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Vacuum Check Valves from ANVER

Vacuum Check Valves Provide 4x Better Pump Flow Rate

A full line of leak-proof, one-way vacuum check valves that are designed to optimize vacuum pump performance in a wide range of material handling systems is available from ANVER Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

ANVER CheckVac™ Valves are made from a seamless, one-piece aluminum body and feature a plastic valve element with a specially tempered stainless steel spring and an O-ring seal. Unlike pressure check valves which have a stiffer spring and were designed for compressed-air, this vacuum system check valve provides up to a 4x better flow rate for optimum performance.

Eliminating the major source of flow restriction in most vacuum systems, ANVER CheckVac™ Valves have increased flow rates permitting the use of smaller vacuum pumps in many applications. Offering low cracking pressure and a smooth bore, these leak-proof check valves come in 1/4" thru 2” NPT sizes and are spring loaded to operate in any orientation.

Contact Anver

 

 

NEW! 40, 50, and 63mm Series SxL/SxH sizes are now available from PHD

Series SxL/SxH Slides feature a compact cantilever design and are available in nine sizes to accommodate a wide range of applications. Two bearing types are available in most sizes with travel lengths up to 8 inches. Units are standard with high capacity internal and external shock pads for noise and impact reduction.

NEW! 40, 50, and 63mm sizes are now available. Units offer high capacity TC composite bearings with oversize shafts providing exceptional load and KE stopping capacity.

Advantages: Compact, high load capacity, nine sizes, robust, long life

PHD

 

Balluff introduces new compact sensor for C-slot pneumatic cylinders

Balluff has introduced a new compact sensor especially designed for use with C-slot-equipped pneumatic cylinders. Today, sensor installation from above into a standard C-slot is more and more a requirement for fast, simple installation. The Balluff BMF 273 offers reliable sensing characteristics and a wide range of sensing performance.

The BMF 273 sensor, designed to indicate piston stroke end position, is just 25.7 long, and fits completely within a standard C-slot. The BMF 273 is secured by a non-stripping screw, while the cable is also equipped to be secured within the C-slot by a custom-designed mini pop-in fastener. The highly accurate, low hysteresis sensor, designed to replace outmoded Reed and Hall-Effect switches, comes with an LED indicator light and uses advanced magnetoresistive technology.

Editors: Please use this link for attribution: For further information, visit http://www.balluff.com/magneticfield
 

 

“KG Series,” a new air cylinder/valve actuator product line that is designed with robustness in mind…

A complete range of bore sizes enables the KG Series to be a problem solver in almost every desirable valve actuator application…
Numatics is pleased to announce the introduction of the new KG Series air cylinder/valve actuator product line. The KG Series is a line that is designed and built to excel in the most challenging applications. Furthermore, the product line encompasses many value-added features and benefits that you expect from a Numatics cylinder.

Additionally, aluminum tubes are standard on 1-1/2" – 8" bore cylinders (with the exception of 7" bore). The aluminum tube is hard coat anodized. The hard coating is an electro-chemical process, which produces a very dense surface of aluminum oxide. This surface has extreme hardness (60 RC.), excellent wear and corrosion resistance, and low coefficient of friction.
Composite tube is standard on 7" and 10" – 24" bore cylinders. Our composite tubing is a robust material that weighs less than traditional metallic materials. Composite tubing is also an option on 1-1/2" – 6" and 8" bores.

The KG Series is available in 17 bores sizes ranging from 1-1/2” to 24.” In fact, a complete range of bore sizes enables the KG Series to be a problem solver in almost every desirable valve actuator application. 

Piston rod diameters range from 5/8” to 3-1/2.” Furthermore, the standard KG Series end caps are accurately machined from precision square steel blocks. The end caps are either painted with standard black paint or painted with black epoxy paint. Note that standard black paint is the standard and the black epoxy paint is an option. A recess on the piston-mating surface (at both ends) enables the air to work on a larger piston area for effortless breakaway (even at both ends).

Numatics
103 Sam Watkins Boulevard
Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474
(615) 771-1200 – telephone
(615) 771-1201 – fax
www.numatics.com

 

New - Square Pancake II Nonrotating Twin Rod from FABCO

Nonrotating Twin Rod Series SND Double Acting 
4 Bore sizes 3/4" thru 2" 
Strokes to 4" standard 
Twin piston rods are incorporated into the cylinder head to achieve NON-ROTATION. The rods are securely fastened to the piston and tied together externally by a rod end tool bar.
The tool bar insures that the rods move in tandem and provides an ideal mounting surface for any attachments required by your application. The tool bar is furnished with threaded mounting holes or optional counter bored mounting holes.


Features:
4 Bore Sizes (3/4" to 2") 
Strokes to 4" Standard
(consult factory for longer strokes) 
Self-lubricating Composite Body 
Clear Anodized Aluminum Alloy Heads 
Stainless Steel Tie Bolts 
Bronze Rod Bushing 
Prelubed with Magnalube-G Grease 
Chrome Plated Stainless Steel Piston Rods 

Rod End Tool Bar 
Air Service to 200 PSI 
Minimum Recommended Operating Pressure - 15 psi 
Temp Rating (cylinder) -25° to +225°F
(-32° to + 121° C) 
Temp Rating (electronic sensors) -4° to +176°F
(-20° to + 80° C) 
Internally Lubricated Buna-N Seals 
Many Options Available 
Magnetic Piston Sensing Available 

Fabco-Air, Inc. 
3716 NE 49th Ave. 
Gainesville, FL 32609-1699 
Phone: (352) 373-3578 
Fax: (352) 375-8024

 

Bimba Releases the Air Preparation Equipment Product Line

Bimba Manufacturing announced today the availability of its new line of Air Preparation Equipment featuring three sizes of Filters, Regulators, and Lubricators (FRLs). The Miniature Series (10) is available in 1/8” and 1/4” NPT and offers the standard Compressed Air Filter, Pressure Regulator, Air Line Lubricator, Filter/Regulator Combination Unit, and Oil Removal Filter. Series 10 also offers a variety of FRL assembled combinations. The Compact Series (20), available in 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” NPT, comes in the same standard FRLs as the Miniature Series and also includes a Vapor Removal Filter and multiple assembled combinations. The Large Series (70) is available in 1” and 1-1/2” NPT and offers the standard Filter, Regulator, Lubricator, Combination Unit and Oil Removal Filter as both the Miniature and Compact series. In addition to the standard FRLs, each of the three series offers optional accessories, including, porting blocks, shut-off valves, gauges, soft start/quick-dump valves and other useful additions. These units can be ordered as individually stocked components to ship the same day or assembled to custom specifications and shipped within two days.

For detailed performance, selection, and ordering information, consult the Bimba Air Preparation Equipment catalog, call the Bimba Customer Service Group at 800-323-5095, or visit www.bimba.com.

 

 

Preferred Products Design, Inc. PPD, is pleased to introduce the PPD Push-Lock In-Line Filter Assembly. 

This product features low cost protection for critical pneumatic components, easy installation, filter element monitoring and replaceable elements. The clear polycarbonate housings, available in two sizes, can be supplied with a menu list of filter elements and connection configurations.

Filter elements are available in sintered bronze, sintered stainless, and porous polypropylene and are available with micron ratings of 5 to 90 microns.

Connections can be push-lock, rapid fitting, threaded, or quick coupling in both English and Metric sizes. Fittings for tubing sizes 1/8” to ½” and 4mm to 12 mm are available.

The PPD Push-Lock In-Line Filter is exactly what you were looking for.



Preferred Products Design, Inc.
105 Research Drive
Milford, CT 06460
203-877-4399
www.ppdfittings.com

 

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 positioning or as an easy pick and place system. The main design element to this precision slide is the use of an integrated bearing system with an accuracy of 0.01 mm and linearity and parallelism in the 1/100 mm range.

Available in eight sizes from 4 to 20 mm diameter and with strokes up to 200 mm, the mini 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 where space may be restricted.

The optional clamping unit and the end-position interlock prevents undesired lowering 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: http://www.festo.com/us/dgsl

Festo is a leading global manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components and controls for industrial automation, with 56 national headquarters serving more than 180 countries. For more than 80 years, Festo 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. Our dedication to the advancement of automation extends beyond technology to the education of current and future automation and robotics designers with simulation tools, teaching programs, and on-site services. 


Festo Contact Information for publication: 
Tel: 800.99.FESTO; Fax: 800.96.FESTO
E-mail: customerservice@us.festo.com
Website: www.festo.com/usa

 

 

Remove Contaminants, Save Energy!

AMD 1550 Protects Equipment and Prevents Compressed Air Discharge!

Kaeser Automatic Magnetic Drains (AMDs) remove condensate and other contaminants from your air system – protecting your valuable equipment. The AMD 1550, the newest model in Kaeser’s drain trap series, has working pressures to 230 psig and a discharge capacity of 53 gal/hr. Designed for use with coolers, refrigerated dryers, separators, filters and liquid separators, the AMD 1550 maintains a “liquid seal” which prevents the loss of compressed air – which saves you energy! 

The rugged and corrosion-resistant metal housing allows for years of dependable service. With minimal maintenance required, operating mechanisms are isolated from condensate so no fouling or sticking occurs. Installation is simplified with a choice of top or bottom connections, and the AMD 1550’s modular construction allows for easy servicing and maintenance. This light-weight, dependable drain will reduce your compressed air system maintenance costs – and there is no electricity required.

Protect your investment from condensate and harsh contaminants with the AMD 1550. For more information on the AMD 1550 or other quality Kaeser products, please call 800-777-7873 or visit us at www.kaeser.com/cleanair.

 

 

Polyurethane Tubing Offers Rubber-Like Flexibility with the Durability of Plastic

Stocked in Both Ether & Ester Formulations

Southampton, PA — Now available from tubing manufacturer NewAge® Industries is polyurethane tubing that combines the best properties of plastic and rubber. Called Superthane®, it withstands wear, abrasion, weathering, chemicals, fuels, and moisture while it remains flexible. Superthane may be used for a wide variety of gas and fluid transfer uses.

NewAge Industries’ polyurethane tubing is a durable product designed to withstand the rigors of applications involving pneumatics, petroleum-based* chemicals and liquids, granular material and slurry transfer, and protective jacketing, as well as clean fluids and gases. Superthane offers abrasion and tear resistance, high tensile strength, and low compression set. It also handles pressure and vacuum applications better than corresponding sizes of PVC or rubber. The tubing exhibits good chemical resistance and excellent weathering characteristics, setting it apart from many other plastics. Superthane is naturally flexible and needs no plasticizers, which can leach out and cause tube hardening and flow contamination.

Two formulations—ether and ester—are manufactured by NewAge to offer customers a choice. Both styles contain non-toxic ingredients that conform to FDA standards. Ether-based Superthane tubing is recommended for applications involving water, humid conditions, and fungi. It also resists UV well, and the material is listed by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF 61). The ester-based version offers a slightly higher tensile strength and operating temperature, and in most cases, costs a bit less.

Superthane is available from stock in sizes from 1/16” through 2” I.D. A large inventory is maintained in order to ship products the same day that they are ordered. Of course, JIT, or Just In Time, shipments may be arranged as well.

In addition to clear Superthane, NewAge Industries stocks the tubing in nine colors for easy multiple line identification. A braid-reinforced style, Urebrade®, is also stocked for higher pressure applications. Customization of Superthane includes special colors, cut-to-length pieces, thermal tube bonding, heat-formed shapes, larger sizes, and hose assemblies.

*Additives in today’s petroleum products warrant field testing.

For additional information on Superthane® polyurethane tubing, contact the Fluid Transfer Specialists® at NewAge® Industries, Inc., 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 800-50-NEWAGE (800-506-3924) or 215-526-2300; fax 800-837-1856 or 215-526-2190; e-mail: info@newageindustries.com; product-specific web page: www.newageindustries.com/sprthn.asp.

 

 

MAGNOS MAU Magnetic Gripper: Auto-magic gripping!

SCHUNK, the specialist in toolholding, workholding and automation technology, now offers an innovative way of handling ferromagnetic workpieces. Until now, magnetic clamping technology was mainly used in stationary workholding systems. The MAGNOS MAU magnetic gripper offers a completely new perspective. Adapted to fit on a robot arm, it ensures a secure hold at very limited space requirements at a low weight. 

With the MAGNOS magnetic gripper, handling ferromagnetic workpieces is extremely easy. In the process, the electro-permanent magnets can be activated in seconds. Even in case of power outage, the magnet grippers ensure an absolutely secure hold because electricity is only needed to activate and deactivate the magnets. 

MAGNOS magnet grippers can easily be adapted to any robot arm. The number of poles is variable. The pole size is 50 x 50 mm. This ensures the maximum degree of flexibility. MAGNOS MAU is an ideal solution for loading and unloading machines and for handling both smaller and larger workpieces. The holding force per pole with an air gap of 0 mm is 380 da/N, the cycle time is 20 seconds. 

SCHUNK’s magnetic clamping solutions are manifold. They enable quick and easy clamping in stationary applications. Moreover, the largely vibration and deformation-free clamping improves the surface quality of the workpieces during the machining operation. SCHUNK’s magnetic clamping solutions are already successfully used as lifting magnets in intra-logistics. By extending the field of application onto handling applications, SCHUNK again proves its competence and innovation in the business areas of toolholding/workholding and automation. 

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
 

 

GVMAX intelligent vacuum generator for automation applications.

Internal energy-saving, durability and high performance characteristics - perfect for production lines.

The new intelligent “venturi” style GVMAX-SP345-01 vacuum generator by COVAL is perfect for a wide variety of automation applications from assembly to stamping and safety robot handling. The compact size of this vacuum generator simplifies its integration to production lines across many industries, especially the automotive sectors of stamping and assembly. The regulated venturi GVMAX SP345-01 has a number of integrated functions which meet the demands of automatic devices in these industries: safety, energy-saving and high performance. This venturi is highly requested by major automotive manufacturers and in other fields such as aeronautics, robotics, etc.

The GVMAX-SP345-01 is available as NO to allow continuous gripping of the part even in the case of power failure. It can be connected to the control network by two 24VDC-M12 connectors. The generator is offered with a standard digital vacuum switch, various blow-off options and “Silent Technology” to reduce the noise level. Its easy installation, energy saving function and low maintenance, due to resistance to dirt and oils, facilitates the reduction of operational costs. 


Your contact @ Coval Inc. Coval Inc.
Matt Ossi 212-112 Powell Drive
Technical Sales Manager Raleigh, NC 27606
Matt.ossi@coval.com www.coval.com 
 


“GULF BUSTER” AIR FILTER REGULATOR BUILT TO WITHSTAND CORROSIVE SALT WATER ENVIRONMENTS

ControlAir Inc. is pleased to announce the introduction of the Type-300 Gulf Buster Filter Regulator. This unit incorporates all of the operating features of ControlAir’s popular Type-300 Filter Regulator, but also features stainless steel trim and internal construction. All external hardware including fasteners, drain valve and adjusting stem as well the internal valve stem are constructed of stainless steel. The unit is designed to standup to harsh salt water environments. The Gulf Buster utilizes aluminum body construction which is an economical alternative to filter regulators of all stainless construction. However, the Gulf Buster ensures that corrosion points of typical filter regulators (adjust stem, drain valve, assembly hardware) receive maximum resistance to salt laden environments.

Features:
- STABLE OUTPUT and REPEATABILITY – provides constant control under variable flow rates and supply pressures 
- LOW DROOP AT HIGH FLOW LEVELS – aspirator design helps maintain set pressure at higher flow levels
- TIGHT SHUTOFF – a soft, rubberized valve provides a positive shutoff and compensates for dirt and other foreign matter
- LOW AIR CONSUMPTION – decreases operating cost
- TAPPED EXHAUST – allows remote venting media

The Type-300 Gulf Buster Filter Regulator is designed specifically for use in corrosive salt water environments and provides instrument quality air to valves, pneumatic controllers, transmitters, transducers, valve positioners, air cylinders, and a wide range of pneumatic control systems. The Type-300 Gulf Buster is ideal for oil and gas platform applications. Other applications include petrochemical processing, both on and offshore; food; pulp and paper; pharmaceutical processing; pollution control; wastewater treatment and research projects.

The Type-300 Gulf Buster Filter Regulator is available in ¼” NPT porting. Output ranges include 0-30 psig, 0-60 psig and 0-100 psig. Maximum supply pressure is 250 psig. Standard mounting allows for pipe or through body. Temperature limits range from -20º F to 180º F (-29º C to 82º C). Flow capacity is 20 scfm at 100 psig supply with 20 psig output. Exhaust capacity is 0.1 scfm with downstream 5 psig above set point. Air consumption is less than 5 scfh. Effect of Supply Variation is less than 0.2 psig for 25 psig change. The Type-300 Gulf Buster Filter Regulator weights 1.6 lb.

ControlAir Inc. manufactures precision pneumatic and electropneumatic controls. ControlAir’s markets include process control, semiconductor, printing and converting presses, diagnostic and surgical medical equipment, robotics, quality control, automotive, analyzers, compressors, pumps and paint equipment. For more information, ControlAir’s website, www.controlair.com, offers full product specifications with pdf files, product CAD drawing files, and company profile.


ControlAir Inc.
8 Columbia Drive
Amherst, NH 03031 USA
Phone: 603-886-9400
Fax: 603-889-1844
E-mail: sales@controlair.com
Website: http://www.controlair.com
 


Foam Seal Vacuum Pads Handle Rough and Uneven Surfaces

A new line of rectangular foam seal vacuum pads for handling rough and moderately uneven surfaces such as concrete, stone, tread-plate, wood, and various composites during fabrication and on-site installation applications is being introduced by ANVER Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

ANVER’s FP Foam Seal Rectangular Vacuum Pads feature steel construction with a welded steel lip which secures a neoprene rubber slip-on edge and a soft, durable foam sealing edge to maintain them firmly in position. Ideally suited for handling rough and moderately uneven surfaces, they can be changed in minutes without tools to help meet demanding jobsite schedules.

Designed for use with the ANVER VPE1 Series electric vacuum generator, the FP Foam Seal Rectangular Vacuum Pads are offered in 12 sizes from 500 lbs. to 2,000 lbs. (113 kg to 907 kg) and can be quickly changed in the field using a two nut and bolt mounting system. Standard features of the VPE1 include solid-state vacuum controls, thermal overload protection, and an adjustable front handlebar.

Contact Anver

 

 

LO-PROFILE Pneumatic Hollow Hub Cylinder

A product line of large hollow hub air cylinders is offered in double acting, double ended configurations.
Products are designed for clamping and holding parts while a secondary operation is performed through the open center.
A typical application is where a flexible diaphragm is clamped between two metal retainers while a rivet or other form of fastener is added to the assembly thru the open center.
The product line includes seven sizes from three inch O.D. to six inch O.D. with a choice of strokes in one tenth increments to two inches. Control is with plant air using a typical four way pneumatic valve circuit either manually operated for work close at hand or solenoid operated for remote locations as part of an automated process.

3695 E. Industrial Dr. - Flagstaff, AZ 86004 - Ph. 928-526-1120 - Fax. 928-526-0473

 

Micro Solenoid Driver Connector Saves Energy, Coils

Canfield Connector’s Series D5400 Micro Solenoid Driver (MSD) is a connector that improves performance while reducing heat buildup in solenoid valve operators. The MSD induces faster solenoid pull-in with a high input voltage then automatically reduces voltage during hold-in. This not only increases efficiency but extends solenoid life and saves energy. The MSD is available in Mini and NEMA 4 DIN 43650 Form “A:/ISO 4400, EN175301-803:2000 enclosures and can be used to replace low voltage power supplies allowing a 24 VDC solenoid valve to be operated by 120 VAC. It also enables coils to be energized for an extended period of time without burnout. The MSD is available in both fixed or adjustable versions with standard LED indicator lights and a 9 foot cable.

All Canfield Connector products are manufactured to ISO 9001:2000 with design specifications 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.

Contact Canfield


XM Series Direct Acting Valve Rated for Mobile Voltage Operation Available from Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH) offers the XM Series Inline Valve for multiple industrial applications in a variety of pneumatic markets. XM Series direct acting valves are available in both 3-way and 4-way versions. 

The XM Inline Valve is a 1/8", 2-position, single solenoid, spring return 3-way or 4-way valve with AC or DC operating voltages. The 12 and 24 VDC coils are rated for mobile voltage operation.

XM Series 3-way valves can function as normally open or normally closed valves. Optional integrated individual flow controls are available on the 4-way valves that meter the exhaust flow from each working port to the exhaust port of the valve. This option eliminates additional component flow controls and fittings between a cylinder and a valve.
The new XM Inline Valve Series is direct operated; unlike a solenoid air pilot valve, there is no minimum operating pressure required to shift the valve. The solenoid coil operates an armature pin that directly impacts the spool mechanism to shift the valve.

Although there is no minimum operating pressure, the XM valve must be selected for specific system pressure. Operating pressure range of the 3-way/3-port version is 0 to 125 PSIG/ -14.7 to 125 PSIG. The operating pressure range of the 4-way/4-port version is -14.7 PSIG to 125 PSIG.

XM Series Valve types include an inline 19mm pitch version, or a subbase version. Inline valves can be mounted as a single valve. They can also be manifold mounted on an Inlet Exhaust Manifold (IEM) that accepts both 3-way and 4-way valves without additional mounting kits.

The 3-way valves can be configured for normally open or normally closed functions by mounting valves 180 degrees opposite each other; additional gaskets are not required. The 4-way valves with integrated flow controls can be mounted directly to the IEM manifold, since the adjustment screws are located on the body of the valve away from the manifold.

Inline valves have the working ports (2 and 4) tapped in the valve body. Subbase valves require a manifold with working ports tapped 1/8" in each manifold station. Each manifold consists of a segmented subbase and an end plate kit.

XM 3-way and 4-way subbase valves can be mounted on the same manifold assembly. Standard 3-way valve function is normally closed. Port isolation discs are used if 3-way normally open and normally closed functions are required on the same manifold. The 4-way integrated flow control is available on 4-way subbase valves as well.
The XM Inline Valve Series replaces the MicroKing valve series, which has been discontinued. For information about choosing the correct XM valve to replace a MicroKing valve, please email crossmymicroking@parker.com with a part number, application details and contact information. A representative will follow-up to assist in cross-referencing.

Current catalog information about the new XM Valve can be obtained by contacting Parker Hannifin Corporation, Pneumatic Division. Phone 269-629-5000 or visit us online at www.parker.com/pneumatics.

 

 

 

CPE In-Line Solenoid Valves, Classic Universal Valve with High Flow Rate

The CPE solenoid valve from Festo Corporation has proven its long service life and high performance with millions of installed units over many years. The classic CPE valve now has something new to offer: aluminum manifolds and M8 solenoid connections.

With its slim width, the CPE valve offers the highest flow rate of any valve of its size. The valve’s compact size enables it to be installed directly on the cylinders or on moving parts. These valves can withstand the toughest operating conditions.

The CPE solenoid valve can be used as an individual valve or can be mounted on a sturdy aluminum manifold – a convenient way to simplify an installation.

Performance Highlights:
· Space optimization – widths of 10, 14, and 18 mm on an aluminum manifold rail
· Flow rates of 350, 800, and 1,500 l/min
· Economical operation with low power consumption of 1 or 1.5 watts
· Wide pressure range of -9.9 … 10 bar for universal use
· Switching times as low as 12 ms

Service Life Highlights:
· Very long service life (100 million operating cycles)
· Ultra low leakage rates
· Maintenance free

Connection Technology
· Wide choice of electrical connections
· Aluminum manifolds in lengths of 2, 3, 4… 10 valve positions
· Comprehensive rage of accessories

The aluminum manifold accepts all combinations of 5/2-way valves and 5/3-2way valves. The valve positions can be covered by a blanking plate for future expansion. Integrated manual override, standard on CPE valves, makes for easy commissioning.

For more details, please visit: www.festo.com/us/cpe

 

 

 

SCHUNK Products Certified for Use in Cleanrooms

Many SCHUNK products can now be used in cleanrooms without hesitation. This is confirmed by the certificate issued in December 2007 by TÜV Süd.

The certificate confirms suitability for use in Class 5 cleanrooms according to ISO 14644. ISO Class 5 is comparable to Class 100 of the US-Fed. -Std. 209, which is no longer valid, but still frequently referred to.

SCHUNK succeeded in certifying entire series, instead of just single products, as is often the case. Therefore, the certificate covers all versions and variants of the products. In particular, the following series have been certified:
PGN-plus parallel gripper
DPG-plus sealed parallel gripper
PZN-plus centric gripper
DPZ-plus sealed centric gripper
MPG miniature parallel gripper
MPZ miniature centric gripper
SRU rotary module

Customers and potential customers can request a PDF of the certificate from SCHUNK, therefore eliminating the need for certificates of suitability for use or conducting measurements before using products in cleanrooms. This saves time and money.

Initial measurements of SCHUNK grippers equipped with additional HUE protective covers achieved excellent results with ISO Class 2. Although final certification is yet to be granted, grippers with protective covers are already available from SCHUNK.

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

 

 

Introducing Conduit Covers A Universal Cover for Hoses, Pipes, Lines, Fittings and Connectors

Universal Protection

Conduit Covers provide short-term alternative solutions to capping and plugging open lines. This innovative solution quickly and effectively covers the ends of all types and sizes of hoses, pipes, lines, fittings, and connectors to prevent contamination ingression and environmental damage.

Designed as an interim protection tool, Conduit Covers are often described as the universal cap and plug.

Conduit Covers are currently available in three sizes: 4"x5," 8"x8" and 12"x12." Each includes a built-in, lockable tie strap. Their proprietary polyethylene blend provides a high degree of pliability, durability, and protection.

1-800-513-1618
http://www.conduitcovers.com

 

 

New Position Feedback Cylinders from Allenair

Allenair, Corp. is introducing the TD Option to their all stainless steel threaded construction pneumatic and hydraulic cylinder line. The TD Option gives you an internal Linear Resistive Transducer (LRT) for extremely accurate piston position sensing. It is
ideal for applications where traditional magnetic position sensing is not acceptable. Additionally, the TD Option is a solution for applications where variations in cylinder stroke and speed are required or where an application calls for continuous position
monitoring. Offered in bore sizes from 1-1/8” to 2” and strokes to 16”, the cylinders are designed for 150 P.S.I Pneumatic and 500 P.S.I Hydraulic. 9 Ft gray PVC cable
with nickel plated cord grip is standard, other connection options are also available.

ALLENAIR CORP. ~ 255 EAST SECOND ST. ~ MINEOLA, NY 11501-3520 USA
TELEPHONE: 1-516-747-5450 ~ FAX: 1-516-747-5481
WEB SITE: www.allenair.com ~ E-MAIL: info@allenair.com

 

 

 

Reduce Energy Costs! New KFC creates more effective air storage

Announcing the new, completely redesigned Kaeser Flow Controller (KFC)! Available for system capacities from 250 to 6200 scfm, the new KFC creates more effective storage by accumulating compressed air in the receivers and only delivering air that is needed for production. 

The KFC responds very rapidly to fluctuating demand and actively maintains constant system pressure downstream. More stable air pressure helps eliminate artificial demand and substantially reduce air losses through leaks. 

Further, stored compressed air can now be used to satisfy air demand spikes without pressure drop at the point of use. Plus, the KFC can be installed very easily in new or existing systems without reconfiguring existing piping.

For more information on how the new KFC can help you save up to 30% in compressed air costs, please call 800-777-7873 or visit us at www.kaeser.com.
 


Festo announces a new comprehensive range of nickel-plated brass pipe fittings.

Festo is pleased to announce a new comprehensive range of nickel-plated brass pipe fittings to connect other fittings and pipes in pneumatic systems or assemblies.

NPFB metal pipe fittings offer a wide choice of 124 variants featuring parallel metric and G threads as well as tapered R threads ensuring the right solution for a low-cost, simple and quick installation.

Features:
·Wide range of types available
·Protects against corrosion and mechanical stress
·Excellent pressure range rating (up to 580 PSI/40 BAR)
·Excellent temperature handling capability (up to 302°F/+150°C) 
·RoHS conforming

Festo Contact Information for publication: 
Tel: 800.99.FESTO; Fax: 800.96.FESTO
E-mail: customerservice@us.festo.com
Website: www.festo.com/usa
 

 

New Universal 2 finger JGP parallel gripper from SCHUNK

SCHUNK’s parallel gripper family JGP is very economical and can be used in numerous applications. 

The JGP parallel grippers represent the leading technology in SCHUNK’s new “Compact Class” – offering all essential functions and an excellent price-performance ratio. This extremely compact and universal pneumatic gripper is intended for use in clean to slightly dirty environments, and is available in sizes 64 to 160. 

Thanks to its compact design, the JGP is particularly ideal for applications in which only limited space is available and interfering contours have to be avoided. Their oval pistons, wedge-hook kinematics and sturdy T-slot guidance enable the JGP grippers to achieve gripping forces of 56.2 to 537.3 lbf at a weight of 0.6 to 7.3 lb, depending on size. The stroke ranges from 0.24 to 0.63 inches per finger. The recommended workpiece weights are 2.8 to 18.1 lb in standard cases, for example with purely metallic friction grip between the workpiece and gripper finger. If other materials or form-fit fingers are used, much heavier workpieces can also be moved without difficulty.

An extensive range of accessories is available for the JGP, including pressure maintenance valves, finger blanks and fittings as well as a quick-change jaw system. Position monitoring can be performed by means of magnetic switches or inductive proximity switches. Further sensors also enable the incorporation of measuring system functions, for example with the FMS force measuring system, the FPS flexible position sensor, or the extremely accurate APS analog position sensor. As a result, the JGP can also be used in complex assembly tasks that require precise positioning at a defined force. 

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

 

The new Ashcroft G2 is an economical pressure transducer specifically engineered for critical OEM applications. 

With accuracy rated at 1% Total Error Band, the G2 unites an advanced polysilicon thin film pressure sensor with an ASIC enhanced circuit. This field-proven design assures an unprecedented combination of stability, performance and reliability, especially in applications where the transducer is subjected to high shock and vibration. 

Available in pressure ranges from 0/30 to 0/20,000 psi and offering broad choices of outputs, electrical terminations and process connections, the Ashcroft® G2 sets a new standard for flexibility, quality and value.

Ashcroft Inc.
250 East Main Street
Stratford, CT 06614-5145
(203) 378-8281 • 1-800-328-8258 • www.ashcroft.com

 

New complete vacuum gripper system with compact design.

Standardized vacuum gripper solutions for rows, layers and structured surfaces.


For more than 20 years, Coval has developed customized vacuum solutions for automated handling applications in the packaging, plastics, automotive and other industries. These customized systems are now available as a standard product with the introduction of the NEW “Coval Vacuum Gripper” series with Twin-Tech technology, which combines a high flow vacuum generator, integrated vacuum controls, vacuum gauge and gripper mat into one complete and compact unit.

The “Coval Vacuum Gripper” is small, lightweight and energy efficient due to the advanced Twin-Tech technology which consists of two parts (IVC and IPR). The IVC (Integrated Vacuum Control) technology utilizes micro solenoid valves to control the vacuum and blow-off functions. These micro valves are significantly smaller than normal valves and are integrated into the housing of the vacuum generator, operating via one 24VDC- M12 connector. Utilization of the IVC considerably reduces size and weight of the gripper unit. The IPR (Intelligent Pressure Regulation) regulates the input air pressure for optimal performance thus reducing compressed air consumption, resulting in substantial energy savings. The gripper also includes the “Silent Technology” to reduce the noise level of the vacuum generator. 

The “Coval Vacuum Gripper” can be provided at any desired size and multiple grippers can be used in series to create “row” or “layer” grippers, enabling vacuum zoning. The new vacuum gripper is provided with foam mat or suction cups, dependent on the application requirements. It is also available without integrated vacuum generator for use with high-flow vacuum pumps for specific applications.

 

Your contact @ Coval Inc.
Matt Ossi 
Technical Sales Manager
Matt.ossi@coval.com
Coval Inc.
212-112 Powell Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
www.coval.com
 

 

NEW CLIPPARD IN-LINE MANIFOLDS

Cincinnati, Ohio -- Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. introduces new aluminum in-line manifolds. This new line comes uniquely designed with a bottom T-slot which allows for fast and secure installation. Available in 4-, 6-, 8- or 10-station, these new manifolds provide easy access for grouping valves, fittings or other pneumatic components. For more information about these manifolds or any of Clippard’s 5,000 other pneumatic products, contact us or your local Clippard distributor or call 877-245-6247.

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


XR-SERIES GAUGES FROM AMETEK US GAUGE FEATURE ALL-WELDED GAUGE AND DIAPHRAGM SEAL

LARGO, FL - The XR-Series of process gauges from AMETEK U.S. Gauge combines the proven safety, durability and performance of high-quality SOLFRUNT 1981 and 1986 process gauges with an AMETEK M&G diaphragm seal. The XR-Series features all-welded gauge-to-seal design and seamless Bourdon tubes that provide fewer leak paths than competitive models and superior burst or rupture pressure performance. Each is factory-filled and calibrated reducing installation time and cost.

There are two standard versions of the XR-Series:

· XR-81 is made with USG Model 1981 gauge with a 316L stainless steel internals welded to an M&G 316L stainless steel diaphragm seal with 1/2" NPT process connection. The XR-81 is ideally suited for chemical, petrochemical, ethanol or biodiesel processing applications.

· XR-86 is made with a USG Model 1986 gauge (MONEL internels) welded to an M&G MONEL diaphragm seal with 1/2" NPT connection. Applications for the XR-86, which is available with an optional yellow or orange phenolic case, include hydrogen sulfide, sour gas, alkaline pumps and other highly corrosive NACE-type applications.

Built on the solid foundation of the Models 1981 and 1986 SOLFRUNT process gauges, the XR Series features a solid front design that prevents internal components from becoming projectiles in event of a rupture and back plates that vent instead of blowing out. All XR-Series all-welded process gauges and diaphragm seals are backed by U.S. Gauge's 100-year experience in process measurement.

The units are available for quick delivery from U.S. Gauge's Largo, Florida, manufacturing distribution center or from its worldwide network of authorized distributors.

AMETEK U.S. Gauge is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of more than $1.8 billion. For more information, contact AMETEK U.S. Gauge, 820 Pennsylvania Blvd., Feasterville, PA 19053 USA. Phone 215-355-6900. Fax 215-354-1802. Or, visit U.S. Gauge on the Web at www.ametekusg.com

 

The Rexroth Air Service AS5 extends the family of AS Series air preparation units.

The AS5 FRL family features modular construction, modern industrial design, and a compact layout. Its excellent performance via air connections up to 1” allow high flow capacity for large-scale industrial applications.
The Rexroth Air Service (AS) system satisfies industry demands for compressed air preparation. Along with the standard functions of filtering, regulating, and lubricating, this modular family of maintenance units also includes shut-off valves, 3/2 valves, and soft start valves, all in compact dimensions. The new AS5 model extends the line for use in high flow applications.

With the AS5 series, Rexroth expands the AS family to the high flow range. The AS5 regulator offers a flow of up to 265 CFM (7500 l/min) with a width of only 3.3”. The AS5 is available with 3/4” and 1” thread connections in BSPP and NPTF forms. Series AS3 carries up to 159 CFM (4500 l/min) with a module width of 2.5” and 3/8” or 1/2” thread connections. The most compact series, AS2, with a width of 2” and 1/4” or 3/8” thread connections, is suited for flows of up to 92 CFM (2600 l/min).

The family is generally characterized by ease of maintenance. Large maintenance windows enable clear viewing of the filter condensate levels and lubricator fill levels. The filters can be optionally fitted with a contamination display. Thanks to the easily accessible bayonet catch, the reservoirs can be easily removed and refastened as necessary. 

The lubricators are available with an oil-level indicator and Rexroth ST6 sensor for remote monitoring. The patented oil filling system permits push-button filling of the lubricators.

The Rexroth Air Service system impresses with its modern, prizewinning industrial design. The AS2 series has already received the if-Product design award 2006, and has now also been nominated for the German Design Award 2007.

The components’ smooth surface is easy to clean, and the compact layout combined with new materials makes the AS family particularly lightweight – even the larger units of the AS5 series. Each series is fully modular, designed for functional flexibility, and customizable to the user’s requirements. In addition, single components can be removed from an assembled manifold even after installation. Modifications and extensions are possible at any time.

The Series AS family is suitable for use in all industries. During engineering, special attention was paid to meeting industry-specific requirements such as locking capability, an automotive industry requirement. For this reason, the AS family can be used in almost every application where compressed air quality must be closely controlled.

CAD data for all AS components and an online configurator for factory supplied custom assemblies are available from the Internet via our "Interactive Designer". 


Remote Air Pilot Valves Control Media Separated Solvents

The Spartan Scientific Series APV-10 is a 2 way, 2 position, air piloted valve that can be controlled by either a 3 way, 4 way solenoid valve or a hand pilot valve. Its media separated reciprocating piston operator controls air, fluids, fluid emulsions, water or any other media that is compatible with the valve body materials. With standard sealing materials including Buna, Viton, or PTFE, the versatile APV-10 is suitable for almost any application involving media control of solvents, water, water with suspended particles, and coolants. 

The APV-10 is offered in normally open or normally closed versions as well as a double acting version. The bronze body is available in ½” to 2” NPT port sizes; and depending on version, the APV-10 can handle operating pressures ranging from 0 to 235 psi and pilot pressures of 30 to 80 psi. These valves operate in temperatures ranging from -20ᵒC to +80ᵒC and have a flow range of 4.7 to 60.5 Cv. All Spartan Scientific products are manufactured to ISO 9001:2000 with design specifications to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications 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

 

Universal 3- finger Gripper JGZ, New centric gripper from SCHUNK

The new compact class from SCHUNK: the JGZ centric gripper is extremely economical and lends itself to a variety of applications.

The JGZ centric gripper is the first three-finger gripper in SCHUNK’s new “Compact Class” – offering all essential functions and an excellent price-performance ratio. This universal gripper is intended for use in clean to slightly dirty environments, and is available in sizes 64 to 160. 

With its large piston, wedge-hook kinematics and sturdy T-slot guidance, the JGZ grippers achieve gripping forces from 130 to 1819 lbf and weigh between 0.95 and 17.6 lb. Therefore, in standard cases, for example for purely metallic friction grip between the workpiece and gripper finger, workpieces with weights ranging from 6.4 to 66.1 lbs can be moved. If other materials or form-fit fingers are used, much heavier workpieces can also be moved without difficulty. The stroke adjustment range is between 0.24 and 0.63 inches per finger.

An extensive range of accessories is available for the JGZ series, including pressure maintenance valves, finger blanks and fittings as well as a quick-change jaw system. For position monitoring, the JGZ can be fitted either with solenoid switches or inductive proximity switches. Further sensors enable the incorporation of measuring system functions, with the FMS force measuring system, the FPS flexible position sensor or the extremely accurate APS analog position sensor, for example. As a result, the JGZ can also be used in complex assembly tasks that require precise positioning at a defined force.

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

 

INNOVATIVE ZERO LEAKAGE CONTROL VALVES FOR LIQUID AND GAS


Our unique Flexible Seal Seat_ assures bubble-tight performance. The Kepner Flexible Seal Seat_ design offers positive leakage control of liquid or gas. The seat design is a carefully engineered combination of metal-to-metal and resilient O-Ring seal contact. The O-Ring is securely retained at the seat rather than on the poppet, protecting it from the destructive abrading and blasting effect of the flow; seal life is extended. Seat “wire drawing” common to conventional valves has been eliminated by the Flexible Seal Seat_ design. The seal closes around scratch-es, dents, and other irregularities and effectively prevents any leakage past the seat. A wide choice of O-Ring seal elastomers is offered for system compatibility. The Flexible Seal Seat_ design is available in check, relief, shuttle, and pilot operated check valves, and has been successfully applied to millions of fluid control situations.

CLOSED: Relaxed O-Ring seal and gentle seal-to-poppet contact guarantees (No Flow) low pressure sealing and eliminates valve chatter. 

OPEN: Seal flexes to close off all external leakage around end cap. (Full Flow) Enclosure protects O-Ring seal, prevents seal displacement. 

CLOSED: Seal still holding external leakage now also flexes around poppet. (Reverse Higher pressures tighten the seal. Bubble-tight shutoff. Checked) 

- LEAK TIGHT SEALING 
- POSITIVE ACTION EVEN AT LOW PRESSURE 
- FREEDOM FROM CHATTER

Kepner Products Company 
995 N. Ellsworth Avenue, Villa Park, Illinois 60181 
Telephone: 630.279.1550 FAX: 630.279.9669 E-mail: kepner@kepner.com

 


The Burkert FreeLINE Type 8645 Modular Electrical and Pneumatic Automation System

The field mountable Burkert FreeLINE Type 8645 Modular Electrical and Pneumatic Automation System provides a combination of electric and pneumatic modules as needed for wired or field-bus operations. The Type 8645's adapted, modular structure makes it ideal for solving a variety of control tasks. Both pneumatic and electric modules can be arranged in any sequence, as a central station, single modules or any combination required. 

The IP67 rated Type 8645 mounts on the wall or on DIN railing, without need of a control enclosure. 16 digital inputs (DI) and 16 digital or pneumatic outputs (DO/PO) are provided. Ambient temperature range is 32 to 131 °F; storage temperature range is -4 to 140 °F.

For more information on the Burkert Type 8645 Modular Electrical and Pneumatic Automation System, please contact marketing-usa@burkert.com; (800) 325-1405; www.burkert-usa.com.

 

 

 

Reelcraft introduces new reel for up to 50’ of ½” I.D. hose

Improve workplace efficiency and safety, plus extend hose life with Reelcraft’s new retractable hose reel for longer lengths of hose. ReelTek is now available in a wider spool to accommodate 50 feet of 1/2" I.D. hose. The new model expands the product line and is ideal for air and water applications; with the strength and durability you need in a quality, lighter weight, cost-efficient reel. ReelTek incorporates a corrosion-resistant, powder-coated industrial-grade steel base and guide arm, plus a swivel and spool constructed of lightweight, engineered composite components. A technological breakthrough, ReelTek’s advanced design increases the latch spring life for longer, trouble-free service life. Please call 1-800-444-3134 or visit Reelcraft at www.reelcraft.com.

Reelcraft Industries, Inc.
One Reelcraft Center
P.O. Box 248
Columbia City, IN 46725
PH: 800-444-3134 FAX: 800-444-4587
PH: 260-248-8188 FAX: 260-248-2605
www.reelcraft.com

 

 

Norgren Introduces Posi-Clik Fitting Technology

New Posi-Clik fittings from Norgren have been designed to
guarantee a leak-free connection. Due to the audible and tangible click
experienced during installation, truck manufacturers can trust that a
positive hose and fitting connection has been made. In addition,
Posi-Clik has an increased product life over other fittings, which
reduces timely maintenance and costly repair fees.

For more information you may wish to contact these additional Norgren contacts:
Jeff Sherrel (jsherrel@usa.norgren.com) .
Key Account Manager
Norgren Global Vehicle Technologies
Steve Green (segreen@Norgren.com)
Director Global Sales/Fittings
Norgren Global Vehicle Technologies
 
 
Two Prudential Plaza Tel: +44 (0) 1543 265456
180 N. Stetson Ave., Suite 3650
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: (630) 258-4592

 

 

NEW compact vacuum pump with “Twin-Tech” technology.

New vacuum pump loaded with features is 50% faster and more efficient than multi-stage generators.

The new GEM series pneumatic vacuum pump by COVAL reduce the gripping time and compressed air consumption compared to traditional multi-stage vacuum generators by 50%. The GEM vacuum pump utilize Coval’s Twin-Tech technology, which combines integrated vacuum controls, internal pressure regulation and a vacuum switch into one complete and compact unit.

The GEM series is small, lightweight and energy efficient due to the advanced features of the Twin-Tech technology which integrates two innovations (IVC and IPR) into a single module. The IVC (Integrated Vacuum Control) technology utilizes micro solenoid valves to control the vacuum and blow-off functions. These micro valves are significantly smaller than normal valves and are integrated into the housing of the vacuum generator. Utilization of the IVC considerably reduces size and weight of the generator. The IPR (Intelligent Pressure Regulation) regulates the input air pressure for optimal performance thus reducing compressed air consumption, resulting in substantial energy savings. The IPR function also reduces the noise level of the pump by 30 dBA compared to other vacuum generators. GEM vacuum pumps, utilizing the Twin-Tech technology are connected to your network via only one 24VDC- M12 connector. 

The GEM can be provided in many standard sizes based on required evacuation time. Other options include type of vacuum switch, type of blow-off and nozzle size.

 

Your contact @ Coval Inc.
Matt Ossi 
Technical Sales Manager
Matt.ossi@coval.com
Coval Inc.
212-112 Powell Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
www.coval.com
 


New Sizes of the 2-Finger Angular Gripper SWG – Fast fingers for assembly automation

Sizes 10 and 12 complete the efficient spectrum of pneumatic angular grippers type SWG by two more sizes. The SWG grippers stand out through their low weight and high gripping torque allowing high cycle times in very dynamic systems. 

With an opening angle of 15 degrees per finger, and closing and opening times of only a few hundredths of a second, these quick-acting grippers are perfectly adapted to the requirements of assembly automation. The low weight of the SWG range (0.11 oz - 7.51 oz) and the high gripping torque (0.04 – 24.78 lbf in) enables high cycles, hence efficient process automation, even in very dynamic systems.

The eight sizes of the SWG range (10 – 50) are equipped with a double-acting pneumatic drive. The precise fingers ensure an exact centric grip. Due to the spring-loaded grip force safety feature, the workpiece remains securely gripped even in the event of pressure loss. The light and compact design enables space-saving handling solutions in restricted areas. Electro-magnetic switches for detecting the gripper position are easily mounted along the side of the gripper. The SWG angular grippers can be installed in stacks, making it possible to create extremely compact assembly units. 

The grippers are operated pneumatically by lubricated or non-lubricated compressed air at a nominal pressure of 6 bar (87 psi). The grippers come complete with the necessary centring sleeves for mounting.

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
 

 

CPX/FEC – Front End Controller from FESTO
Embedded Controller

The CPX modular electrical terminal is now available with an embedded PLC. The CPX-FEC results from the integration of the Festo front-end controller (PLC) into the modular CPX electrical terminal.

Basic features:
·IP 65/IP 67 protection
·Easy to install with integrated controller for mounting directly onto the machine (all on one valve terminal, no need for a cabinet)
·Ethernet capability – 10-100 mbps data transfer rate, unlimited distances
·Email, OPC, and web server capability for remote diagnostics and visualization
·512 in/512 out modular design with analog and digital I/O
·250Kb of program memory at 10 bytes per instruction
·1-2ms per 1K instructions
·Graphical programming tool in statement list and ladder

Economical and Convenient:
A modular PLC integrated with valves for direct mounting to the machine with IP 65/67 protection resulting in reduced installation costs and reduced or eliminated wiring, space, and labor

High Performing:
Integrated web server and e-mail alarms result in reduced engineering and maintenance costs for visualization and diagnosis. Diagnostics data can be sent over Ethernet for remote monitoring.

CPX-FEC can also be utilized in conjunction with a Fieldbus node as a preprocessor in Fieldbus application increasing reaction time of the controlled system. The FEC performance is especially ideal where fast or critical processes are concerned. 

Fieldbus networks include DeviceNet, Profibus, Ethernet I/P and others.

For more details, please visit: www.festo.com/us/cpx

Festo is a leading global manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components and controls for industrial automation, with 56 national headquarters serving more than 180 countries. For more than 80 years, Festo has continuously elevated the state of manufacturing with innovations and optimized motion control solutions that deliver higher performance, more profitable automated manufacturing and processing equipment. Our dedication to the advancement of automation extends beyond technology to the education of current and future automation and robotics designers with simulation tools, teaching programs, and on-site services. 

Festo Contact Information for publication: 
Tel: 800.99.FESTO; Fax: 800.96.FESTO
E-mail: customerservice@us.festo.com
Website: www.festo.com/usa
 

 

800 Series Electronic Pressure switch from NOSHOK

WITH TWO SWITCHING OUTPUTS, OR
ONE SWITCHING OUTPUT AND AN ANALOG OUTPUT
4-20 mA OR 0-10 VDC TRANSDUCER OUTPUT

The NOSHOK 800 Series Electronic Pressure Switch with
display provides continuous pressure monitoring and allows
the programming of the set points without pressurising. The
set points, contact functions (normally open / normally closed),
reset points, contact types (npn / pnp) and switching function
(hysteresis / gate) are simple to adjust via the two buttons.
Switching current ranging from a few µ -Amps to 500 mA can
be switched by the output transistors.
By the use of time tested ceramic or thin film sensors, this
pressure switch features a high level of repeatability and
durability, even in the case of a high number of pressure cycles.
The turnable display and the optional turnable process connection
allow the usage of this pressure switch even under extreme
installation conditions.
The high-quality stainless steal housing qualifies the NOSHOK
800 Series also for the usage under adverse conditions. For the
higher pressure ranges all wetted parts are made of stainless
steel, therefore nearly every media can be used. The NOSHOK
800 Series is multifunctional applicable for measurement tasks
within hydraulic and pneumatic applications.

NOSHOK Corporate Headquarters 
1010 West Bagley Road • Berea, OH 44017 
440-243-0888 phone • 440-243-3472 fax 
noshok@noshok.com email 
 

 

New DSD Units’ Performance Certified!
Redesigned units offer unmatched efficiency and reliability

Kaeser Compressors Inc. announces our redesigned DSD direct drive series rotary screw compressors. Available in flows from 424-1024 cfm and pressures to 217 psig, our new DSD series compressors are designed for efficiency, reliability, and minimal maintenance while offering the best specific performance on the market.

These state-of-the-art units feature our optimized Sigma Profile airend, patent-pending Sigma Control system and the latest one-to-one direct drive technology. DSD units are true direct drive compressors with an oversized airend connected directly to the motor via a maintenance free coupling for maximum efficiency. Remote grease fittings for the drive and fan motor also increase bearing life – adding to longevity and durability. Kaeser’s unique cooling air flow design significantly reduces noise levels and provides superior cooling. Plus, all units are fitted with a re-designed, high-efficiency separator system for extremely low oil-carry over. 

The new DSD units are part of the new CAGI Certified Performance Verification Program – an independent, third party laboratory will confirm the reported compressor performance offering an additional level of comfort for end-users who want the very best in compressor efficiency.

For more info, please call 800-777-7873 or visit us at www.kaeser.com/sigma .
 


DE-STA-CO Introduces New Line of Rodless Cylinders for Automation Applications

DE-STA-CO’s family of rodless cylinders is the newest product offering in its versatile line of automation solutions. Available in three series and a wide array of sizes, the double acting cylinders are capable of a maximum stroke length of 142 in. and boast infinite retract and extend stroke adjustability. 

Each rodless cylinder series is constructed with aircraft quality aluminum, as well as an adjustable magneto-resistive sensor. Like all products in the DIRECTCONNECT line, the included saddle mounting patterns allow these slides and other DE-STA-CO modular automation products to be mounted directly together without adapter plates, saving time, space, weight and money. 

DE-STA-CO’s DLR series of rodless cylinders features standard bearings, making it ideal for small loads where high precision is not essential. With seven sizes ranging from DLR-16mm to 63mm, the series provides a maximum payload of 20 lbs. and maximum thrust of 483 lbs. Like all products in the rodless cylinder family, the DLR style is equipped with adjustable flow controls, multiple port locations, and a stop bracket kit, which allows the mounting of additional sensors, shocks and adjustable hard stops. 

DE-STA-CO’s DLL DIRECTCONNECT Long Stroke Slide adds a single dual bearing rail slide for increased payload, precision and moment loading capacity. The long stroke slide offers a maximum thrust of 50 lbs. and can be fitted with optional precision base mounting kits, providing mounting capability for DIRECTCONNECT Mounting Modules. 

Like the DLL series, the DLG DIRECTCONNECT Gantry Slide is designed with misalignment couplings between the cylinder and slide to increase service life. The DLG series is also fitted with two dual bearing rail slides for maximum payload, moment loading, stiffness and precision. Offered in six sizes, the DLG boasts a maximum payload of 150 lbs. 

All rodless cylinder styles have an operating range of 40 – 100 psi and require a 4-way, 2-position valve for operation. Additionally, shock absorbers, which offer a life expectancy of one million cycles, are available and recommended for nearly all applications. 

About DE-STA-CO
DE-STA-CO, a Dover Company, is a worldwide leader in the innovation, design, manufacture and support of clamping, gripping, transfer and robotic tooling solutions for workplace and automation needs. The company is committed to the Team DE-STA-CO philosophy, a progressive approach to doing business that focuses on providing consistent, standard-setting service and products to every customer, regardless of geographic location.

Please visit www.destaco.com for information on all DE-STA-CO products, or contact John Bubnikovich, Director of Marketing at 248.836.6700.
 


NEW Pneumatic Dual-Check from Aladco......

Dual-Check® A valve assembly with two parallel check valves that can be manually overridden with a single button or with an internally plumbed air pilot. It is designed for pneumatic applications.

Features 

Prevents load drift 
Provides rapid stopping of load 
Can provide multiple position control 
Does not require lubricated air 
Operating pressure 15-150 psi 
Flow capacity 1.1 Cv to 1.9 Cv 
High strength valve body made of anodized aluminum or stainless steel 
Exceeds A.N.S.I. Class VI Leak Standard (Bubble-Tight) for 1/2" port size 
Superior, self-cleaning ball seal provides long product life, over 100 million cycles in test. 
All valves are manufactured tamper resistant and require no maintenance 
Patented and made in the USA 

Aladco
Waukesha, WI
US
262-544-5994
262-544-0116
http://www.aladco.com

 

 

Airware Filters, Regulators and Lubricators (FRL): Your Single Source for Air Preparation Equipment

Legris Inc, your dependable supplier for fittings, functions valves and tubing introduces the new Airware™ Filters, Regulators and Lubricators (FRL).

Airware FRL’s are available in 3 sizes – Miniature, Compact, Standard – in 1/8” to 1” NPT and BSPP thread and in 3 different pressure ranges: 8-36 psi, 8-145 psi, 8-232 psi.

Airware™ FRL’s feature a high degree of modularity for flexibility and easy maintenance, as well as captured O-rings to ensure a reliable seal.

Each of the key components has several desirable features:
- A wide variety of filters are available: Coalescing, Particulate, Purifying, and Activated Carbon Filtration from 40 microns down to 0,01 micron.
- The relieving type regulator works with a very small hysteresis band with a quick response that gets air flow back up to system pressure quickly. Available lockable regulator features a very secure construction and prevents unnecessary adjustments.
- Airware™ lubricators uniquely feature the ability to refill oil while under pressure and a patented diaphragm to guarantee effective lubrication with low flow rate.

Legris offers also a complete range of value-added: 
- Lockable 3/2 Shut-off valve. Used to secure maintenance tasks and meets OSHA ‘Tag out, lock out’ standard.
- 3/2 Shut-off valve with up/down knob. This product’s built in safety feature shuts down the system when pressure drops below 58 PSI.
- The two step Soft Start valve with adjustment of time and pressure-snap point provides smooth and progressive start-up pressurization for added safety of machine operators and the protection of pneumatic components. 

Further information on the Legris Airware™ family of FRL’s can be found at www.AirwareFRL.com

A leader in industrial connections, Legris – part of Group Legris Industries – develops components of the highest quality for fluid circuits and backs them up with innovative services for its customers. Legris has developed its core competencies in 3 major activities: Legris Connectic for pneumatic and hydraulic industrial applications, Legris Transair for rapid implementation of facility-wide fluid circuits, and Legris Autoline for rapid fittings for automobile fluid lines.


Legris Incorporated
7205 East Hampton Avenue
Mesa
AZ
85209-3301
USA
Phone:480-830-0216
Fax: 800-839-7556
Customerservice@legris.com
www.legris.com – www.AirwareFRL.com


 



Intelligent Compact Vision System SBOC-M/SBOI-M High Speed Motion Recorder 

The human eye has difficulty keeping up with the high-speed production in today’s automation systems. As an aid to diagnostics and commissioning and for the monitoring of fast-motion sequences, Festo offers the intelligent Compact Vision System SBOC-M/SBOI-M, as an innovative and inexpensive alternative to high-speed cameras.

