displacement encoder (Hiperface or SSI interface). An absolute-value transducer eliminates the need for complex reference runs when starting up the plant and after emergency stops. In addition, the module doesn’t need end or reference sensors, reducing investment costs, programming work and the number of cables in the cable set.

The unit is controlled either by the Bosch Rexroth IndraDrive controller or by the Siemens SINAMICS inverter. By using standard controller interfaces the module can be quickly and easily integrated into higher-level control systems. As an option, the short-stroke axis can be equipped with a pneumatic load-balancing system or with a holding brake for use as a Z axis. Due to a standardized mounting pattern, it can be combined directly with numerous SCHUNK modules. The pneumatic LM 100 linear module by SCHUNK can be replaced 1:1 by the SCHUNK linear motor axis ELB, increasing flexibility

211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919-572-2818
Fax: 919-572-2818
SCHUNK USA


 

Bimba Introduces Efficient, Versatile MHRQ Series of Rotary Actuators

Bimba Manufacturing Company, an industry- leading provider of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric solutions, and its subsidiary Mead Fluid Dynamics (MFD), an innovative manufacturer of pneumatic components, today added extruded pneumatic rotary actuators to its full line of rotary actuators.
The new MHRQ double-rack, rack & pinion series includes a robust, clean and compact extruded aluminum body for maximum mounting efficiency. A magnetic piston for position-sensing is included on all models along with multiple port locations for flexibility with plumbing. The actuators are available with four bore sizes, offering a range of torque output to 85 in lbs. They are interchangeable with popular international brands.
The MHRQ line is particularly suited to a broad range of general light-duty automation processes, including pick & place, material transfer, clamping, camming and indexing.
“The MHRQ extruded rotary actuator is a logical extension of the full line of air preparation equipment, solenoid valves and extruded thrusters that comprise our MFD product series. The new MHRQ series maintains the high quality standard for which MFD Pneumatics is known and that our customers have come to expect,” said Tom Kane, General Manager for Mead Fluid Dynamics.”
For more information including product catalog, CAD files, and a step-by-step sizing spreadsheet for model section, visit http://www.bimba.com/Products-and-Cad/Actuators/Inch/Rotary/Rack--Pinion/MHRQ-Rotary-Actuator/.

 


 

EnKon Improves Ergonomics with Scissor Lift and Rotate System for Carts


Walled Lake, Michigan, August 25, 2014. EnKon Systems, Herkules Equipment Corporation’s brand name of lift systems, designed, engineered, and manufactured a pneumatic Scissor Lift and Rotate System to specifically fit a customer’s cart for improving ergonomics and productivity in their facility. With this new system, the customer is now able to raise a cart containing a pallet to the proper heights while placing products onto the pallet. The rotate system allows the cart to easily turn 360°, reducing the time and back strain to complete the task. Once the pallet is fully loaded, the customer can lower the lift and roll the cart full of products to the next step in the process.

The system is built with the rotate bearing attached to a platform below the lift, with four mounting holes for securing the system to the floor. The high-grade rotate bearing is heavy-duty and can withstand load slamming from forklift trucks. Safety features include the optional bolt-on bellows skirt to protect from pinch points, a maintenance safety stop, and captured roller wheels to prevent the lift table from tipping. It is rated for a capacity of 2,000 lbs, and 12,000 duty cycles per year.

For more product information, please contact EnKon Systems at 800-444-4351, or at info@enkon.pro or visit our website at www.enkon.pro.

EnKon Systems is the brand name for Herkules Equipment Corporation’s electric, hydraulic and air powered scissor lift table systems. Herkules has been manufacturing lifting equipment close to 30 years, building a solid reputation specifically for designing & manufacturing air operated lift systems for a variety of applications. Standard and custom lift systems include; Electric Belt Drive Lifts, Electric Ball Screw Lifts, Air Lifts, Hydraulic Lifts, Lift Tables, Lift & Rotates, Lift & Tilts, Operator Lifts, Power Rotate Systems, Cart Positioners, Pallet Positioners, Post Lifts, and Lifts for Integration.

 


 

Clippard EGV Series Electronic High Flow Poppet Valves

Clippard's EGV Series valves are electronically piloted versions of the GV series valves, ideal for large flow, low leak applications. Available in 1/8" NPT ported and manifold mount, they utilize Clippard 10 mm or 15 mm valves, and offer numerous voltage and connection options. These 2-way and 3-way valves provide 10 times more flow than Clippard’s MAV series and 2.5 times more flow than the MJV series! An externally piloted option is available for controlling lower pressures or other media.

-Small, compact, lightweight with high flow
-Electroless nickel plated brass and hard coat anodized aluminum construction for long life and corrosion
resistance
-Proven poppet design
-Large variety of control voltages and connections


Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45239
(513) 521-4261
www.clippard.com

 


 

Festo Reimagines Actuator Control Valve Design and Saves Customers Money, Time, Energy, and Space


New pneumatic actuator control valves feature up to three functions in one space saving unit – more than 50 percent smaller than valves with comparable functionality.

HAUPPAUGE, NY, Festo design engineers reimagined pneumatic actuator control valve design to create multi-functional units that are less expensive to purchase than comparable solutions, more than 50 percent smaller in terms of height, save energy, and are easier and faster to install, troubleshoot, and maintain. Festo now offers the new space saving VFOF, VBNF, and VBQF multi-functional pneumatic control valve series.

If an OEM wanted additional control functionality for a pneumatic actuator, then traditionally multiple components would have been added. For example, the OEM would use a one-way flow control valve for speed control, an air-piloted check valve for stopping cylinder movement and maintaining position, and a manual override valve to release trapped air when servicing. This meant that three different components were
purchased and bolted together. This added height to the actuator. Bringing together multiple components into the mix also made installation, trouble shooting, and maintenance more complex. Additional components increased the potential for compressed air leakage. And, there were issues of ordering and stocking multiple
part numbers.

VFOF features three functions in one unit

The new Festo VFOF, model LE-BAH, adds control functionality without these problems by providing one-way speed control, manual override, and emergency stop functionality – holding a piston’s position even in the vertical position – in a single compact unit. The unit bolts directly to the actuator port and lies flat against the actuator for space savings in terms of height. The unit’s multiple ports are clearly labeled for fast, accurate
installation, trouble shooting, and maintenance. Another model of the VFOF offers straightforward speed control in one direction in the compact form of the new series.

The new VBNF control valve delivers emergency stop and manual override in one unit. The new VBQF offers two options – manual override with a silencer and manual override without a silencer. “This new series of control valves demonstrates the power of functional integration combined with a keen eye for industrial design,” said Frank Langro, Director Marketing and Product Management at Festo. “From space savings and acquisition cost to installation, operation, and maintenance, these units define a
whole new way of approaching pneumatic actuator control.”
 

For more information on this new series of space saving multi-functional control valves VFOF, VBNF, and VBQF, call Festo at 800-993-3786 and visit http://www.festo.com/us.


 

SCHUNK SRU-mini-Speed Rotary Unit

The SCHUNK SRU-mini-Speed rotary unit sets a benchmark in high-performance assembly in terms of cycle time and frequency. With 2 model sizes, these speed models from SCHUNK pro-vide swivel times from 0.27s. If lightweight parts are handled with the unit, more than 4,000 cycles per hour can be achieved which is more than twice as many cycles as a conventional ver-sions. Model size 10 achieves swivel times of 0.27s and up to 3,600 cycles per hour are possible. As an alternative to higher speeds and number of cycles, higher load capacities can be im-plemented with an unchanged installation space. The secret is a patented damping design, where elastomer has been combined with an oil-damped shock absorber. This unique damping has already been successfully implemented in the larger rotary modules of the SRU-plus series.

The SRU-mini-Speed is based on the features of the compact and light SCHUNK SRU-mini flat rotary unit, which has been proven for many years in assembly and packaging applications. Since the dimensions and connections of the hard or softly damped SRU-mini unit are con-sistent, already existing modules can be exchanged 1:1, which provides highest flexibility for system integrators. Altogether three damping versions are available: the hard damped SCHUNK SRU-mini-H for minimum interfering contours in
case of extremely high payloads, the soft damped SCHUNK SRU-mini-W for shorter cycle times at minimum spaces, and the high-performance damped SCHUNK SRU-mini-S for high cycle times per hour, and particularly com-pact plants. The latter establishes the basis for the design of assembly plants, where the performance can be compared with that of cam-controlled rotary indexing tables, but offers a considerably
higher flexibility. The SRU-mini-Speed is available in module sizes 10 and 14 with torques of 0.28 Nm or 1.15 Nm, and axial forces of 255 N or 330 N.

211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919-572-2818
Fax: 919-572-2818
SCHUNK USA


 

NEW PRODUCT: Expanded Sizes of Digital Flowmeter Available

EXAIR's Digital Flowmeters provide an excellent way to monitor compressed air consumption and waste. Now, with the addition of six new sizes, we make it easier than ever to measure consumption and identify trends at all of the critical areas or individual legs of a compressed air system. Measuring compressed air is the first step toward identifying high compressed air use areas, compressed air leaks and optimizing air use.
Regular monitoring of compressed air usage makes it possible for companies to save thousands of dollars per year in compressed air waste by identifying costly leaks or inefficient air products. Airflow values expressed in SCFM (standard cubic feet per minute) or m3/Hr (cubic meters per hour) are available.


Digital Flowmeters for schedule 40 iron pipe are in stock and ready to ship in sizes ½”, ¾”, 1”, 1-1/2”, 2”, 2-1/2”, 3” and 4”. They are CE and RoHS compliant and can also be ordered for schedule 80, 10S or Type L copper pipe. A USB data logger and included software can be preinstalled or purchased separately. Summing Remote Displays, which make it easy to monitor compressed air consumption from a convenient location, are also available. Prices start at $750.00.

For more information contact: EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com

 


 

Bimba Introduces New Composite Push-to-Connect Fittings

University Park, IL, Bimba Manufacturing Company, an
industry- leading provider of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric solutions, and its subsidiary Pneumadyne Inc., an innovative manufacturer of pneumatic components and control systems, today announced a new line of composite push-to-connect fittings.

The broad new line, which combines plastic with existing metal barbed fittings, now includes specialty items such as union branches and tube-to-stem elbow reducers. These are available in sizes ranging from thread sizes #10-32 to 1/2 npt, and tubing diameters from 1/8 “to 1/2".

“Every cylinder, manifold, and valve sold by Bimba requires at least one fitting,” said Jerry Scherzinger, the company’s Product Marketing Manager. “Now, our customers who expect the quality for which Bimba is famous, can consolidate their purchases with one stop, buying one of our pneumatic solutions with the fitting most appropriate to its use.”

The push-to-connect fittings broaden Bimba’s inventory of the most popular fitting styles, including elbows, tees, and straight connectors.

To view the complete range of new composite push-to-connect fittings, visit www.bimba.com

 

Vacuum pump designed for small parts pick and place

Hingham, MA --- Piab, a leading supplier of industrial vacuum technology, offers its patented COAX® technology in a new small sized ejector called piPUMP™ MICRO. COAX® is the most energy efficient ejector technology based on a multi-stage concept for creating vacuum with compressed air.

piPUMP™ MICRO is truly easy-to-buy and easy-to-mount and use. A handy configurator tool on Piab’s website, www.piab.com, allows the user to select the vacuum characteristics along with a few options for filtration and connections.

The piPUMP™ can be used for small centralized systems but perhaps even more suitable for semi- decentralized systems, i.e., a few units creating vacuum supporting a few small cups each. Thanks to very low weight and small dimension it can also be used as a fully decentralized ejector on a Delta robot for example.

The small footprint of the unit provides flexibility in mounting and use. Installation is a breeze with push-in connections and a common feed for compressed air, regardless of the number of units chosen. The central exhaust allows the exhaust to be drawn away in clean room environments.

Because COAX® Cartridges are up to twice as fast as other cartridges and provide three times more flow than a conventional ejector with the same air consumption; the piPUMP™ MICRO is able to provide a high performance even at low or fluctuating feed pressures (14-87 psi). Additionally, piPUMP™ MICRO vacuum units begin producing vacuum immediately when the pressure valve is turned on, making maximum use of the
compressed air and consuming significantly less energy than traditional vacuum pumps.

 



 

AVENTICS Free Ceram™ Pneumatic Valve Trial Program

Ceram pneumatic directional control valve free for customers to tryyy

• Discover the Ceramic Advantage – provides a free valve for customers to try, with minimal qualifications required.
• Ceram is more tolerant of dirty air and harsh conditions than other pneumatic directional control valves.

Lexington, Kentucky, May 28, 2014 – AVENTICS announces the Discover the Ceramic Advantage free Ceram valve program.

The Ceram ISO 5599-1 pneumatic directional control valve has been solving customer downtime problems since 1986. Now AVENTICS is announcing the Discover the Ceramic Advantage program to allow new customers in the USA and Canada to try a Ceram valve free of charge. The program requires minimal qualifications by the customer in order to receive a free valve.

Unique, sliding ceramic plates (rather than standard rubber seals) form a near perfect seal, allowing the Ceram to be more tolerant of dirty air and harsh conditions than other directional control valves. The near diamond hard plates wipe themselves clean, shrugging off ingested dirt that destroys ordinary valves. The Ceram offers an extremely long life (expectancy of 150 million cycles) and won’t “stick” like many spool valves. The ceramic plates are warranted for the life of the valve.

Using the Discover the Ceramic Advantage program, AVENTICS (formerly Rexroth Pneumatics) will allow you to interchange and upgrade the valve where you are having the most downtime/failures to the valve customers have named “the bullet-proof valve”. For program details and the form to request a free valve, go to: www.aventics.com/us/ceram


AVENTICS is a globally active manufacturer of pneumatic components and systems. The company is also a specialist supplier of drive and control solutions for the marine industry and commercial vehicles, as well as inverted tooth chains for production processes. The former subsidiary of Bosch Rexroth has been operating as a standalone company since the start of 2014.

 www.aventics.com/us


 

Fabco-Air, Inc. Releases New Vane Style Rotary Actuator Line

Gainesville, Florida – Fabco-Air, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the new FRB Series Rotary Actuators. The FRB Series is a Vane Style Rotary Actuator. This product was designed to offer actuator rotation in the tightest of spaces.

The ultra compact, Pancake® design is available in 4 different models (10, 15, 20, and 30 mm). Standard rotation angles are 90°, 180°, and 270°. Stainless steel shafting is a standard feature on the FRB Series.

Unique sensor mounting design enables adjustment through the entire range of travel. A comprehensive offering of position sensing includes round profile sensors with surge suppression, polarity protection, and LED indication.

Mounting is made easy with direct body mounting standard on all units as well as an optional flange mount. The 6-hole flange mounting pattern allows mounting to the unit at 60° internals.

For more information about this product line or any of Fabco-Air’s products, call (352) 373-3578 or visit www.fabco-air.com.

Fabco-Air, Inc.
3716 NE 49th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 373-3578
www.fabco-air.com

 


 

Clippard High Flow 2-Way Bidirectional Electronic Valves The Next “Gen” Valve that is compact, quick and offers flows to 100 l/min!

Clippard Minimatic® electronic valves are precision-built 2-way control valves, utilizing a unique, patented valving principle. The powerful DV- Series was designed as the next generation of the well-known and trusted original EV line of Clippard “Mouse” valves. With a cycle life of over a billion, a solid, compact design, and extremely high flow rates, these valves are suitable for many applications across numerous diverse industries. A variety of voltage, connector and mounting options are available.


• Industry standard for leak-free operation • Over 1,000,000,000 cycles • Fast response time • Large flows in small, sleek design • Low heat rise/low power • Robust stainless steel “Spider” flat armature spring


For more information about these control valves or any of Clippard’s 5,000 other pneumatic products, call 513-521-4261 or visit www.clippard.com


Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. 7390 Colerain Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45239 877-245-6247 | 513-521-4261 www.clippard.com


 

NEW PRODUCT: PEEK Super Air Nozzle Features Strong Non-Marring Blowoff

EXAIR’s new PEEK 3/8 NPT Super Air Nozzle™ has been engineered to produce the highest performance attainable. The protective aerodynamic slots guide the airflow to a single point of convergence for hard-hitting force and dramatic noise reduction over typical blowoffs. Its PEEK plastic construction provides non-marring protection to production items and excellent resistance to damage from harsh chemicals and it operates in temperatures up to 320°F (160°C). The PEEK Super Air Nozzle is suitable for blowoff, cooling and drying applications located in general industrial or corrosive environments.


The Model 1104-PEEK 3/8 NPT Super Air Nozzle provides a strong blowing force. High amplification of airflow produces a blowing force of 1.9 pounds (850 grams), with air consumption of only 35 SCFM at 80 PSIG. Safe operation is assured since the airflow of the CE compliant Super Air Nozzle cannot be blocked, which meets OSHA dead-end pressure standard 29 CFR 1910.242(b). Sound level is very low at 82 dBA and meets OSHA noise requirement 29 CFR 1910.95(a).


The 1104-PEEK Super Air Nozzle is designed to easily replace existing wasteful nozzles or open pipes. The 3/8 NPT Super Air Nozzle is also available in Type 316 Stainless Steel and Zinc Aluminum alloy. Price starts at $85. Other PEEK thermoplastic air nozzles are available in M4x.05, M5x.05, M6x.075, 1/8 NPT and 1/4 NPT thread sizes.

For more information contact: EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com


 

Versatile Ultrasonic Diagnostic Tool “Hears” Problems Before They Lead to Breakdowns

Westbury, New York — Spectronics Corporation has introduced the
MDE-2000NC Marksman™II, an ultrasonic diagnostic tool that converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible “natural” sound. This highly advanced tool allows the technician to “hear” even the smallest compressed air, natural gas, propane tank, vacuum, steam, and other pressurized leaks…before they lead to major breakdowns.

The Marksman II uses a two-tiered approach to ensure accurate diagnosis. The receiver converts inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible sound using heterodyne circuitry. Then, its unique Sound Signature Technology finetunes the audible sound into the natural sound emitted by the leak itself. A 5-LED signal intensity indicator and audible alarm pinpoint the exact source of the problem. An Internal Noise Control (INC) feature safeguards against ambient noise.

The Marksman II comes complete with an ultrasonic receiver, full-sized, heavy duty, noise-canceling headphones, a hollow air probe, a solid contact probe and an ultrasonic emitter that helps locate faulty seals, gaskets and weatherstripping in doors, windows, ductwork and other non-pressurized enclosures. All components are packed in a sturdy carrying case.

For more information about the Spectroline® MDE-2000NC Marksman™ II, call toll-free 1-800-274-8888. Outside the United States and Canada, call
516-333-4840. Website at www.spectroline.com.

 

ROSS CONTROLS® Releases New Size 0 CROSSMIRROR® 5/2 Double Valve

Building upon the convenience and flexibility of the existing Series 77 CROSSMIRROR® 5/2 double valve family, ROSS is pleased to announce the addition of a size 0 model. A perfect solution for shearing, forming, cutting, clamping, pinch-point, two-hand control (ISO 18351 Type 3 C) and cylinder return-to-home position applications, the new CROSSMIRROR® size 0 valve delivers enhanced safety and dependable performance.
The CROSSMIRROR® size 0 valve’s dual precision stainless steel spool and sleeve construction ensures no contact wear, fast response and long service life. Its ability to perform reliably in caustic conditions provides additional value and helps avoid costly downtime.

The valve has a self-contained monitoring system, requires no additional monitoring and is designed for CAT-4 Performance Level e applications (certification pending). Upon detecting a fault due to discordant spool valve action, the valve locks out and remains so until an overt reset signal (electrical solenoid or remote pneumatic) is applied. This prevents unintentional reset and further bolsters safety. The optional pressure switch provides valuable feedback to the operator regarding whether or not the valve is in “ready-to-run” condition.

The CROSSMIRROR® size 0 valve is base-mounted and can be manifolded together with multiple valves should the application require it. This option saves time and money otherwise spent for additional piping labor and materials. Available in 1/4 and 3/8 port size, the valve can also be used as a 3/2 normally-closed or normally–open valve by plugging the unused outlet port.

ROSS CONTROLS Customer Service
800-438-7677 (in the U.S.) or 706-356-3708 (outside the U.S.)
E-mail: custsvc@rosscontrols.com
Internet: www.rosscontrols.com

 

CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 2014 – The new TDEPS electronic pressure switch designed by Transducers Direct is the first in the industry with digital reliability, patented design and proprietary circuitry that creates redundant sensing capability.

The UL-approved, US-made switch eliminates all mechanical components, wear parts and setpoint drift for ultimate reliability in shock and vibration applications in mobile hydraulic equipment, injection molding machinery, rolling mills, amusement park rides, timber processing equipment and similar applications. Shock rated to 50G and accurate to within 1% of its pressure range of up to 10,000 psi (689 bar), the TDEPS is fully compensated for temperature over its entire operating range of -40°F to194°F (-40°C to 90°C). Its relay output is rated at 250VAC/VDC, 5A, with optional 10 amp.

Unique in design, the TDEPS uses a one-piece, precision-machined stainless steel diaphragm and header. It provides ten times the life of a conventional diaphragm and eliminates all springs, pushrods, micro switches and o-rings. All wetted parts are stainless steel. The TDEPS senses pressure by using a time-to-digital converter (TDC) to measure the duration of a capacitive discharge across the changing resistance in a Wheatstone bridge atop the diaphragm. Clever circuitry splits the signal from the bridge, creating a redundant signal that ensures continuous machinery operation if one half should fail. Circuit updates in the one millisecond range ensure smooth function.

The TDEPS's all-digital design eliminates amplifiers, filters, amplified noise and signal delays, producing a high-resolution signal without analog variability or noise in the circuit. Maximum electrical consumption is 9-28VDC at 35 mA. Fast factory programming of both set point and hysteresis allows next-day shipping.

The TDEPS is EMI/RFI protected and sealed to IP-65 rating. Standard overpressure rating is 2X, with 4X optional. Burst pressure is 5X or 20,000 psi, whichever is less. It is available with a variety of industry standard pressure-port connections.

For more information on the TDEPS, visit transducersdirect.com or call 513-583-9491.

Transducers Direct
Tel 513-583-9491


 

New Proportional Valve Series Offers Fast Responsiveness and Low Hysteresis

Introducing the PC3 Proportional Valve and the kick-off of the Humphrey
(Embedded image moved to file: pic25667.jpg) brand of proportionally
controlled products. ProControl Proportional Valves are uniquely designed
using a frictionless flat-spring armature design that results in long,
trouble-free and excellent flow characteristics.

Proportional valves precisely control output flow by varying the internal
orifice with the amount of input current applied to the solenoid. The
miniature direct-acting PC3 Valve has been tested to 100 million cycles
featuring fast response, quiet operation, low hysteresis, and consistent
flow “gain” throughout its range. It is an ideal choice for specialty
applications in high tech market segments such as analytical
instrumentation, testing and measurement, medical devices, process control,
and also within factory automation as a dynamic pressure or speed
controller for air cylinders and actuators.

The PC3 is a 10-32 threaded, 2-port proportional valve capable of 0-24 LPM
flow at 2.3 watt maximum power consumption. It is available inline or
manifold mount, with control voltages of 0-10V or 0-20V, and in maximum
pressure ratings of 100, 50 and 25 PSIG. All PC3 valves are RoHS and REACH
compliant.

For more information on the ProControl PC3 Proportional Valve, please visit

www.humphrey-products.com.

 


 

Sometimes knowing where to hunt for business can be challenging.

Therefore, we thought it would be advantageous to share yet another "out of the box" Fabco-Air, Inc. success story.

Fabco-Air products are frequently used in a multitude of real world applications. Mass motor transit vehicle builders often turn to Fabco-Air for their most challenging pneumatic applications. Subsequently, while riding on a city bus or being transported from your hotel/condo to an amusement park, there's a great chance that you're riding in a vehicle that incorporates Fabco-Air products.

The Engineering and Technical Support Team(s) at Fabco-Air literally has multiple centuries of Fluid Power problem solving experience. Here is just one example of how the team at Fabco-Air is able to offer a custom solution to a challenge that others might find daunting.

The challenge was to design a pneumatic device to secure wheelchairs on mass transit motor vehicles with precise control requirements. The Fabco-Air solution was a custom pneumatic rotary device.

Here is a brief summary of the Fabco-Air solution. An air valve located in a control panel close to the driver sends air from the onboard compressor to force oil through fixed orifices in a double air-over-oil system. The oil drives a helical, piston-operated rotary device to raise and lower a padded restraining arm. The piston moves outward several inches to the left simultaneously rotating the shaft counterclockwise to raise the arm. Reversing the piston lowers the arm to secure the wheelchair. The entire package fits neatly on the back of a steel base attached to the floor.

As you can see, the team at Fabco-Air is more than capable of creating solutions for even the greatest challenges.

Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

FABCO-AIR solves problems. Let us help!
Take a look at some special solutions Fabco has developed.
Submit a Request for Quote today!

 


 

NEW PRODUCT: Small NEMA 12 Cabinet Coolers Resist Heat And Dirt

EXAIR's new small NEMA 12 Cabinet CoolerŽ Systems keep electrical enclosures cool with 20°F (-7°C) air while resisting heat and dirty environments that could adversely affect the internal components. This durable Cabinet Cooler system provides a low cost, easy to install, maintenance free solution for enclosures in hot, remote and/or dirty environments. The cooling capacity of up to 275 Btu/hr. is ideal for small electrical enclosures with problematic overheating. Models with higher cooling capacities are available.
EXAIR Cabinet Coolers circulate 20°F (-7°C) air throughout the enclosure to prevent high temperature malfunctions. They mount through a standard electrical knockout while maintaining the NEMA 12, 4 or 4X rating of the enclosure. Cabinet Cooler Systems include an automatic drain filter separator to ensure no moisture passes to the inside of the electrical enclosure. An optional thermostat control minimizes compressed air use and keeps the enclosure at ą 2şF of the thermostat setting.
Small NEMA 12 Cabinet Cooler Systems are available with 275, and 550 Btu/Hr and are UL listed and CE compliant. There are no moving parts to wear out. Applications include cooling control panels, PLC’s, microprocessors, fractional Hp variable frequency drives, and robotics. Prices start at $282.00.

For more information contact: EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/nema12.htm

 


 

Sometimes, Getting the Boot Can be a Good Thing

As a measuring device, a pressure gauge is a relatively fragile component when installed among piping and machinery. An environment that doesn't usually command a light touch can be punishing to a vulnerable instrument.

The patented Ashcroft® PowerFlex™ gauge movement offers exceptional resistance to shock. To further shield the gauge in harsh conditions, a new rubber boot accessory is available to protect the exterior of the gauge and absorb shock to the movement when struck or dropped during portable use.

The boot accessory is available for Ashcroft® lower-connect commercial gauge types 1000, 1005, 1005P, 1005S, 1005P-XUL and 1005M-XRG.

To learn more about these and other Ashcroft instruments, please visit our website at www.ashcroft.com or call the Ashcroft ActionLine® at 800/328-8258.

 


 

Schunk Introduces New Improvements to Compact Ring Indexing Table


SCHUNK has greatly improved the RST-P series. The new RST-D has been strengthened in areas that help increase performance and improve lifecycle. The pneumatically driven RST-D is now available in three sizes with the RST-D 60, RST-D 87 and RST-D 134. Their key differences are the index plate diameter and torque.
The ring indexing tables can cycle either to the left or the right or alternate, without requiring any modifications. Switching is performed by the pneumatic actuation alone, and the cycle types can be changed in any order and any number of times. The RST series allows the working process to be stopped, to return a few steps and repeat the processing step in question if errors occur - a unique feature not offered by any other manufacturer.


The angle adjustment can be set simply to 4, 6, 8 or 12 steps, and on the RST-D 134 can be ordered with 16 steps. Hydraulic shock absorbers are used as end position dampers in both directions. The repeat accuracy of the angle of rotation is less than 0.03°, the axial and radial run-out of the cycle ring is better than 0.02 mm.


As only the cycle ring rotates in the RST series, its special feature is an unusually large fixed central section. This makes it easier to add additional components and assemblies, and features a large feed-through bore. For example, it allows additional assemblies to be supplied with compressed air without the air hoses having to follow any rotating movements of the ring indexing table.

211 Kitty Hawk Drive Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919-572-2818
Fax: 919-572-2818
SCHUNK USA

 


 

New Pilot Valve Series Offers Affordable Option for Pneumatic Interface Applications

Humphrey is pleased to introduce the A10 and A15 Series “Pilot” Valves ?
miniature direct-acting solenoid valves that are perfect as a high value
pneumatic interface, linking PLCs and air piloted pneumatic, or process
control work valves.

Configured as compact 3-port sub-base mount, the A10 and A15 Pilot Valves
feature low power consumption, excellent flow, and non-locking manual
override. All valves are shipped CE registered, and RoHS / REACH
compliant.

The A15 Series is 15mm in width, produces 0.05 Cv flow, power consumption
of only 2.5 watts, and is available in standard DC voltages of 12V and 24V.
Valves are available normally closed or normally open (to 100psi),
electrical entry of lead wire or mini-DIN, including fluorocarbon seals,
along with a non-locking override.

The A10 Series (at right) is similar but is only 10mm in width, producing
0.01 Cv Flow, power consumption of only 1 watt, and is available in
standard DC voltages of 12V and 24V. The A10 is only available normally
closed (to 100psi) with a "plug in" style (axial or perpendicular)
electrical entry position with a 15" lead wire included.

For more information on the A10 or A15 Series Pilot Valve, visit

www.humphrey-products.com

 


 

Fabco-Air, Inc. Releases New OEM NFPA Air Cylinder Line

Gainesville, Florida – Fabco-Air, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the new OEM NFPA Cylinder Line. The FCQN Series combines cost-effectiveness with proven dependability. It is a repairable NFPA Interchangeable cylinder line that is specifically designed to give consumers an economical alternative.

The product line is loaded with standard features. In fact, the cylinders automatically come with magnetic pistons for position sensing. Adjustable cushions at both ends of the cylinders are included as a standard option as well. Stainless steel tie-rods are incorporated into the cylinder construction as well as anodized end caps.

Each cylinder includes both bottom tapped and end-cap sleeve nut mounting configuration. NFPA mounting is made easy by simply adding one of the many detachable NFPA mounts that is offered by Fabco-Air to the standard cylinder.

This air cylinder line offers elasticity to tight budgets without sacrificing quality. Additionally, with most components in stock, the new OEM NFPA is capable of meeting even the most demanding delivery requirements.

For more information about this product line or any of Fabco-Air’s products, call (352) 373-3578 or visit www.fabco-air.com.

Fabco-Air, Inc.
3716 NE 49th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 373-3578
www.fabco-air.com
service@fabco-air.com

 


 

High Performance Air Springs for Suspensions in Heavy Duty Vehicles, Agriculture Applications, Cabins and Seating

Powerful Product Solutions for the Construction Industry
Double convoluted air springs are used in the axle suspension of agricultural vehicles and in construction and mining machines, among other applications.

Off-Highway vehicles are increasingly fitted with air springs, or air bags, to ease the ride comfort and to protect the vehicle body due to the nature of the off-road conditions. Rolling lobe piston-style air springs and convoluted air bellow actuators are used in axle suspensions on agriculture, construction and mining vehicles. Air springs can also be used in agriculture implements like boom sprayers, seeders and trailers to stabilize the boom, provide suspension or serve as a low cost actuator with high reliability. Sleeve type air springs used in cabin suspensions perform better than conventional steel-springs due to their low natural frequency, which greatly enhances a commercial vehicle's riding comfort. Driver’s seats fitted with air spring systems give the operator's workplace a more ergonomic and comfortable design, thereby reducing fatigue and work-related health risks.

ContiTech North America
1791 Harmon Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
USA

Phone +1 248 393 5486


 

Clippard Releases New Manifold Mounted Multi Check Valves

Cincinnati, Ohio -- Clippard’s efficient R-614 Multi Check Valve integrates four check valves in one compact valve body. Take advantage of the many
features of this versatile line including easy manifold mounted design, integrated circuitry, Octoport outlet design, maximized performance and more.
Eight air passages extend longitudinally through the body surrounding the valve cavity integrated circuit.

The R-337 is a 3-way, spring return, fully-ported, piloted valve with an independent check valve in the same body. It can be used Normally-Open,
Normally-Closed, as a diverter or as a selector.

The R-338 is a 2-position, 3-way, double-piloted, fully-ported valve also with an independent check valve. It can be used Normally-Open, Normally-
Closed, as a 2-position diverter or as a 2-way selector.

All are housed in a valve body designed to mount and link together with a simple piping system that eases assembly and plumbing, resulting in
reduced labor costs, errors in installation, and the potential for plumbing leakage.

For more information about these valves or any of Clippard’s 5,000 other pneumatic products, call 513-521-4261 or visit www.clippard.com.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45239
877-245-6247 | 513-521-4261
www.clippard.com

 


 

NEW PRODUCT: Long Ionizing Bars Eliminate Static Cling

EXAIR’s new Long Ionizing Bars are now available to eliminate static electricity on paper, film and plastics that are up to 96″ (2438mm) wide. Static
electricity can attract dust and foreign materials, ruin product appearance, produce tearing or jamming and zap personnel. The profile of the electrically
powered Ionizing Bar is compact, allowing it to fit in the confined spaces of machinery, where the static charge is generated. A high concentration of
positive and negative ions produce fast static decay, neutralizing any surface within 2″ (51mm) of the bar.


The long length of the Ionizing Bars allows them to be used across large production lines. The unique design of the shockless Ionizing Bar
offers improved performance and reliability in industrial applications. Life expectancy has been extended by insertion molding the stainless steel ion
emitters into a durable plastic. Prices for Long Ionizing Bars start at $793.
The ability to eliminate static can be greatly improved when attaching a Super Air Knife to the Ionizing Bar. The Super Ion Air Knife delivers more
ions and is effective from a greater distance which is ideal for high speed, high charge applications. Air delivery can also remove dust and clean the
product surface.


For more information contact: EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/lib.htm


 

Festo Introduces the DGC-K Rodless Pneumatic Drive for simple drive functions where installation space is limited.


When specified with the optional NSF-H1 food grade lubricant, the DGC-K pneumatic drive is ideal for food and beverage packaging applications.

Festo introduces the DGC-K, a compact rodless pneumatic drive ideal for simple drive functions
and positioning operations, such as opening and closing doors and end of line packaging applications
Relative to its stroke, this unit is compact. For example, it is 30 percent narrower than the Festo DGC-G. Small footprint helps conserve
machine real-estate. Piston size ranges from 18 to 80 mm; stroke lengths from 1 to 8,500 mm. At six-bar pressure, the DGC-K delivers from 153 to 3,000
N. Position sensing is via proximity sensor.
The DGC-K is a double-acting linear drive with slotted cylinder barrel and optional moment compensator. Units can be mounted in any position and are
easy to assemble and install. For fast maintenance and repair, the actuator can be removed without having to unbolt the frame from the machine.

Festo developed a unique sealing system which includes a polyurethane sealing band that snaps into the profile of the DGC-K for effective sealing, and
a magnetically retained metal cover strip which prevents contamination. This sealing system significantly reduces leakage compared to other common
designs within the industry which utilize metal or polymer sealing bands which must be tensioned between the end caps. These polyurethane seals
lower operating costs, lengthen actuator service life, and are easy to replace.
OEMs have a choice of standard or extended piston. For food and beverage packaging applications, these units can be specified with NSF-H1 food
grade lubricant.
For more information on the DGC-K compact rodless pneumatic drive, please call 800-993-3786 and visit http://www.festo.com/us.

 


 

New proportional Regulator from Pneumax

Modern industrial applications require increasingly high performances from their pneumatic components. For example, the speed
and thrust of a pneumatic cylinder, or the torque of a rotary actuator may need to be varied. These parameters often need to be
modified dynamically while an operation is running.
Traditional solutions based upon pneumatic valves supplied with different pressures often take up excessive amounts of space.
An alternative solution is a regulator that can vary pressure over time. This type of regulator is known as an electronically controlled
proportional regulator.
Two sizes have been designed, with flow rates of 7, 1,100 and 4,000 Nl/min.

 


 

piFLOW® p vacuum conveyor line expands with bigger pumps


More applications possible with higher flow pumps

Piab, a leading supplier of industrial vacuum technology, expands the piPREMIUM vacuum pump line for its vacuum conveyor series- the piFLOW®p.

With the addition of the new larger sizes, it would allow for greater speeds to handle difficult to move powders and granules over a greater distance.

The piPREMIUM pump together with the piFLOW®p vacuum conveyor is ideal for meeting the high demand from the Food and Pharma industries. With
its proven design for robustness and cleanability, Piab conveyors are regarded as the leading alternative for vacuum conveying worldwide.

Users benefit from the latest in vacuum technology from COAX®’s ejector efficient design that saves on compressed air energy costs. The working
environment is improved with a lower noise level from an integrated silencer. Uptime is increased with a maintenance-friendly design of less internal
parts, one connection point. Its hygienic aspects provide for easy dismounting of parts and cleaning.
 


 

Humphrey Products proudly announces the introduction of the L310 Latching
Solenoid Valve Series.


Based upon the proven Humphrey technology of the
balanced-poppet, direct-acting 310 solenoid valve design, the L310 Latching
Valve has low power consumption and low heat generation offering
potentially tremendous energy savings over traditional solenoid valves
applications where power is limited or coil heating is unwanted.

Standard single solenoid valves require electrical power while holding the
valve in the energized position. The L310 Latching Valve needs a
50-millisecond pulse to shift from one position to another. Power is
removed and the latching function holds the position, offering significant
energy savings for applications when the valve remains open for long
periods of time. Continuous power is not required to maintain the energized
position, especially beneficial for battery-powered applications or when
continuous power supply is limited.

Since the L310 Latching Valve does not require electrical power to maintain
the actuated position, the coil heat rise is temporary and minimized. This
makes L310 an ideal choice for applications where the effect of the
temperature is a concern.

Developed for maximum utility, each 3-port solenoid valve meets a variety
of functions with its multi-purpose classification. Plus, Humphrey’s
stringent requirements for extremely low leak rates still apply - designed
and tested 4ccm max at 80psi.

Other attractive features include:

- 2- or 3-way
-Diverter or Selector
-RoHS and REACH compliant
-Applicable for the full pressure range to 80psi, including
vacuum

For more information on the L310 Latching Solenoid Valve, visit
www.humphrey-products.com

 


 

To introduce the Optimax product line, PHD proudly presents the Optimax Series OSD Pneumatic Thruster Slide.

PHD, Inc. revolutionized pneumatic actuators with the innovative Tom Thumb® Cylinder over 55 years ago. Today, PHD is setting the standard in industrial automation with a new product line that broadens its range of product offerings and provides customers
even more choices.

Built on the foundation of long-life products for industrial automation, PHD Optimax™ products are actuators designed to meet machine builders’
performance requirements at a competitive price. These economical, efficient, and reliable actuators provide customers with an alternative choice to
PHD’s standard “built-to-order” product line, delivering even more solutions to meet industrial application needs.

To introduce the Optimax product line, PHD proudly presents the Optimax Series OSD Pneumatic Thruster Slide. The Series OSD is a robust linear
actuator designed for precision and is ideal for a variety of applications. It is the lower price alternative to the PHD Series SD Pneumatic Thruster Slide,
which has more options and longer cycle life. The Series OSD is available in 3/4, 1-1/8, and 2 in bore sizes, and offers standard travel lengths ranging
from 1 in to 10 in.

The Series OSD features oversized guide shafts to provide maximum rigidity with minimum deflection. Urethane shock pads on extend and retract
directions provide vibrational damping and minimize impact forces. To simplify installation and provide for interchangeability, the OSD features a tool
plate for mounting of tooling or other actuators.

To learn more and download/order catalogs, visit www.phdinc.com/OSD. For immediate assistance, call (800) 624-8511.


 

Schmalz Composite Grippers SCG

Handling of Composite Textiles
Suction rate from 270 l/min to 650 l/min
Suitability for Industry-Specific Applications
Composite grippers SCG being used for handling composites

Applications
-Composite gripper for handling of composites textiles
-Handling of non-rigid and flexible workpieces
-Handling of extremely thin, sensitive foils
-Handling of blank circuit boards

System design composite grippers SCG

Design
-Quick-change contact surfaces (1) with various diameters
-Anodized aluminum main body with integrated pneumatic

vacuum generation (2)
-Base model with capability for axial mounting (MA) or sideways
mounting (MS) (3)
-Controlled exhaust air (4)
-Two compressed air connections for suction and blow off

Our Highlights...
-Suction surface with closely placed suction openings
-Integrated compressed air driven vacuum generation
-Very high suction rate
-Controlled air discharge
-Resistant to contamination

Your Benefits...
-Prevents the workpiece from being sucked in or damaged
-Compact, ready-to-connect gripper unit
-Safe gripping, even with porous materials
-No contamination of process area
-Maintenance-free operation

Visit Schmalz


 

New Clippard In-Line Flow Control Series

Cincinnati, Ohio – Clippard’s new PQ-FV In-Line Flow Controls can be easily added to existing circuitry and are lightweight and compact in size. Since it is a tube-to-tube connection, in-line flow controls may be installed as a meter-in or meter-out device.

The PQ-C Elbow Controls are ideal for low cost and lightweight applications when mounting directly to an NPT port on a cylinder or valve is required.

In the meter-out versions, intake air flows freely through the flow control; exhaust air is metered out through an adjustment screw. With the meter-in series, air is metered in through an adjustment screw; exhaust air flows freely. Control is varied through a finely threaded adjustment screw. A locking nut is provided so it can be secured in its final setting.