Enhanced Productivity 
· Simplified fault localization
· Reliable analysis and diagnosis of high speed motion sequences
· Easy to set up and work with
· Highly cost effective solution

Advanced Technology
· Compact design with integrated electronics
· Easily integrated into existing installations
· Uncomplicated commissioning using PC software
· IP65/67 for on-machine mounting
· Easy connectivity via Ethernet
· High sampling rate of 185-2000 images/sec
· Recording of I/O characteristics

Festo offers the Compact Vision System in a compact, easy-to-transport systainer with all of the necessary accessories for a complete installation, including the camera, zoom lens, cables, tripods, software, etc.

For more details or to download high-resolution image for publication, please visit: http://www.festo.com/us/sensors/mv/sbox

Festo is a leading global manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components and controls for industrial automation, with 56 national headquarters serving more than 180 countries. For more than 80 years, Festo 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. Our dedication to the advancement of automation extends beyond technology to the education of current and future automation and robotics designers with simulation tools, teaching programs, and on-site services. 

Festo Contact Information for publication: 
Tel: 800.99.FESTO; Fax: 800.96.FESTO
E-mail: customerservice@us.festo.com
Website: www.festo.com/usa
 

 

ZAYTRAN Inc. announces a new series of long-stroke, parallel, pneumatic grippers. 

The new GPL Series of precision grippers is designed to significantly increase the payload capability of automation systems by reducing the weight of the grippers. Because grippers are part of the payload robot or fixed automation systems, a gripper's mass is critical to the cost and efficiency of the system. The new GPL Series grippers offer the highest Force-to-Mass ratio on the market by employing modern manufacturing techniques and selecting materials and treatments that reduce mass. 

"The Space Age started in 1957 with the launch of the USSR's Sputnik. While tool steel is durable we have had 50 years to understand how to use lighter and stronger materials to get a job done. Launching payloads into space is directly analogous to moving payloads with automation system here on earth. We can't afford the inefficiency of using 1940 materials to build our automation systems. ZAYTRAN has advanced the pneumatic gripper market into the 21st century with the new GPL Series," said Ted Zajac, Jr., President of ZAYTRAN, Inc.. 

An accompanying chart shows the Force to Mass ratio of the new GPL Series of parallel grippers and those of the competition (based on catalog information). Various aluminum alloys were employed with custom tempering and heat treatments to reduce mass. In most all cases, the new materials exceeded the durability of the classic materials in life tests. In addition, the design was refined to reduce the number of steel fasteners utilized by reducing parts count with current CNC tooling. 

Lean and flexible manufacturing are watch words of today's manufacturing engineers. The new GPL Series supports these concepts by offering the longest strokes in the market. This permits a system to handle an extreme range of part size without changing jaws or other tooling. 

ZAYTRAN Automation is a world leader in the design and manufacture of grippers for harsh environments, Class One clean rooms, and locating devices for car body fabrication. ZAYTRAN Grippers are on the web at www.grippers.com. 

ZAYTRAN Inc
PO Box 1660 : Elyria, Ohio 44036 U.S.A.
Call us at 440-324-2814 : FAX 440-324-3552
email support@grippers.com
 

 

New DIRECT-AIRE Constant Force Pneumatic Presses from AIM Joraco
 
A new direct air press to complement their line of Toggle-Aire® pneumatic presses for assembling bushings, posts, inserts, fasteners, and related products is being introduced by AIM Joraco of Smithfield, Rhode Island.

The Joraco Direct Air Press features a straight pneumatic cylinder for applications requiring full force over the entire stroke. Suitable for a wide range of manual and semi-automatic assembly operations, this press is offered with a standard 6” stroke, providing from 500 to 5,000 lbs. constant force, in both C- and H-frame configurations manufactured from steel plate.

Designed to let users specify a press that meets their needs, the Joraco Direct Air Press is offered with three RAM styles: internal- or external threaded 1” RAM and one with a hole for shank mount. Options include pneumatic counters, dwell timers, FRLs keyed to air shut-off, two-hand single stroke anti-tie-down operation, and custom platens and tooling.
The Joraco Direct Air Press is priced from $1,495.00 up, depending upon configuration. Literature is available upon request. Distributor and dealer inquiries are invited.
For more information contact:

AIM Joraco
Division of Automated Industrial Machine, Inc.
Andrew Lewis, Applications Mgr. 
347 Farnum Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
(888) 889-4287 FAX (401) 232-1711
ALewis@joraco.com
 

 

The Pneumatic In-Line Dryer Series from LA-MAN

LA-MAN ® Corporation has a unique approach to providing filtration for compressed air systems. The patented series of Pneumatic In-Line Dryers, the SPG100 and SPG103 are designed as a point of use filter that efficiently removes moisture and contaminants to improve and extend the life cycle of air powered hand tools and spray equipment. 

Available with either ¼” or 3/8” NPT connections, these distinctive In-Line Dryers are designed to operate most effectively within six feet of the point of use. Encased in a durable brass housing, each filter offers a standard 5-Micron rating and a full 20 SCFM of air flow, while needing to be replaced only every thirty days. 

In addition to the complete line of Pneumatic In-Line Dryer models, other compressed air filtration products available from LA-MAN ® Corporation include the Extractor/Dryer®, SuperStar Membrane Dryer, SuperStar .01 Micron Filter, Refrigerated Dryer, and LA-MAN Breathing Air Systems.

LA-MAN® CORPORATION
4400 Eastport Parkway
Port Orange, Fl 32127 
Ph: 386-304-0411 800-348-2463
Fax: 386-304-0861 888-905-2626
www.laman.com

 

 

New LS04 Air Valve Series: Ideal Flow Rates in Small Sizes for Assembly Tasks 

The new LS04 valve series has been designed for handling tasks and applications in the electronics industry that do not require high flow rates.

The new LS04 pneumatic valve series from Rexroth sets itself apart with small dimensions of only ten millimeters width and a flow rate of 200 l/min (0.2Cv) up to a maximum of 330 l/min (0.33Cv). Thus, this series exactly fits the requirements for most applications in assembly applications, as well as for numerous handling tasks. With the LS04, Rexroth has rounded out its range of pneumatic valves with high levels of function and reliability.

The LS04 series comes in three different designs: a mini valve with optimized dimensions and a flow rate of 200 l/min (0.2Cv), a standard valve with 250 l/min (0.25Cv) and a valve manifold system with a flow rate of 330 l/min (0.33Cv). Use our on-line configurator to design your own custom valve manifolds and receive a part number, list price and CAD drawing. All valve variants are made of high strength polymer and are especially light. The sealing system is the same as that already used in the proven HF04 valve series from Rexroth. The LS04 features integrated push-in fittings for inch or metric tubing (working ports range from 1/8” to 1/4” and 4mm to 6mm). The electrical connections for the three types varies: the inline single valves are equipped with an M8 connector or standard connector and the valve terminal system has a multi-pin connection that can be used to control up to 24 coils. Users can implement mixed configurations with single and double solenoid or double 3/2-way valves. Additionally, users can create different pressure zones or supply circuits in the valve terminal system using separators that can be positioned anywhere, making it possible to flexibly adapt the configuration to individual demands. Another advantage is that the plug-in style valves can be exchanged easily and quickly, without interfering with the electrical connections. Last but not least, the system can be expanded at a later point with two more valve positions. 

In spite of its small dimensions, the maintenance-free, compact mini valve in the LS04 series covers the entire needs of modern valve technology for flows of up to 200 l/min (0.2Cv). As a 5/2-way valve, it takes care of the most common valve functions and can be operated with lubricated or non-lubricated compressed air. This also applies to the standard valve, particularly with the double 3/2 (split spool) function. Users in handling technology can also directly mount the LS04 on moving parts, thanks to its low weight. Even vacuum applications can be implemented with this valve, as it uses an external pilot air supply.

Visit www.boschrexroth-us.com for more information.


John Bridges
Marketing Services Mgr.
Bosch Rexroth Corp.
Pneumatics

 


QPV Closed Loop Proportional Pressure Regulator with Extremely High Resolution Pressure Control! 

McCORDSVILLE, Indiana-The QPV series valve uses Proportion-Air closed loop technology for pressure control. The output pressure is proportional to an electrical command signal input and is unaffected by changes in supply pressure. The pressure is controlled by the use of two solenoid valves. The inlet proportional valve operates proportionally to the flow required to maintain system pressure. This variable orifice effect allows precise control of pressure at low flow conditions and avoids the digital steps of traditional ON / OFF solenoids. The result is extremely high resolution pressure control. The QPV series is available in a wide range of electrical command inputs and analog outputs. The unit is housed in a IP65 enclosure. 

Contact:
Mr. Thomas Becknell
Proportion-Air, Inc.
P0 Box 218, McCordsville, Indiana, 46055
Phone: 317/335-2602, Fax: 317/335-3853
E-mail: tomb@proportionair.com
Web: http://www.proportionair.com 

 

 

Modular FAC Series Connectors Provide Rapid Installation

Canfield Connector’s rugged FAC series modular adaptor connectors are made to conform to industry standard configurations and provide rapid installation. These solenoid connectors interface female ISO, MINI, and Sub-Micro connections to industry standard male 7/8” MINI and 12mm Micro circular connectors. They are environmental protection designed to IP 65 and NEMA 4 standards and have a temperature rating of
-25°C to +85°C. The FAC connectors are available in a variety of pre-wired circuit configurations to connect with popular multi-port electronic interconnection systems and field-bus systems. Other options include indication LED and surge suppression. 

All Canfield Connector products are manufactured to ISO 9001:2000 with design specifications 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.

 

 

No more loose wiring harnesses with SCHUNK’s DVS Rotary Distributor

When a robot has to perform rotary movements, SCHUNK’s DVS rotary distributor is the ideal solution for supplying tools, gripper modules or linear units with air, fluid or electrical signals. 

Media is transferred and electronics are supplied via flexible hoses and cables, which are routed through the interior of the rotary distributor. The basic design of the DVS allows numerous possible variations with regard to the dimensions and number of hoses and cables leading to the tool because this number is limited only by the maximum outside diameter of the distributor and the maximum load of the robot. The completely new design prevents the hoses and power cables from suffering damage and leakage, and considerably minimizes maintenance costs. In this way, the DVS drastically reduces the number and duration of malfunctions and increases the system’s productivity. 

The DVS features an interface to ISO standard 9409 with a graduated circle diameter of 80 or 100 millimeters, for direct attachment to the robot. Several parallel ducts can be used to convey the same medium to the tool, in order to increase performance and production speed. The function check, assembly, and disassembly are uncomplicated and can be carried out in just a few minutes. 

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

 

 

ROSS CONTROLS is proud to introduce its new line of DM2 Crossflow™ SERPAR Double Valves with TOTAL Dynamic Monitoring & Memory for Category-3 & -4 Machine Guarding applications. 

ROSS’ newDM2 pneumatic safety valves meet all ANSI requirements for machine safety, including the Z244 lock-out, B11.19 machine guarding, and B155 packaging standards. TheDM2™Calso meets stop-time requirements, and is Category-4, third party certified. Safety systems do not end at the wire!

Memory, monitoring, and air-flow control functions are simply integrated into two identical valve elements. DM2valves lock out due to asynchronous movement of valve elements during actuation or de-actuation, resulting in a residual outlet pressure of less than 1% of supply. Overt action is required for reset, and reset can only be accomplished by applying a remote air signal or by energizing the optional integrated electrical (solenoid) reset.

TheDM2 valves are base mounted, and available with BSPP or NPT pipe threads. Inlet and outlet ports on both sides of the bases provide for flexibility in piping. These newDM2™CValves are available in 4 sizes, providing a broad range of flow capabilities to meet your needs. Valves are designated by the nominal sizes 4, 8, 12, and 30 with outlet ports up to 2”. 

As a standard feature, the Status Indicator includes a pressure switch with both normally open and normally closed contacts to provide status feedback to the safety control system indicating whether the valve is in the lock-out or ready-to-run condition. Also, all models include a high flow, clog resistant silencer. 

For more information or for a free brochure about theDM2 Crossflow™ SERPAR® Double Valves, contact:

ROSS CONTROLS®
Customer Service
800-438-7677 (in the U.S.) or 706-356-3708 (outside the U.S.)

 

CL03 Pneumatic Wash-Down Valve Now Offers Integrated Fieldbus 

The new Rexroth has expanded its offering of the CL03 (Clean Line) pneumatic valve manifold system to include a version with an integrated fieldbus. The new CL03 version supports the common fieldbus protocols Profibus, DeviceNet and CANopen, as well as Rexroth’s Drive & Diagnostic Link (DDL).

The CL03 Series is used particularly in areas where direct contact with food is possible, as well as areas where high-pressure, high-temperature cleaning of machines is required. The special materials and construction of the CL03 were tested for use with chemicals and allow for easy cleaning. The hygienic design of the polymer cover, without any seams or gaps, prevents dirt accumulation. The CL03 is mounted directly in the system and does not require a control cabinet, which means that no additional tubing or cables for power or compressed air supply are necessary.

The system can incorporate up to 16 valves in one unit. The CL03 valve manifolds can be individually expanded, even after assembly, without needing to disassemble the entire unit. The CL03 consists of individual base plates, each with its own internal cabling and can be separately supplied with compressed air. As a result, up to 32 different pressures can be used in one system. The new valve unit with integrated fieldbus has two separate power supplies, which is advantageous for emergency off solutions.

The CL03 pneumatic valves have flows of 0.7 to 0.85 Cv (700 to 850 l/min.) and fulfill the requirements for the IP69K protection class. The previous offering already includes CL03 valve manifold systems with multi-pin electrical connections, a direct fieldbus connection with an IP 65 protection class, and a remotely mounted bus module with an IP69K protection class. Existing multi-pin plug solutions can easily be exchanged for an integrated fieldbus.

Contact Rexroth

 

>SAS< Automation enhances their get a grip! Parts/Sprue Plier product line with an improved GRZ 20-16 with removable screws.

This new GRZ 20-16 with removable screws offers production plants the ability to interchange the existing jaws for various size jaws. The challenge to customize the application of a parts/sprue plier led to the development of the GRZ 20-16 with removable screws.

This improved GRZ 20-16 provides the ability to easily interchange and configure the jaw sizes to adapt to all of your gripping requirements. Processors will appreciate the unique ability to customize their EOAT with this new tool.

"The availability of modular components for processors to build their own tooling has enjoyed real breakthroughs," general manager for SAS Automation, Richard Petz said. "This means substantial savings for those to customize their own tooling instead of having it built specially for them, at a higher cost. Only SAS Automation specializes in tooling for any robot and any part. Now, we take that a step further by providing components for processors to add custom benefits on the shop floor."

SAS Automation, LLC
1200 South Patton Street
Xenia, OH 45385 USA 
1-888-SAS-EOAT
Email: getagrip@sasgripper.com
TEL: (937) 372-5255 
FAX: (937) 372-5555

 

NEW CLIPPARD OXYGEN SERIES ELECTRONIC VALVES

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. introduces the new Oxygen Clean Series electronic valves. Available in 2-way or 3-way, normally-closed or fully ported, the valves are designed for use with oxygen applications and will work with air and inert gas.

The “O-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 to10 milliseconds, and voltages of 6, 12, or 24 volt DC, these new valves offer unlimited flexibility in design.

The valves are ultrasonically cleaned, assembled, inspected and tested in an enclosed controlled area with a state-of-the-art positive pressure High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration system.

For complete details on the “O-E” series of electronic valves that provide safety of operation in oxygen applications with quick response, low power consumption and long life, request a catalog at www.clippard.com/oxygen, or call 1-877-245-6247.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45239
513-521-4261
www.clippard.com/oxygen

 


THE EXTRACTOR/DRYER Series from LA-MAN

LA-MAN ® Corporation has a unique approach to providing filtration for compressed air systems. The patented series of Extractor/Dryers® are designed as a point of use filter that efficiently removes moisture and contaminates to improve and extend the life cycle of tools and equipment. 

The distinctive Extractor/Dryer® is a two-stage filter designed to operate most effectively within twenty-five feet of the point of use. Each model offers a standard 5-Micron rating with lower Micron ratings available. With flow ranges of 15 SCFM to 2000 SCFM and pressure ratings of up to 250 PSI, the Extractor/Dryer® is an ideal solution for an extensive array of applications including air powered tools, surface preparation, paint spraying, powder coating, and pneumatic operated equipment. 

Additional standard features of the Extractor/Dryer® include a built-in differential pressure gauge and weep drain. The differential pressure gauge provides a visual indication of required maintenance, which is easily accomplished with the installation of the appropriate service kit and without removing the unit from the air system. The weep drain allows for a continual discharge of moisture from the Extractor/Dryer® and may be replaced by either the addition of a float drain or electronic drain valve for more precise control.

In addition to the complete line of Extractor/Dryer® models, other compressed air filtration products available from LA-MAN ® Corporation include the SuperStar Membrane Dryer, SuperStar .01 Micron Filter, Refrigerated Dryer, Pneuguard In-Line Dryer, and LA-MAN Breathing Air Systems.

LA-MAN CORP
4400 EASTPORT PARKWAY 
PORT ORANGE, FL 32127 
Ph: 386-304-0411 
Sales: 800-348-2463 
Fax: 386-304-0861
Web site: www.laman.com 
Email: sales@laman.com

 


Air Cylinders Direct is proud to announce the new EPG and ETG Grippers. 

The EG Series offers quality solutions for a multitude of gripping applications. The "EPG" (two jaw) and "ETG" (three jaw) parallel gripper lines utilize a double acting piston and rocker arm design. The piston has a radial groove to which the rocker arm engages. As the piston moves up or down, the rocker arms pivot moving the gripper jaw open or closed. All jaw motions are synchronous.

Features
·Body: Hardcoat anodized, Teflon® impregnated aluminum, lightweight durable. 
·Flexible mounting options with dowel holes and locating boss standard. 
·Jaws: Hardcoat anodized, Teflon® impregnated aluminum 
·Each jaw travels 2° degrees beyond center. 
·Dual position sensing: Easy access, total adjustability, factory or field installed. 
·Hall effect (NPN, PNP) and AC/DC reed switches. 
·Magnetic piston standard on all models. 
·Bearing Surface: Acetal polymer bearing surface. High resistance to harsh chemicals. Isolates internal parts from environmental contamination. Superior jaw support. 
·Pivot Pins: Made from stainless steel alloy, reduced friction, increased service life. 

1-866-404-5300 – telephone
sales@AirCylindersDirect.com 

www.AirCylindersDirect.com

 


Individually or in a Manifold – The Flexibility of the New TC Valves from Rexroth

Compact installation dimensions, high flow rates, and especially flexible installation options all distinguish the pneumatic TC valves from Rexroth.

Series TC08 & TC15 valves provide a highly reliable, high flow, cost effective solution to a wide variety of applications.

With a width of only 17 or 21 millimeters, the universally applicable TC08 and TC15 valves provide a high flow rate of 0.8Cv in the TC08 and up to 1.5Cv in the TC15. A combination of in-line and manifoldable valves offer the user flexibility. 
The polymer valve body results in a light-weight package. The single valves can be flange mounted to any flat surface and the modular manifold system has room for up to 12 valve positions. The TC series is universally applicable, thanks to its electric connection options, choice of inch (1/8”and 1/4”NPT) or ISO-G (G1/8 and G1/4) ports, and they can even be used for vacuum applications.

A user-friendly, modular design with compact dimensions permits use in tight spaces. The valve manifold has an especially low height because it does not need subbases. Other features include easy exchange of valves without disassembling the manifold, and ability to have pressure zones via additional supply plates. 

An Internet configurator is available to help configure factory assembled manifolds online, and provides a manifold part number and CAD drawing immediately.

Contact Rexroth


Sealed 3-Finger Centric Gripper DPZ-plus – Sealed for any environment

SCHUNK Inc. introduces additional sizes of its sealed 3-finger centric grippers, DPZ-plus. The DPZ-plus sizes 40 and 50 are designed for the automated handling of small, round components under extreme environmental conditions. This sealed 3-finger centric gripper is sealed to meet IP 67 requirements against the penetration of contaminants and is therefore ideally suited to handle rough and dirty work pieces. Even for under-water applications or in environments with abrasive dust, its protection is assured.

The base jaws of the sealed 3-finger centric grippers consist of two sections: a circular guide with wiper seal for a permanent, reliable seal, and a sturdy multi-tooth guide for the precise handling of rough and/or dirty work pieces. The DPZ-plus offers high bearing load capacities which allow for mounting of longer gripper fingers. A vent part prevents differences in pressure, which can draw debris through the seals into the gripper. This ensures that the gripper remains completely sealed, even under water! 

The circular piston drive adopted from the PZN-plus has a gripping force of 230 (51 lbf) in the DPZ-plus 40 and 290 N (65 lbf) in the DPZ-plus 50, on strokes of 2.5 or 4 mm per finger. The combination of internal multi-tooth guide and external circular guide is extremely stable and ensures that the DPZ-plus 40/50 performs its task with sustained precision. 

The air supply can also be connected directly without hoses, and the gripper can be fastened on one side in two screw-directions.

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

 

 

Nylon Tubing Stocked in Two Flexibility Styles & Six Colors

Both Inch & Metric Sizes Available

NewAge Industries announces the immediate availability of Nylotube, its brand of nylon tubing, well suited for many 
applications. Nylotube is stocked in both semi-rigid and flexible grades, six colors, and inch and metric sizes to offer the best 
match for uses such as instrumentation, chemical transfer, food and beverage lines, compressed air, refrigerant and cooling 
systems, pneumatic controls, low-pressure hydraulics, fuel and oil transfer, and paint supply, among other applications.

Nylotube offers several advantages including:

• Low moisture absorption (1.4% maximum at 73°F)
• Excellent resistance to flex fatigue
• Tight dimensional tolerances
• Lightweight with excellent bend radii and pressure ratings
• Resistance to corrosion, abrasion, crushing, cracking, and brittleness

NewAge stocks Nylotube in the nylon-12 formulation and offers nylon-11 on a limited basis. The two versions offer similar 
performance, although some nylon-11 types are produced with FDA-approved ingredients, making the tubing safe for use with 
food contact surfaces. Nylon-12 is more often used in industrial applications and is somewhat less expensive. Both may be 
used with a wide range of temperatures (-90°F to 212°F) and attach easily with push-to-connect fittings, available from NewAge 
Industries in plastic or brass.

Nylotube is stocked in both inch and metric sizes in up to six colors (natural, black, red, yellow, blue, green). Inch sizes are 
offered in either semi-rigid or flexible grade, while metric dimensions are available in the flexible grade. Sizes range from 1/8” 
through 1” O.D. and from 4mm to 12mm O.D. Custom options include retractable coils, other sizes and colors, cut-to-length 
pieces, and heat-formed shapes.

For more information on Nylotube® nylon tubing, contact the Fluid Transfer Specialists® at NewAge® Industries, Inc., 145 
James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 800-50-NEWAGE (800-506-3924) or 215-526-2300; fax 800-837-1856 or 
215-526-2190; e-mail: info@newageindustries.com; product-specific web page: www.newageindustries.com/nylon_tubing.asp 

 

 

Canfield Connector Designs Reed and Electronic Sensors for T-Slot Applications

The Canfield Connector 9G linear magnetic position sensor is designed to work with many popular aluminum extrusion type linear actuators that have the commonly used 
6.2 mm x 4.4 mm rectangular T-slot groove in the body. The 9G is available in Reed NPN or PNP Electronic versions and is operational up to 30G in the reed version and 
up to 50 G in the electronic version. All versions are designed to meet NEMA 6 standards and are water and dust tight to IP-67 specifications. Electrical connection is 
made by either flying lead or 8 mm quick connect versions. 

The 9G, like all Canfield Connector products is manufactured to ISO 9001:2000 with design specifications to the highest quality standards. Complete product 
specifications can be found at www.canfieldconnector.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8299 x 122.

 


Safety and Convenience Provided by MV-EMS Emergency Stop Air Valve

Designed for use in pneumatic emergency stop applications, this MV-EMS emergency stop valve fits a standard 30 mm panel mounting hole. The valve comes with a 40 mm red mushroom head push button which has a maintained and pull-to-release feature.
These valves have standard 1/8-in. NPT ports, with optional 1/4-in. brass push to connect fittings. 
Dimensions and product part listing is available at www.mead-usa.com by using the CAD files feature.
Mead’s family of versatile MV Series Air Valves are widely used in many different types of industrial applications, including conveyor, car wash, woodworking, automation, robotics, panel and fixture building. 
Since 1939, Mead Fluid Dynamics, Inc. has introduced a stream of innovative technological advances to the field of pneumatic components – including control valves, cylinders, specialty valves, and production devices. Visit our website at www.mead-usa.com

 

 

New Parker ISO 15407-1 Valve with Central M12 Connector Eliminates Conduit Runs 

The Pneumatic Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation introduces Isys HA (26 mm) and HB (18 mm) ISO 15407-1 valves. The new valves are equipped with a central 4-pin M12 connector that provides a single electrical connection for single and double solenoids via a cord set linked to an M12 field bus output module or I/O distribution block. The cord set reduces wiring time because it eliminates conduit runs and wire pulling while improving line management.

The Isys M12 model completes the Isys ISO valve product line with a fully robust, multi-featured design that includes 15407-2 HB/HA and 5599-2 H1/2/3 plug-in valves with collective wiring, and 15407-1 HB/HA and 5599-1 H1/2/3 non plug-in valves with individual connectors. 

Isys M12 valves were developed in direct response to industrial requirements for a rugged stainless-steel connector with IP65 rating. The M12 connector is available with both Isys 18mm and 26mm valve sizes for use with industry standard cables. Designed to fill a specific market niche, Isys valves are perfect for industrial markets with an automotive focus and OEMs standardized on M12 connectors. ISO standardization provides OEM security, especially for European-influenced global machine builders. 

The new Isys M12 model is the latest addition to the Isys family of pneumatic valves, which use ISO 15407 and 5599 dimensional and electrical standards as its foundation. Isys 18mm/26mm manifolds are available in two-station multiples that decrease the number of base-to-base electrical and pneumatic connections to dramatically reduce leaks and misconnections.

IsysNet is the family’s Field Bus System for providing communication between the valve’s pneumatic and electrical components. Utilizing a common platform compatible with all Isys ISO valves, IsysNet provides preferred connectivity with EtherNet/IP and Rockwell Automation’s ControlNet™. Parker’s Isys eConfigurator is a 3D CAD manifold configuration system that reduces the time it takes to configure a manifold, with drawings and a bill of materials, by 80%.

Parker is the first global manufacturer to make ISO its “flagship” general-purpose industrial pneumatic valve and it is the first pneumatic supplier to offer a configured manifold tool this powerful. The company recognizes that standardization facilitates choice, flexibility and control for engineers, OEMs and end-users.

Isys pneumatic valves and IsysNet Field Bus Systems from Parker are ideal for any participant in a global market in which end-users and/or OEMs benefit from global component standardization, including the automotive, material handling, consumer equipment, medical and process industries. 

Parker

 

 

Spartan Scientific Offers Media Separated Solenoid Valves Designed for a Variety of Medical Applications

The 3B23, 4B23, and 4BKR series of media separated solenoid valves from Spartan Scientific are designed to create a contamination barrier and to control the flow of ultra pure or corrosive materials. These valves are perfect for medical device applications that require media separation such as dialysis machines, instrument cleaning devices and dental irrigation equipment. In these direct acting, two- way, two- position dry operator valves the media is isolated from the working components of the valve. The material remains untainted by the metals in the operator and at the same time, the moving parts of the valve are protected from the effects of particulates and aggressive chemicals. A rolling diaphragm won’t allow chemicals to gather or dead spots to form which might hinder flow. 

The 4BKR valve features a low volume valve cavity and a quick connect interface, allowing it to be mounted in a gang style on a manifold block. The 4B23 features two body ports for easy fluid connection and has a wide variety of flow and operating ranges enabling it to accommodate a variety of applications. The 4B23 and 4BKR are available in normally open or normally closed configurations. The 3B23 can provide flow rates up to 1.5 gpm and has orifice sizes from 0.6 mm to 2.0 mm in a normally closed configuration. All valves have pressure ratings up to 150 psi depending on the orifice size.

These media separated valves are extremely cost effective featuring long-life solenoids which incorporate a fully encapsulated coil with a stainless steel plunger and tube assembly. All Spartan Scientific products are manufactured to ISO 9001:2000 with design specifications to the highest quality standards. Complete product specifications can be found at www.spartanscientific.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8446 x 122.

 


Air Cylinders Direct is proud to announce another new product. 

The ESH Series is a guided linear motion device capable of heavy loads and moderately long strokes. The slide body is hardcoat anodized aluminum and the air cylinder is a high quality stainless steel body and rod cylinder. 

Features
· Bore Sizes: 5/16" - 3" 
· Strokes: Up to 32" 
· Body: Hardcoat anodized aluminum (6061-T6511) 
· Cylinder: Stainless Steel body & rod (corrosion resistant), up to 3" diameter bore size 
· Alignment Coupler: 360° of float, eliminates side-loading of the cylinder 
· Tooling Plate: Universal mounting pattern with standard dowel locating holes. 
· Guide Shafts: Hardened Steel, (stainless available), large diameters for increased load capability 
· Bearings: Precision bearings sealed with rod wipers (self-aligning, self lubricating, low friction, maintenance free) 
· Bumpers: Durable polyurethane material 
· Adjustable Shaft Collars: End of stroke adjustment 

1-866-404-5300 – telephone
sales@AirCylindersDirect.com 
www.AirCylindersDirect.com

 

 

New Generation Series CV Cylinder from PHD

New Generation Series CV Cylinder design enhancements include increased width of PTFE wear ring for greater support, durability, and increased piston seal retention for higher speed applications. A new imperial design of the Series CV Cylinder is available with imperial ports, stroke length, and rod for easy integration in imperial facilities. A rod seal retention ring has been added to improve performance in extreme applications. Units affected by these enhancements include Series SK/SL, SG and SCV Slides.

Standard features of the Series CV Cylinders include rugged and lightweight anodized aluminum alloy heads, caps, and tubes. Port Controls® regulate speed through the entire stroke. Standard alloy steel and optional corrosion resistant stainless steel piston rods are hard chrome plated for maximum life and durability. Female threads and a variety of mounting accessories provide ease of integration. 

Advantages: Anodized aluminum alloy heads, caps and tubes, durable, robust, longer life, drop-in replacement. 

PHD

 

Valve Series Offering the Highest Degree of Flexibility and Modularity within a Valve Manifold

The VTSA valve manifold can be integrated into all current fieldbus systems and Ethernet links via a CPX terminal and can interface to numerous I/O 
modules. Flexible electrical connections including multi-pin or fieldbus, full diagnostics, mixed valve sizes and multiple pressure zones on a single 
manifold. Designed to the ISO 15407-2 and ISO 5599-2 standards, or to an optimized flow package. 


VTSA Valves 
VTSA ISO 15407-2/VTSA-F:
- Size 01 (26 mm)
- Size 02 (18 mm) 
VTSA ISO 5599-2:
- Size 1 (42 mm) 
Flow rate: up to 1.5 Cv (1,500 l/min) 
NPT and G thread connections 
IP65 / NEMA 4 rated

VTSA Manifolds with Multipin or Fieldbus Connection 
Combine ISO 15407-2: Size 01 (26 mm) and Size 02 (18 mm), and ISO 5599-2 Size 1 (42 mm) 
Sub-D, M12 or terminal strip 
Up to 32 solenoids with a full range of pneumatic accessories 
24 V DC or 110 V AC 
All major fieldbus protocols are available 
Handheld MMI — settings, configurations, and diagnostics 
Diagnosis down to the individual valve

VTSA-F Manifold - Higher Flow in a Smaller Package
The VTSA-F is a non-standard subbase that offers an increased flow rate of up to 40% over the ISO standards base. All the flexibility and modularity of 
the VTSA plus higher flow. 

Contact Festo

 

DPG-plus 40 - New small Sealed 2-Finger Parallel Gripper

SCHUNK Inc. introduces additional sizes of its sealed 2-finger parallel grippers, DPG-plus. The DPG-plus size 40 is designed for the automated handling of small components under extreme environmental conditions. This sealed 2-finger gripper offers protection of IP67 against the penetration of contaminants and is therefore ideally suited to handle rough and dirty workpieces. Even for under-water applications or in environments with abrasive dust, its protection is assured. 

The DPG-plus 40 offers serrated guidance for increased moment and longer finger capabilities. The drive concept has been adapted from the known PGN-plus series using an oval piston and a wedge-hook drive for the base jaw. The oval piston which transfers the actuation to the jaws through the proven wedge-hook system generates a considerably higher grip force than a round piston. For the DPG-plus 40, this results in gripping forces of up to 110 N. 

A direct air supply is also possible without hoses, and the DPG-plus 40 can be flexibly attached on two sides in three screw-directions. 

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

 

 

Polyurethane Hose Material Meets FDA Standards Suitable for Food, Water, and Industrial Uses

Urebrade® polyurethane hose, manufactured by NewAge® Industries, is now made from non-toxic ingredients that conform to the Food and Drug Administration’s standard 177.2600 (rubber articles intended for repeated use). A durable product that handles repetitive flexing and abrasion, Urebrade is now well suited for wet and fatty food applications and beverage processing. It remains practical for industrial uses such as air lines, pneumatic control systems and robotics, low-pressure hydraulics, chemical transfer, vacuum equipment, granular material lines, oil and fuel supply*, and petroleum-based product* transfer.

Urebrade is produced from a compound that, in addition to conforming to FDA standards, is listed by the National Sanitation Foundation’s Standard NSF 61 for drinking water system components. It’s manufactured from ether-based polyurethane reinforced with an open mesh polyester braid to allow much greater pressure capabilities over unreinforced tubing.

The greatest advantage of Urebrade is its long service life versus other hose materials containing plasticizers, which are additives used to make plastics more pliable. Urebrade is naturally flexible and does not require plasticizers. The hose experiences no flexibility loss, hardening, or cracking like other 
materials can as their plasticizer migrates out. This adds to Urebrade’s longevity and can reduce hose replacement costs. Urebrade’s resistance to flow contamination, moisture, fungi, weathering, tearing, impact, and radiation exposure, along with its appropriate use at temperatures ranging from –90°F 
(-67°C) to 175°F (79°C), make it a preferred choice.

Urebrade is manufactured in a transparent formulation in sizes from 1/4” through 2” I.D. For industrial applications opaque black color, available from 1/4” to 3/4” I.D. and offered at a reduced price, may be used. Both versions are well stocked for immediate delivery. Custom services such as cut-to-length 
pieces, heat-formed shapes, other sizes and colors, thermal bonding, and hose assemblies are available.

*Additives in today’s fuels and petroleum products warrant field testing.

For more information on Urebrade® polyurethane hose, contact the Fluid Transfer Specialists® at NewAge® Industries, Inc., 145 James Way, 
Southampton, PA 18966; phone 800-50-NEWAGE (800-506-3924) or 215-526-2300; fax 800-837-1856 or 215-526-2190; e-mail: 
info@newageindustries.com; product-specific web page: www.newageindustries.com/urebrade.asp 

 


Canfield Connector’s Innovative, Magnetic Proximity Switch Designed for Groove Applications 

Canfield Connector’s innovative 9M50 magnetic proximity switch is designed to fit the “D” shaped groove detail found in linear actuators. The switch is 
inserted anywhere along the actuator, rotated, and locked into place, lying flat against the cylinder housing. The fully encapsulated 9M50 is available in 
reed and electronic styles in either NPN or PNP. Reed versions are available in voltage ranges from 5 to 120 VAC/DC. Normally closed versions are also 
available. Its robust design meets IP67, NEMA 6 environmental specifications and it is corrosion and washdown resistant. Standard wire lengths are 3 
meter wire leads, or optional 8 mm quick- connectors. Female connector mating cords are available.

All Canfield Connector products are manufactured to ISO 9001:2000 with design specifications to the highest quality standards. Complete product 
specifications can be found at www.canfieldconnector.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8299 x 122.

 

 

Parker Kneeling Bus Module Facilitates Seamless Passenger Access

The Pneumatic Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) introduces a new, easy-to-install, lightweight Split System/High Boy Kneeling Module designed to provide seamless split-level, left/right/complete kneel and high-boy functions for easy, safe bus passenger access. Working closely with bus/coach manufacturers, Parker has developed the pneumatic Kneeling Module designed to exhaust/refill air bags on demand with minimum delay.

A radical improvement over existing technologies which typically require manufacturers to assemble an array of pneumatic valves, connectors and other components into a complete system, the Parker Kneeling Module integrates pneumatic components to simplify installation and maintenance while providing a full range of kneeling capabilities for large passenger vehicles. 

Pre-fit to customer specifications and factory pre-lubricated, the module is designed to go from box to bus with minimum installation hassles. The Kneeling Module is easy to install with all functions integrated into a lightweight machined aluminum anodized body for maximum durability. 

Solid housing with integrated valves – combined with heavy-duty 22mm grommet style mobile solenoids for valve electrical actuation, along with exhaust protectors – maximizes system reliability for bus/coach applications. 

The new module consists of a durable, lightweight manifold with machined aluminum-anodized body, which houses four pneumatic poppet valves that inflate/exhaust axle-mounted air bags. At the flick of a switch, the module routes compressed air, in tandem with kneeling position requirements, to quickly lower suspension for passenger loading and then returns vehicle to over-the-road travel height.

The combination of solid housing, poppet valves (1.4 Cv flow) and heavy-duty solenoids results in a durable unit with built-in dirt, water and salt resistance. Flapper-type exhaust protectors permit air flow to atmosphere, while keeping contaminants out to heighten its reliability factor. The system also features specially designed sealing made to withstand operating temperatures from -40˚ to 122˚F and provide excellent resistance to aggressive fuels/oils. The module possesses operating pressures from 60 to 150 psi with standard coil voltages available in both 12VDC and 24VDC versions. Other voltages are available through special order.

With full tech backup/support from product managers and trained technical service experts, the Kneeling Module adheres to precise specifications that make the system robust enough to handle a wide variety of operating environments. All components are constructed for stability and volumetric efficiency while incorporating simple, low-maintenance technology that provides pneumatic solutions for transportation.

The Pneumatic Division designs and manufactures air control valves, vacuum products, air preparation components and specialty products for a myriad of industry segments.

For more information regarding the Parker Kneeling Module, contact Parker Hannifin Corporation, Pneumatic Division. Phone (269) 629-5000 or visit us online at www.parker.com/automation/transportation.

www.parker.com/pneumatics

 

VPInstruments now offers a new convenient VPFlowScope start kit.

The VPFlowScope is now offered in a convenient start kit so you can start measuring right away. The VPFlowScope is the all-in-one device for measuring your compressed air system. The revolutionary
product measures mass flow, temperature and pressure simultaneously. The bright blue LCD display provides real-time information on all three parameters. The device also contains a built-in data logger
that enables you to store your 500,000 data points for a certain period of time. The software, allows for following your measurements real-time, processing data and printing reports.


The start kit is optionally shipped in a rugged suitcase and contains everything you need for immediate
measurement, including the VPFlowScope, measurement software, power supply, an English manual and
more.

For more information, contact us.
VPInstruments
Buitenwatersloot 335
2614 GS Delft, the Netherlands
T:00 31 15 2131580
F:00 31 15 2130669
info@vpinstruments.com
www.vpinstruments.com

 

 

Explosion-proof I/P Transducer is now ATEX Intrinsically Safe Compliant

ControlAir Inc. announces the Type-950XP Explosion-proof I/P Transducer is now ATEX compliant. The I/P Transducer was designed to deliver reliable high performance for the toughest applications in the most hazardous environments. The Type 950XP approved by Factory Mutual (FM), the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Cenelec for explosion-proof applications, is now compliant with the ATEX directive 94/9/EC for equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres in Europe.

The Type 950XP converts an electrical current signal to a proportionally linear pneumatic output to actuate valves. Its NEMA 4X (IP65) housing is designed for both Intrinsically Safe and Explosion-Proof operation. The “Tapped Exhaust” option on the Type 950XP is used to connect piping which captures natural gas that vents from the unit and escorts it to a safe area, often away from the application, where it can be safely released as required. Advanced circuitry includes electronic feedback control for superior vibration protection and highly accurate output. In addition to accuracy of 0.10%, the Type 950XP also delivers low hysteresis, and excellent repeatability. This is performance that surpasses most control system requirements. Yet because it typically consumes only .05 SCFM (0.11m3/hr) of air in operation, it not only costs less to buy, it costs less to operate as well. The Type 950XP is able to process impure air thus reducing downtime. Easy access Zero and Span adjustments make bench or field calibration quick and easy. For operating versatility, options include direct, reverse and split range modes. 

The Type 950XP I/P Transducer has a built-in volume-booster that provides up to 10 SCFM air flow capacity to drive large valves, cylinders and actuators. The unit utilizes an input signal of 4-20 mA and has field-selectable output ranges of 3-15 psig, 3-27 psig, 6-30 psig and 1-17 psig. Supply pressures range up to 100 psig. The standard mounting bracket allows mounting directly on a valve, wall, panel, or pipe. The Type 950XP is insensitive to position, vibration, supply pressure variation and RMI/EFI interference.

The Type 950XP joins ControlAir’s “family” of ATEX approved Transducer products. Approved for use with natural gas, it is ideal for natural gas extraction and transport applications such as natural gas gathering stations, compressor stations, pipeline feed, and booster stations that are in remote locations and often do not have access to compressed plant air for operation of pneumatic valve actuators. The Type 950XP I/P Transducer is also ideal for valve control applications where the environment can be hazardous, in such industries as, chemical, petrochemical, paint, mining, and oil and gas. 

ControlAir Inc. manufactures precision pneumatic and electropneumatic controls. ControlAir’s markets include process control, semiconductor, printing and converting presses, diagnostic and surgical medical equipment, robotics, quality control, automotive, analyzers, compressors, pumps and paint equipment. For more information, ControlAir’s website, www.controlair.com, offers full product specifications with pdf files, 3D product CAD drawing files, and company profile.

 

 

Complete Line of Low Cost, Quality Pneumatic Valves Designed for OEM Applications

A full line of solenoid valve products focusing on OEM applications is available from MFD Pneumatics, a division of Mead Fluid Dynamics, Inc. 

These directional control valves come in variations of 3-way two positions and 4-way two or three position operations. Available in 1/8 in. to 1/2 in. NPT ports, these pneumatic valves are designed for automation projects as well as high production machines and come with optional voltages to fit any application. Single or double solenoid valves come with manual override buttons with no lubrication required. 

MFD Pneumatics offers a complete line of pneumatics valves, cylinders, specialty valves, filter regulators, and related accessories. For detailed technical specifications and engineering data on these products go to www.mfdpneumatics.com where you can order online or call toll free 1-866-264-9560.

 

 

Stainless Steel FRL’s from Parker Ideal for Corrosive and Wash Down Environments

Parker Hannifin Corporation offers a comprehensive line of pneumatic stainless steel filters, regulators, and lubricators. The Parker Prep-Air Stainless Steel Series of air preparation units is ideal for protecting pneumatic system components in corrosive and wash down applications. All units meet NACE specifications.

Featuring 316 stainless steel construction, Parker Prep-Air II filters, regulators, and lubricators are corrosion-resistant and suitable for wash down duty in demanding environments such as food processing. Parker FRL air preparation units feature high flow rates, standard fluorocarbon seals and are suitable for systems with pressures up to 300 PSIG.

Prep-Air II air line filters are available in miniature (1/4” port size) and standard (1/2” port size) models and feature a two-stage filtration system. Liquids and coarse particles are removed in the first stage, which ensures removal of smaller particles. Filter particulate ratings are 5 to 40 microns. A stainless steel T-handle version of the Prep-Air II filter is also available to eliminate the acetal bonnet on the standard units.

Coalescing filters, also available in miniature (1/4” port size) and standard (1/2” port size) models, use a thick membrane of “borosilicate” glass fibers coated with epoxy to remove liquid aerosols (down to .01 microns) and sub-micron particulate matter (.3 micron). All filters in the Parker Prep-Air II product line are available with manual and automatic float drains. Filter kits and accessories are available as well.

Prep-Air II pneumatic regulators have a large diaphragm-to-valve area ratio for precise regulation and high flow capacity. Regulator adjustment mechanisms and springs are of 316 stainless steel construction, with fluorocarbon diaphragms and seals. Models are available with 1/4” and 1/2” ports. Pressure adjustment ranges are available from 0–250 PSIG. Regulator kits and accessories are also available.

Parker Prep-Air II air line lubricators supply a controlled state of oil delivery to the pneumatic system, the oil delivery rate increases linearly with the increase of air flow. Standard port size is 1/2”. Lubricator kits and accessories are available.

An array of port sizes, types, bowls, elements, material, pressure ranges, and options are available when ordering Prep-Air filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about Parker stainless steel FRL’s, contact Parker Hannifin Corporation, Pneumatic Division. Phone 269-629-5000 or visit us online at www.parker.com/pneumatics.

 


ULTRA-MINIATURE PRESSURE COMPENSATED FLOW CONTROL VALVE

Beswick Engineering announces the release of an ultra-miniature Pressure Compensated Flow Control Valve with low friction diaphragm – PCFCD-1N1. The PCFCD-1N1 is designed to maintain a constant flow rate, which the customer can adjust, regardless of upstream or downstream pressure variations. It works with both liquids (incompressible fluids) and gasses (compressible fluids) but is primarily intended for the control of liquids. The pressure regulation is accomplished with a low friction diaphragm mechanism. Beswick has applied for patent protection on this unique valve.

The PCFCD-1N1 sets an industry standard for miniaturization. It is lightweight….tipping the scales at only 48 grams. Customers will find it particularly useful when space, weight, and precise liquid flow control are critical. 

The PCFCD-1N1 controls flow rates of 0 to 4.2 gallons per hour of Water (0 to 20 cubic feet/hour of Air). It is especially suited for the control of low flow rates. The maximum rated inlet supply pressure is 500 psig. Both the inlet and outlet ports are tapped 10-32. The valve body is both small and lightweight allowing for convenient in-line mounting without the need for a panel mount thread. The PCFCD-1N1 is currently available in brass. Buna-N is the standard seal material. Fluorocarbon (Viton) is optional.

Beswick Engineering specializes in high-performance miniature fluid power components featuring captured O-ring face seals for leak-tight sealing, a variety of materials for corrosion resistance, and ultra-miniature designs for space savings. Applications include hydrogen fuel cells, medical equipment, instruments, laboratory equipment, ink jet print engines, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, homeland defense detectors, and many others. 

For more information, please contact:

Beswick Engineering Co., Inc. 
284 Ocean Road, Greenland, NH 03840 
Phone: 800-354-5014 or 603-433-1188
FAX: 603-433-3313

 

New Direct Acting XM Valve Series from Parker

The Pneumatic Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation is pleased to announce our New Direct Acting Valve - XM Series.
XM Inline Valve: The XM Valve is a 1/8", 2-Position, Single Solenoid, Spring Return 3-Way or 4-Way valve with AC or DC Operating Voltages. The 12 and 24VDC coils are rated for Mobile Voltage Operation. 3-Way valves can function as Normally Open or Normally Closed valves. Optional integrated individual flow controls are available on the 4-Way valves which meters the exhaust flow from each working port to the exhaust port of the valve. This option eliminates additional component flow controls and fittings between a cylinder and a valve.

IEM – Inlet Exhaust Manifolds: 3-Way and 4-Way Inline Valves can be mounted on the same IEM Manifold. 3-Way valves can be configured for Normally Open or Normally Closed function by mounting the 3-Way valve 180 degrees opposite to each other. Additional gaskets are not required for this feature. 4-Way valves with integrated flow controls can be mounted directly to the IEM Manifold since the adjustment screws are located on the body of the valve away from the manifold.

Subbase Manifolds: Inline valves have the working ports (2 and 4) tapped in the valve body. Subbase Valves require a manifold with working ports tapped 1/8" in each manifold station. Each manifold consists of a segmented subbase and an end plate kit. XM 3-Way and 4-Way subbase valves can be mounted on the same manifold assembly. Standard function of a 3-Way Subbase Valve is normally closed. Port Isolation Discs are used if 3-Way Normally Open and Normally Closed functions are required on the same manifold. The 4-Way integrated flow control is available on 4-Way subbase valves as well.

PDN offers the XM Valve as the replacement to the Microking Series Valves which will be discontinued August 1, 2007. If you would like information on how to cross a MicroKing Valve that is being used in a specific application to an XM Valve, just email us at crossmymicroking@parker.com with a part number / application details and contact information. PDN will contact you to assist in this cross reference.

For more information regarding the Viking Xtreme pneumatic valve, contact 
Parker Hannifin Corporation, Pneumatic Division. Phone (269) 629-5000 or visit 
us online at www.parker.com/automation/transportation.

 


Swivel unit SRH – Modular is simply better

SCHUNK Inc. introduces the new series of 180° swivel heads SRH. The swivel heads of the new SRH are completely modular in structure and consist of the tried and tested SRU rotary modules combined with two swivel corners, EDF electric feed-throughs and MDF media feed-throughs. This means precise rotation and long tool life using proven components. Using standard components also means short delivery times and high availability of the components due to minimal spare parts inventory. 

The new SRH series comes in six sizes and twelve torques ranging from 0.9 to 67.8 Nm (0.6 ft-lb to 50 ft-lb). The electric feed-through of the SRH is designed to use digital signals for sensors or simple actuators. Even bus signals can be fed through the unit as an additional option. The EDF feed-throughs ensure considerable greater reliability than the breakage-prone method of routing cables through the center bore of a rotary actuator. 

Even more, the connections of the SRH swivel head are easily accessible and universally equipped with housing connectors or sockets. The media feed-through is directly connected to the mounting surfaces of the swivel head, and both the swivel head itself and the rotating grippers can be supplied with compressed air directly without hoses. This ensures the necessary flexibility for all automation solutions.

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

 


PIAB introduces the packaging industry's most sophisticated plastic bag handling solution.


PIAB, a global leader in industrial vacuum technology, introduces the packaging industry’s most sophisticated plastic bag handling solution. By combining PIAB’s powerful P6010 COAX® vacuum pump with an air-saving cruise control (PCC) feature and a durable BL-3P suction cup, PIAB offers the first complete solution for a variety of plastic bag handling applications in the packaging industry.

Until now, bag handling with suction cups has been a very challenging task, resulting in regular errors and machine stoppages. PIAB’s new plastic bag handling solution delivers higher process reliability by decreasing downtime that can result from dropped or damaged bags. Additionally, because of its unique design, users can handle a wider variety of bags to run with the same suction cup, thus decreasing changeover time.

“Variation and change in product lines are some of the greatest challenges for today’s packaging companies and packaging machine builders,” according to Thomas Lindahl, PIAB Business Unit Manager, Packaging Segment. “PIAB’s plastic bag handling solution meets the growing demand for a solution that is flexible enough to handle plastic bags of many shapes and sizes.”

At the heart of PIAB’s plastic bag solution is the P6010 vacuum pump. Based upon the company’s patented COAX® multi-stage ejector technology, the P6010 provides up to 40% more flow than conventional vacuum pumps, while still reducing overall energy consumption. In order to optimize performance for plastic bag handling, the P6010 is equipped with PIAB’s air-saving cruise control option, which automatically maintains a pre-set level of vacuum to ensure a consistent and reliable vacuum level is provided at the suction point.

At its point of suction, the plastic bag solution features one of PIAB’s new BL-3P suction cups, which are offered in three different sizes, 30, 40 and 50, depending upon application size requirements. The suction cup is made of DURAFLEX®, a strong, durable and elastic material with excellent sealing capability and the sealing lip is a very soft and thin durometer, while the multiple bellows is a more rigid durometer. The unique characteristics of the BL-3P suction cup’s design provides enough strength and stability for high initial flow applications, while still providing the softness and flexibility required to seal uneven surfaces.

With better sealing capabilities and stronger, more stable bellows, the BL-3P suction cups also allow applications to run at higher speeds. The larger inner neck diameter and specially designed high flow fitting allow the high initial flow needed for a secure grip. Also, the BL-3P suction cups help to increase flexibility, as they are more pliable and better able to handle plastic bags of a wide range of sizes and shapes.


Headquartered in Sweden, PIAB is a global leader in industrial vacuum technology. Established in 1951, PIAB has been producing innovative solutions that improve the productivity and working environment of vacuum users around the world. PIAB manufacturers a complete line of vacuum pumps, vacuum accessories, vacuum conveyors and suction cups for a variety of automated material handling and factory automation processes. PIAB is the inventor of COAX®, a patented technology which integrates the internal components of a multi-stage vacuum pump into a vacuum cartridge, resulting in a smaller, more efficient, more reliable and highly flexible technology that allows users to design a modular system.

Contact PIAB


New Rodless Cylinder Designed for Maximum Durability

Tolomatic introduces the MX Rodless Band Cylinder, designed to outlast every rodless cylinder on the market. As the industry’s number one rodless supplier, Tolomatic takes its exceptional product line to the next level with the new MX pneumatic rodless cylinder, developed with Tolomatic’s exclusive ENDURANCE TECHNOLOGY SM features. This technology ensures the MX delivers superior performance to meet the most demanding applications.

“Our most intensive development project ever has resulted in a new standard of durability and reliability for rodless cylinders,” said Tolomatic Product Manager Cory Danks. “We took the industry-leading features of our band cylinder line and re-engineered them to make them even better. The MX has a whole new look but retains the compatibility of our proven BC series actuators.”

Three different bearing options are available in a family of modular cylinder bodies for lean manufacturing efficiencies. All models and sizes are built-to-order and shipped in five days or less. Features that make the MX Series actuators the most reliable, long-lasting products on the market include the following:

·Durable Bearings: Three bearing options are available for a variety of application needs. The Profiled Rail design uses THK® Caged Ball® technology to reduce friction and extend actuator life. The Solid bearing design reduces stress concentration by 59% for optimum performance. The Internal bearing design is permanently lubricated for long, trouble-free service and is especially suited for vertical applications.

·Durable Bands: Stainless steel bands on the MX are stronger and will not expand like elastomer (non-metallic) bands, providing reliable sealing over the life of the actuator. They also withstand the effects of pressure spikes that are created during high velocity cushion impact. 

·Unique load bearing design: The piston is isolated from the applied load and remains isolated even when the carrier is subjected to deflection, extending the service life of the piston seals. Both the piston bracket and the carrier feature single piece extrusion, reducing failure points.

Other features include durable, custom formulated polyurethane seals, clear anodized aluminum extrusions, adjustable cushions, mounted shocks, double or single-end porting, drop-in and easy to locate switches, and tube clamps. The MX is available in both Imperial (inch) and metric versions to meet a variety of specifications. 

Tolomatic, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer with sales representation throughout the world. Tolomatic has been designing and building high quality linear motion products for over 50 years. For more information, contact: Tolomatic, Inc., 3800 County Road 116, Hamel, MN 55340. Phone: 800-328-2174, Fax: 763-478-8080, or Web: www.tolomatic.com.


New Electronic Proportional Regulators from Numatics

The E02/E22/E32 Series electronic proportional regulators quickly and accurately adjusts output pressure in relation to an electrical control signal. They meet requirements of industrial environments including rapid cycling, quick response, and repeatability, which are found in paint, welding, packaging, textile, medical, and many other process applications.

The electrical control signal can be either analog or digital. The analog unit controls any pressure setting
directly proportional to the command signal of 4-20mA, 0-10VDC, or 0-5VDC. The optional digital unit uses a 2 bit binary signal to control four user defined pressures eliminating the need for an analog I/O card. 

Features:

E02 Series Features: 

Available in 1/8 NPT, BSPP or BSPT threads 
Dead-head or pilot applications 
Manifoldable or stand-alone units 
Three outlet port options 
Three setable performance modes in a single unit 
Compact design with large LED display 
Locking feature prevents unwanted changes 
Designed to meet IP65 and NEMA 4 requirements 
E22 Series Features: 

Available in 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 NPT, BSPP or BSPT threads 
Capable of flow up to 100 SCFM 
Modular 22 Series Flexiblok design 
Fully ported 1/2 exhaust for optimal performance 
Three setable performance modes in a single unit 
Large digital display for easy reading 
Locking feature prevents unwanted changes 
Designed to meet IP65 and NEMA 4 requirements 


E32 Series Features: 
Available in 1/2 and 3/4 NPT, BSPP or BSPT threads 
Capable of flow up to 250 SCFM 
Modular 32 Series Flexiblok design 
1/2 exhaust for optimal performance 
Three setable performance modes in a single unit 
Large digital display for easy reading 
Locking feature prevents unwanted changes 
Designed to meet IP65 and NEMA 4 requirements 

More Information

Contact Numatics

 

The Actuator Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation introduces a next-generation solution for NFPA cylinder applications. 