• Available in over 25 different models: #10-32, 1/8” NPT, 1/4” NPT, 3/8” NPT.
• Design flexibility and fast response
• Complete rotation of the valve body around the bolt allows for optimum positioning of tubing
• Special adjustment needle design allows large adjustment ranges with high precision
• Ideal for use with polyurethane, nylon, polyethylene and polypropylene tubing

For more information about these control valves or any of Clippard’s 5,000 other pneumatic products, call 513-521-4261 or visit www.clippard.com.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45239
877-245-6247 | 513-521-4261
www.clippard.com

 


 

Super Blast Safety Air Guns with Extensions Offer High Power for Hard to Reach Blowoff
EXAIR $B!G (Bs Super Blast Safety Air Guns have always provided high quality performance for your blowoff, drying or cleaning needs. Now, they are available with 3 foot and 6 foot extension pipes. These CE compliant Super Blast Safety Air Guns with Extension Pipes provide strong blowing force to clean large areas quickly and the extensions allow you to reach areas not easily accessible.
Extension Pipes give you a safer way to blow off those hard to reach areas, while allowing you to stay compliant with OSHA noise (29 CFR 1910.95(a)) and dead-end (29 CFR 1910.242(b)) regulations. Supplying compressed air closer to the affected area can decrease air consumption and increase results; adding an extension can reduce excessive bending and reaching.
EXAIR $B!G (Bs Super Blast Safety Air Guns use engineered air nozzles for high performance – designed to maximize entrainment of room air while minimizing compressed air consumption. Super Blast Safety Air Guns range in force from 4.5 to 23 pounds. Combining that force with the added benefit of being able to reach tight machinery spaces makes the Super Blast Safety Air Gun a great tool for wide area blowoff, cooling and drying. Prices start at $262.

For more information contact: EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com

 


 

Efficiency Booster for Small Part Handling from SCHUNK

With the micro valve MV 10, you can easily boost the productivity and energy efficiency of Pick & Place applications for small parts. This pneumatic valve is so small it can be integrated directly on grippers or other pneumatic actuators and can be plugged or screwed into the actuator ports.

Traditional systems use valves located in a control cabinet some distance from the gripper and use tubing from the valve to the gripper. Compressed air must travel the entire distance from the valve to the gripper which takes time and requires additional air to fill the tubing. Once the gripping operation is finished, the compressed air in the line is released and the energy is wasted.
The MV 10 improves efficiency by including the valve body and mechanicals at the gripper port. Instead of refilling the long supply lines between the valve block and the gripper for each pressure change, the compressed air consumption with the MV 10 is reduced to the volume of the piston chamber in the actuator. This makes it possible to save up to 90% on the compressed air. The response behaviour is also improved, which reduces the cycle time.

With an outer diameter of 9 mm and a nominal diameter of 1 mm, the micro valve has a very low profile and will fit in many applications. Pneumatic port design enables a flow rate of up to 30 NI/min, which is substantially higher than any comparable solution on the market. It has complete media separation between the valve body and the solenoid and is suitable for not only air, but non-corrosive liquids and gases as well.

211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919-572-2818
Fax: 919-572-2818
www.schunk.com


 

The New Festo HSP and HSW Part Handling and Assembly Modules Come As Packaged Solutions: Assembled, Tested, and Ready To Go

The HSP and HWS handling modules are well suited for systems ranging from simple, single station lab solutions to high speed, high volume work cells.

HAUPPAUGE, NY, October 24, 2013 — The new Festo HSP and HSW pick and place and assembly modules deliver performance and significant savings for OEMs in terms of lower engineering costs and shorter installation and commissioning times. Electric and pneumatic modules are available.
The Festo HSP and HSW are ideal motion components for single station lab solutions, electronic and electro-mechanical parts testing, assembly tasks such as insertion, mating, bonding, and sealing, and high speed, multi-station work cells in high volume production. The small-form-factor HSP and HSW handling modules come as a packaged solution: assembled, tested, and ready to go. Festo mechanical grippers, adapter plates, and mounting accessories are easily adaptable and readily available to simplify ordering and installation.

These handling modules are a new generation of function modules for the automatic transfer, feed, and removal of small parts in extremely confined spaces. This is achieved by means of a guided vertical and horizontal motion sequence. A backlash-free cross-guide with recirculating ball bearing elements ensures high precision and good rigidity. The combination of a semi-rotary drive and a slotted guide system produces a compact unit for a complete pick and place cycle.
The HSP pick and place is designed for transferring parts on the same plane. The HSW pick and place is designed for repositioning parts at a 90 degree angle. Both units offer the following features:
-Choice of driving element: Pneumatic or electric (Festo or third party motor)
-No engineering design costs
-Compact design
-Assembled, tested, and ready to Install
-Fast movement
-pneumatic = 0.6 - 1.0 seconds
-electric = 0.8 - 1.2 seconds
-Working loads up to 1.5 kg
-High accuracy (+/- 0.02mm)
-Simple commissioning
-Adjustable stroke or angle
-Flexible mounting interface for grippers, rotary actuator, and vacuum cups

The electric versions come with the Festo next generation all-in-one servo motor and drive unit, the MTR-DCI-HM. This unit features a motor, integrated gearbox, power electronics, and controller in an extremely small and rugged package. Complete commissioning can be performed using simple teach-in functions.
Pneumatic driving elements such as the Festo DSM swivel actuator are ideal in applications that have two discrete points such as a fixed pick and place position. In such scenarios, flexibility is not required and a simple pneumatic actuator provides a fast, cost effective, and compact solution. In applications that demand flexibility in positioning, typically arising from the need to handle a variety of products or different sizes of the same product, an electric driving element such as the the Festo MTR-DCI-HM integrated motor/drive is the option of choice.
For more information on the pre-engineered and assembled HSP and HSW modules for pick and place and small parts assembly applications, call Festo at 800-993-3786 and visit http://www.festo.com/us.

 


 

The new compact, low-cost VTUG pneumatic valve
terminal from Festo offers flexibility in the choice of control options, including simplified field bus connectivity and many other performance benefits


The VTUG is designed for food, beverage, packaging, electronics, semiconductor, and light assembly industries where low cost and assured performance (high flow rate, small footprint, and long cycle life) is essential. Compact, lightweight VTUG aluminum manifold and valve housings can be mounted in cabinets, on machines, and on robotic end effectors. The VTUG valve terminal is also ideal for compact pilot valve applications when using an available dual 3/2-way function valve to accommodate from 4 to 48 solenoids.

The VTUG is ideal for the machine builder that wants to standardize on one valve terminal and offer customers control options from conventional multi-pin up to fieldbus. The original VUVG design, introduced in early 2010, has since taken off as Festo’s premiere universal individual connection valve of choice. The success of this product helped influence the plug-in style VTUG. The VUVG design included the “E-Box” approach for electrical connectivity, allowing users to stock one valve body and choose from many designs to match application needs. Each E-Box uses a different electrical connector (such as Festo connectors, standard M8 connector, and other choices). Flexible design philosophy allows the user to select a desired communication preference for the VTUG valve terminal and modify it in the future.

The VTUG valve terminal can be controlled through a multi-pin connector, one cable IO-link interface to a master controller, or through Festo’s new CTEU fieldbus module to DeviceNet, EtherCAT, CANopen, Profibus, and several other protocols. Multi-pin and I/O link modules are available as spare parts to easily convert existing valve terminal configurations, ensuring flexible communications.

For more information, please contact us at 800-993-3786 and visit http://www.festo.com/us.

 


 

Clippard GV-GTV Series High Flow Poppet Valves
Including Cartridge Styles Available Now!


Cincinnati, Ohio -- Clippard’s GV series valves offer a bubble tight design with high flow rates of 38 scfm @ 50 psig; 67 scfm @ 100 psig. These compact 2-way and 3-way valves are offered in 1/4” NPT and 3/8” push-quick ports along with a cartridge mounted version.


With Clippard’s versatile 15/32-32 nose thread, a large variety of buttons and valve
actuators can be used with the GV stem operated valves. The GTV series are toggle valves with panel mounting capabilities. The outlet port on all GV valves can be easily positioned to any orientation for mounting convenience.
• Will accept a variety of manual, air pilot, electrical or mechanical actuators
• Design flexibility and fast response
• Stainless steel stems and springs for long life and corrosion resistance
• Corrosion-resistant series also available
For more information about these control valves or any of Clippard’s 5,000 other
pneumatic products, call 513-521-4261 or visit www.clippard.com.
 

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45239
877-245-6247 | 513-521-4261
www.clippard.com

 


 

New Powerful Stainless Steel Flat Air Nozzle Saves Space, Saves Money and Resists Corrosion


EXAIR's new 1" Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle™ produces a flat 1" (25mm) wide airstream with a strong blowing force of 9.8 ounces (278g) when mounted 12" (305mm) from the target. The unique design of this super-efficient nozzle makes it an ideal fit for both tight spaces and tight budgets, plus the Type 316 stainless steel construction makes it ideal for corrosive, high temperature, food and pharmaceutical environments.
 

The 1" Flat Super Air Nozzle uses EXAIR's patented technology to maximize entrained airflow while reducing noise levels. A precise amount of air is released through the .015" (0.38mm) air gap opening that is set with a stainless steel shim positioned between the body and removable cap. The high velocity airstream pulls in surrounding room air to produce a wide, forceful stream of laminar airflow. Air consumption is 10.5 SCFM at 80 PSIG. Force and flow may be easily adjusted by installing different shim thicknesses.
 

The 1" Flat Super Air Nozzle is also available in zinc aluminum alloy construction, suitable for rugged industrial applications. Applications include ejecting heavy parts and slugs, chip removal, part cleaning, drying, liquid blowoff and cooling. Price is $79.
 

For more information contact:

EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
http://www.exair.com/1sanss.htm

 


 

Teaching Grippers to See

SCHUNK has enlarged its number of available sensors for the modular system of grippers with the new OAS sensor. When grippers such as the PGN-plus and the MPG-plus are equipped with an integrated distance and presence sensor, both modules quickly transform into seeing grippers without needing an expensive vision system. The optical system can be directly integrated into the gripping center and continuously supplies the control unit with information, such as measuring the distance of the gripper to the component. This is done during the process without any loss of time. With the OAS, PGN-plus and MPG-plus grippers can differentiate components, recognize position, pick parts from a running belt, detect wrongly gripped components, and increase the reliability of the gripping operation.

The optical sensor works with infrared light at a wavelength of 850 nm. It functions at environmental temperatures between 14° and 131° F, and fulfills the standards for protection class IP65. The sensor module is multi-functional, and can also be combined with other grippers and automated modules. For example, it can be used for analog position monitoring of long-stroke grippers, by integrating it in one of the two base jaws. Combined with grippers and rotary modules, the sensor can be aligned inwards instead of outwards, which assures piston monitoring.

211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919-572-2818
Fax: 919-572-2818
www.schunk.com


 

26-Series Sensors with AtEx and StEx for Areas with Risk of Dust and Gas Explosion.

RECHNER Sensors have designed a level control sensor that is specifically suited to handling the difficult task of level control of powders and liquids in areas that are rated as hazardous because of the risk of dust or gas explosion.

This sensor is ideal for replacing bulky vibro-rods, tuning forks, and paddle switches. With no moving parts and no place for material to build-up, the issue of mechanical failure is eliminated. You will never have to hit this sensor with a hammer!

The design of the 26-Series sensors not only implements a rounded tip at the sensing surface that reduces material build-up on its PTFE casing, but also includes a 3-Dimensional sensing surface inside the casing. Having a 3-Dimensional sensing surface is significant because it drastically increases the active area to greater than the active area of a standard 32mm diameter cylindrical body sensor. These properties allow the sensor to ignore a large volume of material build-up and solve the problem of dealing with compressible powders and non-conductive liquids.

Ideally suited for detecting:
-Materials in both Hazardous and Non-Hazardous environments
-Powders, including: Flours, non-abrasive Grains, and Pharmaceutical ingredients
-Liquids, including: Beers, Whiskeys, and non-conductive syrups
-Industries: Food, Baking, Pharmaceuticals, and Alcohols

P: 1-800-544-4106 F: 905-636-0867 contact@rechner.com www.rechner.com

 


 

High Capacity Vacuum Lifter fom ANVER Features Hydraulic Powered Tilter

A new, high capacity vacuum lifter that features a hydraulic powered tilter for handling steel fabrications up to 10,000 lbs., without chains or slings, is being introduced by ANVER Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

ANVER’s High Capacity Vacuum Lifter and Tilter features an all-steel welded frame with two hydraulic cylinders that rotate loads from the horizontal to vertical position using fully integrated remote controls. Designed for use in production applications, with steel fabrications up to 10,000 lbs., this vacuum lifter and hydraulic tilter eliminates the need for hooks and slings.

Equipped with up to eight vacuum suction pads, each measuring 19” x 25”, that have bolted rubber sealing rings with non-skid bottoms and four spring suspensions, ANVER’s High Capacity Vacuum Lifter and Tilter standard features include an electric vacuum pump, a vacuum reservoir integrated into the frame, a check valve, vacuum gages, and safety audio-visual alarms.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com


 

Compact Swivel Unit from Schunk


The DRL is a compact swivel unit consisting of a strong short-stroke cylinder and a rack pinion rotary actuator. Its most notable features are its speed and precision. Designed for high speed assembly, the DRL uses a curved roller guide to positively track through its motion range allowing it to achieve up to 90 cycles per minute at minimum payload. Rotation is done with a pneumatically driven rack and pinion drive and the vertical axis is driven by a pneumatic piston. Both rotation and lift are precisely coordinated with the curved roller guide.
The DRL is available in 2 versions, either 0-90° or 0-180° rotation so that it can be used in most standard industrial applications. End position adjustability is possible and has a range of +/- 2° on either end. Torque generated through the rack and pinion drive is 2.7Nm at 5 bar pressure. Vertical stroke for the DRL is up to 40mm and can be adjusted to pick at one height and place at another.

Maximum linear vertical stroke is 20mm with adjustability up to 10mm and a maximum difference in elevation of 10mm. If the manufacturing process is interrupted and the DRL is required to stop, there are 2 programmable waiting positions that can be stopped until the interruption is cleared.
It works well in both clean and contaminated environments and can be adapted into the modular system. The speed, precision and adjustability make the DRL an ideal choice for applications with assembly, pick and place, switching and repositioning.

Overall, the DRL is very compact, has a smooth operation and high speed, and has optional features that reduce the amount of design engineering required. Best of all, it can be combined with numerous combinations of GEMOTEC system elements increasing the number of applications it can be used for.

211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919-572-2818
Fax: 919-572-2818
www.schunk.com



 

Modular Gripper System Saves Time and Money in Design and Manufacture

Speed and flexibility are the main challenges for industrial packaging processes. J. Schmalz GmbH has developed a modular system for the modular design of vacuum end effectors (VEE). As a technological comparison shows, this system, as an alternative to conventional design and manufacture, can save time and money when constructing a gripper for packaging machines.


Modular vacuum end effector VEE with flexible format changes
According to the “Configuring rather than designing” principle, Schmalz offers a modular system comprising different individual parts which can be combined using easy-to-operate configuration software to form an individual gripper (www.schmalz.com/vee). The key idea is to be able to configure and modify grippers immediately, rather than having to spend time and money designing and individually manufacturing them. A technological comparison outlines the time and cost-related advantages the VEE system offers.

According to Schmalz’s research, conventionally designed vacuum grippers are at a bottleneck in terms of design, assembly and start of operations for customer-specific packaging machines. The reasons for this are due to complex and complicated processes from the design phase through to starting operation. Machine manufacturing companies / system integrators create offers for future machine users based on technical specifications or a process description. In many cases, product samples are not yet available at this stage, or they are only prototypes and are not the final design. When the order is placed, a detailed machine concept is then drawn up and design is begun. A vacuum gripper is usually only designed after the machine concept has been fully drawn up in detail.

According to Schmalz’s calculations, the design and manufacture of a gripper by a machine manufacturing company results in a design process and manufacturing period, incl. waiting times, of one to four weeks. This is also dependent on the machine manufacturing company’s range of manufacture. The waiting time for the new product can be further prolonged if gripper components are largely purchased. For complex workpieces such as flexible bags with comparatively little content, vacuum grippers also have to be optimized in order to achieve reliable results.

Visit Schmalz



 

AutomationDirect Adds NFPA Cushioned Pneumatic Air Cylinders

AutomationDirect’s NITRA® pneumatic product line now includes D-Series double-acting heavy-duty air cylinders ideal for use where abusive conditions exist. These pneumatic air cylinders have a 250 psi operating pressure and are interchangeable with other popular brands. New models are now available with adjustable cushions to provide end-of-stroke deceleration at both ends.

All D-Series cylinders are constructed with high-quality aluminum components and a magnetic piston fitted with a PTFE wear band; all cylinders can be used along with solid state or reed switches for rod position sensing.

The series includes bore sizes from 1 ½-inch to four inches and stroke lengths from one inch to 24 inches to meet a broad range of applications. Models feature flange, rear clevis and rear pivot, side, and rod clevis mounting options.

Prices for NITRA D-series cushioned air cylinders start at $164.

The complete line of NITRA D-series cylinders can be seen by visiting: www.automationdirect.com/air-cylinders-NFPA.

To see the full line of NITRA pneumatic cylinder products, go to: www.autoamtiondirect.com/air-cylinders.

 


 

New ROSS Stainless Steel L-O-X Air Entry Unit Offers Corrosion Resistance and Space SavingsProducts Added to ROCKWELL AUTOMATION® Referencing Systems

(TROY, MI—September 4, 2013) – In harsh manufacturing environments, corrosion damage and contaminant ingression wreak havoc on productivity. To help customers protect their end-product quality and avoid costly downtime, ROSS CONTROLS® is introducing its Stainless Steel L-O-X® Air Entry Unit which combines the industry-leading L-O-X® energy isolation valve with an integrated filter/regulator in a compact, high flow design. The products are all made with 316 stainless steel for corrosion protection in caustic environments such as the wastewater, oil, gas and pulp/paper industries.
The Stainless Steel L-O-X® valve is equipped with durable fluorocarbon seals to safeguard against contaminant ingression. Like the standard L-O-X® valve, the stainless model meets applicable safety standards such as OSHA, CSA, ISO, EN, ANSI/PMMI, ANSI and NACE. The valves:
• Are easily identifiable.
• Provide block and bleed in a single, easy action.
• Have a full-flow, threaded exhaust.
• Are lockable in only in the OFF position.
• And, provide a verification port for visible pressure release confirmation.
The unit works synergistically in that the accompanying regulator helps provide consistent system pressure for reliable performance and the filter helps prevent airline pollution which improves productivity and part quality. This compact assembly improves efficiency and streamlines procurement, making the Stainless Steel L-O-X® Air Entry Unit a valuable addition to your system.
The Stainless Steel L-O-X® Air Entry package is available with 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 1-inch port sizes. Additional options include stainless steel visual pressure indicator, pressure switch, and silencers. The unit provides a manual drain, but automatic drain models are also available for systems that require it.
- more -
- New ROSS Stainless Steel L-O-X® Air Entry Unit Offers Corrosion Resistance and Space Savings, continued -

For more information on the Stainless Steel L-O-X® Air Entry package, contact your local ROSS distributor for literature and assistance or visit ROSS’ web site at www.rosscontrols.com.

 


 

Festo’s Small Footprint VTOC Pilot Gas Valve Manifold Ideal for Semiconductor Industry Gas Box Applications


The VTOC valve manifold can be ordered in a wide range of configurations to accommodate gas box space limitations. Festo says these units are the highest density/smallest footprint pilot gas valve manifolds in the world.

Hauppauge, N.Y., Festo said today its high density/small footprint VTOC pilot gas valve manifold delivers the ideal solution for space-limited semiconductor gas box applications. The VTOC valve manifold can be ordered in wide range of configurations from 2 to 24 valve positions, giving OEMs the flexibility to order a manifold best suited to available gas box real estate.
These manifolds are designed for 2 x 3/2 valves, enabling a compact 24 valve position manifold to accommodate up to 48 solenoid coils. Valve airflow is 10 normal liters (NI)/minute. An online configuration tool helps OEMs quickly select the best option for the gas box application. All units are tested and ready to install on delivery.
VTOC options include: configurable manifold rails (pneumatic and electric connections), multi-pin plug connection with sub-D plug or flat ribbon cable, valve with non-detenting manual override, and choices of pneumatic outlets – push-in connectors, straight, or angled. Also optional are individual contacts for each coil – separate commons – and diodes to ensure the current is in only one direction. This can be used to increase safety in user circuits.
“The VTOC was designed for the OEM looking for a valve manifold with the highest density and smallest footprint possible,” said Frank Latino, product manager, valve terminals and electronics, Festo. “The VTOC does that and more through ease of ordering, wide choice of options, and ready to install tested units. It is an excellent example of the type of innovations Festo is delivering to the semiconductor industry.”
Read about the VTOC and see the online configurator. For additional sales information, call Festo at 800-993-3786 and visit www.festo.com/us.



 

Record holder now also lifts higher payloads


The linear motor driven PPU-E from SCHUNK is still the fastest Pick&Place unit on the market. Due to high demand, SCHUNK has enlarged the series by introducing the PPU-E 50 unit, which can handle weights of up to 5 kg. For a complete cycle with a 280 mm horizontal and 105 mm vertical stroke, the PPU-E 50 has a cycle time of 0.92 seconds with a tooling mass of 2 kg and 2 x 60 ms (for gripper). It is designed for a 150 mm vertical stroke, 280 mm horizontal stroke and a moveable mass of 5 kg. Its maximum acceleration amounts to 100 ms-2, the maximum speed to 4 ms-1.

The narrow housing and the media supply via the back panel allow a compact construction of several units next to each other. Two integrated position sensors control the vertical and horizontal movement, and ensure high repeat accuracy. Intelligent controllers control the cantilever arm and the actuators without a master control system. The required software is already integrated and can be easily enabled by Plug&Play.

Up to six integrated valves provide all pneumatic tooling with air. This minimizes compressed air and energy, and ensures high cycle frequency. The energy- and time-efficient unit seamlessly fits into the module program, and can be equipped via a uniform interface with various actuators from the modular system for modular high-performance assembly. In addition to the basic version without gripper interface, the PPU-E 50 is available in six different configurations: with two, four or six air- and sensor interfaces, electric rotary units, two-fold air- and sensor connections, a vacuum interface, and on option, with a venture nozzle or an aggregate. Additionally, the Z-axis can be equipped with a spring load compensation and a parking brake.

211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919-572-2818
Fax: 919-572-2818
www.schunk.com


 

AutomationDirect expands line of pneumatics air preparation components

AutomationDirect’s NITRA line of pneumatics products has been extended to include more models of air preparation components (FRL), soft-start/dump valves, and distribution blocks.

NITRA pneumatic air FRLs are available in 1/8 to 1-inch NPT female port sizes to support a broad range of pneumatic air supply applications. The modular design allows stand-alone applications or easy field assembly for combining the NITRA air preparation components (using assembly brackets purchased separately). AF Series air filters are available with a polycarbonate bowl or all-metal bowl with sight gauge and feature 40 micron replaceable filter elements as standard with 5 micron filter elements optional. Prices start at $11.50. AR Series pressure regulators feature a locking pressure adjustment knob and integral pressure gauge in ranges of 20-130 psi or 4-57 psi. AR series prices start at $18. The AL series mist-type lubricators feature an adjustable lubrication rate and are available with a polycarbonate bowl or all-metal bowl with sight gauge. AL series lubricators start at $13. The AFR Series combines air filters and adjustable pressure regulators, all in a single convenient unit with a polycarbonate bowl or all-metal bowl with sight gauge. AFR series prices start at $23.

The ASD Series soft-start/dump valves are aluminum bodied valves available in 1/8”, 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” NPT female port sizes with 120VAC and 24VDC solenoids. These three-port, two-position soft-start valves allow pneumatic components to be pressurized slowly for safety and control when the valve solenoid is energized. The valves can be mounted alone with the included steel bracket or easily mount to an FRL using an optional bracket. Equipped with manual override and LED indication, start-up speed is fully adjustable and an integrated square gauge is included to monitor system pressure. ASD series prices start at $49.

The ADB series distribution blocks are available in 1/8”, 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” NPT female port sizes and feature two through-ports and two same-size NPT branch ports. Used to divide air stream between FRL components, the modular design enables easy field assembly with NITRA FRLs. ADB series distribution blocks are priced starting at $10.50.

 



 

Festo Introduces the New DSBC Pneumatic Family of Cylinders That Save Significant Design and Installation Time and Improve Overall Motion Performance

New Festo cushioning technology – PPS – adapts itself automatically to changing loads and speeds.


HAUPPAUGE, NY– August 1, 2013 – Festo introduces the new DSBC family of ISO 15552 standard pneumatic cylinders, all of which feature the company’s unique PPS self-adjusting cushioning capability. PPS ensures that cushioning into the end position is dynamic, but gentle, and requires no manual intervention. PPS eliminates the time consuming back and forth typically required during the adjustment stage of installing pneumatic cylinders.
The DSBC has the reliability and sturdiness of the popular ISO 15552 standard Festo cylinders DNC and DNCB and takes those actuators one step further with its unique self-adjusting cushioning capabilities. This self-adjusting ability ensures optimum cushioning performance at all times without the need for any manual intervention – even for changes in parameters such as friction and pressure, thus reducing wear and vibration.


A wide range of configuration options are available for the following:
• Seals, including chemical resistant
• Scrapers, including those optimized for high dust areas, i.e. packaging
• Safety, including rod clamp or mechanical end lock
• Low friction or slow speed
• Environments – low to high temperature conditions and high moisture, including wash down.

A bumper has been integrated into the DSBC seal for both noise and vibration reduction. Sizes range from 1.25 to 5 inches (32 to 125 millimeters).
“The overall capabilities, wide range of options, and the fact it meets the ISO 15552 standard makes the DSBC ideal for those OEMs seeking the benefits of standardizing on a single family of pneumatic cylinders – shorter engineering time, smaller inventory, less training, and, in the case of DSBC, improved performance,” said Frank Langro, director marketing / product management. “The Festo online product configurator makes ordering quick and efficient. In terms of the total package, no one in the pneumatics industry offers a family of cylinders comparable to the DSBC.”
For more information on the innovative Festo DSBC ISO 15552 standard pneumatic cylinders with PPS cushioning, call Festo at 800-993-3786 and visit http://www.festo.com/us.


 

New Clippard HV-HTV Toggle & Stem Valve Series Including Cartridge Styles Available Now!

Cincinnati, Ohio -- Available in 3-way and 4-way configurations, Clippard’s new HV-HTV valves feature the same benefits available with other Minimatic® brass valves: proven reliability, compact size, economical pricing, precision machining and more. These valves feature #10-32 inlet and outlet ports and are available as toggle or stem actuated, in addition to offering cartridge styles. Flows to 15 scfm @ 100 psig.

The HV-3 Series is a fully-ported 3-way valve. This can be used as a selector valve choosing between two separate pressures or fluids going to a single output. Being fully-ported, the inverse will work as well using the valve as a diverter sending a fluid to two separate outputs. Also, the valve may be used as a Normally-Closed or Normally-Open 3-way valve. The HV-4 series is a 4-way valve that vents its exhaust ports to atmosphere and is ideal for powering simple cylinder applications.

• Design flexibility and fast response
• Clippard standard stem option available for use with inter-changeable actuators (see
www.clippard.com for complete line)
• Bright dipped brass construction for long life and corrosion resistance

For more information about these control valves or any of Clippard’s 5,000 other pneumatic products, call 513-521-4261 or visit www.clippard.com.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45239
877-245-6247 | 513-521-4261
www.clippard.com

 


 

Soft-start and exhaust valves from FESTO


MS6-SV-C and MS9-SV-C
MS6-SV / MS9-SV
Safety valve with Performance Level c
Low-cost and capable of high flow rates
Reliable and fast venting of systems
Pressure build-up and exhaust in one valve - saves space
Complete exhaust without residual pressure for greater safety
According to DIN EN ISO 13849-1

visit http://www.festo.com/us.


 

External Mix Spray Nozzles for Pressure Fed Applications


EXAIR’s new external mix spray nozzles atomize fluids in a range of spray patterns for a wide variety of uses. External mix nozzles are great where a high volume of liquid is needed. They can be used on liquids with a viscosity up to 800cp. External mix nozzles are available in a round or flat pattern. They combine liquid and compressed air to create a coating of liquid that can be easily adjusted to meet the needs of your application.
With EXAIR’s external mix atomizing nozzles, you can coat, cool, treat and paint a variety of products. Used with water, atomizing nozzles are an efficient way to evenly cool hot items in your automated process. Since they are external mix, airflow and liquid flow can be controlled independently which provides the most precise liquid flow.
The stainless steel construction of these atomizing nozzles adds to their durability and corrosion resistance. EXAIR atomizing nozzles are available in a variety of flow patterns and rates to meet your needs. Internal mix and siphon fed atomizing nozzles are also available, as well as no-drip versions of all atomizing nozzles. All models are adjustable and come with our 5 year Built to Last Warranty. Price starts at $180.
For more information contact: EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/emlan.htm


 

Energy Saving Vacuum Lifter Features New Rectangular Suction Pad

Vacuum Lifter Unaffected by Power Outages


A new version of their mechanical vacuum lifter which features a large rectangular suction pad for lifting heavy blocks of aluminum, steel, and plastic is being introduced by ANVER Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The ANVER M250M Mechanical Lifter requires no external power because it has a self-cycling valve and piston that creates a powerful vacuum when lowered from a crane onto a load until the chain slackens fully and is raised again. Featuring a new 21” x 29” sealing ring suction pad which can be replaced in the field using a common Allen wrench, this energy-saving vacuum lifter has a 2,800 lbs. capacity for feeding cutting tables and machining centers.

Unaffected by power outages, the ANVER M250M Mechanical Lifter is totally self-contained and lets users pick up loads from the top which eliminates the need for magnets, hooks, or grabs. Standard features include all-welded steel construction, a vacuum loss sensor, and an audible and visual alarm. Custom pickup head options are available to accommodate various loads.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com


 

OPS+ Collision and Overload Sensor

The OPS+ effectively protects the robot and end effector from being damaged during a crash. The OPS+ will allow the EOAT to deflect and comply in the event of a crash. At the same time, a mechanical switch will detect the deflection and send a signal to the robot controller, and then an E-stop can be issued. This protects the system from the damage that would have otherwise occurred without the sensor.
After a crash situation, the OPS+ will be deflected off center. But it can easily be reset manually which returns it to the normal operating position to within 20 microns.
The stiffness of the OPS+ can be adjusted with air pressure. This allows the unit to be adjusted so that it is rigid during normal operation, but it will comply during a crash before any damage is done to the end effector. The sensitivity of the mechanical switch can also be adjusted to trigger at different levels of deflection.

211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919-572-2818
Fax: 919-572-2818
www.schunk.com


 

New Needle Gripper from Schmalz

Applications
-Needle gripper for handling of flexible, non rigid
components
-Handling of materials which are difficult to grip
with vacuum, such as composite textiles,
aramide, fleece, filter materials, foam materials,etc.
-Separation of composite textiles

Design
-Double acting pneumatic cylinder
-10 needles (diameter 1.2mm)
-Insertion angle 30°
-Robust aluminum housing
-Continuously variable stroke setting
-Optional mounting with holder system HTS

Highlights and Benefits

Intersecting needles
-High holding force,even for flexible, non rigid workpieces.

Minimized active contact surface
-Handling of small workpieces possible.

Double acting pneumatic cylinder
-Very short cycle times.

Variable needle stroke
-Individual adjustment for different workpiece thicknesses, sizes and shapes.

Different mounting options
-Perfect adaptation to various mounting options.

Visit Schmalz


 

FGYS Series Magnetically Coupled Rodless Slides FROM FABCO


The external slider is magnetically coupled to the piston to provide a space-saving rodless slide.
FGYS Features:

Bores sizes from 10mm to 40mm
Lube retainers, internal & external
Stainless steel barrel
Slide position sensors and shock absorbers available.

Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com


 

RU plus 20-S Sets New Standards in High Speed Assembly

The SRU plus 20-S is SCHUNK’S new high speed addition to the SRU plus series of economical universal rotary units. Compared with other available rotary units of the same size, this high speed module can increase the number of cycles by up to 100%.

With lightweight parts, the module enables rotation times starting at 0.3 s and up to 3700 cycles per hour. A load up to three times or more than that of a standard rotary unit of the same size is possible.

The secret of such high performance combined with process stability is a patented shock absorbing system that combines an elastomer with an oil-damped shock absorber. Arranged in a stack, the high performance damping enables significantly shorter cycle times and a higher number of cycles, and the rotation of much higher mass inertias or loads.

211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919-572-2818
Fax: 919-572-2818
www.schunk.com


 

Connectors Designed to Reduce Coupling Rotation
LinkTech’s new Patent Pending Anti-Rotational Plugs were designed for safety and convenience. These couplings allow for an aligned connection every time and minimize the risk of tangled or crossed tubing connections.

LinkTech offers these couplings in their 20CB Plug and 40CB Plug Series. The new unique Acetal Pin prevents the coupling from rotating and causing an accidental disconnection.
LinkTech Couplings
VENTURA, CA
(805) 339-0055
www.linktechcouplings.com


 

Grid Table Vacuum Block VCBL-R from SCHMALZ

-Safe clamping of workpieces on CNC machining centers with grid table by vacuum (one-circuit system).
-The suction cups are used universally for grid tables with common grid sizes. For this purpose, appropriate positioning angles are included in the scope of delivery.
-The standard heights ensure that an all-round respectively complex 5-axis machining is possible.
-High horizontal forces are absorbed by the integrated friction pads.
-Different sizes of the suction areas ensure the clamping of workpieces of different shapes.
-The integrated sensing valve ensures that the vacuum block can be left on the grid table even if it is not covered by a workpiece.
-The assembly of the positioning angles for adaptation to the grid of the application has to be done by the user.
-By installing the positioning angles the vacuum block is prepared for the present grid, which is defined by the grid, the groove width and depth.
-Suitable for grid tables with grid 30x30, 40x40, 50x50 mm, the groove width 6.5 and 7.5 mm and the groove depths of 6 to 7 mm.
-The vacuum block is available in two different sizes: 146x146 and 146x80 mm.

Visit Schmalz
 


 

Clippard Minimatic 2-Way High Flow Electronic Valves

New Models Offer Two Times the Flow of Clippard’s Standard Series

Cincinnati, Ohio -- Clippard Minimatic Electronic valves and manifolds provide a complete system for efficient interface with electric and electronic circuits for many applications.

The standard models provide an air flow of 1.4 scfm @ 100 psig, more than twice the flow of Clippard’s trusted EC/EV/ET valve series. Optional 1.1 scfm @ 50 psig and 0.95 scfm @ 25 psig flow models are also available.

The valves are precision-built 2-way Normally-Closed control valves, utilizing a unique valving principle with no sliding parts. Complete poppet travel is a mere 0.007” resulting in low power consumption and exceptionally long life.

Manifold and in-line mounting are available as well as many different electrical connection styles. Oxygen Clean and Analytical versions are also available as well as FKM, EPR and Silicone seals, and diodes.


Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45239
(513) 521-4261
www.clippard.com

 


 

Tork introduces the Earthquake Shut-off Valve

This valve is designed to automatically shut the gas flow off in case of an earthquake within TS12884 standards.
The valve provides the required shut-off when it is subjected to seismic vibration which is set according to the standard given acceleration value conditions.
Factory defaults are modified so and become available for the users.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
-Working Pressure: 0-500mbar
-Max. Pressure Endurance: 2,5 bar
-Working Temperature: -30°C , +60°C
-Threaded Length: min 20mm
-Suitable Gas: Natural Gas, LPG, Methane, Prophane, Air, etc. / Fluid in the form of gas
-Aluminium Body, Internal parts are brass and stainless steel.


SMS Sanayi Malzemeleri Uretim ve Satisi A.S
Bostanci Yolu, Kuru Sok. No:16 Y.Dudullu / Istanbul / TURKIYE

Tel : +90 216 364 34 05
Fax : +90 216 364 37 57
Skype: sms-torkyalin

www.sms-tork.com

 


 

High Holding Forces for an Amazing Price!

The Magnetic Gripper EGM from SCHUNK maintains high holding forces even in confined work spaces. It is light-weight, yet powerful enough to handle difficult applications even in situations which may require an emergency stop. It also promotes energy efficiency because electricity is only needed for magnetization and demagnetization of the unit.

This system is able to lift different types of ferrous items (plates, sheets, round bars, pipes, etc.) by using a permanent electro magnetic field. The magnetic action of the product may be activated and deactivated by using a switch or digital input, which automatically alters the product's internal magnetic state.

During the operation phase, when the magnetic force is active, the product is permanently magnetized so that nothing can alter its state except for a demagnetization electrical pulse. For example: When a permanent-electro product is magnetised, it can be held this way indefinatly, even if the power is disconnected and the cables are unplugged. In order to demagnetize it, simply connect the power again and send a demagnetization pulse. This saves electricity and ensures there is no danger of parts being dropped in the event of a power failure.

The EGM can handle alternating between different workpieces with minimal set-up time and without the constricting contours of gripper fingers. Due to the variable number of magnet pole pairs, optimum adaption to individual applications is ensured.


211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919-572-2818
Fax: 919-572-2818
www.schunk.com

 


 

Bimba Manufacturing announced today the addition of three new series of air reservoirs to complement the existing Original Line® design.

The models in this line have been equipped with stainless steel and Delrin® end caps to provide a solution for working in corrosive environments. The new stainless steel end cap models are available in 7 bore sizes and can be ordered in lengths up to 50 inches, while the Delrin® end cap models are available in 5 bore sizes and lengths up to 50 inches.

Additionally, a new design that utilizes an extruded aluminum body is being brought to market for customers who wish to use the reservoir as a manifold. These new models can be configured to include additional ports along the length of the extruded body.

 



 

Festo Introduces the Solid-State Cylinder Switch SMT-8M-A

The SMT-8M-A delivers high reliability in many cylinder switch applications

Festo is introducing the new SMT-8M-A solid-state cylinder switch for T-slot applications on pneumatic drives. The company’s premier new switch, like all Festo cylinder switches, is fully optimized, harmonized, and tested for Festo pneumatic drive packages, which ensures high reliability and fast set up.

Features of the SMT-8M-A:
-Protection class IP 65/68/69K
-Extended temperature sustainability range from -40oF to185oF (-40oC to +85oC)
-Cable quality comes standard for drag-chain and robotic applications
-Additional cable clip for single handed assembly
-Supplemental on-board LED for proper field commissioning

The SMT-8M-A switch is loaded with new features yet the footprint of the switch has been reduced by almost 20 percent, making it one of the most compact solid-state cylinder switches in the market.

The SMT-8M-A switch includes both NO/NC and PNP/NPN options in the same housing, giving flexibility to the customer in terms of switching choices and eliminating the need to stock multiple spare parts. The power supply range to 5 VDC on the lower end provides the flexibility to link the output signal directly to a TTL circuit.
The cable quality is superior and makes the sensor completely reliable in drag-chain applications and even on robot arms. It has dust-proof and explosion-proof features that add to application reliability in harsh environments. Its protection rating of IP69K makes the cylinder switch ideal for high temperature and high pressure wash-down applications. In addition, the output signal is guaranteed to stay ON for at least 4 ms in high-speed applications where switch-ON signals could be missed.

Features such as an additional cable clip and supplemental onboard LED aid in easy installation and commissioning in the field as does the sensor’s configurability. The sensor also ships with label-holders at each cable extremity, making it easier to document the sensor in the field.

For more information about SMT-8M-A solid-state cylinder switch for T-slot applications on pneumatic drives, call Festo at 800-993-3786 and visit http://www.festo.com/us.

 


 

LIFESTAR LD1283 Series Commercial diving breathing air hose with the unique "Star Core" safety design.

"Star Core Design" Keeps Air Flowing

Features and Advantages
Made with a food grade polymeric compound to give the diver a clean breathing air passageway.
This fresh air hose was made with cleanliness in mind.
Capable of handling mixtures of oxygen, helium and nitrogen gases which are customarily used in diving applications.
The LifeStar™ “Star Core” safety design core tube may just be the most kink resistant Commercial Diving product on the market today. (Test data on kink resistant design can be provided upon request).
LifeStar™ hose can be made in long continuous lengths.
Meets MIL-H-2815G section 3.12.2 off-gassing for air breathing applications, especially commercial diving.
Silicone-free core and cover.
RoHS compliant.
Tested to the highest standards.
LifeStar™ can also be used as part of an umbilical hose group.

 


 

Efficient Gripping of Large Strokes


The PHL from SCHUNK comes in two versions: The pneumatic PHL and the electric EGA.

The standard PHL alternatively has the bearing options of a multi-tooth guidance or a profiled rail guidance, which increases the degree of efficiency of the gripper. For many applications, smaller and more cost-efficient sizes can now be selected. Thus over-sizing is avoided, the air consumption and energy is minimized, and the required space for applications is reduced.

With multi-tooth jaw guidance, the PHL is particularly suitable for rough environments. The gripper can be equipped with roller bearings and profiled rail guidance, achieving a higher degree of efficiency. The carriage for the gripper fingers are equipped with ball bearings, which minimizes friction and evenly distributes forces. Since the jaw guide is sealed and permanently lubricated, the bearing capacity of the gripper increases and reduces wear. Users benefit from the reliability, precision and long service life of the gripper.

The PHL is available in five sizes with piston diameters between 25-63 mm (1”-2.5”), generating gripping forces up to 3250N (740 lbf). The long stroke ranges up to 320 mm (12.5”) of total stroke and the maximum admissible finger length is 500mm (20”) which increases the flexibility in design. Every size is available as a special version with Vinton seals for high temperatures of up to 130 °C (266° F). Gripper positions can be monitored by inductive proximity switches or magnetic switches.

The electric version of the PHL is the EGA and is the most flexible standard long-stroke gripper on the market. Due to the easy integration of the system’s control unit, all the features can be transferred from the current system onto the module, and offers the advantage of a direct interpolation and control of additional robot axes.

 


 

Redundant Valve Manifold from Norgren for Safety Instrumented Systems

SIL certified valve assembly offers unique two out of three protection

A new redundant valve manifold (RVM) for controlling critical processes brings increased safety and efficiency to Safety Instrumented Systems and other applications where unscheduled shutdowns are unacceptable. The RVM from Norgren is one of the first to offer a two out of three (2003) configuration, meaning if one of the three pneumatic logic circuits should malfunction there are two logic circuits still operational, so critical redundancy is maintained.

Norgren, a global supplier of motion and fluid control technologies, has integrated its proven Safety Integrity Level (SIL) certified valves on a single manifold to create the RVM, available in aluminum or stainless steel. The unit eliminates the duplicate piping required to install redundant valve systems. This saves space, simplifies installation and reduces potential leak paths. And, unlike piped systems, the entire valve assembly is SIL approved.

The RVM also features visual indicators of valve position and output status so operators monitoring the equipment can see if they need to schedule service during routine maintenance shutdown. The RVM is also available with a manual or electrical bypass option so valves can be serviced while the assembly remains online. With integral exhaust guards to prevent particle ingress and a temperature range from -55?C to 90°C, (-67°F to 194°F) the RVM is an excellent choice for refineries, chemical plants, off-shore rigs or any process where valve malfunction cannot be tolerated.

Learn more at www.norgren.com/us/energy or call 303-794-2611.

 


 

AutomationDirect expands Pneumatic Cylinder Position Switch offering


The NITRA® line of pneumatics products now includes nine styles of position switches for pneumatic cylinders, including round, dovetail, t-slot, square, and D-shaped; additional dovetail accessories are available to accommodate larger dovetail slots. The new styles are solid-state electronic switches available in normally-open 3-wire DC PNP and NPN configurations, and can be purchased with an M8 wiring connector or 3-meter integral cable with wire leads. Mounting bands with adapters for round body cylinders are available ranging from 1/8” to 4” sizes. The pneumatic cylinder position switches start at $11.
Learn more about NITRA pneumatic cylinder position switches at: www.automationdirect.com/cylinder-switches.
 


 

NEW CLIPPARD ANALYTICAL ELECTRONIC VALVES

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. introduces the new Analytical Series electronic valves. Available in 2-way or 3-way, normally-closed or fully ported, the valves are designed for the specific needs of the analytical industry, and for applications where cleanliness is especially important.

The “A-E” Series pneumatic valves utilize a unique patented valve system that has been used and proven throughout many industries. With a low power consumption of only 0.67 watts, a response time of 5 to 10 milliseconds, and voltages of 6, 12, or 24 VDC, these new valves offer unlimited flexibility in design.

Special materials, manufacturing and assembly processes make this valve perfectly-suited for applications where internal cleanliness, bubble-tight operation, and long life are imperative.

For complete details on the “A-E” series electronic valves that provide safety of operation with quick response, low power consumption and long life, visit www.clippard.com/analytical or call 1-877-245-6247.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45239
877-245-6247
www.clippard.com/analytical

 


 

Kuri Tec® Endure™ Air Brake Tubing

Endure™ Air Brake Tubing retains its flexibility longer than traditional nylon tubing in harsh heat, cold and oil conditions. It’s easy to install; fits tight corners. Resists impact cracking in both high heat and sub-zero cold weather conditions; providing longer service life than traditional nylon tubing in these harsh conditions. Now available in two types; Endure™ 251 Series non-reinforced air brake tubing – Type A and the 151 Series reinforced air brake tubing - Type B.


Product Web Link:
http://kuriyama.thomasnet.com/category/endure-air-brake-tubing&bc=3001374%7C3001377


Kuriyama of America, Inc.
360 E. State Parkway
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 755-0360
Fax: (847) 885-0996
sales@kuriyama.com
www.kuriyama.com


 

VACUUM LIFTER-TILTER LOADS STRIP METAL COIL ONTO MANDREL

A new vacuum lifter for handling strip metal coils which combines powered lifting and tilting with suction pads that prevent telescoping is being introduced by Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver AT-Series Vacuum Lifter-Tilter is a compact unit which lets an operator pick up a thin strip metal coil from the top surface, keeping the center hole unobstructed, and then manipulate and load it onto a mandrel. Featuring fully adjustable and lockable power tilting, controlled by a joystick, the vacuum suction pads are configured to prevent telescoping.

Eliminating damage from grippers or magnetism, the Anver AT-Series Vacuum Lifter-Tilter is powered by compressed air and uses rubber vacuum suction pads or other materials, depending upon the coil dimensions and special customer requirements. Providing a 100% duty cycle, this powered vacuum lifter-tilter includes vacuum gauges and audio-visual safety alarms.

The Anver AT-Series Vacuum Lifter-Tilter is priced from $5,995.00 up, depending upon suction pad material and configuration. Price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com


 

Angular and Parallel Gripper in One Unit


The angular parallel gripper (GAP) from SCHUNK combines two basic principles of gripping. Depending on the design, the gripper has an opening angle between 30° and 180°. The parallel movement has high precision and a strong gripping force between 80 and 340 N on the last few millimeters. Workpieces with an overhang or interfering contours can be easily gripped. In contrast to conventional angular grippers, the gripping center is always maintained, and parts with various diameters can be handled and centered precisely.

The worldwide unique standardized angular parallel gripper is more compact, has strong guidances, and can be closely monitored with magnetic sensors. In order to shorten the cycle times, the gripper is equipped with hydraulic shock absorbers. It can be easily monitored without any additional interfering contours. The GAP is integrated into the modular system for modular assembly automation, by which systems for high-performance automation can be quickly and easily configured. It is suitable for handling the assembly of small components, particularly for the plastic, electrical, and pharmaceutical industries.

www.schunk.com


 

AutomationDirect Adds All Stainless Steel Pneumatic Air Cylinders

AutomationDirect’s NITRA® pneumatic product line now includes F-Series all stainless steel air cylinders ideal for wash down applications. These non-repairable round body pneumatic air cylinders are interchangeable with other popular brands. The double-acting cylinders have a 250 psi operating pressure and are constructed with corrosion resistant 300 series stainless steel and Teflon-based rod and pivot bushings. The Urethane rod wiper keeps wash down solutions out of the cylinder.

The series includes bore sizes from ¾-inch to two inches and stroke lengths from ½-inch to 18 inches to meet a broad range of applications. Models feature nose, rear pivot, and double-end mounting options and models are available with magnetic piston for position indication.

Prices for NITRA F-series stainless steel air cylinders start at $66. Mounting nuts, brackets and clevises are available starting at $2.

 

Festo Introduces New Microslide DGSC – It Measures Only 8 mm wide
The new pneumatic slide is a spatial miracle of design


Festo’s new microslide DGSC is a real spatial miracle. At only 8mm wide, this
pneumatic slide is ideal for installation in small spaces such as in the
production of electronics and small parts assembly. But the space-saving design
does not impair precision. On the contrary, its positioning accuracy is just
0.01mm due to the preloaded ball bearing cage guide.
Its areas of application range from handling operations in Automatic Test
Equipment (ATE) systems and simultaneous loading/unloading of multiple chips or
ICs in and out of the test process
to attaching small screws and marking printed circuit boards with a data
matrix code.

And the microslide is especially efficient. For example, depending on the type
and location of use no setting is required, except for advancing the end
position of the work piece. This stroke compensation is made possible by a
spring integrated between the piston rod and the yoke. The pneumatic slide has
low breakaway torque and travels jerk-free starting at a pressure of 15 psi.
Parts can thus be safely picked up and put down without getting lost.
In addition, mechanical interfaces simplify the integration in the machine
environment and save money as well. Various mounting and air-connection
variants enable the DGSC to be easily adapted to its installation situation.
The compact dimensions of the DGSC allow multiple slides to be installed next
to each other when the grid dimension is narrow.
For sales information, call Festo at 800-993-3786.

 


 

VACUUM BAG LIFTER SPEEDS BAG HANDLING OPERATIONS

A vacuum tube lifter that provides an ergonomically sound alternative to manual
lifting for loading and unloading bags and sacks from skids, pallets, and
conveyors is available from Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VT-Series Bag Lifter lets an operator load and unload bags and sacks
from skids, pallets, and conveyors without manual lifting and bending which can
create health and productivity issues. Developed for production use, this
vacuum-operated bag and sack lifter provides a 100% duty cycle, features
instant attach and release, and speeds bag handling operations.

Equipped with an ergonomic handlebar with fingertip controls, vacuum pad
attachments with foam rubber sealing rings, and a choice of plastic or
stainless steel housings, the Anver VT-Series Bag Lifter is constructed from
all stainless steel for washdown environments. Suitable for standard 50-, 100
-, and 125 lb. bags, air- and electric vacuum stations are offered.

The Anver VT-Series Bag Lifter is priced from $4,995. (list), depending upon
the vacuum pump size, construction, and vacuum pad attachment. Price
quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com

 

Heat Eliminating Cold Gun Is Now CE Compliant

In addition to producing a cold, quiet stream of air to reduce heat buildup on
machining operations, EXAIR’s Cold Gun Aircoolant System™ has also met the
rigorous safety, health, and environmental standards of the European Union in
order to attain the CE mark.

The Cold Gun is a low cost alternative to expensive mist systems. It eliminates
the ongoing costs associated with the purchase, filtration and disposal of
liquid coolants. In addition, there are no worker related health problems
resulting from breathing airborne coolants or slipping on wet shop floors.

The Cold Gun Aircoolant System incorporates a stainless steel vortex tube to
convert an ordinary supply of compressed air into a cold 20°F (-7°C) air stream
at one end and a hot exhaust at the other. There are no moving parts to wear
out. The Cold Gun now features an improved muffler on the hot air exhaust to
reduce the noise level to a quiet 70 dBA. A flexible ball and socket hose that
holds its position is used to direct the cold air to the point of use. A
magnetic base provides easy mounting and portability.

The Cold Gun Aircoolant System is non-adjustable to prevent freeze-up during
continuous use. It is ideal for machining applications which include tool
sharpening, drill and cutter grinding, milling, drilling, surface grinding,
band sawing, plastic machining, plunge and form grinding. Prices start at $259.

For more information contact:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621

Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/cgce.htm

 

Guided compact cylinders are Airwork's top of the range.

This linear actuator
offers a very high robustness combined with very small dimension.
It has a central pneumatic cylinder and the guiding system is based on rods
with very big diameter which move on self lubricant brass bearings or balls
sleeves.
It is possible to mount the cylinder in different positions and to change the
orientation of the feeding devices, following to different needs.
Moreover it is possible to mount magnetic sensors.

The standard stokes:

Ø16 mm 10-20-30-40-50-75-100-125-150-175-200
Ø20 mm 20-30-40-50-75-100-125-150-175-200-250-300-350-400
Ø25 mm 20-25-30-40-50-75-100-125-150-175-200-250-300-350-400
Ø32 mm 25-50-75-100-125-150-175-200-250-300-350-400
Ø40 mm 25-50-75-100-125-150-175-200-250-300-350-400
Ø50 mm 25-50-75-100-125-150-175-200-250-300-350-400
Ø63 mm 25-50-75-100-125-150-175-200-250-300-350-400

t's possible to have any length of stroke from 1 to 400mm.
The dimensions of the cylinder will be those of the nearest following standard
stroke.
Example: a cylinder Ø32with stroke 45mm will have the dimensions of the 50mm
strokeand its order code will be CC3046320045.

Air Work pneumatic equipment
Via Dei Mille 1 Cesano Maderno (MI) Italy
Phone ++39-0362-645951 Fax ++39-0362-645979
www.airwork.it


 

New Mobilair M350 from Kaeser Compressors
 
Delivering 1200 cfm at 125 psig, the new versatile, fuel-efficient Mobilair
M350 takes its place as the most powerful model in Kaeser Compressor's portable
compressor line. The unit includes many of the same features as Kaeser's other
Mobilair models - a large fuel tank, easy access to maintenance points, and an
anti-frost valve - as well as a low carbon particulate production diesel
engine, an SCR catalytic converter, and more.

The powerful combination of an efficient Kaeser rotary screw airend and a
Mercedes Benz engine provides impressive compressed air delivery with minimal
emissions and fuel consumption. Additional innovations help boost savings even
further. For example, a viscous fan clutch controlled via Kaeser's Sigma
Control Mobile™ cuts fuel consumption by up to five percent. Options on the
M350 include various pressures, skid-mount, and air treatment for cool, dry
air.

To learn more about Kaeser's M350, visit www.KaeserNews.com/M350. To be
connected to your local Mobilair representative for additional information,
please call 877-682-6482.

 


CLIPPARD INTRODUCES NEW 9/16 BORE STAINLESS STEEL CYLINDER SERIES

Cincinnati, Ohio -- Clippard Instrument Laboratory announces the new 9/16” bore stainless steel cylinder. Available in stud or universal mount, double, single or reverse acting, rotating or non-rotating rod, with standard stroke lengths up to 4”. This new cylinder comes complete with all of the standard features found on Clippard’s other stainless steel cylinder sizes, including:

-Polished I.D. stainless steel tubes
-Precision rolled construction
-Machined aluminum heads
-Sintered bronze bushing
-Ground, polished and roller burnished 303 stainless rods
-Full piston breakaway
-Buna-N “U”-cup piston seals
-Buna-N “U”-cup rod seals

For complete details on this new 9/16” bore and all other Clippard products, including all options and mounting hardware, visit www.clippard.com, or call
1-877-245-6247.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45239
513-521-4261 | 877-245-6247
www.clippard.com

 


Powerful Rotary Module

The new ERS rotary module from SCHUNK is the successor of the proven STM module. Compact dimensions, and a center hole for cable feed-through, are ideal preconditions for designing compact and orderly arranged high performance systems. It is multi-functional and can be used as a freely programmable rotary indexing table, as a workpiece support for laser welding machines, or as a axis of rotation for grippers in gantries. It is very flexible, and any intermediate position can be approached at a repeat accuracy of 0.02°. Even the use of the highly efficient module in existing systems and plants is a good alternative: If it replaces conventional pneumatic rotary modules, it can increase the energy efficiency of the plant and significantly broadens the range of usage.

The ERS is available in three sizes with diameters 135, 170 and 210 mm. It is currently the most compact electric rotary module on the market. The height of size 170 measures 66 mm, and it achieves a convincing torque of 5 Nm. An optionally integrated pneumatic holding brake ensures that individual positions can be reliably fixed. The core piece of the ERS module is a torque motor with hollow shaft, which allows the module to be lightweight, more compact, wear-free, and is extremely reliable. In contrast to rotary modules with conventional servo motors, the module has no additional interfering contours. Moreover, elasticity due to scope and friction do not apply. Therefore, dynamic, precision, and positioning resolution are increasing. The ERS module works more quietly, precisely, and efficiently than comparable servo motors. Since there is no loss of friction, the efficiency factor achieves 80%. Due to the high compact performance, operating costs can be remarkably reduced.

As regards control and regulation strategies, the user is very flexible with the ERS: beside a 560 V DC version for standard drives from Bosch or Siemens, a 48 V DC version is also available for the use with the proven SCHUNK-Motion-Controller MCS-12. The module can be used as a direct servo axis in a multi-axis system, and as a stand-alone rotary module for special tasks.
 

www.schunk.com


 

Fabco-Air, Inc. is pleased to announce a new product line.

Available now, we offer FGYB & FGYR Series Magnetically Coupled Rodless Cylinders. The external slider is magnetically coupled to the piston to provide a space-saving rodless cylinder.

FGYB features include:
Bores from 10mm to 40mm
Standard strokes from 50mm to 1000mm
Tapped hole pattern on 2 adjacent sides of slider
Nose-type mounting
FGYR features include:
Bores sizes from 15mm to 40mm
Standard strokes from 50mm to 800mm
Tapped hole pattern on 2 adjacent sides of slider
Block-type mounting
Magnetic piston standard
Catalog FGYBR-11 can be downloaded at:

http://fabco-air.com/pdf/FGYB_R_rodless_web.pdf


The catalog is also available on our literature request form, as well as our main catalog download page.

Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com


 

RECTANGULAR VACUUM CUPS INTERNAL SEAL PROVIDES A SURE GRIP

A line of rectangular vacuum suction cups for handling long, narrow, heavy loads that cannot be lifted using conventional cups with inadequate contact surfaces is available from Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver Rectangular Vacuum Cups are designed for handling long, narrow, heavy loads that cannot be lifted by conventional cups which have small contact surfaces. Rated for lifting 550 lb. horizontal loads, these rectangular cups feature NBR rubber bonded onto a machined aluminum hub and each have an internal safety seal to provide a sure grip.

Available in five sizes ranging from 4” to 7” wide by 11” to 20” long, Anver Rectangular Vacuum Cups each include predrilled and tapped mounting holes and a vacuum port. Applications include lifting I-beams, girders, reinforced boards, and architectural panels.

Anver Rectangular Vacuum Cups are priced from $49.95 up, depending upon size. Pricing is available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com

 

Teaching Grippers to see

SCHUNK has enlarged its vast modular system of grippers again. As the first ever standardized gripper, the PGN-plus universal gripper, and the MPG-plus gripper for small components from SCHUNK are now equipped with an integrated distance and presence sensor. With the new OAS, both modules quickly transform into “seeing” grippers without needing an expensive vision system. The optical system can be directly integrated into the gripping center. Here it continuously supplies the control unit with information, such as how far away the component is located, or if a part is being securely gripped.

Moreover, the sensor measures the distance of the gripper to the component. This is done during the process without any loss of time. With the OAS, the grippers PGN-plus and MPG-plus can differentiate components, recognize its position, pick it from the running belt, unstack them, detect wrongly gripped components, and increase the reliability of the gripper during operation.

The optical sensor works with infrared light at a wavelength of 850 nm. It functions at environmental temperatures between 14° F and 131° F, and fulfills the standards for protection class IP65. The sensor module is multi-functional, and can be combined with other grippers and automation modules. For example, it can be used for analog position monitoring of long-stroke grippers by integrating it in one of the two base jaws.

www.schunk.com


 

Fabco-Air, Inc. is pleased to announce an additional option for the FRL product line.


Optional metal bowls and bowl guards are now available.
-Metal guard for size 3 items directly replaces standard plastic guard.
-Metal guard for size 4 items includes replacement plastic bowl (with drain for filters) made specifically for the metal guard.
-Metal bowls include nylon sight tube and manual or auto drains (140 psi max.) for filters.
Flyer MBG-12 can be downloaded at:
http://fabcoair.com/pdf/cat_FRL_MBG_web.pdf

The catalog is also available on our literature request form, as well as our main catalog download page.


Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com

 


 

Universal Magnetic Sensor with programmable Switching Point

Monitoring grippers during handling and assembly tasks will be much easier now that SCHUNK has introduced the MMS 22-PI1 magnetic switch. The switch uses a programmable switching point, which makes it an all-purpose sensor. Instead of using multiple variants, one sensor is used, which makes it much more flexible. Monitoring is carried out by a magnet inside of the actuator. Since the switching point can be individually adjusted, and the sensor can be completely inserted into the C-slot, no additional interfering contours occur at the actuator.

Instead of adjusting the switching points mechanically, the MMS 22-PI1 can be programmed quickly. The required teach tool can be used as a wired or contact-free magnetic version. For programming purposes the sensor is inserted into the actuator and the teach-tool is held up to the sensor until the control LED illuminates. Then the teach tool is removed again and the gripper is directed into its target position. After turning on the teach tool again, this sequence is finished. Compared with conventional magnetic sensors, the operator saves up to 90 % of the set-up time.

In order to increase process reliability, the release sensor point or hysteresis of the MMS 22-PI1 can be programmed on demand, too. The teach tool is put on for five seconds, the gripper is placed into the position you want, the signal to drop out at and the position is confirmed with the tool. The adjustable hysteresis allows even reliable position monitoring at very short strokes, and the gripper can differentiate workpieces of different sizes. The complete gripping process can be better evaluated and controlled.

www.schunk.com

 


 

New CLIPPARD PNEUMATIC BRASS SILENCING MUFFLERS

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. introduces the addition of a complete line of miniature pneumatic mufflers. These silencing mufflers utilize porous sintered bronze air mesh to reduce air exhaust noises from valves, cylinders and other pneumatic products for quiet system operation. Mufflers help to meet OSHA requirements by maintaining safe workplace sound levels below 90 dBA with minimum flow restriction. Available with #10-32, 1/8”, ¼”, 3/8” and ½” pipe threads. 40 micron filter.

For more information about these mufflers or any of Clippard’s 5,000 other pneumatic products, call 877-245-6247 or visit www.clippard.com.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45239
877-245-6247
www.clippard.com/mufflers-pol


 

 

Fabco-Air - New Global "GT" Series Options


Available now, the "GT" Series Global has an option for double piston rod as well as additional toolplate options.

Just add a "-W" between the Body and Bore codes in the part number to include the double rod option.
Sample Double Rod part number: GTND-W-020-025



New toolplate configurations incorporate hole patterns to interchange directly with some of our competitors.
Sample SMC Interchange Part Number: GTND-020-025-TS
-TB - Bimba Interchange
-TP - PHD Interchange
-TS - SMC Interchange

Catalog GC-15 can be downloaded at:
http://fabco-air.com/pdf/global.pdf (Link)

The catalog is also available on our literature request form, as well as our main catalog download page.
 

Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com


 

 

Powerful angular gripper for every need


SCHUNK is further expanding its program of universal gripping modules: After the parallel gripper PGN-plus, the centric gripper PZN-plus, and the small parts gripper MPG-plus, the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems now introduces an angular gripper, the PWG-plus. It has a high compact performance, which offers many options for universal use in virtually every industry and environment.

The double oval piston drive, the one-piece, high-strength aluminum housing, and the practically wear-free lever mechanism make this gripper a compact and robust powerhouse. Depending on the application it can be equipped with or without mechanical gripping force maintenance. In addition, extensive accessories are available, including inductive sensors and magnetic switches.

The angular gripper from the innovative family-owned company fits smoothly into the world's largest line of standard grippers, which includes more than 10,000 components. Both on the finger and bottom side, it is equipped with a connecting pattern identical to that of the PGN-plus universal gripper, which allows direct combination with compensation units, valves, or quick-change jaw systems.

The PWG-plus is available in three sizes for workpiece weights between 0.5 kg and 7.3 kg. Further technical specifications include gripping moments between 3.5 Nm and 143 Nm, a stroke per finger of 15°, and a travel tension angle per jaw of at least 3°. The gripper is suitable for applications in clean and slightly dirty environments, and especially for the handling of crankshafts and camshafts, as well as for gantry loading of interlinked machining centers.

www.schunk.com


 

 

FIPA makes things happen: innovative grippers with a high closing force

Powerful gripping, jaws that open wide: FIPA (http://www.fipa.com) is extending its range of gripper components to include a series of miniature grippers and power grippers. Both series deliver a gripping force that is about 20 percent higher and have jaws that open wider than comparable components. “With the new grippers, we can deliver flexible and highly dynamic handling solutions – especially for applications in restricted space or with grippers that have a high overall weight”, says Rainer Mehrer, FIPA President and Owner.

As a result of the completely new design and the consistent application of light-weight technology, FIPA has succeeded in adapting the miniature grippers of the 80 series and the power grippers of the 140 series perfectly to their respective fields of use.
Thus, for example, the FIPA miniature gripper comes in at a featherweight 8 grams but can nevertheless grip small, delicate sprues firmly and securely. In relation to its size, it offers the highest gripping force and jaws with the widest opening. At an operating pressure of 6 bar, the new miniature gripper delivers a closing force of 12 N. Its small design means that it is also suitable for use in gripper systems where space is at a premium.
The new GR04.080 miniature gripper is designed especially for applications in the plastics and automobile industries and generally for handling small, delicate components of the sort used for example in electronics manufacturing and medical technology.

The new features of the miniature gripper at a glance:
-Highest gripping force in relation to size: in relation to its very small size, the miniature gripper delivers about 20 % more gripping force than comparable grippers and therefore the greatest process reliability.
-Large jaw opening of 8 mm: even in situations where space is at a premium, large sprues can be gripped securely.
-Secure hold as a result of the circular clamping shaft: the form-fit connection ensures that the gripper is securely positioned in connecting elements.
-High wear-resistance thanks to Hartcoat® coating: a special coating over the whole gripper guarantees high reliability and a long life span.

The FIPA power gripper has been designed to remove large work pieces from injection-mold machines. At 380 N, it delivers around 20 % more gripping force and has a jaw opening of 15 mm, 25 % wider than comparable solutions. With up to 40 % less weight than comparable grippers from other manufacturers, it not only reduces the overall weight of complex gripper systems, but also makes shorter cycle times and lower energy consumption possible. For a secure and precise grip on injection-molded parts, the gripper jaws are self-centering. Sensors that operate over a large surface area ensure precise detection of work pieces – regardless of where the object is positioned in the gripper. The new power gripper is available in models for sensors with PNP and NPN connections.
The Hartcoat® coating on the gripper jaws and the body of the gripper provide high resistance to wear and a long life span.

The new features of the power grippers in comparison to similar grippers at a glance:
-Up to 20 % greater gripping force: a firmer grip and greater reliability, even when removing injection-molded components that are difficult to release from their molds.
-Jaws that open 25 % wider: larger sprue diameters can be gripped securely. The self-centering gripper jaws also ensure a precise grip on components.
-About 40 % lighter: the lighter weight has a particular impact on complex gripper systems and enables highly dynamic application and low energy consumption.
-Innovative design principle: the design involves no spring-clips, making mounting and removal easier and minimizing the risk of injury.
 


 

 

Efficient handling of metal sheets

Holding force, lateral force absorption, adaptability to the workpiece, long life, environmentally friendly design and a clear reduction in costs: With the suction pads series SAXM, the German producer of vacuum technology J. Schmalz GmbH, sets new standards in sheet metal processing.

The requirements of the automotive and sheet metal industries are increasing in complexity − a large part of this is due to the fact that increases in efficiency and reductions in costs are of critical importance to the competitiveness of a company.
Recent servo press generations, that handle metal parts with vacuum, can deliver 16 - 18 stokes per minute, depending on the type of press and complexity of the component. Whether you can take maximum advantage of the efficiency of the machine, however, also depends on the capability of the vacuum system and the suction pads in particular. The ability of the vacuum suction pad to hold the workpiece, absorb lateral forces, adapt to the workpiece and resist wear is ultimately responsible for process reliability and transport speed when working with metal sheets.

J. Schmalz GmbH, renowned producers of vacuum components, has developed a series of suction pads that differs in both design and material and is superior to other metal suction pads currently available. Suction pads of the SAXM series feature a large stroke that allows them to adjust optimally to workpieces with complex contours. The suction pad geometry provides all the features required for the highly dynamic handling of metal sheets: minimal pick-up times, high intrinsic stability while suction is applied and the absorption of extreme holding and lateral forces, especially on oily surfaces. The use of a cutting-edge and innovative material makes the suction pads extremely resistant to wear, even when subjected to ozone or aggressive drawing oils.

Improved dynamic handling, decreased costs
Until now, it was a simple rule of three: The faster the press, the more suction pads required. The more suction pads used, the more tooling work required. The more complicated the tooling work, the heavier and the more expensive it becomes.
The design features of SAXM suction pads are redefining the laws of vacuum handling. The special structure of the suction pad interior and the additional friction disc allow SAXM to absorb several times the lateral forces as compared to other available metal suction pads. This has a positive effect on the costs and output. On the one hand, the number of suction pads and thus the tooling expenses can be reduced, while maintaining the speed of the press. On the other hand, the speed of the press can be increased while maintaining the same number of suction pads. When using a single cavity tool, an increase of just one stroke per minute – when applied to a production year comprised of 250 working days with 20 hours of operation and three shifts per day – can result in an increase of 300,000 parts per year.

Adaptability and flexibility
Workpieces such as doors, fenders and valence panels have projecting edges and gaps that restrict the areas that the suction pad can be used. This is a point, where the advantages of SAXM are two-fold: SAXM suction pads provide a stroke that is twice as high as that of common flat suction pads, which allows it to adjust considerably better to the three-dimensional contour of the workpiece.
In addition, SAXM suction pads provide a high level of lateral force absorption while keeping the suction pad diameter comparatively small. This allows for more flexible positioning on the contoured metal sheet when space is limited versus other common metal suction pads with larger diameters.

Long-lasting and environmentally friendly
Constant exposure to ozone, such as from welding auto body parts, can cause suction pads to become brittle over time. Contact with aggressive drawing oils, such as those used in presses during forming operation, can cause suction pads to swell. Both can result in vacuum system leakage and increasing energy costs. In the worst case, they can even cause system failure and machine downtime.
SAXM suction pads are made of the innovative material Elastodur, which neither ozone nor drawing oils negatively effect. The increased service life that the material makes possible results in further advantages:
The low amount of wear not only increases the reliability of the system, it also reduces purchase costs and general costs: The long lifetime brings about less machine downtimes, in which worn suction pads have to removed and new ones installed. SAXM suction pads are 100% recyclable and feature a modular design. You can quickly and cheaply replace individual suction pad elements, such as elastomer parts, friction elements and connection elements, which can then be correctly sorted and recycled.

The SAXM series of suction pads made from Elastodur with a Shore hardness of 85 is available in seven sizes with suction areas of 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100 and 115 mm in diameter. They can be supplied with various threads already assembled or as individual parts.

Visit Schmalz


 

Festo Introduces the NPQP Polypropylene Push-Pull Pneumatic Fitting Series

HAUPPAUGE, NY, Festo is introducing a new addition to its portfolio of push-pull fittings. The new metric NPQP fitting series is focused on the most popular fitting functions and offers resistance to aggressive media due to the polypropylene material utilized. In addition, this NPQP series provides an economic alternative to St. St. fittings.


Tubing connections feature sizes from 4 to 12 mm OD and threaded types feature 1/8 to ½ R threads.

Product Scope
-15 styles
-Total of 99 types

When functionality and economics are important criteria in applications exposed to harsh cleaning detergents or in aggressive environments, the NPQP fitting series delivers a viable solution. These fittings are suitable to connect with flexible plastic tubing for a variety of pneumatic applications in such industries as food and beverage, packaging, bio-pharmaceutical, and process.

Features
-Polypropylene body, including threaded portion and releasing sleeve
-St. St. tube gripping teeth
-EPDM Sealing rings
-Clean room packaged

For sales information, call Festo at 800-993-3786 and visit www.festo.com/us.


 

PLATE AND SHEET VACUUM LIFTER HANDLES ANY CUTTING TABLE MATERIAL

A heavy-duty, high capacity vacuum lifter that is designed for handling heavy ferrous and nonferrous plate and sheet from the top for loading cutting tables is available from Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver E-Series Mill-Duty Vacuum Lifter lets one person handle all ferrous and nonferrous materials including stainless steel and aluminum clad parts; one plate or sheet at a time, from the top without magnet beams, chains, and hooks. Featuring an all-welded steel frame and fully adjustable cross beams, this rigid lifter can be integrated with an overhead crane, incorporate redundant power stations, and be set up for radio control.

Custom built with capacities up to 60,000 lbs. and multiple rectangular or round suction cups and double spring suspensions, the Anver E-Series Mill-Duty Vacuum Lifter can handle steel plate up to 80 ft. x 8 ft. Standard features include a pendant control that requires two-hand operation and if there is a loss of power it has a self-contained vacuum reservoir, check valves, and a leakage sensor with audio-visual alarms.

Anver E-Series Mill-Duty Vacuum Lifters are priced from $30,000.00 up, depending upon capacity. Price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com

 

Pneumatic Actuator Now Offering Infinite Number of Stroke Positions

SMC continues to make waves as an industrial innovator. The most recent offer is their Series MPC, the multi-position cylinder.
Series MPC is a unique and inexpensive way to give customers an infinite number of adjustable stroke positions. "We needed a way to make multi-positioning available to customers who might not be a fit for electric actuators."

Unique in the industry, the MPC is an actuator, directional control valve, controller and linear positioner all in one unit. This single unit offers an infinite number of adjustable stroke positions for under $500, positioning it as a more economical and pneumatic alternative to electric actuators.

How it Works:

The MPC uses a 4~20mA or 0~10VDC input signal to automatically adjust the actuator stroke. Once the MPC reaches the desired position, it is pneumatically locked until the input signal is changed.

It accomplishes this by using its integrated cylinder, solenoid valve, linear sensor, and controller. The end user supplies air, the appropriate input signal and 24VDC power. Unlike more complex solutions, the MPC is easy to adjust, making it the perfect fit for on-the-fly process changes.

Product Features

-2 bore sizes available: 25mm & 40mm
-2 strokes available: 50mm & 100mm
-Cylinders ship from stock
-Available input signals of 0-10VDC & 4-20mA
-Output signal of 1-5VDC
-Quick connect fittings already installed
-IP65 rating
-Maximum power consumption is 5W

Applicable Industries

-Food/Beverage
-Material Handling
-Packaging
•Textile

 

Secure gripping in many variants

Standard gripper series from Festo sets new standards

HAUPPAUGE, NY, The parallel, three-point, radial and angle standard grippers, DHxS, from Festo are compact and offer reliability in the gripping process.

Standard grippers are the first choice for cost-effective, lightweight and compact construction of handling and assembly systems. The parallel, three-point, radial and angle gripper series DHxS from Festo features optimized gripping force retention and overload protection as well as integrated sensor slots. It offers increased reliability in a range of sizes and stroke lengths.

Precise

A number of forward-looking features ensure reliability and
precision. The integrated fixed restrictor provides an effective safety
buffer, protecting against overloading during high-speed gripper motions and preventing damage due to excessive forces. The integrated sensor slots in the medium and large sizes offer the advantage of cost-effective stroke sensing via sensors SMx. Their successful integration has resulted in a slim, compact design without any interference contours caused by external sensors. The new, compression spring-assisted gripping force retention provides more security in the event of a pressure failure. In addition, T-slot guides increase the torque resistance of the gripper jaws.

The double-acting piston drive gives the standard grippers stable kinematics and maximum repetition accuracy. A wide range of mounting options in the form of threaded, fitting and centering holes make the new generation of Festo standard grippers very flexible to mount.

Reliable

The parallel and three-point grippers DHxS have a lightweight aluminum housing with integrated receiving hole for the pneumatic piston. The force generated by the linear motion is transferred to the
low-backlash gripper jaws by means of lever kinematics. Since the lever is indirectly in mesh with the two gripper jaws via a piston rod,
there is no need for additional synchronization.

The pneumatic pistons of the double-acting DHxS radial and angle grippers act on the gripper jaws, mounted on pivots in a gripper jaw guide, by means of a slotted guide system. As with parallel and three-point grippers, this means that there is no need for separate synchronization.

For sales information, call Festo at 800-993-3786 and visit www.festo.com/us.
 

 

Fabco-Air is happy to announce a new product:The FKHW 180 Degree Opening Angular Gripper.

Series FKHW features a rack and pinion design that precisely synchronizes finger motion. The fingers are heat treated for durability, and all bearings are sealed for longer operational life.

Additional features include:
-Magnetic piston is standard.
-Integrated sensor slots in body.
-Compact design is ideal for handling small parts in confined areas.
-Gripper body is hard coated aluminum ensuring abrasion and corrosion resistance.

Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com


 

CLIPPARD INTRODUCES NEW PILOT-OPERATED
CHECK VALVES


Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., introduces the new JPC Series check Valves. The JPC series utilizes Clippard’s superior poppet design and provides a variety of port configurations.

The JPC Series works as a standard check valve, but can be operated with an air pilot signal providing for “free flow” in the normally checked position. This new valve provides the user with a reliable method to check flow in one direction, with the ability to remotely signal a free flow through the valve. With high flow, low pressure and ease of connection, the JPC Series is an ideal check valve for many applications.

For complete detail about the JPC Series, or any of Clippard’s other miniature pneumatic products, go to www.clippard.com/jpc-pol.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45239
513-521-4261
www.clippard.com/jpc-pol

 


 


VACUUM LIFTER FOR CARTONS
DESIGNED FOR SPECIFIC SHIPPING BOXES


A vacuum tube lifter that can be modified with a wide range of factory designed pick up heads for safely handling cartons weighing up to 400 lbs. is available from Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VT-Series Carton lifter is powered by a remote 5 HP electric pump that runs on 3-phase power and has an adjustable handle with built-in controls. Designed to match customer requirements, this lifter provides a 100% duty cycle and can incorporate lifting heads with top and side
suction cups specifically designed for the shipping box application.

Allowing one person to safely handle cardboard cartons up to 400 lbs., the Anver VT-Series Carton Lifter eliminates the need for lifting, bending, and stretching because of the ergonomic handlebar with fingertip controls. This lifter is ideal for baking, chemical, food, pharmaceutical, and many other industries where products are supplied in cartons of varying sizes.

The Anver VT-Series Carton lifter is priced from $4,995.00 up, depending upon construction. Price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com

 


 

Mechatronic Gripping Modules: Simpler, lighter and more flexible

The conversion from pneumatic to electric gripping modules has been made much simpler, thanks to the electrically driven small parts gripper EGP from SCHUNK. Compared with other electrically driven small parts grippers on the market, it scores points with respect to its high speed and simultaneous high gripping force. A powerful roller guide ensures high efficiency and makes the gripper highly dynamic, especially for demanding Pick&Place applications.

Since the EGP is based on the time-tested pneumatic small parts gripper MPG-plus, it offers a bundle of additional advantages: For example, users can completely transfer the sensor system of the MPG-plus to the EGP and can quickly convert existing systems from pneumatics to electricity. Control of the gripping module is the same as for the MPG-plus – either directly (digitally) or by means of sensor distributors (open/closed).

Like the MPG-plus, the EGP also can be bolted through or bolted on either the side or bottom, for increased flexibility in designing the system. The lightweight construction in the design of the EGP is due to special high-grade aluminum which reduced excess material on the gripper housing and internal components. This enhances the dynamics and energy-efficiency of the system. Without the occurrence of significant interfering contours, two positions can be reliably monitored by means of an integrated and programmable magnetic switch, which shows whether the system is “open” or “closed.”

The switch-off points can be programmed as well, which further increases the process stability. Reliable position monitoring and detection of different sized workpieces are possible even when using very short strokes. The first version is the EGP size 40. Weighing only 400 g, the gripper is designed for workpiece weights up to 675 g, can achieve a stroke of 6 mm per finger, and has a four-stage adjustable gripping force of 135 N with a closing time of <250 ms.

www.schunk.com


 

MSV CHECK VALVES


Available in Celcon, Nylon, and PVDF with Buna, EPDM, and Viton® seals.
Springs are 302 stainless steel. Barb sizes: 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16 and 3/8.
PSI: .5, 1, 1.5, 2.5, and 6.
3” of W.C. and 6” of W.C.


To order:
(970)506-9670 Fax(970)330-1089
sales@pneulinesupply.com

 


 

SILICONE SUCTION CUPS HANDLE FROZEN TUBS AND BAKED GOODS

A full line of FDA-approved, translucent silicone vacuum suction cups for
a wide range of EOAT (end of arm tooling) in food handling and packaging applications is available from Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver Food Grade Silicone Suction Cups are designed for a wide range of food handling applications from a momentary -94°F to 600°F operating range. Suitable for handling frozen food tubs and related products or for picking muffins and baked goods from ovens, these translucent silicone cups can be supplied with a wide range of fittings, spring suspensions, and mounting hardware.

Featuring a variety of sizes and configurations, Anver Food Grade Silicone Suction Cups come in round sizes from 0.98” to 2.36” I.D., with bellows up to 2.72” H, and in rectangular sizes from 3.15” L x 0.87” W to 1.57” W, with bellows up to 2.72” H, and in rectangular sizes from 3.15” L x 0.87” W to 1.57” W, with bellows from 0.59” to 1.30” H.

Anver Food Grade Silicone Suction Cups are priced according to size, style, and quantity. Colored metal detectable versions are also offered for de-panning food products. Samples and price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com

 


 

New PZH-plus Long Stroke Gripper

When components of different sizes have to be handled alternately, conventional centric grippers quickly reach their limits. In order to cover the whole spectrum of components, gripper fingers or complete grippers have to be exchanged over and over again.

SCHUNK offers a highly efficient alternative: the innovative Long Stroke Gripper PZH-plus. Its patented multi-tooth guidance and its housing made of high strength aluminum assure a very compact performance. Compared to similar grippers, the PZH-plus provides a 2x higher gripping force.

Optionally, the PZH-plus can be reliably monitored via magnetic field sensors or inductive sensors. The large center bore allows the installation of a camera, a feed-through of material, or the gripping of very long workpieces.

The Long Stroke Centric Gripper comes in four sizes. At a weight between 1.6 and 33 kg, the maximum stroke per finger amounts between 20 and 75 mm, and the gripping forces between 250 and 3.800 N. The gripper is suitable for I.D. and O.D. gripping of workpieces weighing up to 19.3 kg.
 

www.schunk.com


 

Burkert presents flexible solution for integration of actuators in hygienic processes

The diverse areas of application for the Type 8640 valve terminal and the Type 8644 automation system in the food and beverage and Bio/Pharma industries are expanded by Air- LINE Quick with a stainless steel adapter plate and stainless steel push-in connectors for hygienic applications. Installation and commissioning are reduced to a minimum. You determine the installation location of the valve terminal or valve
block: on the wall or floor of the control cabinet. AirLINE Quick supports both options.