The new 3MA Series and 4MA Series of cylinders deliver superior performance resulting from efficient design, reduced weight, low friction, and advanced sealing technology. The 4MA Series is designed for customization and offers availability of all options.

Because 3MA and 4MA rod lock cylinders are designed to hold loads in a static condition when air pressure is removed from the system, they are ideal for clamping, load holding or emergency stop (E-stop) applications.

Available in seven different bore sizes, from 1.125” to 5.00”, 3MA cylinders have strokes in any practical length and have a variety of rod diameters. 3MA cylinders have an operating temperature range of -10° F to +165° F (-23°C to +74°) and a maximum operating air pressure of 250 PSIG. The unique 1.125” bore includes a hydraulic version (Parker 3ML Series) with a maximum operating hydraulic pressure of 1,100 PSIG.

The 3MA Series is the latest in a line of Parker NFPA cylinders spanning 30 years of innovative design and production that includes MA Series and 2MA Series cylinders. Original breakthroughs introduced with these product lines included aluminum end caps and tubing, check seal cushions, and tie-rod mounted sensors. 

The use of lighter composites that deliver the same service life as aluminum or bronze, combined with die-cast end cap design, make the average weight of the 3MA cylinder 15% less than comparable cylinders. Composite materials significantly reduce inertia of moving parts and generate less friction than other materials. An added advantage of composite piston and end cap inserts is an automatic noise pollution reduction of 12 dB when compared with typical aluminum cylinder designs. Environmentally friendly, all 3MA materials are 100% recyclable, including the aluminum, steel, composite parts, and the nitrile and urethane seals.

All moving components in the 3MA cylinder are designed for low friction, which results in less wear. This is accomplished with zero leakage because of rounded-lip rod and piston seals that glide on lubricant film, self-lubricating Carboxilated nitrile polymer to maximize seal life, and nitrile end seals on the smooth bore of the cylinder body, which is the optimal sealing surface.

The cylinder’s standard mount feature accommodates almost all NFPA mounts as accessories. 3MA’s flexible design means that mountings can be installed at the factory or from separately ordered kits. For precise load holding and emergency-stop situations, where safety is critical, the 3MAJ rod lock cylinder is also available. Parker 3MAJ rod locks are IP67 rated, exceed NEMA 4X requirements, and are classified as EN 954 Category 1 for robust applications.

The innovative 3MA features advanced end cap and piston design. Anodized, high-pressure, die-cast aluminum heads and caps for flexible mounting. Full-flow ports combine with low inertia piston rod assembly to minimize cylinder response time. Floating check-seal design combines sealing capability of a lipseal with check valve action for quick stroke reversal, while outstanding cushioning performance is the result of sophisticated piston architecture and durable urethane seals. 

Sensor-ready, the 3MA has a unique extruded-profile cylinder body that provides integrated grooves to minimize sensor installation time, maximize sensor protection, and eliminate the need for brackets. A magnetic piston ring is standard. Sensors drop into grooves in the cylinder body for easy, inexpensive assembly and protection. Most sensors are CE approved and UL listed, with options that include ATEX, NAMUR (intrinsically safe) compliance, as well as meeting CSA and Weld Immune specifications. All sensors are RoHS compliant or excluded from the directive.

Proven exterior toughness is established from corrosion-resistant anodized aluminum alloy heads, caps and cylinder body; zinc plated steel end cap fasteners; case-hardened, hard chrome plated steel piston rods; and a durable urethane wiper designed to remove external debris and adherents from the piston rod during the entire stroke.

Standard 3MA mode code options include piston bumper seals, traditional ¼” urethane bumpers, fluorocarbon rod seals, stainless steel rods and double rod ends.

The Parker 4MA, designed for customization, meets the demand when cylinder flexibility is mandatory and access to all cylinder options is required. Standard features of the 4MA Series include a larger bore size range, standard and oversize rods and an externally removable rod gland (bearing). Model code options include many porting styles, high temperature (to +250°F) and low temperature (to -50°F) ratings, hydraulic service to 400 PSIG, a HI LOAD gland option for side load conditions, a metallic rod wiper gland option for rod adherents, stainless steel rods, a HB slide package for conversion to a guided cylinder, an ACVB option for an air cylinder/valve combination unit, a LPSO option for continuous piston rod position sensing (with LDT), and a 4MAJ rod lock version (all bores). All available options are detailed in the Parker catalog. 

Private labeling is available for both the 3MA Series and the 4MA Series at no charge (text only). Machine designs incorporating 3MA and 4MA cylinders are facilitated by configurable 2-D and 3-D CAD files available at www.parker.com/pneumatics. 

Parker 3MA and 4MA Series cylinders are domestically manufactured in strategic locations as part of a comprehensive customer service model that focuses on quick delivery, minimization of time-to-customer and cost-to-customer concerns, and the capability to accommodate non-standard designs with minimal lead-time adjustments.

For more information regarding the 3MA Series of NFPA cylinders, contact Parker Hannifin Corporation, Actuator Division. Phone 847-298-2400 or visit us online at www.parker.com/actuator.

 

Micro Proportional Drivers Accurately Control Linear Proportional Solenoid Operators

The Canfield Connector 5950 and B5950 Micro Proportional Drivers (MPD) accurately control hydraulic and pneumatic proportional solenoid valves in mobile construction equipment and many types of industrial processes. The flow of either air or liquid can be linearly controlled at a setting from .010 to 20 seconds. A unique feature of the MPD is that it allows a solenoid to oscillate reducing the system shock and wear that is typically found in non-oscillating digital valve systems. 

The 5950 incorporates male and female DIN Form A interfaces and features a compact electronic circuit in a rugged NEMA 4 enclosure which makes it impervious to harsh chemicals, water or foreign substances. The B5950 features an epoxy-potted enclosure with top surface adjustments, on-board diagnostics and terminals for stranded or solid wire to 3mm diameter.

All Canfield Connector products are manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications and options can be found at www.canfieldconnector.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8299 x 122.


Magnetically operated zero air loss condensate drain.

The MAG-11 removes condensate from compressed air filters. The operation is automatic and 
there is no compressed air lost during the condensate discharge cycle.

The MAG-11 uses magnetic force to operate the direct acting valve assembly and is ideally
suited in applications where power is not available, too expensive or not reliable.
The magnets have been specially selected to ensure that long lasting magnetism is guaranteed.

Key features:
• Zero air loss during the condensate discharge
• No electricity required to operate the drain
• Magnetically operated, long life magnets applied
• Condensate discharge of all filters regardless of size or capacity
• Operating pressure range is 0 to 230 psi
• Direct acting valve with FPM (Viton) seals
• Robust corrosion resistant aluminum housing
• Clever servicing feature
• The direct acting valve is serviceable
• Installation kit available

JORC Industrial LLC. 
1146 River Road
New Castle, DE 19720
Tel: 302-395-0310 
Fax: 302-395-0312
www.jorc.com info@jorc.com

 

NEW! Series PEC Arm Over Clamps are designed to provide the widest clamping force range in the industry. 

The Series PEC incorporates a cam locking mechanism that prevents the arm from opening if air pressure is lost. The lock works in a range of 6 degrees from the fully closed position. Multiple output shaft options allow the clamp arms to be mounted on either or both sides. The superior design of the Series PEC Clamp offers self-locking internal threads throughout that eliminate the need for thread locking adhesives or additional locking components. Speed reducers reduce the need for flow controls and assist in the prevention of overload failures caused by poor flow control adjustments. Carboxilated Nitrile compression seals give the PEC the advantage in harsh environments.

Advantages: Widest clamping force in industry, self-locking internal threads throughout, switches mount directly to clamp cylinder, endures harsh environments, superior delivery. 

Contact PHD

 

New Linear Axis LIRAX-M With Direct Linear Actuation

SCHUNK Inc. introduces a new series linear axis, LIRAX-M LD, designed for assembly automation and for handling weights up to 20kg (45 lb.). The LIRAX-M-LD is constructed out of a drown drawn aluminum profile that has integrated roller guides and is actuated by an efficient linear motor. The lightweight profile gives the LIRAX-M-LD a standard stroke length of up to 2,000mm.

The LIRAX-M-LD axis modules are available in two different designs. The user can choose between a signal-drive slide with feed forces of 50 N (11 lbf) to 300 N (68 lbf), or a twin-drive slide which will double the feed force to 100 N (22 lbf) and 600 N (136 lbf) correspondingly. With the linear motor and roller guides, the LIRAX-M-LD provides for impressive acceleration of 70 m/s2 (230 ft/s2) which is seven times the acceleration of gravity and speeds of up to 5 m/s (16 ft/s). With this high acceleration and speed, the LIRAX-M-LD axis is able to hold a repeat accuracy of £ 0.01mm (.0004”).

Many applications formerly actuated by a rotating cam are now being designed and equipped with the superior technology of the linear motor like that in the LIRAX-M-LD modules. With the high speeds and accelerations of the LIRAX-M-LD has almost no wear, resulting in the longest possible service life.

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com
info@schunk-usa.com

 


NEW Pneumatic Swing Clamp Cylinders

The clamp arm rotates 90° as it extends away
from the work piece providing clearance and
access for unload/load operations. Double acting
operation and standard magnetic piston offer
positive cycles, durability and work piece detection
features. Extruded aluminum body mounts
directly and rigidly to equipment surfaces in a
minimum of space.

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Food-Grade Suction Cups Handle Muffins, Cakes and Pastry

A full line of food-grade, translucent silicone vacuum suction cups for handling baked goods as well as fully packaged products is available from ANVER Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

ANVER Food-Grade Silicone Suction Cups are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes for picking muffins, cakes, and pastry directly from pans as they exit ovens or for placing completed packages into cartons. Rated for use at up to 600ºF (316ºC), these non-marking translucent vacuum cups are offered with fittings, spring suspensions, and mounting hardware.

Suitable for a wide variety of baking and packaging lines, 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 from 0.59” to 1.30” H. Metal detectable versions are also offered for de-panning food products.

Contact Anver

 

Versatile Series CA44 Plug-in Pneumatic Valves have integrated AS-i connection

Series CA44 valves are two station valve manifolds for AS-i serial link (bus) applications, complying with AS-I specification V2.11 Rev. 1. Manifold choices include: with or without digital inputs, and with or without auxiliary power. The valve stations can be 4-way, 2 position valves, or dual 3-way, 2 position valves, or a blanking plate. The plug-in valve design simultaneously makes both the electrical and pneumatic connections when plugging the valve into place - eliminating the need to disturb electrical wiring connections. 

The CA44 valve flow is 0.2 Cv (200 l/min) with a pressure range of 29 to 116 psi. Voltage is 24VDC with a protection rating of IP67 (NEMA 6). Up to four valve functions and four electric inputs are possible with just one AS-i address. The manifold is easy to install with all pneumatic connections on one side, and a valve can be replaced without changing the address. Series CA44 valves feature a long service life of more than 100 million cycles.

The valves come with integrated push-in fittings for 4mm or 6mm plastic tubing or M7 threaded ports. An Internet configurator is available for designing your own valve manifold and CAD drawings can be downloaded. The manifold can be delivered fully assembled and tested.

Contact Rexroth

 

Spartan Scientific Announces New Cost-Saving Pneumatic Drain Valve

Spartan Scientific, a manufacturer of standard and custom designed solenoid valves has introduced the cost saving CRDV/S drain valve which eliminates the “hit-or-miss” adjustments found with conventional timed drain valves. Competitively priced with traditional timed electric drains, this on demand valve combines an electronic sensor with a solid-state integrated logic analysis circuit to determine the exact amount of time necessary to empty condensate from a pneumatic system. 

The technologically advanced CRDV/S allows only the necessary amount of compressed air needed to purge excess fluid; reducing compressor cycling and wear and tear on expensive components. By eliminating dirty condensate buildup it also increases machine life by reducing the rust that clogs air components. The CRDV/S is easy to install, features media compatible materials, includes indicator lights for power and purge cycle, and has an environment-resistant package to ensure a long life.

Like all Spartan Scientific products, the CRDV/S is manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications are available on the company’s website www.spartanscientific.com or by calling 330-758-8446.

 

Introducing PURO MINI Compressed air condensate separation from JORC

The PURO range of Condensate Cleaners separate oil from the condensate generated by compressed air systems. The MINI uses a specially designed filter, instead of a weir, to remove the bulk of the oil, and any type of condensate drain may be applied.

The PURO MINI covers all compressor capacities up to 3.5m3/min           (125 CFM).
The separation method of the PURO MINI is the same as its larger family members and therefore offers true condensate separation values for the smaller compressor applications.

Product features:
* Separation of Mineral Lubricants.
* Separation of Synthetic Lubricants.
* Separation of Polyglycol Lubricants
* Any type of drain can be applied.

Commercial advantages:
* No de-rating or complicated sizing charts.
* Compact design
* Easy serviceable/maintenance
* Test kit included

Specifications
Target output value <10 ppm
Maximum Oil adsorption
white element 3/4 Gallon
Activated carbon elements 1 Each
Inlet connections ½”
Outlet connection ½”
Test valve yes
Housing material PE
Total recyclable yes

JORC Industrial LLC. 
1146 River Road
New Castle, DE 19720
Tel: 302-395-0310 
Fax: 302-395-0312
www.jorc.com info@jorc.com

 

New Breed of Air Control Valve Provides Peak Performance in Extreme Environments


The Pneumatic Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) introduces a heavy-duty industrial in-line valve series specifically designed for use in extreme operating conditions. 
The new Viking XtremeÒ incorporates innovative spool technology for effective use in applications where pneumatic systems have to operate at extreme temperatures. Viking Xtreme 
has an operating temperature range of -40˚C to +70˚C, with a maximum pressure of 16 bar.

Traditional solenoid valves typically use either an O-ring or lip seals between the valve spool and body. The Viking Xtreme’s aluminum spool, with a specially engineered over-molded 
rubber, eliminates the problems of seals deforming or extruding under conditions of high pressure or flow. 

The precision ground-molded spool construction lessens unit complexity, increases flow rates, ensures stable seal performance in high flow/pressure drop situations and offers 
robust performance in a wide range of operating temperatures.

Viking Xtreme provides enhanced performance for a variety of mobile applications such as truck/trailer, bus/coach and rail, as well as non-mobile uses including mining, wood cutting, 
pulp/paper processing and sawmill operations.

The new Viking Xtreme is available in three versions – solenoid operated, remote air pilot, and manually actuated. With a choice of 1/8˝, 1/4˝, 3/8˝, and 1/2˝ port sizes, the series offers 
peak performance in the most rugged environments. Viking Xtreme is a robust IP65-rated valve, constructed with an anodized aluminum body, and a bore polished to high surface finish 
for maximum flow capacity and extended life. Thermo set plastic coils, stainless steel fasteners and anodized aluminum end caps complete the product package and provide durability 
and resilience. A porous sintered bronze vent plug is built-in to prevent contamination ingression. 

The Pneumatic Division designs and manufactures air control valves, vacuum products, air preparation components and specialty products for a myriad of industry segments.

Parker


MTS develops sensor for high-performance industrial servo control applications. 

MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division has developed a new R-Series SSI encoder position sensor that features faster data processing and more accurate sensing for servo control 
applications in the automation industry, providing customers with a high-performance sensor in a durable industrial package.

The new design is based on MTS’ Temposonics® magnetostrictive sensing technology and provides the same absolute serial encoder interface that is widely used in computer  numerically controlled (CNC) and motion controls in factory automation applications. The MTS R-Series SSI sensor is ideal for use in machine tool and metals production including rolling mills, die casting, punching and stamping, as well as plastics injection and blow molding, and motion simulation and entertainment platforms, particularly those that utilize 
electromechanical actuation such as linear motors.


New O-ring Gripper ORG 85 for internal and external Assembly Applications

SCHUNK Inc. introduces a new gripper to its extensive line of end-effectors, the O-Ring Gripper ORG 85. This new 6-finger gripper is the world’s first gripper that fits O-rings not only 
to shafts, but also in holes. 

Two triple jaw sets that move independently from one another and an integral stroke enable an assembly procedure without precedent, which redefines the concept of “operational 
reliability”. The O-ring no longer snaps from the fingers into the groove in an uncontrolled manner, but instead is first released from the first three fingers, and only afterwards released 
from the last three fingers. The advantage: the O-ring has no choice but to slip into the groove.

Achieving a reliable process is a frequent problem with conventional multi-finger grippers that are normally used for fitting O-rings. On the one hand, they can only manage external 
fitting (e.g. onto the shaft), on the other hand, once fitted, the O-rings are not always correctly placed in the groove. 

The clamping width of the diameter to be fitted is truly impressive, and ranges from fingernail-sized O-rings with a diameter of 5 mm to 30 times larger O-rings with a diameter of 150 
mm. The only required set-up operation is the change of gripper fingers. The stroke of the two sets of triple jaws range from 0 – 21 mm for triple jaw A and from 0 – 15 mm for triple 
jaw B.

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

 

VPInstruments now offers the VPFlowScope

This revolutionary product, measures mass flow, temperature and pressure simultaneously. The bright blue LCD display provides realtime information on all three parameters. An other 
important property of the VPFlowScope is it’s built-in datalogger. This function enables you to store your data for a certain period of time. The software, allows for following your 
measurements realtime, processing data and printing reports.

VPFlowScope: Smart, Simple & Complete:

·All-in-one device. Measuring the most important parameters at once, making extra sensors and cables redundant.
·Ease-of-use. Information on the parameters is at your disposal every minute of the day. Registers data, by merely pushing record button. And transfers data to your PC, within 
seconds.
·Modular concept. Thereby enhancing users flexibility. 
·Easy-to-install. Just mount the VPFlowScope in the pipe and you can start measuring immediately. No difficult programs to be followed.
·Cost saver. By implementing the VPFlowScope in your system, you will get insight in your energy consumption. Energy savings from system improvements can range from 20-50% of 
electricity consumption. Furthermore, costly leaks can be identified.

VPFlowScope highlights:
-flow range: 80 and 150 mn/s
-pressure: 0… 16 bar
-temperature: up to 60 °C
-probe length: 300, 400 and 600 mm
-standard outputs: 4..20 mA, RS485 (Modbus)
-mounted via 0.5 inch compression fitting (included)
-accuracy: up to 2% of reading


VPInstruments
Buitenwatersloot 335
2614 GS Delft, the Netherlands
T:00 31 152131580
F:00 31 152130669
www.vpinstruments.com

 

Compact Linear Actuator from Parker Increases Throughput

The Actuator Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) introduces the new LCB Series of compact linear actuators. The LCB Series incorporates a low friction, dry running sliding bearing carriage that provides long, reliable travel life - even at 100% duty cycle. Coupled with Parker motors/controls, the LCB Series of linear actuators offers a fully programmable, high-performance solution at a competitive cost, while reducing space requirements.

Low carriage mass and a steel-reinforced timing belt enable high acceleration and sustained velocity. With acceleration at 20 m/s2 and speeds up to 8 m/s, the LCB Series can achieve throughput comparable to linear motors at a fraction of the cost. The simple, cost-effective design makes these linear actuators ideal for replacing pneumatic actuators in applications that require tight control, accuracy and high performance.

A proven robust, reliable solution for a myriad of motion control applications, LCB Series actuators are designed to radically improve operations performance in a wide spectrum of industries including packaging, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, research & testing, semiconductor, computer/electronics and factory automation, to name a few. 

With a choice of two profile sizes available (LCB040 & LCB060), the LCB Series delivers increased throughput, high acceleration and velocity, dry running/low friction bearings for long life, lower noise during operation, high static load capacity to endure pressing forces at standstill, and short/medium/long carriages for optimizing moment-load capacity.

An external maintenance-free sliding guide, with integrated dry-film lubricant, is incorporated as part of aluminum profile to eliminate two-rail adjustments. A sliding 
carriage is available in three sizes to increase load capacity vis-à-vis pitch and yaw moments. Quick-changeable, low-friction sliding blocks ensure smooth travel motion
without detensioning the timing belt, and flex-resistant, mechanically/chemically robust profiles are compact enough for applications where space is at a premium.

The LCB Series features a generously dimensioned timing belt to assure high stiffness and accuracy. A variety of drive options are designed to maximize operational flexibility. Using two basic LCB units in tandem provides dual-axis capability. Series accessories encompass a range of electrical limit switches tailored to specific installation parameters along with sliding blocks, external bumpers, clamping profiles and T-nut/bolt assemblies. Options cover R/L drive orientation, drive shaft type (single/double), free drive shaft or as equipped with coupling kit.

The Actuator Division combines pneumatic, electromechanical, hydraulic and structural aluminum technologies to provide world-class automation system solutions across all industries.


DNCE Electromechanical Rod Actuators from Festo

Festo is pleased to announce the expansion of its broad line of electromechanical actuators to include our new electromechanical rod actuators, DNCE. The DNCE electromechanical rod actuator is a screw-driven linear actuator with a nonrotating round piston rod. For conversions from pneumatic to electromechanical automation, the DNCE is a drop-in replacement for the Festo DNC and other pneumatic cylinders based on ISO standard 6431. 

DNCE electromechanical actuators provide high precision and flexibility making them an ideal motion control solution when positioning accuracy is critical. It can be supplied as either a stand-alone mechanical axis to be mounted to a Festo or third party motor or as part of a complete Festo solution integrated with an MTR-DCI intelligent motor and controller.

The DNCE is offered with a lead screw or ball screw to satisfy a variety of performance requirement needs.
· Ball screw-driven DNCE provides higher precision and repeatability, higher feed velocities, and longer duty cycles than pneumatic actuators.
· Lead screw driven DNCE is self-braking for safety.

Highlights of DNCE:

· Motor mounting can be configured axially (A) or as a reverse parallel mount (U) for limited space requirements

· Proximity sensors mount easily into sensor slots

· Standard and custom stroke lengths available up to 600 mm.

· Repeatability: Lead screw - +/- 0.07 mm
Ball screw - +/- 0.02 mm


For more details, please visit: www.festo.com/us/ela/dnce



Festo Contact Information for publication: 
Tel: 800.99.FESTO; Fax: 800.96.FESTO
E-mail: customer.service@us.festo.com
website: www.festo.com/usa
Specific product details: www.festo.com/us/ela/dnce


Lightweight Polyethylene Tubing Now Stocked in Two Styles

Both Multi-Purpose and Specialty Needs Addressed

Southampton, PA — Now available from NewAge Industries are two types of polyethylene tubing: linear low density formula and a style co-extruded with EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate). While both are made from non-toxic ingredients conforming to FDA standards, they offer different performance characteristics. Uses include air lines, chemical and fluid transfer, food and beverage processing and distribution, pharmaceutical processing, pneumatics and instrumentation, potable water, deionized water, wire jacketing, laboratory applications, and decorative coverings.

Linear low density polyethylene tubing is a lightweight, flexible product suitable for a variety of uses due to its relatively low cost. It offers no transfer of odor or taste to critical streams, good dielectric properties, and is chemically inert, forming a good barrier to gases, vapors, and moisture. The linear low density formula provides enhanced resistance to stress cracking (over that of low density). It’s durable and stays flexible at temperatures well below 0°F.

The co-extruded version – polyethylene-lined EVA – performs much like linear low density polyethylene tubing and offers additional features. Its ingredients conform to USP Class VI standards, and it provides greater flexibility over linear low density because of the bonded EVA outer layer. Polyethylene-lined EVA may be substituted for PTFE fluoropolymer tubing in applications involving working temperatures below 100°F, which can result in a cost savings of 50% or more.

Linear low density polyethylene tubing is stocked in translucent natural color in a dozen sizes ranging from .170” to 1-1/2” I.D. Select sizes are also stocked in colors (black, red, blue, green, and yellow). Polyethylene-lined EVA, stocked in nine sizes from 1/8” to 1” I.D., is available in translucent natural. Push-to-connect fittings are an excellent match for both polyethylene tubing styles and are also stocked by NewAge Industries. The fittings, called Newloc®, are available in plastic or brass.

For more information on polyethylene tubing, contact the Fluid Transfer Specialists® at NewAge® Industries, Inc., 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 800-50-NEWAGE (800-506-3924) or 215-526-2300; fax 800-837-1856 or 215-526-2190; e-mail: info@newageindustries.com; product-specific web address: www.newageindustries.com/polyethylene_tubing.asp 


COMBO® Timer Controlled Condensate Drain for Compressed Air Systems.

The COMBO is an all-in-one timer drain with an integrated ball valve and
strainer. Installation is typically on compressors, after-coolers, and receivers.

The unit offers Quick installation benefits due to:
- The integrated ball valve strainer and solenoid
valve combination (cuts out at least one connection point).
- Dual inlet pipe connections (cuts out adapters, etc).

Technical Features
- Operating pressure up to 300 PSI
- Anti-blocking valve construction
- Voltage peak protection elements
- Unique dual inlet pipe connection
- Viton seals in the valve
- Large 4.0mm valve orifice
- Stainless steel inner valve parts

Commercial Benefits
- Quick installation
- Impossible to air-lock
- Available in any voltage
- Unique valve/strainer design
- Test feature
- Integrated ball valve and mesh strainer

For more Information Please Contact
JORC Industrial LLC.
1146 River Road 
New Castle, DE 19720
Tel: 302-395-0310 
Fax: 302-395-0312
www.jorc.com
info@jorc.com

 

Ultra-miniature M3 Threaded Slide Sleeve Valve

Beswick Engineering designs and manufactures high-performance miniature fluid power devices. 

Beswick announces the release of a new ultra miniature M3 threaded slide sleeve valve (part number M3SV-N). The new M3SV-N slide sleeve valve is another addition to Beswick growing M3 product line. It provides efficient control (on/off) of gas or liquid in an in-line configuration. The valve can be attached directly in a fluid circuit and does not require panel mounting. 

The M3SV-N weighs only 4.6 grams and, just as importantly, saves space. It is only about 20 mm (0.78”) long from end to end. The valve is a 2-way (non-venting) device. There is no preferred flow direction. Inlet can be through either M3 internal threaded port. Maximum inlet pressure is 250 psig. Approximate flow orifice size is 0.6mm to 0.7 mm (0.024” to 0.028”) diameter.

Valve materials can be brass or stainless steel. Buna-N is the standard O-ring material. Optional O-ring materials are EPDM, Fluorocarbon (Viton®) and Silicone. 

Beswick’s new M3 threaded slide sleeve valve features Beswick’s captured O-ring seal design for leak-tight sealing. It sets an industry standard for miniaturization and high performance. The M3SV-N is designed and manufactured for applications where space savings, leak-tightness, durability, and light weight are required. 

Applications include: portable fuel cells, medical and dental equipment, instruments, laboratory equipment, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, aerospace equipment, packaging machinery, industrial robots and many more. 

For more information, please contact:

Mike Donati
Beswick Engineering Co., Inc. 
284 Ocean Road, Greenland, NH 03840-2442 USA 
Phone: +1 603.433.1188
Fax: +1 603.433.3313
E-mail: mdonati@beswick.com 
Website: http://www.beswick.com


CLIPPARD'S NEW 10 MM & 15 MM SOLENOID VALVES

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. introduces a new series of 10 mm and 15 mm direct acting valves.

These new compact valves offer many features for design flexibility especially in applications with limited space. Available in 2-way or 3-way configurations, as Normally-Open or Normally-Closed, flow rates from 0.5 to 3.0 scfm are available dependent on the orifice size. Other features include highly-visible LED indicator light and manual override, quick response time, and multiple mounting and voltage options. For easy installation and versatility, select from five connector styles.

This all-new line of solenoid valves offer many possibilities for pneumatic applications that require a lightweight, cost-effective miniature valve.

To request a catalog, go to www.clippard.com/catalog or call 1-877-245-6247.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45239
513-521-4261
www.clippard.com/catalog

 

Compact Twin Rod Series Packs Superior Power in Smaller Footprint

Wadsworth, OH - The Actuator Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) introduces the new P5TT and P5TD Series Twin Rod Cylinders designed for light-duty, non-rotational and bearing-guided linear motion applications. The series completes the product family of compact, high-speed, short-stroke actuators that provide superior power in a smaller footprint. 

Designed specifically for use on conveyor equipment (stops/high-speed rejects), packaging machinery (labeling/positioning/centering functions) and assembly systems (light-duty/high-speed pick-and-place/clamping operations), the new twin rod cylinder series provides cost-effective, leading-edge technology to meet a wide range of application requirements.

With a smaller footprint, the P5TT/P5TD Series Twin Rod Cylinders feature dual-cylinder bores to deliver maximum force in a compact, lightweight package; direct mounting of multiple actuators to optimize cost-effectiveness in multi-axis systems; and unique engineering to provide an economical solution for light-duty, non-rotational functions. 

Series standard features include internal bumpers for extend stroke along with adjustable retract bumper stop. A unique T-slot allows for a wide range of mounting options including the ability to mount multiple-axis automated systems directly with no transition plate required. The T-slot also permits integration with all Parker IPS structural aluminum products. The complete series is available in single/dual tooling plate versions. 

System porting is designed to enable maximum flow rates to each cylinder bore for high flow rates in high-speed applications, along with increased throughput. Side porting is standard with optional rod porting also available on dual tooling plate models. Stroke adjusters in both directions are standard, while optional shock absorbers provide smooth deceleration even under extreme application conditions. 

Integrated sensor grooves and a standard magnetic piston provide accurate position sensing while a unique groove offers maximum LED visibility even from extreme angles. For added flexibility, the series' housing/tooling plate orientation is designed for use as gantry or dual tooling plate slide. For significantly increased load capacity, bearings are separated to extreme ends of housing/carriage.

Parker

 

We’re Very Sensitive to Your Position on Sensors - Switch Today & Let Us Go the Distance for You!

· Smallest fully self-contained inductive 
proximity switches in the world.
· Extensive range of inductive miniature 
devices.
· Sensors for extremely short lengths.
· Sensors for long operating distances.
· Complete range of photoelectric sensors.
· Large range of classic inductive proximity 
switches.
· All metal stainless steel housing, scratch 
resistant.
· Pressures up to 7,250 psi (500 bar).
· Variety of housing styles to fit all applications.
· Magnetic switches are reverse polarity and 
over current protected.
· Several housing styles for all applications

Inductive, photoelectric or magnetic. Standardized, high-performance, or special execution. No matter what your application, there are suitable sensors in the Lynch range.

View Lynch's complete line of sensors at www.LynchElectronics.com

Lynch Electronics 
1799 Argentia Road, Mississauga, ON

USA & Canada Toll Free: 1.888.626.4365
Local & International Phone: 905.363.2400
Local & International Fax: 905.363.1191

Or visit us on the internet at:
www.lynch-usa.com

For questions via e-mail, contact 
Tim Jordan of Lynch Electronics at: 
tjordan@lynch-usa.com
or call: (859) 372-6661


Humidity resistant Diaphragm Pump for Medical Technology and Laboratory 

Rietschle Thomas engineers solved the problem by using umbrella EPDM valves instead of the common but corrosion sensitive stainless steel valves. Also all aluminum parts of the 2119 are protected against corrosion by an epoxide coating. The pump console is plastic injected and gives the extremely compact pump a favourable and modern design.

The two-staged diaphragm pump reaches a free flow of 19 l/min and a maximum vacuum of -900mbar. It is suited solely for vacuum applications such as steam autoclaves, vacuum ovens, vacuum mixers and pumps for aspiration.

This new pump development from the successful diaphragm pump 2107 is available in nearly all world voltages.

Rietschle Thomas

 

Versatile Stackable Body Allows Solenoid Valve Customization

The Spartan Scientific Series 3923 solenoid valve series features a newly designed stackable composite body allowing users to stock single valve units; mixing and matching the valves with a single inlet and multiple outlets to meet custom specifications. The versatility of the Series 3923 reduces inventory and installation costs compared to conventional manifold valve series. Fully encapsulated coils, spring compensated plunger seats and a composite valve body provide long life. The 3923 is available in 2-way, 2-position and 3-way, 2-position, direct acting, NC configurations. The valves operate in a pressure range from Vacuum to 200 psi depending on orifice size and function. It is chemical compatible and operates in a wide variety of media. The coils are available with DIN quick connect pin out, wire leads or with DIN connectors installed. The Series 3923, like all Spartan Scientific products, is manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. 

Complete specifications are available on the company’s website www.spartanscientific.com or by calling 330-758-8446.

 

2 Smaller sizes for ultra-thing Angular Gripper SWG 


SCHUNK Inc. has introduced two additional sizes to its angular gripper series – SWG – specifically designed for small parts applications where space is a premium. The new sizes 10 and 12 are an excellent choice for small parts handling, from packaging to mold tending demands tighter and tighter dimensions. The SWGs stackable design answers these demands not only in sizing, but in flexibility as well.

The new gripper is available in 8 different sizes ranging from 10mm to 50mm assuring proper selection. With grip force from 0.01Nm (0.09 lbf.in) to 2.8Nm (25.0 lbf.in) and an opening angle of 15 degrees, the grippers are not only small they are powerful. The design is simple with as few parts as possible keeping production costs low and reliability high.

To further flexibility, the new economic ultra thin gripper comes standard with sensor grooves for monitoring both open and closed and an integrated spring adding grip force to the closed position. Whether used in a single configuration or stacked in a bank, the new SWG gripper is the cost-effective solution for small part handling

SCHUNK Inc.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560

 

RACINE TAKES A STAND WITH ITS NEW TECHNOLOGY

For Racine, technology keeps evolving. The company has launched its new air test stand to conduct quality airflow calibrations on gas meters. The system includes a set of seven 
sonic nozzles arranged in a common manifold. Each nozzle has its own control valve allowing a quick connection to the calibration manifold. The calibration manifold can 
accommodate wafer meters from 1/2" to 4" in diameter, along with insertion meters in a 6" diameter pipe. The complete stand can accurately measure flow rates from 0.4 to 2,800 
cubic feet per minute with ±0.5% accuracy. Sonic nozzles are internationally recognized as the best secondary transfer standard for gas flow measurement and one of the most 
precise gas flow meters available today.
The air test stand's sonic nozzles have many advantages over other devices. In a system with constant upstream pressure, sonic nozzles are a constant volumetric flow meter, but 
with regulated pressure supply, the sonic nozzle becomes a gas flow regulator. The test stand can therefore dial in a flow rate by setting the inlet pressure to the nozzle. They have 
no moving parts and offer long term accuracy and repeatability. They also create a shock wave at the throat of the nozzle. Once this shock wave exists at a fixed flow rate, 
downstream fluctuations cannot propagate upstream. This means they do not require differential pressure measurements across the nozzle, unlike other Venturis and orifice meters, 
which can lead to additional errors in flow calculations. 

Flow rate is not affected by downstream flow disturbances or varying downstream pressure (up to about 85% of the inlet pressure), but rather is solely a function of upstream 
pressure and temperature.
The software developed for this technology provides more reliable and time efficient results by automating some of the calibration process. With a set of calibration target points, the 
software controls a pressure regulator, which sets the flow rate, and monitors inlet temperature and pressure to the nozzle that determines actual flow rate. The actual flow rate is 
then compared to the meter's flow rate and the amount of error between them is displayed in real time. This error is used to calculate a correction factor that can be downloaded to the 
meter in real time. After calibration, the software creates a detailed calibration certificate that is supplied to the customer.
The combination of sonic nozzles, manifolds, and the customized software provides a test stand that is highly accurate over a wide flow range while maintaining ease of use. The air 
stands capabilities provide a new level of dependable and repeatable results on all of Racine's gas meter calibrations. 
Contact Karen Bergquist at Racine Federated Inc., 8635 Washington Ave., Racine, WI 53406. Phone: 888-572-2463; vortex@racinefed.com; www.racinevortex.com

 

Parker Releases Enhanced P1M Swing Clamp Cylinder

The P1M Swing Clamp Cylinder from Parker Hannifin incorporates many of the proven features of the standard P1M Series cylinder but adds rotating clamp capability to its notable features. 

The new P1M Swing Clamp offers a new robust, stress-proof steel bearing designed to withstand the most demanding torques. Standard design features, including flexible porting, long rod bearing, bumpers, and a three-piece bolted design, make this an innovative and durable product.

This product’s versatility helps it easily incorporate it into a wide variety of clamping applications and into markets that require a compact actuator with rotating clamping capability.

www.parker.com/pneumatics

 

Unique Online Configurator Tool for Handling Systems 
Configure Easy-2-Combine pneumatic handling systems quickly and easily

Now it’s even easier to design custom pneumatic handling systems with the online Rexroth Easy-2-Combine configurator.
Featuring pneumatic and electric components which can interface with one another, the Easy-2-Combine automation system from Rexroth offers remarkable solutions for most handling tasks. With the new Easy-2-Combine configurator from Rexroth, users can calculate and display entire handling modules online quickly and precisely. 

The configurator can quickly and easily compile a handling module (a pick-and-place unit, for example) – without any extra calculation work. As an added benefit, the configurator also provides complete documentation including CAD data for the user.

The tool is easy to use and can be accessed by anyone over the Internet. Before configuring a module, users must enter information required for design: the working space and work piece weight as well as whether or not rotary movements are necessary. After choosing the type of installation, users are presented with further parameters such as the rotation angle or the maximum time per movement. Using this data, the system works out the components while taking the mass moments of inertia into account. 

This tool saves users much of their time usually spent on complicated calculations. Users can select from a variety of gripper versions, rotary compact modules, and linear axes. Once specific parameters have been entered – the necessary stroke, for instance – the system determines all components that are compatible with one another and which optimally meet all the requirements. 

At the end of the process, a complete parts list is generated which even spans cylinder switches and fittings. Additionally, the user is given a material number which can designate the handling module as either a kit with mounting parts or as a preassembled unit, depending on customer request. With regard to project documentation, the system also produces a succinct, relevant PDF file covering the parts list, specified application parameters, calculation results, and complete assembly instructions plus CAD data. 

The configurator can be accessed at www.boschrexroth-us.com by entering Web Code US0322. After entering the configurator, users can create an account and start configuring a handling module immediately. 

Contact Rexroth

 

Techno-Sommer Introduces 3 NEW Pneumatic Linear Rail Slides Models 

New Hyde Park, NY -- 3 new series of Pneumatic Linear Rail Slides from Techno-Sommer, Inc. called the LS, LSF, and LSX Series feature compact design, high load capacity steel linear rails, and convenient mounting options. The LSX series of slides features 2 rails (9mm or 15mm) mounted on perpendicular planes to maximize the load and moment capacity. All slides feature built in stroke adjustment screws for fine adjustment of end positions. There are also slots for Hall Effect sensors on both ends of travel to easily sense the position via magnets built into the piston. The main air ports are on the side of the unit and a set of alternate ports are provided on the end of the unit to increase the mounting flexibility. Sets of unique adapter plates are also available for the slides to provide multiple axis slide combinations. The LSX and LSF series have built in mounts for optional shock absorbers for smooth deceleration at the end stops. There are 3 different cylinder diameters available providing extension forces of up to 750N and up to 200mm of stroke.

visit the Techno Web Site at: www.techno-sommer.com or call 800-819-3366 to speak to an Application Engineer.

 

 

Another Choice of Robotic End of Arm Tooling gate cutters from ACY

ACY gate cutters have wide range to choose from and they can match with your special needs. Their round-grip, square and slide types of gate cutter size from 5 to 50mm, their blade angles have standard 0, 15, 30, 40 degrees and they also accept custom made blade.

As for blade quality, it has over 62HRC for cutting hard plastic and special carbide tipped blade for cutting mixing carbon plastic.


ACY Corporation

General Manager
Tel : 886-2-2692-3150
Fax : 886-2-2692-1047

Website : www.acy.com.tw

 

Multi-Axis Controllers and Drives from Festo

High Performance Computing and Control

The Festo SEC-AC-SMLC Multi-Axis Controllers is at the center of a complete solution that can meet all of your motion control, logic, and I/O needs.

The SMLC is a fully-integrated control solution providing hardware and software building blocks that are engineered to easily plug together and work as a system. This allows engineers to focus on solving their application instead of integrating control components.

Festo offers four models of the SEC-SDD drives with continuous output currents ranging from 2.4 to 14 A RMS/phase operating at 115VAC or 230 VAC. 

These digital drives make automatic loop adjustments based on motor and load inertia settings made via the configuration tool – ServoWire® Pro, greatly simplifying servo system tuning.

The programming platform – CoDeSys - for the SEC-AC-SMLC motion controller is based on the IEC61131-3 standard which offers a suite of programming languages (Relay ladder logic, Function Block diagram, Structured Text, Instruction List, Sequential Function Chart, and Continuous Function Chart) which simplify machine development and support. PLCopen Motion function blocks are available which cover both motion and administrative functions. Enhanced function blocks conforming to the PLCopen motion block definitions together with an option to develop application specific function blocks makes the SEC-AC-SMLC Motion system a very powerful, cost effective and efficient solution that will meet all motion control & I/O needs. 

The ServoWire® digital drive (plug and play) network provides many advantages to the user. The digital network eliminates the need for multiple cables (set-point signal, encoder feedback cables from each drive, handshaking control signals) running between the controller and drive units thereby simplifying the implementation, reducing implementation time, reducing the chances of making implementation errors. It also makes it easier to troubleshoot. Access to real time data and diagnostic information via a single connection to the motion controller make configuration and performance monitoring convenient. Reduced cabling and implementation also results in reduced cost of cables and engineering. 

Highlights of SEC-AC-SMLC Multi-Axis Controllers
· Integrated PLC functionality and OPC server
· Variants with integrated Profibus® master
· Ethernet Connectivity
· IEC 61131-3 applications programming
· PLCopen and enhanced motion function blocks

Highlights of SEC-SDD ServoWire® Digital Drives
· IEEE 1394 ServoWire® drive network
· Simplified servo system tuning
· 115VAC single phase and 230VAC single/three phase
· Supports motors with both resolver and incremental encoder feedback
· Position loop update ranges up to 2 kHz

For more details on these products, please visit: www.festo.com/us/m&c/smlc

 

CLIPPARD’S NEW MAXIMATIC® SOLENOID VALVES

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. introduces the new Maximatic® line of solenoid valves.

The Maximatic® line of solenoid valves are available in 3-way, 4-way, single or double solenoid, plus various mounting options, enabling their use on a wide range of applications. 
Specified, tested and backed by Clippard, these quality manufactured imported valves are available in sizes from #10-32 thread to 1/2” NPT, and pressure ranges from 0 to 150 psig, depending on the valve and model.

This all-new line of Maximatic® solenoid valves offer many possibilities for users in the packaging industry, assembly and manufacturing; or any pneumatic application that requires 
maximum performance and maximum value.

For complete details or to request a catalog, go to www.clippard.com or call 
1-877-245-6247.

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

 

The Pneumatic Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation announces the addition of a Dual 4-Way Valve to the Moduflex Valves System Series

This valve combines 2, 4-way 
valves into one valve body. Valve modules can now be ordered as dual valves or single valves.

The Dual 4-way valve module has two independently operated valves in the Size 1 valve body. Though there are two valves in one body, there are no differences in dimensions 
between double or single valves and there is only a slight reduction in flow when compared to a single 4-way valve.

These valves can be combined with other dual 3-way or single 4-way valves of either Size 1 or Size 2 valves, without transition kits, to fit all types of applications. Moduflex Valves 
are available in 24vdc solenoid or air pilot operated versions with a universal manual override. The Universal Manual override is available as either Locking / Non-Locking, and can be 
changed in the field to Non-Locking override only, which helps with machine set-up. When the Locking override is disabled, unwanted locking of the manual override is eliminated.

Moduflex Dual 3-way and 4-way valves offer a flexible automation product for demanding applications. The Moduflex Series provides a complete choice of either stand-alone valves, 
short-build valve islands, or large valve island configurations.

For more information about the new Parker Moduflex Dual 4-Way Valve, contact Parker Hannifin Corporation, Pneumatic Division. Phone 269-629-5000 or visit us online at 
www.parker.com/pneumatics.

Contact:
Bob Buerkel 
Product Sales Manager 
Parker Hannifin Corp. 
Pneumatic Division 
Richland, Michigan 
Phone: 269-629-5000 
pdnmktg@parker.com


Rexroth announces new mini Air Preparation units

Rexroth modular Series NL1 mini FRLs feature 1/8” and ¼” NPT ports 
The new Series NL1 mini air preparation units from Rexroth are fully modular and customizable. The units are easy to assemble (without tools), and easy to install and maintain. Series NL1 features transparent polycarbonate and solid metal bowls, and a choice of 1/8” or ¼” NPT ports. Series NL1 complements the Series AS2 and AS3 (1/4 to ½ ports) family of FRLs.

The attractive Series NL1 FRLs have a rugged, die-cast zinc body. The line offers filtration choices of 5, 0.3 or 0.01 micron, plus carbon filters for odor and vapor removal. Filter drain options include: semi-automatic (“overnight”), float drain – normally closed, and float drain with overnight function. Regulators come in both single and manifoldable designs. The adjustable lubricators feature micro-mist lubrication, in which the lubricant is atomized allowing for more effective lubrication even in complex piping arrangements. An NL1 assembly can be customized with such components as shut-off valves, soft-start valves, dump valves, distribution blocks and combination filter-regulators. 

Contact Rexroth


Canfield Connector’s new 5FR and 5JR series of solenoid valve connectors incorporate full-wave bridge rectifiers inside fully molded connectors. Both series convert alternating current to direct current, reducing coil burnout due to valve sticking while eliminating the “hum” of alternating current. The low profile “straight-line” interface/cord configuration of the 5FR and the low profile 90° interface/cord configuration of the 5JR make these versatile connectors well suited for installation in many applications with space limitations. 

Both connectors are made from rugged, flexible polyurethane and have high durability housings. The 5FR and 5JR connectors come in black standard or white translucent which is available for lighted versions. The 5FR and 5JR connectors have an IP67/NEMA 6 rating and their integrated gasket design makes it impossible to lose a gasket. Canfield Connector’s Series 5FR and Series 5JR are 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.

Contact Canfield

 

Solenoid Valve Controls Flow of Ultra Pure or Corrosive Media

The 4BKR media separated solenoid valve from Spartan Scientific controls the flow of either ultra pure or corrosive media preventing premature failure on wetted type solenoid valves. This 2 way, 2 position unit has a low volume valve cavity and rolling diaphragm and won’t allow chemicals to gather or dead spots to form which might hinder flow. The 4BKR valve features a quick connect interface, allowing it to be mounted in a gang style on a manifold block and is available with orifice sizes of 2.4mm to 5.0mm and has Cv ranges from .245 to .63. in normally open and normally closed functions. The encapsulated coil, stainless tube and plunger assembly give the 4BKR a maintenance free life. The 4BKR, like all Spartan Scientific products, is manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. 

Complete specifications are available on the company’s website www.spartanscientific.com or by calling 330-758-8446.

 

Reinforced Polyurethane Air Hose FROM Coilhose


What is even better than FLEXEEL®, the best selling, most often demanded brand of reinforced polyurethane air
hose on the market? FLEXEEL max™ !

FLEXEEL max™ continues the tradition of the most lightweight, most durable, and most flexible reinforced
polyurethane air hose available. FLEXEEL max™ will still stay ultra-flexible down to temperatures as low as
-40 °F, and maintain durability up to 165°F!

FLEXEEL max™ comes to the market with many additional features not found with FLEXEEL®, and certainly
more than with any other brand!

FEATURES
FLEXEEL max™ comes in a HI-VIZ Eel Green™ color making it easier to see, even in low-light conditions.
FLEXEEL max™ comes with a higher pressure rating of 300 PSI. This higher pressure rating means even more strength and durability!
FLEXEEL max™ includes the Eel Strap ™ already assembled on the hose, making it easier to coil, store and carry after use.
FLEXEEL max™ comes assembled complete with a field-repairable reusable fitting and a 1/4" Ball Swivel Coupler™, either in industrial or automotive interchange. This ball swivel increases maneuverability at the tool and improves ergonomics.
FLEXEEL max™ comes assembled complete with a field-repairable reusable fitting and our new Air Safety Plug™, a connector which prevents dangerous "hose whip" by quickly bleeding off pressure from the hose in a controlled fashion, rather than in a dangerous sudden burst!

Coilhose Pneumatics
East / Central: 732.390.8480 • West: 503.434.5964
info@coilhose.com • www.coilhose.com

 

New Table Top Slide from DE-STA-CO

The RZA is a robust and compact table top slide. It incorporates recirculating ball bearings, machined bearing races, and quality components for a low cost to high performance ratio. It is available in five bore sizes with strokes from 10 to 150mm.

Recirculating Ball Bearings 
Hardened and Machined Guide Ways 
One Piece Tool Plate for Increased Stiffness 
Sensing of up to Four Positions 

For more information on DE-STA-CO workholding products please
call 1-888-DESTACO or e-mail cust.serv@destaco.com.
Please visit www.destaco.com for information on all DE-STA-CO
products, or contact John Bubnikovich, Marketing Communications
Manager at 248.397.6700

 

Canfield Introduces New Line of Strain-Relief Connectors

The New CanTop™ line from Canfield Connector is a series of wire bulkhead feed-through connectors featuring integrated wire strain relief and a sealing mechanism which ensures a tight fit. CanTop connectors are designed to meet NEMA 4/IP65 specifications, are corrosion resistant and are made from rugged engineered materials which are moisture and dust resistant. The CanTop series is available in thread sizes NPT 3/8”, ½”, ¾” and are compatible with wire diameters from .157 to .984” for strain relief and .157 to .709” for flex. They operate in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +100°C. All CanTop connectors are in stock and are available for immediate delivery. Complete specifications and options can be found at www.canfieldconnector.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8299 x 122.


Parker Hannifin Introduces New P5T2 Series Short-Stroke Thruster

The P5T2 Series features short-stroke, heavy-duty performance in a 
smaller footprint than conventional thrusters that use external cylinders.

Parker's innovative design of the P5T2 addresses requirements in the packaging, conveyor and assembly markets where available space is limited and loads are typically substantial. 
The P5T2 Series is ideal for handling frequent stops on conveyor equipment, tamping and pressing on packaging machinery, as well as the unloading/loading and clamping processes 
on assembly machinery.

The P5T2 Series is available in 12, 16, 20, 25, 32, 40, 50, 63, 80, and 100mm bore sizes with strokes up to 200mm. Maximum operating pressure is 1MPa (10 bar/145 psi). Primary 
features of the series include standard through-hole mounting on all sizes and available rear mounting - when special ordered - on all sizes, ensuring drop-in capabilities for a variety of 
installations. Top porting is standard, but rear and side porting are available on all sizes as well. A true rod-lock mechanism, which stops the unit in current position upon loss of air 
pressure, is available on 32mm through 100mm bore sizes.

Construction of the P5T2 thruster features an aluminum body and end caps; steel tool plate, support rods, and rod bolts; and a stainless steel piston rod. Standard nitrile seals operate 
at temperatures between -18( to 74(C (0( to 165(F). Fluorocarbon seals are available for high-temperature applications and have an operating range of -18( to 121(C (0( to 250(F).

A PTFE impregnated composite bushing is standard on all P5T2 models and provides high load carrying capabilities with excellent resistance to shock loading. Optional linear ball 
bearings provide precision operation with very low friction and wear.

For more information about the new Parker P5T2 Series, contact Parker Hannifin Corporation, Actuator Division. Phone 330-336-3511 and ask for Catalog AU03-1838/US or visit us 
online at www.parker.com/actuator/sys

Contact Parker


GSM – The New Gripper-Swivel Unit

SCHUNK Inc. introduces a new series of gripper-swivel units, GSM, which will set a new benchmark in the field of automated assembly. Many applications formerly built from individual components and adapters are now combined into the compact gripper-swivel unit GSM. 

With its slim and innovative design the GSM will fit a wide range of application requirements, while saving time and space on any automated machine. The three base swivel unit sizes can be equipped with one of four different gripper types. The GSM offers the choice of 2-finger parallel grippers, 3-finger concentric grippers, 2-finger angular grippers, and 180° angular grippers. With hydraulic shock absorbers to dampen the rotation, the GSM also has the capability of being fully adjustable from 0-180°. With the internal porting of the air supply to the gripper, the GSM will eliminate interfering contours from airlines and sensors to the gripper. 

The flexibility of the GSM unit is further enhanced by the variety of mounting possibilities. Due to the slim design of the GSM, several units can be mounted close to one another without interference. Compared to conventional gripper-swivel combinations the GSM incorporates a hose-free connection for air supply and integrates mounting of magnetic sensors in the body for position feedback on both the gripper and swivel units giving the most compact design on the market. With a total of 92 different versions with strokes ranging from 4mm to 20mm and a grip force range of 28N (6.3 lbf) to 270N (61 lbf), the GSM will be perfect for your next gripper-swivel application.

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk.com
info@us.schunk.com


New Air Services from Festo Energy Saving Service 

Learn how cutting compressed air consumption can save you money – with the Festo Energy Saving Service!

Using compressed air more efficiently helps save money. Generally, there is a potential savings of up to 35% of the energy costs of pneumatic systems through better maintenance. Festo now offers individual services to customers wishing to achieve more efficient use of compressed air.

·The Energy Saving Service covers everything from consumption and leakage measurements through to machine inspection and final analysis. 

Festo Energy Saving Service includes:

·Consumption and Leakage measurements – Analysis of consumption and leakage measurements
·Machine Inspection – pinpoint leaks; analysis of weak points
·Machine Repair – assistance in elimination of leaks of defective components
·Final Analysis – cost/benefit analysis; documentation

With the Energy Savings Service, you can expect:

·Increased Productivity – significant reduction in energy costs
·Increased Process Reliability – professional maintenance of pneumatic systems
·Environmental Protection – reduced energy consumption cuts down on the greenhouse effect

All resulting in reduced energy usage, reduced downtime and greater productivity!
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For more details, please visit: www.festo.com/us/airservices/FESS

Festo is a leading global manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components and controls for industrial automation, with 56 national headquarters serving more than 180 countries. For more than 80 years, Festo has continuously elevated the state of manufacturing with innovations and optimized motion control solutions that deliver higher performance, more profitable automated manufacturing and processing equipment. Our dedication to the advancement of automation extends beyond technology to the education of current and future automation and robotics designers with simulation tools, teaching programs, and on-site services. 


Festo Contact Information for publication: 
Tel: 800.99.FESTO; Fax: 800.96.FESTO
E-mail: customerservice@us.festo.com
Website: www.festo.com/usa

 

CLIPPARD’S NEW MAXIMATIC FRL’S

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. introduces the new Maximatic line of filter-regulator-lubricators. 

The Maximatic line of FRL’s are available in a variety of sizes from #10-32 to 1” NPT with interchangeability. Their modular design and interconnecting brackets provide flexibility and 
facilitates simple field installation and/or modification.

This all-new line of FRL’s offers an extensive list of options including; bowls, filters and bowl guards, while providing several choices of pressure ranges for numerous applications 
for packaging industry, assembly and manufacturing.

For complete details or to request a catalog, go to www.clippard.com or call 1-877-245-6247.

 

NGT Specialty Valves has introduced a new pilot-operated
check valve for applications in which magnetic interference is not
acceptable.
 

Recently, a manufacturer of medical equipment approached us looking for a
pilot-operated check valve to install on a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Machine. We modified a stock valve and removed all the ferrous materials,
replacing them with high strength materials that would not affect the
magnetic imagining. These modifications allow this valve to be used where
standard valves would cause problems. The bubble-tight feature helped
maintain position without drift and the manual release allowed the operator
to release the trapped air manually.

Available models: Stock sizes include 1/8, 1/4 and 3/8 NPTF ports, with
manual and flush manual release options. Flow controls are available on 1/4
and 3/8 models. Direct mount models can be bolted directly to the cylinder
or manifold. For more information and technical specifications, go to
www.NGTvalves.com/NonFerrousValve.html

About NGT Specialty Valves: NGT designs, manufactures and stocks a line of
load locking valves, pneumatic counterbalances, and specialty valves for
maintaining position when drifting is not acceptable, or when there is a
sudden loss or reduction of air pressure.

 

HAND-HELD DOPPLER REACHES STABLE READING WITHIN SECONDS 

Providing accurate, fluid velocity assessment without opening the pipe is what Dynasonics UFX flow meter achieves. This hand-held meter utilizes a non-invasive transducer which is placed on the outside of the pipe. Its advanced ultrasonic measuring technique contains two piezoelectric crystals within one transducer to transmit ultrasonic energy into the fluid stream and receive reflected energy off discontinuities within the moving liquid. Within seconds, the large 0.7" (18mm) LCD provides stable readings in feet per second or meters per second. 