AirLINE Quick significantly reduces the number of components in the control cabinet. You need fewer pneumatic hoses and cables and you can integrate AirLINE Quick directly in the floor or wall of the control cabinet, eliminating the need for bulkhead connections on the cabinet. A unique feature of the Type 8640 and the Type 8644 automation system is the combination of the pneumatic connections, field bus interface and I/O modules directly on the floor or wall of the control cabinet, which means that the control cabinet can be generally smaller than in the past.

AirLINE Quick, combined with the important integrated process safety features such as check-valves which are integrated in the exhaust air channels and the pneumatic hot-swap function (P-channel shut-off) which makes it possible to replace a valve while the system is in operation, now offers the optimal solution for pneumatic piloting devices in process technology for hygienic applications. In addition to AirLINE Quick in a stainless steel version for hygienic applications, the concept is also available for general purpose applications with an anodized aluminum adapter plate and nickel-plated brass pneumatic connections

Facts and data for AirLINE Quick
• Reduced number of components in control cabinets
• Fast installation
• Smaller control cabinets can be used
• In stainless steel for hygienic applications
• In anodized aluminium for general purpose
• AirLINE Quick in fully assembled control cabinet from one source


Burkert Fluid Control Systems
(949) 223-3100

 


 

ADSENS Introduces the AP60 Digital Pressure Gauge

Product highlights:

- 0 - 1.0 MPa (0 - 145 PSI) pressure range
- Pressure unit on display
- Four pressure unit conversions: MPa, kgf/cm2, bar, PSI
- Accurate readout and wide viewing angle
- Replaceable CR2032 battery last up to 3 years
- IP65 dust and splash proof enclosure

 

Adsens Technology Inc.

18310 Bedford Circle
City of Industry, CA 91744-5971,USA
Tel : 800-641-9026 (626) 854-2773
Fax: (626) 854-2776 (626) 854-8183

http://www.adsens.net


 

NEW CLIPPARD STEPPER-CONTROLLED PROPORTIONAL VALVE


Cincinnati, Ohio -- Utilizing the industry’s most robust and powerful linear actuator, the high-flow stepper-controlled 2-way proportional valve outperforms the competition in performance and durability.

The bonded elastomeric seat achieves excellent sealing ensuring smooth opening and fine control at low flow for millions of cycles. Also features 2% hysteresis, excellent linearity (2.5% of full scale), and 2 ms reaction time. A flow range of 0 to 300 slpm is standard, however this product is highly modifiable for OEM applications including alternate body materials, flow profiles, cartridge styles, manifold mounting, etc.

This valve is ideal in critical applications such as gas delivery, medical, analytical, and industrial automation requiring high resolution, high flow, and low hysteresis. In addition, the unique design allows for custom flow profiles when required.

Clippard also provides custom solutions for specific needs, including special configurations, manifolds, and systems. For more information about these valves or any of Clippard’s 5,000 other pneumatic products, call 513-521-4261.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45239
513-521-4261
www.clippard.com/scpv-pol

 


 

Efficient Gripping of Large Strokes 2-Finger Long Stroke Gripper PHL from SCHUNK

The PHL from SCHUNK alternatively disposes of a multi-tooth guidance or a profiled rail guidance, which increases the degree of efficiency of the gripper. For many applications, smaller and more cost-efficient sizes can now be selected. Thus over-sizing is avoided, the air consumption and energy is minimized, and the required space for applications is reduced.

With multi-tooth jaw guidance, the PHL is particularly suitable for rough environments. The gripper can be equipped with roller bearings and profiled rail guidance, achieving a higher degree of efficiency. The guiding carriage of the gripper fingers are equipped with ball bearings, which minimizes friction and evenly distributes forces. Since the jaw guide is sealed and permanently lubricated, the bearing capacity of the gripper increases and reduces wear. Users benefit from the reliability, precision and long service life of the gripper.

The PHL is available in five sizes with piston diameters between 25-63 mm (1”-2.5”), generating gripping forces up to 3250N (740 lbf). The long stroke ranges up to 320 mm (12.5”) of total stroke and the maximum admissible finger length is 500mm (20”) which increases the flexibility in design. Every size is available as a special version with Vinton seals for high temperatures of up to 130 °C (266° F). Gripper positions can be monitored by inductive proximity switches or magnetic switches.
 

www.schunk.com


 

Series STP Slides..... Precise , Compact, High Loads !

PHD's Series STP Slides were designed to provide smooth, precise movement with high accuracy. With dual piston bores, the Series STP Slides provide high power in minimum space with twice the thrust of a single bore cylinder.


Standard internal and external shock pads eliminate metal-to-metal contact reducing noise and end-of-travel impact forces. Optional travel adjustment available for precise slide positioning.

Units are available in five sizes to fit a wide range of applications. Series STP Slides provide precision and modularity at a very low cost. Check out our online product specifications for more detailed information.

STP Slides will stand up to your most demanding precision applications.
 

PHD INC.,
Fort Wayne, IN 46809
Phone:(800) 624-8511
(260) 747-6151
Fax:(260) 479-2312


 

Monnier introduces two new families of products to augment the existing line of Monnier air preparation products.

Reaffirming our position as a leader in the air preparation industry, Monniers newest products have been designed with the user in mind: convenient pressure adjustment when desired; locked in pressure when needed.


The 108-1000 Regulators and the B05-1000 Integral Filter/Regulators are available in 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” NPT or BSPP ports and offer:
• Convenient push to lock knob design.
Push the knob down to lock in the desired pressure
or pull the knob up to adjust.
• Knob and bonnet are constructed of heavy duty
acetal and glass filled acetal.
• Black anodized aluminum components standard.
Other colors available.
• Sleeker appearance due to the contours of the
regulator and filter/regulator bodies.
• Two pressure ranges 0-50 PSIG and 0-150 PSIG.
• Mounting nut comes standard on all units for
ease of installation.
• The B05-1000 is available with polycarbonate bowls
(with or without bowl guards) or aluminum bowls
(with or without sight levels) and with elements
of three different micron ratings, 20, 10 and 3 μm.

Monnier
2034 Fruit Street
Algonac, MI. 48001
Phone: 810.794.4935
Fax: 810.794.9451
www.monnier.com


 

Rotomation A032 Rotary Actuator with Vacuum Through Shaft.

This miniature actuator can rotate products held by a vacuum cup attached to its shaft. The input vacuum port on the rear remains stationary to eliminate twisting hoses.

- Large hole through shaft for full flow
- Variety of shaft details available (1/8 NPT shown)
- No twisting hose

The rugged A032 fits in the palm of your hand and can be configured in millions of different ways, including your choice of two or three position motion, flexible porting arrangements, magnetic sensors, adjustable rotation, etc.

The vacuum through the rod feature is also available on certain other Rotomation rotary actuators, including the unique indexing rotary actuators.

cid:image001.jpg@01CC7C31.6EF232F0

11 Sunshine Blvd.vd..
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
ph 386-676-6377
fx  386-676-6379
www.rotomation.com                      


 

Nex Flow Frigix-X 316L Stainless Steel Panel Cooler Made Especially For Pharmaceutical And Extreme Corrosive Environments

Using Vortex  Tube technology, Frigid –XTM Panel Coolers by Nex FlowTM Air Products provide a simple and inexpensive solution to heat related problems in Industrial Control Enclosures. Using only compressed air, Frigid –XTM Panel Coolers clean, cool, and keep clean electrical and electronic control panels and are virtually maintenance free. No condensate, no Freon, no filters to replace. Installs in minutes to provide years of trouble free service.

Previously available in NEMA 12 (IP 52) , NEMA 3R (IP 14) , and with a patented NEMA 4/4X ( IP56 ) rating, the NEMA 4/4X-316L is specially made for pharmaceutical grade environments and to address extreme harsh corrosive environments where 303/304 stainless units are not adequate.

All ratings are Underwriters Laboratories Listed ( ULC ) and CE compliant to meet US, Canadian Standards and International Standards.

Nex FlowTM Frigid –XTM 316L Panel Coolers are almost 50 percent of the cost of competitive units that only use 316 and not 316L stainless steel
on special order.

Nex FlowTM Frigid –XTM 316L Panel Coolers units are in STOCK!.

Do not be fooled by free giveaways to justify a high price. Nex-FlowTM provides the best value. ALL Nex FlowTM Frigid –XTM are constructed of Stainless Steel, with the widest selection of NEMA ratings in the industry with superior construction (NO plastic parts) and superior performance - all in stock.

Nex Flow Air Products Corp.
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada
International Number: Tel: +1-416-410-1313
International Fax: +1-416-410-1806 or +1-716-626-3001
USA and Canada Fax: Toll Free: 877-797-2660

 

Tolomatics low-cost ERD rod-style electric actuators now feature higher forces up to 500 lbs. and extended stroke lengths

With higher forces and longer stroke lengths, the economical ERD rod-style electric actuators can replace pneumatic actuators in a wider range of applications.

HAMEL, Minn. – Tolomatic has added a new size to its line of ERD rod-style electric actuators to provide higher forces and longer stroke lengths to serve more application requirements. The new ERD20 is designed with a larger diameter ball screw and a stroke length of up to 24
inches (609.6 mm). With this line extension, ERD rod-style electric actuators now deliver forces up to 500 pounds (2224 N). ERD actuators are stroke configurable and ship within five days from order entry at the factory. The products are suitable for a wide variety of applications, including product change-overs, pick-and-place, sorting and diverting, pressing and more.

“With higher forces and longer stroke lengths, the affordable ERD rod-style electric actuators can now replace pneumatic actuators in a wider range of applications,” says Aaron Dietrich, electric products manager, Tolomatic. “In addition to greater force and stroke, the ERD20 is available with ball screws for extended and predictable service life.”

The ERD family of rod-style electric actuators is available in body sizes that are equivalent to non-repairable pneumatic cylinder bore sizes of 5/8-inch (15.88-mm), 1-inch (25.4-mm), 1.5-inch (38.1-mm) and 2-inch (50.8-mm). Strokes are available in lengths up to 8 inches (203.2 mm) for the ERD06, 10 inches (254 mm) for the ERD10, and 24 inches (609.6 mm). for the ERD15 and 20 sizes, Forces range up to 20
pounds (89 N) for the smallest size, and to 500 pounds (2224 N) for the ERD20. The actuators accept a wide variety of NEMA and metric stepper and servo motors. In addition, all four sizes of the ERD product family are offered with 300 series stainless steel options and IP67 options for harsh environments, such as the food and beverage industry.

Dietrich adds that the ERD actuator comes standard with a metric-threaded rod end that is compatible with a wide variety of commercially available accessories and makes the conversion from pneumatic to electric even more convenient.

Like most pneumatic actuators in this performance class, electric ERD products are round bodied. They feature an oversized main bearing to accommodate high thrust loads and provide long life. The main tube and thrust tube are made of stainless steel for high rigidity and corrosion resistance, while the metric-threaded nose mount accepts a jam nut that provides convenient mounting for many applications. Mounting options include a rear trunnion mount, foot mounts or a front flange mount.

The ERD actuators can accommodate six different sensing or switching choices: reed, solid-state PNP (sourcing), solid-state NPN (sinking), normally open, flying leads or quick-disconnect. The switches are activated by a standard internal magnet located inside the thrust tube. Commonly used for end-of-stroke positioning, these switches allow clamp-on installation anywhere along the actuator tube. All switches are
CE rated and are RoHS compliant for environmental compatibility.

For more than 50 years, Tolomatic has been a leading supplier of electric linear actuators, pneumatic actuators and power transmission products for factory automation. Its extensive product line also includes servo-driven high-thrust actuators, servomotors and stepper motors, stepper drives and configured linear-motion systems.

Tolomatic’s electric linear and pneumatic actuators are used in a variety of industries, including the packaging, material handling, medical, food processing, automotive, semiconductor and general automation industries. For more information about the new ERD rod-style electric actuators, contact Tolomatic, 3800 County Road 116, Hamel, MN 55340. Phone: 763-478-8000 or 800-328-2174. Web site:
www.tolomatic.com.

 

Pneumatic Actuator Approaches Zero Friction

Airpot Corp. announces the Airpel Plus, their newest line of high performance, low friction air cylinder actuators. The benefit engineers derive from the low friction levels the Airpel Plus exhibits is an enhanced ability to control ultra-precise movements, including high speeds and extremely short travel distances with clean, long-life pneumatic devices. The inert qualities and tight tolerances of the glass and graphite materials used allow engineers to develop systems that will move, hold, counterbalance or press accurately and with amazing repeatability. Applications such as counterbalancing, filament & wire tensioning, positioning and manipulating optics, liquids, or other delicate devices, and measuring weight, creep or tensile strength in the semiconductor, electronics, medical, metrology, test & measurement and, laboratory diagnostics industries will benefit from the unique capabilities offered by Airpel Plus.

Airpot Corp’s time tested borosilicate glass cylinder and graphite piston technology used in the standard Airpel is at the core of the new line. However, Airpot has adapted the piston configuration from their frictionless Airpel-AB Air Bearing Actuators to create, in the Airpel Plus, a product that approaches the zero friction of the -AB at a price closer to the low cost of the Airpel. This price/performance combination expands the possible uses in applications that demand accurate force control and moderate pricing. Airpel Plus maximum friction levels are approximately 0.5% of load and their operating temperature range is -55c-150c. Airpel Plus models are currently available in 4
standard configurations as single acting extension models with identical metric sizes, threads, mounts, and strokes as the Airpel- AB. Bore diameter choices of 9, 16, 24 and 32 mm are offered. Double acting configurations are not standard but available after consultation with Airpot engineering.


Each of Airpot’s four major product groups, damping, actuation, displacement and optimized pneumatic systems, offers instrument quality pneumatic devices uniquely designed and optimized for highly accurate and repeatable force control and smooth motion. Visit www.airpot.com for products and systems that exhibit superior accuracy and little or no friction. Airpot Corporation manufactures precision Air Dashpots,
Snubbers, Pneumatic Actuators, Airpel Anti-Stiction Air Cylinders and -AB Air Bearing Actuators. Airpot welcomes custom requirements and works with customers to adapt products to suit their individual application needs. Value added sub-assembly services are also a specialty. Airpot Corporation is a trusted supplier to many of the world’s most prestigious original equipment manufacturers. Call or email our technical staff for application assistance and ordering information. service@airpot.com 203-846-2021, 800-848-7681.

 

Modular lightweight gripper with long stroke

SCHUNK continues to expand its range of modular long-stroke electric grippers with the LEG 400, which can be used in the metal cutting and automotive industry, along with assembly and handling tasks. This weight-reduced, lightweight gripper is equipped with a servo motor and has
a gripping force of up to 1050 N as well as a variable stroke between zero and 103 mm. Having only one motor, it weighs 6.5 kg.

Designed according to the modular principle, the LEG gripper can be equipped with a pneumatic and electric drive. The user is able to choose the servo motor as desired. Robot manufacturers can thus use their own motors and control the gripper with the same set of commands as the robot. In addition, the applicable forces can be measured and controlled with servo-electric drives. If the LEG is operated with a single
servo motor, both drive spindles are coupled and the fingers move synchronously. With two motors on the other hand, the fingers can move to any position in the gripping range independently of each other.

The modularity of the LEG goes even further; both slides and guided slides as well as the supporting lateral cheeks and the connecting elements are available in different sizes and versions. The LEG gripper can thus be adapted economically to the corresponding task and load. Optional sensors or image processing systems make it a sensitive tool in the production, assembly, and packaging processes. A change system
that can be used to change the fingers manually or automatically provides the user with additional flexibility. Due to the low weight of the LEG gripper, excellent acceleration and high speeds are possible, and thus shorter cycle times and a higher overall power. Alternatively, smaller actuators or robots can be used with identical cycle times. That saves energy, protects the environment and reduces running costs.

www.schunk.com

 

New Series AP10 Pressure Switch from Adsens

Features
Plug-in port or thread-in fitting
Compact size
Easy to use
Low cost

 

 

Adsens Technology Inc.
18310 Bedford Cir.
Industry, CA 91744-5971 USA
TEL: 626/854-2773
FAX: 626/854-2776


 

Thomas New Miniature Diaphragm Brushless DC Pumps Combine Durability and Performance

Thomas recent extension of its family of Jade products features twonew diaphragm miniature brushless DC pumps. The new Jademodels, 1410 and 1420 Series, are equipped with an electronically commutated brushless DC motor. The high torque and speed rangeof the motor allows step-less variation of the performance ofpneumatic diaphragm pumps (ranging from 2.5 to 11.0 lpm) so thatthe flow versus pressure/vacuum curve is held more linear than witha standard DC motor or other BLDC motors. In addition, the
electronic commutation is virtually maintenance free making the
new Jade models extremely durable with over 10,000 hours of life under normal operating conditions.

Available in 12V or 24V, the motors are equipped with integrated control electronics and are powered by a 4-wire cable with male connector.

The lightweight, compact and closed-construction of these pumps make them ideal for medical, analytical, lab, fuel cell and general mechanical applications.

Thomas Division, gd-thomas.com, a Gardner Denver Company headquartered in Sheboygan, WI, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of precision engineered compressors and vacuum pumps.

Marketing Department
Thomas Division
1419 Illinois Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Phone: (920) 457-4891
Fax: (920) 451-4397

 


Air Engineering And Supply To Manufacture And Distribute Previously Discontinued 1.12 Inch Bore Heavy Duty Air Cylinders

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Air Engineering and Supply announced today the manufacture and national distribution of the widely used 1.12 Inch bore, and up to 20 inch standard stroke with longer strokes available upon request.

A leading manufacturer of this style and size cylinder recently announced that it was discontinuing the product. Air Engineering
and Supply recognized this as an opportunity to continue service to the industry with its own version of this Heavy Duty Air Cylinder.

These are the popular and widely used double acting 18D and 18SD models available in both stud and universal mounts. Both are 1.12 inch bore models and feature nitrile seals rated for 180°F and 150 PSI max. Cylinders are hard-coated anodized aluminum with zinc plated nuts and lock washers. The Cylinders feature chrome plated stainless steel rods with brass pistons and have black oxide finished end covers. Designed with standard bumpers at both ends, the Cylinders have low friction U-cup seals with moly lubrication.

Air Engineering and Supply has offered this style and size cylinder for over 25 years and has a wide range of customers currently using the product. Among the many applications are all types of automation including articulating arms for tool balancers,
ergonomic workstations, and basic pneumatic operations.

“By continuing to offer these 1.12 inch bore Heavy Duty Cylinders, we’re best serving both the replacement market and new designers with a time-proven product that is very important to many customers,” reports Dave Maurer, Air Engineering and Supply sales
manager.

Air Engineering and Supply is a successful 50-year fluid power specialist representing a portfolio of 34 major manufacturers and 90 different product lines. Products range from cylinders, valves and diaphragms to tubing and structural extrusions. They include
leading brand names such as Clippard, Parker and Schrader-Bellows. With over five decades providing design and application experience with these products, Air Engineering and Supply is well-equipped to provide the best solution for automation and system requirements.

For more information, call 1-800-332-4181  Fax: 612-332-4184.
Or write to Air Engineering and Supply, 2719 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406.

 

Multi-Power Air Press from Fabco-Air

In case you haven't seen it before, here is a look at the Fabco-Air Multi-Power Air Press.

Fabco-Air applies the unique Multi-Power® Principle to a precision framework and base, providing you with the ultimate in a
powerful, precision, compact, air powered bench press for production or laboratory use.

Our largest Multi-Power® press is capable of producing up to 9,320 pounds of force from 100 PSI shop air.

Purchase one and tool it up yourself, or give us your application details and we will help you develop a turnkey solution.

Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com

 


THE NEW COILHOSE CEG-1 BLOW GUN

The CEC-I is economically designed to fit the natural contour of the user's hand, maximizing comfort even during
long-term use. This gives the user a wider range of motion to direct the additional CEC-I working capacity right where
it's needed, resulting in increased blow-off efficiency.

www.coilhose.com

 

 


VACUUM LIFTER-TILTER LIFTS AND ORIENTS COILED PRODUCTS

A high-flow vacuum lifter combined with an electric hoist and pneumatic powered 90° tilter to pick up and re-orient coiled
products is being introduced by Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VB-Series Vacuum Lifter-Tilter is an electric hoist-based vacuum lifter that is combined with a pneumatic powered 90°
tilter to re-orient coiled products. Featuring an articulating handle with fully integrated controls and a vacuum gauge, this
ergonomic lifter-tilter lets one person pick-up and load coiled products into assembly and packaging equipment.

Eliminating manual bending, lifting, and twisting, the Anver VB-Series Vacuum Lifter-Tilter has a remote power station that provides a high flow and is offered in 250 and 500 lbs. capacities. Suitable for a wide range of applications, this unit employs a 10” dia. foam suction pad. Anver can custom build vacuum pad attachments to match specific load requirements.

The Anver VB-Series Vacuum Lifter-Tilter is priced from $4,995.00. Literature and price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com

 


Rapid Pick & Place with the new PPU-P


With up to 120 cycles per minute, the PPU-P from SCHUNK is the fastest pneumatic Pick & Place Unit on the market. Thanks to a
valve control unit, the gripper connected to the PPU-P can be placed directly over the individual target position, and actuated
through the standard control interface.

In contrast to conventional pneumatic Pick & Place Units, the horizontal and vertical motion of the robust PPU-P unit overlap,
and are positively driven by a curved roller, which reduces cycle times by one-third. At a 145 mm horizontal stroke, 45 mm (20
mm linear) vertical stroke and up to 1 kg moving mass, the unit achieves a cycle time of 0.63 s including 2 x 50 ms gripping time. Therefore the unit is suitable for various handling and assembly tasks in the field of electronic industry, medical technology, and other industries, where small components are assembled.

In order to balance build-up tolerances, the horizontal stroke can be adjusted by up to 12 mm per side. Moreover, both end positions can be adjusted by 15 mm, independent from each other, and differences in height between the mounting and depositing
position can be balanced without an intermediate stop.

Due to its bolt pattern, the PPU-P fits smoothly into SCHUNK’s modular assembly automation system, and numerous gripping modules and rotary actuators can be easily combined for any project at hand.

About SCHUNK:
SCHUNK is a family owned company and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, workholding systems, and automation components. With a reputation for high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a reliable partner. For more information, visit www.schunk.com



 

New Coilhose Pneumatics 5-In-1 Automatic Safety Exhaust Coupler

The Coilhose Pneumatics new 5-In-1 Automatic Safety Exhaust Coupler is designed to remain connected to the plug until the downstream air is completely bled
off. This reduces the possibility of injury to nearby personnel or damage to surrounding equipment from a whipping hose that was disconnected while pressurized air was still in the line. These couplers will also eliminate the guess work or inconvenience of matching interchanges because they will
accept the 1/4” body size plugs of the most popular interchanges, Industrial (Mil-C4109), Aro, Automotive (Tru-Flate), Euro, & Lincoln. Automatic design makes connecting easy and simply pulling back the coupler sleeve releases the plug, no unnatural or confusing twisting or turning is required.

Coilhose Pneumatics
19 Kimberly Road,
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 390-8480
(732) 390-969

www.coilhose.com


 

VACUUM SYSTEM SUSPENSIONS ROTATE OR REMAIN STATIONARY VIA SET-SCREW

A new line of spring-loaded suspension assemblies for automation equipment that can be easily set by the user to rotate or remain stationary is being introduced by Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver SLSA Series Spring-Loaded Suspension Assemblies are designed for use in high-speed automation applications and can be set to rotate or remain
stationary by simply removing a set-screw. Compensating for variations in object height, these adjustable suspensions offer a soft-touch attach which
minimizes shock and noise and helps prolong the life of suction cups.

Easy to install, Anver SLSA Series Spring-Loaded Suspension Assemblies are available with adjustable bulkhead fittings that mount to almost any lifting frame while a variety of tube fittings are offered to connect to the vacuum generating equipment. They are made from nickel-plated steel with stain-less steel springs in various lengths and G-3/8”, G-1/8”, and 5 mm sizes.

Anver SLSA Series Spring-Loaded Suspension Assemblies are priced according to size. Pricing is available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com
 

 

New Tolomatic IMA55 integrated servomotor actuator delivers up to 3,000 pounds of force

The companys most powerful and compact actuator provides high force and long service life for heavy-duty industrial applications.

HAMEL, Minn. – Tolomatic’s new, larger version of its integrated-motor rod-style actuator is capable of delivering up to 3,000 pounds of force with a standard ball screw. The Tolomatic IMA55 actuator is the largest and most powerful integrated-motor rod-style actuator the company makes and delivers increased dynamic performance and longer service life compared to traditional rod-style actuators. The IMA55 actuator’s unique integrated motor design is
well suited for applications such as pressing, clamping, valve control, spot welding and volumetric filling.

“With the addition of the IMA55 actuator to Tolomatic’s integrated-motor actuator line, we now have compact actuators for high-duty-cycle industrial applications that range in force from several hundred to 3,000 pounds,” says Aaron Dietrich, marketing manager, Tolomatic. “The IMA55 actuator, with its integrated servomotor, is also shorter for a given stroke length than other types of rod-style actuators.”

The IMA55 actuator features a hollow-core rotor design that allows the nut of the screw to pass inside the rotor, creating a very compact package. This can decrease overall actuator length by as much as 18 inches compared to standard actuators due to the elimination of a separate motor, motor mount and gearbox. “In addition,” says Dietrich, “the skewed stator windings minimize the cogging of the motor and provide more efficient motion with improved force repeatability.”

The Tolomatic IMA55 actuator with the standard ball-screw can exert a force of up to 3,000 pounds and move at a top speed of about 12 inches per second. The IMA55 actuator is available with a choice of motor windings optimized for 230 or 460 VAC in any incremental stroke length from 6 inches to18 inches. Built with Tolomatic’s Endurance Technology features for maximum durability and extended service life, the IMA55 actuator has a patent-pending lead-screw lubrication system that allows easy relubrication without disassembly. Tolomatic’s sizing and selection software makes selecting an IMA55 actuator easy. All orders are built to order and shipped with Tolomatic’s industry-leading five-day delivery.

For more than 50 years, Tolomatic has been a leading supplier of electric linear actuators, pneumatic actuators and power transmission products for factory
automation. Its extensive product line also includes servo-driven high-thrust actuators, servo and stepper motors, stepper drives and configured linear-motion systems. Tolomatic’s electric linear and pneumatic actuators are used in a variety of industries, including the packaging, material handling, medical, food processing, automotive, semiconductor and general automation industries. For more information about Tolomatic’s IMA55 integrated servomotor actuator, contact Tolomatic, 3800 County Road 116, Hamel, Minn. Phone: 763-478-8000 or 1-800-328-2174. Website: www.tolomatic.com.

 


 

New MultiFLOW Blowgun from CEJN

CEJNs new MultiFLOW Blowgun, a powerful force in diverse applications,is the professionals must-have tool.

Premium Tools for Premium Performance
The quality of tools has a direct link to the quality of the work they perform. For over
50 years, that fact has been the driving force behind CEJN’s commitment to providing customers with pneumatic tools that are a real standout in performance, craftsmanship,and durability. CEJN’s success in the blowgun market is the result of continuous research and development activities that enable it to continually introduce new products that are hardworking and unmatched by the competition. Professionals all over the world depend on CEJN for premium tools for premium performance.

Customer Needs Become Design Features
When CEJN engineers set out to design an all-new, all-powerful blowgun, they first
interviewed end-users to identify its job responsibilities. They learned that their new
design would need to offer unique flow and flow control, as well as be equipped with
nozzle adjustments that would make it a versatile tool for a variety of tasks.
By transforming customer needs into design features – a CEJN trademark – CEJN has
developed the MultiFLOW Blowgun. Whether the job calls for cleaning with water or
air, CEJN’s MultiFLOW Blowgun delivers high power with exceptional flow control.

Meets Qualifications for a Must-Have Tool
In order to be considered a must-have, a tool needs to outperform the competition,
endure repeated wear and tear, and be useful for a variety of tasks. CEJN’s new Multi-
FLOW Blowgun meets all three requirements:
• Performance – The premium blowgun offers extreme flow for cleaning, cooling and
drying applications.
• Durability – Withstand tough handling and tough working environments, day
after day
• Versatility – Cleans surfaces with air or water, making it a handy tool for applications
as far reaching as sterile surgical centers to heavy industrial foundries

CEJN Industrial Corp.
212 Ambrogio Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
www.cejn.us

 


 

PISCO EXCEPTIONALLY COMPACT VU TYPE VACUUM GENERATORS INSTALL DIRECTLY INLINE WITH VACUUM PADS AND DEVICES.

Bensenville, IL – VU Type Pneumatic Vacuum Generators from PISCO USA, INC. provide convenient inline installation with vacuum pads and devices. Compatible
with, and easily integrated into most existing systems, these space-saving vacuum generators can reduce the overall footprint of a system. The Type VU also
boasts lightweight polymer construction, with weight ranges totaling just 7 to 22g.

Three Type VU models are available to meet varying pressure requirements, including high vacuum, medium flow (Model H); medium vacuum, high flow (Model L);
and high vacuum, low flow (Model E). Service pressure (at 20º C) is 21.8 – 102 psi (0.15 – 0.7 Mpa), vacuum levels (at 73 psi, 50 psi for E) range from -
19.7 to -27.2 in. Hg (66 to 92 kPa), and suction flow (at 73 psi, 50 psi for E) ranges from 0.25 to 0.9 SCFM (7 to 24 L/min ANR).

Pisco offers these vacuum generators in both metric and inch sizes. Port sizes include 1/4” and 5/32” as well as 4mm and 6mm. Six nozzle sizes are
available including the popular 0.5mm and 0.7mm diameters. Applications for the Type VU include pick & place and conveyor. The electronics, packaging and
other industries can benefit from the technology of Pisco’s Type VU Vacuum Generator.
For product details and CAD files, please click here.

Established in 1976, Pisco USA, Inc. is a manufacturer of high-quality pneumatic components for various industries, including factory automation,
semiconductor, packaging, automotive, medical, agriculture, chemical, testing and printing. Pisco offers several types of push-to-connect fittings, speed
controls, valves, vacuum components, tubing and grippers to meet a variety of requirements.
For more information, visit www.pisco.com, or contact PISCO USA, INC., 100 Leland Court, Unit A, Bensenville, IL 60106, Email: inquiry@pisco.com, Phone:
(630) 521-9920.

 


 

VACUUM LIFTER PROTECTS HEAVY PIPE AND TUBE

A compact, below-the-hook vacuum lifter that is designed for handling heavy pipe or tube from the top, in and out of containers, without using slings or hooks, is being introduced by Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VPFL4 Vacuum Lifter for heavy pipe and tube features nylon centering guides and oval rubber suction cups to prevent anything other than nylon or rubber from touching the load. Designed to compensate for unevenly packed loads with staggered rows, it has a 500 lb. capacity and can pick up 2, 3, or 4 pipes or tubes from the top simultaneously.

Eliminating hooks, slings, and excessive handling that can cause damage, the Anver VPFL4 Vacuum Lifter for heavy pipe and tube is offered in air-powered or electric units that only need 8” of headroom. Standard features include an all-welded steel frame, adjustable handle with built-in controls, a vacuum gauge, and audio-visual vacuum leakage detector system.

The Anver VPFL4 Vacuum Lifter for heavy pipe and tube is priced from $2,995.00. Price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com
 

 

New Series ECV Electric Cylinder from PHD

New Series ECV Electric Cylinder with the "Your Motor, Your Way" feature provides an open architecture design allowing users to specify the motor and controls of their choice. Key features include choice of inline or foldback motor mounting. Online sizing and configurator provides ease of cylinder selection and motor specification for all major motor manufactures. Precision rolled ballscrews are offered in two leads for optimizing cylinder speed or thrust performance. Shock pads on both extend and retract provide protection from extreme end of stroke impacts. Available in 3 sizes with stroke lengths up to 1000mm and a large choice of cylinder mounting accessories to optimize machine design.

Advantages: High performance design while providing user the choice of motor brand and type desired. ISO/VDMA cylinder mounting interface for easy interchange. Precision rolled ball screw with fully guided ball nut and angular contact ball bearing provides long life, exceptional thrust and speed capability in addition to superb repeatability.
PHD
9009 Clubridge Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46809
Phone:(800) 624-8511
(260) 747-6151
www.phdinc.com
 

 

Atlas Copco Increases Marine Starting Air Solution Offerings


Atlas Copco has broadened its range of compressors for marine uses with additional offerings that include starting, working and instrument air compressors, as well as air treatment solutions and pneumatic tools. The aluminum LT piston compressor range offers starting air from 2 kW to 15 kW. The addition of a newly developed LT KE starting air piston compressor, with a cast iron casing, offers a run from 60 m³/h (18.5 kW) to 430 m³/h (90 kW).

Designed for the engine room
The new water-cooled LT KE piston compressors withstand ambient temperatures up to 60°C/140°F, making them ideal for the engine room in both fresh and saltwater applications. They also have the smallest footprint in the market, operate with noise levels as low as 91dB(a) and have a vibration foundation of less than 14 mm/sec. Synthetic oil is standard for the LT KE; they also run just as smooth and quiet on mineral oil.
“We’re always looking for new ways to adapt and the industry-leading technology our customers have come to rely on and trust into new markets and applications, and the LT KE is a prime example of these efforts,” said Robert Eshelman, vice president and business line manager for Atlas Copco’s U.S. Industrial Air Division. “Marine environments demand optimal performance under harsh conditions, but that doesn’t mean customers should have to compromise other attributes, including space allotments and noise levels, while also sacrificing easy installation, and low maintenance and operational costs.”
Due to a forced air flow, the crankcase is heated much faster, helping to eliminate condensate water. In combination with a cooling water shut-off solenoid valve, no condensation can infiltrate and harm the compressor.

Developed for the marine industry
Like all of Atlas Copco’s marine air solutions, the new LT KE is fully certified in accordance with all marine class certifications. Atlas Copco’s starting air compressors are designed, manufactured and certified specifically for the marine industry, but they are also perfectly suitable for industrial applications, such as starting air for diesel engines on power plants.

Atlas Copco’s marine solutions
With the new water-cooled LT KE, Atlas Copco extends its marine portfolio once again with a new and economical air solution. Matching equipment, such as air receivers, working or instrument air compressors as well as air treatment, are also available. Atlas Copco is also developing a fully certified, air-cooled version of the LT KE that will be launched in early 2012. Please check www.atlascopco.com/marine for more information.

 

 

Small, Lightweight Brushless DC Compressor by Thomas

The Thomas 2220 Series brushless DC oil-less air compressor is designed for medical and other applications requiring a compact,
lightweight compressor with variable output. The 2220 is small (3.8” high x 2.64” wide x 4.70” long) and weighs only 1.48 lb.
(0.7 kg). The compressor features an efficient variable speed motor that produces flow to 1.2 cfm (34 l/min) & pressure to 30
psi. (2.1 bar). In addition, the proven Thomas WOB-L® piston technology combined with the enclosed crankcase design provides durable quiet (45 dB(a)) performance.

Thomas Division, gd-thomas.com, a Gardner Denver Company headquartered in Sheboygan, WI, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of precision engineered compressors and vacuum pumps.


Thomas Division
1419 Illinois Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Phone: (920) 457-4891
Fax: (920) 451-4397

 


 

New Schmalz Bellows Suction Pad for Handling and separation of porous workpieces.

Reliable destacking of thin, flexible chip boards, MDF or HDF sheets.
 


Vacuum distribution ring (1) with optimized vacuum channel
-Separation via applying a compressed air pulse through the inner seal (2)
-Inner sealing separates compressed air (A) and vacuum area (B)

 

Features
-Vacuum suction pad with inner sealing allows for a separation of porous sheets due to compressed air pulse through the center
-Separation of compressed air and vacuum area allows for an introduction of a compressed air pulse to separate porous workpieces
-Vacuum distribution ring with optimized vacuum channel allows a high vacuum flow rate which guarantees reliable handling of very porous
workpieces.
-Very soft tapered sealing lip allows for a very good adaptation to convex surfaces.
-Optimal design due to 1.5 folds and large inner diameter allows for a superior damping effect and high suction forces.

Schmalz Vacuum Technology Ltd.
17-3190 Ridgeway Drive
Mississauga, ON
L5L 5S8


Phone: 905 569 9520
Toll Free: 1 877 624 9520
Fax: 905 569 8256
schmalz@schmalz.ca

Schmalz Inc.
5200 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27616
USA

Tel.: +1 919 7130880
Fax: +1 919 7130883
schmalz@schmalz.us


 

Hybrid Technology Powers New Integrated Connectors

Colder Products Company introduced the Mini Hybrid Connector at the MD&M East show in New York City, June 7-9. The Mini Hybrid Connector integrates air lines and electronics into a compact, single connection point for remote tools on medical devices and equipment, reducing
misconnections and enhancing patient therapy outcomes.


Based on Colder’s unique Hybrid Connector technology, the valved Mini Hybrid has a smaller form factor and is ideal for use in low-pressure applications where ease of use and ergonomics are important. This ground-breaking connector technology eliminates the need for multiple connections and allows clinicians or therapy patients to quickly and easily change or replace modular tools, umbilicals or hand pieces that
require power, signal and gases.

A video of the new connector can be viewed here: www.colder.com/hybridmovie.
“The introduction of our Hybrid Connector technology generated great interest among medical OEMs and end users. They quickly recognized the value in having a single, easy-to-use connector, and additional opportunities for a smaller version emerged,” said Jaime Erickson, senior application engineer, Colder Products Company. “Air and electrical connections are the key interface for clinicians and can be critical for ensuring that a device performs safely and effectively.”

The standard coupling set consists of a panel mount socket and a connector with a 4’ umbilical hose containing an air tube, multiple wires and two electrical contacts. Customizable options are available. The push-pull design of the Mini Hybrid Connector is ideal for lower pressure applications that require one integrated connection point for air and electronics, such as dental tools, diagnostic equipment, surgical tools, analytical instrumentation and therapy devices.

Colder Products Company, a world leader in the design and manufacture of quick disconnect couplings, will feature the Mini Hybrid Connector and other new products at MD&M East (Booth #1809) in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Attendees have the opportunity to meet with Colder experts and discuss coupling and fitting options for fluid handling applications.


About Colder Products Company
Colder Products Company is a leading provider of quick disconnect couplings to life sciences, industrial and chemical handling markets. For a free catalog CD or more information, contact: Colder Products Company, 1001 Westgate Drive, St. Paul, MN 55114. Phone: 651-645-0091. Toll
-free: 800-444-2474. Fax: 651-645-5404. Web: www.colder.com.


 


 

NEW iB Series Offers Innovative Design of Linear Stepper Motor Actuator

Koganei and Humphrey introduce the iB Series, which includes the iB Move and the iB Flow. The iB Move is a Linear Stepper Motor Actuator which boasts high speed yet quiet operation for lightweight work in an affordable design.

iB Move
A new value category of electrical motion – the iB Move is ideal for those applications where pneumatic cylinders are insufficient (too slow, too noisy, too dirty, or need acceleration/decal functioning), while traditional electric linear actuators are too costly. iB Move is perfect for small, compact positioning applications requiring movements of less than 2 inches.

Special features include:
-Easy Operation
-Easy to pre-set/program
-Low Price / Great value
-Silent and Clean
-Compact - Small size

The iB Move features a newly developed and unique shaft-type, Linear Stepper Motor Actuator. iB Move is:
1.Simple, using 2-phase open loop control, to accomplish cost reduction objectives.
2.Utilizes a Moving Magnet principle (2-phase stepping “Moving Magnet” method is fixed electromagnets (coils) while permanent magnets move).
3.Direct drive – Does not use a ball screw, belt, or gear, so backlash is avoided, and a high level of silence achieved.
4.Easy to program, requiring little training.
5.Quiet Operation – No exhaust noise as with pneumatic cylinders, nor the sliding noise of ball screw & linear guide.
6.Low price, despite being an electric linear motor.

To learn more, visit www.humphrey-products.com

Humphrey Products Company
P.O. Box 2008
Kalamazoo, MI 49003
1.800.477.8707



 

Fabco-Air is happy to announce the new FKHC High Closing Force Angular Grippers.

Series FKHC features a unique design including the use of a second piston that applies additional force to the gripper jaw when pressure is applied. An adjustable needle valve allows for fine control of the jaw closing speed.


Additional features include:
-Magnetic piston is standard.
-Integrated sensor slots in body.
-Compact design is ideal for handling small parts in confined areas.
-Gripper body is hard coated aluminum ensuring abrasion and corrosion resistance.

Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com

 



 

Sensitive gripper with integrated Web Server

With the WSG 50, SCHUNK is now able to offer a sensitive gripper that can be controlled via Ethernet TCP/IP in addition to Profibus DP. It also has an integrated Web server for configuration and diagnostics that makes programming, putting it into operation, remote maintenance, and updating, simple. The two communication protocols and the integrated control and regulation electronics ensure maximum flexibility when integrated into higher-order systems. The gripper is equipped with an internal MicroSD card for saving programs and documents.

Sensors are integrated in the gripper jaws which enable the WSG 50 gripper to measure the forces that occur during gripping. This feature makes it the ideal tool for handling sensitive samples in laboratories, pharmaceuticals, research facilities, and for measuring and testing applications. It can safely and reliably handle products that deviate significantly in terms of their sensitivity. The gripper fingers used are automatically identified and the corresponding parameters are selected. The WSG 50 gripper has a stroke of 110 mm and a variable gripping force between 1 and 120 N with a gripping speed of 850 mm/s.

About SCHUNK:
SCHUNK is a family owned company and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, workholding systems, and automation components. With a reputation for high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a reliable partner. For more information, visit www.schunk.com

 

EnKon’s Heavy Duty Lifts Solve Ergonomic Problem for Commercial Tractor Company

Walled Lake, Michigan, EnKon Systems, Herkules Equipment Corporation’s brand name of lift systems solved a tractor manufacturer’s ergonomic lifting problem by designing two heavy duty pneumatic scissor lifts that maintain a surface flatness of +/- ½” with minimal deflection, and providing a closed lift height of 8.5” enabling the tractor to be pushed onto the lift from an 8.5” height platform. All this while still providing 25” of travel. To enable the operators to effortlessly move the massive lifts (8 foot by 8 foot) down an in-ground track, EnKon utilized an air bearing system which was incorporated into the design of the heavy duty lifts.

EnKon’s custom-made lifts utilized two sets of scissor arms. Each heavy duty lift was designed to support 6000 lbs. which would accommodate any future heavier tractor model additions. And the low-profile characteristics of the EnKon lift design enable the customer to accommodate the 8.5” high platform.

The customer was impressed with how stable the tractor-loaded lift was when in the raised position. And they appreciated the fact that the use of the air bearing system would turn a back-breaking burden into an easily accomplished task. The original lifting problem began when the manufacturer introduced a new model whose weight exceeded the capacity of the lifts being used. The new tractor weighed 3000 pounds, and since the existing lifts were designed to accommodate only 2000 lbs. they began to tip under the excessive weight.

EnKon Systems is the brand name for Herkules Equipment Corporation’s electric, hydraulic and air powered scissor lift table systems. Herkules has been manufacturing lifting equipment close to 30 years, building a solid reputation specifically for designing & manufacturing air operated lift systems for a variety of applications. Standard and custom lift systems include; Electric Belt Drive Lifts, Electric Ball Screw Lifts, Air Lifts, Hydraulic Lifts, Lift Tables, Lift & Rotates, Lift & Tilts, Operator Lifts, Power Rotate Systems, Cart Positioners, Pallet Positioners, Post Lifts, and Lifts for Integration.

For more product information, please contact EnKon Systems at 800-444-4351, or at info@herkules.us or visit our website at www.herkules.us. Check out our newest website, www.enkon.pro.

 


 

New from FIPA: Customized grippers that meet the highest requirements in terms of performance and speed

The customized gripper solution with maximum flexibility for all industries.

A firm grip at high speed: With its customized grippers FIPA (www.fipa.com) provides anefficient, high-speed alternative to classic vacuum cups. They ensure a firm grip on sensitiveproducts, even with fast cycle times. "FIPA customized grippers are a tailor-made solution for fast manufacturing and packaging processes. As a result of its light weight the system works significantly more efficiently and uses less energy", says Rainer Mehrer, FIPA President and
Owner.

What do croissants, muffins, fruit and pralines have in common? First, they are all foods. Second, they are all products that are very sensitive to pressure. And third, they are candidates for FIPA customized grippers in automated manufacturing and packaging
processes. However, it is not only in the food industry that FIPA customized grippers
demonstrate their strengths; they can, of course, be used in many other industries. In any environment in which components must be handled quickly and safely and a solution using traditional vacuum cups does not work efficiently enough FIPA customized grippers are the right choice. Thanks to their design, which is adapted to the product, and their light weight, they provide a secure grip even with fast cycle times. The combination of gentle frictional connection and form fit guarantees a secure hold even at the highest accelerations used by high-speed gripper or FlexPicker applications. FIPA customized grippers are made from materials that comply with FDA regulations and therefore meet the strict cleaning requirements of the food, medical equipment and pharmaceutical industries. And the best part is that our innovative manufacturing process makes cost-efficient production possible, even with a batch size of one.

> Customized solution: The gripper shape precisely matches the geometry of the product that is being handled. This guarantees a secure grip on sensitive products.
> "All-in-one" concept: Users are provided with everything in one unit – from the
integrated vacuum generation, through the gripper-robot interface, to the combination of pneumatic and vacuum grippers.
> Fast production: With our efficient manufacturing process, customized grippers can be
made very quickly, even with a batch size of one piece.
> Hygienic design: FIPA customized grippers are designed to be easy to clean and are
made from materials certified.

 


 

NEW CLIPPARD EVPD PROPORTIONAL VALVE DRIVER


Cincinnati, Ohio -- Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. introduces the new EVPD Proportional Valve Driver. This new product is ideal for laboratories and OEM product development, and can be customized to fit OEM applications, including control parameters This EVPD is designed for use as a plug-and-play interface between Clippard’s EVP Series Proportional Control Valves and PLC’s or other controls.

The EVPD offers easy integration with existing machine controls, plus provides user adjustable parameters. With five signal inputs to choose from and three selectable valve output ranges, the EVPD is not only compact but offers tremendous flexibility with most installations.

The EVPD offers enhanced performance and response time when compared to other controls and allows the engineers to focus on system control solutions instead of simple valve control.

For complete information on the EVPD Proportional Valve Driver, request Technical Data Bulletin 4.11 at www.clippard.com/evp-pol, or call 1-513-521-4261.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45239
513-521-4261
www.clippard.com

 


 

The Nex Flow™ Heavy Duty X-Stream™ Ring Vac™ Air Operated Conveyors have Extra Powerand are Hard Anodized to Handle Abrasive ad Sticky Materials.

The X-tra powerful Heavy Duty X-Stream™ Ring Vac™ from Nex Flow™ is designed for conveying materials over a longer distance both vertically and horizontally than the standard Ring Vac™ systems. Made of hard anodized aluminum ir helps prevent premature wear that could occur with either an ordinary anodized aluminum or stainless steel Ring Vac™.

The Heavy Duty X-Stream™ Ring Vac™ has no moving parts, utilizing compressed air for a powerful, efficient venture action along its length in a compact design for high capacity conveying over large distances.

The Heavy Duty X-Stream™ Ring Vac™ is available in a regular version whereby you clamp a hose to each end or in a threaded version where you can attach threaded piping to each end. Operation is virtually maintenance free as no moving parts. Capacity and flow is easily controlled using a pressure regulator.

Nex Flow™ Air Products Corp.
Williamsville, NY, USA and Richmond Hill, ON, Canada
International Number: Tel: +1-416-410-1313
International Fax: +1-416-410-1806 or +1-716-626-3001

 


 

NEW iB Series Offers Innovative Design of Digital Pneumatic Flow Controller

The iB Flow is a digital flow controller that optimizes the cycle time settings of a cylinder or pneumatic actuator.

The iB Flow is a digital pneumatic flow controller, creating an alternative to the traditional “manual” speed controller. The iB Flow features two electronic needle settings, either based on percent open, or based on cylinder extending and retracting times, both much more accurate and repeatable than the manual speed controller. Once set, the iB Flow has a safety-lock mechanism, preventing the needle from any adjustment. Plus, its “copy” function allows for setting speeds on multiple cylinders quickly and accurately, thereby reducing machine set-up time.

Applications for the iB Flow:
- Air cylinder operation time adjustment.
- Simultaneous operation of multiple cylinders.
- Precision flow adjustment during vacuum breaking.
- Precision flow adjustment during air blow-off.
- Monitoring actual versus previously programmed settings (due to cylinder wear or friction changes).

To learn more, visit www.humphrey-products.com

Humphrey Products Company
P.O. Box 2008
Kalamazoo, MI 49003
1.800.477.8707

 


 

New from FIPA: Oval vacuum cups for cylindrical products

The right solution for any handling task:
FIPA (www.fipa.com) has extended its range of vacuum cups by adding oval vacuum cups for cylindrical workpieces.
While classic oval vacuum cups are flat and offer only a small attachment area for cylindrical parts, the new vacuum cups feature a sealing face with a three-dimensional, oval shape.

The contour of the suction lip partially grips the workpiece resulting in significantly better suction than classic oval vacuum cups. The advantage is that very small diameter workpieces can be securely gripped even at high speeds. Reliable handling solutions for pipettes, pencils, bolts, needles and the like can thus be realized efficiently. The new oval vacuum cups for cylindrical workpieces are available in oil-resistant NBR (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber) or FDA-compliant, temperature-resistant silicone.

FIPA Inc.
102 Kingussie Ct
Cary, NC 27511
Phone: (800) 913-7002
Fax: (919) 573-0871
mailto:sales.us@fipa.com
http://www.fipa.com

 


 

Miniature Precision Regulator

Pneumadyne’s new Miniature Precision Regulator offers highly accurate air pressure control in a compact package; ideal for limited space applications. This precision machined, high quality regulator features an output pressure range up to 100 psi and high flow rate of 4.5 scfm. With a maximum supply pressure of 250 psi, our Precision Regulator is extremely dependable and repeatedly returns to the set pressure when turned off and on.

Exceptionally tight design tolerances effectively minimize vibration allowing the regulator to remain stable under changing operating conditions.

Pneumadyne, Inc.
14425 23rd Ave N
Plymouth, MN 55447
P: 763-559-0177
www.pneumadyne.com

 


 

Rexroth Expands Non-Contact Transfer Units to Include High-Grade Polymer Version

* Addition to standard aluminum version
* Ideal for food and beverage industry applications

The Non-Contact Transfer (NCT) unit from Rexroth is a unique picking device that operates on the Bernoulli principle, which applies airflow under the device to create a vacuum and lift force between the center and circumference. The line is now expanded to include a high-grade polymer version.

In the last few years, the NCT transfer system has solved many customer problems associated with how to effectively handle materials that are porous, delicate, or have rough or soft surfaces. Now, in addition to the standard aluminum version, the NCT is available in PEEK (Polyetheretherketone), a high-grade polymer. The material expands the potential applications of the NCT to areas where aluminum components are not suitable. Resistance to chemicals, conventional solvents, acids, salts and oil are properties that make this new version of the NCT an ideal handling component for both the packaging and food/beverage industries. FDA- and EG-approved materials guarantee the safe use of these components, even in direct contact with food products. A low friction coefficient and high resistance to wear ensure a long service life and hygienic handling.

 


 

MULTILOC® METAL FASTENING FROM MULTICYL

The MultiLoc® process replaces spotwelds, hole punching, screws and rivets with a metal clinching process. A quick, clean joint of most ductile materials may be obtained using MultiLoc®.

Powered by a Multicyl® air/oil intensifier, the fast advance stroke is followed by a smooth hydraulic action, ideal for the metal clinching operation.
There are several machine alternatives for fastening sheet metal components. Using standard clinching tools in throat depths up to 8" deep, these machines can fasten many combinations of materials together including mild steel, galvanized, pre-painted or pre-coated stock, aluminium and stainless steel.

MULTICYL INC.
640 Hardwick Rd. Unit #1
Bolton, ON
L7E 5R1
US (800-388-6359) or 905-951-0670
www.multicyl.com
 

 

Configured in no time

Vacuum technology specialist J. Schmalz presents the first modular system for fast and easy setup of vacuum end effectors for the packaging industry

Schmalz introduced the new modular system for vacuum end effectors (VEE) at the Interpack 2011 trade fair. It makes for fast and flexible gripper configurations for pick and place processes, for use in case packers, in carton and tray erecting machines, in top and side loading machines as well as in packaging machines with frequent format changes.
Instead of going back to rigid end effectors made in individual production, system integrators, machine and robot manufacturers now have the option to set up or reconfigure flexible end effectors: A wide selection of combinations of vacuum feed and zones, connection elements and suction pad connections is available. All elements of the modular system are available for download as CAD models on the website of the manufacturer (www.schmalz.com) to be quickly combined into the required configuration on your PC.

The VEE modular system from Schmalz permits minimum configurations with one suction pad or a size of 38x38 mm and a dead weight of only 60 g. The largest configurable vacuum end effector comes with 12 suction pads at variable distances and a maximum gripper size of 300x200 mm at a weight of 800 g. Users can select suction pads from the highly specialized offer of the manufacturer depending on their requirements: Flat suction pad SGPN for handling fragile foil and blister packaging, flat suction pad SPF for handling stable cardboard boxes, bellows suction pad SPB4 for handling filled bags or flow wrap packaging.


The VEE masters loads of up to 2000 g and process accelerations up to 10 g (100 m/s²) regardless of the type of product it is handling, which means it meets all the requirements of the fast pick and place processes typical for the packaging industry.
Gripper changeover times are kept to a minimum thanks to the standard quick-change adapter. Another feature is the hose-free vacuum distribution within the system, which reduces possible leakage and ensures greater efficiency and faster response times.
All VEE elements are made of polysulfone PSU according to FDA guidelines. They are resistant to alkaline and acidic cleaning agents and can be steam sterilized. This makes them suitable not only for the packaging industry but especially for use in the food processing industry.

Schmalz offers a 120 piece VEE starter kit that includes all components for setup of up to two end effectors, including suction pads and manual quick-change coupler with bayonet fastener.

Schmalz Vacuum Technology Ltd.
17-3190 Ridgeway Drive
Mississauga, ON
L5L 5S8


Phone: 905 569 9520
Toll Free: 1 877 624 9520
Fax: 905 569 8256
schmalz@schmalz.ca

Schmalz Inc.
5200 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27616
USA

Tel.: +1 919 7130880
Fax: +1 919 7130883
schmalz@schmalz.us
 


 

Introducing The New Compact Nex Flow STREAM VAC Dust Collection and Fume Extraction system

The Nex FlowTM Stream Vac TM is an in line air conveyor that when hooked up to a
2” hose and connected to a compressed air line, it will remove up to several hundred cubic feet of air while using only a minimal amount of compressed air, taking with it welding fumes, soldering fumes, particulate from local grinding operations, smoke and particulate from almost any “spot” application.

A safe and improved healthy condition in the workplace improves employee morale, increases worker productivity, decreases absenteeism and even reduces insurance costs in many cases. A cleaner environment can even enhance the performance of machinery and sometimes cut
maintenance costs. However, until now there was no low cost solution to enhance the environment.

 
The low cost, compact and portable unit operates utilizing a minimal amount of compressed air. It comes with a magnetic stand to “plug into
position” on any magnet accepting metal surface. Simply connect the snap – on collection attachments and clamp a 2” hose on the opposite
side, hook up your compressed air and you are set to go. Comes complete with shut-off valve.

This compact Air Cleaning, Dust and Fume Extraction unit is designed to handle small and spot area applications. Portable, low cost with
zero maintenance!

Nex Flow™ Air Products Corp.
Williamsville, NY, USA and Richmond Hill, ON, Canada
International Number: Tel: +1-416-410-1313
International Fax: +1-416-410-1806 or +1-716-626-3001


 

VACUUM TUBE LIFTER FEATURES SUCTION PADS AND A HOOK

A new vacuum tube lifter that incorporates a dual function pick-up head that provides vacuum lifting for boxes and a hook for handling pails and similar loads is being introduced by Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VT-Series Dual Function tube lifter provides a versatile lifting solution by having two vacuum suction pads for lifting boxes and a compact hook for attaching pails and similar loads. Incorporating a new ergonomic curved handle and built in up/down controls that adjust to the user’s hand strength, this lifter is ideal for various loading and unloading operations.

Easy to maneuver, the Anver VT-Series Dual Function tube lifter swivels a full 360 degrees under vacuum and provides a 100% continuous duty cycle. Available in air- or electric powered models, a vacuum gauge and rugged wire-reinforced tube with a protective cover are standard, and a quick-connect coupling accommodates a wide selection of vacuum suction pads.

The Anver VT-Series Dual Function tube lifter is priced from $2,995.00, depending upon vacuum pads. Price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com
 

 

Stroke Module KLM 300 from SCHUNK

For loading machine tools, power and precision are both required. For this type of application, SCHUNK enlarged its modular system with the stroke module KLM 300. Double-seated and robust dimensioned guiding shafts assure that the module can handle high payloads and achieves an
excellent repeat accuracy of less than 0.015 mm.

Two possible intermediate positions assure a higher flexibility to the user. In order to achieve a more compact design with minimum interfering contours, the shock absorbers and the proximity switches are already integrated into the projected area, and assure a vibration
-free motion and reliable monitoring of the end positions. In case of emergency stops, a clamping cartridge avoids an uncontrolled movement.

As a part of the modular system for automation, the module allows more than 250 standard combinations, even with sealed grippers. The module is particularly suitable for workpiece handling of up to 15 kg and can be also integrated as a Z-axis into linear gantries.


About SCHUNK:
SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, workholding systems, and automation components. With their reputation for high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a reliable partner for their customers. For more information, visit SCHUNK USA
 

 

Canfield Connector’s Reed and Electronic Sensors Fit Universal “T” Slot Applications

Canfield Connector’s Series 9Q is a magnetic proximity switch specifically engineered to fit “T” slot extruded actuators. The 9Q’s small size is applicable for most space requirements and its unique design enables installation anywhere along the slot and assembly without removing the actuator end-cap. The sensors are offered as a flying lead or 8mm quick connect and are easily wired in to any application. Available in reed or electronic sensing, these rugged polyurethane encapsulated switches feature an on board indicator light and a hard
nylon shell; offer reverse polarity protection and are available in DC or AC voltage versions. The electronic sensing version has no moving parts. The Series 9Q operates in a temperature range from -20° to +80°C, are corrosion and wash down resistant, are compatible with IS (Intrinsically Safe) barriers, and most versions are designed to meet NEMA 6/IP 67 specifications.

Canfield Connector is certified to ISO 9001 with design and the Series 9Q is proudly manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications can be found at www.canfieldconnector.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8299 x 122.

Canfield Connector
8510 Foxwood Court
Youngstown, Ohio 44514
Tel: (330) 758-8299
Fax: (330) 758-8912

 


 

VACUUM TUBE LIFTER GETS NEW HANDLEBAR & TUBE ASSEMBLY

An updated VT Series ergonomic vacuum lifter that features a stronger and more secure handlebar and a proprietary lifting tube and tube attachment system is being introduced by Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VT Series Tube Lifter features a new stainless steel handlebar that secures at six points (front, center, and rear) for optimum rigidity, has custom formed plastic grips, and is fully adjustable to let operators tailor it to their own comfort requirements. This ergonomic vacuum tube lifter also received a new lifting tube that is 15% lighter than previous versions, is more compressible, and has new easy screw-on connectors.

Available with capacities up to 650 lbs., Anver VT Series Tube Lifters can be equipped with a virtually unlimited selection of interchangeable standard and custom pick-up heads. Standard features include a heavy-duty vacuum pump that provides a 100% duty cycle, a 360 degree swivel top for unlimited rotation, and a vacuum gauge; offered in electric or air-powered models.

Anver VT Series Tube Lifters are priced from $4,995.00, depending upon the capacity and configuration. Price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com

 


 

SUPERIOR X-STREAM™ AIR BLADE™ AIR KNIFE BETTER BUILT AND OUT PERFORMS OTHERS

Tests indicate that the compressed air operated Nex Flow™ X-stream™ Air Blade™ air knife system is one of the most quiet and efficient of any compressed air operated air knife available. Unlike many competitive aluminum air knife products the X-stream™ Air Blade™ air knife is “anodized” for longer material life in difficult factory environments. The unit is labeled “Silent” because of extremely low exhaust noise levels under 70 dBA.

The Nex Flow™ X-stream™ Air Blade™ air knife is available in regular anodized aluminum and in hard anodized aluminum should there be a risk of any abrasion or rubbing with materials while in operation. In addition, stainless steel versions are available for very high temperature and highly corrosive environments.

All of Nex Flow™ air knife systems come with stainless steel shims – not cheap plastic ones that wear out, all at no extra charge. Despite the use of filters to keep out moisture and dirt, even small amounts of debris or moisture or oil can still damage weak, flimsy plastic shims. Stainless steel shims are a standard with all Nex Flow™ blow off products that require them, offering long life and consistent performance.

Applications include replacing drilled pipe, rows of nozzles for all types of blow-off and even for cooling applications. Energy reduction in compressed air use can be anywhere from 50% to 90% depending on the application. Lengths are available from 2” to 54” . Units may be coupled together for longer lengths utilizing a “coupling” kit in either aluminum or stainless steel.

Nex Flow™ Air Products Corp.
Williamsville, NY, USA and Richmond Hill, ON, Canada
International Number: Tel: +1-416-410-1313
International Fax: +1-416-410-1806 or +1-716-626-3001

 


 

Freelin-Wade Launches New Product: Liquiflex-POE™

Liquiflex-POE
Coinciding with the release of the new catalog is the launch of Liquiflex-POE. This tubing is chemical resistant like polyethylene and flexible like polyurethane. Miller said, “Polyethylene flexes but Liquiflex really bends. Not unlike Polyurethane, it springs right back and can be coiled or bonded into multi-tube bundles.”

Liquiflex-POE is ideal for fluid handling applications in low-pressure, room temperature environments. These properties make it an excellent choice for food manufacturing and water applications. Another potential market is for use in spray bottles, particularly in applications where the tube needs to flex through a unique shape.

Freelin-Wade Company
Founded in 1980, Freelin-Wade is North America’s largest independent manufacturer of plastic tubing and hoses for industries as diverse as pneumatics, dental and promotions. The company employs more than 100 people at its McMinnville, Oregon plant. Privately held Freelin-Wade is a subsidiary of Coilhose Pneumatics. Worry-free Freelin-Wade tubing fits and arrives on time. With a verifiable on-time delivery rate exceeding 98%, customers know precisely when their order will arrive.

Freelin-Wade
1730 NE Miller Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
503-434-5561
http://www.freelin-wade.com


 

VENTURI VACUUM PUMPS FOR HIGH-SPEED PICK AND PLACE SYSTEMS

A full line of air-powered venturi vacuum pumps that can be positioned close to the pickup point in pick and place systems to provide millisecond attach and release is available from Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver VR Series Venturi Vacuum Pumps feature aluminum construction with brass inserts, have no moving parts to wear out, and can pull a 26” Hg vacuum with only 0.74 to 1.27 SCFM air flow and 72 psi supply pressure. Ideally suited for high speed pick and place systems where they can be positioned close to the parts being handled, these pumps provide milli-second attach and release and minimize the potential for vacuum loss.

Easily integrated into single item EOAT and manifolds, Anver VR Series Venturi Vacuum Pumps need only 1.2” or 1.4” space and use standard com-pressed air logic, components, and fittings. Maintenance-free, they can be supplied with a wide variety of suspensions and suction cups ranging from 3/8” to 10” dia. and are offered in many materials including silicone.

Anver VR Series Venturi Vacuum Pumps are priced from $ 21.00 ea., depending upon size and quantity. Pricing is available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com

 



 

Miniature Solenoid Operators Control Inert Gasses and Liquids

Spartan Scientifics miniature solenoid operator pilot assembly Series 38KRE and 38KRI are specially designed to control inert gasses and liquids. Easily mounted to a flat manifold surface, these 2-way and 3-way solenoid pilot operator assemblies feature fully molded coil assemblies, available in either spaded or flying lead configurations, and standard turn locking manual override on the valve body. Two
provided screws quickly assemble the 38KRE and 38KRI to a manifold block and both feature the DIN 43650 B Industrial Standard quick connect interface. In addition, the 38KRI valve has an internally piloted exhaust which allows the normally open version to have all of the ports
contained within the valve body, making the assembly more economical. The 38KRE and 38KRI operate in a pressure range of 0 to 150 psi, a temperature range of -10° to +50°C and have a response time of 8 to 15ms. The 38KRE has orifice sizes of 1.2 and 1.5mms and the 38KRI orifice sizes are 1.2, 1.4, and 1.6mms with exhaust orifice sizes 1.4 and 1.6mms.

Spartan Scientific is certified to ISO 9001 with design. The Series 38KRE and 38KRI, like all Spartan Scientific products, are manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards to ensure reliability and a long life. Complete specifications and options can be found at www.spartanscientific.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8446 x 122.

Spartan Scientificc
P O Box 9792
Boardman, OH 44513
Tel: (330) 758-8446
Fax: (330) 758-3314
 

 

Non-Spill Quick Disconnect Couplings Enhance Thermal Management Systems


St. Paul, MN – March 23, 2011 – Colder Products Company will showcase a broad range of non-spill couplings and solutions for makers of electronic cooling equipment at the SemiTherm Symposium (booth #206). These innovative connectors enable leak-free connection and disconnection of critical fluid lines in liquid cooled servers, chillers and other electronic systems, without the risk of drips or spills.

“Engineers today are constantly seeking more efficient ways to remove heavy thermal loads from dense electronic packaging,” said Dennis
Downs, Industrial Business Unit Manager, Colder Products Company. “Non-spill couplings eliminate the disadvantages of a hard plumbed liquid cooling system and are now used to achieve better system flexibility and serviceability without compromising critical safety and reliability requirements.”

Available for tubing ID ranges from 1/8” (3.2mm) to ¾” (19.0mm), plastic and metal connectors from Colder alleviate concerns inherent in handling fluids in the vicinity of critical electronics. They feature color coding for visual line identification, a variety of seal
materials for maximum media compatibility and a range of termination and thread types.

Colder Products Company, a world leader in the design and manufacture of quick disconnect couplings, will highlight the Non-Spill Series of couplings and other products for liquid cooling applications at SemiTherm (Booth # 206) in San Jose, March 23-24, 2011.
# # ##
About Colder Products Company
Colder Products Company is a leading provider of quick disconnect couplings, fittings and connectors to life sciences, industrial and chemical handling markets. For a free catalog CD or more information, contact: Colder Products Company, 1001 Westgate Drive, St. Paul, MN 55114. Phone: 651-645-0091. Toll-free: 800-444-2474. Fax: 651-645-5404. Web: www.colder.com.

 


 

Now Available from FABCO, The NV-55-18 Micro-Fine Needle Valve.

Featuring 1/8 NPT ports and the same rock solid internals as the original NV-55, the NV-55-18 mounts easily directly to a regulator or other assembly.

Popular in aquaculture, hydroponics, and other CO2 injection applications.

Flow rates are identical to the original NV-55.
Buna-N seals - compatible with CO2

FABCO-AIR
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com


 

Polygon Company Announces Revolutionary New Cylinder System

WALKERTON, IN – Polygon Company is proud to announce their new pneumatic cylinder known as CTT (Constrained Tube Technology). CTT is a complete pneumatic system that allows the composite tube to be fitted within the confines of a thin-walled outer host. Thecomposite tube carries greater than 90% of the pressure vessel loads while the metallic host enables traditional assembly techniques such as welding, threading, retention rings, and etc.

A housing must be used to handle the additional pressure load for the complete tube assembly. “Housings can be 80/20 aluminum or other machined metal. It could be anyy
material, even a wooden box,” said Paul Lashbrook, lead CTT engineer. Containing housings do not need to be cylindrical nor do they need to be honed or plated, and can even be a lowgradesteel. “The housing provides a durable casing for CTT, supporting and protecting the lightweight cylinder,” Lashbook continued. The CTT cylinder is an entire thin-walled actuator system utilizing a new end cap attachment system.

The approach enables the design engineer to achieve the benefits of composite cylinder tubing such as corrosion resistance, improved seal life and unique fluid flow properties without manufacturing assembly changes..

For non-housed units, lower cost polymeric cylinders can provide the needed structure. “In traditional cylinders, the metal walls provide both pressure containment and structural strength. With CTT, the inner composite sleeve does all the load work while the thermoplastic outer tube and connection elements provide seamless and cost-effective assembly,” said James Shobert, Polygon Company CEO. End caps can be fitted to secure the host tube and provide a very traditional cylinder outline for non-housed units as illustrated. This blends the high performance characteristics of advanced composites with the durability and economics of standard polymeric materials.

One consistent Achilles Heel of retrofitting composites into existing applications is being able to assemble the finished product using traditional metalworking techniques. Composite cylinder tubing cannot withstand drilling and maintain structural strength. This limited previous composite tubing to tie-rod cylinder applications almost exclusively. CTT’s tubing is not immune to this attachment problem. However, the required housings can be chosen to provide ample attachment points for mounting the assembly.

CTT has surpassed 27 million cycles under elevated testing pressure and is the perfect solution to demanding pressure vessel applications. Balancing performance and cost, it is uniquely suited for today’s lean operational environments.

About Polygon Companyy
Founded in 1949, Polygon Company is a proven composite material engineering innovator, currently holding over 40 active patents on unique products, designs and proprietary manufacturing capabilities.

Headquartered in Walkerton, Indiana, Polygon has expanded to a worldwide manufacturing and distribution network providing composite solutions in multiple industries from bearings to laparoscopic surgical tubing.
To learn more, visit us on the web, e-mail, or call:
Homepage: PolygonComposites.com

103 Industrial Park Drive
P.O. Box 176
Walkerton, IN 46574 USA
800.918.9261
Ph: 574.586.3145
Fx: 574.586.7336
polygoncomposites.com

 


 

VACUUM SUCTION CUPS HELP OPTIMIZE END-OF-ARM-TOOLING

A full line of small vacuum suction cups for end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) that come in a wide variety of materials, shapes, and sizes to optimize specific process requirements is available from Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver Small Suction Cups are offered in flat and single- or multiple-bellows styles, molded from a wide variety of materials, in sizes from 2 mm to 88 mm dia. Designed to let automation engineers match their process EOAT require-ments exactly, they can attach using push-in, flanged, and barbed fittings.

Suitable for high technology applications requiring vacuum suction cups that are non-marking, operate at temperatures, are FDA approved, or anti-static, Anver Small Suction Cups come in silicone, NBR, nitrile, neoprene, natural gum rubber, vinyl, and static-dissipative Nomastat™ materials.

Anver Small Suction Cups are priced according to configuration and quantity. Free samples and price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 017499
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
 

 



 

Inductive DC Proximity Sensors

AutomationDirect has extended its offering of industrial sensors to include the PEW series of stainless steel DC proximity sensors. The shielded 8mm sensors are flush-mountable and feature a 2mm sensing range. Available with either M8 or M12 quick disconnects, they are equipped with LED status indicators visible at wide angles, and have PNP outputs. PEW series inductive proximity sensors are priced at $45.

Also added are the LF40 series rectangular inductive DC proximity sensors. Two shielded and two unshielded models are available with 20mm or 35mm sensing ranges. The rectangular plastic PNP sensors provide either normally-open or normally-open/normally-closed complementary outputs. LF40 series sensor prices start at $39.

To see the complete line of proximity sensors, visit www.automationdirect.com/proximity.

AutomationDirect sells over 10,000 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,750-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products at prices typically below the industry average, same-day shipping on in-stock items, the best documentation in the industry, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on nearly every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-0405.


 

Pick and Place Unit PPU-E30

The fastest Pick & Place Unit on the market does not require any sensitive moving motor cables. With racing cycle times and an excellent repeat accuracy of less than 0.01 mm, it is setting benchmarks in the assembly of small components.


The PPU-E30 carries out high speed assembly tasks with the highest precision. Cycle time is only 0.58 seconds including switching and gripping times at a 40 mm vertical stroke, a 120 mm horizontal stroke, and a moving mass of 2 kg. All the utility lines for power supply, sensor, and pneumatic systems are plugged into the rearward stationary connection. Cable breaks and disturbances of the unit are now a thing of the past. The freely programmable unit is designed for a vertical stroke of up to 100 mm, a horizontal stroke of 270 mm, and a moving mass of 3 kg.

The narrow housing as well as the media supply via the back panel, allow a compact, maintenance- and assembly-friendly sandwich construction of several units next to each other. Two integrated linear encoder systems control the vertical and horizontal motion and assure a high repeat accuracy. Intelligent regulators control the cantilever arm as well as the actuators without a higher-ranking control unit. The required software is already integrated, thus the unit can be commissioned by simple Plug & Play.

Up to six integrated valves operated by one single air feeding, supplies all the pneumatic actuators. This minimizes the compressed air and consequently the energy consumption, and provides an enormous clock frequency. Since no motor or cables are moved, and the remaining moving components are manufactured in a light-weight design, the unit proves to be energy-efficient and economic. It works together with the SCHUNK module program and can be equipped with various actuators. In the largest construction stage, the PPU-E30 can utilize an electric rotary module with rotary feed-through, but also with two sensors and pneumatic connections.

About SCHUNK:
SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, workholding systems, and automation components. With their reputation for high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a reliable partner for their customers. For more information, visit SCHUNK USAA


 

AutomationDirect expands tubing and hose offering in pneumatics line

AutomationDirect has added new tubing and hose options to its NITRA line of pneumatic components, including bonded straight and coiled styles.

Available in 50-foot lengths, NITRA bonded polyurethane tubing is made by a continuous bonding process, resulting in a strong, organized, color-coded package with flexibility and kink resistance. The shore A 98 hardness rating provides tight outside diameter tolerance, making it ideal for use with NITRA push-to-connect fittings.
Available in 5/32 to ½-inch and 4mm to 12mm sizes, bonded straight tubing starts at $13.

NITRA polyurethane coiled tubing has also been added. Coiled tubing is available in single, double, and triple bonded configurations with double and triple coils in contrasting colors. Available in three working lengths, and in sizes ranging from 5/32-inch to 3/8-inch and 4mm to 10mm, prices start at $4.50.

The addition of pneumatic air hoses includes reinforced polyurethane straight, as well as coiled and reinforced coiled styles. Available in quarter-inch and 3/8-inch sizes, the hoses are fitted with one rigid and one swivel fitting, based on hose inside diameter.

Reinforced polyurethane hose comes in 25 and 50 foot packages. With a shore A 85 hardness rating, the hose is strong, flexible and kink resistant. Prices start at $11.50 for a 25-foot package.

NITRA coiled and reinforced coiled hoses are available in eight, 12 and 16-foot working lengths. Coiled hose has a shore A 98 hardness rating while the reinforced coiled hose has a shore A 85 hardness rating. Prices start at $12.50 for coiled hose and $23 for reinforced coiled hose.

See the full line of NITRA pneumatic tubing and hoses at www.automationdirect.com/pneumatic-tubing-hoses.

AutomationDirect sells over 10,000 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,750-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products at prices typically below the industry average, same-day shipping on in-stock items, the best documentation in the industry, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on nearly every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-0405.

 

Don't Let Freezing Temperatures Fry Your Sensor

It only takes a small formation of ice deep inside the inlet cavity of a pressure transducer to destroy the sensing element. To prevent this, Ashcroft engineers have developed a unique isolation method that will prevent water from contacting the sensor, therefore eliminating the possibility of transducer failure due to ice damage.

If you are using transducers to monitor the pressure of water or other liquids in freezing temperatures, you'll want to learn more about the Ashcroft solution by reading our
Product Information Page TR/PI-23 entitled "Freeze-Proof Modification for Ashcroft Pressure Transducers".

If you have questions about this or other Ashcroft instruments, please visit our website at www.ashcroft.com or call the Ashcroft ActionLine at 800/328-8258.

 


 

Long Static Eliminator Neutralizes And Cleans Wide Surfaces

EXAIR's new Long Super Ion Air Knives neutralize static electricity while blowing away dust and particulates from printed surfaces, paper, plastics and three dimensional shapes up to 96" (2438mm) across. The wide laminar airstream full of static eliminating ions is effective at high speeds and provides superior cleaning up to 20 feet away. Poor print quality, dust attraction, tearing, jamming, and related equipment downtime can be eliminated.

The Long Super Ion Air Knife is highly efficient, using only a minimal amount of compressed air at 5 PSIG to entrain high volumes of surrounding room air. An electrically powered static control bar fills the uniform sheet of air with a high concentration of positive and negative ions. The laminar airstream increases the surface exposure to the ions, making it effective for high speed processes and over long distances. Force can be adjusted from a "blast" to a "breeze". The shockless design is UL Component Recognized to US and Canadian safety standards. There are no moving parts to wear out.

Long Super Ion Air Knives are available in 60" (1524mm), 72" (1829mm), 84" (2134mm) and 96" (2438mm) lengths that are fully assembled. A factory installed plumbing kit is also available that makes it easy to connect Long Super Ion Air Knives to any plant's compressed air system and obtain the best performance. Prices start at $1,739..

For more information contact:

EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
 

 

SCHUNK long stroke gripper PHL


With the PHL, SCHUNK launches a new generation of long stroke grippers. The PHL from SCHUNK alternatively disposes of a multi-tooth guidance or a profiled rail guidance, which increases the degree of efficiency of the module. More importantly, the modular design of the PHL offers 90 standardized versions from the beginning! Thus over-sizing is avoided, the air consumption and energy is minimized, and the required space for applications is reduced. With the PHL, SCHUNK makes efficient gripping of large strokes possible.

With multi-tooth jaw guidance, the PHL is particularly suitable for rough environments. The gripper is equipped with roller bearings and profiled rail guidance, achieving a 25% higher degree of efficiency. The guiding carriage of the gripper fingers have ball bearings, which minimizes friction and evenly distributes forces. Since the jaw guide is sealed and permanently lubricated, the bearing capacity of the gripper increases and reduces wear. Users benefit from the reliability, precision, and long service life of the components.

No matter if the gripper is equipped with a multi-tooth guidance or profiled rail guidance, five sizes with piston diameters between 25 and 63 mm are available. The design engineer can choose among three strokes per size, covering the whole range of strokes between 30 and 160 mm. Moreover, a spring-actuated gripping force maintenance for ID or OD gripping is available, making90 standardized versions. The largest size of the PHL disposes of a gripping force of 3500 N and a maximum admissible finger length of 600 mm. Every size is available as a special version with viton seals or for high temperatures of up to 130 °C (266° F). Gripper positions can be monitored by inductive proximity switches or magnetic switches.

About SCHUNK:
SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, workholding systems, and automation components. With their reputation for high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a reliable partner for their customers. For more information, visit SCHUNK USAA


 

RECTANGULAR VACUUM CUPS HANDLE LONG AND NARROW LOADS

A new line of rectangular vacuum cups that are designed for handling high capacity loads with inadequate surface areas for gripping is being intro- duced by Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver Rectangular Vacuum Cups for handling narrow loads feature NBR rubber bonded onto a machined aluminum hub and include an internal safety seal for a sure grip. Designed for long, narrow, heavy loads that cannot be lifted using conventional cups, they are rated at up to 550 lb. horizontal each.

Ideally suited for lifting I-beams, girders, reinforced boards, and archi-tectural panels, Anver Rectangular Vacuum Cups are offered in five sizes ranging from 4” - 7” W by 11” - 20” L and each include pre-drilled and tapped mounting holes and a vacuum port.

Anver Rectangular Vacuum Cups are priced from $ 49.95 up, depending upon size. Pricing is available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com

 



 

PHD High Precision Series GRK Parallel Grippers


PHD’s released Series GRK Parallel Grippers combine the highest precision and durability for the most demanding applications. With the highest grip force in its class, the GRK grippers’ low profile design provides exceptional grip force and high moment load capacity allowing for longer tooling and greater part weight than other grippers. With the new ultra-rigid, wear-compensating jaw guide system, “free-play” is eliminated, providing the most precise jaw tolerances over the life of the GRK. Magnetic sensing for teachable position switches are available to simplify set-up and integration. The spring assist option can be specified to provide a mechanical method of retaining parts on jaw open or closed. The selection of four sizes with two jaw travel lengths for each size easily accommodates a wide range of applications.

Other benefits include true parallel jaw motion, double acting for internal or external gripping applications, metric or imperial mounting threads or ports, and multiple mounting locations.

For more information on this new product, send for a free catalog today, or visit our website at
www.phdinc.com/grk. For immediate assistance, call PHD, Inc. at (800) 624-8511.



 

AutomationDirect Adds Compact Pneumatic Air Cylinderss

AutomationDirect has extended its NITRA™ pneumatic product line to include a series of compact stainless steel, round body cylinders.

The new C-series cylinders feature type 304 stainless steel bodies with anodized aluminum alloy heads. The type 303 stainless piston rod is equipped with Buna “N” o-ring rod seals and sintered bronze rod bushings. The double- acting cylinders are available in 9/16-inch to three-inch bore sizes and stroke lengths from 0.25 inch to four inches. Optional clevis brackets and rod eyes are also available. Backed with a two-year warranty, C-series compact cylinders start at $33.

AutomationDirect


 

FPTI is excited to announce the development of their first state-of-the-art pneumatics simulator.

The MF700-PN Pneumatics Simulator is built as a single-sided or double-sided unit and is powered by a silent compressor.

Optional pneumatic boards can be stored below the main tray when not in use. The MF700-PN can also be configured with or without the on-board compressor for those who have access to their own air supply.

Look for additional information coming soon.
Fluid Power Training Institute
West Valley City, Utah
Phone:801-908-5456
Fax; 801-908-5734

 

The STARCYL955C BRIK LDT for Pneumatic Cylinders

With the demand for automation greater than ever, the need to replace limit and zone sensors on pneumatic cylinders with continuous feedback has become obvious. Speeding up and improving your process is what you need in order to stay competitive. Knowing your exact position at any given moment is essential to that end..

Replace your existing limit sensors with the STARCYL 955C BRIK GEN III for continuous position feedback with your choice of Analog, Digital, or Quadrature outputs. The 955C BRIK GEN III senses the magnet located in your existing pneumatic cylinder and uses it to relay absolute positioning information to the machine's controller. The 955C BRIK GEN III can be retro-fitted to cylinders in the field using standard mounting brackets or your own customized solution. The 955C solution has no moving parts to wear out. Magnetostrictive technology is used to "see" through the aluminum extrusion and detect the position of the magnet mounted inside the cylinder.

Three versions of the 955C BRIK GEN III are available. The 955CA offers analog output in either voltage or current with your choice of 0 to 10 VDC, 10 to 0 VDC, 4 to 20mA, or 20 to 4mA. The unit can easily be reconfigured in the field from a 0-10 VDC to a 10-0 VDC or 4-20 mA to a 20-4 mA output.

The 955CD is designed for digital output with choice of Control Pulse, Start/Stop Pulse, or Variable Pulse output.

The Quadrature output from the 955CDQ allows wiring directly to any incremental encoder input card, without the need for a special converter module or a PLC interface card. The 955CDQ can be ordered with 1-9999 cycles per inch of output resolution in lengths of 5 to 180 inches. The transducer features an input to re-zero the probe "on-the-fly". Another unique feature is the "burst" mode. An input on the transducer triggers a data transfer of all the incremental position data relative to the set zero position. This can be used to achieve absolute position updates when power is restored to the system, eliminating the time-consuming need to "re-home" the machine.