This easy-to-use, hand-held transducer provides accurate flow readings on applications such as dredging systems, crude oil, sludges and waste slurries. It measures fluid velocities from 0.3 to 30.0 FPS with a 100:1 turndown ratio. The UFX operates on metal or plastic pipes containing liquids with greater than 100 ppm of 100 micron size suspended solids or entrained gases. The cost-effective Doppler is for closed full pipe sizes ¼" (6mm) and higher. 
Dynasonics' UFX series is designed with ease of installation and programming, almost no maintenance and long service life. The Dynasonics team is committed to continuous product development, providing for the demands of the future and meeting the challenges of all environments.

Contact Susan Pedrosa at Racine Federated Inc., 8635 Washington Ave., Racine, WI 53406. Phone: 800-535-3569; leads@inquiry-tracking.com; www.dynasonics.com

 

Parker Introduces Prestolok Plus Push-to-Connect Fittings

A new line of Prestolok Plus Push-to Connect Fittings from Parker Hannifin’s Brass Products Division feature a nickel-plated, forged brass body in tees and elbows; a smaller envelope size for reduced weight and compact installations; and an improved tube retention design. 

Additionally, Prestolok Plus swivels have been redesigned to be more compact, with reduced drop lengths and reduced swivel torque. Please note that Prestolok Plus fittings must never be used for live swivel applications.

The new Parker Prestolok Plus fittings are available in a variety of configurations, and will work with all thermoplastic tubing, including urethane, at a working pressure from vacuum to 
300 PSI and within a temperature range from 0o to +200oF. All male pipe threads come standard with a pre-applied white acrylic sealant. Optional o-ring materials are also available. All 
fittings have standard green release buttons

For product information write: Parker Hannifin Corporation, Catalog Services Dept., 
8940 Tyler Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060-2186.

Contact Parker

 

Media Separated Solenoid Valve Creates Contamination Barrier

The Spartan Scientific Series 4B23 solenoid valve is a direct acting, media separated two-way two-position dry operator valve in which the media remains isolated from the metal 
working components of the valve, creating a two-way contamination barrier. The media remains untainted by the metals in the operator and at the same time, the moving parts of the 
valve are protected from the effects of particulates and aggressive chemicals. The valve has two body ports for easy fluid connection. 

Available in 1/4 and 3/8 inch NPT connections with orifice ranges from 2.4mm to 5mm, the versatile 4B23 has a wide variety of flow and operating ranges enabling it to accommodate a 
variety of applications. Available in normally open or normally closed configurations, the 4B23 features a DIN quick connect coil or flying leads connection. A rolling type diaphragm, life 
cycle proven metal operator components and a fully encapsulated coil system ensure that the 4B23 will have a long trouble free life. All Spartan Scientific products are manufactured in 
the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications can be found at www.spartanscientific.com or by calling 330-758-8446.

 

Announcing AUTOMSIM PREMIUM, a new circuit design and simulation software for electric, pneumatic, hydraulic and digital electronic.

AUTOMSIM PREMIUM main advantages :
1- Easy to use.
2- Large component library.
3- Extended functionalities : plotting functions, bill of material, drawing export to EMF format (WORD, etc...).
4- Not expensive : 1/5 of the price of the competitive software.

IRAI
17, avenue du 19 mars 1962
30110 LA GRAND COMBE
FRANCE
http://www.irai.com/
Tel +33 4 66 54 91 30
Fax +33 4 66 54 91 33
sm@irai.com

 

Compact Electronic Pressure Regulator Now Available with Zero-Based Ranges and ATEX Intrinsically Safe Compliant

ControlAir Inc. announces the current-to-pressure (I/P) and voltage-to-pressure (E/P) Type 900X transducer is now available with zero-based units ranging from 
0-7.5 psi to 0-60 psi outputs. The Type 900X approved by Factory Mutual (FM) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) as intrinsically safe, is also now compliant with the 
ATEX directive 94/9/EC for equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres in Europe.

The Type 900X uses an innovative internal control and feedback system which provides accurate conversion of an electrical signal to a linear proportional output pressure. 
Guaranteed accurate to +/- 0.10% of span, this series of transducers is loaded with features, plus, is rugged and versatile. Output pressures of up to 100 psig can be direct/reverse 
acting, full/split rangable. Maximum supply pressure of up to 100 psig does not need to be pre-regulated. Integral volume booster provides high airflow capacity of up to 12 scfm. The 
Type 900X series is available in port sizes of ¼ NPT (pneumatic) and ½ NPT (electric). 

ControlAir’s Type 900X series is tough and versatile. Housed in a NEMA 4X (IP65) enclosure that’s ideal for remote locations and harsh environments, this transducer has a modular 
design that allows the user to wall, pipe, panel, DIN rail and manifold mount. The compact size provides for high-density mounting. Front and back porting provides piping flexibility. 
Electrical connections can be made with pigtail, DIN 43650 connector or terminal block. Calibration is simplified by the inclusion of a noninteractive zero and span. 

The 900X series can be calibrated, mounted, wired, and in operation quickly and easily for a variety of applications, including the outdoors or in washdown environments. Applications 
include valve actuation, pneumatic valve positioners, cylinders, clutches, brakes, dampers, louvers, pumps, web tensioning, flow and speed control.

ControlAir Inc. manufactures precision pneumatic and electro-pneumatic controls. ControlAir’s markets include process control, semiconductor, printing and converting presses, 
diagnostic and surgical medical equipment, robotics, quality control, automotive, analyzers, compressors, pumps and paint equipment. For more information, ControlAir’s website, 
www.controlair.com, offers full product specifications with pdf files, product CAD drawing files, and company profile

Contact: John Walsh
ControlAir Inc.
8 Columbia Drive
Amherst, NH 03031 USA
Phone: 603-886-9400
Fax: 603-889-1844
E-mail: sales@controlair.com

 

The new 2MAJ NFPA Non-Lube Pneumatic Cylinder from Parker’s Actuator Division delivers precise load holding with virtually zero backlash.

Available in 1-1/2- to 8-inch bore sizes, the 2MAJ rod lock cylinder has holding forces equivalent to 100 psi on the cap end. Other features include a manual override to release the rod during non-production activities and bolt-on modularity. This modularity affords the rod lock to be removed without affecting the base cylinder. The 2MAJ rod lock section features the same anodized aluminum extrusion used for Parker’s 2MA cylinder endcaps, resulting in a seamless assembly. Ordering the new 2MAJ is easy. Simply change the series on the order form from 2MA to 2MAJ.
Contact Parker

 

New compensation unit for medium and heavy loads AGE-S

SCHUNK Inc. introduces a new compliance unit AGE-S to overcome challenges in difficult pick-and-place applications. This new unit guarantees compensation beyond the positioning 
accuracy of the robot for medium and heavy load applications.

The major strength of the AGE-S unit is the “pick and place” application of workpieces on levels with various heights in combination with the compensation of horizontal tolerances. This 
combination of three compensation directions (X, Y and Z) in one unit minimizes the size and the weight of the unit compared to conventional solutions. It resists bending moments and 
complies to workpiece positions minimizing assembly- and unloading forces thus protecting the robot and the assembly line. Easy and fast set-up of tooling and programmed pick points 
are possible since positioning errors are compensated.

Compensation ranges of plus/minus 12 mm (X- and Y-direction) and plus/minus 14 mm (Z-direction) are standard. In addition, the unit may be fixed rigidly via an integrated pneumatic 
locking device during a handling operation in XY- as well as in Z-direction. Sturdy guides with excellent stability characteristics allow payloads from 5,5 kg (12 lbs.) up to 100 kg (220 
lbs.). The flanges of the compensation unit are standardized in accordance with DIN 9409-1 thus allowing a direct mount to the arm of a robot.

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

 

DYNASONICS CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF SUCCESS

Dynasonics' history of engineering and manufacturing products for the flow measurement industry celebrates 30 years of success. Throughout its history, Dynasonics has dealt with thousands of unique flow measurement requirements and have focused its efforts on developing a line of products to satisfy those requirements. Products include non-invasive Transit Time Ultrasonic Flow Meters for clear liquid, Doppler Ultrasonic Flow Meters for liquids with suspended solids or aeration, and insertion style Magnetic Flow Meters for clear liquids. The company's 30 year history of producing flow meters provides proper solutions for a company's most challenging application.
To celebrate the anniversary, the company is recognizing its number one selling product in the company's history—the TFXL. This Transit Time meter broke new ground in terms of price and new markets for Dynasonics. The TFXL is designed to replace mechanical flow meters in applications where liquid conditions tend to damage or impede mechanical flow meter operation. 

"For the past 10 years, Dynasonics has enjoyed tremendous success as part of the Racine Federated family. New products continue to be a crucial component to the Dynasonics strategy. From its early handheld Doppler meter to the development of a complete Transit Time flow meter line, Dynasonics products continue to deliver on the original promise of ultrasonic technology: highly accurate, non-invasive flow measurement," said John Erskine III, vice president and international sales director. 
All of the products that Dynasonics produces are designed with ease of installation and programming, almost no maintenance and long service life. The Dynasonics team is committed to continuous product development, providing for the demands of the future.

Contact Susan Pedrosa at Racine Federated Inc., 8635 Washington Ave., Racine, WI 53406. Phone: 800-433-5263; leads@inquiry-tracking.com; www.dynasonics.com.

 

The Parker B Series are compact, high-performance spool valves 
featuring WCS (Wear Compensation System) sealing system for extended life.
 
Optional sandwich regulators and overrides with a variety of voltages and coil enclosures.
Maximum operating pressure 10 bar (145 PSI).
• 3 or 4-way, 2-position single solenoid
or remote pilot. Dual 3-way
available on B3 valves
• 4-way, 2 or 3-position double
solenoid or remote pilot
• Inline, sub base, manifold or bar
manifold mounting (NPT or BSPP ports)
Detailed Product Information
Contact Parker

 

New Miniature Angular Grippers Prove Size Really Does Matter


Techno-Sommer Automatic is proud to announce the New MGW800 Series Miniature Angular Grippers, the second series of new miniature grippers, designed for use in small electronic and packaging applications. Excellent for assemblies and multiple pick-and-place applications, these miniature grippers come in four different sizes beginning at 12mm x 10mm x 26mm (L x W x H).

“The biggest advantage of the MGW-800 gripper series is their small size and ability to fit into tight spaces. They are the perfect choice for picking up small electronic components,” said
Sales Manager Costas Charalambous. “Because of their miniature size, the MGW800 series allows manifolding through the bottom mounting surface. This eliminates side air fittings and increases the number of grippers that can be mounted closely together.”

The MGW800 Series was designed to ensure maximum force and moment resistance, high-precision and play-free guides. The grippers have up to 1.1 Nm (9.7 lbf · in.) grip torque and
stroke per jaw of 37.5º. Jaw position, whether opened or closed, can be sensed through the use of magnetic sensors, providing positive feedback.

For more information about the New MGW800 Series Miniature Angular Grippers from Techno-Sommer Automatic, 
visit the Techno Web Site at: www.techno-sommer.com or call 800-819-3366 to speak to an Application Engineer.

 

Humphrey Model HKL5 Valve Compatible with Reagents

The Humphrey Model HKL5 Valve is designed for use with reagents and other aggressive liquids and gases found in typical analytical applications. This direct-acting solenoid valve is a 
compact 12.6mm wide, with a high 0.05 Cv flow rate, low 1.8 watt power consumption, a pressure rating from vacuum to 30 psig, and a working temperature range from 32o to 
+175oF. The valve features multiple porting configurations, can be used as a 2-way or 3-way, NO/NC standard fill/exhaust valve, or as a selector or diverter, and can be mounted on a 
manifold or a subbase, with custom Acrylic manifolds available upon request. 

The HKL5 features Humphrey's proven diaphragm-poppet valve design, which has no sliding seals, no metal-to-metal contact and requires no lubrication. The direct-acting solenoid has 
an isolated coil with minimal armature travel for a fast response time of 0.010/0.004 ms, and is available in 12 or 24VDC coil voltages. The valves are available in a range of porting 
options, including 10-32 UNF, 1/8” NPT, M3 and a cover for 5/32" tubing.

 

Ultra Small Proximity Switches Ideal for Strict Space Requirements

Canfield Connector’s Series 9F universal ultra small sensors are designed to fit the most stringent space requirements by fitting into any 4mm “T” slot. Available in both solid state 
electronic and reed styles, the 9F electronic version provides increased sensitivity to magnetism in comparison to competitive sensors while the reed style offers an operating voltage 
range of 0 – 120V, AC/DC, 50/60Hz. Both styles feature an indicator light that can be viewed from wide angles and a standard 9 ft cable. An optional 8mm circular connector with pig 
tail cable also is available. 

The rugged 9F switches are corrosion and wash-down resistant and are compatible with intrinsically safe barriers. Standard operational temperature range is -20° to +80°C. High 
temperature versions are also available. All Canfield Connector products are manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications and options 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

 

MTS Systems Sensors Division introduces a new option for magnetostrictive linear position sensing in extreme shock and vibration environments.


These more rugged versions of the R-Series and G-Series products take advantage of the patent pending electronic housing and sensing element mechanical suspension system first developed for the mobile equipment market in MTS'


M-Series mobile hydraulic product line. With the industry's highest electromagnetic interference immunity
and environmental ingress protection, these new products areideal for the most extreme application environments, such as those found in materials testing and the production of metal, wood and plastic products.

For more information about the C-Series sensors, contact Jesse Russell, MTS Sensors Division, at 919-677-2314, jesse.russell@mts.com or via the Web at www.mtssensors.com.

 

Beswick introduces a miniature Cartridge Needle Valve for precise flow adjustment in an extremely compact package. 

This innovative product can be used to control mini-cylinders, 
nozzles, timing circuits, filling heads, bleed vents, and in many other applications. It is designed for incorporation into manifold assemblies. Cartridge valves in concert with a manifold 
offer a smaller envelope, reduced assembly time and fewer parts. O-ring seals throughout the valve insure a leak proof installation. 

The Cartridge Needle Valve allows precise flow control due to 56 threads per inch adjustment and three degree taper of the needle. The adjusted flow remains stable even during 
temperature fluctuations as the needle and valve seat are both manufactured from stainless steel. Maximum inlet pressure is 300 psig. The valve controls flows from 0 to 1 SCFM at 50 
psig. The metal to metal seal provides positive shut-off down to negative pressure/vacuum of 25 in HG. The installation height is only15/16 inch. The inlet/installation thread is a 10-32 
external thread with an O-ring face seal for leak tight connections. 

The miniature Cartridge Needle Valve is fabricated entirely from stainless steel and it is available with a wide variety of elastomeric seals to allow excellent corrosion resistance, fluid 
compatibility and thermal resistance. 

Applications include: fuel cell industry, medical and dental equipment, instruments, laboratory equipment, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, aerospace equipment, packaging 
machinery, industrial robots and many more. 

Beswick products include: fittings, valves, quick disconnects, pressure regulators/gauges, cylinders, filters, orifices, shock absorbers, pressure electric switches, tubing, etc. 
Beswick speaks your language and can custom design products to meet your specific requirements. 

For more information, please contact:

Beswick Engineering Co., Inc. 
284 Ocean Road, Greenland, NH 03840-2442 USA 
Phone: +1 603.433.1188
Fax: +1 603.433.3313
E-mail: mdonati@beswick.com 
Website:
http://www.beswick.com

 

Specialized Gripper Expands Product Line into "Food-Handling" Business 

The newest edition to the Techno-Sommer Automatic product line is the GGL3060 "Food" gripper. Designed specifically for food-handling applications the GGL3060 is sealed according to IP69K standards, allowing it to withstand both high-pressure and high-temperature (wash down) cleanings. The Techno GGL3060 gripper has a compact form with a matching corrosion-resistant, stainless steel design. It also meets DIN 1672-2 guidelines for hygienic food production machinery, making it food safe.

This specialized gripper features jaws that swing open to a full 180º. This makes it very easy to have the gripper clear material below it. Additionally, the angular design of this gripper provides up to 33Nm (24lbft) of gripping torque and the unit includes sensors that sense jaw position.

CALL 800-819-3366 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE GGL3060 FOOD-HANDLING GRIPPER.

 

NEW Balston Stainless Steel Harsh Environment Filters

New, SS Harsh Environment Coalescing Filters are now available from Parker Hannifin Corporation.

Proven to be the best performing coalescing filters, Parker Hannifin has introduced a new line of Harsh Environment Stainless Steel Filters.

The filters remove 99.99% of oil, water, rust and pipescale particles of 0.01 micron in size and larger from compressed air and other gases. The filters are available in ¼” to 1” line sizes with flow capacities to over 700 SCFM. Constructed of 304 Stainless, these filters will stand up to the harshest environments such as hospitals, food and beverage, chemical plants, refineries and pulp and paper mills. The product line comes complete with auto drains and a high efficiency filter cartridge installed.

For additional information, contact Parker Hannifin Corporation, Filtration and Separation Division, call toll-free at 1-800-343-4048 or 978-858-0505. Fax: 978-858-0625. Parker Hannifin Corporation, 242 Neck, P.O. Box 8223, Haverhill, MA 01835-0723.

 

New Power Take Off (PTO) Valve from MEAD

A new panel/dash mounted PTO Valve from Mead has a safety interlock to prevent accidental engagement of the PTO pump which can cause severe accidents. 

This new valve has a re-set port that requires a signal to be removed or applied before the valve may be operated. 

This re-set signal can be interfaced with the vehicle’s hand brake or an alternate device to assure the PTO can’t be operated until the safety interlock is activated.

These new valves can activate the re-set function via a remote air signal or with an electrical solenoid integral to the valve. 
Since 1939, Mead Fluid Dynamics, Inc. has introduced a stream of innovative technological advances to the field of pneumatic components – including control valves, cylinders, 
specialty valves, and production devices. Visit our website at www.mead-usa.com 

MEAD, 4114 North Knox Avenue Chicago, IL 60641 773.685.6800 

 

NEW HOUSING FOR C-SERIES SENSOR OFFERS GREATER DURABILITY

MTS Systems Corp. Sensors Division has expanded its housing options for the C-Series sensors. The new housing options allow for exposed use by 
offering a new version that is lighter weight, less intrusive, and offers IP67 environmental protection. The housing allows users a more efficient and durable sensor utilizing 
no-fastener construction, which ensures the assembly will be more robust in the harshest of environments. The lighter design offers increased application flexibility, less maintenance, 
and fewer parts. The improved housing will include an increased range of liquid-level applications by enabling the float-housed magnet to take advantage of the full operating range of 
the sensor.

“By eliminating the need for fasteners in the construction of the C-Series sensor, we have ensured that the sensor will operate to its full potential in the toughest environments,” says 
Jesse Russell, Commercial Product Manager for MTS Sensors. “This means our customers will be able to add on a sensor to existing designs with little, if any, modification to their 
specific application—saving time and money.”

The C-Series Core sensor, used in the housing, is designed for use in higher-volume OEM products, such as medical devices, small cutting/fastening/forming tools, and various consumer products, especially those with extreme environments. The Core sensor electronics fit completely inside a 36 mm (1.4 in) by 23 mm (0.91 in) cylindrical package. 
MTS engineers developed Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) that allow the dramatic size reduction, resulting in a sensor that is optimized for high volume production. The 
C-Series Core sensor has a 0 to 5Vdc or PWM output available, and can be powered with a standard 5 Volt power supply.

For more information about the C-Series sensors, contact Jesse Russell, MTS Sensors Division, at 919-677-2314, jesse.russell@mts.com or via the Web at www.mtssensors.com.
MTS Systems Corporation is the world leader in magnetostrictive linear-position and liquid-level sensor technology. MTS Systems Corporation is a global operation, with facilities in the 
U.S., Germany and Japan. In the U.S., the MTS Sensors Division has an ISO 9001 facility manufacturing rugged and reliable Temposonics position and liquid-level sensors. With a 
strong commitment to research and development, product quality and customer service, the Sensors Division is constantly seeking ways to bring the highest value to customers.

Coilhose Pneumatics introduces the FilterPlug

The FilterPlug(tm), newly introduced by Coilhose Pneumatics, incorporates the features of an 40 micron in-line filter directly into the pneumatic connector, or plug. This unique, 
patent-pending design provides true at-the-tool filtration and lessens the possibility of contamination, thus reducing wear and extending tool life. Best of all, this compact unit protects 
your tools while adding almost no weight or bulk and no restriction of flow.

This item is ideal for use on pneumatic nailers and sanders, or any tool operating in dirty or dusty environments. The FilterPlug(tm) can be used on any 1/4" or 3/8" female-NPT-inlet air 
tool, and is available in the three most popular interchanges: Industrial, ARO and Automotive (Tru-flate). The unit can also be easily disassembled for cleaning or maintenance.

The FilterPlug(tm) body is made of case-hardened nickel-plated steel, the Male NPT threads are nickel-plated brass and the element itself is sintered bronze. The item has a working 
pressure of 150 PSI and a maximum temperature rating of 200°F. FilterPlug dimensions are 2 7/16" in length with a 3/4" hex.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS
• Protects and extends the life of the tool.
• At-the-tool filtration without added weight or bulk.
• Available in the three most popular
interchanges: Industrial, ARO and Automotive.
• Back pressure from the tool automatically
cleans the filter.

APPLICATIONS
• Pneumatic nailers and sanders or any tool
operating in a dirty or dusty environment.
• For use on any 1/4" or 3/8" FPT inlet air tool.

Call Your Coilhose Rep or
Coilhose directly at:
East / Central: (732) 390-8480
or West: (503) 434-5964

Coilhose

 

 

Electric rotary feed-through unit EDF for SRU rotary actuator

SCHUNK Inc. introduces a new electric feed-through unit as an additional feature for its rotary actuator SRU. This new feed-through unit will prevent twisted or broken cables connecting the end-effectors. 

Electric sensors and actuators that are connected to the rotational axis are difficult to connect. The necessary cables must either be routed to the side, in order to compensate for the rotation, or they must be fed centrally through the axis. The advantage of the latter is that the cable is only twisted, but its position is not changed. However, this route is difficult because space inside the axis is mostly very restricted.

With the new electric rotary feed-through, EDF-SRU, SCHUNK now offers a complete, ready-to-connect solution for the SRU rotary actuator. It enables digital signals to be conveyed to sensors, and power to be supplied to digitally operated actuators. Using a jumper, the EDF-SRU can be reconfigured to Bus operation very rapidly by routing the power supply and the Bus signal (e.g. CAN, ProfiBus or DeviceNet) via the feed-through. 

Connection is quick and uncomplicated, as the input and output ends of the EDF-SRU are equipped with housing connectors or sockets. For the output end, you can choose between M12, M8 or the new miniature connector size, M5.

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

 

Parker Hannifin Offers Extension to the Moduflex Pneumatic Valve System

Parker Hannifin’s 25-Pin, D-Sub module to the Moduflex Pneumatic Valve System permits use of industry-standard 25-pin cables in IP40 applications, while addressing up to 19 addresses.

The Parker Moduflex Valve System is based upon adaptability and flexibility. Users select from two standard valve sizes and assemble dual 3/2, 4/2, and 4/3 configurations in one island to meet their application requirements (10- to 100-mm bore sizes.) The single tie-rod connection makes it easy to add or delete valves, change a valve’s function, tubing size, or piloting in minutes.

The Parker Moduflex Valve System consists of two valve sizes: 0.32Cv and 0.80Cv. Both have a short 2.5-mm stroke for quick response time and a large 14-mm piston diameter for greater shift force even with dry contaminated air, and a lapped ceramic plate and slide arrangement for total sealing and long life. 

Single stand-alone valves can be employed for remote applications, individually wired valves in small islands can be mounted close to actuators, and larger valves can utilize Parker’s Valvetronic system of self-addressing integrated connectors. The Moduflex system is offered with DeviceNet, Profibus-DP, Interbus-S, ASI, and CANopen protocol.



For product information contact: Parker Hannifin Corporation, Pneumatic Division North America, 8676 East M89, Richland, MI 49083. Reference Catalog # 0600P-7/USA. Phone: 269-629-5000 or E-Mail: pdnmktg@parker.com.

 

NGT Specialty Valves introduces a New Pneumatic Dual Check Valve 

NGT Specialty Valves introduces a new dual check valve, this valve was specially designed for the Automotive Industry where trapped air must be automatically released when the production line is shut down. In the event of a pressure drop or total loss of pressure, this unique valve maintains cylinder position by locking air on both sides of the cylinder. A single air pilot signal can exhaust trapped air to atmosphere. Options include dual flow control valves for speed adjustment and manual release buttons to release trapped air. 3/8 and 1/2 NPTF is in stock and ready to be shipped the same day. Available models: D6C00EA-FL, D8C00EA-FL, D6C0MEA-FL, D8C0MEA-FL, DC6FMEA-FL, D8CFMEA-FL. Call NGT for BSPP ports.

About NGT Specialty Valves:
NGT Specialty Valves designs, manufactures, and stocks a line of load locking valves and specialty valves for maintaining position in the event of a pressure drop or to prevent drifting due to leaky spool valves. Their focus on locking valves makes them a reliable manufacturer for any valving application that requires positive locking in applications where stopping of motion is required.
For more information on NGT line of products visit the company's website at www.ngtvalves.com; or call (262) 782 -6125.


 

Pneumatic Vacuum Switch Controls Equipment and Saves Power

An all-pneumatic vacuum switch that is totally compatible with standard compressed air components to regulate vacuum levels in automation systems is being introduced by ANVER 
Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

ANVER Pneumatic Vacuum Switches feature a robust thermoplastic design with several mounting holes for integration into any compressed-air operated vacuum automation system. 
Easy to operate, users simply turn the knob to the desired vacuum level setting and the switch will control valves to automatically maintain vacuum levels in all pneumatic air saver 
systems.

Suitable for a wide range of vacuum system automation applications, ANVER Pneumatic Vacuum Switches can save compressed air by stopping the flow when the desired vacuum 
level is reached and can control auxiliary equipment such as alarm systems and warning lights. Standard features include push to connect fittings and threaded vacuum ports at both 
ends.

Contact Anver

 

Miniature Two-stage Diaphragm Pressure Regulator with 10-32 Threads 

Beswick Engineering designs and manufactures high-performance miniature fluid power devices. 

Beswick introduces a new two-stage non-relieving diaphragm regulator PRD3–ANB-C-DEF. The new PRD3 pressure regulator is the third generation of our award winning PRD series of regulators. It improves upon the Beswick original two stage diaphragm regulator PRD2 by incorporating larger 10-32 ports for higher flow and easier integration into systems. The new pressure regulator also includes an improved valve design.

The “PRD3” two-stage pressure regulator retains the major advantages of Beswick “PRD2” two-stage pressure regulator, such as compact size, light weight, precise control of output pressures from 0 to 20 psig, etc. It is roughly the size of 10 quarters stacked on top of each other. It weighs approximately 23 grams in aluminum and 50 grams in brass and stainless steel. It controls output pressures from 0 to 20 psig and is especially suited to low pressure regulation such as ½ psig. The maximum rated inlet supply pressure is 500 psig. Normally small regulators are subject to droop and rise of the output pressure setting with wide swings in input pressure however the PRD3 regulator maintains a constant output pressure despite input pressure swings. 

The PRD3 has three major characteristics that make it innovative and high performance. The device features a low-friction sensor and a proprietary valve arrangement to achieve excellent regulation. An innovative spring arrangement gives this regulator the capability of handling a range of regulated output pressures while maintaining a very small envelope. The stages of the regulator are "nested," keeping the regulator on a very miniature scale. The superior performance of the PRD3 makes it a perfect choice for applications with varying input pressures, such as with a gas storage tank where the pressure decreases as the gas is consumed. It allows other new and more innovative products to be made into a small envelop. Such products can be found in Portable Fuel Cells, UAV Aircraft, Instrumentation Equipment, and other applications where size and weight are critical.

Applications include: Instrumentation Devices, Portable Fuel Cells, UAV Aircraft, Portable Medical Equipment, Miniature Jet Engines, Toxic Gas Detection, Ink Jet Print Engines, Pharmaceutical Machinery and many more.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Donati
Beswick Engineering Co., Inc. 
284 Ocean Road, Greenland, NH 03840-2442 USA 
Phone: +1 603.433.1188
Fax: +1 603.433.3313
E-mail: mdonati@beswick.com 
Website: http://www.beswick.com

 

 

DIRECT AIR PRESS PROVIDES FULL FORCE OVER ENTIRE STROKE

A new direct air press to complement their line of Toggle-Aire® pneumatic presses for assembling bushings, posts, inserts, fasteners, and related products is being introduced by AIM Joraco of Smithfield, Rhode Island.

The Joraco Direct Air Press features a straight pneumatic cylinder for applications requiring full force over the entire stroke. Suitable for a wide range of manual and semi-automatic assembly operations, this press is offered with a standard 6” stroke, providing from 500 to 5,000 lbs. constant force, in both C- and H-frame configurations manufactured from steel plate.

Designed to let users specify a press that meets their needs, the Joraco Direct Air Press is offered with three RAM styles: internal- or external threaded 1” RAM and one with a hole for shank mount. Options include pneumatic counters, dwell timers, FRLs keyed to air shut-off, two-hand single stroke anti-tie-down operation, and custom platens and tooling.

The Joraco Direct Air Press is priced from $1,694.00 up, depending upon configuration. Literature is available upon request. Distributor and dealer inquiries are invited.

For more information contact:

AIM Joraco
Division of Automated Industrial Machine, Inc.
Andrew Lewis, Sales Manager
347 Farnum Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
(888) 889-4287 FAX (401) 232-1711
ALewis@joraco.com
www.joraco.com
 

 


MTS INTRODUCES ULTRA LOW-COST D-SERIES SENSOR 

MTS Systems Corp. Sensors Division has developed the D-series sensor, a low-cost displacement sensor with Temposonics® magnetostrictive sensing technology. The D-Series sensor utilizes MTS’ patented non-contact sensing technology with the highest possible durability in linear positioning. With a measuring range of 50-1500mm and a direct position output of 0-10V, the D-Series is ideal for plastics, packaging, and materials handling machinery that currently use linear potentiometers, limit switches, or similar technology for motion control, based on cost considerations.


“Taking advantage of MTS’ advances in low-cost manufacturing processes developed for our automotive industry products, the D-Series was created so that cost sensitive, high volume OEMs can now have access to our proven sensor technology,” says Dave Edeal, Temposonics Product Marketing Manager for MTS. “It provides the same benefits of magnetostrictive technology found in all Temposonics sensors—high durability, zero-maintenance, and most importantly, accurate linear positioning—at a fraction of the price.”
The compact D-Series sensors are capable of linearity better than 0.01% and repeatability of 0.005% and a position update rate of 1.5 kHz. As with all magnetostrictive sensors, the D-Series requires no recalibration after initial installation and eliminates wear, noise, and erroneous signal problems. These sensors are designed for original equipment manufacturers that need a durable, low-cost sensor in injection molding machines and related plastic machinery.

Each D-Series sensor is equipped with a waveguide sensing element, conditioning electronics for output position data, a protective IP 67 rated application housing that accommodates the complete modular electronic interface with active signal conditioning. The sensor can be easily mounted to machine surfaces with adjustable mounting clamps. Electronic connections are accomplished using the industry standard 4 pole socket DIN connectors. The D-Series supply voltage is 24 Vdc with 30 Vdc polarity and 36 Vdc overvoltage protection included standard. 

For more information about the D-Series sensors, contact David Edeal, MTS Sensors Division, at 919-677-2314, david.edeal@mts.com or via the Web at www.mtssensors.com/NPE.htm.

 


New at Rectus: Large Self-Venting Coupling with 10mm Nominal Diameter
A new self-venting coupling with 10mm nominal diameter has now been added to the compressed air range of Nussdorf couplings specialist, Rectus AG. The “27KE” model range includes an integrated safety function: the two separate unlocking mechanisms mean that the coupling can only be opened once it has been completely ventilated. This avoids the dreaded whiplash effect – the massive backlash of pressurized hoses. The system meets the requirements of ISO 4414 and has already proven its effectiveness with smaller nominal diameters. A further plus for the practical single-handed coupling is the resistant plastic sleeve. This not only prevents sensitive surfaces from scratching, but also makes it easier to operate in the cold.

 

 

 

Parker Hannifin’s CVX emergency-stop vacuum generator combines an emergency-stop system and air economizing features to minimize air consumption in pick-and-place applications.

The emergency stop management system can maintain the last state of air during Emergency Stop or power failure. During one of these events, the vacuum-command signal is lost, but the system can detect the presence of a part and continue to maintain the vacuum state. Additionally, if the system detects that a vacuum state is not present, the vacuum state will not continue and will close to eliminate and unnecessary air consumption.

Air economizing features are controlled by the sensor outputs to minimize air consumption during normal operations. PLC programming is not required for Air Economizing Functions because this function is included in the electrical enclosure. Optional DeviceNet™ communications are available. 

For more information regarding the CVX Emergency Stop Vacuum Generators, contact Parker Hannifin Corporation, Pneumatic Division, 269-629-5000 or visit us online at www.parker.com/pneumatic.

 

 

Versatile Integrated Timer Circuit Allows Precise Timing and Logic Functions

The 5800 Series Micro Logic Timer (MLT) from Canfield Connector makes any logic valve multifunctional. This solid state electronic timing unit is incorporated inside the standard MINI 
and DIN 43650 Form “A”/ ISO 4400, EN 175301-803:2000 electrical connectors. The MLT has a high range of adjustability, comes in a small, easily mounted enclosure and incorporates 
an interchangeable AC/DC power supply. The MLT is available in eight standard timer types with time ranges from 0.1 seconds to 33 minutes. Custom configurations are also available. 
Standard features include built-in surge suppression, 15 turn-time adjustment potentiometers, Polycarbonate Makrolon housing, a load indicator light and a 9 ft. PVC cable. 

All Canfield Connector products are 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.

 

 

 

New O-ring Gripper ORG 85 for internal and external Assembly Applications

SCHUNK Inc. introduces a new gripper to its extensive line of end-effectors, the O-Ring Gripper ORG 85. This new 6-finger gripper is the world’s first gripper that fits O-rings not only to shafts, but also in holes. 

Two triple jaw sets that move independently from one another and an integral stroke enable an assembly procedure without precedent, which redefines the concept of “operational reliability”. The O-ring no longer snaps from the fingers into the groove in an uncontrolled manner, but instead is first released from the first three fingers, and only afterwards released from the last three fingers. The advantage: the O-ring has no choice but to slip into the groove.

Achieving a reliable process is a frequent problem with conventional multi-finger grippers that are normally used for fitting O-rings. On the one hand, they can only manage external fitting (e.g. onto the shaft), on the other hand, once fitted, the O-rings are not always correctly placed in the groove. 

The clamping width of the diameter to be fitted is truly impressive, and ranges from fingernail-sized O-rings with a diameter of 5 mm to 30 times larger O-rings with a diameter of 150 mm. The only required set-up operation is the change of gripper fingers. The stroke of the two sets of triple jaws range from 0 – 21 mm for triple jaw A and from 0 – 15 mm for triple jaw B.

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

 

 

Air Preparation from Fabco!

Modern design Filter - Regulator - Lubricator items are now available from Fabco-Air.
Individual, combo, and "piggy-back" models offer the built-in flexibility to quickly assemble these
items into various configurations.

Sizes include 1/8" NPT through 1" NPT .

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New Compressed Air Coupling for the Tightest Spaces:

 
Rectus Tema 1625 - small, easy to handle and with a high throughput
Frequently operated couplings in awkward places are a constant nuisance for compressed air finishing and assembly. We have developed a new, standardized solution to this problem: the "Rectus Tema 1625" is not only extremely small and compact, but also particularly easy to handle, despite its ultra high throughput. The easy-to-grip locking sleeve is made of dual-component plastic, which benefits from the properties of both hard and soft materials. In addition, the special low force valve makes it especially easy to open and close this coupling by hand. 

Rectus-Tema Corp
NC, USA
336-495-0014
336-495-0024

 

Securely connected with QR1 fittings 
Pneumatics fittings program from Rexroth


The Series QR1 fittings feature a user-friendly oval release ring and NPT or metric ISO-G threads.

With the QR1 series, Rexroth provides a comprehensive inch and metric (ISO-G) program for its pneumatic components. In addition to the Mini and Standard programs, the complete 
fitting program also includes various function fittings. 

The perfect complement to high-quality machine elements is a range of first-class connection pieces. The QR1 (Quick Release) series includes connections for all types of applications. 
Push-in fittings are equipped with a plastic release ring that enables fast connection and release of compressed air tubing. The Rexroth QR1 series features a user-friendly oval 
release ring, making them easier to use than standard push-in fittings. The Mini design has been created for plastic tubing ODs of 1/8” to ¼” and 3-6 mm. This variety of fittings is 
completely new at Rexroth and rounds out the product spectrum specifically for the small handling sector. The Standard fittings can be used for tubing ODs of 5/32” to ½” and 4-16 
mm.

Straight, with an elbow or Y-coupling, as a threaded or push-in version: QR1 has the right solution for a variety of applications. Products such as check, ball and flow control valves 
are also included in the range of function fittings. 

No matter whether they are completely new or simply a part of the program expansion, all components in the QR1 series have several high-quality features in common: NPT fittings are 
equipped with thread sealant, metric ISO-G fittings have a captive O-ring that makes it possible to release the connector several times without any problem and with low torques. Even 
the smallest fittings from the Mini program are easy to handle, as a raised gripping surface has been integrated on the oval release ring.

Versions at a glance:
Mini 
Thread sizes: 10-32UNF and 1/8”, M3 - G1/8
Tubing O.D.: 1/8”- 1/4”, 3 - 6 mm

Standard 
Thread sizes: 10-32UNF – 1/2”, M5 - G1/2 

Tubing O.D.: 5/32” – 1/2”, 4 - 16 mm
Function fittings 
Thread sizes: 10-32UNF – 1/2”, G 1/8 - G1/2
Tubing O.D.: 5/32” – 1/2”, 4 – 12 mm

Contact Rexroth

 

Optical Disc Vacuum Cups for Pick-and-Place Robotic Systems from Anver

A new, low-cost line of ring vacuum cups and suction cups (unloader discs) for handling virtually all optical storage media including CDs, DVDs, and BDs is being introduced by ANVER 
Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

ANVER Ring Vacuum Cups for Optical Storage Media feature a full range of single cup, bellows, half ring and closed or full ring cups, molded from silicone. Designed to provide 
maximum suction while protecting the delicate coated surfaces of CDs, DVDs, BDs and other optical storage media, they are compatible with all popular robotic handling systems and 
packaging machines.

Proven effective in worldwide manufacturing processes, ANVER Ring Vacuum Cups for Optical Storage Media are offered in a wide variety of styles for use with EAM (USA), Heino 
Illsman (Germany), Gima (Italy), and Kyoto (Japan) automatic packaging machines.

 

Contact Anver

 

Versatile Electronic Pressure Switch Features All Solid State Sensing

The PSE10 from Spartan Scientific is a fully programmable electronic pressure switch featuring solid state sensing, programming and switching. The PSE10 uses the latest in pneumatic and hydraulic sensing technology and because it has no moving parts, this switch has an extremely long life. With an IP67 protection class, the PSE is perfect for use with foreign materials and anywhere high humidity is an environmental issue. An onboard digital pressure readout programmable for either conventional or inverted viewing and a 360 degree viewable indicator light make the PSE10 suitable for many applications. The PSE10 is available in versions from vacuum to 6000 psi.

Additional features include quick connect electrical connection, fluid connection of ¼” NPT or BSP, short circuit protection and either normally open or normally closed switching. All Spartan Scientific products are manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications and options can be found at www.spartanscientific.com or by calling 330-758-8446.

 

 

The Pneumatic Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation offers the Isys line of plug-in pneumatic valves. 

This full-featured pneumatic valve line, with the added benefit of ISO compliance, uses ISO 15407 standards as its foundation. Parker’s Isys line leapfrogs proprietary valves by featuring a smaller footprint, a smaller valve size, and the ability to install 18mm and 26mm size valves in the same manifold – a process referred to as “jump sizing.”

Two new valve sizes are included in the Isys family: ISO 15407 18mm and 26mm, 0.60 and 1.1 Cv respectively. Both of these sizes are available in 15407-2 (Body-to-Base Plug-in). The Isys line also features Parker’s redesigned ISO 5599-2 and ISO 5599-1 (DIN, Automotive) valve sizes 1, 2, and 3. Flow ranges in the Isys family are available from 0.6 to 6.0 Cv.

This aggressive offering represents a paradigm shift for plug-in pneumatic valves. ISO specifications continue to grow as global customers demand standardization. For years, hydraulic valves have met standards and have been interchangeable; now ISO pneumatic cylinders are growing in popularity for the same reasons.

“Customers compete in global markets and need products manufactured to global standards,” John Garbarino, Parker’ valve product manager, explains. “End users and OEMs understand that using products that meet global standards improves quality and offers them flexibility.”

Parker Hannifin has responded to this market demand with Isys, a comprehensive family of pneumatic valves that conform to ISO dimensional and electrical standards, resulting in interchangeable components. The new Isys family replaces former Parker Hannifin “F” Series and “H” Series pneumatic valves.

The company’s F3 (.75 Cv) is replaced by Isys 18mm valves (0.60 Cv), which are significantly smaller, provide collective wiring, and are competitively priced with other 0.5 valves – both proprietary and ISO. These valves are properly sized for 2.5” bore cylinders and down.

Isys 18 mm and Isys 26mm specifications include:
· Flow: 0.6 (18mm) 1.1 (26mm) Cv;
· Operating pressure: vacuum to 145 psi;
· MOP: 30 psi;
· Operating temperature: 5F to 120F;
· Power: 0.80 watt; 
· Width: 18mm and 26mm.

An F3 valve can also be replaced with an Isys 26mm (1.1 Cv) valve by installing a transition plate to F3 manifolds. Depending upon the application, Parker’s F5 (1.55 Cv) can be replaced with either the Isys 26mm or the redesigned ISO 5599 size 1. These valves are properly sized for cylinders with under a 4” bore. Parker F5, F6 (3.60 Cv) and F7 (6.60 Cv) valves can be replaced with Isys sizes 1, 2, and 3 with a fifth hole in the new ISO valve body.

Parker Isys 18mm and 26mm manifolds are available in two-station multiples that decrease the number of base-to-base electrical and pneumatic connections, reducing the opportunities for pneumatic leaks and electrical misconnections. Cylinder ports are available with NPT and BSPP. Manifold bases are available with bottom porting. 

IsysNet is the company’s network bus system, with a common platform, that is compatible with all Isys ISO valves. IsysNet offers customers preferred connectivity with EtherNet/IP and ControlNet™. Preferred connectivity reduces integration and trouble shooting time because Allen Bradley Control Logix software immediately recognizes the Isys node. Profibus and DeviceNet™ are also available.

The communication modules are NEMA 4 (IP65) protected. Implementing a standard interface to communicate and exchange data provides users around the world with interchangeable physical hardware and the software for communication between pneumatic and electronic valve components in fluid power control applications.

Isys pneumatic valves from Parker Hannifin are ideal for any participant in a global market in which end-users and/or OEMs benefit from global component standardization, including the automotive, material handling, consumer equipment, medical, and process industries.

For more information regarding the Isys line of plug-in valves, contact Parker Hannifin Corporation, Pneumatic Division. Phone 269-629-5000 or visit us online at http://www.parker.com/pneumatic/isys

 


Quiet, No-Maintenance Enclosure Cooling
Avoid Downtime with the New Alternative to Costly Air Conditioners

Vortec has just introduced its new, UL listed, Vortex A/CTM cooling system for electrical enclosures. The super quiet Vortex A/C is the all-new alternative to expensive air conditioners. Just as quiet as an air conditioner (about 62 dBA), the Vortex A/C noise level is 93% less than other conventional, vortex type cabinet coolers. Three models deliver 900, 1500 or 2500 BTUH of refrigeration, at a fraction of the size and cost of an air conditioner. The patent pending design features an integral thermostat to maintain enclosure temperatures within a range of 80° to 90°F (27° to 32°C), and is suitable for NEMA Type 4 and 4X rated electrical cabinets. Requiring only a compressed air supply to operate, the Vortex A/C quickly installs in a 1.5” knockout hole to keep electrical control panels cool, clean and protected. The “no-downtime”, maintenance-free units incorporate vortex tube technology to convert filtered compressed air into a low pressure, refrigerated air stream distributed throughout the enclosure. Refrigerated air entering the cabinet provides a light positive purge to seal out contaminants, while hot air is expelled through a relief valve. Withstanding extreme conditions, the weatherproof, corrosion-resistant, Vortex A/C will provide reliable cooling operation in environments up to 175°F (79°C).

For more information:

Vortec
ITW Air Management 
Phone: 800/ 441-7475 
Fax: 513/ 891-4092 
E-mail: techsupport@vortec.com
10125 Carver Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Website: www.itwvortec.com

 

 

NEW Electronic proportional regulator from Numatics

The E22 Series electronic proportional regulator quickly and accurately adjusts output pressure in relation to an electrical control signal. It meets requirements of industrial environments 
including rapid cycling, high flow, quick response, and repeatability; which are found in paint, welding, packaging, textile, medical, and many other process applications.

Standard Specifications: 
Minimum Supply Pressure: Set Pressure + 15 PSI (1 BAR) 
Maximum Supply Pressure: 190 PSI (13 BAR);150 PSI (10 BAR) 
Regulating Pressure Range: 0-150 PSI (0-10.2 BAR); 0-100 PSI (0-6.9 BAR) 
Power Supply:
- Voltage: 24VDC ±10%
- Current Consumption: 0.04 A 
Input Signal:
- Current 4-20mA
- Voltage 0-5VDC, 0-10VDC 
Input Impedance:
- Current < 250 Ω
- Voltage 4.8 KΩ 
Output Signal
- Analog Output 0-5VDC, 0-10VDC, 4-20mA
- Switch Output 24VDC (PNP) 
Linearity: < ±1% of span 
Hysteresis: < ±.5% of span 
Repeatability: < ±.5% of span 
Sensitivity: < ±.2% of span 
Temp Characteristics: ±.5% of span /°C 
Output Display
- Accuracy ±.5% of span
- Minimum unit PSI 0.1, BAR 0.01, kPa 001., kgf/cm² 0.01 
Temperature Range 40-120°F, 4-50°C 
Enclosure IP65 and NEMA 4 Equivalent 
Weight 1.4lbs (0.64kg) 

Features: 
Available in 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 NPT, BSPP, or BSPT threads. 
Three ways of mounting (integral mounting holes, bracket kit, and bottom mount). 
Modular to 22 Series FlexiBlok design. 
Three setable performance modes in a single unit (accurate, standard, and fast). 
Large digital display for easy reading. 
Designed to meet IP65 and NEMA 4 requirements. 
Fully ported 1/2” exhaust for optimal performance. 

 

Click here to Contact Numatics

 


Pneumatic Angular Grippers have fail safe toggle lock.

AGI a leader in motion control technology, introduces the latest technological advancement in pneumatic angular grippers. 

The Series AGA Angular Gripper Actuator features five new models that have 180° opening that is suited for applications which must be performed within a limited work area. The 
AGA-20, 30 and 40 series have stroke-limiting screws to adjust the stroke between 0° and 180°. The five sizes have a range gripping forces from 50 lbs. to 820.

When the jaws are completely opened, the work piece can be placed in a fixture without having to retract the gripper. This saves an extra step as well as the expense of another axis 
of movement. The toggle mechanism greatly increases in power as the jaws near the fully closed position and become self-locking when past parallel. The internal linkages are guided 
by two groves that run the length of the body. This will keeps the tooling jaws from loosing the center repeatability. Close attention must be made to the tooling jaws when designing 
them. Because the jaws swing an arc, the mechanism produces higher velocity at the end of your tooling during the stroke. Therefore, tooling jaws should be short, lightweight as 
possible, and flow controls are recommended. In cases where longer jaws are needed, bumpers or miniature hydraulic shocks should be used to decelerate the jaw at the end of the 
stroke. All of these units are double acting, have multiple airports, mounting locations and available with sensor options for easy interfacing to electrical controls.

AGI supplies a complete range of sophisticated automation products that include, Pneumatic parallel grippers, rotary actuators, thrusters, linear actuator slides, mini slides, tool 
changers, overload devices. Available in imperial and metric versions for flexibility of design for a world market.

For more information on this product, send for a FREE catalog today. For immediate assistance, call AGI, at (203) 459-8345 or visit our web site at www.agi-automation.com

 

 

NEW OXYGEN SERVICE PRODUCT LINE

Fairchild Industrial Products’ new line of PRECISION PNEUMATIC REGULATORS and VOLUME BOOSTERS are designed for clean, safe operation in the Oxygen rich environments. The 
Oxygen service family includes four catalog regulator models, which handle up to 150 psi supply with flow capacities up to 40 SCFM (68 m³/hr). In addition, the product line includes 
two models of Volume Boosters, with flow capacities as high as 150 scfm (255 m³/hr). These products are all Oxygen cleaned in accordance with CGS-G4.1 and fully compatible with 
oxygen rich gasses.

When your application demands high precision pressure control and a clean Oxygen rich environment, you can rely on Fairchild’s new line of Oxygen Service Precision Pressure 
Control products. 

Visit www.fairchildproducts.com or contact your local Fairchild distributor or Fairchild’s application support team at (336) 659-3400 to discuss any technical or sales requirements you 
may have for our complete line of Transducers, Regulators, Boosters, Relays or other related products.
 

 

 

SCHUNK Inc. has introduced the new FTC compliant force-torque sensor. 

The FTC sensor was designed to address the ever-increasing demand of industry to further develop 
automation systems for more sophisticated tasks. This sensor simplifies difficult automated robotic component assembly operations.

Automated processes with high inaccuracies between the tool and work-piece, moving parts, dynamic measurements of force and torque and protection of the robot and tooling are 
ideal applications for the FTC sensor. The combination of mechanical compliance with opto-electric measurement of all 6 degrees of freedom eliminates the steep rise of force at the 
time of contact making fast force regulation possible. The shift in tool center point due to compliance is directly measurable and easily corrected.

All electronics are contained within the sensor. 1kHz clock speeds even allow real time robot control. Communication is provided over standard protocols, CAN bus and RS232 or 
RS485, simplifying installation by eliminating the need for external controllers.

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865

 

 

Beswick introduces a Subminiature Pressure Regulator to offer excellent pressure regulation in an extremely compact package. 

The Subminiature Pressure Regulator allows relatively precise pressure regulation in an envelope approximately the size of a miniature pneumatic fitting. The outside dimensions are 
exactly the same as Beswick’s 10-32 threaded needle valves. The inlet port is a 10-32 external thread with an O-ring face seal for leak tight connections. The outlet port orientation is 
adjustable for easy connections. The device can be supplied in a range of configurations such as tees, elbows, crosses and manifold mount as well as a wide variety of connection 
styles such as tube barbs, compression connections or push to connect connections. 

In addition to its subminiature envelope, the Subminiature Pressure Regulator is fabricated entirely from stainless steel and it is available with a wide variety of elastomeric seals to 
allow excellent fluid compatibility and thermal resistance. The patent pending valve design allows the device to regulate pressures as accurately as devices which are much larger.

Applications include: fuel cell industry, medical and dental equipment, instruments, laboratory equipment, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, aerospace equipment, packaging 
machinery, industrial robots and many more. 

Beswick products include: fittings, valves, quick disconnects, pressure regulators/gauges, cylinders, filters, orifices, shock absorbers, pressure electric switches, tubing, etc. 
Beswick speaks your language and can custom design products to meet your specific requirements. 

For more information, please contact:

Mike Donati
Beswick Engineering Co., Inc. 
284 Ocean Road, Greenland, NH 03840-2442 USA 
Phone: +1 603.433.1188
Fax: +1 603.433.3313
E-mail: mdonati@beswick.com 
Website: http://www.beswick.com

 

Versatile Multi-Function MBT Eliminates Need To Stock Multiple Timers

The MBT Multifunction Block Timer from Canfield Connector enables users to reduce their component inventories by stocking one timer for a variety of mobile, industrial and automation applications. At just 77mm x 51mm x 13mm in size, the MBT is a full featured all-in-one timer featuring 12 modes of operation and a multitude of logic function possibilities. With a range of 12-240 volts, the MBT has a time range of .1 sec. to 33.3 hrs. and can trigger other MBT’ s in a cascade-type configuration for more complex requirements. Other features include epoxy encapsulation, Faston connectors, transient protection, on-board mode switches and adjustments and resistance to dust, vibration and humidity.
All Canfield Connectors are manufactured in the United States 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.

 

 

Breathable Air from your Existing Air Compressor

Compliance with the OSHA requirement for Grade "D" Breathable Air can be accomplished with the use of a Quality Air Breathing System manufactured by Martech Services Company.

According to Tom Wright, Director of Sales and Marketing, when placed near the point of use, a Quality Air Breathing System will work with the existing compressed air supply. The four stage filtration, filters the air, and the on board carbon monoxide monitor continuously monitors the air quality for compliance with current OSHA standards.

"Quality Air Breathing Systems are by design, the affordable solution to providing the breathable air required to protect painters, blasters, and welders" Wright said. "Complete systems designed to fit the users facilities and needs, to include hoods, masks, and hoses are also available."

With the ever increasing awareness and need to properly protect workers while working in contaminated air spaces, the systems are designed for multiple users and ease of use. Systems are capable of supporting two or more persons at the same time. Accessories can even increase or decrease the temperature of the air supply for improved user comfort.

Major corporations look to Martech Services Company for their air supplied sytem needs. National dealer equipment programs and major paint manufacturers, alike, have chosen Martech as their preferred source. Additionally, each system is backed by a one year warranty and supported by a toll free sales and service, telephone support staff, around the clock, 7 days a week. 

More information on Quality Air Breathing Systems can be obtained by calling Martech Services Company at 800/831-1525.

Tom White
Martech Services Company
PO Box 7079
Mazeppa, MN 55956
Tele: 507-843-4700
Fax: 507-843-4953

 

Humphrey Introduces New Compact Flat Armature "Spider" Valve

Humphrey Products Company has introduced a new line of compact flat armature Spider Valves offering practically frictionless movement, high life cycle and a fast response time. The valves are available in 2-way and 3-way configurations, in three sizes: 7mm, 15mm and 21mm, and are designed for insertion into a sub base or custom manifold. These valves are significantly smaller than competitive valves, and their 1/2-watt current consumption makes them ideal for a range of applications requiring a compact, low current consumption valve.


Instead of having a plunger that moves through a coil, Humphrey Spider Valves have a flat armature that is pulled against the magnetic yoke in the energized position. The flat armature is fastened together with a leaf spring that presses the integrated sealing element against the valve seat in the de-energized position. Flat armature valves have a very low- mass armature, enabling switching times in the microsecond (ms) range.

P.O. Box 2008
Kalamazoo, MI 49003 
1.800.477.8707

 

 

Economy In-Line Lubricator

Protect expensive air tools and keep them operating at peak performance with Coilhose's new economically-priced In-Line Lubricator. In many applications, oil from an air system's 
lubricator never reaches the tool, resulting in damage to the tool. Coilhose's new In-Line Lubricator helps to guard against this. The Lubricator is compact and lightweight so it can be 
installed at the tool, directly delivering the appropriate lubrication.

Features and Benefits
• Protects expensive air tools by providing a continuous level of lubrication directly to the tool
• Eliminates any guesswork by automatically administering oil to the tool
• Lightweight and compact so it won't interfere with tool operation
• Clear casing allows users to easily monitor oil levels 
• Low cost method of ensuring the tool's internals are coated and lubricated for maximum performance.

Applications
• For use with impact guns, air wrenches, body shop air tools and piston-type nailers.

Click here for more information from Coilhose

 

 

Automated Flow Controller for Gas Chromatography Applications Eliminates Thermal Drift and Manual Adjustments

Parker Hannifin announces the release of the VSO-GC™, an electronic pressure control module that enables companies with gas chromatography applications to electronically maintain 
constant column pressures and split flow rates. 

The closed loop control of the VSO-GC eliminates drift and temperature-induced pressure changes often found in mechanical regulators. It also allows elimination of time-consuming 
manual pressure adjustments and facilitates rapid and simplified GC set-ups. 

The VSO-GC is available in 2 GC specific versions; The “GC” is configured to tightly control column head pressure, while the “SF” is configured as a split flow controller. 

Available in standard pressure ranges from as low as 0-2 psig, up to 0-150 psig, the VSO-GC can be powered by 12 -30 VDC, with a 0-5 VDC control signal and the monitor output. It 
has a maximum supply pressure of 150 percent of pressure transducer rating and offers pressure accuracy to 0.2% FS typical. 
The VSO-GC is part of a complete suite of electronic pressure control devices and is available now from Parker Life Sciences. 

www.parker.com/lifesciences.

 


Bimba’s High Flow Booster Just Got Bigger

Bimba Manufacturing announces the introduction of the High Flow Booster 2:1 in a new, larger 4-inch bore size. Previously available only in a 2-inch bore, the High Flow Booster is 
designed to double the air pressure input, thus increasing the output force of the cylinder. Even with a 4-inch bore, the High Flow Booster is well-suited for applications with limited 
space due to its compact design. 

More information on the 4-inch bore size High Flow Booster is available at Bimba’s “Solution’s Shop” microsite, www.bimba.com/solutionsshop/highflow2.asp. 

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 Bimba’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.

For more information regarding the High Flow Booster and other Bimba products, please contact product manager Thomas Kane by phone at 
(708) 534-8544 or by email at kanet@bimba.com

 

 

New Fieldbus Capable Valves from Numatics

Modular reality, plug together flexibility in design! 4-way solenoid air pilot actuated valves. Available in manifold mount. Supported electronic interface/bus protocols include DeviceNet, Allen-Bradley, Remote I/O, and Profibus.

Standard Specifications: 
Cv: 3.5 
Port Sizes: 3/8, 1/2 NPTF & G Tap 
5 ported, 2 and 3 position, 4-way, spool & sleeve 
Flow Capacity: 161 SCFM @ 80 PSIG / 3500 NI/m @ 6 bar 
Operating Pressure Range: 28" Hg. Vacuum to 145 PSIG / Vacuum to 10 bar 
Pilot Pressure Range: 26.1 to 120 PSIG / 1.8 to 8.2 bar 
Temperature Range (Ambient): -10°F to +115°F / -23°C to +46°C 
Features: 
Fieldbus Electronics and I/O Capable 
Solenoid air pilot actuated 
Low wattage plug-in 2.5 watt for DC applications 
DC solenoids polarity insensitive with surge suppression 
Plug together circuit boards eliminate internal wiring 
Integral recessed gaskets 
Simple conversion from internal to external pilot supply 
Modular plug-together Fieldbus electronics 
Designed to meet NEMA 4/IP65 
Manifold connection allows disassembly at any station 

Numatics
103 Sam Watkins Boulevard
Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474
(615) 771-1200 - telephone
(615) 771-1201 - fax
www.numatics.com

 

 

Spartan Scientific Announces New Solenoid Valve 
Designed For Food Service and Processing Applications
 

Spartan Scientific, a manufacturer of standard and custom-designed solenoid valves, has introduced their newest product, the 3B23. The 3B23 solenoid valve is designed for use in food service and processing applications that require media-separation. The 3B23 is compatible with a variety of media types such as water and chemicals which are contained within a valve cavity made with FDA-approved materials preventing any contact with the metal components of the solenoid operator.

The 3B23 can provide flow rates up to 1.5 gpm and is extremely cost-effective featuring a long-life solenoid which incorporates a fully encapsulated coil with a stainless steel plunger and tube assembly. Available in a normally- closed configuration, the 3B23 employs a rolling diaphragm enabling operating pressures up to 150 psi with orifice sizes ranging from 0.6 mm to 2.0 mm. Other features include availability in all standard voltages, a standard 6.5 watt coil, a single in-line valve body with metal reinforced 1/8” NPT threads as well as an ultra 
small volume and simple flow path for clean switching. The 3B23, like all Spartan Scientific products, is manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. 
Complete specifications are available on the company’s website www.spartanscientific.com or by calling 330-758-8446
.

 

New Product Expansion to Series of Stainless Steel Pneumatic Regulators 
and Filter Regulators 


ControlAir Inc. announces a major product expansion to their line of Stainless Steel Pneumatic Regulators and Filter Regulators. The expansion 
includes adding an automatic drain option, a low temperature option for “arctic” applications, and a new Stainless Steel Filter. The Type 350/360/370SS Series was designed to 
withstand the harshest environments while providing highly accurate pressure regulation and filtration. 

The 316 stainless steel housing and filter assemblies and the fluorocarbon diaphragm construction make the Type 350/360/370SS Series compatible with sour gas and adaptable to off 
shore environments. The Type 350/360/370SS Series meets all NACE standard MR-0175 requirements for corrosive resistance. Low initial cost and minimal air consumption make 
these units economical to buy and operate. The Type 350/360SS Series also provides extremely accurate and repeatable control of gas pressure. To maximize performance, 
oversized valving helps the regulators achieve high flow rates with minimal pressure drop. A tapped exhaust port permits remote venting of hazardous gases. A low air consumption 
rate of 4 SCFH (0.1 m3/hr) ensures economical operation. The Type 370SS Filter removes solid and liquid particles down to 25 micron (5 micron option), producing clean compressed air.

The Type 350/360SS Series is designed to provide instrument quality air to valves, pneumatic controllers, transmitters, transducers, valve positioners, air cylinders, and a wide range 
of pneumatic control systems. Applications include oil and gas processing, both on and offshore; food; pulp and paper; pharmaceutical processing; pollution control; wastewater 
treatment and research projects.

The Type 350SS Stainless Steel Filter Regulator is available in ¼” NPT and ½” NPT porting. The Type 360SS Stainless Steel Regulator is available in ¼” NPT. There is a choice of four 
output ranges that provide outputs up to 150 psig (10 BAR). Maximum supply pressure is 290 psig (20 BAR). Two ¼” NPT gauge ports are included. Low temperature operation for 
“Arctic” applications ranges from -580F to +1940F (-500C to +900C ). An optional automatic float operated drain is available with 1/8” NPT connection for the Type 350 and Type 370 
series. Optional hardware is offered that allows direct, inline or panel mounting.

ControlAir Inc. manufactures precision pneumatic and electropneumatic controls. ControlAir’s markets include process control, semiconductor, printing and converting presses, 
diagnostic and surgical medical equipment, robotics, quality control, automotive, analyzers, compressors, pumps and paint equipment. For more information, ControlAir’s website, 
www.controlair.com, offers full product specifications with pdf files, product CAD drawing files, and company profile.

Contact: John Walsh
ControlAir Inc.
8 Columbia Drive
Amherst, NH 03031 USA
Phone: 603-886-9400
Fax: 603-889-1844
E-mail: sales@controlair.com
Website: http://www.controlair.com 

 

Endurance Technology From TOL-O-MATIC Extends Life of Rodless Cylinders

TOL-O-MATIC Inc., announces Endurance Technology innovations for their BC Series of pneumatic band cylinders. Endurance Technology assures that every TOL-O-MATIC Band Cylinder is designed for long life in the most demanding applications. Four complete lines of Rodless band cylinders, including the BC4, BC2, BC3 and BC3D, deliver peak performance for a range of industrial load requirements. 

“BC Series cylinders are built for durability. Only the highest quality materials are used for a more cost effective and longer lasting solution,” said Cory Danks, Tol-O-Matic Product Manager. 

BC Series cylinders feature a patented stainless-steel band, rigid extruded aluminum tube and internal air cushioning. In addition, the load is supported through the entire stroke, keeping seal wear to a minimum. 

Endurance Technology makes BC Series cylinders ideal for a variety of demanding applications. For example, the BC4 features a patented floating bearing system that is self-lubricating and runs the entire length of the carrier for maximum bearing surface. And a durable, engineered resin piston offers 50% greater bearing area. The engineered resin load bearings and independent piston featured in the BC2 offer consistently low friction for longer wear and seal life. The BC3 also offers a longer seal life and less friction—even with changing load orientation—and a recirculating ball bearing system supports the load for consistent performance. The BC3D includes a heavy-duty 180º carrier that wraps around the housing for higher moment load capacity and a larger load-mounting surface 
TOL-O-MATIC Band Cylinders are used in a wide variety of applications in the packaging, automotive, food and beverage, material handling & conveying, plastic injection molding, metal processing, paper & textiles, medical, electronics and printing industries. 
TOL-O-MATIC, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer with sales representation throughout the world.

 TOL-O-MATIC has been designing and building high quality linear motion control products for over 50 years. For more information, contact: Tol-O-Matic, Inc., 3800 County Road 116, Hamel, MN 55340 Phone: 800-328-2174 Fax: 763-478-8080 or www.tolomatic.com 

 


Schunk Introduces the PZV 4-Finger Concentric Gripper

SCHUNK Inc. introduces a new series of 4-finger centric grippers known as PZV. Currently, 2- and 3-finger grippers cover most industrial and automation handling tasks. They offer high positioning accuracy when gripping coplanar cylindrical work pieces. 4-finger grippers are required if cylindrical work pieces are palletized in a grid. In the case of a 3-finger gripper, however, at least one of the fingers interferes with a neighboring component. The PZV takes advantage of the given space at the quadrants of the work pieces with its four fingers. The PZV gripper is ideal for these applications.

To make the PZV versatile during other applications, you can use it as a parallel gripper for clamping different parts by mounting two different sets of fingers. This eliminates the need to change tooling, while also reducing setup time. The PZV is available in 4 sizes and achieves grip forces from 580 N (130 lbf) to 7,100 N (1,600 lbf). With strokes ranging from 6 mm to 25 mm per finger, the PZV has the capability to cover a large range of work pieces.

The PZV is built with proven technology from the 2-finger PGN-plus and 3-finger PZN-plus grippers using the serrated jaw design. The serrated jaw design and the proven wedge hook system gives these grippers a higher moment capacity, thereby allowing higher accelerations and heavier workpiece weight. SCHUNK has also provided mounting for inductive proximity sensors with fully adjustable targets and integrated mounting of magnetic switches.

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com

 


MTS Introduces World's Highest Performance Magnetostrictive Position Sensor

Building on its next-generation Temposonics® design platform, MTS Sensors introduces the
new R-Series Synchronous Serial encoder (SSI) Interface
position sensor. The latest development in magnetostrictive
position sensing combines design and manufacturing
enhancements resulting in the world's fastest and most accurate
magnetostrictive position sensor.

For more information on Temposonics NEMA 4X housing, please contact: MTS Systems Corp, Sensors Division, 3001 Sheldon Drive, 
Cary, NC 27513. Phone: (919) 677-0100. E-mail sensorsinfo@mts.com or visit their web site at http://www.mtssensors.com.

 

 

Rapid Prototypes in Days with Parker OEM Manifold Assemblies and Subsystems 

Parker Life Sciences offers OEMs rapid prototypes for complex or densely populated pneumatic assemblies at significant cost savings over traditional aluminum or acrylic machining methods. 

Using formed and bonded plastic layers created through a proprietary cast urethane process, Parker engineers can build manifolds that accommodate irregular boundary forms and shapes and offer OEMs a high range of freedom with the z-axis. This process also allows Parker to create manifolds with integrated accessories such as valves, fittings, pumps, reservoirs, and accumulators, while optimizing fluid pathways for flow and preventing potential leaks.

“The most significant aspect about having a rapid prototype in days rather than weeks is that companies can begin characterizing pneumatic response, flow, and performance very early in the design cycle,” says Robert Howard, sales and marketing manager for Parker Life Sciences. “This means they can develop a feature-rich assembly and ultimately bring their application to market faster than with standard machining practices. Parker’s plastic manifold technology accommodates design changes and revisions easily and inexpensively, and the integrated accessories reduce the Bill of Material part count, keeping operations lean.”

Beginning with a detailed pneumatic schematic, Parker develops the drawings, prototypes and production assemblies to create manifolds that meet stringent packaging constraints and performance requirements.

Parker Life Sciences, a business unit within Parker Hannifin, brings leading motion control and fluidic control solutions together for life sciences applications. Parker products, sub-systems, and systems are integral to the world’s drug discovery, bioanalytical, and medical instrumentation. From miniature solenoid valves to highly integrated automation systems, Parker Life Sciences develops solutions that help OEM instrument builders speed their products to market faster and lower their overall cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.parker.com/lifesciences.

 


More than just air cylinders!


AirCylindersDirect.com is proud to announce the release of our new line of directional control valves. Our valve offering includes line mounted, hand lever, and foot pedal valves. We also offer all appropriate valve accessories as well. Again, this is just another example of why AirCylindersDirect.com is The Online Answer to Air Applications. 

AirCylindersDirect.com
1-866-404-5300 – telephone
sales@AirCylindersDirect.com 
www.AirCylindersDirect.com

 

 

Pneumatic Rotary Actuator with Flange Stop Design

AGI a leader in motion control technology, introduces the latest technological advancement in pneumatic rotary actuators. AGI offers a new Flange Stop Design to reduce internal drive 
component wear.


The Series AGR Rotary Actuator features extremely ultra thin profile and bearing supported flange provide an extremely compact package for tight space applications. Payload can be  connected directly to the flange without the need for extra bearing support.

 
AGI offers a full line of pneumatic rotary actuators, here are five sizes available with manifold, mid stop and sensor options. All rotary actuators are rack and pinion design and 
incorporate output flange hard stop. The features of this design include high torque from a compact configuration. 


The units are hi torque due to cross porting the two piston bores this makes the Rotary Actuator operate with zero backlash at the end of rotations for precise rotary positioning. Because of their constant torque output and resistance to drift, they are often used for precision control. The ultra-thin pneumatic rotary actuators have a dowel pin embedded in the body and two internal hard stops in the output flange that eliminate pinion breakage. This allows for higher cycle speeds and heavier payloads than comparable units on the market. 
Torque output ranges from 7in-lbs to 310 in-lbs. @ 100 psi. 

The Series AGR Rotary Actuator is available in five bore sizes (.5, .75, 1.0, 1.25 and 1.625 inch) with two standard rotations (90 and 180 deg.). All units feature standard angle adjustment of +/-5 degree in each direction with the adjustable hard stops. Standard port flow controls provide accurate control of rotation speed. Optional switch kits allow the use of inductive proximity switches for easy interfacing to electrical controls.


AGI supplies a complete range of sophisticated automation products that include, parallel grippers, rotary actuators, thrusters, linear actuator slides, mini slides, tool changers, overload 
devices. Available in imperial and metric versions for flexibility of design for a world market.

For more information on this product, send for a FREE catalog today. For immediate assistance, call AGI, at (203) 459-8345 or visit our web site at www.agi-automation.com

 

Beswick Introduces the world’s smallest M3 Threaded Quick Disconnects! 

Beswick Engineering announces the release of a new ultra-miniature M3 threaded quick disconnect assembly. The assembly is comprised of a brass internal end and a stainless steel 
external end. The entire assembly weighs only 3.4 grams. The internal end is designed with an automatic shut-off valve and a M3 internal thread. It is only about 16.7 mm long and has 
a 6mm hexagonal body. The external end is designed with a M3 external thread and includes a captured O-ring seal for leak-tight connection. It is only about 11mm long and has a 5mm 
hexagonal body.

Beswick’s new M3 threaded quick disconnects set an industry standard for miniaturization and high performance. They are designed and manufactured for applications where space, 
leak-tightness, durability, and light weight are required. Applications include: medical and dental equipment, instruments, laboratory equipment, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, 
aerospace equipment, packaging machinery, industrial robots and many more. 

In addition to the new M3 threaded ultra-miniature quick disconnect Beswick offers several other types of miniature quick disconnects. These include: snap type, screw type, single 
line, single shut-off, double shut-off, threaded and barbed connections, and multi-line configurations. The multi-line versions provide exceptionally quick connections while also insuring 
proper orientation. 

Beswick Engineering designs and manufactures high-performance miniature fluid power components, including: fittings, valves, quick disconnects, pressure regulators/gauges, 
cylinders, filters, orifices, shock absorbers, pressure electric switches, tubing, etc. Beswick speaks your language and can custom design products to meet your specific 
requirements. For more information, please contact:

For more information, please contact:

Applications Engineers
Beswick Engineering Co., Inc. 
284 Ocean Road, Greenland, NH 03840-2442 USA 
Phone: +1 603.433.1188
Fax: +1 603.433.3313
E-mail: besales@beswick.com 
Website: http://www.beswick.com

 


Plug-in and Go - New ISO 15407-2 pneumatic valve from Rexroth

New Rexroth CD26-PL pneumatic ISO valve features compact size and multiple connection options
The plug-in style CD26-PL valve offers a compact valve (26 mm width) manifold system with flows up to 1.01Cv for use in a wide array of automation tasks. 

The CD26-PL is a new pneumatic ISO plug-in valve manifold system from Rexroth. In accordance with ISO standard 15407-2, the simultaneous pneumatic and electrical connection for the valve is done on the base plate. The design concept is based on the proven CD01 modular system. The CD26-PL has a width of 26 mm. The advantage of this plug-in solution is the ability to exchange the valves faster, easier, and safer. Adding to the flexibility of the line, are manifold threaded ports being available in both NPT and ISO-G (BSPP). Valve functions include single and double solenoid plus unique double 3/2 valves, allowing two functions from the same valve position, saving space and expense. Sandwich regulators are available for lateral and vertical stacking. 

The new valve manifold system can be used in all areas that require standardized ISO valves, such as the packaging industry, automotive industry, for machine tools, and in the printing and paper industries.
The system is available in a multi-pin plug version with a D-sub connector. Using this type of connection, the CD26-PL can be directly combined with the BDC, VDS, and DDL bus systems from Rexroth. Available bus protocols include PROFIBUS DP, CANopen, DeviceNet, INTERBUS S, and ControlNet. Even an Ethernet connection via the Ethernet I/P protocol is possible. 

Bosch Rexroth

 

VPFlow Terminal 2006 Getting insight in your energy usage.

For measuring compressed air, energy monitoring and leak detection the VPFlow Mate is frequently employed on a worldwide bases. Often it is used in combination with the 
VPFlow Terminal, so data from the VPFlowmate can be read on a convenient location. After all, a pipeline network is not always very accessible.

The VPFlow Terminal has been given a brand new and robust housing; shock-, dust- and waterproof! With the backlit display you can read out actual and total flow. For more ease of 
use, you can choose a built in data logger, to store the data for a certain period of time. With the VPSuite software program, you can read the data on your PC and print reports.

If you want to get insight in your energy usage and thereby reducing energy costs, VPInstruments offers a complete package. With our products measuring, storing and processing data, is like taking a walk in the park.

www.vpinstruments.com  info@vpinstruments.com


Specs:
Input voltage: 90..230 VAC
Housing: Painted aluminum IP65, or suitcase
Display: 2 x 8 LCD, backlit
Data logger: compact flash data storage, 64 Mb
Inputs: VPFlowmate input and optional pressure sensor input

 

 

The MPG5 Series gripper from Numatics is designed for pick & place of small pieces. 

The cutting edge design of the MPG5 allow for manifold mounting a series of MPG5’s in line without the concerns of space for fittings or airlines. Another unique feature of the MPG5 is the dual-purpose purge port that is part of every gripper. This feature facilitates use of the MPG5 in some clean room applications and very dirty environments.. 
Features: 

Shielded design for long service life. 
High grip force to weight ratio. 
Top porting allows units to be manifold mounted eliminating air fittings. Side and Top porting standard. 
Purge port will evacuate any contaminates from inside for a clean room environment. When pressurized the purge will keep debris from entering unit in dirty environments. 
Jaws are aluminum bronze alloy and T-Slot style to prevent jaw breakage.

Numatics
103 Sam Watkins Boulevard
Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474
(615) 771-1200 - telephone
(615) 771-1201 - fax
www.numatics.com

 

New electronics for PowerCube modules: 32-bit technology for the most sophisticated motion control applications!

SCHUNK introduces a new generation of PowerCube models to the market. All the modules are equipped with unbeatable 32-bit technology, high-precision measurement of the motor current and reduced heat emission – and all at minimal space requirements! Especially the accuracy of the motor current measurement, means that the modules are now also suitable for adaptive-force applications. The entire product range – from servo-electric grippers, rotary actuators and pan-tilt units through motors with integrated position control to linear drive axes – all benefit from this innovation. 

So far, the concept of modular robotics is unique. The PowerCube modules can be combined in a modular fashion as basic elements. Intelligence that is integrated in the modules, universal communication interfaces and single-cable technology ensure that they can be incorporated rapidly and easily in existing servo-controlled concepts. Since the individual modules can be combined as desired, a huge variety of structures, portal systems and applications can be achieved. 

As a competent partner, amtec robotics has been part of the SCHUNK group since 2003. The innovative technology of the PowerCube modules already forms the basis of numerous applications in the fields of measuring and testing robotics, quality assurance, laboratory automation, sensor systems, service robotics and flexible robot technology.

Technical data of “New Electronics”

Input voltage range: 
18 – 30 V (logic) 
22 – 48 V (power) 

Connections: 
Connection of absolute encoders with SSI and Endat interface now also possible

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com

 

 

Dyla-Trol Valves from MEAD Provide Precise-metering for Control of Cylinder Motion

Dyla-Trols inline flow controls provide smooth laminar flow with maximum precision adjustment. These controls offer fast resetting and dependable repeatability with each cycle, enabling the user to fine tune the speed of cylinders with precise metering.

The compact inline design makes flow setting and plumbing easy.

Fine tune the speed of your cylinders with precise-metering Dyla-Trol® valves. No other flow control provides such accurate control of cylinder motion and they are ideal for use wherever air or oil flow is to be controlled.
Since 1939, Mead Fluid Dynamics, Inc. has introduced a stream of innovative technological advances to the field of pneumatic components – including control valves, cylinders, specialty valves, and production devices. Visit our website at www.mead-usa.com 

 

 

 

New VA01 Valve Series Eliminates the Need for Double Valves when Centralized Vacuum Systems Are Used

Parker Pneumatic Division’s VA01 Series of valves for vacuum applications is ideal for high-speed pick-and-place systems that incorporate a centralized vacuum system and low-vacuum flow applications.

With a solenoid response times of 5 msec, Parker's VA01 eliminates the need for two three-way valves when centralized vacuum systems are used in conjunction with part blow-off. The VA01 poppet control valve features a vacuum valve and adjustable blow-off valve with an atmospheric-release mechanism in a single body. 

The atmospheric-release mechanism reduces variation of breaking time; overshoot of blow-off and overall cycle time in such high-speed applications as chip testing. Parker’s 10-millimeter-wide VA01 Valve Series can be mounted as a single valve on multiple valve station manifolds. The VA01 Valve Series, together with the MC3 High-Speed Integrated Generator Series, create a winning combination for any high-speed vacuum pick-and-place application 

For product information write: Parker Hannifin Corporation, Catalog Services Dept.,
8940 Tyler Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060-2186. www.parker.com

 


Vacuum Cup Suspensions: Gentle Touch Protects Delicate Loads

A full line of vacuum cup suspensions and bellows-style suction cups that are designed for “soft touch handling” in pick-and-place automation systems is available from ANVER Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

ANVER Soft-Touch Vacuum Cup Suspensions feature spring suspensions made from stainless steel and a wide variety of bellows-style vacuum suction cups for gently handling delicate loads with minimal force. Compensating for variations in object height, these spring-loaded suspensions and cups absorb shock and provide constant pickup pressure for optimum load control.

Available in 10 sizes from 1.14” H to 6.61” L with 0.20” to 2.8” travel, ANVER Soft-Touch Vacuum Cup Suspensions can be supplied in non-rotating versions for handling loads that must retain their orientation. Suitable for a wide range of automation systems and packaging machinery, they can be equipped with snap-on fittings and round or rectangular suction cups.

ANVER Soft-Touch Vacuum Cup Suspensions and suction cups are priced according to size, style, and quantity. Samples and literature are available upon request.

For more information contact:

ANVER Corporation
Mark Laycox, Group Manager
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500 FAX (978) 568-1570

www.anver.com

 


Bimba Releases New Rodless Band Cylinder – The Bimba Ultran Band™

Bimba Manufacturing introduces a new Rodless cylinder solution, the Bimba Ultran Band. This new product addresses the unique sealing challenge of a mechanical piston/yoke connection and can be used in a variety of applications such as door opening, material handling/conveying, packaging and palletizing. 

Bimba product manager, Thomas Kane, said the sealing system’s performance is what differentiates this band cylinder from others on the market.

“The Ultran Band’s sealing system has been engineered and tested to outperform all other sealing systems on the market by upwards of 75%. In reducing leakage so dramatically, the Ultran Band provides the most cost-effective and efficient solution to the leakage challenge in the industry,” said Kane.

The Bimba Ultran Band is available in a large variety of bore sizes, in both inch and metric versions and with a standard stroke length of up to 3 m (10 ft.). Standard features include cushioning and position-sensing capabilities and an optional side-guiding attachment for increased load capacity. Full product details, 3D models and ordering information can be found at www.bimba.com. 


For more information regarding the Ultran Band Cylinder, and any other Bimba product, please contact product manager Thomas Kane by phone at (708) 534-8544 or by email at kanet@bimba.com. 

All media inquiries should be directed to Laura Egan of McKinney|Chicago by phone at (312)-944-6784—ext. 312 or by email at legan@mckinneychicago.com

 

 

Safety Rubber Tip from Coilhose

This new patent-pending Safety Rubber Tip combines OSHA compliance with a non-marring surface. The tip meets or exceeds important OSHA standards and the rubber end won’t damage delicate or finished surfaces. There’s no other tip like it on the market! Ideal for fine woodworking, molds, and automotive and industrial finishing.

Features and Benefits
• OSHA compliant
• Non-marring so it’s ideal for blowing out molds and delicate or finished surfaces
• Can be used on any of our blow guns with a standard 1/8" NPT outlet.

Click here for more information from Coilhose

 


Miniature “PUSH-CONNECT” Style Fittings from Beswick featuring O-ring Seal and Stainless Steel.

Beswick Engineering designs and manufactures high-performance miniature fluid power devices. 

Beswick introduces a new line of miniature “Push-Connect” style fittings. These new fittings feature Beswick’s unique captured O-ring seal design for leak-tight sealing and set an industry standard for miniaturization and high performance. Stainless Steel construction permits use in corrosive environments as well as applications requiring “clean” components.

Beswick O-ring sealed stainless steel “Push-Connect” fittings feature a 10-32 thread for use in tight areas. The installed height is only ½ inch. Initial versions are designed to fit ¼ inch OD tubing. Future versions will be offered to fit 1/8 inch, 4mm, and 6mm OD tubing. In addition to the in-line configuration shown in the photograph, we will be offering elbow, tee, and automatic shut-off versions. 

Beswick “Push-Connect” style fittings permit easy tube connecting and disconnecting. They feature O-ring seals for leak-tight sealing at both the threaded end of the fitting and at the tubing-to-fitting interface. This new design offers convenience, leak-free connections, and corrosion resistance in a space saving package. 

Applications include: medical and dental equipment, instruments, laboratory equipment, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, aerospace equipment, packaging machinery, industrial robots and many more. 

Beswick products include: fittings, valves, quick disconnects, pressure regulators/gauges, cylinders, filters, orifices, shock absorbers, pressure electric switches, tubing, etc. Beswick speaks your language and can custom design products to meet your specific requirements. 

For more information, please contact:

Cathy Ma
Beswick Engineering Co., Inc. 
284 Ocean Road, Greenland, NH 03840-2442 USA 
Phone: +1 603.433.1188
Fax: +1 603.433.3313
E-mail: cathyma@beswick.com 
Website: http://www.beswick.com

 

 

New MCI Series from AirCylindersDirect.com


The MCI Series is a compact, extruded aluminum body air cylinder line that is designed to meet all of your international compact cylinder requirements. The MCI Series offers ten bore sizes, 12 mm through 100 mm, and a multitude of mounting configurations. 
The product line includes numerous value-added standard design features, i.e., hard anodized extruded aluminum tubing, hard chrome plated stainless steel piston rod, and an extra long high performance rod bushing. In fact, the robust, hard-anodized aluminum tube extrusions encompass oversized hard chrome plated stainless steel piston rods for service to 150 psi (10 Bar). Magnetic piston sensing enables mid-stroke signaling as well as precise end of stroke sensing. 
MCI Series Options


The MCI Series includes a comprehensive offering of useful options. These include piston bumpers, a boss on either the head or cap end of the cylinder, high temperature seals, an adjustable stroke mechanism, and a guide plate that provides the solution to specific applications where piston rod rotation is not acceptable. 
MCI Series Applications 


In addition to meeting all of your international compact cylinder requirements, the MCI Series minimizes overall space requirements through enabling precise, direct mounting in the smallest amount of space possible. This makes the MCI Series ideal for packaging, robotics, and numerous other technologically advanced applications. 


Additionally, the MCI Series is directly interchangeable with other popular metric compact cylinder manufacturers; i.e., SMC (NCQ2 and CQ2 Series) and Bimba® (EF1 and EF2 Series). These are just a sample of things that make the MCI Series the superior interchangeable metric, compact air cylinder line. 

AirCylindersDirect.com
1-866-404-5300 – telephone
sales@AirCylindersDirect.com 
www.AirCylindersDirect.com

 


PIAB INTRODUCES COAX® VACUUM SOLUTION FOR QUICK AND RELIABLE HANDLING OF PLASTIC BAGS

First-of-its-Kind Package Combines Powerful P6010 Vacuum Pump with Air- Saving Cruise Control Feature and Durable New BL40-3P Suction Cup 

Hingham, MA, —PIAB Vacuum Products, a global leader in industrial vacuum technology, introduces a new COAX® vacuum solution for quick and reliable handling of plastic bags. The new package combines PIAB’s most powerful vacuum pump, the P6010, with the company’s air-saving Cruise Control (PCC) option and new BL40-3P Polyurethane, dual durometer suction cup. Specifically designed to address the core needs of plastic bag handling, this solution is ideal for packaging applications in the food, pharmaceutical, personal care and medical industries.

Until now, bag handling with suction cups has been a very challenging task, resulting in regular errors and machine stoppages. PIAB’s new plastic bag handling solution delivers higher process reliability by decreasing downtime that can result from dropped or damaged bags. Additionally, because of its unique design, users can handle a wider variety of bags to run with the same suction cup, thus decreasing changeover time.

At the heart of the plastic bag solution is the P6010 vacuum pump. Based upon the company’s patented COAX multi-stage ejector technology, the P6010 provides up to 40% more flow than conventional vacuum pumps, while still reducing overall energy consumption. In order to optimize performance for plastic bag handling, the P6010 is equipped with PIAB’s air-saving cruise control option, which automatically maintains a pre-set level of vacuum to ensure a consistent and reliable vacuum level is provided at the suction point. At its point of suction, the plastic bag solution features PIAB’s new BL40-3P suction cup, made of DURAFLEX®, a strong, durable and elastic material with excellent sealing capability. 

The BL40-3P’s sealing lip is a very soft and thin (30 shore) durometer, while the multiple bellows is a more rigid (70 shore) durometer. The unique characteristics of the BL40-3P’s design provides enough strength and stability for high initial flow applications, while still providing the softness and flexibility required to seal uneven surfaces.

With its better sealing capabilities and stronger, more stable bellows, the BL40-3P also allows applications to run at higher speeds. The larger inner neck diameter and specially designed high flow fitting allow the high initial flow needed for a secure grip. Also, the BL40-3P increases flexibility, as the suction cup is more pliable and better able to handle a variety of different size and shape plastic bags.

PIAB

 


FREE Clippard EVP Proportional Control Valve Introductory CD

Clippard's new introductory CD highlights the features and specifications of their award-winning EVP Proportional Control Valves. The EVP series provides control of air or gas flow, and varies the output flow based on the current input to the solenoid. Consistent gain provides a high degree of control for many applications. Request your free copy today!

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7378 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45239
888-340-1807
www.clippard.com

 

 

New Linear Axis LIRAX-M With Direct Linear Actuation

SCHUNK Inc. introduces a new series linear axis, LIRAX-M LD, designed for assembly automation and for handling weights up to 20kg (45 lb.). The LIRAX-M-LD is constructed out of a drown drawn aluminum profile that has integrated roller guides and is actuated by an efficient linear motor. The lightweight profile gives the LIRAX-M-LD a standard stroke length of up to 2,000mm.

The LIRAX-M-LD axis modules are available in two different designs. The user can choose between a signal-drive slide with feed forces of 50 N (11 lbf) to 300 N (68 lbf), or a twin-drive slide which will double the feed force to 100 N (22 lbf) and 600 N (136 lbf) correspondingly. With the linear motor and roller guides, the LIRAX-M-LD provides for impressive acceleration of 70 m/s2 (230 ft/s2) which is seven times the acceleration of gravity and speeds of up to 5 m/s (16 ft/s). With this high acceleration and speed, the LIRAX-M-LD axis is able to hold a repeat accuracy of £ 0.01mm (.0004”).

Many applications formerly actuated by a rotating cam are now being designed and equipped with the superior technology of the linear motor like that in the LIRAX-M-LD modules. With the high speeds and accelerations of the LIRAX-M-LD has almost no wear, resulting in the longest possible service life.

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com
info@schunk-usa.com

 

 

Parker Life Sciences Delivers Broad Product Options with its 12mm Isolated Diaphragm Solenoid Valve

Parker Life Sciences offers Liquid X®, a 12mm isolated diaphragm solenoid valve that provides the flexibility, reliability, and application-specific performance required by today’s medical, bioanalytical, and clinical chemistry OEMs. Designed in collaboration with several global leaders in life science OEM instrumentation, Liquid X is the latest product offering from the Pneutronics X-Valve® technology platform, providing high reliability, low power consumption, and a range of features.

The valve’s efficient packaging and miniature size make it ideal for manifold mounting. The Liquid X manifold technology offers broad product options, rapid prototyping, and significant cost advantages over the machined, injection-molded, and laminated manifold designs that are currently available on the market. 

Liquid X offers perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) and ethylene propylene (EPDM) elastomer options that provide absolute repeatability in response time and performance for over five million and ten million cycles respectably. Combined with a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) body, this design guarantees Parker customers that their valves will reliably perform in harsh liquid and gaseous media, such as bleach, acids, and chlorinated solvents.

Additional performance characteristics of Liquid X include low internal volume (< 32mL, to manifold interface), flow rates of 20 SLPM of air with 50 psig applied, vacuum to 35 psi operating pressure range (50 psi maximum differential), repeatable cycle times (“open” and “drop-out” response times less than 20 milliseconds), and a leak rate specification of < 0.016 sccm air at 50 psig. Liquid X meets all specifications while operating in environmental conditions ranging from 0° to 50° Celsius and requires 2 watts maximum power for 12 and 24 VDC.

An optional manifold sub-base on the Liquid X provides maximum installation flexibility. The female-threaded 10-32 or ¼-28 interface allows OEMs to choose their preferred fluid connectors on single- or multiple-station assemblies. Liquid X also offers electrical termination by incorporating 2.54 mm pitch male pins. Other optional accessories for the 12mm valve include a 18" wire leaded assembly with a friction-lock female electrical connector that ensures secure electrical termination, as well as a splash proof connector guard for wet environments.

Parker Life Sciences, a business unit within Parker Hannifin, brings leading motion control and fluidic control solutions together for life sciences applications. Parker products, sub-systems, and systems are integral to the world’s drug discovery, bioanalytical, and medical instrumentation. From miniature solenoid valves to highly integrated automation systems, Parker Life Sciences develops solutions that help OEM instrument builders speed their products to market faster and lower their overall cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.parker.com/lifesciences.

 


FLEXIBLE C-SERIES SENSOR FROM MTS PROVIDES CURVILINEAR MEASUREMENT

MTS Systems Corp. Sensors Division has enhanced its C-Series sensor to provide precise curvilinear measurements in relevant applications. Featuring a new face and side sealing on the core plastic housing, the Flexible C-Series provides a greater versatility in installation options such as rotating 
shafts, balances, steering assemblies and other applications where less than 270 degrees of rotation needs to be monitored.

“Previously, magnetostrictive sensors did not meet the size requirements of many light-industrial and commercial applications,” said Jesse Russell, MTS Temposonics Commercial Product Marketing Manager. “The C-Series sensor is the smallest magnetostrictive position sensor available. In addition to 
being in a package specifically designed and priced to fit commercial and light-industrial applications, the flexible shaft allows further installation in applications where curvilinear measurement is required.”

The C-Series’ modular architecture is built upon a base Core sensor to which additional application-specific features can be added as dictated by the application. This allows customers to avoid costs that are unnecessary for their application, while also allowing them to integrate the sensor completely into their specific product packaging.

When more robust environmental protection is required by the application, the modular design of the C-Series sensor allows for the addition of standardized IP67 rated packaging that effectively houses the Core sensor. The IP67 housing also allows for a larger measurement range for liquid-level applications when using the standard stainless steel float. This housing can also be curved to fit special application needs.

The C-Series Core sensor has an optional 5 and 12 volt supply module that allows the system to support changing supply requirements within a given application with a single part number. 

“The compact size and optimized cost of the C-Series Core sensor makes it an ideal choice to replace older technology sensors, such as linear potentiometers and LVDTs,” said Jesse Russell, Commercial Product Marketing Manager, MTS Sensors Division. “The C-Series sensor brings immediate benefits to the customer, including lower costs due to the elimination of expensive signal conditioning and higher reliability due to the non-contact nature of magnetostrictive sensor technology.” 

The flexible C-Series modular magnetostrictive sensor is ideal for embedding into applications such as medical systems, professional tools and recreational equipment.

MTS offers free installation support and magnetics evaluation is available to ensure a robust system.

For more information about the C-Series sensors, contact Jesse Russell, MTS Sensors Division, at 919-677-2314, jesse.russell@mts.com or via the Web at www.mtssensors.com.

 

 

The Ultra Series slide from Numatics offers the longest stroke of any competitive slide of its type. 

Features: 

Bores up to 1-1/16 or 25 mm. 
Strokes up to 6 inches or 160mm. 
Stroke adjust & shock absorbers. 
Dual bearing blocks standard on long strokes. 
Fittings installed with a variety of tube options. 
Sensing track located on both sides of the Ultra Series. 
For more information, Click here

Numatics
103 Sam Watkins Boulevard
Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474
(615) 771-1200 - telephone
(615) 771-1201 - fax
www.numatics.com

 

Versatile Quick-Installing Solenoid Valve Offers Unique Options

The versatile Series 3825 composite body solenoid valve from Spartan Scientific features integrated .250 O. D. quick-connect tube fittings incorporated in the valve body enabling faster, less costly installation in addition to reduced leak points. The Series 3825 offers 2-way and 3-way, 2-position functionality in either normally-open, normally-closed, mixing or diverting versions and orifice basket technology providing rapid assembly of seven possible orifice sizes ranging from 0.6 to 3.0 mm.

A unique feature of the 3825 is the available optional metering adjustment which allows the operator to dial in a custom flow rate after installation. The 3825 is also available in media compatible materials including stainless steel, brass, and FDA and NSF approved thermo-plastics. All versions are fully nylon encapsulated with valve coils available in all standard voltages with flying leads or DIN quick connect. All Spartan Scientific products are manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications and options can be found at www.spartanscientific.com or by calling 330-758-8446.

Spartan Scientific
P O Box 9792
Boardman, OH 44513
Tel: (330) 758-8446
Fax: (330) 758-3314

 


Air Bullet™ Blow Gun

Coilhose's new push-to-activate blow gun makes blowing out lines, pipes and other hard-to-reach areas easy. Air flow starts when the tip is pressed against a surface. Only one hand is needed and the necessary force is minimal. Air flow stops when the user pulls the blow gun away. The rubber tip won't mar a surface and the tip's shape is ideal for small-diameter spaces. Ideal for blowing fluids and clogs out of lines.

Features and Benefits
• Easy to operate and maneuver – simply push the tip against a surface to activate air flow. 
• Enables user to utilize air to clean and blow out lines.
• When used with an extension, blowing out hard-to-reach areas is no longer a challenge with the gun's push-to-activate design. 
• When used without an extension, the knurled body makes this gun easy to grip and hold.
• The rubber tip won't mar surfaces and the tip's shape is ideal for small diameter cylindrical-type objects (tubing, lines, etc.).
• Activation force is less than 4 lbs. so only one hand is required and minimal push force 
is needed to initiate air flow.
• Can be also used as a regular blow gun by pulling back on the nozzle with one hand to 
activate air flow.

Click here for more information from Coilhose

 

 

Parker Introduces Complete Line of Pressure Sensors

Parker Hannifin’s Pneumatic Division’s complete line PARKER/CONVUM Pressure Sensors are designed for use in packaging, factory automation, process control, silicon chip manufacturing and other applications requiring accurate output capabilities and a response time that is less than 2.0 milliseconds. 

All 12 models all use piezoelectric technology with pressure ranges from -14.7 to 8820 PSI. Applications include those that use air or other non-corrosive gases, water, hydraulic fluid or other non-corrosive liquids. Sensors designed for gases feature a silicon diaphragm, while those designed for fluids have a stainless steel diaphragm

PARKER/CONVUM Pressure Sensors offer a wide range of features, including NPN/PNP and analog outputs, up to seven-segment LED output displays, quick connect or grommet electrical connections, and up to an IP67 rating. Sensors outputs are programmable normally open or normally closed and include hysteresis and comparative (high-low setting) programmable modes. Other programmable sensor features include selection of measurement units; special display features settings; display peak/bottom/difference values; program lockout and display refresh; and response time adjustment (anti-chatter function).

For product information write: Parker Hannifin Corporation, Catalog Services Dept.,
8940 Tyler Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060-2186. www.parker.com

 

 

 

New 2-Finger And 3-Finger Servo-Electric Grippers from SCHUNK

SCHUNK Inc. introduces a new series of servo-electric grippers, EGN 100, a 2-finger parallel type and EZN 64 of the 3-finger centric type. The basic principle of these two servo grippers comes from their proven pneumatic counterparts PGN+100 and PZN+64. Due to the integrated servomotor and encoder for position feedback, the grippers can be actuated in either a force or positioning mode and allows for adjustment of the gripping force, position or speed. 

The EGN & EZN have an external controller that is supplied with 24V DC and can be controlled by a CAN-bus or RS 485 communication interface. This controller also has a digital control input making it easy to integrate it to an existing application without the CAN-bus or RS 485 communication capability capabilities. The EGN 100 gives a stroke range of up to 20mm and a grip force of up to 600 N (135 lbf). The EZN 64 has a stroke of up to 12mm and a grip force of 500 N (112 lbf). 

With the capabilities of the EGN & EZN servo grippers you can improve a wide range of processes. The position feedback of the encoder allows you to sort parts while transporting them instead of having a separate measuring operation determining the part size. Typically on robotic applications, the end effector is the only component that requires a pneumatic supply and valve to actuate it. The EGN or EZN will eliminate the need for air in these applications. The EGN & EZN is a great addition to the growing electric product offering of SCHUNK.

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com
info@schunk-usa.com

 

 

Large Bore Cylinders from MEAD Work Well in Abusive Conditions

The “HD” Large Bore Cylinder Series offer excellent performance and long service life even in the most abusive conditions by combining NFPA dimensional interchangeability and high quality components.

The large bore cylinders are constructed with a heavy duty external rod bearing in the rod end head. Teflon impregnated and hard coat anodized, this bearing ensures smooth rod motion while maintaining rod rigidity and stability. The entire rod gland and bearing may be quickly removed and replaced without disassembling the cylinder.

A complete line of cylinders are offered in the following sizes: 5”, 8”, 10”, and 12” to meet your needs.
Since 1939, Mead Fluid Dynamics, Inc. has introduced a stream of innovative technological advances to the field of pneumatic components – including control valves, cylinders, specialty valves, and production devices. Visit our website at www.mead-usa.com

Mead Fluid Dynamics, Inc
P 773-685-6800 
thiel@mead-usa.com
www.mead-usa.com

 

 

New Product Promises to be the Most User Friendly and Versatile Clamp-On Doppler Ultrasonic Flow Meter on the Market Today

A technological leader in the development and production of
ultrasonic flow meters for the past 30 years, the Dynasonics division of Racine Federated, Inc. has developed a new generation of Doppler Ultrasonic Flow Meters that will take installation and operational simplicity to a new level. Intelligent software algorithms operating within the Series DFX Flow Meter, monitor incoming signal quality and flow meter performance – both during initial startup and continuously during operation - making automatic adjustments to nullify changing liquid conditions. The result is a product that can be taken out of the shipping box and be accurately and reliably
measuring flow within a couple of minutes without special tools, training or specialized
computer software.

The Series DFX is built on the framework of the highly successful Dynasonics Series TFX Transit Time
Ultrasonic Flow Meter. Features common to the TFX and DFX system include: NEMA 4X [IP66] enclosure,
field replaceable isolated output modules, large character backlit LCD, auto-ranging rate display and
impedance matched ultrasonic transducer connections. Contrasting to antiquated Doppler ultrasonic
meters, the DFX contains a digital mixer circuit that is highly immune to measurement errors caused
by electrical noise and other ultrasonic products ensuring stable and reliable measurements. The
clamp-on pipe transducer is rated to NEMA 6P [IP68], temperatures up to 400 °F [200 °C] and can be
located up to 1,000 feet from the DFX display enclosure. An insertion probe transducer is available for
installation on pipe systems that do not permit ultrasound penetration. The DFX system can measure
flow on pipe sizes larger than 1/8 inch [3 mm] and flow rates from 0.15 to greater than 30 FPS [0.05
to 9+ MPS].

DFX is a cost effective, non-intrusive solution to measuring flow in full pipes carrying liquids with
useful sonic reflectors (particles greater than 35 micron) such as sludges, slurries, emulsions,
dispersions and pulps. These categories encompass a wide variety of industrial, chemical, wastewater
and food processing applications.

For more information regarding the Series DFX Ultrasonic Flow Meter visit Dynasonics website at:
www.dynasonics.com or email Dynasonics at: dynasonics_sales@racinefed.com. Factory trained
Customer Service Representatives are available to help in the selection process.

For Details, Contact:
Susan Pedrosa
Marketing Coordinator
Racine Federated Inc.
Phone: 262-639-6770
Fax: 262-639-2267

 

 

Miniature Long-life Air Cylinder from Beswick Engineering

Beswick Engineering designs and manufactures high-performance miniature fluid power devices. 

Beswick introduces a unique long-life air cylinder (linear actuator). It is perfect for use in food packaging machinery and other applications requiring long life and corrosion resistance.

The patented (U.S. Patent #4922805) Beswick 1” bore cylinders are made from brass or stainless steel with a clevis style tail. This novel design has the piston rod supported with two composite bushings. One is in the nose and the other is in the tail assembly. These separated bushings adequately support most couples induced by side loads and/or stress reversals and thus minimize stress raisers, a major source of early failure in cylinders. Dynamic lip seals have a U-shaped cross section. These Beswick cylinders are 
rebuildable, fit most standard mountings, are ideal for long life service applications and do not require a lubricated air supply. The force factor is 0.78-in extension and 0.70-in retraction. They function exceptionally well in linkage applications and can essentially serve as an extendible link. 

Online information is available at: http://beswick.com/ViewPart.htm?PartID=75

Applications include: packaging machinery, medical and dental equipment, instruments, laboratory equipment, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, aerospace equipment, industrial robots and many more. 

Beswick products include: fittings, valves, quick disconnects, pressure regulators/gauges, cylinders, filters, orifices, shock absorbers, pressure electric switches, tubing, etc. Beswick speaks your language and can custom design products to meet your specific requirements. 

For more information, please contact:

Cathy Ma
Beswick Engineering Co., Inc. 
284 Ocean Road, Greenland, NH 03840-2442 USA 
Phone: +1 603.433.1188

 

 

NEMA 4X-RATED HOUSINGS NOW AVAILABLE FOR MTS R and G SERIES SENSORS

MTS Systems Corp. Sensors Division now offers NEMA 4X-rated housings for its Temposonics® R-Series and G-Series “rod-style” sensor models, making them ideal for use in sanitary and washdown environments. The new housing means the sensors still provide the same proven non-contact, trouble-free performance recognized throughout the world, but in a housing designed specifically for cylinder feedback, valve positioning and tank level gauging in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, packaging, and power generation industries.

“With our new NEMA 4X housing, engineers designing machinery in industries with sanitary or washdown conditions can now utilize the performance and reliability found in our standard industrial sensors,” said David Edeal, Temposonics Marketing Manager. “In addition, our new platform products provide remote programming and diagnostic capabilities to help simplify machine setup and troubleshooting.” 

Constructed with a Temposonics R-Series or G-Series rod style sensor assembled inside a sealed stainless steel IP 67 housing, the NEMA 4X position sensors offer advantages that enable the customer to choose the specific sensor output configurations required for their application. Serial communication and a simple PC-based user interface enable remote programmability and full diagnostics without the need to compromise the housing’s protection rating. R-Series and G-Series sensors programming software is provided by MTS free of charge.

Based on the Temposonics R-Series and G-Series sensors, the NEMA 4X sensor offers various outputs including analog, digital pulse, high speed serial (SSI) and fieldbus outputs such as CAN Open, DeviceNet and Profibus.


For more information on Temposonics NEMA 4X housing, please contact: MTS Systems Corp, Sensors Division, 3001 Sheldon Drive, 
Cary, NC 27513. Phone: (919) 677-0100. E-mail sensorsinfo@mts.com or visit their web site at http://www.mtssensors.com.

 

Parker Hannifin Introduces Low-Profile Swing Clamp Cylinders

Parker Hannifin’s Actuator Division’s line of P1M Series Swing Clamp Cylinders has the smallest dimensional envelope possible for pneumatic workholding applications requiring a compact design and superior clamping capability. 

P1M Series Swing Clamp Cylinders are available in 32-, 40- and 50-millimeter bore diameters. The 32- and 40-millimeter bore units have two available clamp strokes of 10 or 20 millimeter. The 50-millimeter bore units have two available clamp strokes of 20 or 50 millimeter.

Clamp forces depend on operating air pressure and range from 27 lb (121N) for the 32 -millimeter bore units at 29 psi (2 Bar) to 371 lb (1,649N) for the 50-millimeter bore units at 145 psi (10 Bar). Maximum operating pressure for every bore size is 145 psi (10 Bar).

P1M Series Swing Clamp Cylinders have 90 degrees of either clockwise or counter-clockwise rotation and offer a variety of swing arm options, including an adjustable arm option. A flexible design allows the user to reverse the piston rod rotation in the field if necessary.

P1M Swing Clamp Cylinders have a three-piece bolted construction for quick servicing and an internal transfer tube for flexible porting and compact design. 

Standard porting configuration for the P1M Swing Clamp Cylinder is “both ports head” - one to extend the piston rod (unclamp), the other to retract it (clamp) - radially located in the head end (rod end) of the unit. Alternate porting options include “both ports cap” (radial ports in the rear end), “both ports cap face” (axially located in the cap face), or one radial port in the head and the other radial port in the cap.

The head, cap and cylinder body are constructed from anodized, smooth aluminum for superior corrosion resistance. An anodized aluminum rod cover houses the internal rotating components and provides a mounting pilot. A metallic rod scraper is standard on all bore sizes, as are polyurethane bumpers. Models are available with or without a magnetic piston. Standard seals include Buna nitrile rubber seals for the piston, piston rod and cylinder body. Fluorocarbon seals are available for high temperature applications to 121°C (250°F) and/or chemical compatibility.

For more information regarding Parker’s P1M Swing Clamp Cylinder, or to obtain a copy of the new Pneumatic Actuator Products Catalog AU03-0900P-2/NA, contacts Parker Hannifin’s Actuator Division at 330-336-3511 or visit www.parker.com/actuator online.

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Versatile Solenoid Valve from Spartan Scientific Is Drop-in Replacement For Many Popular Styles

The 3835 from Spartan Scientific is a compact, aluminum body, 2-way or 3-way, 2-position direct pilot solenoid valve providing a drop-in replacement for many valve styles for mounting. Featuring a full compliment of elastomers including Viton, Nitrile, EPDM and Chemraz, the 3835 is available in normally open and normally closed configurations. It also offers 7 quick-change orifice sizes from 0.6mm to 3.0mm. Additional features include a glass filled nylon encapsulated coil with internal yoke, mini spades or flying leads and class H insulation. Power consumption ranges from .9 – 10 watt variable with orifice size and pressure rating. All Spartan Scientific products are manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications and options can be found at www.spartanscientific.com or by calling 330-758-8446.

Spartan Scientific
P O Box 9792
Boardman, OH 44513
Tel: (330) 758-8446
Fax: (330) 758-3314

 

New 315L/415L Latching Solenoid Poppet Valves from Humphrey

This new addition to the 315/415 valve series is simple, reliable and compact. Using a single coil with a latching magnetic mechanism, the valve will hold its position even when the power goes out. Enabling you to replace a double coil or double solenoid valve, saving space.


The poppet design needs no lubrication and can perform under adverse conditions. With a high 0.42 Cv flow rate in a compact size reduces the overall footprint of your design.

Humphrey Products Company
Inquiries, Catalog Requests & Distributor Information: 1.800.477.8707
P.O. Box 2008
Kalamazoo, MI 4900

 

Wilkerson Operations Introduces New Electronic Proportional Pressure Regulator

ER08 quickly and accurately adjusts and maintains a set output pressure. The unit will operate regardless of flow – whether the media is compressed air or an inert gas – in response to an electronic control signal.

Proportional technology used in the ER08 is ideal for applications calling for more precise pressure control than what standard pressure regulators provide in general pneumatic and automation applications. The ER08 Proportional Pressure Regulator is designed to eliminate inconsistencies caused by the effects of time, cycling, input, back pressure or pressure and flow variation.

The ER08 provides all the advantages of a regulated system with a closed loop control circuit. When a set value is defined via the input signal, the pressure regulator sets the corresponding output pressure simultaneously with its integrated pressure sensor. The
pressure in the output valve is continually measured and compared with the input signal. If they are different, the ER08 adjusts the output value to correspond to the set value of the input signal, ensuring fast, accurate pressure regulation.

Applications for the ER08’s proportional technology are virtually unlimited: from paint spray control, paper manufacturing and printing to weaving and laser cutting control, welding, or any other automation application that requires accurate remote pressure control. There is also a special Food Version of the ER08 available that meets IP65 standards and is suitable for washdown applications.

The ER08 Electronic Proportional Pressure Regulator offers additional features such as:

· Control Signal Options – configurable to accept either 0-10 Volts or 4-20 mA;
· Simple Operation – with high visibility LED display, easy-to-read characters and all controls on the same face;
· Outstanding Performance – fast response time, accurate, full-flow exhaust;
· Total Flexibility – user friendly software facilitates one unit for multiple application requirements; and flexible mounting options include stand-alone, foot bracket and DIN-Rail;
· Energy Savings – through low watt power consumption and no unnecessary loss of air in steady status; and
· Compact and Lightweight – small envelope and 10 ounces in weight.

Wilkerson manufactures a complete line of compressed air treatment and control products to meet a wide variety of industrial, process, and consumer applications. Today, Wilkerson serves over 500 different industries throughout the world.

For more information regarding the Wilkerson ER08 Electronic Proportional Pressure Regulator, contact Wilkerson at 888-223-5126.

 

The future of service robotics: light-weight arm LWA

Since the PowerCube modules were introduced in 1994, the name amtec robotics stands for innovative, mechatronic components. These modular products have established themselves all over the world as the standard for applied research in modern automation and robotics. 

Setting the standard in service and personnel robotics – the market of the future – amtec robotics from Berlin presents the LWA light-weight arm with PowerCube technology. The weight-optimized structure of the arm is basically achieved by the use of the latest Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) materials, which also ensure high rigidity. 

The human-like 7 DOF light-weight arm is extremely versatile for numerous applications, and is suitable for the most varied fields in robotics: inspection systems, service robotics, man-machine interaction and use on mobile platforms are just some of its possible uses. 

Integrated and open: thanks to the use of hollow drives in the interior of the light-weight arm, all wiring out to the pan-tilt unit, or “wrist”, is done internally. There are no visible cables and no interfering contours! The internally routed CAN bus and the open software architecture means that every kind of terminal device can be connected to and operated from the pan-tilt unit of the arm. Amtec robotics offers various possible combinations as standard, depending on the requirements of the application: from the servo-electric pan-tilt unit PW through the 2-finger parallel gripper PG to the force-torque sensor FTC or servo-electric gripping hand SGH. 

For maximum flexibility, the light-weight arm can also be battery-operated. Control is done directly via PC or notebook (PCI or USB interface) – an external robot controller is not required.

As a competent partner, amtec robotics has been part of the SCHUNK group since 2003. The innovative technology of the PowerCube modules already forms the basis of numerous applications in the fields of measuring and testing robotics, quality assurance, laboratory automation, sensor systems, service robotics and flexible robot technology.