The 955C BRIK GEN III has truly unique features. The first one being the LDT's auto-tuning capability: the ability to sense a magnet within the pneumatic cylinder and adjust its signal strength accordingly.

Another feature is that the analog output is programmable over the entire active stroke length. The active stroke area of the LDT lies between the Null Zone and the Dead Band.

There is also a diagnostic LED located at the connector to minimize setup time and troubleshooting. The LED is green in normal operation. Red will indicate no magnet present or that the magnet has moved out of sensing range. Yellow is an indication the magnet is out of the programmed active range or if no interrogation signal is detected..

The enclosure comes standard as IP67; however, upgrading to IP68 is available as an option so the LDT can be used in wet environments.
Note: The Pneumatic cylinder must have a magnet in order to work.

STARCYL USA CORP.
348 Route 11, PO BOX 771
Champlain, NY, 12919
1-877-STARCYL (782-7295)

STARCYL CANADA INC
2340 Michelin Stt
Laval, QC, Canada
H7L 5C3
1-888-332-1711


 

VACUUM LIFTER HANDLES FLIMSY LOADS

A new air-powered vacuum lifter that lets one person handle foam, rubber, plastic, composite, and thin wood sheet for feeding cutting tables and other equipment is being introduced by Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VPFL-4 Air-Powered Lifter for flimsy loads has main beams and cross bars sized as necessary, and multiple vacuum suction cups with top and bottom spring suspensions to hold securely and provide full X-Y-Z adjustability. Featuring an adjustable handlebar and integrated controls, this lifter lets one person handle loads previously requiring several people.

Capable of handling moderately porous to non-porous loads, the Anver VPFL-4 Air-Powered Lifter is a below-the-hook unit that runs on standard shop air. It requires only 8” of head room and is available with parking stands to protect the vacuum cups. Standard features include an air filter, vacuum check valve, vacuum gauge, and a leakage sensor with audio-visual alarms.

The Anver VPFL-4 Air-Powered Lifter is priced from $ 2,995. (list), depending upon configuration. Price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500 FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com

 

High Temperature Air Amplifier Moves Hot Air


EXAIRs new High Temperature Air Amplifier offers a simple, low cost way to move high volumes of hot air to surfaces requiring uniform heating while in a furnace or oven. There are no impellers or moving parts to wear out. The High Temperature Air Amplifier amplifies airflow up to 18:1 at outlet.
The High Temperature Air Amplifier is the most efficient for pushing high volumes of hot air to points that typically remain cool. This special design is rated for environments up to 700°F (374°C) and its surface is protected from heat stress by a mil-spec coating process (developed for the aircraft industry), allowing easy disassembly for changing shims or cleaning. Efficiency is high and the sound level is low at only 72 dBA. It is perfect for corrosive applications.
Applications include directing hot air to mold cavities for uniform wall thickness of the plastic part, exhausting smoke and fumes, distributing heat in ovens or molds, and sampling flue gases. Construction is type 303 Stainless Steel. Available in 1-1/4" (32mm) diameter only. Prices start at $359.

For more information contact: EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363


 

Industrial Specialties Mfg. now offers an economical Quick Coupling solution to our customers.  Acetal, chrome plated and glass-filled polypropylene quick couplers.  Available valved or non-valved with 1/8”, 1/4” or 1/2” flow.  These quality quick couplers connect with other thumb-latch type couplers.  Connections include: Hose Barbs, NPT & BSPT threads and Poly-tube fittings.  Straight and elbow configurations are available with or without panel mount capabilities.

20AC Seriess

  • Springs: Stainless Steel
  • O-rings: FDA & NSF Listed Grade Buna-N (others available)
  • Internal Valves: DuPont Delrin® Acetal (POM) FDA & NSF Grade
  • Mates with all other 20 Series couplings
  • Connects with other thumb-latch type couplings

40AC Series features a 1/4” flow size couplings are produced in a durable natural DuPont Delrin® thermal plastic.  They are resistant to most mild chemicals and are manufactured to be trouble free for many years of service.

  • Springs: Stainless Steell
  • O-rings: FDA & NSF Listed Grade Buna-N (others available)
  • Internal Valves: DuPont Delrin® Acetal (POM) FDA & NSF Grade
  • Mates with all other 40 Series couplingss
  • Connects with other thumb-latch type couplings

20CB Series features a 1/8” flow and are produced from food grade chrome plated brass; these 1/8” flow size couplings are more durable and withstand higher pressure.  They are available with internal shut-off valves or straight through and connect with all 20AC Series couplings.

  • Springs: Stainless Steel
  • O-rings: FDA & NSF Listed Grade Buna-N (others available)
  • Internal Valves: DuPont Delrin® Acetal (POM) FDA & NSF Grade
  • Connects with other thumb-latch type couplings

40CB Series are produced in food grade chrome plated brass; these 1/4” flow size couplings are more durable and withstand higher pressure.  They are available with internal shut-off valves or straight through and connect with all 40AC Series couplings.

  • Bodies & Terminations: Food Grade Chrome/Brass
  • Thumb-latch: Stainless Steel
  • Springs: Stainless Steel
  • O-rings: FDA Grade Buna-N (others available)
  • Internal Valves: DuPont Delrin® Acetal (POM) FDA & NSF Grade

50AC Seriess

  • Springs: Stainless Steel
  • O-rings: FDA/NSF Grade Buna-N (others available) 
  • Internal Valves: DuPont Delrin® Acetal (POM); FDA/NSF Grade

50GP Seriess couplings are manufactured from a high performance glass filled polypropylene. With excellent chemical resistance properties, these couplings are well suited for applications in acid and chemical transfer. All 50GP couplings interconnect with the 50AC Series product range.

  • Springs: Stainless Steel
  • O-rings: EPDM (others available)
  • Internal Valves: Glass Filled Polypropylene

65GP Series couplings offer 1/2” flow capacity and are manufactured from a high performance glass filled polypropylene.  65GP couplings have a full flow, non-valved, smooth internal bore that allows for maximum flow with minimal turbulence.

  • Extremely durable and are well suited for applications that require chemical resistance..
  • Interconnect with and are compatible with many other plastic latch type couplings.

If one of our standard products does not meet your needs, our team of experts will work with your engineers to build a fitting to your specifications.  All products are produced and typically shipped directly from us to the end user, saving both time and expense.

For whatever your miniature pneumatic, vacuum and fluid circuitry components needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will provide the best fit for your application.

Contact one of our experienced professionals today to discuss the solution that's right for you!

Industrial Specialties Mfg.
4091 S. Eliot St.
Englewood, CO  80110
Phone:  303-781-8486
Fax:  303-761-7939
An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company

 

New line of compressed air filters from Parker offer revolutionary “top-load” design for space constrained applications and fast, easy element change-outs.

The Filtration and Separation Division of Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies has introduced a new line of “top-loading” compressed air filters. These filter housings are designed to make element change-out in even the most space-challenged environments faster and easier. The drain connections do not need to be disrupted during the change-out process.

The proprietary, patented element design will remove up to 99.995% of oil, water, and solids from compressed air and other gases. Other product features include robust aluminum construction, top threading element design for faster change-outs, coalescing design to continuously trap and drain liquids, and operation with minimal pressure drop.

Applications include protecting refrigerated dryers from oil contamination, cold coalescing, general industrial, and OEM requirements.

Click here to access a high resolution image

For additional information, please contact Parker Hannifin Corporation, Filtration and Separation Division, at 1-248-628-6400. Parker Hannifin Corporation, 500 Glaspie St., Oxford, MI 48371. www.parker.com/finitefilter.

 

 

Pneumatic Mini Slide DGSL from FESTO

Precise Positioning, Compact, Easy to Install

The DGSL from Festo Corporation is designed as an ultra-precise slide for positioningor as an easy pick and place system. The main design element to this precision slide isthe use of an integrated bearing system with an accuracy of 0.01 mm and linearity andparallelism in the 1/100 mm range.

Available in eight sizes from 4 to 20 mm diameter and with strokes up to 200 mm, themini slide covers a wide range of applications. It is ideally suited for the electronics industry where minute parts need to be handled with utmost precision and wherespace may be restricted.

The optional clamping unit and the end-position interlock prevents undesired loweringg
of loads onto work piece carriers in the case of compressed air supply failure and
provides protection in emergency stop situations.

Another advantage of the easy-to-install mini slide is that it offers three different end
stop systems (shock-absorber, cushioned metal stops or polymer stops) providing the
best solution for every application for technical features and cost-effectiveness.

For more details, please visit: www.festo.com/us/dgsl

Festo Corporation
395 Moreland Road
P.O. Box 18023
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Tel: 631.435.0800
Fax: 631.231.9215
www.festo.com/usa

 


 

Compact Weld Field Electronic Sensor Eases Installation

Canfield Connector’s Series 8WF weld field immune electronic sensors, which easily fit on the smallest round, tie-rod, or extruded cylinders, are compact magnetic sensors designed for sensing position magnetic pistons on pneumatic actuators while ignoring electro-magnetic pulses generated from AC weld fields. The 8WF features extremely consistent repeatability, reverse polarity protection, and a wide voltage range. A high intensity LED light is standard on most models. The Series 8WF is compatible with IS (Intrinsically Safe) barriers as well as most corrosive and washdown applications and the rugged stainless steel and nylon enclosure has an encapsulated circuit for wet environments. They operate in a temperature range from -20° to +80°C and most versions are designed to meet NEMA 4/IP 65 specifications.

Canfield Connector is certified to ISO 9001 with design and the Series 8WF is proudly manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications can be found at www.canfieldconnector.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8299 x 122.

Canfield Connector
8510 Foxwood Court
Youngstown, Ohio 44514
Tel: (330) 758-8299
Fax: (330) 758-8912

 


 

Vacuum users get a grip on productivity with the first modular suction cup from Piab New piGRIP offers energy and cost savings

Hingham, MA – Piab, a leading supplier of industrial vacuum technology, launches its new piGRIP suction cup, the first modular suction cup on the market. The new piGRIP allows companies to choose the ideal combination of lip and bellow so products can be handled at previously unprecedented speeds while realizing energy savings.

Available with a range of independent lips, bellows and fittings in sizes from 25-77mm, the new piGRIP™ suction cup can be customized for thousands of applications for full operational flexibility. Whereas traditional grippers can only be used for selected applications, the piGRIP™ can be tailored to individual gripping, lifting and height requirements to handle a variety of products and fit with a number of different machines. The piGRIP™ can be used with new machines as well as for retrofitting existing systems.

Overall line efficiency is enhanced with the piGRIP™’s superior suction grip, which allows for higher machine speeds. This powerful grip is made possible through the variety of lip options available with the piGRIP™, allowing manufacturers to choose the desired hardness or softness for optimum sealing. For example, flexible lips provide extra sealing capability for the handling of surface-leaking and porous materials, such as corrugated cardboard..

With the piGRIP™, the ideal lip and bellow combination can be selected so manufacturers are no longer forced to compromise on either grip or machine handling speed, which is often the case with one-size-fits-all suction cup units. All of Piab’s bellows have a proprietary thin wall design which ensures that faster compressions and returns can be achieved, allowing extra high lifting force compared to traditional cups in the same size. With this capability to handle faster accelerations and more high speed lifts, machines can run at faster speeds leading to shorter production cycles, and increasing overall productivity.

The piGRIP™ is also available in FDA approved materials. Certificates are available for the food industry, making the unique suction cup suitable for applications where direct food contact is necessary.

The new modular suction cup also contributes to sustainability benefits. The piGRIP™ offers 20-50% more lifting force than similar sized cups to reduce energy consumption and save costs. The piGRIP™ also features 100% recyclable and separable materials, which, once the suction cup is recycled, can be reused for the same or a number of other purposes. By reducing scrap this contributes to an environmentally friendly waste management program.

“With a growing awareness of environmental issues, manufacturers are seeking solutions that offer both optimum performance and energy efficiency,” said Ed McGovern, Vice President, Sales and Business Development North America, Piab. “The new revolutionary piGRIP™ brings a step change in vacuum technology by being the first complete modular suction cup concept on the market. This exciting development allows us to help manufacturers optimize their vacuum systems while also contributing to a sustainable world.”

 www.piab.com.
 

 

Standard CPUs added to CLICK PLC line

AutomationDirect’s line of CLICK micro brick PLCs now includes standard CPU units. The new units feature eight discrete inputs and six discrete outputs,
available in four combinations of built-in I/O types. In addition to two RS-232 RJ12 communication ports, the standard CPU units are equipped with one RS-485
communication port and feature real-time clock and battery backup for the internal SRAM. Sold separately, the battery allows data to be stored for up to five
years.

CLICK Standard CPU units start at $99. CLICK’s user-friendly programming software is downloadable for free at www.automationdirect.com, providing the tools,
layout, and interactivity needed for quick and intuitive program development. In addition, an online help file provides information to help users get
acquainted with the software quickly.

To learn more about the new Standard CLICK CPU units, visit www.automationdirect.com/click-plc or call 800-633-0405.

 


 

VACUUM LIFTER FOR PRECISION COIL HANDLING

An air-powered, below-the-hook vacuum lifter that is designed for lifting precision metal coils up to 4 ft. dia. from the skid to the winding machine is being
introduced by Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VPFL-4 Air-Powered Vacuum Lifter has an “X” frame with adjustable suction pads and spring suspensions to accommodate and grip precision metal coils
up to 4 ft. dia. without damage. Featuring a circular perimeter guard for added protection, this below-the-hook lifter provides continuous vacuum to the
suction pads and has an adjustable handle with integrated controls.

Designed for safety, the Anver VPFL-4 Air-Powered Vacuum Lifter is equipped with a VLS-8 Vacuum Leakage Sensor that sets itself to the vacuum system’s peak
vacuum level and displays it on an LCD right in front of the operator. Powered independently by a 9V lithium battery, if a 10% vacuum loss or leak- age
occurs, it will sound a loud horn and flash a bright LED warning light.

The Anver VPFL-4 Air-Powered Vacuum Lifter is priced from $3,995.00 (list), depending upon configuration.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500 FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com
 

 

FIPA expands its pick & place range of products

Lifting cylinder powered by compressed air: All functions in a compact casee
Simple, integrated design weighing only 220 g / For use in temperatures from 40 to 175° F

With its lifting cylinder powered by compressed-air, FIPA has expanded its product range with a vacuum component, which combines many functions in its compact
form and is used in separating paper, veneers, plastic sheets, name plates, checks or business cards, among other things.


The new lifting cylinder with integrated vacuum generation from FIPA may help solve some special challenges in your pick and place application. The new
cylinder contains all components in a space of approximately only 160 cm2 for dynamic stacking and de-stacking of flat or porous pieces using compressed air.

Integrated design saves space and money
"We have the right solution for several of our customers’ requirements needing a lifting cylinder powered by compressed air," according to FIPA President and
Owner Rainer Mehrer. This is a practical solution, which only requires little space thanks to optimum coordination of individual components and is extremely
light weighing with only 220 g. This allows for quick mounting and a reduction in hardware needs and costs thanks to the integration of various components
such as ejector, solenoid valves and cabling.

The mode of operation: The complete pick & place workflow is controlled solely via switching the compressed air supply on and off to the lifting cylinder.
When it is switched on, the integrated ejector creates a vacuum; the piston moves out, sucks in the piece and then moves back. This works extremely fast, so
that only the top piece is lifted and the cylinder works independently of the stack height.

When the compressed air is switched off, the piston moves downward. The integrated blow-off pulse enables fast placing of the pieces and consequently ensures
short cycle times. Thanks to the cylinder rod locked against rotation, the piece is placed in the way it is picked. Differences in stack level are no problem,
because the piston is stopped automatically when it comes into contact with the work piece.

Meaningful expansion of a comprehensive product range
The lifting cylinder powered by compressed air expands the comprehensive FIPA product range in the areas of vacuum technology and gripping systems. A special
added value of the company's own development philosophy: FIPA stands for flexible system solutions, in which the individual components are coordinated and can
be combined modularly according to needs.


FIPA Inc.
102 Kingussie Ct
Cary, NC 27511
Phone: (800) 913-7002
Cell: (919) 244-1848
Fax: (919) 573-0871
http://www.fipa.com
 


 

 

Industrial Specialties Mfg.. offers multi-port manifolds made from plastic or metal.

Used to organize and distribute flow in multiple directions utilizing several similar or identical devices at the same time.  Manifold: an accessory system of piping to a main piping system (or another conductor) that serves to divide a flow into several parts, to combine several flows into one, or to reroute a flow to any one of several possible destinations.

Inlet / Outlet sizes and ports

Available with 1/4”, 3/8” or 1/2” Female NPT single or dual Inlets.  Outlet port sizes include 1/8”, 1/4” and 3/8” Female NPT with the number of Outlets ranging from 2 to 10 ports.

Materials

LNM Series – Plastic Manifolds

·         Natural Delrin

·         Black Delrin

·         Kynar

·         Nylon

·         Natural Polypropylene

·         Black Polypropylene

·         Gray PVC

·         White PVC

·         Teflon

MMF Series – Metal Manifolds

··         Brass

·         303 Stainless Steel

·         304 Stainless Steel

·         316 Stainless Steel

·         Black Anodized Aluminum

If one of our standard products does not meet your needs, our team of experts will work with your engineers to build a fitting to your specifications.  All products are produced and typically shipped directly from us to you, saving both time and expense.

For whatever your miniature pneumatic, vacuum and fluid circuitry components needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will provide the best fit for your application.

Contact one of our experienced professionals today to discuss the solution that's right for you!

Industrial Specialties Mfg.

4091 S. Eliot St.

Englewood, CO  80110

Phone:  303-781-8486

Fax:  303-761-7939

An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company


 

piINLINE Vacuum Generators

piINLINE is Piab’s new range of energy-efficient, easy-to-use inline vacuum ejectors based on COAX technology.

piINLINE comes in three sizes: Midi, Mini and Micro. Each size is available with a choice of three special options to enable optimized performance and capacity for the specific application including working at a low feed pressure, providing high amounts of vacuum flow or achieving deep vacuum levels.

The smallest model, the Micro, uses on average 50 % less energy than comparable products, which means significantly less energy consumption and lower carbon emissions. Sound levels are also lower, which creates a better working environment.

The product range is designed so that end-users in factories can easily replace single-stage inline ejectors. Under normal use, the medium model in the piINLINE range, the Mini, will pay for itself after just three months, thanks to its low energy costs, while the payback time for other models should be less than six months.

Phone: +1 800 321 7422/+1 781 682 1416
Fax: +1 781 337 6864
Address:65 Sharp Street, Hingham, MA 02043 US
Web: www.piab.com

 

DESIGN ENHANCES ACCESSIBILTY FOR ROUTINE PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE OF COMPRESSED AIR DRYERS

WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania – The Eclipse Desiccant Dryer line from ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions is designed to minimize the time and effort associated with scheduled maintenance. Unlike competitive twin-tower desiccant dryers with valves and controls that are located out of reach, Eclipse™ dryers have serviceable parts that are positioned for convenient access. Safety of maintenance personnel is enhanced because
most routine service is completed from ground level.

The unique design of Eclipse™ dryers also results in low overall height which enables shipment of most models by common carrier and without a premium. An additional benefit of the low profile is that Eclipse™ dryers can be installed in locations where competitive dryers will not fit.

Eclipse™ dryers are available in three models for heatless, heated, and heated blower regeneration in capacities from 90 – 8,000 SCFM. All include user-focused features that enhance performance and reliability - hallmarks of the ZEKS air treatment brand.
Eclipse™ Desiccant Dryers and all other ZEKS products are available through a network
of authorized distributors located throughout North America.


ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions is a leading manufacturer and provider of compressed air treatment equipment, including refrigerated and desiccant dryers, precision flow controllers, filtration and condensate management products. The company is well-respected for invention of cycling refrigerated dryer technology and for providing compressed air treatment solutions that decrease total cost of ownership while maximizing productivity. Information about the company and products can be accessed through the company website at www.zeks.com.


ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions
1302 Goshen Parkway, West Chester, PA 193800
Phone: 610-692-9100

 

GILAFLEX INNER-BRAIDED PVC AIR HOSE FROM COILHOSE

-Special Blend PVC Has No Memory -
-Very Tight Bend Radius -Steel Spring Strain Relief -
-Reusable Fittings Supplied as Standard
-UV Stabilized -
-Chemical & Abrasion Resistant -Smooth Outer Cover -

 

 


ITEM DESCRIPTION MODEL NUMBER
3/8" x 25' With 1/4" MPT Rigid Fittings GF60254Q
3/8" x 50' With 1/4" MPT Rigid Fittings GF60504Q
3/8" x 100' With 1/4" MPT Rigid Fittings GF61004Q
3/8" x 200' Bulk (no fittings) GF6200QQ
3/8" x 1/4 MPT GILAFLEX RIGID REUSABLE GFRM0604SR
Fitting, With Strain Relief

COILHOSE PNEUMATICS, East Brunswick, NJ info@coilhose.com Coilhose

 


 

Fabco-Air is happy to announce a new product - The FKHL Wide Parallel Grippers.

Series FKHL has a compact design and is ideal for various-sized work pieces. A dual piston mechanism synchronized by a rack & pinion delivers high grip force with great precision.


Additional features include::
•Magnetic piston is standard
•Integrated sensor slots in body
•Oil impregnated sleeve bearings encased in steel are used for all shafts
•Rod scraper for dust protection is built in
•Gripper body is hard coated aluminum ensuring abrasion
and corrosion resistance.

Catalog FKHL-10 can be downloaded at:
http://www.fabco-air.com/pdf/FKHL_wide_gripper_web.pdf

The bulletin is also available on our literature request form, as well as our main catalog download page.Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped machine shop and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special solution you need, so you can build the business you want..

Submit a Request for Quote today!

Contact Information

FABCO-AIR
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com

 


 

ERGONOMIC VACUUM LIFTER SAFELY HANDLES COMPACT HEAVY LOADS

A fully integrated vacuum-hoist lifter that features a new two-button release control to let one person safely handle compact heavy loads such as batteries is being introduced by Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VM-Series Lifter is a hoist-based, vacuum powered unit that can be equipped with standard and custom vacuum pads to pick-up compact heavy loads having restricted gripping surfaces. Allowing one person to safely handle these loads, this lifter features a two-button, two-hand release control and a VLS -08 Vacuum Leakage Sensor for positive leak detection.

Available with 275- and 550 lb. hoist capacity, the Anver VM-Series Lifter is ideal for lifting compact heavy loads in and out of boxes and for repetitive assembly operations. The vacuum head uses compressed air and the Venturi principle for holding the load and the electric chain hoist provides secure up/down movement to maintain its position with no drift when stopped.

The Anver VM-Series Lifter is priced from $2,995.00 (list), depending upon capacity and vacuum pad attachment.

For more information contact::

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com

 


 

ZEBRA SKIMMERS CORPORATION, EXPANDS MUSCLE COALESCER LINE

Cleveland, OH-Zebra Skimmers Corporation, a full line manufacturer of oil skimmers and industrial fluid
maintenance equipment, expands its Muscle Coalescer line to include new model for servicing air compressor condensate.

"The Muscle Coalescer line has been solid for many years, servicing our customers' needs for separation andremoval of contaminate oil from water-based fluids. Due to environmental concerns many industries desire, or arerequired, to treat their compressor condensate before its release to the sewer. The new Muscle Condensate Management System
(CMS) is a simple and cost-effective solution, preventing environmental contamination while reducing the overall compressorwaste stream," states Meg Grant, Sales & Service Manager of Zebra Skimmers Corporation.

Benefits of the Muscle Condensate Management System include::
• Robust, yet simple, design with 3 year limited warranty
● An economical option for limited budgets
• Automatic air release vent and de-oiled water exit
• Reduces compressor waste stream up to 98%
• Meets the needs of almost any size compressor

Zebra Skimmers, the leader in fluid maintenance for over a decade, invents new technology to save its customersmoney on fluid while reducing waste, and sells and supports its equipment worldwide. Most products areguaranteed for at least a year, and some for life.

For more information, contact Zebra Skimmers Corporation, Phone: 888-249-4855; Email: Meg@ZebraSkimmers.com.

 


 

AutomationDirect adds sensors for food and beverage industryy

Cumming, GA --- AutomationDirect’s new line of food and beverage sensor products includes AC and DC proximity
and photoelectric sensors and quick-disconnect sensor cables. Compliant with the IP69K standard, the sensors
withstand washdown conditions up to 212F and are constructed of FDA certified materials.

The PFM 12 mm and PFK 18mm proximity series are sensors with shielded or unshielded stainless steel housings
and M12 quick-disconnect plug with gold-plated pins. Providing complete overload protection, each series has 10 models available. The PFM series has a standard sensing distance of up to four millimeters and extended distance of up to eight millimeters. The PFK series has a standard sensing distance of up to eight millimeters
and extended distance of up to 12 mm. Models are available in a choice of 10-30 VDC PNP or NPN transistor outputs and normally-open or complementary output configurations. PFM and PFK series sensor prices start at $35.

The PFT 30 mm series of proximity sensors are available in four models with sensing ranges up to 22 mm. Models are available with shielded or unshielded housings and normally-open outputs. PFT series prices start at $45.

The VFK 18 mm and VFT 30 mm series proximity sensors are available with shielded or unshielded stainless steel housings and half-inch micro AC quick-disconnect plugs with gold-plated pins. With complete overload protection, each series provides normally-open 20 to 140 VAC outputs. VFK series prices start at $55 and VFT series prices start at $59.

Magnetic proximity sensors are available in 12 mm and 18 mm diameters. The shielded 10-30 VDC sensors have a sensing range of up to 70 mm and a normally-open output. Prices for magnetic proximity sensors start at $44.

Two series of 18 mm food and beverage photoelectric sensors have also been added. The FF series photoelectric sensors are available in 30 models and four styles: diffuse, polarized reflective, through-beam, and retro- reflective (for transparent objects). Sensing distances range from 100 mm to 20 meters. The FFRS series diffuse photoelectric sensors with background suppression are available with adjustable maximum reading
distances – 30 to 130 mm and 60 to 100 mm for shiny objects. Sensors are equipped with LED status indicators; yellow indicates output while green indicates teaching function. FF series prices start at $65; FFRS sensors start at $79.

IP69K-rated cables have also been added. Industry standard axial and right-angle M12 or half-inch micro connectors with open leads are available in five and 10-meter lengths. M12 screw-lock patch cables are also available in axial and right-angle models and 0.3m to five-meter cable lengths. Prices for cables start at $12.50..

See the full line of food and beverage sensor products at: www.automationdirect.com/food-beverage-sensors.

AutomationDirect sells over 9,500 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,750- page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products at prices typically below the industry average, same-day shipping on in-stock items, the best documentation in the industry, outstanding
sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on nearly every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-0405.
 


 



Series FDH is a compact finger slide that employs a rail bearing system for smooth operation. The body is built from anodized aluminum with stainless rod coupler nuts, and houses a repairable built-in air cylinder.
Internal rubber bumpers provide a cushioned stop, and ports can be accessed from either side or the rear..


Additional features include:
• Magnetic piston is standard
• Four 4mm keyhole sensor mounting slots (two per side)
• Side thru holes with C'bores in body
• Side, bottom, and rear tapped mounting holes
• Tapped mounting holes on 4 surfaces
• Toolbars are slightly narrower than body, allowing side mounting with clearance between toolbar and
mounting surface

Catalog FDH-10 can be downloaded at:
http://www.fabco-air.com/pdf/FDH_finger_slide_web.pdf

The bulletin is also available on our literature request form, as well as our main catalog download page.Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped machine shop and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special solution you need, so you can build the business you want..

Submit a Request for Quote today!

Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com

 

New pressure switch from Adsens Technology Inc.

This new switch feature 3 colors display (Red, Green and Orange) and 3 display sections; 1. Pressure Unit display section, 2. Main display section, 3. Sub-display section for setting value. Compound, Vacuum and Positive pressure types are available, and output selection includes 2 standard digital outputs (NPN or PNP)
and optional analog output (current or voltage). These switches are highly accurate and responsive (Up to
2.5mS selectable) with many programmable functions to meet the most demandingapplications. All units comes standard with M8 quick connect, price starts from $80.00.


Adsens Technology Inc.
18310 Bedford Cir..
Industry, CA 91744-5971 USA
TEL: 626/854-2773
FAX: 626/854-2776

 

Ross Controls Unveils its New Stainless Steel L-O-X® Valve

(TROY, MI) – ROSS CONTROLS is pleased to announce the introduction of its new Stainless Steel L-O-X® energy
isolation valve. For applications where corrosion or contaminants are a concern, the Stainless Steel L-O-X®
offers an easy and reliable solution.

The valve keeps the proven L-O-X® performance and easy-to-identify shape, while providing a new corrosion-
resistant stainless steel construction. As with the all L-O-X® products, the stainless steel valve is
lockable only in the OFF position (with a tamperproof locking mechanism) and has a large exhaust port for
rapid pressure relief. The Stainless Steel L-O-X® is available in port sizes ¼” to 2” and is easy to operate—it provides direct manual operation by a simple push/pull of the handle.

With its stainless steel construction and self-draining capability, this rugged valve is an excellent solution for washdown applications. Furthermore, its standard VITON seals provide reliable protection against contaminant ingression. The Stainless Steel L-O-X® is an asset in many applications including:

• Food and Beveragee
• Pharmaceutical
• Pulp and Paper
• Chemical Processing
• Oil and Gas
• Off-Shore Industries

The Stainless Steel L-O-X® valve comes standard with a pressure sensing port which allows the optional installation of a pop-up indicator or pressure switch. These options are designed to provide a visual indication that pressure to the next downstream obstruction has been released,. This convenient feature assists in allowing the authorized employee to meet the verification requirement found in OSHA, ANSI, and CSA standards. ROSS offers both an indicator and a switch as accessories for the valve.

As an industry leader in pneumatic safety products since 1921, ROSS CONTROLS always strives to stay abreast of current safety requirements. The new Stainless Steel L-O-X® is no exception, and it meets or exceeds the following standards:

• OSHA 29 CFR 1910.47
• CSA Z142.10
• CSA Z460-05
• ISO 13849-1
• ISO 14118: 2000
• EN 1037
• ANSI Z244.1- 2003 (R2008)
• ANSI/PMMI B155.1 -2006
• ANSI B11-20088

For more information or for a free brochure about the Stainless Steel L-O-X® valves, contact:

ROSS CONTROLS Customer Service
800-438-7677 (in the U.S.) or 706-356-3708 (outside the U.S.)
E-mail: custsvc@rosscontrols.com
Internet: www.rosscontrols.com

 

Multitude of Refinements Improves GEMS LS-3 Series Level Switch’s Durability and Keep Costs Loww

PLAINVILLE, CT—LS-3 Series compact all plastic liquid level switches, from Gems Sensors & Controls, are ideal for shallow tanks, restricted spaces or for any low-cost, high volume use. The highly reliable design of the LS-3 Series level switch operates on a simple principle: a magnet-equipped float moving directly with the liquid surface actuates a hermetically sealed reed switch within the unit’s stem. As with all Gems buoyancy type level switches, contact between the fluid and the switch is hermetically sealed, ensuring long life and
reliable operation.

LS-3 Series level switches are available in a wide variety of engineered plastics, including polysulfone, polypropylene, and FDA-approved PVDF. They offer broad water-based, chemical, oil, and food grade compatibility at an attractive price for OEMs. Models are available to withstand temperatures ranging from - 40°F to +250°F (-40°C to +121°C), and pressures to 150 psi (10.3 bar). These compact units measure as little
as 0.75-inch in diameter and are less than 2” in length below the mounting. A unique fluted stem prevents build-up from dissolved solids in the monitored liquid..

LS-3 Series switches are easy to install: they operate with either end up, and are virtually maintenance free. Mountings include 3/8”-16 straight thread, 1/8” NPT, G1/8”, and M12x1.75 straight thread. Switch actuation is easily changed from N.O. to N.C. by reversing float position on the stem. LS-3 switches are also available in other unique configurations for special applications, such as low liquid levels and turbulent fluids.
Approvals include UL Recognition, CE, CSA and FDA.

Founded in 1955, Gems is a preferred supplier to thousands of OEM companies across a broad range of industries through out the world due to its extensive application knowledge, innovative sensor and miniature solenoid valve designs, and customer centric approach to problem solving. Gems Sensors & Controls is a leading global
manufacturer of: liquid level, flow, and pressure sensors; solid-state relays and barriers; liquid and pneumatic miniature solenoid valves; and pre-assembled fluidic systems with facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. Gems Sensors & Controls is ISO 9001, ISO 13485, UL, and CE certified. For more product information, contact Gems Sensors & Controls, One Cowles Road, Plainville, Connecticut 06062. Phone: (800)
378-1600. www.GemsSensors.com.

 

DIRTY AND WET COMPRESSED AIR LINES??

NEW UNIQUE PATENT PENDING LIQUID SEPARATOR REMOVES 99.9% OIL AND WATER FROM
COMPRESSED AIR LINES.

The Nex FlowTM X-StreamTM Liquid Super Separator uses a world patent pending
special radial nozzle centrifugal design to remove 99.9% of liquid mist (including
water and oil mist) without the need of a replaceable filter element. Standard
sizes are 9, 2, and 64 SCFM.

Unlike large upstream separators, these units are designed to be used upstream from
an air gun, blow-off product or any device using compressed air and may be used in
place of a standard air filter. If micron size is a concern, you can still use a
standard water or oil filter but the replaceable cartridge life will be dramatically
extended as the X-StreamTM Liquid Super Separator will remove the vast majority of
the liquids and mist..

Units come complete with an automatic drain, have extremely minimal pressure loss
and are virtually maintenance free. (Only the automatic drain may be subject to
wear and tear and is easily replaced.)

Contact:
Nex Flow Air Products Corp.
10520 Yonge Street, Unit 35B-220
Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 3C7

USA and Canada: +1-877-797-2777
International: +1-416-410-1313

FAX: +1-416-410-1806

www.nexflowair.com www.nex-flow.com www.nexflow.com

 

AutomationDirect adds Manual Motor Controllers/Disconnects

The Bryant® line of manual motor controllers (MMC) now available through
AutomationDirect is UL listed as “suitable as motor disconnects.”

Because the NEC® recognizes that a controller and disconnect can be the same unit (article 430.109), Bryant has designed a compact controller to meet the rigorous
demands of a motor disconnect. By utilizing Bryant’s MMC devices, the user benefits
from the convenience of one device fulfilling two needs.

Bryant’s controllers feature thermoset bodies, to provide high resistance to
electrical arc tracking, and AC-rated silver alloy contacts for excellent
conductivity and extended life. The compact devices are available in NEMA 1, 3/3R
and 4X enclosures; each controller has lockout/tag out capability.

Bryant Toggle AC manual motor controllers feature quick-make/slow break operation to
provide reliability and long life. Each toggle switch controller has a 10,000 amp
high-fault short circuit withstand rating, excellent dimensional stability and
superior dielectric strength. Optional NEMA 1 enclosures without switches, as well
as side guards for close wall applications and finger-safe environments, are also
available.

Single-phase and three-phase toggle controllers are available in 30, 40 and 60 Amp
sizes, up to 600 VAC, and 2-pole and 3-pole configurations. Designed with a clamping
plate for back or side wiring, toggle switch type controllers start at $21.50.

Available enclosed toggle AC manual motor controllers feature NEMA 1 or NEMA 3R
enclosures. NEMA 1 metal enclosed switch controllers, ideal for use in indoor
environments, are designed with ½” and ¾”-inch NPT wiring conduit knockouts. The
all-aluminum cover and base are designed with top, bottom or back wire entry points;
the base is pre-drilled for rear surface mounting. NEMA 1 enclosed toggle controller
prices start at $27.50.

NEMA 3R rain-tight enclosed toggle controllers are available in either all-aluminum
or chemical and impact resistant thermoplastic enclosures, making them ideal for
outdoor applications. The all-aluminum enclosure, with pre-drilled base for rear
surface mounting, is designed with ½” NPT wiring knockouts for 30 Amp models; 60 Amp
models feature ¾” and 1” conduit knockouts. NEMA 3R enclosed toggle controller
prices start at $40.

NEMA 4X enclosed rotary AC manual motor controllers, ideal for heavy wash down and
corrosive environments, feature impact and chemical resistant thermoplastic
enclosure bodies. An over-center rotary switching mechanism ensures reliable
operation and allows positioning of up to two N.O. / N.C. auxiliary contacts. NEMA
4X enclosed rotary controllers start at $99..

Learn more about Bryant manual motor controller/disconnect components at
www.automationdirect.com/manual-motor-controllers.
AutomationDirect sells over 9,500 feature-packed products through its Online
Automation superstore and 2,750-plus-page catalog. The company offers its customers
high-quality automation products, which are often priced below the industry average,
24-hour order entry and same-day shipping on in-stock items, outstanding sales and
technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on almost every product. For a
free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-
0405.

 

 

TCU Compensation Unit

Automatic insertion or gripping of precise components is often a challenge. To be
successful, the components have to be exactly aligned with one another. This results in high investment for the customer to ensure proper alignment. Even if components have very tight tolerances, it can be difficult to find the mounting or insertion position reliably. With the TCU compensation unit from SCHUNK, the users are able to overcome these challenges.

The system of SCHUNK, the leader in automation components, consists of two base plates, which are connected with each other via elastomer pads. Therefore, the
compensation unit can compensate in the X, Y and to some extent Z directions. Even
an angular error or a rotational error can be corrected, if required. Depending on
the size of the unit, the compensation path in X/Y-direction can be 2 to 4 mm, the
compensation angle can be between 1.5° and 3.5°. Optionally, SCHUNK can equip the
TCU with a pneumatic locking device, which locks the module rigid. This prevents the
attached tooling or gripper from being moved during actuation of the handling
system.


About SCHUNK:

SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60
years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding
components, workholding systems, and automation components. With a reputation for
high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a
reliable partner. For more information, visit www.schunk.com

 

Interface Devices Introduces Line of Durable, Yet Affordable, Air-Driven Liquid Pumps

Interface Devices, Inc. (IDI) now offers the TASQ line of durable air-driven liquid
pumps. These single acting pumps are designed for applications requiring
intermittent flow and pressures. The TASQ pump series offer air to hydraulic ratios
from 5:1 to 60:1 for pressures up to 5,000 PSI, and flows can range up to 3.5 GPM.

TASQ pumps are fabricated with an aircraft-grade aluminum housing and high-quality
components. They provide a significantly longer service life compared to other
pumping alternatives available, at an affordable price.

Among the advantages of these IDI pumps are their Teflon based seals that require no
lubricator, their compact size (4” x 4” x 9”) and at only 11 pounds, their
portability. Since they are air-driven, no electricity is required, and no unwanted
heat is generated.

IDI’s TASQ pumps are compatible with most hydraulic oils. They are ideal for a wide
range of applications, including power workholding, crimping, torquing, and static
pressure testing, and many more.

For complete technical data on the new TASQ pumps, please contact IDI toll-free at
(800) 539-1093 or by email at info@interfacedevices.com. More information can also
be found on the company’s website: www.interfacedevices.com.

Interface Devices, Inc..
230 Depot Road
Milford, CT 06460
P) 800-539-0193 / 203-878-4648
F) 203-882-0885
W) www.interfacedevices.com
E) info@interfacedevices.com

 

The TOSS Pneumatic Ball Slidee

The new Model “C” line of pneumatic actuators makes motion control simple. Available in many sizes with mountings in either metric or US standards, these pneumatic ball slides will make designing new machines a breeze. The Toss Pneumatic Ball Slide is a precision load bearing slide with a pneumatic cylinder built in. The product line includes, Single acting and double acting guided slides as well as plungers and grippers.

Designed to advance and retract on ball bearings. Toss Pneumatic Ball Slides move or carry heavy top loaded or cantilevered loads to a predetermined destination; or provide pressing, pushing, pulling or stamping power . The non-magnetic, aluminum body minimizes weight while hardened and ground steel guides with recirculating ball bearings assure precision and longevity.

Brass lined cylinders are complimented by chrome plated steel piston rods. “O” ring seals are Buna N unless otherwise requested.

www.pneumaticballslide.com


TOSS Machine Components, Inc..
539 S. Main Street
Nazareth, PA 18064
610-759-8883 phone
610-759-1766 fax
www.tossheatseal.com
See us in Booth S-2742
at PackExpoChicago
October 31 - November 3

 

Herkules Custom Double Stacked Lift with Riser Provides Proper Ergonomics and a Constant Line Rate for Sun Roof Assembly Process

Herkules Equipment Corporation’s Double Stacked Pneumatic Scissor Lift Table with Riser is for raising material up to workers who must assemble products while positioned on elevated platforms. This specific customized lift system raises sun roofs to the workers’ platform providing proper ergonomics and a constant line rate, eliminating the need to climb up and down the platform to retrieve the sun roofs.

The lift’s platform size and corner retainers were designed based on the bin’s dimensions, in order to hold the bin stable during the sun roof assembly process. The Lift System has a 4,000 lb capacity, has a raised height of 94”, and has a travel speed of less than 10 seconds in both directions with 60-120 psi. It is designed with captured roller wheels for better performance and added safety. The controls to raise and lower the lift are mounted on a pedestal and can be located on either level.

Herkules’ pneumatic lift systems are virtually maintenance-free, with no messy fluids or costly cylinders to replace. The power source, Herkules’ Air Bag technology, provides a patented direct one-to-one lift ratio, eliminating stress on the scissors, minimizing wear and maintenance. The lifting motion is smooth and stable. The heavy-duty air bags are built for rugged daily use giving facilities a lifetime of trouble-free operation.