Technical data 

Power supply: 
24 V DC

Weight: 
10 kg

Nominal load: 
3 kg

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com
info@schunk-usa.com

 

Vacuum Pumps for Dirty Applications from Anver


A new series of air-powered vacuum pumps that let debris pass through without obstruction, for use in handling porous materials in contaminated situations, is being introduced by ANVER Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

ANVER Q-VDF Series Adjustable Flow Tubes are air-powered vacuum pumps that feature a straight-through design which lets debris pass directly through without clogging. Developed for dusty applications, these venturi vacuum pumps provide a combination of high flow rates up to 120 SCFM and vacuum levels of up to 25” Hg, and come in barrel I.D. sizes from 0.100” to 0.750” (2.54 mm to 19.05 mm). 

Suitable for handling a wide range of products such as wood, corrugated, concrete block, and powder coated packaging materials, ANVER Q-VDF Series Adjustable Flow Tubes are user-adjustable and eliminate the need for additional regulation of air lies to vary vacuum or flow levels. Adjustment is achieved by simply rotating the diffuser section from the venturi nozzle.

or more information contact:

ANVER Corporation
Mark Laycox, Group Manager
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500 FAX (978) 568-1570

www.anver.com

 


Numatics introduces the GeoSlide guide units which utilize the Numatics GeoMetric ISO 6431 VDMA cylinders. The FHG & FHK series offers high load carrying capabilities in a metric package. 
Features: 

-Bore sizes range from 32mm to 100mm. 
-Strokes up to 500mm. 
-Linear ball or bronze bushings option. 
-Available in a "U" style body. 

Numatics
103 Sam Watkins Boulevard
Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474
(615) 771-1200 - telephone
(615) 771-1201 - fax
www.numatics.com

 

The Isys valve series is the latest Featured Innovation from Parker. Isys valve series directional control pneumatic valves are ISO 15407 and 5599 certified and 4/1P65 rated. Isysnet Field Bus communications systems are available in a variety of digital and analog input and output modules.

Click here for more product information

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PIAB’S P6010 MARKS THE NEXT GENERATION IN VACUUM TECHNOLOGY

New Vacuum Pump Provides up to 40% more Flow while Reducing Overall Energy Consumption 


PIAB, a global leader in industrial vacuum technology, marks the next generation in vacuum technology with the introduction of its P6010 vacuum pump. Based upon the company’s patented COAX® multi-stage ejector technology, the P6010 provides up to 40% more flow than conventional vacuum pumps, while still reducing overall energy consumption. A durable, maintenance-free, design makes the P6010 ideally suited for automated material handling and other manufacturing processes in the automotive, robotic, graphics and packaging industries.

Featuring PIAB’s proprietary COAX technology, the P6010 provides powerful, whisper-quiet, and non-heat generating suction at extremely low feed pressures. Additionally, the pump’s compact size makes it possible to mount closer to the point of suction, thus reducing compressed-air requirements and saving energy. 

The P6010’s modular construction, which measures 2.8 x 2.9 x 8.25 in., allows for the easy installation of several units together, as well as the flexible connection of mounting options and accessories. The pump’s ejector housing is constructed with anodized aluminum to withstand the most demanding industrial environments and the complete unit has a safety classification of IP65


Mike Tuohey
Marketing Communications Manager
PIAB
65 Sharp Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Ph: (800) 321-7422/(781) 337-7309
Fax: 781-337-6864
mtuohey@piab.com
www.piab.com

 

SMC Corporation of America, the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products has released the RLQ series, a compact cylinder with a lock and air cushion. This cylinder series integrates a locking mechanism and a unique new style of air cushions while maintaining a short overall length. Typical applications include drop prevention, workpiece clamping, and emergency stopping. The RLQ series is available in four bore sizes: 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, and 63mm.

By using the same extrusion as the cylinder itself, the lock unit portion of the cylinder has a simple design without any unnecessary projections. Also, the simple one-way lock mechanism is lightweight and compact, allowing installation in tight spaces. With a unique construction that does not require a cushion ring, the RLQ’s air cushion design is also compact, reducing the overall length of the cylinder when compared to traditional air cushion designs.

SMC Corporation manufactures high quality actuators and valves, airline and air preparation equipment, high-purity products, vacuum components, instrumentation, and a host of fittings and accessories applicable to the pneumatic automation industry. SMC has a total of 14 production facilities, 3 of which are in North America –Indiana, California, and Ontario, Canada. SMC’s global presence enables it to provide quality customer service in any part of the world.

For more information on SMC’s line of RLQ cylinders, request catalog ES20-177. For complete information, visit our website at www.smcusa.com.

 

 

New AS2 Series from Rexroth provides Smooth, light weight, modern design FRLs

All components easily accessible with the Rexroth AS2 series FRLs
The new AS2 series FRLs can fulfill the highest user demands for compressed air preparation. In the AS2 series, the individual processes for air preparation (filtering, regulating, lubricating, and draining) are combined into a single unit geared towards user requirements, such as easy component removal in an assembled state. 
The AS2 series of FRLs have a modular design that allows individual parts to be exchanged while the system is fully assembled. A patented oil filling system is used to directly feed oil into the system via a hose from the reservoir. This process protects the maintenance unit from becoming fouled up by oil. The lubricator is surrounded by a polyamide protective guard with a large inspection window that makes it easy to see the oil level. The entire unit can be secured by multiple padlocks and using the built-in locking mechanisms.

Rexroth's new air prep units are made of high-quality polymer, which results in a particularly light-weight system. The smooth surface is easy to clean and resistant to a variety of cleaning agents. Only the connection threads (available in NPT and ISO-G) are made of metal, so they can withstand higher tightening torques.
Filtration choices include 5, 0.3 or 0.01 micron. The condensate drain valve is available in designs that are normally closed or normally open without pressure. This innovation makes it possible to build up the operating pressure in larger systems faster and without any leakage.

In North America, the Bosch Group manufacturers and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch Rexroth Corporation, a merger of Bosch Automation Technology and Rexroth, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. In the year 2004, Bosch Rexroth AG achieved sales of approximately $5.3 billion (4.1 billion Euros) with 26,400 employees. 

Under the brand name of Rexroth, the company offers all relevant drive, control and motion technologies: from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to electronics and associated services. Rexroth has 500,000 customers in over 80 countries and is an extensive supplier of components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile applications.

Bosch Rexroth

 

QPV Closed Loop Proportional Pressure Regulator with Extremely High Resolution Pressure Control 

McCORDSVILLE, Indiana-The QPV series valve uses Proportion-Air closed loop technology for pressure control. The output pressure is proportional to an electrical command signal input and is unaffected by changes in supply pressure. The pressure is controlled by the use of two solenoid valves. The inlet proportional valve operates proportionally to the flow required to maintain system pressure. This variable orifice effect allows precise control of pressure at low flow conditions and avoids the digital steps of traditional ON / OFF solenoids. The result is extremely high resolution pressure control. The QPV series is available in a wide range of electrical command inputs and analog outputs. The unit is housed in a IP65 enclosure. 

Contact:
Mr. Thomas Becknell
Proportion-Air, Inc.
P0 Box 218, McCordsville, Indiana, 46055
Phone: 317/335-2602, Fax: 317/335-3853
E-mail: tomb@proportionair.com
Web: http://www.proportionair.com 

 

 

Techno-Sommer Introduces 3 NEW Pneumatic Linear Rail Slides Models 

New Hyde Park, NY -- 3 new series of Pneumatic Linear Rail Slides from Techno-Sommer, Inc. called the LS, LSF, and LSX Series feature compact design, high load capacity steel linear rails, and convenient mounting options. The LSX series of slides features 2 rails (9mm or 15mm) mounted on perpendicular planes to maximize the load and moment capacity. All slides feature built in stroke adjustment screws for fine adjustment of end positions. There are also slots for Hall Effect sensors on both ends of travel to easily sense the position via magnets built into the piston. The main air ports are on the side of the unit and a set of alternate ports are provided on the end of the unit to increase the mounting flexibility. Sets of unique adapter plates are also available for the slides to provide multiple axis slide combinations. The LSX and LSF series have built in mounts for optional shock absorbers for smooth deceleration at the end stops. There are 3 different cylinder diameters available providing extension forces of up to 750N and up to 200mm of stroke. 

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Parker introduces the P1X Band Style Rodless Cylinder construction. High speed operation and no lubrication required. Space saving low profile. Oval piston design provides greater load carrying capacity. 16mm through 63mm bore sizes. Available up to 5m standard strokes, consult factory for longer strokes.

More information from Parker click here.

 

Compliant Force-Torque Sensor Widens Application Range For Robotics

SCHUNK Precision Workholding Solutions has introduced the new FTC compliant force-torque sensor to provide a solution to problems that up to now seemed unsolvable. The FTC sensor was designed to address the ever-increasing demand of industry to further develop automation systems for more sophisticated tasks requires such sensor advancements. FTC sensor simplifies difficult automated component assembly in robotic applications.

Automated processes with high inaccuracies between the tool and work-piece, moving parts, dynamic measurements of force and torque and protection of the robot and tooling are ideal applications for the FTC sensor. The combination of mechanical compliance and the opto-electric measurement of all 6 degrees of freedom eliminate the steep rise of force at the time of contact making fast force regulated positioning possible. The shift in tool center point due to compliance is directly measurable and easily corrected.

All electronics are incorporated with the sensor. 1kHz clock speeds even allow real time robot control. Communication is provided over standard communication protocols: CAN bus and RS232 or RS485 to ease installation by eliminating the need for external controllers. The mechanical interface mounts directly standard ISO robot flanges. An optional pneumatic lock is available to rigidly support the tooling during high accelerations and speeds.

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com
info@schunk-usa.com

 


Norgren’s unique monitored soft start dump valves help prevent costly damage to air systems

For pneumatic users who are seeking the advantages of damage prevention Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialist, offers a unique innovative monitored soft start dump valve to help avoid costly machine downtime. Designed to limit risks during initial pressurization, the soft start valve allows a controlled increase of pressure, which supplies downstream equipment, reducing the possibility of damage due to rapid pressurization. The integral micro switch monitors the dump function, ensuring that the valve is in the signaled position prior to the next machine operation. Based on a ½” pipe the valves deliver a high forward flow and dump flow capacity.

Available in Olympian Plus 64 or Excelon 74 variations the devices allow for incorporation into air preparation assembly or as stand-alone units and can assist with meeting the requirements of the 89/392/EEC machinery directive. Featuring a maximum input pressure of 232 psi and a minimum output of 43 psi the units benefit from an operating temperature range of –4°F to 122°F. Further information can be found at www.norgren.com.

 

 

New High Pressure Regulator Designed to Reduce High Inlet Pressures to Working Pressures

ControlAir Inc. announces the introduction of the Type 3500 High Pressure Regulator. This unique pressure regulator reduces inlet pressures from as high as 6000 psig (413 BAR) down to working pressures ranging between 0 and 225 psig (15.5. BAR). 

The self-operated, high-pressure regulator can be designed to be used in applications requiring high-pressure reducing regulators for various gases. The Type 3500 regulator can also be used where high-pressure gas must be reduced for use as pilot supply pressure in pilot-operated regulators or as loading pressure in pressure-loaded regulators.

The Type 3500 regulator provides outlet pressure to 225 psig (15.5 bar) in three spring ranges: 0-125 psig (0-8.6 BAR), 0-150 psig (0-10.3 BAR) and 0-225 psig (0-15.5 BAR). A choice of three output ports provides plumbing flexibility for easy hookup. A replaceable nylon valve seat provides up to 4 replacement sealing surfaces. The Type 3500 regulator is optionally available with a ¼” NPT female connection on the spring case for remote venting (tapped exhaust). Socket head or tee handle adjustment is available. 

ControlAir Inc. manufactures precision pneumatic and electro-pneumatic controls. ControlAir’s markets include oil and gas, process control, semiconductor, printing and converting presses, diagnostic and surgical medical equipment, robotics, quality control, automotive, analyzers, compressors, pumps and paint equipment. For more information, ControlAir’s website, www.controlair.com, offers full product specifications with pdf files, 3D and 2D CAD models, and company profile.

Contact: Melissa Ryan
ControlAir Inc.
8 Columbia Drive
Amherst, NH 03031 USA
Phone: 603-886-9400
Fax: 603-889-1844
E-mail: sales@controlair.com
Website: http://www.controlair.com 

 


New Shock Absorber line from SPC

Koba shock absorber has provided industrial deceleration products to meet the need of the semi-conductor machine, automotive, lumber, theme park, machine tool, and other variety industries. Koba Industrial shock absorber has two different types: Adjustable and self adjusting hydraulic shock absorber The body is made from a screw. It has the convenience of control. The rod is covered in chrome hardened for an excellent finish an superior quality. You can use for a long time with a safe seal and guarantee.

California Office
377 Van Ness Way, Suite 1206 Torrance, CA 90501 USA
Tel: (310)212-5568 Fax: (310)212-5583 

Illinois Office
1888 S. Elmhurst Rd. Mt. Prospect, IL 90056
Tel: (847)956-9543 Fax: (847)956-9832 

SPC

 

 

 

AirCylindersDirect.com is proud to offer a comprehensive line of fittings and flow controls. 

Our push-to-connect fittings provide instant connection and sealing while maintaining optimum flow. Additionally, fittings and flow controls come standard with an extremely durable nickel-plated brass release ring. These products are offered in both ¼” and 3/8” tube sizes as well as for the following cylinder port sizes: 10-32, 1/8” NPTF, ¼” NPTF, 3/8” NPTF, and ½” NPTF. Our fitting offering includes a union (straight) male connector, a “T” style connector, and a 90º swivel male connector.
Standard Specifications:
• Pressure Rating to 265 psi
• Vacuum Rating: 29” Hg
• Temperature Range: -20°F to +176°F
• Push-in Fittings with NPTF Threads
• Teflon Thread Sealant
• Tube Diameter: ¼” and 3/8”
• Thread Size: 10-32 UNF to ½ NPTF
• Release Ring: Nickel Plated Brass
• Body: Nickel Plated Brass 


Telephone: 1-866-404-5300
AirCylindersDirect.com
Nashville, TN

 

 

Vacuum Cup Kit for Small System Development

A vacuum cup kit that includes a miniature venturi vacuum generator, cups, fittings, and tubing, for testing design ideas before ordering production parts, is being introduced by ANVER Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The ANVER Vacuum Cup Kit MCM-VKIT lets a product designer breadboard and test a small pick-and-place vacuum system before ordering production quantities of parts. Featuring a selection of flat- and bellows-style vacuum cups, the tubing and components needed to create a compressed air-based system for picking up lightweight, nonporous items are included.

Supplied with 20 ft. of urethane tubing, the ANVER Vacuum Cup Kit MCM-VKIT includes a miniature vacuum generator with 1/4" female input port and a 1/8 NPT female port that connects to the cups, a selection of two 1" (25 mm) dia. flat, two 1 1/2" (38 mm) dia. flat and two 1 5/16" (33 mm) dia. 1.5 bellows-style cups, one shut-off ball valve, and four fittings. Load capacity is 3.1 lbs. (1.4 kg) for 1" (25 mm) dia. flat cups.

Pricing Information and Literature is available upon request.

For more information contact:

ANVER Corporation
Mark Laycox, Group Manager
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500 FAX (978) 568-1570

www.anver.com

 

 

Combination Optical Sensor / Solenoid Valve Offers Cost-effective Solution For Conveyor Automation.

The OSV from Canfield Connector is a cost-effective solution to expensive, high-maintenance components for pneumatic accumulation zones. Designed specifically for sensing objects moving through conveyor zones, the OSV incorporates solid-state electronics and a low wattage solenoid valve using logic and manual inputs to reliably control a pneumatic actuator.

The OSV features minimal installation and setup and will detect a wide variety of materials at distances up to six feet. Cascadable up to 100 units, the OSV’s modular design allows for easy component replacement. Additional features include multi-color intelligent LED indicators for status and diagnostics, self-aligning beam, adjustable valve time delay, optional sensitivity adjustment and optional wire lengths.

All Canfield Connector products are made in the USA to the highest standards of quality. Complete features and specifications are available at the company’s website, www.canfieldconnector.com or by calling 800-554-5071.

 

 

Norgren adds even more flexibility to its VS18/VS26 pneumatic valve island

 In response to customer needs Norgren has added more flexibility to its VS18/VS26 pneumatic valve islands. Following the successful launch in 2004 of this high performance valve island series the Swiss design team responded to feedback from the market and have added a number of useful options to the series. 

Distributed Fieldbus
Within the field of automation systems there is a growing demand for decentralized solutions for control. In response to this demand Norgren has optimized the design of the VS18/VS26 to be compatible with its FD67 distributed I/O solutions. Offering VS18/VS26 with FD67 fieldbus I/O system enables direct control of valve islands from FD67 nodes as part of a distributed system.. 

CNOMO Standard
Now featuring an M23 19 pin connector the VS18/VS26 series addresses the CNOMO standard E03.62.530.N within the European automotive industry. This robust metal connector is suitable for 24V DC and 115V AC valve islands and Multipole valve islands with an M23 connector as well as the corresponding M23 cables with connectors are available.

Additional Accessories
In a direct response to customers needs Norgren has extended the Sandwich plates that are available for this innovative range. Plates with additional pressure port 1, either G or NPTF ported, allow individual pressure supply for one valve. The range of VS valve functions have also been enhanced with 2x2/2 valve options. Designed specifically for vacuum applications the new valve functions are available as 2x2/2 NC, NO, NO/NC derivatives.

For further information on this innovative new range please visit www.norgren.com

 


The Hargraves Magnum revolutionizes miniature solenoid valve technology 


Hargraves Technology Corporation, a global leader in advanced miniature fluidic solutions, is revolutionizing the fluidic delivery and control systems industry by introducing the next generation in solenoid valve technology. The Magnum 10mm Solenoid Valve Series, with an effective orifice up to .075” (1.9 mm), features breakthrough engineering innovations that deliver twice the flow, reduced power consumption, and an innovative design that can be configured for optimal application specific performance.


Pneumatic engineers and fluid power designers are being challenged to achieve greater flow and efficiencies through solenoid valves while not sacrificing system space. Since the Magnum Solenoid Valves have a much larger effective orifice than current technology 10mm solenoid valves, they will achieve twice the flow at the same pressure. This enables engineers to increase system response in actuating pneumatics and to reduce the time to pressurize and evacuate chambers. In addition, the very efficient solenoid design requires about half the power consumption! This has been well received by designers of portable devices, allowing them to operate their products almost twice as long or allow them to spec out a smaller, lighter and less expensive batteries.

www.hargravesfluidics.com/ 

 

HOLMBURY INC. Introduces the Mach Connector Series 
Multi-coupling Connector


Holmbury Inc. introduces its Mach Connector series, 
a multi-coupling connector for use in industrial machinery and mobile applications including agricultural and heavy construction vehicles.

Mach Connectors are different from most multi-coupling connectors. The Mach Connector can connect from 4 up to 7 hydraulic lines and 6 electric contacts with the push of a lever (Pneumatic connectors can be substituted). With some configurations it is also possible to make connections while pressure is still in the line.

The Mach Connector also has a unique, spring-loaded, hinged cover that automatically closes when couplings are disconnected. The automatic cover and sealed connector housing protects the couplings and connectors from dirt and potential damage.

The Mach Connector Series is designed for 3600 PSI operating pressure and flow can be up to 25 GPM 
per coupling. 

Holmbury Limited is a worldwide manufacturer of hydraulic quick disconnect couplings and hydraulic components. In addition to their central warehouse and Headquarters in Great Britain and distribution outlets worldwide, Holmbury has a new North American Headquarters and central warehouse located in Mentor, Ohio. With over 20 years in the industry, Holmbury specializes in flat face couplings and offers an exclusive one-year warranty against leakage. A complete catalog of products is listed online at www.holmburyUSA.com. For more information contact Craig Eppler at 1-866-HOLMBURY 
(1-866-465-6287) or craig@holmburyUSA.com.

 


New Miniature Vacuum Switches from PIAB

A new series of pre-set mini vacuum switches, VS401x, from PIAB is now available for ordering. The VS401x range has been developed to offer the market reliable vacuum switches in a compact format and low weight at a competitive price. The main applications are for using pumps and suction cups in decentralized vacuum systems. Several vacuum switches can be of great importance to get a safe decentralized vacuum system. VS401x can easily be connected to PIAB’s “ultimate” decentralized system, VGS™3010 and the P3010, but it is also compatible with many other PIAB products.

Vacuum switches should be used to increase the safety and control of a vacuum system, and should be installed as close to the suction cup/point as possible for best system performance. The small and low-weight VS401x series offer great possibilities for good system solutions. The VS401x series are vacuum switches with one pre-set digital output. Pre-set vacuum switches are recommended to avoid, for instance, unwanted switching-point changes caused by operators. The switches have an M8 3-pin male connection plug and the output functions are PNP NO, PNP NC or NPN NO, NPN NC, all depending on how the plug pins are connected. The connection plug makes it easy to change the switch without the trouble of having to dismount the whole cable. Three different pre-set switching points are available, 9.0, 15.0 and 21.0 –inHg, and the vacuum connection comes as a push-in connector with a D=6 mm or a male G1/8” thread. A powerful built-in red LED that is visual from a distance indicates whether the switch is active or not. 

The protection classification is IP65 and field tests have proven that this new generation of mini vacuum switches is less sensitive to rough ambient conditions and dusty environments than the previously launched model. 


Mike Tuohey
Marketing Communications Manager
PIAB
65 Sharp Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Ph: (800) 321-7422/(781) 337-7309
Fax: 781-337-6864
mtuohey@piab.com
www.piab.com

 

Size Does Matter With Ultraline’s Rodless Cylinders

Ultraline Ltd is a leading UK manufacturer of pneumatic rodless cylinders
and supplier of magnetic sensors, with a network of worldwide distributors.

Ultraline’s rodless cylinders have been used extensively on a wide range of
applications around the world. These include door actuation,
screen-printing, special purpose machinery and packaging machinery just to
mention a few.

The success of the rodless cylinder range has been credited to the high
performance sealing systems, low leak rates, smooth running, precise
cushioning and excellent load movement capability, as well as the ability to
supply within 24 hours.

Available in various sizes with strokes from 6,000mm as standard with a
compact option up to 40% shorter with the option of slide bearing carriages
for heavier load movement. The cylinders are available in diameters 18mm,
25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm and 63mm.

Ultraline are able to satisfy the needs of most applications as well as
being able to supply specials to customer specifications. Ultraline prides
itself on being a 100% UK manufacturer employing state of the art technology
and a strategy of providing its customers worldwide with high quality,
robust products at competitive prices.

The best engineering, competitive pricing and speedy delivery are the
objectives met by the Ultraline team to ensure that the demands of the
machine builders and designers are satisfied wherever, and whenever, they
need a magnetic sensor or rodless cylinder.

To assist in the selection of an Ultraline rodless cylinder to suit your
application, a free of charge sizing CD is now available. The CD is easy to
use and provides step-by- step instructions on selection program and
complete 2D and 3D drawing files. To order your CD or to discuss the
specification of any product to meet your needs, please telephone (+44)
01908 578617 or e-mail: sales@ultra-line.com or visit Ultraline’s website at
www.ultra-line.com

 

SMC Corporation of America has released version 3.0 of their convenient Model Selection Software.

The application can be run right from the www.smcworld.com site, and allows users to input their pneumatic system requirements and see an output of the system characteristics, along with recommended product series right down to the basic part number. By considering initial cost as well as operating costs, the software also selects equipment that minimizes the total cost of the pneumatic system.

For more complex models, version 3.0 of the Model Selection Software allows users to simulate circuits with multiple cylinders and multiple valves. The software also provides dynamic system characteristics such as displacement, velocity, acceleration and system pressure.

“This software allows engineers to model and simulate a pneumatic circuit before they buy the parts. Knowing how the system will respond before you physically build it is a tremendous advantage,” stated John Halvorsen, Product Manager for SMC Corporation of America. 

 

Norgren's KIP acrylic sub plates simplify fluid system design

Norgren's KIP series of acrylic sub plates are the ideal answer for simplified design and easy installation of complex media flow requirements. This goes a long way to reducing design and installation times thus reducing that all-important time to market.

Use of an acrylic base permits the flow of various media through a single base using multiple inlets and outlets. For greater design flexibility flow paths can be varied and directed to match specific design requirements. Norgren engineers can aid the customer in selecting the most effective design for easy installation, access and the best product aesthetics. Further information can be found at www.norgren.com

 

 

GeoMetric Series, a new ISO/VDMA cylinder line that offers elasticity to tight design budgets…

Integrated switch grooves that are compatible with the majority of all the most popular sensors and reed switches…

Numatics is pleased to announce the introduction of the new GeoMetric Series cylinder line. The GeoMetric® conforms to the following cylinder specifications: DIN/ISO 6431 and VDMA 24562. One of the most desirable features of the cylinder line is the dual groove design that is a standard offering on all GeoMetric® cylinders. The dual groove design offers great flexibility when mounting switches and sensors to the cylinders. One groove is a traditional round groove and the other is what we call a CombiGroove®. The CombiGroove® is a unique design that will accept round and angular switches, sensors, etc. 

Additionally, the CombiGroove® is designed to accept most all of the popular switch and sensor manufacturer's products. This type of flexibility makes the GeoMetric an easy switch from the traditional ISO/VDMA cylinder lines. 

The GeoMetric® is available in 6 bores sizes ranging from 32 mm to 100 mm. Stroke lengths range from 2 mm to 2 meters. Pneumatic cushioning can be regulated by adjusting the brass adjustment screws. Brass is a robust alternative to the conventional plastic adjustment screws. The GeoMetric® series encompasses a high quality, sintered bronze rod bushing. This is a direct effort to win the battle against premature cylinder failure. Furthermore, the GeoMetric® includes a comprehensive list of options, i.e., stainless steel piston rod, high temperature seals, etc. In addition to all of the integrated benefits, the GeoMetric® cylinder line is priced with tight design budgets in mind. 

The cylinder name "GeoMetric®," has a two part meaning. "Geo" represents the cylinders worldwide availability and "Metric" refers to the units of measurement to which the cylinder is produced. The GeoMetric® Series cylinder line will be introduced to the North American market on September 30, 2005. 

Numatics
103 Sam Watkins Boulevard
Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474
(615) 771-1200 - telephone
(615) 771-1201 - fax
www.numatics.com

 

New Servo Rotary Offers Innovative Features

The new servo actuated rotary PT-AS70 is a direct current servomotor coupled to a gear driven axis providing unlimited rotation capability. All of the rotation attributes can be controlled such as acceleration, speed and deceleration. The current can even be monitored to control or limit the rotational torque. 

The rotary produces up to 23Nm (17ft.lbf) max torque with a nominal output of 7Nm (5ft.lbf). Maximum velocity is up to 470°/s at an acceleration rate of 880°/s2. Repeatability is less than +/-0.02° under nominal conditions. The unit's overall mass is less than 1.7Kg(3.7lbf).

The PT-AS70 is an ideal match for the PT-AP70 servo-electric gripper allowing simple plug-and-plan functionality. Communication is optional CAN-bus, RS232, or Profibus-DP. All controls are fully integrated in the unit eliminating the need for an external controller card. The unit has a 16bit CPU where preprogrammed parameters can be downloaded and executed along with optically coupled digital I/O for monitoring and control of ancillary devices. 


SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com
info@schunk-usa.com

 


Pneumatic Linear Drive Without Piston Rod 

New from Rexroth: GSU Series 
GSU guided slide unit from Rexroth
The GSU series represents a new generation of pneumatic linear drives from Rexroth. Excellent guiding qualities within a small unit make the GSU a versatile standard module in handling technology.

The new slide unit can be used in gantries as an X-axis or as a work piece pallet in material supply. The rodless construction makes the unit particularly compact and optimizes machine design. With a speed of up to 1.5 m/s (4.9 ft/s), this drive enables short cycle times. Standard guides ensure high rigidity and precise slide guiding. The name is a good start: GSU stands for Guided Slide Unit.

The GSU series is available in two diameters: 16 mm and 25 mm. The end stops can be finely adjusted, a feature which allows for multiple positions with a single unit and simplifies construction. Diverse connection options allow for extremely flexible installation. Air connections may be used on either the sides or the front.

In order to optimize construction space, all air connections and sensors can be placed on one side.

The drive comes standard-equipped with an elastic shock absorber. It is also available with hydraulic cushioning for applications in which large loads must be stopped or extremely accurate end positions are important. As a part of the Easy-2-Combine automation system, the unit can be directly mounted with other components. Standard interfaces facilitate positive interlocking and frictional connections. Easy-2-Combine is the modular solution from Rexroth for multi-axis automation - versatile and direct.

In North America, the Bosch Group manufacturers and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch Rexroth Corporation, a merger of Bosch Automation Technology and Rexroth, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. In the year 2004, Bosch Rexroth AG achieved sales of approximately $5.3 billion (4.1 billion Euros) with 26,400 employees. 

Under the brand name of Rexroth, the company offers all relevant drive, control and motion technologies: from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to electronics and associated services. Rexroth has 500,000 customers in over 80 countries and is an extensive supplier of components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile applications.

Bosch Rexroth

 

 

PHD's NEW Heavy Duty Guardian™ Grippers Offer High Grip Force & Long Jaw Travels for Robust Parts Gripping

PHD has just released its NEW Series GRR Guardian™ line of grippers. These grippers provide high grip force and are available in long jaw travels of 150, 200, 250, and 350 mm. The rugged design and jaw construction can withstand high impact and shock loads. These new heavy duty grippers are designed for gripping large, heavy parts and perform with precision in even the most demanding industrial automation applications, including small engine block manufacturing, automotive wheel rim manufacturing, foundry applications, clamping and fixturing during assembly operations, and much more. 

Standard features include:

- Double acting for both internal and external gripping.
- Dual air-passage piston rod design allows rapid bore pressurization to accommodate fast cycle times. 
- TC fluoropolymer composite guide shaft bushings provide long life and smooth jaw travel in demanding industrial environments. 
- Three large diameter jaw guides span the length of the gripper to provide stable jaw travel, long allowable tooling length, and high moment capacities.
- Rack and pinion synchronizer is enclosed to protect the mechanism from debris and minimizes backlash.

Units can be specified as synchronized, non-synchronized, or non-synchronized with independently powered jaws to support diverse applications.

Inductive proximity switches are available for discrete indication of jaw position. In addition, Series GRR Guardian™ Grippers can be specified with an optional jaw position sensor that continuously monitors the grip position of the jaws. These grippers are built "sensor ready" allowing the sensor to be factory installed or easily installed in the field. Units can also be specified with PHD's Rodlok® option, providing reliable part retention in the event of lost air pressure.

For more information, send for a free catalog today. For immediate assistance, call PHD, Inc. at (800) 624-8511 or visit our web site at www.phdinc.com/grr.

PHD, Inc., P.O. Box 9070, Fort Wayne, IN 46899
(260) 747-6151; FAX (260) 747-6754
www. phdinc.com
phdinfo@phdinc.com

 

 


NEW ABSOLUTE POSITION FEEDBACK (APF) OPTION FOR TOL-O-MATIC ACTUATORS ELIMINATES HOMING ROUTINES ON RESET.

TOL-O-MATIC has announced its new Absolute Position Feedback (APF) technology, the first fully-integrated linear actuator sensor that eliminates the need for homing routines. APF-equipped TOL-O-MATIC actuators provide analog feedback to the controller or PLC to determine actual load position. Work point variances can also be accommodated throughout the cycle, eliminating stoppage for manual set-ups. Systems with APF provide position feedback as soon as power is applied, allowing immediate resumption from shutdowns, resets and power losses. The APF option is currently available for TOL-O-MATIC BC3 pneumatic and B3S electric series actuators, and unlike fixed length sensors, can be ordered in incremental stroke lengths from 2 to 156 inches. 

“APF is fully integrated within the actuator body, eliminating the need for complex mounting and also reducing the chance of damage to the transducer,” said Michael Dornfeld, TOL-O-MATIC Project Engineer. “The technology utilizes a non-contact, linear displacement transducer that offers high life expectancy, high speed, high linearity and repeatability compared to conventional linear potentiometers.” Dornfeld added that because the APF magnetostrictive transducer measures position directly, effects of screw/nut backlash can be eliminated from position feedback information.

In pneumatic applications using BC3-series actuators, APF can eliminate the need for hard-wired event triggers, and events can be easily programmed to a PLC without having to manually add or adjust switches. An analog signal of 0 to +10Vdc or –10 to +10 Vdc can be selected (based on control device) to make full use of the controller’s analog to digital conversion capabilities.

TOL-O-MATIC’s APF technology opens the door to greater productivity in a number of applications that demand load position location at operation start-up, or high performance/high volume production, including valve positioning, winding, measurement, stacking, inspection machinery, X-Y positioning set-up, load sensing and assembly machinery. 

More information and performance data for BC3 pneumatic and B3S electric actuators equipped with the APF option can be found at www.tolomatic.com/APF, or by calling 1-800-328-2174. 

Tol-O-Matic, a certified ISO 9001:2000 manufacturer, has been designing and manufacturing high quality motion control products for over 50 years. For further information, or free sizing and selection software, contact: Tol-O-Matic, Inc. 3800 County Rd. 116, Hamel, MN 55340. Phone: 800-328-2174. Fax: 763-478-8080. www.tolomatic.com 

 

 

Vacuum System Components Improve Material Handling Safety

A full line of components, designed to enhance the safety of a wide variety of air-powered, vacuum-based material handling applications, is available from ANVER Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

ANVER Vacuum System Safety Components feature the Mitey-AirVacTM totally self-contained venturi vacuum pump station that achieves 26” Hg and has an internal check valve to maintain vacuum in case of a power loss. Related components include a back-up vacuum reservoir and a leakage sensing system that will activate an alarm when it detects a 10% reduction of vacuum.

Allowing designers to create safe compressed air-powered vacuum material handling systems, ANVER Vacuum System Safety Components can be supplied with a full range of suction cups to match loads, such as AnverFlexTM pads with triple-seal edges for a sure grip. A leak-proof one-way vacuum check valve to help prevent vacuum loss, fittings, and tubing are also offered.

For more information contact:

ANVER Corporation
Mark Laycox, Group Manager
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500 FAX (978) 568-1570

www.anver.com

 

 

PT-AP 70 - New Servo Gripper Provides Sensitive Flexible Control

SCHUNK Precision Workholding Solutions has introduced the new PT-AP70 servo actuated gripper. The PT-AP70 was specifically designed to make difficult components such as glass, foam or sand molds easy to manage. The direct current servomotor is coupled to a gear driven ball bearing spindle. The fingers are guided with low friction linear bearings to allow ultra sensitive fully controllable actuation. Grip force, stroke and actuation acceleration can be dynamically controlled or controlled by pre-programmed parameters downloaded to the gripper. In contrast to pneumatically actuated units, the servo actuation is fully flexible.
The gripper has 70 mm of total stroke with the capability to produce 200N (45lbf) of grip force to accommodate a wide variety of work pieces. The guaranteed system repeatability is less than +/- 0.05 mm with an overall weight of 0.9Kg (2.0lbs). Many communication options are available: CAN-bus, RS232, or Profibus-DP. All controls are fully integrated in the unit eliminating the need for external controller cards. 


SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com
info@schunk-usa.com

 

 

Norgren's extends its VM series of pneumatic valve islands

Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialist, has extended it VM valve island family to include the new VM15. Following on from the success of its VM10 this expands the range of Norgren's valve island solutions and delivers even more advantage to OEM's. 

With an unsurpassed flow to size rate of 1.0 Cv the new 15mm wide VM15 continues to deliver the high standards set with the 10mm VM10. The new VM15 allows customers to specify a cost effective compact valve island solution. Previously, to achieve the flow rates the VM15 can deliver, they would have had to opt for a more expensive larger footprint valve solution. The VM15 makes a real difference in projects that require cost savings and reduced installation space.

The VM series valve manifold range provides a high performance, cost effective and value engineered solution that is easy for customers to use and configure to their individual needs. Installation times for the VM series are reduced thanks to the use of integrated push in fittings. Should machine specifications change the configuration can be changed rapidly via interchangeable valve types and is easy to add extra valves for more functionality due to its modularity. 

Suitable for deployment in a wide variety of industry sectors the VM series compact design makes it ideal for inclusion in projects that suffer from space limitations. Its high performance engineered polymer construction offers excellent strength and stability for harsh environments and the series is particularly well suited to applications that employ chemical wash down procedures.

With the VM series customers can choose from DIN rail, through hole and sub base mounting options. Valve islands can be configured from 4 to 16 stations with single or double solenoids and with a high number of possibilities for manual overrides and tube fitting sizes the result is a range with over fifteen million different combinations. Featuring a clean and sleek design that is aesthetically pleasing to design engineers all wiring connections for the VM series are made to one face of the unit for tidiness and protection.

When a customer comes to specify the correct VM series island for their given application selection has been made simple. For convenience Norgren provides a software configuration tool which is available online and on CD. This provides the customer with a part number, price and dimensions. Customers can also download 2D and 3D CAD drawings in 13 file formats. 

Norgren is also focused on continually upgrading its existing solutions to offer customers even greater advantage. For this reason the VM10 has been enhanced with added design features such as additional mountings, 90° multi pole connectors for applications that need additional space savings and extra customer labelling options. 

Norgren

 

 

MTS OFFERS IP67 HOUSING FOR WORLD'S SMALLEST MAGNETOSTRICTIVE SENSOR

MTS Sensors introduces new IP67 housing options for the C-Series modular linear-position sensor. The IP67 housing is ideal for applications subjected to dust, moisture and other environmental conditions that can interfere with operation. Particularly well suited for small- to mid-volume applications where an embedded design using the C-Series core sensor may not be feasible, the C-Series housing options allow the sensor to be safely and securely installed externally onto a product with limited design modifications for even the most robust applications.

The Temposonics C-Series sensor incorporates the latest in magnetostrictive sensor technology to produce the world's smallest magnetostrictive position sensor. Designed for use in OEM products, such as medical devices, small cutting/fastening/forming tools, and various consumer products, the C-Series sensor electronics fit completely inside a 36 mm (1.4 in) by 23 mm (0.91 in) cylindrical housing package, such as the new IP67 housing option from MTS. 

"The compact size and new housing options provide a greater range of installation choices, making the C-Series an ideal choice to replace older technology sensors, such as linear potentiometers and LVDTs," said Jesse Russell, Product Marketing Manager, MTS Sensors Division. "While many high-volume OEMs will design the C-Series into their application housings, the availability of housing options, such as the new IP67 option, makes the C-Series a more viable option for many small- to mid-volume applications for which redesign for embedded installations may otherwise be too costly."

The C-Series Core sensor has a 0 to 5Vdc or PWM output available, and can be powered with a standard 5-volt power supply. The modular architecture allows the addition of a second electronics board that configures the sensor to operate using 12-volt power and also adds additional protection circuitry for EMI immunity. The optional board was designed to optimize the C-Series sensor performance in many mobile machine applications, including agricultural, marine and construction equipment as well as other applications with 12-volt supplies.

For more information about the C-Series sensor and its housing options, contact Jesse Russell, MTS Sensors Division, at 919-677-2314, jesse.russell@mts.com or via the Web at www.mtssensors.com.

 

 

 

AirCylindersDirect.com has a complete offering of proximity switches and sensors that are available in Reed and PNP and NPN electronic type. These high quality switches entail a multitude of performance advantages.

AirCylindersDirect.com cylinder sensors/switches feature advanced electrical protection against hazards such as short circuits, overloads, reverse polarity, voltage spikes and inductive spikes.

Standard Specifications:

·An extremely accessible, over-size Phillips head screw configuration interchangeable with other popular manufacturers 
·Durable Cable Seal
·Robust Housing Material
·Innovative T-Slot Profile Design
·Extremely Bright 180° LED
Material and Construction:
·Housing materials are polyamide, PBTP reinforced fiberglass or aluminum depending of the sensor selected. 
·Mounting clamps are available for attaching to the virtually any cylinder size and type.

Telephone: 1-866-404-5300
AirCylindersDirect.com
Nashville, TN

 

 

SRU - New Rotary Actuator Series Sets a New Benchmark 

SCHUNK introduces a new series rotary actuator SRU, employing both high load capacities and many new technological advances.

The advances start with innovative piston guidance using sleeves in the optimized aluminum housing. The radial clamped end stop adjustments allow easily accessed and fully adjustable rotation angles from 0 to 180 degrees. The housing is not only light it has mounting patterns on both the bottom and side for easy implementation.

The revolutionary locked intermediate position is a highlight new feature. An internal mechanical ball locking mechanism provides rigid center position locking and center position dampening just like the end positions. The standard hydraulic shock absorbers assure smooth, fast and accurate positioning.

Bore sizes ranging from diameter 20mm to 60mm and are available both single and double powered to produce torques from 1.5Nm to 72Nm. Popular features like air feed through, inductive and magnetic position sensing and flexible center bores were maintained from well-accepted predecessor OSE.

From the size and torque options to the locked, dampened center position to the well known features SCHUNK pioneered with previous rotary actuators, the SRU is the state of the art in modern rotary actuation. SCHUNK quality, innovation and durability no need to compromise on your next rotary actuator application3 lbf) to 270N (61 lbf), the GSM will be perfect for your next gripper-swivel application.

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com
info@schunk-usa.com

 

 

PIAB INTRODUCES RESILIENT LC30 LEVEL COMPENSATOR 

Flexible Design is Ideal for High Automation Material Handling 

Hingham, MA - PIAB Vacuum Products, a leading manufacturer of industrial vacuum products and components, introduces the resilient LC30 level compensator, a new device that allows for extremely flexible material handling with suction cups. Designed to adjust level differences in lifting devices that are fitted with several suction cups, the LC30 decreases demand for exact vertical positioning. The LC30 is intended for material handling applications in a range of industries, including packaging, automotive, appliances, wood, HVAC, and other industries that require a high degree of automation.

PIAB’s LC30 can be easily integrated into any of the company’s vacuum products, especially the popular VGS™3010 (Vacuum Gripper System), which is an advanced solution for decentralized vacuum systems that combines DURAFLEX® suction cups and patented COAX® multi-stage ejector technology. The LC30 can mount directly in the groove of an aluminum profile, and is easily fixed in place with a hexagonal screw and T-nut.

Featuring a 1.18” (30mm) stroke with low building height, PIAB’s LC30 can be adjusted by 0.47”, and can also be made non-rotational. The LC30’s conical stainless steel spring rests in a polyurethane busing that ensures excellent damping characteristics and allows shock load at full stroke. The materials that comprise the level compensator have been chosen to minimize the weight of the mounting gripper, eliminating high shear forces and, thus, extending system life. The LC30 weighs just 7.76 ounces (excluding fixing screws) and has a maximum vertical load of 157 lbf.

Mike Tuohey
Marketing Communications Manager
PIAB
65 Sharp Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Ph: (800) 321-7422/(781) 337-7309
Fax: 781-337-6864
mtuohey@piab.com
www.piab.com

 


Norgren introduces new 3-way process control solenoid valve with approval according IEC 61508 / SIL 4

Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialist, has introduced a new series of control valves ideally suited for the harsh operating environments of the chemical and process industries. The new 98000 series control valves feature a wide operating temperature range of -40°F to +176°F and the valves are offered with a 8mm orifice that fills a requirement within these industries. Designed to make a real difference the new 3/2 way control valves operate without lubrication which has a beneficial effect on the reliability of operation. 

The process industry imposes specific demands with regards to equipment utilized within it. To this end the 98000 series has been type tested to IEC 61508 and is certified to safety integrity level 4. The devices are available with a wide range of protection class solenoids such as IP65, EEx me, EEx md and NEMA 4 and are CSA and FM approved with metal housing for outdoor implementation. The valve's flow rates are fully comparable with those of indirect controlled units. Further information on this series can be found at www.norgren.com

 

 

High Relief Flow Now Available with ¼" Electronic Pressure Regulator!

Reverse flow rates in excess of 25scfm at 100psi are possible with the new QB3 electronic pressure regulator by Proportion-Air. Backpressure as well as high relief applications are now possible without the use of a quick exhaust valve and/or additional plumbing. The QB3 uses a solid state pressure sensor to monitor the pressure at the work port and then adjusts the regulator to the desired pressure, by filling or exhausting air from the system. The product can be calibrated to operate through atmosphere and regulate vacuum, or can be used as a programmable pressure relief valve. 

Contact:
Mr. Thomas Becknell
Proportion-Air, Inc.
P0 Box 218, McCordsville, Indiana, 46055
Phone: 317/335-2602, Fax: 317/335-3853
E-mail: tomb@proportionair.com
Web: http://www.proportionair.com

 

 

Distribution Box Enables Quicker Sensor Installation

Computerized controls can be connected to sensors and actuators at the machine level quickly and efficiently with the D-Box from Canfield Connector. Designed to reduce installation and troubleshooting time, the D-Box can be used with 8mm, 12mm or 8mm/12mm quick-connect cables. It also carries a NEMA type 6 / IP 67 dust tight and water resistant designation and is epoxy encapsulated for harsh environments with a temperature rating of -20° to +80° C.

Other D-Box features include Power / I/O LED indicators, built-in input surge suppression, NPN (sinking)/PNP (sourcing) options, 15’ standard cable length and optional DIN rail mounting. Its 120V (max.) and 12 Amp unit / 4 Amp I/O ratings make is suitable for a variety of machine applications.

Complete features and specifications are available at the company’s website, www.canfieldconnector.com or by calling 800-554-5071.

 

 

Compact Electronic Pressure Regulator Combines Versatile Mounting, High-Performance, Reliability and Now ATEX compliant

AMHERST, NH, USA - ControlAir Inc. announces the Type-550X Miniature Electropneumatic I/P, E/P Transducer with ATEX compliance. The unit's compact housing, accessible ports and easy adjustments provide an ideal answer to applications that are space-constrained. The Type-550X with 4-20mA signal, approved by Factory Mutual (FM) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), is now compliant with the ATEX directive 94/9/EC for equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres in Europe.

The Type-550X is an electronic pressure regulator that converts a variable signal (current or voltage) to a proportional pneumatic output. The Type-550X's economical startup cost, low air consumption, and reliable performance make this unit a great investment. The unit's compact housing permits space saving and dense mounting while multiple mounting configurations provide installation versatility. The ATEX compliant Type-550X comes standard with a NEMA-4X housing and is approved for intrinsically safe applications. Input and output ports on both front and back of the unit allow for versatile plumbing. High flow capacity delivers quick actuation of dampers, louvers, valves and cylinders. Other features include field reversible, RFI/EMI protection, external zero and span adjustments, and removable external orifice.

The Type-550X has a built-in volume-booster that provides up to 20 SCFM air flow capacity allowing increased control speed in critical applications. The ATEX approved Type-550X standard and zero-based range units utilize an input signal of 4-20 mA. Output pressure for the standard range include 3-15 psig, 3-27 psig, 6-30 psig, 2-60 psig and 3-120 psig. The zero-based range output includes 0-30 psig, 0-60 psig and 0-120 psig. Supply pressures range up to 100 psig in the standard range and up to 130 psig in the zero-based range. The standard mounting bracket allows mounting directly on a valve, wall, panel, or pipe. Optional DIN rail and manifold mounting kits are available. Multiple choices for electrical connection include ½" NPT conduit terminal block and DIN 43650 connections.

The Type-550X provides precise air pressure regulation to actuators, valves, positioners, cylinders, clutches, brakes and other final control elements. Industries that utilize the Type-550X include Petrochemical, HVAC, Energy Management, Textile, Pulp and Paper, Paper Converting, Robotics, Machine Control, Medical, Semiconductor and Food and Drug.

ControlAir Inc. manufactures precision pneumatic and electropneumatic controls. ControlAir's markets include process control, semiconductor, printing and converting presses, diagnostic and surgical medical equipment, robotics, quality control, automotive, analyzers, compressors, pumps and paint equipment. For more information, ControlAir's website, www.controlair.com, offers full product specifications with pdf files, product CAD drawing files, and company profile.

Contact: 
Melissa Ryan
ControlAir Inc. 
8 Columbia Drive
Amherst, NH 03031 USA
Phone: 603-886-9400
Fax: 603-889-1844

 


Easy-2-Combine - The New Automation System from Rexroth

Directly combinable individual components simplify handling tasks with small parts. Providing customers with modular solutions for common handling processes is the central idea of the new Easy-2-Combine automation system.

Easy-2-Combine is the solution for multi-axis automation tasks with individual components that can be combined in simple, time-saving assembly steps. This means that the most common applications in assembly technology can now be done with standardized interfaces. Centering elements are used for interlocking mounting and connections for sensors and the air supply are provided at several positions throughout the system, making complicated and expensive connection kits unnecessary. Rexroth has Easy-2-Combine components that can perform linear movements, pneumatically driven rotation movements, as well as gripper functions. Many components feature easily adjusted end position settings, thus drastically reducing final commissioning time. Connection kits to flexibly assemble additional components will also remain in the Rexroth program. As a result of all this, the Easy-2-Combine system is already equipped for expansion. Rexroth's goal is to integrate additional components and sizes in the system Easy-2-Combine for increased handling technology solutions.

Bosch Rexroth

 

AirCylindersDirect.com is proud to announce the EN Series. The EN Series combines cost-effectiveness with proven dependability. The EN Series is a repairable NFPA Interchangeable cylinder line that was specially designed to excel in the most demanding applications. The EN Series encompasses many value-added features such as an extra long graphite filled cast iron rod bushing. This robust air cylinder line offers elasticity to tight design budgets without sacrificing quality.

Standard Specifications:
- NFPA Interchangeable
- Bore Sizes: 1-1/2" - 6"
- Rod Diameters: 5/8" - 1-3/4"
- Rod Ends: multiple standards
- Strokes: Up to 48" 
- Pressure Rating: 250 PSIG
- Standard Fluid: Filtered Air
- Standard Temperature: -10° F to + 165° F 
- Mounting Styles: 17 Standard
- Single Rod and Double Rod

Optional Features: 
- Seals for high temperature service: 10° F to + 250° F 
- Cushions: Adjustable as well as Fixed
- Bumpers and Silencer Bumpers
- Metallic Rod Scraper
- Stainless Steel Components
- Rod Stud

Telephone: 1-866-404-5300
AirCylindersDirect.com
Nashville, TN

 

 

Norgren introduces its new range of Pneufit D food grade pneumatic fittings

Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialist, has extended its range of world-class push in fittings with the introduction of the all-new Pneufit D series. Providing a perfect complement to its existing Pneufit range the new composite fittings feature quick and easy connection without the need for tools thus saving on valuable installation times. Pneufit D is suitable for a wide range of compressed air applications and is approved by FDA, WRAS (UK), SK Zert (Ger) and NSF-51 (USA) for use in food processing.

The integral stainless steel grab rings offers fast secure assembly for Nylon PU and PE tubing and the new range consists of over 45 different shapes equating to over 600 part numbers. Tube sizes are available from 4mm to 12mm in metric and 5/32" to ½" in inch. Pneufit D can also be specified with NPTF, BSP and UN type threads.

Focused on providing a wide range of solutions Norgren now offers customers Pneufit C for general industrial, Pneufit D for specialist food, water and beverage and metal Pneufit for higher specification requirements. More information on the complete Pneufit series can be found at www.norgren.com

 

 

 

HOFFMAN UPDATES OPERATOR INTERFACE ENCLOSURES

New CONCEPT® Enclosures ideal for flat screen devices

To address the aesthetic, ergonomic and functional demands of modern manufacturing, Hoffman introduces the newly redesigned CONCEPT® Operator Interface Enclosure series. Twenty standard enclosures designed for pendant or pedestal mounted controls deliver functional and attractive integration of new generation flat screen OI devices including touch screens and LCD monitors, as well as push-buttons and other traditional control schemes.

"The feature-rich CONCEPT Enclosures were developed as an ergonomic response to newer monitors and display technology," said Mark Saunders, Hoffman Product Manager. "These enclosures reflect the requirements of flat screens, providing more sizes and options for the profusion of computer-driven controls". 

A single part number orders a complete enclosure including a 14-gauge steel body with quarter-turn latching back door, a blank aluminum front plate for easy customization, and aluminum "comfort grip" handle extrusions that extend the height of the enclosure. Adding modern aesthetics and improving operator comfort, these extrusions are available in a choice of standard accent colors including blue, red, purple and turquoise, as well as a standard RAL 9005 black polyester powder finish. Other options include attached clipboard/whiteboard, a drive access door, keyboard tray and accessory handles.

Twenty new models are available in a wide range of sizes. Each model is pre-drilled for top mounting using a Series 2 or Series 4 50/60 pendant arm, or a pedestal. Like most Hoffman enclosures, the CONCEPT OI can be easily modified to your needs with over 100 finish colors and textures, holes and cutouts to your specifications, and a complete line of accessories.

Hoffman CONCEPT OI enclosures are available throughout North America through authorized Hoffman distributors. Visit www.hoffmanonline.com to learn more and to locate your local Hoffman sales office.

Hoffman, headquartered in Anoka, Minn., is a leading manufacturer of enclosures and accessories to protect mission critical electronic components in the data communications, government, industrial, and commercial markets. Additional information can be found at www.hoffmanonline.com

 

 

New Solenoid Valve Connectors Feature "Made in America" Quality, Design and Value

The new Industry Standard SM 5F and 5J solenoid valve connectors from Canfield Connector are virtually indestructible at an affordable price. Now, users no longer need to sacrifice quality or pay a premium for an American-made connector. 5F and 5J connectors offer a completely molded design for superior environmental integrity over field wire versions. 

Other features include captive screw and molded in gasket with the assembly so there's nothing to lose. The 5F and 5J connectors are available in ISO, Mini, 8mm, and 9.4mm sizes. Options include indicator lights, surge suppression, and 6' or 15' standard wire lengths. Low profile straight line or right angle configurations allow for installation in many limited space applications. Custom wire lengths and hard usage (STO) cable are also available. All 5F & 5J connectors are made in the USA and backed by Canfield's outstanding service. Complete specifications are available by contacting Canfield Connector or by visiting the company's web site.

For more information contact:

Canfield Connector, Inc.
Tel: 800-554-5071
www.canfieldconnector.com

 

 

PIAB INTRODUCES NEW ACCESSORIES FOR P2010 PUMP

Premium Options Expand Versatility for Electronic Manufacturing Applications

Designed to save energy costs, space and time, the P2010 accessories create more versatility in functions for electronic manufacturing applications requiring light and reliable pick-ups. 

The P2010 can be accompanied by one type of Blow-off, four types of Quick-Release, and one DIN-rail mounting bracket. The accessories are mounted by pressing the two stems of either aluminum housing into the push-in connections of the P2010 housing. The DIN-rail mounting bracket is fastened by screws to the four connection holes on the underside of the pump. 

The Quick-Release unit can be redesigned to suit a variety of specific electronic applications, as the user can add any desired number of Quick-Release tanks. While it is possible to build up to five different models, PIAB has chosen to build two standard models that can be easily redesigned by users and their customers. These units can all be complemented with a vacuum switch in M5 thread, PNP or NPN design. The vacuum switches can be connected either directly to the M5 thread of the P2010 housing or to the M5 thread of the Blow-off unit.

Mike Tuohey
Marketing Communications Manager
PIAB
65 Sharp Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Ph: (800) 321-7422/(781) 337-7309
Fax: 781-337-6864
mtuohey@piab.com
www.piab.com

 

 

VENTURI VACUUM PUMPS, LIGHTWEIGHT, FAST, EASY TO USE

An upgraded line of micro-miniature, compressed air powered venturi vacuum pumps that eliminate vacuum controls and let designers use standard pneumatic controls is being introduced by ANVER Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

ANVER JV Vacuum Pumps are lightweight venturi vacuum generators that can be used with high speed, high vacuum pick-and-place systems and provide milli-second attach-and-release. Weighing only 0.63 oz., they can be mounted at the pick-up point, accommodate several types of suction cups, and can be controlled using standard compressed air supply valves and components.

Providing the flexibility of using off-the-shelf compressed air components and fittings, ANVER JV Vacuum Pumps achieve a 26"Hg vacuum with either a 0.50 or 0.74 scfm flow rate. Molded from thermoplastic and color-coded with their flow rate, they are available with 5 mm female threads (which 10/32 fits right in) or with 5/32" (4 mm) O.D. tube connection ports.

ANVER JV Vacuum Pumps are priced from $9.98 each and are made in the USA. Samples and literature are available upon request.

For more information contact:

ANVER Corporation
Mark Laycox, Group Manager
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500 FAX (978) 568-1570

www.anver.com

 

 

PZV - New 4-Finger Concentric Gripper

SCHUNK Inc. introduces a new series of 4-finger centric grippers known as PZV. Currently, 2- and 3-finger grippers cover most industrial and automation handling tasks. They offer high positioning accuracy when gripping coplanar cylindrical work pieces. 4-finger grippers are required if cylindrical work pieces are palletized in a grid. In the case of a 3-finger gripper, however, at least one of the fingers interferes with a neighboring component. The PZV takes advantage of the given space at the quadrants of the work pieces with its four fingers. The PZV gripper is ideal for these applications.

To make the PZV versatile during other applications, you can use it as a parallel gripper for clamping different parts by mounting two different sets of fingers. This eliminates the need to change tooling, while also reducing setup time. The PZV is available in 4 sizes and achieves grip forces from 580 N (130 lbf) to 7,100 N (1,600 lbf). With strokes ranging from 6 mm to 25 mm per finger, the PZV has the capability to cover a large range of work pieces.

The PZV is built with proven technology from the 2-finger PGN-plus and 3-finger PZN-plus grippers using the serrated jaw design. The serrated jaw design and the proven wedge hook system gives these grippers a higher moment capacity, thereby allowing higher accelerations and heavier work piece weight. SCHUNK has also provided mounting for inductive proximity sensors with fully adjustable targets and integrated mounting of magnetic switches.

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com
info@schunk-usa.com

 

 

New Compact and Modular Vacuum Pump with Built-in Control Functions for More Efficient and Reliable Handling of Objects

Based upon PIAB’s patented COAX® ejector technology, the P3010 AVM™ is a mini-sized compact, compressed air driven vacuum unit that boasts of multiple integrated control functions. PIAB’s P3010 AVM is ideal for highly automated manufacturing processes where robots are used in handling of metal sheets, boards and plastic items in a variety of industries. 

PIAB’s P3010 AVM features two built-in vacuum switches for more efficient and reliable handling of objects. These vacuum switches are used to send a ready-signal when the object to be handled is gripped, and a signal to activate the energy-saving function. The P3010 AVM unit also has a valve for start/stop of the pump, plus a blow-off valve that makes it possible to release the objects much faster while also cleaning the vacuum pipe. The ON/OFF valve is offered in two versions: normally open (NO) or normally closed (NC). 

The modular design of the P3010 AVM, which measures 4.0 x 0.7 x 6.3 in., allows for the installation of several units together and connection accessories. The P3010 AVM’s ejector housing is made of anodized aluminum, and the complete unit has a safety classification of IP65. The recommended feed pressure is 45 psi. The air consumption is quite low at 1.0-2.0 scfm (two sizes) at the recommended feed pressure, while the suctioned volume of air is up to three times larger (3.0-6.0 scfm). The P3010 AVM has a very reliable function throughout the range of 25 to 87 psi, which is a great advantage as fluctuations in existing compressed-air piping are quite common. 

PIAB

 

MINIATURE PNEUMATIC LINEAR ACTUATOR FITS TIGHT SPACES

The AGMS compact air cylinder offer a high performance solution for linear
motion applications that require short strokes coupled with compact boundary
dimensions and high loading capability. The compact size of this pneumatic
miniature linear actuator is ideal for use in tight spaces needing large
payloads.

New AGMS series mini-linear actuators from AGI provide a load-carrying
capacity of 3 to 28 lbs. yet the total height of the assembly is only 0.813
inches, making this one of the smallest commercially available pneumatic
linear actuator.

This precision mini-slide has a T-slot bearing design that is supported the
full length of the body to carry heavy loads. AGMS straight-line design
offers High moment load and high accuracy in a compact lightweight package.
It features a lightweight aluminum base that is hard anodized and a carriage
made from Ampco 18 aluminum-bronze. Standard mounting holes on the slide
carriage and endplate make it easy to attach the mechanism being moved and
the unit's base offers four holes for mounting. Stroke adjustments and locks
are standard on end of extend and retract of stroke.

The Mini-Linear Actuator is part of a new product line that offers flexible
configurations. The Pneumatically actuated mini slides have two bore sizes
.5 and also a .75 inch available in .5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 inch strokes.
Optional switch kits allow the use of inductive proximity switches for easy
interfacing to electrical controls.

AGI supplies a complete range of sophisticated automation products that
include, parallel grippers, rotary actuators, thrusters, linear actuator
slides, mini slides, tool changers, overload devices. Available in imperial
and metric versions for flexibility of design for a world market.

For more information on this product, send for a FREE catalog today. For
immediate assistance, call AGI, at (203) 459-8345 or visit our web site at
www.agi-automation.com

 

 

Norgren introduces new VP12 miniature proportional motion control valve

Increasingly, automation specialists need to raise the levels of both functionality and performance without compromising on cost or space. Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialist has introduced the VP12, which has been developed with these demands in mind. With over twenty years experience in proportional technology Norgren has optimized the design of the new VP12 to provide for the accurate control of pressure in a cost effective package. Suitable for a wide variety of applications within industries such as automotive, packaging, process and medical the VP12 delivers excellent control characteristics, high flow capabilities and optimized use of space.

Available in various pressure ranges up to 116 PSI the reliable and rugged VP12 provides an advantage to applications that require a compact solution due to limited installation space and the ease of connection makes it quick and simple to install. With an operating temperature range stated at 32 to 140°F and IP30 weatherproof protection the devices have a maximum flow capacity of 200 L/min and feature low power consumption. Delivering better system control without paying for a costly solution the VP12 proportional valve benefits from excellent control resolution and features a fail safe mode upon loss of signal or power. Further information on Norgren's complete range of proportional solutions can be found at www.norgren.com 

 


Rexroth Introduces RWT Pneumatic Index Table for Automation Applications 

The new Rexroth RWT index table combines proven Rexroth mechanical and pneumatic drives with small dimensions and a flat, circular design, ideal for use in compact automation systems.

The RWT index table offers accurate positioning by continuous stepwise rotation instead of forward and backward motion. A typical application of the index table includes indexing a workpiece requiring four, six or eight processes, resulting in favorable manufacturing flexibility.

A double-acting, piston-type ratchet and gear mechanism provide accuracy up to +/-0.2 degrees, and the table has a useful plane-mounting surface with threaded mounting holes and locating dowels for precision and strength. Its flat design and high torque also enhance the big performance of this small device.

The RWT index table is available in six different step versions that are also prepared for inductive sensors. The series includes 45-degree, 60-degree or 90-degree index angles with rotation to the right or left.

Bosch Rexroth

Angie Petrick
Account Coordinator - Lead Management Services
MarketSense
681 Commerce Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Voice- 630-654-0170 ext. 115
Fax- 630-654-030
apetrick@market-sense.com

 

 

New 2-Finger And 3-Finger Servo-Electric Grippers

SCHUNK Inc. introduces a new series of servo-electric grippers, EGN 100, a 2-finger parallel type and EZN 64 of the 3-finger centric type. The basic principle of these two servo grippers comes from their proven pneumatic counterparts PGN+100 and PZN+64. Due to the integrated servomotor and encoder for position feedback, the grippers can be actuated in either a force or positioning mode and allows for adjustment of the gripping force, position or speed. 

The EGN & EZN have an external controller that is supplied with 24V DC and can be controlled by a CAN-bus or RS 485 communication interface. This controller also has a digital control input making it easy to integrate it to an existing application without the CAN-bus or RS 485 communication capability capabilities. The EGN 100 gives a stroke range of up to 20mm and a grip force of up to 600 N (135 lbf). The EZN 64 has a stroke of up to 12mm and a grip force of 500 N (112 lbf). 

With the capabilities of the EGN & EZN servo grippers you can improve a wide range of processes. The position feedback of the encoder allows you to sort parts while transporting them instead of having a separate measuring operation determining the part size. Typically on robotic applications, the end effector is the only component that requires a pneumatic supply and valve to actuate it. The EGN or EZN will eliminate the need for air in these applications. The EGN & EZN is a great addition to the growing electric product offering of SCHUNK.

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com
info@schunk-usa.com

 


Ultrasonic Flow Meter Handles Suspended Particles

Hedland HTTF Ultrasonic Flow Meters are a reliable solution for machine tool coolant lines and other industrial processes where contaminants can cause inaccurate readings. The non-invasive meters are not affected by suspended solids or gas pockets and provide accurate, bi-directional flow measurement. Because they simply clamp onto the outside of the pipe they are easy and economical to install.

The meters can be used with carbon steel and stainless steel pipes, and copper and plastic tubing in sizes from ½ " (12 mm) to 2" (50 mm) with liquid temperatures from 0oF to 185oF (-20oC to +85oC). The enclosure is weather proof for indoor or outdoor mounting and is available with or without a rate and totalizer display. Remote mount transducers are available for pipe sizes from ½" (12 mm) to 100" (2540 mm).

Direct interface is provided for integrated data collection systems via 4-20mA output and either TTL-pulse or simulated turbine meter outputs that are proportional to the fluid flow rate. 

UltraLinkTM, a Windows® compatible software utility is available for customer configuration and in-field calibration.

Hedland is a leading manufacturer of flow meters, flow switches and transmitters and portable hydraulic test equipment for a broad range of industrial applications. The company offers products for use with liquid, compressed gasses and air. For complete specifications on the HTTF Ultrasonic Meter call 1-800-433-5263, visit Hedland's website at: www.hedland.com, or e-mail questions to: hedlandinfo@racinefed.com. Technically trained customer service representatives are available to assist in the selection process.

 


ANVER TT Series Transfer Tubes are made from aluminum, with an anodized finish, and have a straight-thru bore to let materials pass freely without clogging. Featuring a new mounting clip for easy installation, these tubes are powered by compressed air which creates a Venturi vacuum and can be used for a wide range of conveying applications.

Available in sizes from 0.375” to 1” I.D., with 15 to 95 SCFM air flows, ANVER TT Series Transfer Tubes provide controlled speed and output flow by regulating the input air pressure. Maintenance-free and designed to let several tubes operate from a single air source, applications include material transfer, hopper loading, and dust- and trim waste removal

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

www.anver.com

 

 

SCHUNK Inc. introduces a comprehensive selection program for grippers SSG 1.7. This intuitive program queries required parameters entered by the customer and determines the appropriate gripper for the application. The entry of these parameters is made user friendly providing detailed information and 3-D graphic windows that can be easily viewed for each parameter. The program takes into account all aspects of the application from input air pressure to the material of the gripper fingers. Using real engineering calculations and proven scientific laws, the program will output the proper gripper for the application with all needed engineering data that results from the calculation.

The program will allow you to accurately size a gripper or double-check a pre-selected gripper or gripper type. The SSG 1.7 program takes things like finger length, and friction or capture gripping into account along with moment forces, whether they are due to acceleration from a robotic application or generated from an assembly process. The program also considers the factors in the environment of the application such as high temperature, corrosive fluids, fluids with and without particles, cleanroom, and normal environments. 


The SSG 1.7 will give you the best gripper for the application eliminating the guesswork or over sizing often used due to other antiquated selection methods. Increase your confidence and optimize your system with a true engineering based software. Now the most technically advanced grippers are sized with the most state of the art software.

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com
info@schunk-usa.com

 

SMC Corporation, has announced the release of the EMY2 electric guided slide table actuator. The EMY2 combines the smooth operation, flexibility, and high positioning accuracy of a stepper motor actuator with the quick setup, simple actuation, and low cost of its pneumatic equivalent. 

The EMY2 features a user-friendly control box for manual operation, and can be actuated using just two PLC outputs like a solenoid valve--one for move left, another for move right, and both for move to center. It also provides four status outputs and five LEDs for at-a-glance visual indication. Magnetically triggered hall effect sensors can also be mounted along the length of the actuator for additional position verification.

Available in two base sizes, the EMY2 can handle payloads up to 70 lbs, with stroke lengths from 50 to 1,000 mm. Stroke stop blocks let you tailor the stroke length to suit the application. For added value, the slider & guide rail portion of the actuator can be separated from the motor & control box for maintenance or easier installation. The motor & control box can be positioned on the left or right side of the actuator, facing up or downward.

SMC Corporation manufactures high quality actuators and cylinders, airline and air preparation equipment, high-purity products, vacuum components, instrumentation, and a host of fittings and accessories applicable to the pneumatic automation industry. SMC has a total of 14 production facilities, 3 of which are in North America –Indiana, California, and Ontario, Canada. SMC’s global presence enables it to provide quality customer service in any part of the world. 

For more information please visit www.smcusa.com.

 

 

PIAB Vacuum Products showcases its Adjustable Vacuum Palletizing (AVP) system. PIAB’s AVP is a flexible new palletizing solution for handling product in a variety of industries, including food, beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, personal care and industrial.

PIAB’s AVP features a unique modular design that is easily expandable, in order to accommodate for dissimilarities in product size—without the need for additional end effectors. Additionally, PIAB’s AVP is simple to configure, resulting in a minimal set-up time and more available up-time on the machine.

“The growing trend toward mass customization in the packaging industry is changing the shapes and sizes of boxes and containers that come through production lines,” said John Holmes, Packaging Segment Manager of PIAB Vacuum Products. “PIAB’s AVP system provides the flexibility, quick changeover,energy efficiency and speed to palletize a variety of products in less time.”


PIAB’s AVP is manually adjustable on the x and y axis, so the positioning can be quickly changed, thus reducing downtime

PIAB

 

Norgren's new VP60 pneumatic proportional valve delivers high levels of functionality

Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialist, has introduced a new high performance pneumatic proportional control valve. Designated as the VP60 the device features new microprocessor driven position control and delivers high dynamic properties thus enabling short accelerations times. By utilizing a glandless spool and sleeve design the VP60 makes a real difference in applications that require very high operating figures, the VP60 typically delivers figures of >250 million operations at full stroke. 

Zero point adjustment via a mini keypad provides an application specific method of adjustment for leakage, drift and offset and a multicolor LED indicates device status diagnosis. The VP60 is ideal for deployment within sectors such as mechanical engineering, automotive manufacturing, packaging, printing/paper processing, medical and food. Typical applications within these sectors include rotational speed control, velocity control, vacuum generation and torque regulations. In combination with a PLC the VP60 could by used for positioning applications.

Available in pressure ratings up to 174PSI the VP60 is suitable in its standard form for environments that require ATEX Zone 2 certified devices. Conforming to CE the VP60 benefits from IP65 protection and is free of lacquer affecting substances. Connection can be made via G1/4 and 1/4NPT ports and feature optimized linearity in conjunction with minimum hysteresis, failsafe bleeding and zero overlap mode. Suitable for environments that utilize filtered, un lubricated compressed air, further information on the Norgren range of proportional solutions can be found at www.norgren.com

 


New Bore Size Complements PHD's Series SxL/SxH Slide Offering

PHD has just released a new bore size for its Series SxL and SxH Cantilever Slides. Previously available in 8, 10, 14, 20, and 32 mm, Series SxL and SxH Slides are now also available in a bore size of 25 mm. These slides feature a compact design and provide high load capacities, making them ideal for a wide range of applications. 

Series SxH Slides feature precision-machined high capacity TC fluoropolymer composite bearings and are available in long travel lengths of up to 8 inches. Series SxL Slides feature self-lubricating polymer bearings and are available in travel lengths of up to 3 inches. Both versions incorporate twin switch slots for flush installation of PHD's Series 6790 Switches eliminating the need for expensive collars, brackets, and target kits. Units are available in imperial and metric versions to accommodate applications in worldwide markets.

Additional standard features include:

· High capacity internal and external shock pads to reduce noise and end-of-travel
impact
· Low breakaway piston and rod seals
· Tapped and/or counterbored mounting holes in slide housing and tool plate with 
optional dowel holes for easy unit mounting and attachment of tooling
· Ships next day from receipt of order

Like other PHD products, Series SxH and SxL Slides are offered with a wide range of options to fit specific automation design requirements. Optional travel adjustment on extend equips the unit with stop collars and external shock pads for high speed cycling applications and easy adjustment of the extended tool plate position. Units are also offered with corrosion resistant options to provide protection in corrosive environments. 

For more information, send for a free catalog today or visit our web site at www.phdinc.com/salsah. For immediate assistance, call PHD, Inc. at (800) 624-8511.

PHD

 

New from Barrington . . . . Low-Profile Slides!

Barrington now offers two more low-profile table slides: the ES-1 and ES-2. 

Low-profiles table slides are ideal for tight spaces and gantry applications. The smallest slide has a side profile less than 1 inch tall. Value, durability, and standard features highlight the ES line of low-profile table slides. 

Barrington Automation · 780 E. Tek Dr. · Crystal Lake · IL · 60014
http://www.barringtonautomation.com

 

 

Famic Technologies Inc. announces the new version of Automation Studio, its leading software for schematic design and simulation of fluid power and electrical systems. Automation Studio offers powerful and user-friendly drawing functionalities, dynamic and realistic simulation, sizing tools, and multiple new productivity features helping companies to accelerate time-to-market.

Automation Studio's new enhancements help systems designers to accelerate the design process with new trade specific drawing tools. The improved color-coded and animated simulation (simulation of all kind of fluids, simulation of heat exchange coefficient and improved consideration of flow type) enables engineers to carry out sharpest analysis of design integrity. Maintenance and service personnel can perform fastest testing of "what if" scenarios and easily detect problems areas, and trainers can create a more flexible training environment at no extra cost.

Design is easy as users only have to drag and drop components from extensive libraries. The dynamic and realistic simulation capabilities allow engineers to quickly identify design imperfections and ultimately to optimize the whole design process. The software includes simulation models for servo and servo proportional valves, variable displacement pumps, proportional pressure regulators and flow controls. It is also possible to assign catalog information to any symbols and to document projects as Automation Studio automatically generates bill of material. Automation Studio's is more than a simple CAD and simulation software, its helps engineers, maintenance and service personnel, and trainers work more efficiently, and makes their companies more competitive in their markets.

For readers inquiry :
Famic Technologies Inc.
9999 Cavendish, Suite 350
Saint-Laurent, QC, Canada
H4M 2X5Tel.: 
514-748-8050
Fax: 514 748-7169
www.automationstudio.com 
sales@famictech.com 

 

 

SMC Corporation has announced the release of the LC8 AC Servo Motor Controller. The LC8 is a servo amplifier / controller for the LJ, LG and LTF series actuators and provides high-level features at mid-level pricing.

Up to 7 LC8s can be slaved together for control from a single PLC, which can execute 117 steps that can command any or all of the actuators to move to a specific position, move a specific distance or apply a specific amount of torque. The position accuracy is ±0.005 mm to ±0.025 mm, depending on the feed screw lead of the actuator. There are also 5 palletizing steps that can use the same command from the PLC to move 2 axes sequentially through pallets of up to 10,000 rows by 10,000 columns. The simple method for configuring and running the palletizing features has been awarded a US patent.

The LC8 comes with easy to use human / machine interface software for configuring and testing the controllers. This HMI software includes features for 'teaching' positions by moving the actuators either manually or under power and all of the configuration data can be stored in files so that a setup for one machine can be easily duplicated on many others.

The LC8 is compact, 141 mm H x 75 mm W x 130 mm D, weighs less than 1 kg and is available for 100 - 115 VAC or 200 - 220 VAC power and either 50, 100 or 200 Watt motors.

SMC Corporation manufactures high quality electric actuators and controllers for industrial automation. SMC has a total of 14 production facilities, 3 of which are in North America - Indiana, California and Ontario, Canada. SMC's global presence enables it to provide quality customer service in any part of the world.


For more information please visit www.smcusa.com.

 

 

GSM – The New Gripper-Swivel Unit

SCHUNK Inc. introduces a new series of gripper-swivel units, GSM, which will set a new benchmark in the field of automated assembly. Many applications formerly built from individual components and adapters are now combined into the compact gripper-swivel unit GSM.

With its slim and innovative design the GSM will fit a wide range of application requirements, while saving time and space on any automated machine. The three base swivel unit sizes can be equipped with one of four different gripper types. The GSM offers the choice of 2-finger parallel grippers, 3-finger concentric
grippers, 2-finger angular grippers, and 180° angular grippers. With hydraulic shock absorbers to dampen the rotation, the GSM also has the capability of being fully adjustable from 0-180°. With the internal porting of the air supply to the gripper, the GSM will eliminate interfering contours from airlines and
sensors to the gripper.

The flexibility of the GSM unit is further enhanced by the variety of mounting
possibilities. Due to the slim design of the GSM, several units can be mounted
close to one another without interference. Compared to conventional gripper swivel
combinations the GSM incorporates a hose-free connection for air supply
and integrates mounting of magnetic sensors in the body for position feedback
on both the gripper and swivel units giving the most compact design on the
market. With a total of 92 different versions with strokes ranging from 4mm to
20mm and a grip force range of 28N (6.3 lbf) to 270N (61 lbf), the GSM will
be perfect for your next gripper-swivel application.

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com
info@schunk-usa.com

 

 

Guided Pneumatic Cylinder gives numerous advantages 


Twin guide rods plus slide bearings or ball bearings provide stability 
Rexroth GPC guided pneumatic cylinder
The Guided Pneumatic Cylinder (GPC) by Rexroth is equipped with two rigid guide rods supported by either slide bearings or ball bearings, which guarantees a high level of stability.

The main benefits provided by the guided cylinder are high force, precise movement, high side load capacity and anti-rotation combined in the same product. This means easier design and building of machines by reducing the need for external guides. Other features are soft end position resulting in low noise. The magnetic piston means easy sensing of position. Moreover, the GPC has numerous mounting possibilities. A unique advantage is the possibility to directly combine two GPC cylinders to a two-axis system without any adapter plate. The next smaller size GPC mounts directly on the front plate of the larger cylinder.

Typical applications are material handling systems, where high side-load capacity and precision motion are a must, and general application with side load or anti-rotation needs, such as stopping or clamping, where a standard cylinder is too weak. The GPC is also well suited as a carrier of grippers, suction cups and other fixtures and tooling.

The GPC cylinder is available in eight different diameters between 12 and 63 millimeters as well as stroke lengths of up to 200 millimeters. A magnetic piston is standard for easy sensing of cylinder position. Choose from standard or top loader models, and all versions are available with slide bearings or ball bearings. 
Bosch Rexroth Corporation, a merger of Bosch Automation Technology and Rexroth, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. In the year 2003, Bosch Rexroth AG achieved sales of $4.4 billion (3.7 billion Euros) with 25,700 employees.

Under the brand name of Rexroth, the company offers all relevant drive, control and motion technologies: from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to electronics and associated services. Rexroth has 500,000 customers in over 80 countries and is an extensive supplier of components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile applications.

Rexroth

 

Anver announces new line of vacuum pumps.

A line of air-powered single-stage vacuum generators for use where vacuum is required on an intermittent basis or when a basic, low-cost, functional design is desired is available from ANVER Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

ANVER JB Series Single-Stage Vacuum Generators are versatile air-powered vacuum pumps which have no internal moving parts and can achieve vacuum levels to 27” Hg. Featuring a straight-through internal design that won’t clog easily and can be reverse blown to clear if necessary, they can be controlled by a manual or automatic valve on the compressed air line.

Easy to mount, ANVER JB Series Single-Stage Vacuum Generators have black anodized aluminum bodies, brass internal nozzles, and operate on 50 micron filtered, non-lubricated 72.5 psi air. Five standard sizes from 0.76 to 1.34 O.D. are offered and options include mufflers, control valves, four types of vacuum switches, gauges, suspension assemblies, and vacuum cups.

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

www.anver.com
 

 

Repairable Stainless Steel Cylinder Available in Eight Bore Sizes

Bimba Manufacturing is pleased to announce the availability of our new Repairable
Stainless Steel Cylinder. This new offering will be available in eight bore sizes (1-1/2”, 2”, 2-1/2”, 3-1/4”, 4”, 5”, 6”, and 8”) and is the result of the combined efforts of both Bimba Manufacturing Company and our subsidiary TRD Manufacturing Inc.

The Repairable Stainless (RS Series) was initially designed specifically for application in the food
industry. As such we have worked extensively with the USDA to insure that our product meets current
USDA and 3-A Sanitary Specifications. The round, smooth bodied design has proven ideal for wash
down environments as well as any other applications that require an all stainless steel design such as
medical, pharmaceutical, food packaging, chemical etc. Wide ranges of stainless steel mounting
accessories are also available.

When ordered with option “U” the new RS series is accepted for use in dairy plants that are approved
for the USDA Dairy Plant Survey Program. This option designation also complies with 3-A Sanitary
Standard Number 21-00. Additional information as well as formal documentation from the United States
Department of Agriculture is on file at Bimba.

For more information, contact W. Kokum, Bimba Manufacturing Company, P.O. Box 68, Monee,
Illinois 60449. Phone 708/534-8544, FAX 708/235-2014 Technical Assistance 800-44-BIMBA.

 


PHD's NEW RCC Rotary Actuator  Provides High Axial Thrust Loads

PHD announces the release of its NEW Series RCC Rotary Actuator, which offers standard 2 day rapid delivery. The Series RCC Rotary Actuator features an exceptionally low profile body design and provides high axial thrust loads. The unit's compact size easily accommodates applications within confined spaces.

The Series RCC Rotary Actuator is available in three bore sizes (8, 12, and 16 mm) with two standard rotations (90° and 180°). All units feature standard angle adjustment of ±5° in each direction. Standard internal shock pads eliminate metal to metal contact, reducing noise and end-of-rotation impact forces. The Series RCC Rotary Actuator operates with zero backlash at the end of rotations for precise rotary positioning.

All units are pre-threaded with standard through mounting holes in the body to provide versatility and ease of mounting of the actuator. The rotary housing incorporates switch slots for convenient mounting of PHD's Series 6790 4 mm Reed and Solid State Switches. 

The Series RCC Rotary Actuator is available with an optional hollow pinion to provide protection and routing of electrical cables and air lines. Other optional features available for the Series RCC Rotary Actuator include port flow control kits for accurate control of rotational speed, additional threaded mounting holes for versatile mounting options, rear ports, and more.

For more information on this product, send for a FREE catalog today. For immediate assistance, call PHD, Inc. at (800) 624-8511 or visit our web site at www.phdinc.com/rcc.

PHD, Inc., P.O. Box 9070, Fort Wayne, IN 46899
(260) 747-6151; FAX (260) 747-6754
www.phdinc.com
phdinfo@phdinc.com

 

 

PIAB Vacuum Products introduces new DURAFLEX oval suction cups as a solution for difficult applications. PIAB’s oval suction cups are ideal for a variety of industries including automotive, plastic injection molding, glass manufacturing, white goods, packaging, and electronics.

Made with DURAFLEX, a revolutionary polyurethane material that combines the soft elasticity of rubber with the exceptional wear-resistance of polyurethane, PIAB’s oval suction cups provide an outstanding resistance to wear for extended life span. Unlike conventional suction cups, which often cause micro-leakage, the unique DURAFLEX material allows PIAB’s oval cups to form a proper seal on difficult-to-grip objects, such as long or narrow tubes, pipes, bars and extrusions. 

In addition to long and narrow objects, PIAB’s oval cups are designed to accommodate smaller items with oblong picking areas handled in high-speed applications, such as corrugated boxes. The cups feature high friction to ensure a better grip and leave no marks on handled parts. Additionally, built-in filters protect the vacuum system from dust and dirt.

PIAB


SCHUNK Inc. introduces a new series of sealed 2-finger parallel grippers, DPG-plus, designed for the automated handling of components under extreme environmental conditions. This new generation of sealed grippers from SCHUNK not only withstands these conditions without any problems, but sets new standards for moment capacities in the world of sealed grippers. For this type of application the well-known formula tightness = low moment capacity, no longer applies. Due to the serrated guidance and round sealings, high moments similar to those of the PGN-plus series, can be achieved.

The new DPG-plus is available in 7 different sizes ranging in moment capacity from 30Nm (22 lbf.ft) to 160Nm (118 lbf.ft) assuring a long service life. With each size, you have the option of 2 strokes and a spring for additional grip force or a safety device for both OD and ID gripping, giving you a total of 42 standard units to choose from. The DPG-plus achieves absolute tightness with an IP 67 Rating, making it a perfect fit for the loading and unloading of machining centers that are subject to coolant conditions and metal chips. The pneumatic actuation results from an oval piston, which transfers the actuation to the jaws through the proven wedge hook system, and thereby generates a considerably higher grip force than a round piston.

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com
info@schunk-usa.com

 

 

Norgren combines reliability and flexibility in its 97100 series Herion fluid control valve

Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialist, continues to set the standard in solenoid valve technology. Continuing this trend the Norgren Herion 97100 directional control air valve represents a cost effective solution for today's automated process industries. The 97100 series is compact in design and suitable for applications requiring high flow rates. Featuring a mechanical return spring and closed crossover spool/seal arrangement this assures functionality at low air supply pressure and allows exhaust port throttling for optimised speed control of an actuator or cylinder. 

Available in 3/2, 5/2 and 5/3 variations the valve has been designed as a NAMUR direct mount directional solenoid valve. The valve is also available in an inline, directly piped version for non-NAMUR applications. This series also boasts an interchangeable solenoid system providing quick and easy adaptation to many international requirements. For more information on this valve series please visit www.norgren.com

 

 

 

New Miniature Filter/Regulator/Lubricator Line from Wilkerson

Wilkerson Operations has introduced its new complete line of 03 Series miniature air-line filters, regulators, and lubricators (FRLs). 

The miniature 03 Series FRL products are for applications anywhere compressed-air treatment and preparation is needed to protect and maximize the efficiency of pneumatic equipment. Typical applications include conveyors, packaging machinery, automotive manufacturing, machine tools, medical and dental equipment, home compressors, and automated-assembly equipment. 

The complete Wilkerson miniature 03 Series line includes:
· F03 Filters and M03 Coalescing Filters, with available multiple-bowl and drain options, keep particulate matter, oil vapor, and water from entering pneumatic components, which may plug small orifices or cause excessive wear and premature failure.
· R03 Regulators provide quick response and accurate pressure regulation.
· B03 Filter/Regulator units accurately regulate pressure and provide high moisture-removal efficiency in a space-saving package.
· L03 EconOmist Lubricators, with transparent lubricator sight dome for 360° visibility, provide proportional oil delivery over a wide range of airflows.
· D03 Two-Unit Combos (filter/regulator and lubricator) and C03 Three-Unit Combos (filter, regulator, and lubricator) provide for configuration flexibility.

Miniature FRLs are usually located at the point of use where piping is small and low airflow is required.

Wilkerson manufactures a complete line of compressed air treatment and control products to meet a wide variety of industrial, process, and consumer applications. Today, Wilkerson serves over 500 different industries throughout the world.

For more information regarding the miniature 03 Series FRL products, contact Wilkerson at 888-223-5126.

 

 

SMC Corporation, has announced the release of the MHF2 Low Profile Air Gripper. The MHF2 Gripper is in stock and available for immediate shipment from SMC’s distribution center in Indianapolis, IN. 

The MHF2 Air Gripper uses a low profile design to save space and reduce bending moments. Because of its compact height, the gripper remains close to the manipulator to which it is attached, thus greatly reducing bending moments and thereby allowing the use of a lighter duty and lower cost manipulator. The height is approximately 1/3 that of conventional air grippers with equivalent gripping force. The gripper jaws are guided using precision ball bearing guides. A dual air piston design maintains high gripping force.

The MHF2 series grippers are designed for simple, repeatable installation and setup. Mounting holes are located on all sides of the gripper body and both side and axial ports are included to allow for flexible mounting and piping. Locating pin holes on both the body and jaws allow for repeatable positioning. The body also includes auto switch rails extruded into the body so you can utilize the vast range of position sensing auto switches available from SMC.

The MHF2 series includes 12 models featuring gripping forces ranging from 8-200N and strokes from 8-80mm. The operating ambient/fluid temperature range is -10 to 60 deg. C. Unit weights range from 65 grams for the smallest size, up to 1225 grams for the largest size. Maximum operation frequency is 120 cycles per minute. MHF2 Grippers are designed to meet or exceed a life of 10 million operating cycles when properly used within specifications.

SMC Corporation manufactures high quality actuators and cylinders, airline and air preparation equipment, high-purity products, instrumentation, and a host of fittings and accessories applicable to the industrial automation industry. SMC has 14 production facilities, three of which are in North America –California, Indiana, and Ontario, Canada. SMC’s global presence allows them to provide quality customer service in any part of the world. 

 

 

 

Norgren introduces a high reliability, world class current-to-pressure converter.

Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialist, has introduced a new ultra reliable I/P converter to its Watson Smith range of solutions. Designated as the Type 140 the new I/P converter exceeds the requirements of the process control industry applications worldwide.

The Type 140 design has been based on an analysis of the key requirements and applications for this class of product in all major international markets. Delivering advantage both in terms of safety and performance the features include; fail to zero output pressure on signal failure; advanced electronic closed loop, giving extreme control precision; rugged, IP66 housing to meet the most demanding environmental conditions; vibration immunity and extensive operating temperature range makes the type 140 suitable to a variety of mounting positions and locations. The Type 140 has comprehensive hazardous area certification. Approvals include North American, Canadian and European ATEX certification, encompassing intrinsically safe, type N and flameproof variants. An additional User feature is the inclusion of a jack socket for on site monitoring and local calibration, thus ensuring maximum operational uptime.

The Type 140 has been designed with reliability in mind. Encapsulated modular electronics and a sub micron, field replaceable, pilot air filter give an order of magnitude, greatly exceeding its predecessors, in reliability improvement. Through Engineering Advantage, this addition to the Watson Smith range, gives the user a trouble free, fit and forget, current to pressure converter.

The unit is available in pressure ratings from 3 to 15psi and further information on the Norgren Watson Smith series can be found at www.watsonsmith.com 

 

 

New Angular Grippers From Techno-Sommer Feature Fully Sealed Design and Adjustable Stroke 

New Hyde Park, NY - A new series of grippers from Techno-Sommer, Inc. called the GG-Series features a fully sealed design and adjustable stroke. This family of grippers is fully sealed against dust, dirt, coolant, etc., allowing it to be used in machining and grinding environments. They are ideal for use in wet or dirty applications. 

The GG-series also features up to 35° stroke per jaw to allow wide clearance for tooling fingers. The opening angle is adjustable via an adjustment screw on top of gripper to minimize open and close times. For added mounting flexibility, there are main air connections on the front of the unit as well as alternate air connections on the back and bottom. The NC models of these grippers are available with a spring failsafe device to keep the jaws closed in the event of a pressure loss so that parts are not dropped. There are 5 different sizes available in this gripper design with up to 2700N of gripping force.

Techno-Sommer
2101 Jericho Turnpike · New Hyde Park, NY 11040
TEL: 1-800-819-3366 · FAX: 516-358-2576
E-MAIL: grippersupport@techno-sommer.com 

 


Parkers patented CVX Vacuum Generators

Parker’s patented CVX Vacuum Generators keeps your parts in place during emergency stop situations.
Combined with Integrated Air Economizing Functions and Plug and Play electronics, Parker’s unique Venturi
Vacuum System will reduce scrap rate, compressed air consumption and total installation cost.
Quality products with fast delivery, complete design analysis and system expertise, unparalleled application
and technical support and the broadest product line in the industry. With Parker, you can have it all.

For Vacuum Product Catalog 0802-2;
call: 877-201-7635,
email: pdnmktg.com
visit: www.convumusa.com

 

 

Chain Pallet Transfer System The Latest Innovation in Conveyance from Meto-Fer Automation 

The Chain Pallet Transfer System is manufactured exclusively by Meto-Fer® Automation to provide a cost-effective solution for ultimate conveyance performance. This new system enables automation integrators to efficiently utilize pallet systems in manual, semi-automatic, or fully automated operations. 

Built on a Solid Reputation
The development of the Chain Pallet Transfer System exemplifies the experience and dedication to excellence for which Meto-Fer has come to be known worldwide. 

New and Improved Feature
The Chain Pallet Transfer System features improved stops with internal cushions. 


A Reliable Performer!
As one of the most modular and advanced in its design, this system can be customized in length, width, pallet size, exits and switch points. Complete assembly is achieved through the use of a modest and practical assortment of standard components. Because it can be modified to fit all production needs, it is applicable in all industries. When considering quality, performance and its competitive pricing, this chain system is a truly outstanding value. 

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New Multi-station, Digital-to-Pneumatic Pressure Regulator with DeviceNetTM 

AMHERST, NH, USA - ControlAir Inc. announces the introduction of the Type 5500 Multi-station , Digital-to-Pneumatic Pressure Regulator with DeviceNetTM. This unique multi-station manifold uses a common air supply to provide electronic proportional control of output pressure from any combination of 4, 6 or 8 station units through the use of a DeviceNetTM communication protocol. 

An 8-bit digital signal describing the required output pressure for each electronic regulator is sent by DeviceNetTM to the Type 5500 node. The Type 5500 converts the digital signal into the appropriate 4-20mA signal that is sent to each corresponding I/P transducer which adjusts output pressure to the desired setting. Each manifold requires only one power cord and one fieldbus connection for up to 8 pressure outputs from one node. This simplified system greatly reduces set up time and wiring costs associated with other analog I/P Transducers. An optional pressure sensor feeds back a diagnostic signal by DeviceNetTM to the controller, which then monitors pressure output from each I/P. Individual pneumatic shutoff valves allow adding, changing or removing electronic pressure regulators without shutting off the main air supply. It also allows servicing one station while the others remain in operation. 

In addition to delivering low hysteresis and excellent repeatability, the Type 5500 has RFI/EMI Effect protection. Output ranges include 3-15 psig, 3-27 psig, 6-30 psig, 2-60 psig and 3-120 psig. Maximum supply pressure is 150 psig. Temperature limits range from -20º F to 150º F. Built-in volume boosters provide flow capacity of up to 20 scfm. Mounting is available as wall or DIN Rail.

Applications include modulated control of valves, cylinders and actuators for machine tools, robotics, food and drug processing, semiconductor, textiles, medical diagnostic, material handling, test and assembly, pulp and paper, printing presses, tire production and material handling.

ControlAir Inc. manufactures precision pneumatic and electropneumatic controls. ControlAir's markets include process control, semiconductor, printing and converting presses, diagnostic and surgical medical equipment, robotics, quality control, automotive, analyzers, compressors, pumps and paint equipment. For more information, ControlAir's website, www.controlair.com, offers full product specifications with pdf files, product CAD drawing files, and company profile.

Contact: 
John Walsh 
ControlAir Inc. 
8 Columbia Drive 
Amherst, NH 03031 USA 
Phone: 603-886-9400 
Fax: 603-889-1844 
E-mail: sales@controlair.com 
Website: http://www.controlair.com 

 

 

Pneumatic Part Present Sensing from Rexroth for Reliable Process Accuracy

The new Rexroth MS01 pneumatic part present sensing system offers precise measuring accuracy up to 0.01mm.

Automatic feeding and processing of work pieces quite often relies on exact positioning of the parts. Rexroth has developed a pneumatic modular system to monitor part presence that fulfills the strictest user demands in terms of technology, user-friendliness, and size. 

The new compact system controls the presence, position, shape, and dimensions of test objects. The object is scanned using an air jet from a sensor nozzle. Simultaneous evaluation of the previously defined pressure sends an output to the user in the form of electrical signals. These signals are processed by the machine control system and displayed on the module. 

The control system either releases the work piece for processing or stops the process. This contributes immensely to improving the quality of the test object, but it also avoids errors, thus saving time and money.

This function opens up a wide variety of application possibilities for almost any industry, such as the machine tool or automotive. 

The block solution with the proven CD01 valve system can be integrated into any machine control system. Up to 6 test modules can be combined in the system solution. In addition to this, the technical design of the system makes it insensitive to primary pressure fluctuations. In addition to all these advantages, this system solution requires only minimum effort for assembly and installation. 

Pneumatic part present sensing from Rexroth also stands out due to its extremely precise measuring accuracy of up to 0.01 mm. The MS01 is also equipped with an integrated air blowing function to prevent the measured results from being incorrectly influenced by contaminants such as shavings or coolant. Regular surface cleaning is guaranteed with this function. The air blowing function can be regulated to keep compressed air consumption to a minimum, making the MS01 much more efficient than most other pneumatic systems available. A combination of optical and mechanical system components also allows you to quickly and easily set the correct gap limit between the work piece and the sensor nozzle.
 

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Norgren's 18S Allfluid pressure sensor is ideal for robust fluid applications

Littleton, Colorado, USA - Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialist, has introduced a range of Allfuid pressure sensors for deployment in industries that require the advantage of robust design in harsh operating environments. Designated as the Herion 18S Allfluid series the analog pressure sensor features excellent long-term stability combined with temperature compensation. For use in hydraulic applications the sensors are available in a wide measuring pressure range namely 0 to 11,600 PSI and are suitable for neutral and aggressive gases/fluid mediums.

Available in a 3 wire version with an output signal range of 0 to 10V and a 4 to 20mA 2 wire variant the pressure sensors feature an ambient and fluid temperature range of -4°F to 185°F combined with an IP 65 protection rating according to DIN 40050. Offering ¼ NPT male fluid connection and simple electrical connection via an M12 x 1 connector further information on this range can be found at www.norgren.com.

 


Tustin, CA - SMC Corporation of America, the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products has announced the release of series TU/M miniature tubing and fittings.

Since more and more automation and medical device applications are getting miniaturized, the demand for smaller sizes of tubing and fittings is on the rise. SMC responds to this demand with their new line of miniature tubing and fittings.

SMC now offers their polyurethane tubing in a new 2mm OD (1.2mm ID) size. Seven standard colors are available (black, blue, white, red, yellow, green and clear) in 20 meter rolls. With a minimum bending radius of only 4mm and an OD of only 2mm, this tubing can go places never before possible. Maximum operating pressure (at 68° F) is 116 psi. Suitable fluids include air and water.

Four new fitting configurations have been developed to coincide with this new tubing. Straight and elbow style barbed fittings are available with either M# or M5 threads and a unique collar that helps hold the tubing on the barb better. Barb to one-touch unions allow you to step down to the smaller tubing size where needed and plug in reducers allow direct connection of the 2mm tube to valve manifolds with built in one-touch fittings.

SMC Corporation manufactures high quality actuators and cylinders, airline and air preparation equipment, high-purity products, vacuum components, instrumentation, and a host of fittings and accessories applicable to the pneumatic automation industry. SMC has a total of 14 production facilities, 3 of which are in North America –Indiana, California, and Ontario, Canada. SMC’s global presence enables it to provide quality customer service in any part of the world. 

For more information please visit www.smcusa.com

 


ORIGA SYSTEM PLUS – Clean Room Cylinder

Based on the HOERBIGER-ORIGA rodless cylinder, proven in world wide markets, HOERBIGER-ORIGA now offers the only rodless cylinder on the market with a certification from IPA Institute for the clean room specification according to DIN EN ISO 14644-1.
- Clean room classification
ISO Class 4 at vav = 0,14 m/s
ISO Class 5 at vav = 0,5 m/s
- suitable for smooth slow speed operation up to vmin = 0,005 m/s
- optional stroke lengths up to 1200 mm (longer strokes on request)
- Low maintenance
- Compact design with equal force and velocity in both directions
-¦ Aluminium piston with bearing rings to support high direct and cantilever loads
- Simple design employing the HOERBIGER-ORIGA concept

Advantages Certifying Function
The clean room cylinders of the ORIGA SYSTEM PLUS (OSP-P) combines the efficiency of the HOERBIGER-ORIGA slot seal system with vacuum protection against progressive wear and contamination from the sliding components. A partial vacuum drawn between inner and outer sealing bands prevents emission into the clean room.

For more information see our homepage www.hoerbiger-origa.com

 


Parker Hannifin Introduces a New Extension to the Moduflex Pneumatic Valve System


Parker Hannifin introduces a 25-Pin, D-Sub module to the Moduflex Pneumatic Valve System. This new V-Series module allows for the use of industry standard 25-Pin cables in IP40 applications while addressing up to 19 addresses.

The Parker Moduflex Valve System is based upon adaptability and flexibility. Users select from two standard valve sizes and assemble dual 3/2, 4/2, and 4/3 configurations in one island to meet their application requirements (10mm to 100 mm bore sizes.) The single tie-rod connection makes it easy to add or delete valves, change a valve's function, tubing size, or piloting in minutes.

The Parker Moduflex Valve System consists of two valve sizes - 0.32Cv and 0.80Cv. Both have a short 2.5 mm stroke for quick response time, a large 14 mm piston diameter for greater shift force even with dry contaminated air, and a lapped ceramic plate and slide arrangement for total sealing and long life. 

Single stand-alone valves can be employed for remote applications, individually wired valves in small islands can be mounted close to actuators, and larger valves can utilize Parker's Valvetronic system of self-addressing integrated connectors. The Moduflex system is offered with DeviceNet, Profibus-DP, Interbus-S, ASI, and CANopen protocol.

A division of Parker Automation Group, Parker Pneumatics has its headquarters in Richland, Michigan and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of quality pneumatic system solutions worldwide. Parker Hannifin is the only manufacturer to offer a choice of hydraulic, pneumatic, electromechanical and computer motion control solutions.

For more information regarding the Moduflex Pneumatic Valve System V Series Module, contact Parker Hannifin Corporation, Pneumatic Division. Phone 269-629-5000 or visit us online at www.parker.com/pneumatic

 


Norgren extends 18D fluid pressure switch series with new low temperature version

Littleton, Colorado, USA - Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialist, has extended is tried and tested series of 18D pressure switches with the introduction of a new low temperature version. Designated as the 18D LT the pressure switch is ideal for indoor and outdoor fluid applications that require a wide operating temperature range. The new devices are suitable for pneumatic applications with operating pressures from 14 PSI to 232 PSI. 

Suitable for neutral, gaseous and liquid fluids that are non combustible the units are ideal for mobile applications like trains, trams and other rail vehicles. The devices are also suited for commercial vehicles and mobile construction machinery. Various fluid connections are available (G, NPT, flange) and features micro switches approved by UL and CSA. Further information on the 18D LT can be found at www.norgren.com

 


Rexroth ZSC Pneumatic Mini Slides Use Ball Rail System for Low Profile

The new ZSC model complements the extensive Rexroth range of small handling products. Equipped with a guided twin rod pneumatic cylinder and ball rail system, the ZSC is specially designed for vertical applications.

The Rexroth ZSC series features a ball rail system between twin piston rods resulting in a very flat, low-mount guide to save space. The design allows it to have a 35% lower profile and 35% less weight than conventional double rod slide units. The symmetric design with high parallelism between the rail system and the two piston rods provides highly controlled performance. 

The versatile, lightweight ZSC slide unit with its precision movement makes the ZSC ideal for 3-axes applications. The double-acting slide has multiple mount options on the front and top plate of the cylinder, thus simplifying machine design. With the addition of grippers and vacuum cups it is suitable for small handling applications of all types. Being prepared for sensors, shock absorbers and stops for stroke adjustment on both ends makes the slide even more flexible.

ZSC slides are available in bore sizes from 6 to 25 mm and strokes up to 100 mm.

Bosch Rexroth Corporation, a merger of Bosch Automation Technology and Rexroth, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. In the year 2003, Bosch Rexroth AG achieved sales of $4.4 billion (3.7 billion Euros) with 25,700 employees.

Under the brand name of Rexroth, the company offers all relevant drive, control and motion technologies: from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to electronics and associated services. Rexroth has 500,000 customers in over 80 countries and is an extensive supplier of components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile applications.


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New from Barrington . . . Tuff Grippers!

Barrington's Tuff Series has been expanded to include over 20 new Tuff BT Grippers. 

Value, strength, and durability highlight our Tuff Series products. We have expanded our line to include our new BT Grippers. Precision engineering and manufacturing make BT Grippers a superior choice for your automation needs. 

BT Gripper Features 

Our new square body design provides flat surfaces with dowel pin & tapped holes for mounting accuracy. It also offers a larger bore for almost double the grip force for a comparable sized round gripper. A roller burnished cylinder bore provides smoothness of stroke for long life. 

More Features 

BT Grippers come in four styles: parallel, true parallel, radial, and wide open radial for maximum design capabilities.
The hardcoat anodized body, hardened pins, linkages, and steel clevis link combine to make BT grippers tough, rugged, and long lasting. Multiple sizes and jaw types add even more to your design flexibility. Visit our website to see additional features. 

Our innovative new grippers provide value, flexibility, and precision to give you the best made grippers available in the industrial automation market. Come see for yourself. Visit us on the web or give us a call.

Barrington Automation 
voice: 815-477-1400
web: http://www.barringtonautomation.com

 


The Newly Released, Low Cost, High Flow Electronic Pressure Regulator

Kelly Pneumatics, Inc. offers the first ready to use, turnkey design for compact electro-pneumatic regulation.
This compact unit is ideal for end users that want an easy to use electronic regulator that only requires a 
standard 110 VAC outlet. Also offered is an OEM version, which requires either a 12 or 24 volt power supply. 
The Electronic Pressure Regulator, with (PID) control circuitry, uses a reduced cost, single-valve design, 
available at as low as $190 per unit in large quantities. By utilizing either an externally supplied 
dynamic/static input signal or an onboard adjustable set-point value, the Electronic Regulator provides 
exceptional closed-loop, proportional, output pressure control characteristics. It offers significant 
improvements over the traditional dual on/off valve electronic regulators. The design gives a smooth and 
accurate signal, as opposed to dual on/off valve designs that cause substantial shock waves in the pressure 
signal.

Kelly Pneumatics, Inc. is dedicated to creating, designing, and manufacturing unique, compact Pneumatic Control
Devices driven by new concepts and technology. Our products control force, direction, pressure, and flow for a 
wide range of mediums. We offer devices that are compact and have few moving parts, ensuring reliability and 
consistency. We guarantee the highest quality products at an affordable price. Visit our website at 
www.KPIwebsite.com to find out more.

Kelly Pneumatics, Inc.
711 West 17th St. Suite F-8
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949-646-6197 
www.KPIwebsite.com

 


SMC Introduces the ZQ to its Family of Compact Vacuum Generator Modules

SMC Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products has announced the release of the ZQ Compact Vacuum Generator & Control Module. Each full-function vacuum module is only 10mm wide, yet comes with a built-in vacuum venturi, 30m suction filter with replaceable element, long-life solenoid valves, and a digital vacuum switch. ZQ manifolds also come standard with One-touch TM tube fittings for easy air supply and pilot exhaust connections.

The ZQ series modules are 1/3 smaller than SMC’s existing ZX series vacuum modules, yet enjoy the same high performance. The venturi generates up to –25"Hg and suction flow rates of up to 0.7cfm. At less than 4 ounces each, the ZQ is well suited for mounting on moving components. Up to eight ZQ modules can be manifolded for a clean and compact installation.

SMC Corporation manufactures high quality actuators and cylinders, airline and air preparation equipment, high-purity products, vacuum components, instrumentation, and a host of fittings and accessories applicable to the pneumatic automation industry. SMC has a total of 14 production facilities, 3 of which are in North America –Indiana, California, and Ontario, Canada. SMC’s global presence enables it to provide quality customer service in any part of the world. 

For more information please visit www.smcusa.com.

 


Bal Seal Cover Seals - Innovation in Precise Fluid Metering for Critical Applications

Foothill Ranch, Ca
Overview: Spring-energized Cover Seals, a new product from Bal Seal Engineering, have no metal contact with fluids, providing maximum chemical compatibility for medical, analytical, laboratory, and food applications. In addition, they feature snap-on locking for ease of assembly, and to permanently attach the seal onto the piston. 

The Bal Cover Seal uses patented canted-coil spring technology that provides near constant force and loading to energize the seal as it wears. Cover seals are made from polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)-blended materials. 

Additional materials are available for specific applications and customer needs.

Notebook: Bal Cover Seals are self-adjusting for wear and misalignment, and offer better sealing and longer life for vacuum applications. Small size cover seals, 0.062-inch diameter and larger, can be used in pressure ranging from vacuum to 60 psi (4 kg/cm2.)

Applications include fluid metering and dispensing devices such as syringes, infusion pumps, pipettes, and other automated laboratory utensils, as well as food processing equipment.

Since many factors, such as operating conditions, affect the performance of a seal, a consultation with Bal Seal Technical Sales at 949-460-2100 is recommended to discuss your application.


© Bal Seal Engineering Co.2004, 19650 Pauling, Foothill Ranch Ca. 92610 www.balseal.com
PATENTS: The products described herein include those which are the subject of pending and issued patents, both foreign and domestic.

 

 

Legris launches a new concept of ring for DIN 2353 / ISO 8434-1 couplings - the DiNova ring for long lasting sealing

In accordance with Legris strategy of extensive research and continued product innovation, Legris has developed a new concept of cutting ring for DIN 2353 couplers: the DiNova ring.

Long lasting sealing
Clean equipment and safe working conditions are the essence of the DiNova ring's design. Legris designed and tested the product in order to optimize its leak-free performance and performance over time.

The DiNova ring ensures long lasting sealing by preventing damage to the seal, contamination of sealing areas and risk of contaminating hydraulic circuits.

Reliable and easy assembly
The assembly of a cutting ring determines the quality of connection. Proper assembly guarantees safe tube connection and optimum sealing. 

To ensure proper assembly, the DiNova ring includes a mechanical stop that clearly indicates the crimp position which avoids the risk of over and under-torquing.
· In addition, all Legris coupling components are designed with a lubricant coating to allow a low tightening torque and to save time by not needing to apply more lubricant.

With the DiNova ring, assembly is precise, reliable and easy.

Safe connection
This new ring is designed with three bites which reinforces the safety of connection.

Optimal tube connection is ensured by:
· Reduction in bite penetration and tube distortion due to the three bite design
· Increased area of interface with the tube while tightening for excellent resistance to vibrations

The DiNova ring guarantees optimal and safe connection of the tube.

Universal use
The DiNova ring design and performance meet all requirements of hydraulic installations.
· The surface treatment guarantees resistance to saline mist for over 400 hours while chromium 6 free materials meet the requirements of future European directives, similar to those already in force within the automotive industry.
· PTFE seals are resistant to virtually all aggressive fluids and to a wide range of temperatures. Therefore, one single standard product meets all requirements for hydraulic installations.

DiNova cutting ring couplings are suitable for the various assembly methods used on the market: manual pre-crimping, machine pre-crimping and direct assembly.

Legris, Inc.
Tel: (480) 325-3518

 

Corrugated Sheet Handling System Vacuum Cups Eliminate Mechanical Grabs

A full line of vacuum suction cups and suspensions, that retain their position for handling corrugated sheet and loads with minimal gripping surfaces, is available from ANVER Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

ANVER OC Series Oval Vacuum Suction Cups feature a larger gripping surface than round cups for use with long narrow lifting surfaces and are available molded from non-marring silicone or nitrile. Eliminating mechanical grabs that can scratch and damage loads, these oval cups can be supplied with a wide range of non-rotating, level-compensating suspensions and brackets.

Allowing corrugated sheet metal and plastic fabrications to be lifted from the top, with only rubber touching the load, ANVER OC Series Oval Vacuum Suction Cups are offered in sizes from 0.039” to 3.94” (1 to 100 mm) L to 1.38” (35 mm) W and various depths; with snap-on fittings and brackets. Suspensions come in 10 sizes from 1.14” (29 mm) H to 6.61” (168) L with 0.20” to 2.80” (5 to 71 mm) travel.

ANVER OC Series Oval Vacuum Suction Cups, snap-on fittings, brackets, and suspensions are priced according to size and quantity. Literature and samples are available upon request.

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

www.anver.com
 


HOFFMAN INTRODUCES AEGIS™ ENCLOSURES

IEC-style enclosures provide versatile wall-mount solution


Hoffman introduces AEGIS™ Enclosures, a new line of IEC-style wall-mount enclosures exclusively available in Canada and Latin America. Aegis wall-mounts deliver a versatile, true metric solution and global styling for a wide variety of environments including OEMs, automotive, packaging and material handling. The Aegis line includes 67 small- to medium- sized models in three different configurations - hinged door wall-mount, hinged door wall-mount with gland plate, and screw cover wall-mount - each with a galvanized subpanel. Accessories are also available. 

"With the introduction of Aegis, Hoffman has expanded our global wall-mount offering to meet the varied requirements of our customers," said Ian MacDonald, Hoffman Director of Sales for Canada and Mexico. "This product is ideal for those seeking a versatile IEC-style wall-mount product, and with more than sixty models to choose from, the Aegis line offers reliable protection for sensitive electrical components." 