Herkules Equipment Corporation has been manufacturing Pneumatic Lifting Equipment for over 25 years, including (standard and custom); Lift Tables, Lift & Rotates, Lift & Tilts, Operator Lifts, Power Rotate Systems, Lifts for Integration, Cart Positioners, and Pallet Positioners. Herkules has now expanded its’ product offerings under a new brand name, Enkon Systems, that includes Electric Lift Systems and Hydraulic Lift Systems.


Herkules Equipment Corporation
2760 Ridgeway Court
Walled Lake, MI 48390-1662
Phone: 248-960-7100
Fax: 248-960-7109
Email: info@herkules.us
Website: www.herkules.us

 

Colder Products Company Strengthens Fittings Product Line

Polycarbonate offering supports customers worldwide where robustness and heat resistance are critical

Colder Products Company continues its expansion of the FitQuik™ product line at MEDTEC Ireland (booth #217) today. The latest  additions include hose barb to hose barb tees, straights, elbows and Ys along with  luers – all in medical-grade polycarbonate material. The new polycarbonate fittings
are ideal for any application requiring biocompatibility, robustness and heat
resistance. Colder’s full line of fittings complements its broad quick disconnect
couplings portfolio to provide the largest array of connector choices for medical
device OEMs.

“The challenge facing medical OEMs is that there are literally thousands of
connectors on the market, but they need the right one for their specific
application,” said Dennis Downs, business development manager, Colder Products
Company. “Our polycarbonate fittings are available in the most popular termination
sizes to give customers with specific material requirements a superior connector
option for high-temperature applications.”

FitQuik Connectors from Colder feature precise hose barbs and thread forms to ensure
a secure, reliable fit. Available in nylon, polypropylene and now polycarbonate,
these fittings are designed for tubing sizes from 1/16″ to 3/8″. Connect with Colder
at the show to discuss custom fitting designs developed in less time and at a lower
cost than other manufacturers.
# # #
About Colder Products Company
Colder Products Company is a leading provider of quick disconnect couplings,
fittings and connectors to industrial, life sciences and chemical handling markets.
For a free catalog CD or more information, contact: Colder Products Company, 1001
Westgate Drive, St. Paul, MN 55114. Phone: 651-645-0091. Toll-free: 800-444-2474.
Fax: 651-645-5404. Web: www.colder.com.

 

PBV Series Plastic Ball Valves

Industrial Specialties Mfg. offers the complete line of the PBV Series Ball Valves.  With 4 body materials, 3 seal materials and multiple end connections, the PBV Series has what you need for your application.  Available with or without panel mount thread.

Materials include:
·         Kynar
··         Nylon
·         PVC
·         Polypropylene
Seal Materials include:
·         Buna-N
· EPDM
··         Viton
Connections include:
·         1/8" Male and Female NPT
·         1/4" Male and Female NPT
·         1/8", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2" Hose Barbs

If one of our standard products does not meet your needs, our team of experts will work with your engineers to build a fitting to your specifications.  All products are produced and typically shipped directly from us to the end user, saving both time and expense.

For whatever your miniature pneumatic, vacuum and fluid circuitry components needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will provide the best fit for your application.

Contact one of our experienced professionals today to discuss the solution that's right for you!

Industrial Specialties Mfg.
4091 S. Eliot St.
Englewood, CO  80110
Phone:  303-781-8486
Fax:  303-761-7939
An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company

 



Canfield Connector’s M8 and M12 multi- pin molded connector series for sensors and automation offers the highest quality standards and an affordable price. The industry standard M8, Pico, straight locking connector is available with either 3 or 4 poles, has a nominal voltage rating of 120 V AC/DC, a current rating of 4 amps and 24 AWG wire gauge. The M12, Micro, is available as either a straight or 90° locking connector with 3, 4, or 5 poles. The 3 and 4 pole versions have a nominal voltage rating of 240 V AC/DC and a 4 amp current rating while the 5 pole is rated 120 V AC/DC with a 3 amp current rating. Both the M8 and the M12 have a nylon housing, black PUR or PVC cable, are IP67 environmentally resistant and have a temperature rating of -25° to +85°C.

Canfield Connector is certified to ISO 9001 with design and the M8 and M12 Series is proudly manufactured and 100% tested in the USA. Complete specifications can be found at www.canfieldconnector.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8299 x 122.

Canfield Connector
8510 Foxwood Court
Youngstown, Ohio 44514
Tel: (330) 758-8299
Fax: (330) 758-8912

 

New sizes for the PEH Long-Stroke Servo-Electric Gripper

SCHUNK has expanded its servo-electric 2-finger parallel gripper of the PEH series to include sizes 30 and 50. This once again significantly expands the application spectrum for this universal long-stroke gripper, because with a maximum stroke of 100 millimeters per finger for the PEH 50, these grippers are now suitable for a large parts spectrum, extending from small components to large workpieces. The robust guides are designed for precise handling even at high loads and the gripping force can be adapted to the broad application spectrum – for the PEH 50 as high as 1400 N, with maximum finger lengths of up to 250 millimeters.

The PEH grippers are driven by a brushless servo motor, which transfers its power directly to the ball bearing drive spindle. The base jaws are moved by a driver on the spindle, while a kinematic unit synchronizes the movements of the two base jaws based on the rack and pinion principle, which ensures exact centric gripping with a repeat accuracy of 0.05 mm.

With the new SCHUK controller, the complete control and power electronics are already integrated in the grippers of the PEH series. This controller is used for the standardized control of almost all servo-electric components from the SCHUNK product line and enables very easy programming, pre-configuration and commissioning. Single commands can be combined to form complete tasks, and command libraries that are once created can also be used for other modules.

Don’t miss out on what SCHUNK has to offer at IMTS 2010!
Visit us at Booth W-2000 for all your Automation needs.

About SCHUNK:

SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, workholding systems, and automation components. With a reputation for high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a reliable partner. For more information, visit www.schunk.comm

 

Economical, Modular Global Air Preparation from Parker Hannifin

Richland, Michigan, – Parker Hannifin announces the release of its Global Air
Preparation System, an economical, modular solution for pneumatic requirements. Using a patented, lightweight T-bracket/joiner assembly for easy installation and mounting, the comprehensive Global Air Preparation System offers full-featured filters, regulators, filter/regulators, and lubricators available in three body sizes including the P31 Mini Series, the P32 Compact Series and the P33 Standard Series. Each series is available with BSPP, BSPT or NPT thread type requirements.

“Parker Global Air Preparation products are affordable, allowing companies of all sizes to create high performing pneumatic systems scaled to their needs,” says Michael Nick, Product Sales Manager from Parker Hannifin. “The components are also versatile and modular, which means customers can add accessories such as bulk liquid separators, electronic proportional regulators and dryers to create complete dry air systems. This is an ideal solution for businesses who want the benefits of clean dry air to make their products and processes more competitive while managing costs.””

The Parker Global Air Preparation System includes a wide range of options that allow companies to meet their air preparation needs. Filters offer quick release bayonet-type integral bowl and bowl guard assembly, multiple viewing slots on the bowl guard and a manual or auto drain option. Regulators have easy to adjust non-rising knobs with snap-lock to prevent accidental change in set pressure. Lubricators can be filled under pressure and offer a combination knob and sight- dome for adjusting the precise amount of lubrication. Customers can easily assemble individual units into various combinations using the patented modular lightweight body connectors.

“Parker is a leader for comprehensive air preparation products,” says Nick. “Now, with the release of a modular global air preparation solution, customers worldwide have a reliable option for streamlining their pneumatic supply chain with Parker’s quality support and service.”

With Parker's breadth of products, customers can also take advantage of complimentary valve and actuator products, such as the Isys Micro Valves and Parker-Origa Rodless Cylinders, that integrate with each of the P Series body sizes.
More information is available at www.parker.com/globalFRL
Quick Links:
• Overview and application information for the GLOBAL FRL Products
o Download Catalog 0750-US
o Download Bulletin 0750-B1-US

###

About Parker Hannifin
With annual sales exceeding $10 billion in fiscal year 2009, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 52,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 53 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at http://www.parker.com, or its investor information site at
http://www.phstock.com.
 

 

ROSS CONTROLS Introduces its High-Relief Pilot-Operated Regulator

(TROY, MI) – ROSS CONTROLS is proud to announce the introduction of its High-Relief Pilot-Operated Regulator for high-flow applications. This multi-purpose regulator is an asset tosystems requiring high relief capability such as welding, blow molding operations, steel,aluminum, and glass production.

In cylinder applications, this regulator excels in maintaining optimal system pressure for consistent operating conditions. For instance, in an application where 100 psi is sent to theregulator, the regulator can be set to maintain a certain pressure (say 60 psi) regardless of anydownstream resistance. Though the cylinder process may create increased backpressuredownstream, the regulator senses the disparity and adjusts the pressure accordingly. Thisconsistent pressure helps provides favorable system conditions for high quality production.

Additionally, this high-relief regulator also offers enhanced ease-of-use because it can be
installed in a difficult-to-reach location while its control regulator is mounted in a more
easily accessible location.

Available in ¼” through 1 ¼” port sizes, the regulator is inline mounted and utilizes a diaphragmdesign. It handles a maximum inlet pressure of 400 psig, outlet pressure of up to 250 psig and has flow rates exceeding 400 scfm. With the convenience of its full-size relief port, the regulator offers high pressure relief of up to 200 scfm. For flexibility, the regulator is available with an optional pressure gauge and can also be ordered in a non-relieving configuration.

For more information on how the ROSS High-Relief Pilot-Operated Regulator can help youmaintain consistent system pressure in your production operation, contact:

ROSS CONTROLS Customer Servicee
800-438-7677 (in the U.S.) or 706-356-3708 (outside the U.S.)
E-mail: custsvc@rosscontrols.com
Internet: www.rosscontrols.com

 


 

AutomationDirect extends Pneumatics product linee

Cumming, GA --- August 25, 2010 --- The NITRA line now includes several new series of products to help meet a broad range of pneumatic air supply pressure regulation and filtration applications. While each series is designed to work in stand-alone applications, the modular design enables field assembly for combining additional components.

The AF Series particulate and moisture separation air filters are available with 1/8 to 1-inch NPT female port sizes and either a semi-automatic or automatic drain. Polycarbonate bowls are standard on 1/8 through ½-inch sizes, while metal bowl guards are provided on ¼ through ½-inch sizes. The ¾-inch and 1-inch sizes feature all-metal bowl construction with sight gauges. Prices start at $11.25.

NITRA AR Series pneumatic air pressure regulators are available with adjustable pressure ranges of 20-130 psi or 7-60 psi. These regulators feature a locking pressure adjustment knob and integral pressure gauge. The AR series prices start at $17.00.

The AFR Series combines particulate/moisture separation air filters and adjustable pressure regulators, all in a single convenient unit. Available in 1/8-inch through one-inch sizes, the pressure regulator features a locking pressure adjustment knob, integral pressure gauge with adjustable pressure ranges of 20 -115 psi. AFR Series prices start at $23.00.

AL Series mist-type air lubricators are available with 1/8-inch to one-inch NPT female port sizes and a lubrication rate adjustment with sight gauge. The ¾-inch and one-inch sizes feature all-metal bowl construction with sight level gauges. AL Series prices start at $12.25..

Replaceable 40 micron filter elements are standard. When stricter filtration is required, an optional, customer-installable, five- micron filter element is available for $1.00.

NITRA ARV pneumatic manual shut-off pressure relief valves are available with 1/8-inch to ½-inch female ports. The three-way, two-position design is used to shut off upstream pressure and relieve downstream pressure. The manually rotated knob can be locked out with the included padlock. ARV prices start at $19.75.

Three new series of directional control solenoid valves are also available. Solenoid coils for each series are available in either 24 VDC or 120 VAC control voltages. The available single-solenoid models provide two-position, normally closed, spring return operation and double-solenoid models provide two-position, energize open/energize closed operation. DIN-style wiring connectors feature LED indication of solenoid coil status.

AVP series three-way stackable poppet-style valves, starting at $16.75, can be used in individual valve applications or, to simplify piping connections, multiple valves can be field assembled to share supply air.

AVS-3 series valves, starting at $19.75, are body ported three-port (three-way) spool valves with port sizes up to 3/8-inch NPT and flow coefficients (Cv) from 0.78 to 1.67.

AVS-5 series body ported five-port (four-way) spool valves start at $19.75 and are available with port sizes up to 3/8-inch NPT and a flow coefficient (Cv) range of 0.67 to 0.89. In addition, AVS-5 double solenoid models are available with three-position, center closed or center exhaust operation. For multiple-valve applications, AM-5 series manifolds are available in 2, 4, 6 or 8 stations (starting at $9.25).

The complete NITRA line can be seen by visiting: http://www.automationdirect.com/pneumatic-parts.

AutomationDirect sells over 9,500 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,750-plus-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products, which are often priced below the industry average, 24-hour order entry and same-day shipping on in-stock items, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on almost every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-0405.

 


 

Highly Modular Valve Manifold System from Bosch Rexroth

Series HF02-LG pneumatic valve system from Rexroth with uniform interface

Thanks to its high level of modularity, the new HF02-LG can be integrated in a wide variety of automation concepts.

The HF02-LG series from Rexroth rounds out its standardized range of HF valve manifold systems with a weight-optimized base plate valve featuring high flow rates. The dependable HF family is now available with flow rates of 0.4Cv, 0.7Cv, and 1.4Cv and can be actuated with just one bus connection for all series.

The uniform connection technology for Rexroth valve manifold systems simplifies integration of pneumatics in a wide variety of automation concepts. Thanks to its modular design, the system enables use of multiple plugs and connections for all common field buses, with and without I/O signal processing and supports an integrated Drive & Diagnostic Link. The uniform interface for common field bus control (B-design) permits a simple and clear combination of various valve manifold systems, as well as standardized programming..

The new HF02-LG valve manifold system benefits from a free selection of connection technology. With a flow rate of 0.4Cv with a valve width of 20 mm, the system can accommodate up to 16 valve positions in one unit. An exceptionally modular design makes it possible to change the electrical controller without having to disassemble the valve manifolds. Electrical linking with other valve manifold systems, such as the HF03-LG and the HF04-XF, or individual valves, is simple using Rexroth's module extension.

Robust parallel plug connectors in the base plates facilitate conversion of an HF02-LG valve unit and the plug-in valve makes it possible to exchange valve functions quickly and easily. Another special feature is that the customer can convert the pilot from an internal pilot control to an external pilot control directly on the left end plate.

The HF02-LG provides all valve functions: 2 x 3/2, 5/2, and 5/3. Dual-pressure operation is possible using separate exhaust connections for channels 3 and 5. Pressure zones can be limited to one valve. In principle, the valve manifold system has been designed for an internal working pressure of 36 to 145 psi and can be operated in a temperature range of 32 to 122°F. Up to 32 coils can be actuated with the 44-pin D-Sub high-density plug.

Rexroth provides a user-friendly configurator to assist designers who would like to integrate this valve manifold system in their installation. This online tool lets you easily configure valve units with all their accessories and displays them with a pneumatic circuit diagram or dimensional drawing. The latest enhancement: The user can download the configured unit as a 3-D PDF in which the unit can be rotated on the screen and viewed from all sides.

The HF02-LG valve manifold system is ideal for applications requiring a high level of modularity, such as in machine tools, special-purpose machines, welding technology, or polymer processing..

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for industrial applications and factory automation, mobile applications and renewable energy. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2009 Bosch Rexroth, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around $5.7 billion
(4.1 billion Euro) with 34,200 employees.

For more information please visit: www.boschrexroth-us.com/brp


 

Value Plastics offers two distinct families of quick connect fittings

Value Plastics offers two distinct families of quick connect fittings (quick disconnect
couplings), the XQC Series - Thumb Latch Quick Connects and SBL Series - Side Latch Quick Connect products, for applications covering 1/8” (3.2 mm) through 3/8” (9.5 mm) ID tubing.

XQC Series - Thumb Latch
XQC Series products are produced in acetal and polypropylene in five basic configurations – in- line male, in-line female, male panel mount, female panel mount and elbow, available in open flow and with integral shutoff valves, bring performance, convenience and utility to your tubing applications. Offered in three tubing sizes to fit 1/4" (6.4 mm), 5/16" (8 mm) and 3/8" (9.5 mm) ID flexible tubing, XQC series products may be used with PVC, polyurethane, silicone and other types of flexible tubing. 700 Series single barbs provide increased pulloff resistance when compared to three-barb styles. For versatility, durable XQC Series couplings interchange with other plastic and thumb latch couplings. Bring performance and service to your tubing applications by specifying XQC Series quick connect fittings.

SBL Series - Side Latch
Value Plastics introduces a new concept in quick connect fittings for fluid management
applications. The SBL Series connector system is so intuitive that users just automatically know how to operate it the minute they pick it up. SBL Series quick connect fittings are cost effective and designed to meet your needs for a reusable component for small-bore applications in all fluid delivery areas. Contact us today for free samples and make this exciting new fluid link part of your next design.

The SBL Series range is available in nylon, in two contrasting colors and fits 1/8” (3.2 mm) and 3/16” (4.8 mm) ID tubing, for in-line applications.

Value Plastics®, Inc..
3325 Timberline Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525 USA
Phone: (970) 267-5221
Fax: (970) 267-2064

 



PZB-plus is a newly designed series of 3-finger centric grippers, whose special feature is a central bore designed as a sleeve. This central bore, which is also equipped with female threads for customer-specific add-ons, can be used to supply material or as an ejector. However, it can
also be used to monitor the handling or assembly process with a camera system or to pick up workpieces and centre them using the sleeve during the gripping process, for example. There are also threads integrated on the upper face of the gripper in addition to the threads on the cover plate, to facilitate mounting customer-specific add-ons.

PZB-plus is available in two different stroke length versions, whereby the smaller stroke results in approximately double gripping force. The six sizes from 64 to 200 are fitted with a multitooth guide, as is the case in the premium series PGN-plus and PZN-plus. Therefore, compared with the older PZB classic series, PZB-plus can handle 100 percent higher torques in directions at right angles to the gripping motion. This makes it possible to use smaller grippers than before, and thus to work more economically.

An optional gripping force safety device is also available for PZB-plus, which are spring loaded for ID or OD gripping. The position is monitored either via a magnetic switch or inductive proximity switch, and the hose-free direct connection makes assembly and installation significantly easier.

The comprehensive and sophisticated accessories available for the other plus series will of course also be available for the PZB-plus series. This includes force measurement jaws, quick- change jaws, valves, sensors or jaw blanks.

Don’t miss out on what SCHUNK has to offer at IMTS 2010!
Visit us at Booth W-2000 for all your Automation needs.

About SCHUNK:

SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, workholding systems, and automation components. With their reputation for high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a reliable partner for their customers. For more information, visit www.schunk.comm

 



These grippers are ideal for heavy workpieces..
A toggle mechanism holds the workpiece securely even if the pressure drops.
The addition of optional sensors enables both "open" and "close" position
sensing.

Additional features include:
• Magnetic piston is standard
• Gripper body is hard coated aluminum ensuring abrasion and corrosion
resistance
• Tapped mounting holes on 5 surfaces
• No extra lubrication required
Catalog FKHT-10 can be downloaded at:
http://www.fabco-air.com/pdf/FKHT_toggle_gripper_web.pdf

The bulletin is also available on our literature request form, as well as our
main catalog download page.


Please contact Fabco-Air customer service for additional information on specific
applications or product line availability.


Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped
machine shop and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special
solution you need, so you can build the business you want.

Submit a Request for Quote today!


Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com

 


 

Encapsulated Power Supplies added to RHINO linee

AutomationDirect has extended its RHINOTM line to include AC/DC switch mode
power supplies encapsulated in an ultra-compact, low profile housing. The new
PSE series is ideal for space-limited applications and can be easily screw
mounted to a panel or equipment chassis. The power supplies can also be DIN
rail mounted using the optional DIN rail mounting kit.

The PSE series features a universal AC input range of 85-264V and is available
in single or dual output models. Output voltage ranges include 5, 12, 15 and 24
VDC; and +/- 12 and +/- 15 VDC. Single output models provide a maximum output
power range from 15 Watts up to 60 Watts, while dual output models provide 15
Watts and 30 Watts. Designed with a double insulated plastic resin housing, no
external grounding is required. Screw terminal blocks provide easy connection
and the series is short circuit and overload protected.

Backed by a 3-year warranty, RHINO PSE series encapsulated power supplies are
RoHS compliant, UL and cUL listed. Prices start at $49.50 for single output
models and $51.75 for dual outputs..

The full line of RHINO power supplies can be seen at
www.automationdirect.com/power-supplies-encapsulated.

AutomationDirect sells over 8,500 feature-packed products through its Online
Automation Superstore and 2,200-page catalog. The company offers its customers
high-quality automation products, which are often priced below the industry
average, 24-hour order entry and same-day shipping on in-stock items,
outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on
almost every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at
www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-0405.

 


 

Subminiature Solenoid Valves Sip a Low 0.65 Watts of Power

Plainville, CT – Gems Sensors & Controls, a market leader in fluid sensing and
control solutions, introduces the energy-efficient E Series family of pneumatic
solenoid valves. E Series solenoid valves are specifically engineered for air
and dry gas applications, and feature a low power consumption of just 0.65
Watts. A nickel-plated body and coil housing construction produces a highly
durable, corrosion resistant valve. Featuring a fast response time, with high-
pressure and high-flow capabilities, E Series solenoid valves are ideal for
application in medical and respiratory healthcare devices, printing machinery
and sorting equipment, automated packaging equipment, or air monitoring
systems.

E Series solenoid valves feature a compact cylindrical body, with diameters
less than ¾-inch (19 mm), and lengths under 2 inches (50.8 mm). Seal and o-ring
options include Viton®, nitrile and EPR and silicone.

They are available in multiple 2- or 3-way configurations including Normally
Open, Normally Closed, and Multi-purpose and Directional Control 3-way models.
E Series valves offer orifice sizes ranging from .032 to .078 inch (.81 to 1.98
mm), and port configurations that include #10-32 straight thread, M5 x 0.8
threads, manifold mount and bottom under-seat port.

Founded in 1955, Gems is a preferred supplier to thousands of OEM companies
across a broad range of industries through out the world due to its extensive
application knowledge, innovative sensor and miniature solenoid valve designs,
and customer centric approach to problem solving. Gems Sensors & Controls is a
leading global manufacturer of: liquid level, flow, and pressure sensors;
solid-state relays and barriers; liquid and pneumatic miniature solenoid
valves; and pre-assembled fluidic systems with facilities in North America,
Europe, and Asia. Gems Sensors & Controls is ISO 9001/13485, UL, and CE
certified. For more product information, contact Gems Sensors & Controls, One
Cowles Road, Plainville, Connecticut 06062. Phone: (800) 378-1600.
www.GemsSensors.com.

 


 

Industrial Specialties Mfg. Offers Plastic & Brass Standard & Custom Orifice Fittingss

Both standard and custom orifices are available from Industrial Specialties, Mfg.  When you need a preset flow or to control the speed of your processes, our orifice inserts can make the difference and getting it right at the design phase ensures reliability and efficiency of the final product.  This is where ISM excels!

The following standard Orifice fittings are available from ISM:

·         Ruby
·         Sapphire
·         Brass
·         Stainless Steel
· Polysulfone
··         Polycarbonate

If one of our standard products doesn't meet your needs, our team of experts will work with your engineers to build a fitting to your specifications.  Many Orifice types are available.  From concept to finish, we will provide the best fit for your application.  All products are produced and typically shipped directly from us to the end user, saving both time and expense.

That's our guarantee!

Typical applications include:

·         Fuel injection systems
·         Automated machinery
·         Furnace/HVAC applications
·         ...and many more

For whatever your miniature pneumatic, vacuum and fluid circuitry components needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will provide the best fit for your application.

Contact one of our experienced professionals today to discuss the solution that's right for you!

Industrial Specialties Mfg.
4091 S. Eliot St.
Englewood, CO  80110
Phone:  303-781-8486
Fax:  303-761-7939
An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company
 

 

Typhoon Blow Gun With a Bent Angle Extension Tip

The Typhoon Blow Gun is now available with 45° Bent Angle Safety Tips to get into hard to reach areas. The tip swivels so that it can be rotated to a desired position and then locked in place. These tips are also available as 12", 24", 36" and 48" length extensions. The high volume blow-off capacity of the Typhoon can be controlled by the variable control trigger, making it equally effective for large and small particle removal.


Coilhose Pneumatics
19 Kimberly Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
P: 732.390.8480
F: 732.390.9693

 


 



In keeping with their objective to provide the best value in industrial control
products, AutomationDirect now offers a selection of popular terminal-block
mounted supplementary protectors, ground terminal blocks, end brackets, and DIN
rail in smaller quantities.

DINnector resettable supplementary protectors are now available in single-piece
and 20 packs. Supplementary protector prices start at $10 for single pieces..

A selection of screw-type terminal block sockets for the protectors, with and
without LED indicators, can now be purchased in both five-packs and 50-pack
quantities, starting at $7 for a five-pack. Terminal block spacers and
separators are available in 10-packs and 50-packs, starting at $3.

Ground terminal blocks rated for size six to 10 AWG wire are available in
quantities of 10 and 50, starting at $24 (10/PK).

DIN rail can now be purchased in packs of two as well as boxes of 10. The 1-
meter pieces start at $6 for a two-pack. End brackets are also available in 10
-packs and 50-packs, starting at $6.50 (10/PK).

To view the full line of Dinnector terminal blocks and accessories, visit:
www.AutomationDirect.com/terminal-blockss.

 


 

PNEUMATIC SAW & CLAMP ASSEMBLY CUTS STEEL PLATE ANYWHERE THERE IS COMPRESSED AIR

A pneumatic saw and quick-clamp assembly that lets users cut steel plate up to 2” thick and 15 ft. wide anywhere there is a 90 psi compressed air supply is
available from ESCO Tool of Holliston, Massachusetts.

ESCO’s APS-438 Air-Powered Saw and Quick-Clamp lets workers take the saw to the steel plate rather than transporting the plate to a large table saw and can
produce square cuts with no HAZ. Featuring a 2” W steel track with two wedge-
style clamps for attaching to the plate, the pneumatic saw mounts on a bracket
that glides along the track using four V-grooved steel wheels.

Providing a cut line indicator gauge to simplify setup and alignment, the
Quick-Clamp’s track comes in 5 to 15 ft. sections and ESCO’s APS-438 Air-
Powered Saw is powered by a 3 HP motor. Designed for maximum rigidity, it
square-cuts steel plate up to 2” thick using fiberglass reinforced blades and
is also ideally suited for cutting boiler tube panels up to 4” thick.

ESCO’s APS-438 Air-Powered Saw and Quick-Clamp sell for $5,795.00 (list) and
are available for rent in the continental USA..

For more information contact:

ESCO Tool
A Unit of Esco Technologies, Inc.
75 October Hill Rd.
Holliston, MA 01746
(800) 343-6926 FAX (508) 359-4145
e-mail: matt@escotool.com
www.escotool.com
 

 

Tolomatic’s new ERD electric rod-style actuator series
designed as economic electric alternative to pneumatic cylinders


The compact ERD electric rod-style actuators are compatible with many NEMA
standard stepper or servomotors for easy, flexible and powerful electric actuator solutions.

HAMEL, Minn. – Tolomatic’s new ERD electric rod-style actuators are designed as
an economical electric alternative to non-repairable pneumatic cylinders and
provide design engineers with a new option for automating manual processes.
Sleek and compact, ERD electric rod-style actuators deliver forces up to 75
pounds (334 N) at speeds up to 40 inches per second (1,016 mm/sec). ERD
actuators are stroke configurable and ship within five days from order entry at
the factory. The products are suitable for a wide variety of applications,
including product change-overs, pick-and-place, sorting and diverting, heat-
staking and more..

“With the growing trend towards use of electric actuators, the new patent
pending ERD electric rod-style actuator provides an alternative to pneumatic
cylinders with the added benefit of greater control of speed, acceleration and
force,” says Aaron Dietrich, electric products manager, Tolomatic. In addition,
the ERD is a very affordable option for automating manual processes and is
particularly exciting for us in that the line opens up the entry level segment
of the market where we have not had catalog products available in the past.”

The ERD electric rod-style actuator is available in body sizes that are
equivalent to 5/8”, 1” and 1.5” bore non-repairable pneumatic cylinders. These
three sizes are available in stroke lengths up to 8, 10 and 12 inches,
respectively, and forces up to 20, 40 and 75 pounds. The three sizes, from
small to large, accept NEMA 11, 17 or 23 frame stepper and servo motors. The
acme lead screw is made of high-performance steel and is available in three
lead sizes per size to optimize speed or force.

“The ERD actuator comes standard with a metric-threaded rod end that makes it
compatible with a wide variety of commercially available accessories,” says
Dietrich. “This makes the conversion from pneumatic to electric even more
convenient.”

ERD products are round bodied, following the footprint of most pneumatic
actuators in this performance class. The rear head of the actuator features an
oversized main bearing to accommodate high thrust loads and provide long life.
The main tube and thrust tube are made of stainless steel for high rigidity and
corrosion resistance, while the metric-threaded nose mount accepts a jam nut
that provides convenient mounting for many applications. Mounting options
include a rear trunnion mount, foot mounts or a front flange mount.

The ERD actuators can accommodate six different sensing or switching choices:
reed, solid state PNP (sourcing) or solid state NPN (sinking), normally open,
flying leads or quick-disconnect. The switches are activated by a standard
internal magnet located inside the thrust tube. Commonly used for end-of-stroke
positioning, these switches allow clamp-on installation anywhere along the
actuator tube. All switches are CE rated and are RoHS compliant for
environmental compatibility..

For more than 50 years, Tolomatic has been a leading supplier of electric
linear actuators, pneumatic actuators and power transmission products for
factory automation. Its extensive product line also includes servo-driven high
-thrust actuators, servomotors and stepper motors, stepper drives and
configured linear-motion systems.

Tolomatic’s electric linear and pneumatic actuators are used in a variety of
industries, including the packaging, material handling, medical, food
processing, automotive, semiconductor and general automation industries. For
more information about the new ERD electric rod-style actuator, contact
Tolomatic, 3800 County Road 116, Hamel, MN 55340. Phone: 763-478-8000 or 800-
328-2174. Web site: www.tolomatic.com
 

 

CLIPPARD INTRODUCES NEW EW SERIES ELECTRONIC VALVES

Cincinnati, Ohio – Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. introduces the new EW
Series electronic valves. Featuring wire leads out of the top of the valve, the
EW Series is available in 2-way or 3-way, Normally-Closed or fully-ported.

The EW Series utilizes the same operating functions as Clippard’s EV/ET line of
electronic valves that have produced billions of cycles of fail-free operation.
The EW line offers flexibility in design with it’s offering of either in-line
or manifold mount options and several DC voltages. Featuring a fast response
time of 5 to 10 milliseconds and a power consumption of just 0.67 watts, the EW
series is ideal for unlimited applications.

For complete details about the EW series, or any of Clippard’s other products,
go to www.clippard.com/ewseries-pol to request a catalog, or call 1-877-245-
6247..

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45239
877-245-6247 • 513-521-4261
www.clippard.com/ewseries-pol

 

Single-piece flexible wire duct now available from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect’s Dinosaur self-adhesive flexible wire duct is designed for
transporting wiring to cabinet doors from control panel interiors and for
electronic equipment. Sizes ranging from 0.5 x 0.5 inch to 1.5 x 1.5 inch are
now available in single-piece quantities or cost-saving cartons. With a UL 94V
-0 flammability rating and CSA approval, the duct is made of low-smoke,
halogen-free polypropylene, giving it resiliency to bend and twist without
breaking. Available in gray or white, the flexible duct can be used in extreme
operating conditions up to 176℉. Base perforation on the self-adhesive duct
allows for mounting with rivets or on DIN rail, if desired. Prices start at $98
per case and $3.75 for single pieces. Learn more at
www.automationdirect.com/wire-duct.

 



FABCO-AIR, Inc. now offers proprietary coatings for their aluminum air cylinder
product lines, providing a cost effective alternative to stainless steel. In
rigorous life-cycle testing, coated aluminum products were well protected
against the effects of harsh environments. For a fraction of the cost of 303 or
304 stainless air cylinders, FABCO can deliver superior, corrosion-resistant
aluminum cylinders within 14 to 20 days.
Two Fabco-Air coating approaches are presented here for your consideration.

Fabcoat-1205™ General Corrosion Resistance
Pancake® II cylinder with protective finish
Fabcoat-1205™ is designed to provide protection against galvanic corrosion that
is caused by atmospheric and environmental conditions such as high humidity,
acid rain, salt spray and salt air.

Galvanic Corrosion
In basic terms, galvanic corrosion occurs when dissimilar metals are in contact
or near proximity to each other and are exposed to moisture or even high
humidity. The less noble of the two metals will corrode preferentially while
the more noble material will remain essentially undamaged. For example, an
aluminum cylinder end cap will corrode while the steel fasteners that hold the
assembly together do not.

The rate at which galvanic corrosion occurs increases greatly when the moisture
contains salt or acid. Think of galvanic corrosion as a battery. The less noble
material is the anode, the more noble material is the cathode and the water is
the electrolyte. Water containing salt or acid, for example, is more conductive
than tap water and is therefore a better electrolyte.

Barrier Protection
Fabcoat-1205™ provides a unique barrier film to prevent galvanic corrosion of
dissimilar metals. It encapsulates the component to which it is applied and
provides a non-conductive surface similar to the jacket on an electrical wire.
Because it is chemically bonded to the substrate, it provides a highly durable,
watertight shield against the elements.

Appearance
Fabcoat-1205™ provides a durable, smooth silver finish that is similar in
appearance to natural stainless steel or aluminum.

Performance
•500+ hours ASTM B-117 salt spray protection.
•Excellent protection against UV light degradation.
•Will not blister or lose adhesion when exposed to intermittent or continuous
humidity
•Provides excellent protection against detergents, solvents, lubricants and
fluids

Fabcoat-327™ Caustic and Oxidizer Protection
Unprotected steel, aluminum and even some grades of stainless steel can be
damaged by cleaning solutions. Fabcoat-327™ is designed to protect components
against the harmful effects of detergents, caustic cleaners, and oxidizers
(bleach) that are commonly used in the food service industry.

Failure mechanisms of unprotected metals or common finishes:
•Stress Corrosion - Cleaning solutions can cause intergranular oxidation within
the microstructure of metals. It may not be obvious to the naked eye.
Components can fail when placed under load.
•General Corrosion - Protective finishes such as plating or coating can be
removed with repeated washing. Once removed, bare components are susceptible to
general corrosion.
•Removal of Passive Oxide Surface - Aluminum and stainless steel rely on a
passive oxide layer on the surface of the component for corrosion protection.
Cleaning solutions can penetrate or remove this layer drastically reducing
corrosion resistance.

Appearance
Fabcoat-327™ provides a durable silver finish that is similar in appearance to
natural stainless steel or aluminum.

Performance
•500+ hours ASTM B-117 salt spray protection.
•28 Hours 5% sodium chloride immersion with no stress corrosion cracking.
•Will not blister or lose adhesion when exposed to intermittent or continuous
humidity.
•Provides excellent protection against detergents, solvents, lubricants and
fluids.

For complete assurance that our products will meet or exceed your expectations,
send us your application details. We welcome the opportunity to provide
verification testing of performance in advance of any purchases.

If you would like a copy of this content, a PDF version in available for
download.


Please contact
Fabco-Air customer service for additional information on specific
applications or product line availability.

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped
machine shop and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special
solution you need, so you can build the business you want.

Submit a Request for Quote today!

Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com
 


 

Ark-Plas Products, Inc. manufactures In-Line Filter Valves for the removal of
most visible particulate in aqueous solutions and gas streams.


These filters are designed to be used with soft plastic tubing with inner
diameters ranging from 1/8" to 3/8" and are ideal for applications where a
disposable unit may be more desirable. Or, in less critical applications,
filter valves can be flushed for longer duty.

Filter Valve housings are initially offered in Nylon and Polypropylene
materials with either a 100 or 200 mesh Stainless Steel filter or a 45 to 130
micron Polyethylene filter.

Other materials and filter media sizes are available for more stringent
applications.

Free samples and a catalog will be sent upon receipt of your inquiry.


Contact:
Ark-Plas Products, Inc.
165 Industry Lane
Flippin, Arkansas 72634
Telephone: 870-453-2343
Fax: 870-453-2567
Website: http://www.ark-plas.com
Email: info@ark-plas.com

 

Low-cost DC Power Supplies added to RHINO linee

AutomationDirect’s RHINO line of power supplies now includes panel and DIN rail mountable power supplies designed for applications requiring a basic DC voltage power supply. The low-cost supplies
offer high performance and reliability when additional features of higher cost full-featured supplies are not needed.

The panel-mountable RHINO PSS series features rugged aluminum housings allowing for three different mounting orientations. The series is available with universal single-phase input and output voltages of 12 and 24 VDC from 35 to 100 Watts. The high-quality power supplies equipped with overload, overvoltage, and thermal protection are UL recognized, CE marked, RoHS compliant and backed with a
two-year warranty. Prices for the PSS series start at $19.75..

The DIN rail mountable RHINO PSB series is available with universal single and three-phase input and output voltages of 12 and 24 VDC from 15 to 480 Watts. Constructed of rugged plastic and aluminum housings, the power supplies easily install with integral 35mm DIN rail mounting adapters. These high-quality power supplies equipped with overload, overvoltage, and thermal protection are backed with a three-year warranty and are UL listed, CSA certified, CE marked and RoHS compliant. Prices for the PSB series start at $21.50.

The full line of RHINO power supplies can be seen at http://www.automationdirect.com/dcpowersupplies.

AutomationDirect sells over 8,500 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,200-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products, which are often priced below the industry average, 24-hour order entry and same-day shipping on in-stock items, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on almost every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com

 


 

Starcyl STMI Series ISOMETRIC (DIN ISO 15552) Cylinders

“Here we GROW again!

Starcyl Cylinder Inc., is pleased to announce the release of our new STMI Series Cylinder offering. The Starcyl ISO 15552 cylinder offering has the same excellent quality, workmanship and numerous benefits you have come to expect from the complete Starcyl Pneumatic offering.

The new ISO cylinder offers high quality die cast end caps, anodized aluminum barrel, sintered bronze bushing and polyurethane seals. Piston rod material consists of Chromium plated steel or 303 stainless steel.


Starcyl offers a profile barrel on bore sizes of 32mm – 125mm with a 3 – 5 days delivery and a Tie Rod version on 160mm – 320 mm bore sizes with a 7 – 10 days deliveryWe conform to all ISO15552 standards (ISO 6431) and are a direct interchange in form, fit & function with all Global cylinder manufacturers.All Isometric cylinders come with cushion both ends and magnetic piston to accept feedback switches.


All Starcyl products are 100% manufactured, assembled and tested in North America.
For additional information on a competitive quotation and/or product literature, please visit www.starcyl.com or call our head office at 877-STARCYL (782.7295)
“Isn’t it time to take a serious look at the BEST cylinder offering in North America?

 


 

PNEUMATIC SELECTOR VALVES CUSTOMIZED WITH MULTIPLE INPUTS AND OUTPUTS

Custom manufactured pneumatic selector (diverter) stack valves that can handle multiple flows, in multiple directions, with multiple media are available from Conant Controls, Inc. of Medford, Massachusetts.

Conant Custom Selector Valves can be manufactured to specification from a variety of materials such as aluminum, brass, and 316 stainless steel; with O-rings and sleeve materials to handle various media. Featuring virtually unlimited inputs and outputs, designs can range from 1 input to 9 outputs or vise-versa and include distinctive combinations of inputs and outputs.

Designed to simplify piping arrangements and the potential for leakage by eliminating multiple valves, Conant Custom Selector Valves are suitable for any mixing application. Stacking arrangements can range from 2 to 6 high and port sizes from 1/4” to 3/4”. Applications range from manual backups in process control to manufacturing systems and individual product mixers..

Conant Custom Selector Valves are priced according to configuration and design requirements. Price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Conant Controls, Inc.
427 Riverside Ave. / P.O. Box 310
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 395-2240 FAX (781) 395-2329
e-mail: path@conantcontrols.com
www.conantcontrols.com

 


 

A complete line of Large and Small In-line Filters is now available from Industrial Specialties Mfg.

Large In-Line Filters  Barb sizes include: 1/4", 5/16", and 3/8". Housing Materials include Acrylic and Acetal with Nylon or Polyester screens.  With an overall length of 4".  The large In-Line Filters are designed for use in a number of different applications.  The robust housing design can withstand higher pressure situations and is resistant to alcohol and fuel.

Small In-Line Filterss

If one of our standard products does not meet your needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will also provide custom modifications to fit the user's exact specifications.  All products are produced and typically shipped directly from us to the end user, saving both time and expense.

For whatever your miniature pneumatic, vacuum and fluid circuitry components needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will provide the best fit for your application.

Contact one of our experienced professionals today to discuss the solution that's right for you!

Industrial Specialties Mfg.
4091 S. Eliot St.
Englewood, CO  80110
Phone:  303-781-8486
Toll Free:  800-781-8487
Fax:  303-761-7939

 


 

Cat5e Ethernet patch cables available from Automation Direct

AutomationDirect now offers Cat5e Ethernet patch cables in eight colors and three foot to 50 foot lengths. The straight and crossover patch cables support up to 1000 Mbps, and are designed to reduce the effects of electromagnetic interference by incorporating a single metal foil shield which wraps round the entire set of four twisted shielded pairs. The robust RJ45 connectors are also shielded against electrical interference. Our 350 MHz cables exceed all Cat5e TIA/EIA standards, and
drastically reduce both impedance and structural return loss (SRL) when compared to standard 100 MHz cables. With prices starting at $5.00, these cables help create solid, reliable Ethernet networks
with any application. Learn more at www.automationdirect.com/ethernet.

 

Fabco-Air offers Nexen Rod Locks!

RLSS Series

New generation of linear holding/locking devices take rod locking technology to the next level. With superior performance, these spring-engaged, air-released units supplement air cylinders and guide
rods for holding in power-off/e-stop situations. High clamping forces ensure positive holding with minimal air required for release.

Static Rod Locks deliver precision holding with virtually no backlash, providing high accuracy in demanding applications. These spring-engaged, air-released units come in both ISO and NFPA sizes and will accept standard accessories.

The Rod Lock's large clamping surface ensures high clamping/holding force and offers models for use on a pneumatic cylinder or as a stand-alone unit on a guide rod. You can further increase holding forces by stacking multiple Rod Locks together. The patent pending design is sealed and features a natural brushed aluminum finish or a corrosion-resistant, anodized finish. Whatever your application, precision operation with hassle-free performance comes standard with each compact unit.

Features:
-No Rod Displacement on Engagement
-Large Clamping Surface
-IP67 Rated [exceeds NEMA 4X]
-Fast Response Timee
-Extremely Low Backlash
-Spring-Engaged Units
-Profile Matches Cylinder
-4 bar [60 psi] Release Pressure

Benefits:
-Maintains Accurate Positioning
-Consistent Clamping Force
-High Cycle Rates, Accuracy
-Precision Holding
-Holds Load During Power/Pressure Loss
-Compact Unit, Easy Integration
-Broad Application

Please contact
Fabco-Air customer service for additional information on specific applications or product line availability.

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped machine shop and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special solution you need, so you can build the business you want.

Submit a Request for Quote today!
Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com
 

 

Solenoid Valves Designed for High Pressure, High Flow Applicationss

The Spartan Scientific Series 4700 valves are 2 way, 2 position, normally open or normally closed, pilot diaphragm operated solenoid valves specifically designed for high flow, high pressure applications such as condensation removal, carwashes, autoclaves and irrigation control. These
valves, with orifice sizes of 20mm to 25mm and port sizes of ¾” and 1.0” NPT are offered with a standard manual override. Depending on port size, the 4700 operates in a pressure range of 4.5 to
220 psi and has a flow factor of 9.1Cv to 14Cv. The encapsulated coil is a quick connect DIN 43650 Form “A” design and is compatible with air, oil, gas, water and fuel. The 4700 has an ambient temperature range of -15°C to +50°C.

Spartan Scientific is certified to ISO 9001 with design. The Series 4700, like all Spartan
Scientific products, is manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications and options can be found at www.spartanscientific.com or by calling Bob Howard at
330-758-8446 x 122.

Spartan Scientific
P O Box 9792
Boardman, OH 44513
Tel: (330) 758-8446
Fax: (330) 758-3314

 



The new DRG 2-Finger Radial Gripper from SCHUNK is perfect for difficult handling tasks. The gripper shows its strength the most when used in dirty working environments. It is excellently suited for loading and unloading of wet machining centers, grinding machines, lathes or milling machines. Other applications are in painting plants, powder processing or underwater.

The robust gripper by SCHUNK, the leader in automation components, fulfills the IP67 protection requirements, which means that no materials from the working environment can get inside the unit. The sealed DRG gripper is an all-purpose unit and depending on the individual application, it can be ordered with gripping force safety device or as a high-temperature version. The end position can be optionally monitored via inductive proximity switches or magnetic switches.

SCHUNK Inc..
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk.com
info@us.schunk.com


 

Fabco-Air is happy to announce another new product: The FGXS Series Air Slide Table.
 

Series FGXS is a twin bore, precision table slide that employs a rail bearing system
for smooth operation, and dowel holes and slots on the table surface for accurate,
repeatable work piece mounting.

Additional features include:
• Side mounting - body tapped or through hole
• Axial mounting - body end tapped
• Standard magnetic pistons and sensor mounting slots.
• Adjustable stroke and shock absorber options.
Catalog FGXS-10 can be downloaded at:
http://www.fabco-air.com/pdf/FGXS_slide_table_web.pdf

The bulletin is also available on our literature request form, as well as our main
catalog download page.


Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped machine shop
and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special solution you need, so you
can build the business you want.

Submit a Request for Quote today!


Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: fabco@fabco-air.com


 

Ultra-thin Indicator Light Retro-fits Existing Applicationss

Canfield Connector’s Interposed Lighted Wafer is a state of the art, electronic
lighting indicator module for installation between a DIN type coil and it’s mating
connector. The ultra-thin iLW’s surface mount technology and high luminescence
Gallium Arsenide LED allows it to retrofit existing applications or to be used in
conjunction with unlighted connectors. The iLW is MINI standard but also is available
for Sub-Micro 8mm, Sub-Micro 9.4mm, DIN 43650 Form “A”/ISO 4400, and EN 175301-
803:2000 retrofits. It is NEMA 4 and IP 65 dust tight and water resistant and is not
polarity dependent. Designed to “sandwich” between the connector and the coil, the
iLW can be installed several times without degrading the contact surfaces and operates
in an ambient temperature range of -20° to +90°C.

Canfield Connector is certified to ISO 9001 with design and the Series iLW is proudly
manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications can
be found at www.canfieldconnector.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8299 x 122.

Canfield Connector
8510 Foxwood Court
Youngstown, Ohio 44514
Tel: (330) 758-8299
Fax: (330) 758-8912
 

 

VACUUM CHECK VALVES FEATURE LOW CRACKING PRESSURE

A line of check valves that were specifically designed for vacuum system applications
and eliminate the use of pressure check valves with stiffer springs is available from
Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver CheckVac™ Valves are designed for all industrial vacuum applications where
vacuum loss prevention is required and feature low 0.17 psi cracking pressure with
flow rates up to 63 CV. Unlike pressure check valves, these vacuum check valves
optimize system performance by not wasting the pump’s power opening stiffer springs; resulting in up to four times better flow.

Allowing the use of smaller vacuum pumps in many applications, Anver CheckVac™ Valves are made from a leak-free, seamless, one-piece anodized aluminum body with a smooth bore and have a plastic valve element with a specially tempered stainless steel spring and an O-ring seal. Designed to operate in any orientation, they are offered in 1/4”
through 2” NPT sizes.

Anver CheckVac™ Valves are priced from $9.99 up, depending upon size. Visit
http://www.anver.com/document/vacuum%20components/vacuum%20valves/valve-check.shtml

For more information contact::

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500 FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com
 


 

SCHUNK PRG 2-Finger Radial Gripper

The new PRG 2-Finger Radial Gripper from SCHUNK combines high gripping moments with small dimensions. The integrated pneumatic oval piston drive guarantees maximum power density.

Radial gripping motions are often achieved by integrating a slotted link gear.
Existing links cause an extreme reduction in the gripping moment, if the opening
angles are rather small. SCHUNK has found a solution for such an application; the
patented Single-Pin guide rail which ensures a constant closing moment throughout the gripping range. The new PRG did not change in dimensions and can reliably grip larger
workpieces or workpieces with a larger tolerance range. In addition, innovative
dampening, which is directly integrated in the drive rod, allows short cycle times and
a much longer admissible finger length.

The multifunctional PRG has an adjustable stroke to fit the individual application and
is also available with a gripping force safety device, in a high-temperature version
and with three different opening angles (30° / 60° / 90°). The end position can be
optionally monitored by inductive proximity switches or magnetic switches.

SCHUNK Inc.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk.com
info@us.schunk.com

 


 

Metal Handle Retro-Fit Kit for Coilhose Cannon® High Force Blow Gun

Coilhose Pneumatics introduces an extended trigger system for its popular high force blow gun, the Coilhose Cannon®.

This metal handle retro-fit kit enables the user to more easily operate the gun while wearing protective gloves in the workplace environment.

This attachable assembly is a long lever style mechanism by which the user can activate the power-assisted button-style trigger of the gun.

Each kit contains a trigger assembly, pin, “o”-rings (2), bushing, hex screws (2), 1/8” Allen wrench, and a easy-to-follow set of instructions with a line art diagram.

No additional tools are needed for installation! The only tool required for assembling this handle kit to the existing gun body is the Allen wrench already included with the kit.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Coilhose Cannon® may be used to remove heavy or stubborn debris in industrial or outdoor environments involving textiles, paper/ pulp, scrap metal, wood, concrete, asphalt, sewer, etc. or also in mining, shipyards, rail yards, heavy construction, and other areas that require extreme blow-off applications.

Coilhose Cannon High Force Air Blow Gun Standards
• For use with tow-behind or large capacity compressors
• Made from durable materials: die cast aluminum, machined brass, aluminum and stainless steel
• Two style tips available: standard safety nozzle tip or multi-jet nozzle tip
• Choice of standard 2 inch, or 24 inch, or 48 inch extensions
• Suggested Inlet pressure of at least 90 PSI
• Recommended hose I.D. of at least 1/2 inch
• Air supply via a 3/4 inch female inlett
• Conforms to OSHA standards

Coilhose Pneumatics
19 Kimberly Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
P: 732.390.8480
F: 732.390.9693
 


 



Series FVEN features NAMUR mounting, capable of attaching directly to the actuator
without additional manifolding. Available in single or double solenoid models, with a
100% (continuous) duty cycle, Series FVEN is a perfect fit for your application.


Additional features::
• High flow design ideal for operating ø20 ~ ø80 bore cylinders.
• Low 30 psi minimum operating pressures deliver high internal shifting force to
deliver consistently reliable operation.
• Housings are precision machined and hard anodized for low friction.
• Low friction seals have high abrasion resistance to provide longer service life.
• Can be used with or without lubrication.
• Special coils have low power consumption and use DIN 43650 electrical
connectors for wiring.

Bulletin FVEN-10 can be downloaded at:
http://www.fabco-air.com/pdf/FVEN_valves_web.pdf

The bulletin is also available on our literature request form, as well as our main
catalog download page.
Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped machine shop
and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special solution you need, so you
can build the business you want.

Submit a Request for Quote today!


Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com

 

Ark-Plas Products, Inc. manufactures a complete line of flexible tubing for pneumatic and fluid applications.

Ark-Plas tubing is available in virtually every increment from 1/16” ID to 1/2” ID.
Coiled tubing, with working lengths from 5 feet to 20 feet, is fabricated from
Polyurethane, in all standard colors.

Metric sized tubing is also available from 1.5 MM ID to 6.5 MM ID.

Ark-Plas tubing is available in Polyurethane, Vinyl, VyplasTM, Polypropylene,
Polyethylene, EthelplasTM, and Nylon materials. Tubing is also available in these
color choices: Natural-Clear, Black, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, White, and Transparent
Blue, Transparent Red, Transparent Green, and Transparent Yellow.

Free samples and a catalog will be sent to all making an inquiry.

Contact: Ark-Plas Products, Inc.
165 Industry Lane
Flippin, Arkansas 72634
Telephone: 870-453-2343
Fax: 870-453-2567

Website:http://www.ark-plas.com

Email: info@ark-plas.com

 

New roller-screw option on Tolomatic’s integrated servomotor actuator (IMA) makes it the longest lasting integrated electric actuator

New roller-screw option available on IMA rod-style linear actuators provides significantly higher service life at forces up to 3,300 pounds.

HAMEL, Minn. – Tolomatic’s integrated-motor rod-style actuator (IMA) is now capable of delivering up to 3,300 pounds of force when equipped with the new roller-screw option. The Tolomatic IMA incorporates a hollow core rotor and skewed motor windings into its unique servomotor design for an extremely compact package with increased dynamic performance and service life compared to traditional rod-style actuators. The IMA’s unique integrated motor design is well suited for applications such as pressing, clamping, valve control, spot welding and volumetric filling.

“With the addition of the roller-screw option, the service life of the IMA increases by about ten times or more in high-force applications,” says Aaron Dietrich, electric product manager, Tolomatic. “In fact, in an IMA 44, the estimated life of the roller-screw is about ten million inches of travel at a mean force of 2,000 pounds. The standard ball screw on the IMA offers better efficiency and economy, but the roller screw option offers higher force, better accuracy and longer service life in high-force applications.”

The hollow core rotor design allows the nut of the screw to pass inside the rotor to provide a very compact package. “This can decrease overall actuator length by as much as 18 inches compared to standard actuators due to the elimination of a separate motor, motor mount and gearbox. In addition, the skewed stator windings minimize the cogging of the motor to provide smoother, more efficient motion and improved force repeatability,” says Dietrich. The compact footprint and efficient operation of the IMA, combined with the flexibility of control from an electric actuator, makes the IMA a powerful and viable alternative for replacing fluid power cylinders, he says.

The Tolomatic IMA with the new roller-screw option can exert a force of up to 3,300 pounds and move a top speed of about 12 inches per second. The IMA is available with a choice of motor voltages in any incremental stroke length from 6 inches to18 inches. Built with Tolomatic’s Endurance Technology features for maximum durability and extended service life, the IMA has a patent-pending lead-screw lubrication system that allows easy re-lubrication without disassembly. Tolomatic’s sizing and selection software makes selecting an IMA easy. All orders are built-to-order and shipped with Tolomatic’s industry leading five-day delivery.

For more than 50 years, Tolomatic has been a leading supplier of electric linear actuators, pneumatic actuators and power transmission products for factory automation. Its extensive product line also includes servo-driven high-thrust actuators, servo and stepper motors, stepper drives and configured linear-motion systems. Tolomatic’s electric linear and pneumatic actuators are used in a variety of industries, including the packaging, material handling, medical, food processing, automotive, semiconductor and general automation industries. For more information about the new roller screw option on Tolomatic’s IMA integrated-motor rod-style actuator, contact Tolomatic, 3800 County Road 116, Hamel, Minn. Phone: 763-478-8000 or 1-800-328-2174. Website: www.tolomatic.comm.
 

 

Quincy Compressor Helps Industry Tackle the High Cost of Producing Compressed Air

BAY MINETTE, AL, Quincy Compressor announced today the release of its new QGV family of Variable Speed Drive air compressors which operates efficiently to reduce energy costs.

The QGV line is a complete family of variable speed compressors, with models from 20 to 200 horsepower. These innovative products allow customers to lower the energy consumption associated with producing compressed air, thereby lowering operating overhead and carbon footprint. The new QGV line is versatile as well, capable of operating continuously at full speed, if required. The Quincy QGV, available from 20-200 horsepower, can function as a base-load machine, providing fully rated capacity, or as a trim machine. In the trim position, the QGV only supplies the air required by the system while maintaining the target pressure within +/- 2 psi. The QGV can supply as little as 15% of full-load capacity, providing substantial energy savings over start/stop or modulating compressors. Other features include:
- Sound levels as low as 68 dB(A)
- Full-color touch screen control
- Real-time monitoring with performance trending
- Efficient operation to lower a customer’s carbon footprint
- Typically saves 35% energy versus traditional air compressors
- 75 to 150 PSIG operation
- Integrated Networking feature allows for automatic sequencing with applicable models
- Royal Blue Warranty- 10 year airend, 5 years on major components

About Quincy Compressor:
Since 1920, Quincy Compressor has been a leading manufacturer and supplier of air compressors, vacuum pumps and air treatment components. Quincy is headquartered in Bay Minette, AL, with manufacturing operations in Quincy, IL, and Kunshan, China. For more information about Quincy Compressor, please visit www.quincycompressor.com, or view the Meet Quincy Compressor video for a historical look at the people and products of Quincy Compressor.
 

 

Cumming, GA  AutomationDirect has added a new line of Bryant wiring devices to its product offering. A full line of locking and straight blade plugs, connectors and receptacles are available in 15, 20, and 30 amp models..

Locking plugs and connectors constructed with impact and chemical-resistant nylon housings feature an internal Triple Gripper® cord clamp which automatically centers
and secures the cord. Double wall construction provides extra durability; the configuration-specific plug face surrounds plug blades to prevent infiltration of
contaminants. Each terminal cover is imprinted with amperage, voltage and NEMA configuration on the face for easy identification and extended “teardrop” wiring
pockets and backed-out captive terminal screws simplify wiring. Locking plugs start at $6.255

Locking receptacles are designed with back and side wiring terminals that accept 14 to 8 gauge solid or stranded conductor wires. Molded of rugged reinforced
thermoplastic polyester, the base minimizes heat buildup and resists breakage. Heavy-duty nickel-plated mounting straps are grounded for safe installations. NEMA
rating and configurations are molded into the toughened nylon face for easy identification. Receptacle prices start at $4.75.

Straight blade devices are available in 15 to 30 amp sizes. A universal cord grip design accepts .300-inch to .655-inch (7.6mm to 16.6mm) wire sizes. Prices for
straight blade plugs and connectors start at $6.25.

Available high-visibility lockouts provide additional protection. The OSHA lockout/tagout regulation compliant devices protect against unexpected start-up of
equipment during maintenance and repair work. To accommodate a full range of plug designs and ratings, the lockouts are available in three sizes. Lockout prices start
at $12.25.

A variety of accessories includes stainless steel receptacle plates, starting at $1.50, angle adapters for 20 and 30 amp plugs and connectors for $14.25, and weather
boots starting at $9.25.

Learn more about the UL approved and CSA certified Bryant wiring devices at www.automationdirect.com/wiring-devices.

AutomationDirect sells over 8,500 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,200-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-
quality automation products, which are often priced below the industry average, 24-hour order entry and same-day shipping on in-stock items, outstanding sales and
technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on almost every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-
0405.

 


 

CLIPPARD INTRODUCES NEW LEVER VALVES

These new manually-operated 3- or 4- way spool valves have 1/4” NPT ports for easy access. The operation is either detented or momentary. Offering pressure ranges
from
0 to 150 psig, plus an operating temperature of 32 to 140°F, these new Lever Valves can be used in unlimited applications.

The Lever Valves are available with either a base or panel mount providing for ease of installation.

For complete details or to request a catalog, go to http://www.clippard.com/levervalves-pol or call 1-877-245-6247.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc..
7390 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45239
513-521-4261
http://www.clippard.com/levervalves-pol
 

 

Bimba Introduces its First Rod-Type Electric Actuator

Monee, IL — After more than 50 years of pneumatic leadership, Bimba announced today the introduction of its first ever, rod-type electric actuator,
the Original Line Electric (OLE).

OLE actuators are designed, built, and tested to provide the longest life, greatest durability, highest speed, and most thrust per dollar. With speeds up to 22 inches
per second, strokes to 18 inches standard, and thrusts up to 350 pounds, these new actuators can address a wide range of applications. The unique modular design can
be ordered with or without motors and drivers’ from Bimba, enabling engineers to use their preferred stepper or servo brand.

“This is our most exciting new product launch in more than 10 years,” said Scott Meldeau, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bimba. “Now we can meet our
customers' electric actuation needs with the same value for which they've come to rely on our pneumatic solutions, including easy configuration and ordering, on-time
delivery, competitive price and superior quality.”

The OLE product line is available in 1.5, 2, and 3 inch diameters with standard options including trunnion, block front, clevis, pivot, and foot mounts, reverse
parallel motor mounts with rear pivot or clevis, step motors, drivers, encoders, brakes, washdown ratings, female rod threads, and switches.

All OLE models are available four working days from receipt of order on orders of 5 units or fewer, and are covered by a 1-year warranty. For detailed performance,
selection, and ordering information visit: http://www.bimba.com/ole

About Bimba
Bimba Manufacturing is a forward-thinking innovator of actuation technology, specializing in providing cutting-edge solutions to engineering challenges. Its
capabilities include an extensive line of industry-leading air cylinders, rotary actuators, linear thrusters, rodless cylinders, flow controls and position-sensing
cylinders. In addition to its broad line of standard catalog products, nearly half of the company’s business consists of custom and semi-custom products designed for
specific customers and applications. These products, used in machinery and automation, are sold to original equipment manufacturers and end-users throughout the world in an expanding variety of industries.
 

 

VACUUM LIFTER FEATURES REDUNDANT VACUUM SYSTEMS

A new fail-safe, dual circuit vacuum lifter that incorporates two vacuum systems in one for handling high-value loads that absolutely cannot be dropped is being
introduced by Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver’s Dual Circuit Vacuum Lifter features all-welded steel construction and is powered by two independent vacuum system circuits, including check valves for each,
two separate reservoirs, and filters. Designed for high-value loads where a redundant system is desired, various sized beams, cross arms, and vacuum pads are offered
and hooks are included for safety straps.

Custom built in capacities up to 60,000 lbs., Anver’s Dual Circuit Vacuum Lifter features hand-replaceable quick-change ring vacuum sealing cups.
It can be powered by either compressed-air or electric vacuum pumps and options include electric or hydraulic actuated powered tilting systems. Suction cup materials
can be selected to match specific load requirements.

Anver’s Dual Circuit Vacuum Lifter is priced from $14,950.00 up, depending upon configuration and capacity. Pricing is available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 017499
(800) 654-3500 FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com
 

 

With Price Reductions of Up to 70 Percent, Enfield Technologies Makes Proportional Pneumatic Control More Affordable

Thanks to some innovative engineering, Enfield Technologies has reached an important goal - making a complete proportional pneumatic control system much more affordable.

"We wanted to bring proportional pneumatics to new audiences," said Ed Howe, Enfield Technologies' President. "In motion control, that means a pneumatic actuator with intermediate positioning needs to break the $1,000 price barrier. We beat that target by a wide margin, with the total price of a basic system coming down from $1,841 to $884 - a reduction of 52 percent."

A basic positioning system includes a proportional valve and control electronics manufactured by Enfield Technologies paired with a pneumatic actuator and a position
sensor provided by a variety of highly regarded partner companies. The same valves and control electronics used in motion control are also used for proportional pressure, flow, and force regulation applications.

During the last 18 months, Enfield Technologies has revised its sourcing and manufacturing processes. They have also reengineered several key products, adding new features, improving performance and reducing costs. This has allowed the company to offer price reductions averaging 42 percent on its primary components. For
example, the LS-C10 controller dropped 70 percent, from $564 to $169.20, and the LS-V25s proportional valve dropped 45 percent, from $721 to $396.60. Enfield
Technologies has also implemented volume discounts and an additional 5 percent bundle discount (bundle kits include a controller, valve and cable).

Enfield Technologies has added more than 35 technical resellers and integration partners over the last year. The company has also launched several new products,
including the Enfinity System (C2 controller and M2 valves). "Expanded distribution and new products have led to growth and increased volumes," Howe said, "which has
led to further cost reductions that we are passing along to our customers.";

For more information, visit enfieldtech.com/affordable/

Contact:

Ed Howe
Enfield Technologies
35 Nutmeg Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
P) 800-504-3334
203-375-3100
E) info@enfieldtech.com
W) enfieldtech.com

 

Industrial Specialties Mfg.. introduces the CV Series of plastic diaphragm Check Valves.

These light weight Check Valves are available in single or multi-barb configurations as well as a smooth straight port. With a cracking pressure as low as 1/2 psi, these Check Valves are ideal for vacuum or pressure situations. The design is intended for use in air but may be used in some vapor, gas and fluid systems, depending on the properties of the vapor, gas or fluids.

Other Features:

- 5 port sizes
- 3 body materials
- Multiple diaphragm materials
- Recommended for systems between 3 and 15 psi of vacuum or pressure
- Sonically welded which will not come apart under recommended conditions
- Functional reliability from -20 to 210º F

If one of our standard products does not meet your needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will also provide custom modifications to fit the user's exact specifications. All products are produced and typically shipped directly from us to the end user, saving both time and expense.

For whatever your miniature pneumatic, vacuum and fluid circuitry components needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will provide the best fit for your application.

Contact one of our experienced professionals today to discuss the solution that's right for you!

Industrial Specialties Mfg.
4091 S. Eliot St.
Englewood, CO  80110
Phone:  303-781-8486
Fax:  303-761-7939

 

AutomationDirect Cuts Programming Software Price to Free

Cumming, GA In keeping with its philosophy of always offering the best value in the automaton industry, AutomationDirect has recently cut the price of its Think & Do programming software for their WinPLC processor from $695 to free. Before this price cut, the lowest cost option for programming the WinPLC processor with Think & Do was purchase of a Think & Do WinPLC-only programming package for $695. Now, customers can download the Think & Do v8.04 Keyless Development Demo package for PC-based control for free. The free Demo is offered as a download only, but it includes the same development software that customers receive when they purchase the full Think
& Do development package for $1,895.

Like most industrial automation controller programming software, Think & Do consists of a development package that runs on a PC, and one or more runtime keys that
reside on real-time industrial controller application targets. The free Think & Do Demo package has no limits when it comes to development, only in terms of runtime targets. But, these limits don’t affect the WinPLC as it comes pre-loaded with Windows CE and Think & Do runtime software. This means that customers can download the Think & Do v8.04 Keyless Development Demo package for free, create software applications with Think & Do, and download these applications to an unlimited number of WinPLC targets.

For real-time industrial controller targets not pre-loaded with Think & Do runtime software, the Development Demo package has certain runtime limits. Runtime use is
restricted to unlimited sessions up to 30 minutes each for 30 days. These sessions allow ample time for testing and proof of concept, but aren’t intended for use in
actual real-time industrial control applications. The Demo package also doesn’t include the software CD, the Quick Start Guide and the USB Runtime hardware key
supplied with the $1,895 Think & Do v8.04 Development package.

The Think & Do v8.04 Keyless Development Demo package features Flow Chart programming, an integrated HMI creator, advanced data manipulation and data exchange with business applications such as from an ERP systems and spreadsheets. Also included are an SQL database interface, and an OPC client and server. The software comes with a CD-ROM, a USB hardware runtime key and a QuickStart guide. System requirements are the Windows 2000, XP or Vista operating system running on a Pentium IV processor with at least 256MB RAM and 750MB hard disk space. The development system must also include a CD-ROM drive, an Ethernet adapter, a 64MB or higher video adapter and minimum 800x600 monitor resolution.

The WinPLC with Think & Do Runtime is a 100 MHz WinPLC processor module pre-loaded with Windows CE and Think & Do runtime software. The WinPLC plugs into the CPU slot of any DL205 base. It includes 8 Mbyte flash ROM, 8 Mbyte RAM, a built-in Ethernet port and a serial port.

Technical information, pricing and delivery for the complete line of Think and Do and WinPLC products can be found at www.automationdirect.com..

 



Series FJU, available in standard and non-rotating models, is specially designed for limited space applications. Rectangular design, with tapped and through holes,
presents mounting surfaces on the rod end, cap end, sides and bottom.

FJU Series cylinders interchange with popular competitor models. Please contact customer service for interchange info.

Additional features::
• Light weight, compact body saves space.
• Hard anodized aluminum for corrosion resistance.
• Hard chrome plated steel piston rod.
• Magnetic piston is optional for all bores sizes.
• 4 extruded slots enable sensor mounting on top or bottom surface of cylinder.

Catalog FJU.K-10 can be downloaded at:
http://www.fabco-air.com/pdf/FJU_multimount_web.pdf

The bulletin is also available on our literature request form, as well as our main catalog download page..
Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped machine shop and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special solution you need,
so you can build the business you want.

 



One of the biggest problemss
pneumatic drains have is the complex
installation procedure compared to a
timer drain. Well, those days are gone.

The POD drains are simple
to install, do not require electricity and do not require control air.

The POD is a demand drain.
Its large orifice and robust design are
made for installation under air receivers, after coolers, compressors and large dryers etc.

Two sizes, a 1/2" and a
3/4" model are available. Combined they cover all compressor capacities.

Both models include top and side inlet options to offer even more installation
simplicity. For routine checking purposes they both have test features.

Jorc Industrial
1146 River Rd
New Castle, DE 19720
302-395-0310
eric@jorc.com

 

Metal Work releases PNEUMO POWER a pneumatically driven 24vdc electric generator.

Supplies 24V electric power via an M8 connector..

Compressed air to power the generator can be supplied merely by connecting a pipe to the 1/8” threaded port. To interrupt energy production, all you have to do is to
switch off the compressed air supply by means of a cock or solenoid valve.

Voltage remains constant irrespective of  changes in input pressure or the load applied (within the limits specified in the catalogue).

An easy-to-read light display shows the status of the appliance at all times.

The generator's electric power can be used to power:
- control units, such as the PLC and PC
- wireless receiver-transmitter nodes
- all the sensors and actuators in the area covered by wireless nodes
- to operate emergency lights and in general when a 24VDC power supply is required

Metal Work Pneumatic USA, Inc.
1120 Eden Road, Suite 106
Arlington, TX 76001
(Tel) 817-701-4000 (Fax) 817-701-4004
metalwork@metalwork.org

 

Bimba Introduces Pneumatic Isolation Valves as Addition to Air Prep Product Line

Today, Bimba Manufacturing introduced a new safety valve (lock out – tag out style) to its line of Air Preparation Products. Current OSHA and ANSI/PMMI standards1
require a lockout valve installed on all air-operated equipment to isolate the equipment from its air supply and to exhaust all downstream air pressure making the equipment safe for maintenance.

The Pneumatic Isolation Valve (PIV Series) is available in nine sizes, from 1/4" to 1-1/2" with a full range of accessories to help companies conform to these standards. Many competitive models fail to comply with these standards due to reduced-sized exhaust ports and designs that can be locked in a “partially on” condition.

“We feel the addition of this pneumatic energy isolation valve will help our customers improve safety in their plant and conform to current industry requirements set
forth by OSHA and ANSI/PMMI,” said Jerry Scherzinger, Bimba’s Air Preparation Product Manager. “We remain focused on our growing line of air preparation equipment and these new safety valves perfectly complement Bimba’s line of air prep products.”

The new PIV Series catalog is available in electronic format on the Bimba website. Learn more about Bimba’s Pneumatic Isolation Valve, reference safety standards and
view real-time pricing and delivery information at www.bimba.com.

 


 

VENTURI VACUUM PUMPS DESIGNED FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

A line of compact, multi-stage venturi vacuum pumps that use low air pressure without sacrificing performance, for use in a wide range of auto-mation applications, is
available from Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver Air-Miser™ MSP-AM Series Multi-Stage Air-Driven Vacuum Pumps feature an internal design which requires only 45 psi (3.1 bar) air pressure, about half that of
conventional venturi-style vacuum pumps. Ideally suited for a wide range of automation applications, they provide a reliable 100% duty cycle with performance equal
to conventional pumps and run quieter..

Made from anodized aluminum with brass nozzles, Anver Air-Miser™ MSP-AM Series Multi-Stage Air-Driven Vacuum Pumps are offered in five sizes from 0.06 to 0.64 SCFM @ 24” Hg and measure 3.78” L x 1.26” W x98” H (96 mm x 32 mm x 24.9 mm), include a 2.76” tall x 1” W (70 mm x 24 mm) muffler, and are offered with adapters for G to NPT attachment.

Anver Air-Miser™ MSP-AM Series Multi-Stage Air-Driven Vacuum Pumps are priced from $115.00 ea., depending upon model. Literature and price quotations are available
upon request..

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500 FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com

 


 

SCHUNK DPGplus: Sealed Two-Finger Parallel Gripper, Now In New Sizes

The successful DPGplus series of sealed 2-finger parallel grippers has been extended with sizes 240 and 300. The pneumatic drive with oval pistons and the multi-tooth
guides ensure the user precise and reliable gripping. This ensures a high level of machine up time and high returns from your production and assembly applications..
The DPGplus sealed 2-finger parallel gripper is an expert at handling rough or dirty workpieces. It is perfectly suited for loading and unloading in harsh
environments, like grinding machines, lathes, and milling machines. It is also suitable for use in painting systems, powder coating systems, or underwater.
The sealed grippers of the DPG-plus series feature sealing class IP 67 for the highest sealing in its class, with moments between 30 Nm and 160 Nm, (22 Ft-lb-118 Ft-
lb) depending on the direction of load and size of the unit and grip forces up to 11,700 N (2,630 lbf). The high sealing class and performance are made possible by
combining a multi-tooth guide with a round sealing surface of the base jaws toward the outside.

SCHUNK Inc.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk.com
info@us.schunk.com


 

Herkules Pneumatic Scissor Lift Table with Tilt and Rotate

Herkules Equipment Corporation has designed and built a new Scissor Lift Table that Tilts and Rotates, providing a unique solution for certain applications. This
lift system was specifically requested for an application that raises, spins and tilts large containers of special liquids during the production process which
improves the ergonomic conditions for workers. The tilt is limited to an angle of 10 degrees maximizing control during the process. The manual rotate turns 360
degrees and the air brake allows it to be securely locked in any position for ease of processing and operator safety.

Manually rotating the 42” x 64” platform is effortless due to the high grade bearing used within the lift system. Push and pull forces are as low as 5 pounds.
Rotation can be performed in both directions, providing maximum flexibility.

The lift system has a 4,000 lb capacity, with a full raised height of 32”. All controls are located on one remote pedestal.

Herkules Equipment Corporation has been manufacturing Pneumatic Lifting Equipment for over 25 years, including (standard and custom); Lift Tables, Lift & Rotates,
Lift & Tilts, Operator Lifts, Power Rotate Systems, Lifts for Integration, Cart Positioners, and Pallet Positioners. Herkules has now expanded its’ product offerings
under a new brand name, Enkon Systems, that includes Electric Lift Systems and Hydraulic Lift Systems.

For more product information, please contact Herkules at 800-444-4351, or at info@herkules.us or visit our website at www.herkules.us. Check out our newest website, www.enkonsystems.com.

Herkules Equipment Corporation
2760 Ridgeway Courtt
Walled Lake, MI 48390-1662
Phone: 248-960-7100
Fax: 248-960-7109
Email: info@herkules.us
Website: www.herkules.us

 


 

Ark-Plas Products, Inc.Announces New Fitting and Tubing Kits

Ark-Plas Products kits are assembled from a variety of Commercial Grade Fittings or Quick Disconnect Luer Fitting, and are made available in Nylon, and Polypropylene
material. Luer Fitting Kits are also available in Polycarbonate. Each kit is shipped in a durable, reusable container with an identification card for easy reference
to all included parts in the kit.

Available in 1/16” ID’s, all the way up to ¼” ID’s, Ark-Plas® Kits feature a large assortment of parts which are perfect for use in liquids, pneumatic controls, fluid
dampers, automation equipment, laboratory use, research and development, and design departments..

A free catalog and price list is available for all who inquire. Part samples are also available, free of charge, for testing & color matching. Phone or visit the web
site to request information or samples.

Contact:
Ark-Plas® Products, Inc.
165 Industry Lane
Telephone: 870-453-2343
Fax: 870-453-2567
Web site: http://www.ark-plas.com
Email: info@ark-plas.com

 


 

Fabco-Air, Inc. Product Announcement Micro-Mist Separator

Fabco-Air now offers a Micro-Mist Separator to augment our existing FRL line. This separator features 0.01µ filtration and easily integrates with our other FRL products using the same mounting brackets and connectors. Available in 5 Port Sizes (1/8" to 3/4" NPT), and an air service rating to 145 PSI.

Bulletin MMS-10 can be downloaded at:
http://www.fabco-air.com/pdf/cat_micro-mist_web.pdf

The bulletin is also available on our literature request form, as well as our main catalog download page. Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions..

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped machine shop and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special solution you need, so you can build the business you want.

Submit a Request for Quote today!

Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com

Fabco-Air


 

VACUUM PRESS LOADING CUPS MAXIMIZE GRIP AND DISPERSE OIL

A new line of round vacuum traction cups for press automation that are designed to grip securely and disperse oil when handling curved sheet metal body panels is being introduced by Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver Green Cups are molded from a hybrid NBR blend with a high-traction design that is optimized for operating in hot and oily environments up to 275°F. Suitable for use with high speed robotic pick-and-place sheet metal handling equipment, they provide fast attach and release and are designed to maximize grip and disperse any existing surface oil on stamped panels.

Compatible with all popular end effectors, Anver Green Cups are available in 65 mm, 85 mm, and 105 mm sizes in 50- and 60- durometers; with male disconnect or quick disconnect couplings. A wide variety of other vacuum suction cups are also available molded from different specialized compounds for a wide range of vacuum material handling applications.

Anver Green Cups are priced from $24.00 ea., depending upon size, couplings, and quantity. Price quotations are available upon request..

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500 FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com

 

Two Compressors – One Cabinet! Kaeser’s HSD is the first of its kind

Announcing Kaeser’s latest innovation in progressive air system technology – the new 2-in-1 HSD compressor! It is the first of its kind featuring two independently operating compressors in a single enclosure. These new packages are available from 500-650 hp, and deliver flows from 1632-3002 cfm and pressures from 100-217 psig.

Each HSD incorporates two individual compressor units including a motor, Sigma Profile airend, separator aftercooler, draintrap and filtration. Because each module is a complete compressor – and not just two airends stacked together – the HSD provides maximum part-load efficiency, built-in redundancy, and reduced installation costs.

HSD compressor units are started one after another to reduce inrush current and protect against network overload. Both compressor units have dedicated Sigma Controls connected via Profibus for energy efficient sequencing and fully automatic monitoring of critical operating and maintenance indicators. Plus with the Sigma Frequency Control option, the HSD is not only the largest variable frequency drive in its class, but it also doubles the flow range of previous models.

For more information on how the HSD can reduce footprint, lower installation and maintenance costs, while providing the air of two units, please call 800-777-7873 or visit us at www.kaeser.com/sigma.

 

Redi-Lock 250, 250 PSI Push-On Hoses from KURIYAMA OF AMERICA

New! Redi-Lock 250, 250 PSI Push-On Hoses are now available in red and blue colors in 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" ID sizes for use with low pressure pneumatic systems and air tools. Hoses are constructed with a Nitrile rubber tube and a Nitrile/PVC cover to work at a service temperature range of -20°F to 180°F.

KURIYAMA OF AMERICA, INC.
Phone: (847) 755-0360
Toll-Free FAX: (800) 800-0320
International FAX: (847) 885-0996
360 E. State Parkway Schaumburg, IL 60173-5335 USA


 

3-Finger Centric Gripper PZN+ 380 from SCHUNK

The proven PZN-plus series has been extended with the new size 380 to cope with the constantly increasing performance requirements. This series can be used with the handling of weights of up to 190 kg (420 lbs), making it perfect for the handling of heavy workpieces.

The multi-tooth guidance of the PZN-plus 3-finger centric gripper employs a large gripping force and high moment load capabilities. A wide range of different versions allows for universal use in areas with special requirements (temperature, chemicals, dirt, and many others.) This unique range of different versions means that a suitable gripper is available for most every application.

The new size PZN-plus 380 now expands this 3-jaw centric gripper family to 11 distinct sizes and allowing for grip forces up to 59,500N (13,400 lbf) as well as a stroke of almost 2 inches per jaw. With the other options like metallic dust covers and viton seals, the PZN-plus family is the broadest 3-jaw gripper on the market. This unique range and versions show that the PZN-plus grippers are able to handle almost any conceivable application.

SCHUNK Inc..
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk.com
info@us.schunk.com


 

Mini Solenoid Operators for Multiple Uses from Spartan

Spartan Scientific’s solenoid operator Series 3800 is specially designed for the pilot function of 3 and 4 way pneumatic directional control valves. These operators are available in plate mount and are interchangeable with most solenoid operator interfaces. The Series 3800 also can be used in 2 way or 3 way manifold assemblies where multiple valves are combined into a single block station for transmission of air, water, or other liquid medium. The simple plate mount operator and the interchangeable orifice baskets easily make small manifolds for regulation of either automated work stations or coolant water in molding presses. These mini solenoid operators are ideal for small custom valves such as those used to operate hospital bed air cushions and air-ride bellows car systems. The Series 3800 has a pressure range of vacuum to 200 psi depending on the orifice size and is dust-tight and water resistant to IP 65. The shading ring is standard enabling both AC and DC coils to be used on all armatures.

Spartan Scientific is certified to ISO 9001 with design. The Series 3800, like all Spartan Scientific products, is manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications and options can be found at www.spartanscientific.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8446 x 122.

Spartan Scientific
P O Box 9792
Boardman, OH 44513
Tel: (330) 758-8446
Fax: (330) 758-3314

 

 

VACUUM-HOIST LIFTER LETS ONE PERSON GUIDE, POSITION PARTS

A below-the-hook ergonomic vacuum lifter that lets one person pickup contoured products from the top for insertion into assembly or packaging equipment and boxes is available from Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VM-Series Ergonomic Vacuum-Hoist Lifter is fully integrated and can be equipped with custom suction pad attachments for handling contoured parts from the top, based upon the available surface area. Designed to let one person position a load for assembly and packaging operations, the load will stay in place without drift when the up/down controls are released.

Available in capacities up to 1,000 lbs., if the Anver VM-Series Ergonomic Vacuum-Hoist Lifter experiences a vacuum loss or leakage of 10%, it will sound a loud horn and flash a bright red LED warning light. Compensating for altitude and atmospheric pressure, the leakage sensor is powered independent from the host vacuum system by a 9V lithium battery.

The Anver VM-Series Ergonomic Vacuum-Hoist Lifter is priced from $4,295.00, depending upon the pad attachment design. Price quotation are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com

 

 

 

 

 To view our archive of New products Click here

 

Click Here to go back

 

New Product Submission Requirements

 Rate: Free ( subject to approval by Pneumatics Online) 

 All submissions to be sent in a "Web Ready" format, ie description 
    in a text file and graphic in a gif or jpeg format. ;

 Please keep the description relatively short and to the point. Try 
    to describe your product within 3 paragraphs. 

Please keep the graphic size to a maximum of 200 x 200 pixels. 
  * As the page says, New Products only please. 

Email all information required to mail@pneumaticsonline.com


 

Suction Cups,Vacuum Components,Vacuum Pumps,Vacuum Switches from ANVER

All information contained within the Pneumatics Online Web Site is the property of Pneumatics Online. Reproduction, redistribution or modification of the information is prohibited without the express written permission of Pneumatics Online.
COPYRIGHT ©1997-2016 Pneumatics Online