Constructed of mild steel and featuring a RAL 7032 finish and Hoffman's durable foam-in-place gasket, Aegis is rated IP65, UL/CSA and cUL Type 4 and 12. The included galvanized subpanel makes Aegis Enclosures easy to order and ready to use without additional parts. Some larger hinged door models feature gland plates, which reduce assembly cycle time by aiding in the fabrication of cable entry openings. Other models feature quarter-turn latching, designed to provide ease of access with a reliable locking mechanism. Sizes range from 150mm x 150mm x 80mm to 1200mm x 800mm x 400mm.

The Aegis line is available only in Canada and Latin America through authorized Hoffman distributors. To learn more about the new Hoffman Aegis Wall-mount Enclosures, go to www.hoffmanonline.com or call Hoffman at 1-800-355-3560 to locate a Hoffman distributor.

Hoffman, headquartered in Anoka, Minn., is a leading manufacturer of enclosures and accessories to protect mission critical electronic components in the data communications, government, industrial, and commercial markets. Additional information can be found at www.hoffmanonline.com.

 


ASCO EXPANDS 8290 SERIES PRODUCT LINE WITH THREE NEW OFFERINGS

ASCO expands its 8290 Angle Body Piston Valves product line to incorporate the Miniature 32mm Operator, Proportional Valve and HS Linear Position Indicator. 

The 32mm Operator angle body valve is the smallest construction of this type, and covers 3/8", ½" and ¾" pipe sizes. It provides excellent flow and pressure capabilities in an extremely small package. 

The 8290 Proportional Valve incorporates compact positioner technology to provide you with proportional control of fluids. Available for NC entry under disc, 50mm through 125mm operators.

The HS2, 3 and 4 Linear Position Indicators can be supplied with two mechanical or Viper switches and mounts on top of the 8290 valve operator in place of the standard visual indicator. These indicators can be used with the 50mm NC and 63mm thru 125mm NO & NC valves. A wiring box with conduit connections is provided. HS2 and HS3 indicators are suitable for hazardous locations while the HS4 indicator is suitable for non-hazardous locations. Optional ASi and DeviceNet communications are available.

For information on features, specifications and pricing contact ASCO Valve Canada at (519) 758-2700, fax (519) 758-5540, e-mail ascomail @asco.ca or visit our website at www.ascovalve.ca.

 


Norgren underlines technology expertise with two new fluid power pressure switches

Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialist, has expanded its tried and tested range of pressure switches to include two new models. Designated as the 33E and the 33L the new devices have been developed to offer the maximum advantage in a wide variety of industrial applications that require pressure monitoring or pressure control.

Offering a vacuum and relative pressure rating of -0.5 to 8700 PSI the new 33L features a three colour LED display that is highly visible from a distance of 19ft. This ensures that the operator can easily detect critical conditions from long distances thus delivering advantage through maintained machine uptime The 33L features a self-diagnosis function to detect system errors thus allowing a higher degree of plant security. The electronic lock feature prevents unauthorized personnel from changing the set up and the keypad with three user friendly buttons delivers advantage through reduced set up times and easy programming. Featuring two transistor (or binary) output signals the 33L provides a switching output and a warning output that can also be programmed as an additional switching output thus delivering advantage through flexible user features.

The 33E is compact and robust in design thus delivering benefits to applications that suffer from space limitations and harsh operating environments. Representing an economical solution the 33E features a relative pressure range from 0 to 400 bar and delivers user versatility through the easy programming of switching points and the option of either thread or flange connections The 33E features one transistor (or binary) output signal and also has an electronic lock.

Both series are suitable for use with gaseous, liquid, aggressive and neutral fluids. The new pressure switch is extremely lightweight and offers £ 1,5% FS accuracy. With a minimum switching life of 50 million cycles the switching point and the reset points are adjustable between 0 to 100% of FS. The devices are shock proof to 25g, xyz, according to DIN EN 60068-2-27 and vibration proof to 10g, 5 to 500Hz, in line with DIN EN 60068-2-6.

Being free of lacquer impairing substances both devices features IP67 protection in accordance with DIN 40050 and are suitable for an ambient temperature of -4°F to +176°F. With a switching time of less than 10ms (33L) and 3ms (33E) and weighing only 0.13 pounds further information on the range can be found at www.norgren.com

 

 

NEW ANGULAR GRIPPER IS ULTRA THIN

MORRISVILLE, NC - SCHUNK Inc. has introduced a new angular gripper series SWG - specifically designed for small parts applications where space is a premium. Small parts handling, from packaging to mold tending demands tighter and tighter dimensions. The SWGs stackable design answers these demands not only in sizing, but in flexibility as well.

The new gripper is available in 6 different sizes ranging from 8mm to 25mm assuring proper selection. With grip force from 0.06Nm (0.5 lbf.in) to 2.8Nm (25.0 lbf.in) and an opening angle of 15 degrees, the grippers are not only small they are powerful. The design is simple with as few parts as possible keeping production costs low and reliability high.

To further flexibility, the new economic ultra thin gripper comes standard with sensor groves for monitoring both open and closed and an integrated spring adding grip force to the closed position. Whether used in a single configuration or stacked in a bank, the new SWG gripper is the cost-effective solution for small part handling

For more information about the new SWG or the complete line of SCHUNK Automation Products contact SCHUNK INC.; 211 Kitty Hawk Drive, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560; Phone: 919-572-2705, 1-800-772-4865; FAX: 919-572-2818, or at www.schunk-usa.com.

 

 

Enfield Technologies Introduces High-Speed, Advanced, 
Servo-Pneumatic Control System


Trumbull, CT Enfield Technologies is proud to announce the introduction of our LS high-speed, advanced servo-pneumatic control system that helps automation designers control position, pressure, force, flow or velocity in either open- or closed-loop applications. The LS System is 
compromised of a dedicated device controller and a 5-ported, 3-position, closed-center directional valve for a unique yet simple and easy-to-use package. 

The systems' multiple feedback design gives the designer more control over their applications. The 
device controller requires a minimum ± 12Vdc at 25 Watts or 1.0 Amp power source, and 
accepts a 4-20 mA, 0-10 Vdc or ±10Vdc command signal input from a variety of sources 
including PLCs and computers. Its convergent controller circuitry provides real-time command 
and feedback signal monitoring with a <100 ?second response time. It has active valve current 
feedback, which monitors the linear force motor's position and immediately corrects external 
disturbances at the valve before the system sees them. It is rated for operating temperatures from 
–13OF to +187OF (-25OC to +85OC). 

Optional sensor signal conditioners are available. The sensor signal conditioner provides 
amplification and linearization for either two individual or one differential low voltage level 
pressure or force sensors. For example, with differential pressure measurement an additional 
feedback path can be provided for those applications requiring more stability under varying load 
conditions. The command signal ramp conditioner modifies the characteristics of the command 
signal by changing the up and down slopes of the command signal for gradually opening and 
closing of the servo-valve. This allows the system to be tuned to avoid overshoot, and it is ideal 
for helping conserve energy (electricity and compressed air) by matching the servo-pneumatic 
control system to the mechanical system dynamics.

The servo-pneumatic valve uses a directly coupled linear force motor and lapped-spool-and-
sleeve construction for fast, smooth, quiet, stiction-free operation. This patented design provides 
infinitely variable and truly linear proportionality with almost zero hysteresis. The valve's 
response time from closed-center to fully open in either direction is 2.5 milliseconds, and it 
consumes less than 1 Amp to complete this operation. The valve is available in three sizes 10-
32 UNF, 1/8" NPT and 1/4" NPT with a flow capacity up to 46 SCFM (985 Nl/m). The valves are 
capable of controlling pneumatic actuators up to 5" (125mm) bore. The LS System is rated for 
use with clean, dry, non-lubricated air or inert gases up from 28" Hg vacuum to 150 PSI (10bar), 
and ambient temperatures from –10OF to +115OF (-23OC to +46OC). The valve receives it 
command signal through a 3-pin pico M8 female, 24AWG cable.

While the system is designed for proportional pneumatic control it can be used in speed 
applications with a total cycle time of 5ms for a complete open and close of one port. That's 4 to 
7 times faster then the typical solenoid operated valve. Its trapezoidal command curve eliminates 
the end of stroke shock typically associated with high-speed … bang-bang … applications. 

The LS System is being used in a wide variety of applications and is well suited for industrial 
automation, product testing and animation. 

For more information, visit our website at www.enfieldtech.com or contact Ed Howe 
(e.howe@enfieldtech.com) or Vince McCarroll (vince.mccarroll@enfieldtech.com), Enfield 
Technologies, 41 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611. Phone: +1 203 459 0700 or +1 800 
504 3334, Fax: +1 203 459 2762

 


CLIPPARD RELEASES NEW MINIMATIC® PUSH-QUICK FITTINGS

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. announces the introduction of the Minimatic® Push-Quick Fitting line, offering easy tube insertion for quick assembly of pneumatic circuits.

Push-Quick fittings provide a simple method of connecting pneumatic components to each other while accepting both flexible hose and stiff tubing. Available in 5/32", 6 mm, 1/4", and 3/8" O.D. tubing, the Push-Quick fittings allow full flow through the I.D. with no small orifice required as in barb fittings.

The Minimatic Push-Quick Fittings are available in many configurations with pre-applied sealant on the pipe threads.

For more information on Clippard's line of Minimatic Push-Quick Fittings, contact your local Clippard distributor or contact us today:


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


The inventor of the Aluminium Machine Building Kit systems now introduce the NEW RS Building Kit System

All components made of stainless steel – a new material quality for item products
Now, sawing, drilling, bolting – all kinds of machining can be carried out without recourse to specialist skills. 
High-quality, durable constructions for business environments & public areas. 

What is the RS Building Kit System?

Technically speaking:
"RS System" is a German abbreviation of Tubular Bolted System: a completely new fastening technique used to join Tubes without welding.
The basic structure of the RS System is, in essence, the same as the MB Building Kit System: the Basic Elements are Tubes and Fasteners, to which are added fastening elements, floor components and many other system components.
All components are made of stainless steel (V2 A), i.e. they are also suitable for applications in damp environments and outdoors. Because of the way the tubes are bolted, the joints are not sealed constructions. 
All components are joined electrically conducting

From the point of view of product marketing:
The RS Building Kit System opens up new fields of application not previously covered by the MB Building Kit System:
corrosion resistant production equipment and workplaces clean room equipment, electrostatic protected areas (EPA)
fixtures and fittings in public areas, offices, surgeries etc. An opportunity to address and win over new target groups
A chance to transfer the success of the modular Building Kit System and our experience in this field to other fields of business

For more information call > 888-945-4500 *item North America * 925 Glaser Parkway * Akron, OH 44306 * 
Phone 330-945-4500 * Fax 330-945-6440 www.itemAmeria.com * itemSales@itemAmerica.com 

 

 

Problem Solving Solenoid Valves

Valve specialist Alpha Controls have launched a new series of High Pressure 
Solenoid Valves operational up to 70 bar. Manufactured with brass or stainless steel bodies and sealing elements in NBR, EPDM, Viton and silicone, the units are compatible with the majority of industrial gasses and liquids.
Developed from the G Series solenoid valve program, the high-pressure units are available in 2/2 normally-closed configuration with a variety of operational voltage options-including explosion protected and intrinsically- safe versions.
Port connections range from G1/4 to G1 and optional NPT thread.

More Information?

Contact
Alpha Controls Ltd
Tel: ++ 44 (0)1942 525 833
Fax: ++ 44 (0) 01942 523 413
technical@alphacontrols.co.uik
WWW.ALPHACONTROLS.CO.UK

 

 

One-to-One Direct Drive Compressors for maximum efficiency!

Kaeser Compressors Inc. announces our newest direct drive series rotary screw compressors.
The ASD Series compressors are 25-40 hp units available in flows from 72-193 cfm and pressures to 217 psig. They are designed for efficiency, reliability, and minimal maintenance.
These state-of-the-art units feature our optimized Sigma Profile airend, patent-pending Sigma Control system and the latest one-to-one direct drive technology. The ASD units are true direct drive compressors with an oversized airend connected directly to the motor via a maintenance
free coupling for maximum efficiency. Kaeser has developed a unique cooling air flow design that significantly reduces noise levels and provides superior cooling. Plus, all units are
fitted with a re-designed, high-efficiency separator system for extremely low fluid carry over —
perfect for all of your instrument and process air needs.
All units are also available with optional variable frequency drive and integral dryer.
For more information, please call 800-777-7873 or visit us at www.kaeser.com.

Contact: Angela Kelly
Tel: (804) 550-5655
Fax: (804) 550-5656
www.kaeser.com

 

 

 

Pneumatic Vacuum Innovations introduces the TS Series Vacuum Generators

The TS is a three stage vacuum generator that comes in a small classically styled package. Pneumatic Vacuum Innovations (PVI) was able to significantly reduce the size required for triple stage generation through an innovative method of harnessing the vena contracta phenomenon. This new small package packs a lot of punch. It is 130 mm long and weighs only 340 grams but still provides all the impressive flow characteristics expected from a triple stage generator. The exhaust is routed through internal sound damping chambers thus eliminating the need for a protrusive muffler. Since the exhaust does not pass through any filter media, it is very clog resistant. You can get all this without the traditional bulky body styles and the associated weight. 
 
Pneumatic Vacuum Innovations
407 W. Imperial Hwy. Suite 317H, Brea, CA 92821
Tel :: 888-281-4784 or 714-392-4784
Fax ::714-256-1003
Email :: engineering@pneumatic-vacuum.com
http://www.pneumatic-vacuum.com 


GUARDAIR INTRODUCES NEXT GENERATION SAFETY AIR GUN SERIES

Guardair Corporation has launched a new series of Ultra™ Safety Air Guns. This new series of extension air guns offers ultimate comfort, extreme power and enhanced ergonomics. The simple features, such as insulated grip, patented storage hook, solid cast metal construction, and larger inlet for air flow make the new Ultra™ Series a superior product line. User preference dictates a choice of handle, trigger, extension length and nozzle type. 

For over 50 years Guardair has been the leading manufacturer of safety air guns, pneumatic vacuums, and syphon spray guns - all of which are proudly MADE IN USA and OSHA Compliant! Guardair sells its product through a nationwide network of 1000 industrial distributors. For more information, technical specs, or where to buy the Guardair Ultra™ Series, visit www.guardaircorp.com/ultra, or call 800-482-7324.

 


PIAB P3010 VACUUM PUMP FEATURES PATENTED NEW COAXT TECHNOLOGY

Compressed Air-Driven Vacuum Pump With Push-in Function Modules Provides Essential Flexibility 

Hingham, MA, -PIAB Vacuum Products, a leading manufacturer of industrial vacuum products and components, offers the P3010, a multi-stage ejector vacuum pump featuring PIAB's patented COAXT technology. The P3010 is ideal for a variety of packaging, electronics and assembly applications.

The P3010 features PIAB's patented COAX technology, an ejector
technology based on a multi-stage concept for creating vacuum with
compressed air. COAX integrates the internal components of a multi-stage
vacuum pump into a vacuum cartridge. The result is a smaller, more
efficient, more reliable and highly flexible technology that allows
users to design a modular system.

The core of the P3010 system is a compressed air-driven vacuum pump with
push-in function modules for added flexibility. The pump module attaches
to a mounting rail that can handle up to four pumps, without tools. The
P3010 includes a variety of easy-to-attach accessories, including
connector modules for either three or six possible vacuum connections,
vacuum switches, and quick-release modules. 

The pumps are designed to be easy to maintain and simple to install.
They are 0.65" wide and weigh about 3 ounces. They can create a vacuum
pressure as low as 27 -inHg at 45-psi inlet pressure. The pump has no
moving parts, keeping the noise level down to 66 d(B)A. There is no
need for lubrication and no risk of static build-up or sparks.

About PIAB 
PIAB Vacuum Products is a leader in developing innovative vacuum
technology for use in automated material handling and factory automation
processes. PIAB provides innovative solutions designed to help improve
productivity and efficiency in manufacturing processes around the world.


For more information about PIAB's complete line of vacuum products,
contact, PIAB USA, Inc., 65 Sharp Street, Hingham, MA 02043, or call
1-800-321-7422; visit www.piab.com.


 

Innovation combined with flexibility describes Norgren's new VS18/VS26 pneumatic valve range


Littleton, Colorado, USA - In order to further enhance and strengthen its range of automation solutions, Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialist, is launching a new range of plug in sub base valves. With flexibility and configurability at the heart of the design, the new innovative VS series delivers competitive advantage to OEMs who are looking to make specification decisions quickly and effectively, thus helping to reduce the all-important time to market. Recognizing development time can be costly, Norgren has designed the VS series to offer engineering advantage through the wealth of features including high flow, long life and I/O capabilities. 

The new VS series fulfils the requirements of a variety of markets such as packaging, paper and printing, materials handling, machine tools and the automotive industry. Designed and manufactured at Norgren's Swiss facility, the system utilizes proven valve technology to deliver long life and exceptional flow rates through two different spool technologies. The glandless spool and sleeve valve features high operational figures of 200 million cycles, whilst the soft seal spool valve delivers exceptionally high flow rates. This gives the customer the flexibility to select the appropriate spool for each application without the need to install a second valve system. 

The VS series is also focused on delivering engineering advantage through its endurance and reliability figures. This focus translates to minimal maintenance for the machine user in the field and, if valves do need replacing, the system allows the user to make a changeover quickly and effectively with minimal interruption.

When it comes to fieldbus options the VS series has been developed to accommodate most of the industry-recognized protocols such as Profibus-DP, DeviceNet, CANopen, Interbus-S, AS-interface and AB RIO. The sub base of the system integrates the required electronics thus delivering advantage because the valve island size is the same for fieldbus and multipole.

Available in 18mm or 26mm widths, the VS series features 3 different port options (ISOG, NPTF and built-in push-in-fittings) and features a valve interface according to ISO 15407-2. The VS series has been designed to be extremely robust and durable and is manufactured from the highest quality materials to handle harsh operating environments. Accommodating two-valve size ranges with flow rates from 550 to 650 l/min (18mm) and 1000 to 1350 l/min (26mm), the VS series features a wide variety of sandwich plate accessories such as pressure regulators, flow controls, single valve shut off plates and intermediate supply and exhaust modules. With IP65, NEMA 4, CE, ATEX and UL 429 approvals and two supply voltages (24V DC and 115V AC), the VS series is suitable for all markets.

Utilizing the Norgren online valve island configurator, the machine builder simply defines a set of parameters such as number of valves needed and flow rate to satisfy individual specification requirements. Available in any combination from one to 16 valves OEMs can configure a solution to match individual specifications and if the system needs to evolve, once installed, the VS system can be configured in the field to match the changes. This flexibility delivers advantages to OEMs through minimum machine downtime and reduced modification times.

Further information on this new range can be found at www.norgren.com.

 

 

TUNDRA-AIR The Ultimate Air Hose
New Kuri Tec® Tundra-Air™ Low Temperature PVC Air & Water Hose. The hose that's so tough it outperforms other general purpose PVC and rubber hoses in cold weather air tool applications. Easily recoils after use.
Its extreme flexibility is ideal for in-plant applications requiring easy handling in tight workspaces. Available in 1/4'', 3/8'', and 1/2'' ID sizes in bulk and assemblies.

Kuriyama of America, Inc.
(847) 228-0300 Fax (800) 800-0320
www.kuriyama.com

 

 

SAS Automation, introduces Gripper Finger Sensor Kit

Xenia, Ohio --- >SAS< Automation introduces Gripper finger Sensor Kit to enhance EOAT (end-of-arm tooling) solutions.

End-of-Arm tooling users can now enhance their gripper fingers with a new Gripper Finger Sensor Kit provided by SAS Automation, Ltd. Where sensing is needed, this kit is a cost effective method to provide a signal when the finger is activated. 

Safety is improved when positive detection can be made during the gripping operation. Sensing is effectively accomplished by a normally closed, reliable, proximity sensor in a compact unit attached to the gripper. 

This kit will not increase the length of the gripper, and can be attached to any new >SAS< GRF 20-95 single acting & GRF 20-95D double acting cylinder gripper fingers, or attached as a retrofit to a similar gripper finger currently in use.


About >SAS< Automation

>SAS< is a leading supplier of modular EOAT modular components & robotic gripper systems capable of servicing any part and any robot. 

>SAS< manufactures in the USA "get a grip!", and distributes "nip it!" Nile sprue nipper line, and "GRIP IT!" Asian chucking/gripper line. They are specialists in robotic end-of-arm tooling and gripper systems, sprue nippers, CNC degating and Insert Molding tooling for manufacturing and plastics industries. >SAS< German office services the European market. Sales and support to USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe. ISO 9001:2000 registered. 

Corporate Headquarters               European Office:
SAS Automation, Ltd.                 SAS Automation - Europe 
1200 S. Patton St.                      Robotergreifsysteme GmbH
Xenia, OH 45385 USA                 Im Schlehert 26 
Ph: (937) 372-5255                      D-76187 Karlsruhe
Fax: (937) 372-5555                    Tel: 0721 / 26 30 6-0
                                                 Fax: 0721 / 26 30 6-22 
Web: www.sasgripper.com

 

 

Monnier, Inc. Introduces Filter Regulator Manifold Series

Monnier, Inc., a 75 year young manufacturer of compressed air preparation products, has launched a filter-regulator-manifold (FRM) product series. This complete air supply package provides up to eight filtered and regulated air outlets from a single air inlet, with minimal connection time for the end user. The "spaghetti" piping usually associated with arraying multiple outlets from a single inlet can be eliminated by using the easy connect manifold.
The FRMs ensure more constant and predictable pressure at the load by reducing the amount of piping and fittings required. These units provide full flow to each port, allowing pressure to be set at exactly what is needed at the actuator without having to account for leakages. Quick connect fittings reduce system installation and service time, ensuring end-user productivity is optimized. 
Additional Advantages of Monnier's FRM assembly include:
- Easy to follow flow diagrams.
- Multiple ports for easy expansion and 'one size fits all' - one product can be used on various machines 
- Using threaded ports, instant fittings with NPT or G ports can be adapted to various markets, worldwide.
- Ports can be laser etched with permanent identification of each port's function
- Fewer total components 
- Air powered accessories can be added later. 
- Improved modern appearance - no 'rats nest of tubing' 
- Faster assembly with less chance of tubing errors
- Constant pressure yields more predictable machine operation. 
- Installation, set up and service simplified. 
- Less chance of expensive leaks, which could lead to improper machine operation. 
- Add accessories easily. 
- Easier for operators to understand. 
Monnier's filter regulators are available in a variety of options including bowl size (one to five oz. bowls), inlet porting (1/8" to ½", G or NPT), and element (particulate or coalescing). The accompanying manifold can be custom engineered for a specific application, but are currently offered with four, six or eight outlet ports in sizes between 1/8" and 3/8". Standard flow capacities on the FRM units range between 10 scfm and 70 scfm. 
More information on Monnier can be found at www.monnier.com, or by calling 810 794-4935.

 

 

Bottle Pick-Up Heads Inflatable Gripper Gently Lift Containers from Inside

A new line of inflatable rubber bladder grippers for high-speed production machinery that require minimal air pressure and are easily field-replaceable by hand is being introduced by ANVER Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

ANVER Rubber Air Picker End-Effectors are designed for gently lifting open mouth containers by inflating up to 140% of their size and tightly gripping from the inside without excessive pressure. Capable of conforming to any shape, these delicate rubber bladder attachments are non-marring, provide instant attach and release, and are unaffected by dusty environments.

Requiring approx. 15 psi with no loss of flow to operate, ANVER Rubber Air Picker End-Effectors are sealed to create closed-loop system and come in four sizes from 0.67” to 1.85” (17 to 47 mm) resting insertion dia. Designed for high-speed production machinery, they are field-serviceable by simply replacing the rubber bladder, which slips on and then locks down by a screw collar.

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

www.anver.com
 

 

New: High-Speed Picker HSP handling module

Setting a productive pace

The HSP High-Speed Picker from Festo quickly reins in costs for handling and assembly technology. With high cycle rates and intelligent stroke adjustment, the
new Pick & Place shortens production times and improves economic efficiency.

A handling module steps on the gas: At clock frequencies ranging from 0.6 to 1 second, the high-speed picker combines horizontal travel and vertical stroke, including a rest position, into a single unit. The link-rod driven Pick & Place unit is thus the fastest pneumatic handling module available from the market. Increased output rates of up to 100 parts per minute and 20 % shorter cycle times make it a specialist for handling small parts with typical work piece loads of less than 100 grams. Whether it's used for simple insertion and removal tasks at rotary indexing table, or for sorting tasks at transfer systems - thanks to its compact design, the High-Speed picker keeps the pace even in the tightest of spaces. A repetition accuracy of 0.02 mm in the end-positions guarantees that precision is maintained, even at extreme tempos.

Flexible application
The design of the new handling module allows for more freedom of movement. In contrast to most curve-driven systems, the High-Speed Picker is not constructed for rigid movement kinetics. Only the centre bit of the three-part link is fixed on the aluminium basic profile. Both of the side bits can be moved individually and the strokes along the 
Y-axis can be set independently of each other. An additional stroke adjustment along the Z-axis enables the independent height offset between Pick & Place Positions. Level differences between rotary indexing tables and transfer systems can thus be quickly and easily bypassed. 

Faster start with plug and work
The HSP also gets off to a quick start when it comes to system design, commissioning and assembly: Delivered preassembled and ready to install - with an appropriate installation package if required - it eliminates the need to assemble axes, adapter plates and installation components.


The High-Speed Picker at a glance:
· Link-driven, flexible handling
· Sizes of 12, 16 and 25 mm
· Y strokes from 52 to 170 mm
· Z strokes from 15 to 100 mm

Contact Information for Festo
Phone: 800-99-Festo or Fax: 800-96-Festo
E-mail: customerservice_us@festo.com

 

 

New Lift Table from Bimba—Includes New 125mm Bore Size
The Pneumatic Lift Table is a short, stable
cylinder that incorporates four guide shafts for maximum rigidity. It is
designed for lifting applications where other non-rotating cylinders cannot
handle an overhung load and space is at a premium. The lift table is available
in three bore sizes: 50mm, 80mm, and 125mm which can produce 1,900
pounds of lifting force at 100 psi.
Adding to this family of products, the Lift Table shares all the same benefits
of the Extruded Flat cylinders, including a PTFE-impregnated hard anodized body that yields low
friction and maximum seal life. Options include internal bumpers, magnetic position sensing, and high
temperature operation. Stroke lengths are available in 5mm increments to 100mm.

For more information, contact Mark Tichgelaar (tichgelaarm@bimba.com), Bimba Manufacturing Company, P.O. Box 68, Monee, Illinois 60449. Phone 708/534-8544, FAX 708/235-2014, Technical Assistance 800-44-BIMBA

 

 

Tustin, CA – SMC Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products, has announced the introduction of the Series CQM Compact Cylinder with Guides. SMC’s recently developed CQM Cylinder is now available from SMC’s Los Angeles production facility. The Los Angeles factory can produce all bore/stroke combinations in both metric and inch versions. 

The CQM cylinder incorporates slide bearings into SMC’s global standard CQS and CQ2 compact pneumatic cylinders, creating an extremely compact guided cylinder. The CQM cylinder fills a product gap between low side load non-rotating cylinders and higher load guide rod actuators, such as SMC’s MGP and MGQ guided cylinders. The CQM is designed to meet or exceed 10 million cycles, ensuring long life. 

The CQM cylinder offers excellent non-rotating accuracy: ±0.2° for bore sizes 12 and 16 mm and ±0.1° for bores 20 to 50mm. The cylinder is designed to allow for easy mounting and adjustment of SMC’s extensive selection of position sensing switches. With 2 to 4 times the lateral load resistance a standard compact cylinder, the CQM cylinder is ideal where moderate side loading may be an issue.

The CQM cylinder has a maximum operating pressure of 1.0 MPa and is available in seven bore sizes ranging from 12 to 50mm with Imperial or Metric mounting threads/ports. Bore sizes 

12-40mm have a piston speed range of 50-500 mm/s; and the 50mm bore size has a piston speed range of 50-300 mm/s. The ambient/fluid temperature ranges for the CQM are -10 to 70 deg. C without the auto switch, and -10 to 60 deg. C with switch. All inch mounting and tool plate threads available.

SMC Corporation manufactures high quality actuators and cylinders, airline and air preparation equipment, high-purity products, instrumentation, and a host of fittings and accessories applicable to the industrial automation industry. SMC has 14 production facilities, three of which are in North America –California, Indiana, and Ontario, Canada. SMC’s global presence allows them to provide quality customer service in any part of the world. 

Ask for catalog ES20-179 or for more information please visit www.smcusa.com

 

 

Longer Travel Lengths Now Available for PHD's Series SxH Slides

PHD has just released longer travel lengths for our Series SxH Cantilever Slides. Previously available with up to 3 inches of travel, Series SxH Slides are now available with travel lengths of up to 8 inches. These slides feature a compact design and provide high load capacities, making them ideal for a wide range of applications. 

Series SxH Slides feature precision-machined high capacity TC fluoropolymer composite bearings and are available in five bore sizes (8, 10, 14, 20, and 32 mm). Slide bodies incorporate twin switch slots for flush installation of PHD's Series 6790 Switches eliminating the need for expensive collars, brackets, and target kits. Units are available in imperial and metric versions to accommodate applications in worldwide markets.

Additional standard features include:

· High capacity internal and external shock pads to reduce noise and end-of-travel
impact
· Low breakaway piston and rod seals
· Tapped and/or counterbored mounting holes in slide housing and tool plate with 
optional dowel holes for easy unit mounting and attachment of tooling
· Ships next day from order

PHD also offers an economical alternative to our Series SxH Slides. Series SxL Slides incorporate many of the same standard features as the Series SxH Slide, but are designed with self-lubricating polymer bearings with hard chrome plated shafts for moderate load capacity, low friction, and a lower price. Series SxL Slides are available in five bore sizes (8, 10, 14, 20, and 32 mm) and provide travel lengths of up to 3 inches. 

Like other PHD products, Series SxH/SxL Slides are offered with a wide range of options to fit specific automation design requirements. For more information, send for a free catalog today or visit our web site at www.phdinc.com/salsah. For immediate assistance, call PHD, Inc. at (800) 624-8511.

PHD, Inc.
P.O. Box 9070 o Fort Wayne, IN 46899
(800) 624-8511 o (260) 747-6151 o FAX (260) 747-6754
Internet Web Site: www.phdinc.com
E-mail: phdinfo@phdinc.com


 

 

ASCO introduces a new line of Pressure Sensors

ASCO, the leader in the design and manufacture of solenoid valves, now offers a complete line of Pressure Sensors. With pressure ratings up to 10,000 PSI and the ability to handle rugged applications like steam and refrigeration, ASCO Pressure Sensors will satisfy your most demanding needs. The ASCO Pressure Sensor line is suitable for accurately measuring many process fluids in the most demanding, pulsating and vibrating environments.

The one piece pressure cavity is machined from 17.4 PH stainless steel, which offers no source for contamination of the process fluid or the sensor. This design provides the stability, accuracy, flexibility, and EMI resistance that your process needs.

For More Information call (519) 758-2700 or e-mail us at ascomail@asco.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

Norgren's new multi position airless cylinder delivers precision and control

Littleton, Colorado, USA - April 2004. Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialists, has extended its range of actuator solutions with the launch of its new multi position airless cylinder. With precision at the heart of the design, the new electric actuator complements Norgren's existing range of pneumatic cylinders, thus allowing even more customers to benefit from the competitive advantage that Norgren builds into its engineering solutions. 

With the capability to move loads up to 22 pounds (11Kg) the multi position airless cylinder operates at very high speeds and is fully programmable to deliver high stroke accuracies. This makes the actuator ideal for inclusion in applications that require high speeds combined with multiple position operation such as high speed insertion equipment in the packaging and semiconductor manufacturing sector, automatic test/inspection, printing and medical industries.

Featuring the capability to store multiple stroke end points each with its own defined speed, acceleration and force parameters, the positions can be programmed anywhere in the stroke range. The system can be run in different modes: using a programmable controller's I/O modules or from an optional fieldbus connection. For set-up and tests the multi position airless cylinder may automatically run a stored program. This makes the device ideal for a large machine with PLCs, industrial computers and for smaller machines with limited I/O capability.

The airless cylinder requires one electrical connection to operate and can be disabled from the supply when not running thus conserving energy. Featuring no mechanical connection between the moving mass and the stationary mass the airless cylinder features extremely long life and product reliability. The movement is produced by the interaction of two magnetic fields, one field from permanent magnets in the slider and the second field produced by electric current in the motor windings located in the stator. Unlike rotary motors either motor part can move if the other part is held fixed.

The programming of the cylinder is straightforward and intuitive. Desired positions are entered using a laptop or by 'teaching' the unit (moving it by hand and remembering the position). Guiding system information (weight, friction, motor parameters) is entered once and stored under a "module description". The operator does not have to enter this information. This method of programming means that the operator saves time and money when making product changeovers by simply retrieving a stored program.

Further information on this new range can be found at www.norgren.com.

 

 

New 3 Finger Grippers Offer Small Sizes With Big Features

The new series 3-finger concentric gripper – MPZ is extremely
compact with the features and options normally only found on larger
gripping products. When gripping and handling small components
two characteristics are considered principal – speed and precision.
The new MPZ compact 3-finger grippers offer repeatability of less
than 10µm (0.0004”) and actuation speeds as fast as 20ms.
Unmatched speed and precision is achieved through precise low
friction guidance. Consistent grip force, long finger capability and
long life are assured as well.

The actuation mechanism is based on the proven double wedge
principal. The pneumatic cylinder is integrated directly in the
housing providing the most compact lightweight package possible.

The grippers are available in 3 body sizes ranging from 30mm to 45mm
allowing proper selection and sizing for many diverse applications. Strokes are
between 6mm and 10mm resulting in grip forces from 60N (14lbf) to 285N
(65lbf). Spring assist models are available for internal or external gripping to
enhance grip force and safety in the event of air loss. These additional standard
models expand the application range further compared to pneumatic only
driven units.

The gripping conditions of open, closed or part present are easily monitored
with magnetic type switches. Up to 5 positions can be monitored with the
optional SCHUNK FPS (Flexible Positioning Switch). The technical features
and options coupled with world known SCHUNK quality make this gripper
series a true innovation.

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818

 

 

MTS INTRODUCES NEW TEMPOSONICS POSITION SENSOR LINE

CARY, N.C. - MTS Sensors today announced the introduction of the Temposonics G-Series linear position sensor product line. Utilizing advanced electronics and a new microprocessor-based design, the MTS Temposonics Engineering Team has responded to customer requests for additional functionality at a lower total cost, with innovations that include fully programmable sensor set-up and complete diagnostic capabilities for efficient installation and troubleshooting in the field. In addition, the G-Series offers improved magnetostrictive sensing performance and is fully compatible with existing installations of L-Series and Temposonics II Series sensors.
"As the inventor of magnetostrictive technology, MTS Sensors has always led the way in innovation," said Temposonics Marketing Manager, David Edeal. "The G-Series answers our customers call for enhanced functionality, while maintaining our standard features - all at lower cost-of-ownership."
The advanced G-Series electronics provides better linearity, EMI immunity, and signal to noise performance in harsh electrical environments. Enhanced packaging also offers improved shock and vibration resistance to ensure that the G-Series is rugged and reliable even in the most demanding motion control applications. 
The Temposonics Engineering Team responded to market needs by designing the G-Series with advanced diagnostics capabilities, and more importantly, accomplished this in a manner that is practical for the engineer or technician in the field to use. Red and green LED indicators located directly on the sensor may be monitored for errors such as missing magnets, weak signals, insufficient or out of range input power, and other maintenance issues that consume both time and money for customers. These diagnostic features provide plant engineers with enhanced methods for troubleshooting and commissioning in the field without having to remove the sensor, thereby lowering the total cost for the sensors.
In addition, the G-Series offers multiple methods for external programmability to reduce installation time and cost. In-line pushbutton or PC software programming may be accomplished using a serial communications link. 
Customers currently using L-Series or Temposonics II sensors in the field will find that the G-Series will provide "drop-in" replacement for existing installations with little or no changes required. The MTS Applications Engineering team is available to answer technical questions about the new G-Series - call (800) 633-7609.
For more information on Temposonics G-Series Sensors, please contact: MTS Systems Corp, Sensors Division, 3001 Sheldon Drive, Cary, NC 27513. Phone: (919) 677-0100. E-mail:displacement@mtssensors.com.

 

ITW Vortec has introduced Cold Air Tubes - a compact, ready-to-use source of refrigerated air. With no moving parts, the tubes convert compressed air into a low pressure stream of cold air that reaches temperatures as low as -20°F. Cold Air Tubes are designed to kill heat buildup that can slow production or create problems on parts and equipment. Their sub-zero airflows offer an effective spot cooling solution for use on machinery and in fabrication, assembly or processes. At less than 10” long, the maintenance-free cooling component is adaptable for numerous applications, with three models available offering different cooling capacities. Cold Air Tubes are easily installed, provide instant on/off performance, quiet operation, and are covered by a 10-year warranty.

For More Information:

ITW Vortec
10125 Carver Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Phone: 800/ 441-7475
Fax: 513/ 891-4092

Website: www.itwvortec.com
E-mail: techsupport@vortec.com

 

 

CLIPPARD EVP SERIES PROPORTIONAL VALVES


Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. announces the addition of the EVP Proportional Valve series to its electronic valve product line. This product combines the features of the existing EV series valve - long life, low power, and rugged design and fast response.

The EVP Series valve provides control of air or gas flow, and varies the output flow based on the current input to the solenoid. Consistent gain provides a high degree of control for many applications.

Control and overall value are some of the main features of the EVP Proportional Valve. The valve may be controlled using DC current, open- or closed-loop control, and PWM (pulse width modulation) to cover a broad range of applications. 

For more information, please contact your local Clippard distributor, or contact us today:


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

 

FasTest Introduces Ultra-Quick Dry Leak Test System 

FasTest–expands its connector product capability with the introduction of an ultra-fast dry leak detection system. The "Lightning" Leak Detector makes leak-testing fast and simple. It can reduce test cycle times by 80 percent. The easy setup and programming makes it a valuable tool for eliminating water-dunk and bubble testing. This small powerhouse performs pressure decay leak testing sensing pressure changes to 0.00005 psi. Lightning provides easy-to-read self-diagnostic messages and setup procedures and can be integrated into a fully automated system. Test results can then be downloaded on a computer or PDA for analysis. 

Intuitive prompts on the LED display make setting parameters easy. Lightning also provides an automatic calibration system, which correlates pressure loss to the internal NIST traceable leak orifice. With its ease-of-operation and accuracy, the FasTest Lightning leak detection is a proven cost effective addition to any facility process where leak-proof products are a must. Lightning provides companies an affordable investment that pays off in accuracy, rapid test cycle times, and most of all - it's simple. 

FasTest, Inc. is the "one-stop" source for leak testing, filling, and evacuation of gases and liquids. More companies rely on FasTest's turnkey solutions for saving them valuable time and costs. FasTest provides complete leak test solutions for the automotive, appliances, refrigeration, HVAC, hydraulics, pneumatics, plumbing fixture, aerospace, instrumentation, and medical equipment. 

FasTest, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of leak-tight sealing and pressure testing products from production applications. For a CoreMax brochure or more details, contact: FasTest, Inc., 2315 Hampden Ave., St. Paul, MN 55114. Phone: 800-206-0316. Fax: 651-645-7390. www.fastestinc.com

 

 

 

DGE.. -RF Electrical Toothed Belt Axis with Internal Roller Guide…Simply More Dynamic!

Festo Corporation, a global leader in automation solutions, is pleased to announce the introduction of our new electrical drive, the "DGE..-RF", an ideal valve technology for any automation task. The DGE-RF boasts extremely short cycle times, but with a minimum of noise!

The DGE-RF has sufficient grease reserves that can be easily replenished without having to reach into the housing - 5,000 km without lubrication.

Axes, motors, gearing, coupling and controller? - You get all these with the DGE-RF - harmonized and of course extensively tested!

Motors from other manufacturers? - The coupling concept supports the attachment of non-Festo drives.

Standardized mechanical interfaces? - The DGE-RF adapts easily to the multi-axis modular system thanks to the concept of mounting options on three sides of the main profile.

Contact Information for Festo
Phone: 800-99-Festo or Fax: 800-96-Festo
E-mail: customerservice_us@festo.com

 

 

John Guest Announces New line of Push-Fit Products for Compressed Air Systems

John Guest push-fit fittings and pipe provide the ideal connection from the compressor receiver to the take off points for the point of use equipment. Compressed air systems can be installed quickly and easily, considerably reducing the need for specialist staff and providing reduced production down time.

No need to prepare threaded pipe or apply solvent; all the connections can be made with a simple push-in action. The system is then immediately ready for use. Complex systems can be assembled much more rapidly than with the traditional methods. And because they are also easy to disconnect, systems are easy to modify or expand.

Our fittings are produced in tough engineered plastics or in brass. They are designed for use with John Guest nylon pipe but can also be used with copper or aluminum pipe. 

For further product information contact:
John Guest USA, Inc.
Toll Free: 1-800-94 JG USA
Fax: 1-877-77 JG FAX
Email: info@jgusa.com

 

 

 

Indianapolis, Indiana SMC Corporation of America, the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic products and filtration equipment has announced the release of the Series FN1 Filter designed for machine tool and general machinery industries.

With a unique patented element design and back-flush feature, the Series FN1 filter from SMC, 
generates no industrial waste, as there are no replaceable filter elements, thus saving you cost of filter elements, maintenance and help achieve your goal to be environmental friendly to meet ISO 14001 standard.

The element of the FN1 filter is constructed of a series of grooved filter plates and wave washers placed one above the other and compressed by a compact cylinder on the top of the filter. When the element is compressed, foreign matter in the fluid is trapped in between the plates and washers. Decompressing the element allow the foreign matter to be back flushed and washed away for collection, eliminating the need for element replacement and providing a low maintenance operating regime. Recompressing continues normal operation. 

The process of filtration and back flushing cycle can be carried out manually or automatically. The control circuit for the cycle operation can be built using a totally pneumatic or electro pneumatic circuit, for which SMC provides the required pneumatic components. In automatic operation, a differential pressure switch indicates filter element clogging 

The FN1 series filter operates in tandem with the FNR reservoir, which stores the fluid required for back flushing, and FND dust recovery filter for collecting the debris. All three units are primarily constructed of stainless steel SUS304 and form an integrated circuit for industrial waste removal.

The filter is compatible with water (industrial and distilled), water-soluble and oil based coolants: petroleum (Oil, kerosene and xylene) and ammonia hydroxide, sodium hydroxide and alkalis. Seal material is available as either nitrile rubber or fluoro rubber to suit the application.

The filter element is available in two types, cylindrical and step type. The cylindrical type has a smooth peripheral surface, as the dimensions of the filter plate and wave washer are the same. The element is ideal for filtering fluids that contain dust with same particle size, as it provides a larger filtration area and easier dust separation. The step type element has an uneven (stepped) surface, since the dimensions of the filter plate is smaller than that of the wave washer, and is recommended for fluids containing dust particles with large variance in sizes 

Element lengths are either 250mm or 500mm with respective flow rates of 40 liters per minute and 80 liters per minute. (at 20-micron filtration). Compatible reservoirs have tank capacity of either 1.1 liters or 1.8 liters. Maximum operating pressure of the filter is 1.0 Mpa and maximum fluid temperature is 80ºC. 

For larger flow rates SMC also offers 200 liters per minute filter as a special, and also the standard filters can be mounted in parallel


For more information, please visit www.smcusa.com

 

 

 

PNEUMATIC PRODUCTS CATALOG ON CD OFFERED BY PARKER 


Parker Hannifin Corporation's Automation Group has released a new product selection guide and an accompanying electronic catalog on CD for its complete line of pneumatic components and systems. Bulletin AU01-1000/US includes over 3000 pages of catalog information from all of the company's pneumatic divisions. The CD contains product information for everything necessary to design and order a complete pneumatic system.

This comprehensive electronic catalog describes Parker's complete line of pneumatic products including valves, air preparation units, cylinders, slides, rotary actuators, grippers, vacuum components, pressure sensors, fittings, tubing, hose, quick couplings and structural framing systems. There is also information on training programs and materials available from Parker.

Each product series listing in the catalog has an accompanying CD icon and search code. Entering this code into the CD reader's search window takes the user directly to detailed technical pages for that specific product. 

The electronic catalog contains detailed information for all products including specifications, performance curves, technical data, cross-sectional drawings and dimensional views. Complete ordering information, including model codes and part numbers, is covered as well. The CD also contains links to each division's web home page where you can view the latest updated product information. The electronic catalog operates with self-loading Adobe Acrobat Reader software, which is included on the CD.

Parker

 

NEW P2010 Vacuum Pump-The Smallest Multi-Ejector Pump in the World

PIAB introduces the smallest multi-stage ejector pump in the world today, the P2010! The P2010 weighs 0.54 ounces and reaches 24.9 –in Hg at only 26 psi feed pressure.

This pump uses a Micro-COAX™ vacuum cartridge called Bi03-2. By operating at such a low air pressure, you can cut your compressed air costs by 50 percent while providing 100 percent higher vacuum flows compared with traditional single-stage ejectors on the market.

With its low decibel rating of 61-64 dBA, you can use the P2010 on a tabletop robot without being bothered by the noise from the pump.

The P2010 is a self-contained multi-stage ejector pump that can hang freely from its own connections or mount by using the pre-drilled holes.

Your benefits include:
• Inline design makes possible simple and inexpensive installation.
• The very low weight makes it possible to place the pump quite close to the suction cup without having to reduce the speed of the “pick-and-place” movement.
• The low feed pressure ensures high operational reliability, low air consumption and very low noise.
• The Micro COAX™ cartridge can easily be exchanged whenever needed that equates into shorter downtime.

 

 

Technologically advanced design features provide enhanced cost/value advantages with new Isonic® MOD3 solenoid air valves.

New patented Isonic® MOD3 series air valve technology incorporates upgraded internal wiring, a
built-in PCB connector, and snap-on installation - with all valve components encapsulated in a
half-shell thermoplastic valve body. Since all connections are integral to the valve body, no
additional wiring, connectors, or fittings are required to install the valves, reducing labor costs.
Because electrical and pneumatic connections are made simultaneously without tools, the
advanced technology half-shell design makes installation inherently easier and faster.

The unique modular design accommodates three and four way single and double solenoid valves,
as well as direct acting valves on the same manifold in a highly versatile, expandable control
base. A simple release enables the operator to remove a valve with the press of a finger, and a
replacement valve can be pushed in place as easily as plugging in an electrical cord. The
installation system virtually eliminates downtime, providing further cost savings.

The technically advanced MOD3 series is unique in its simplicity, offering the most advanced
design of any valve manifold system available, at a significantly lower cost than other
comparable valve manifold systems.

Since 1939, Mead Fluid Dynamics, Inc. has introduced a stream of innovative technological
advances to the field of pneumatic components - including control valves, cylinders, specialty
valves, and production devices. The Company is located at 4114 North Knox Avenue, Chicago,
IL 60641. Fax:(773)685-7002. Visit our website at www.mead-usa.com

Company Contact: Steve Thiel
Mead Fluid Dynamics, Inc.
(773) 685-6800

Agency Contact: Mike Weber
Marcus, Inc.
(847) 459-6600

 

 

 

Turn the page to engineering advantage with Norgren's new, all inclusive pneumatics catalog


Littleton, Colorado, USA - 2004 February 2004. Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialist, has recently introduced its 2004 catalog focusing on its range of pneumatic products and systems for a wide variety of industry sectors. Produced in 12 different language versions the catalog is perfect for international OEM's who want the reassurance of global support in export markets.

With a fresh new look and feel the catalog has been structured to deliver competitive advantage to customers who are seeking to make product selections fast. Showcasing 17 new products and featuring Norgren's flagship VM10 valve system technology the catalog contains over 500 pages of detailed product information and outlines the comprehensive range of engineering solutions to suit today's most demanding applications or projects.

Featuring deep website links on every product page the user can type the unique URL into a web browser and be automatically taken to the relevant product section within the Norgren web site. When at this page the user can down load full product data sheets and even buy the product on line via Norgren's web store facility.

To receive a copy simply visit the Norgren website at www.norgren.com or contact your nearest distributor

 

 

 

Hargraves Technology Announces the Release of the LTC TM Pump


(Mooresville, NC) February 25, 2004. Hargraves Technology Corporation (Hargraves) announces today the release of the LTC series pump. The addition of the LTC diaphragm pump broadens our product breadth while increasing Hargraves' capability to solve unique fluidic applications. The LTC is now available through our e-commerce site with immediate delivery and specifications can be found under the "what's new section" of the Hargraves site (www.hartechcorp.com). 

The LTC utilizes motor and material technologies derived from the existing BTC product line. The pump head design incorporates an innovative diaphragm configuration and patent pending sealing technology that surpasses other diaphragm pumps.. The absence of metal in the flow path enables a variety of liquids to be used. These pumps come standard with 1/4 -28 UNF ports.

According to Doug Curtis, Engineering Manager at Hargraves, "creating a leak-tight seal between the pump head and diaphragm presented an interesting challenge to our engineering team. After scrutinizing several designs, the most reliable configuration was selected and deemed "Fluid-Blok" by virtue of its ability to prevent leakage. This patent pending design creates a wedge between the pump head and diaphragm."

Hargraves strives to produce the best and most reliable miniature diaphragm pumps in its class. The patent pending pump head efficiency and long life continues to excel the Hargraves name in the miniature diaphragm pump industry. 

The LTC literature is downloadable at www.hartechcorp.com/new.htm and is available for purchase on our e-commerce web site www.hartechcorp.com/store.html. Please contact Hargraves at 704-662-3500 for questions or technical assistance with the LTC series liquid pump.

 


Position Feedback Cylinder Now Available with Integral Rod Lock

February 13, 2004, Monee, Illinois - Bimba Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce the immediate availability of their new Position Feedback Cylinder with Integral Rod Lock, Model PFCL- in five bore sizes. When used in conjunction with the PCS pneumatic position control system, the rod lock can be used to offer a highly repeatable, precise hard stop once the actuator reaches the desired position. If a less accurate position is required, the system can be used in conjunction with a 3 position, 5 way directional control valve for positioning, and engaging the rod lock for a final mid-position hard stop.

The PFCL incorporates a clamp/cam device to hold the piston rod in position upon loss of air pressure. Its simple and effective design provides a low-cost, reliable locking cylinder. Holding forces range from 90 pounds in a 1-1/16" bore cylinder, to 700 pounds in the 3" bore. The rod lock offers a very cost effective positive, rigid, mid-position stop. It is intended to be used as a static locking device, which can be applied once the piston rod is in the stopped position.

Application examples include: • Variable press (allowing clamping at a variable position), flow gate (adjustable diverter for conveying), work table (different heights for ergonomics), and bar feed (feed-clamp applications). The innovative PFCL expands our product breadth further for position control system products, which include position feedback cylinders that incorporate integral LRT transducers, DPM controllers for precision measuring and gauging applications, PCS pneumatic position control systems for accurate motion control, and TRD NFPA interchangeable actuators that also incorporate integral LRT transducers. Request new product bulletin, PFCL-104/PCS, for catalog information.

For more information, contact Mark Tichgelaar (tichgelaarm@bimba.com), Bimba Manufacturing Company, P.O. Box 68, Monee, Illinois 60449. Phone 708/534-8544, FAX 708/235-2014, Technical Assistance 800-44-BIMBA.

 

 

NEW PETERS PRESSURE SWITCH

Electronic pressure switch with 360° indication (Patent pending)

With the NEW pressure switch series EDC from Peters Indu - Produkt the company fulfills the increased demands on optimized visibility and user friendly operation. The status of the switch can be seen from every point of view because of the 360° status indicator ( green or red flashing ) The exact pressure can be red on the bright 3 digit LED display which can be programmed to the "upside down" mode which turns the digit's 180 ° so that the switch can be installed overhead. The ceramic sensor provides highest accuracy on the whole temperature range with high overpressure safety. The EDC switches are available from -1 to 400 bar.


For further information please contact:

Peters Indu-Produkt
Mercatorstr.41
46485 Wesel
Germany

www.peters-indu.de
info@peters-indu.de

 

 

 

New 3 Finger Gripper Delivers Higher Load Capacity And Longer Finger Capability


SCHUNK,Inc. has introduced a complete new series 3- finger concentric gripper – PZN-plus. Extending the
capabilities of the current industry standard PZN series, the “Plus” stands for even higher load capacities, longer finger capability and better efficiency.


The basis for this increase in efficiency on the PZN-plus is the newly designed jaw guidance. Forces and moments of the gripper - or acting on the gripper - are spread over several surfaces of a multiple-tooth guide, enabling finger length increases of up to 30%. Moment loading capability is greatly enhanced allowing higher external loads to be   applied without damage to the gripper or problems with operation. The actuation mechanism is based on the proven double wedge principal. The size of the wedge was increased compared to the standard PZN to assure absolute reliability even under the increased loads. The pneumatic
cylinder is integrated directly in the housing providing the most compact lightweight package possible.


The gripper is available in 5 body sizes from 64mm to 60mm.Even with this small size, the grippers produce
between 580N and 18,000N of grip force with strokes from 12 mm to 50 mm.Each body size has multiple stroke versions with I.D. or O.D. spring assist. These options assure proper sizing exactly to the application without compromise.


The gripping conditions of open, closed or part present are easily monitored with magnetic or inductive type switches. Up to 5 positions can be monitored with the optional SCHUNK FPS. For part loading against hard positions, a spring packaged pressure plate is available.


SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com
info@schunk.com

 

 

New Series GRF Grippers Ideal for Limited Space Applications and Provide Exceptional Grip Force

PHD has just released the NEW Series GRF Gripper, which features a fully enclosed, self-lubricating cam driver and jaw covers to prevent contamination and maintain optimum lubrication. The unit's low profile design makes it ideal for limited space applications. In addition, the Series GRF Gripper provides a high grip force to weight ratio and is ideal for gripping parts of varying size. 

The Series GRF Gripper is available in four sizes (19, 25, 28, & 32 mm) with one or two jaw travels available per size, which provide superb adaptability to meet a variety of applications. To ensure longevity of service life, each unit is designed with rugged jaw support, hardened jaws, and hard coated bearing surfaces. All bodies feature dowel pin holes for accurate gripper mounting alignment. The two larger sizes (28 & 32 mm) also provide dowel pin holes in the jaws for accurate tooling alignment.

Optional inductive proximity switches as well as solid state and reed switches are available for indication of jaw position and simple interfacing with electronic system controls. All bodies incorporate twin switch slots for convenient mounting of PHD's reed and solid state switches. A choice of metric or imperial mounting holes, dowel pin holes, and ports provide an excellent MRO drop-in replacement opportunity. Consult PHD or your local distributor for unit compatibility.

For more information, send for a free catalog today or visit our website at www.phdinc.com/pfc. For immediate assistance, call PHD, Inc. at (800) 624-8511.

PHD, Inc.
P.O. Box 9070 o Fort Wayne, IN 46899
(800) 624-8511 o (260) 747-6151 o FAX (260) 747-6754
Internet Web Site: www.phdinc.com
E-mail: phdinfo@phdinc.com


 

LOW COST MEETS HIGH QUALITY ,
PISCO T SERIES TUBE FITTINGS AND SPEED CONTROLLERS.


Elk Grove Village, IL - Pisco's new T Series Tube Fittings and Speed Controllers are offered at a lower price than their existing line of tube fittings and speed controllers - a savings that is passed on to pneumatic equipment users.


Pisco's advanced manufacturing process has resulted in the efficient production of the new T Series Tube Fittings and Speed Controllers, and in the new lower price. Though lower in price, Pisco's T Series, featuring lightweight components and a compact design, successfully maintains quality performance.


Maximum service pressure for T Series Tube Fittings and Speed Controllers is 150 psi, and service temperature, ranges are 32 - 40 degrees F. T Series Products are lSO 9001 Certified, and available from stock.


For more information, contact 

Pisco USA, Inc., 
100 LeLand Court, Unit A,
 Bensenville, IL, 60106
Phone: (630) 521-9920, 
Fax: (630) 521-9927
E-mail: inquiry@pisco.com 
www.pisco.com.

 

Offering in built quality and reliability Norgren launches a new range of linear slide tables

Littleton, Colorado, USA - January 2004. In a move to further develop its range of automation solutions Norgren has announced the launch of a new range of linear slide tables. With a proven track record in the supply of pneumatic and automation solutions the new range of linear slide tables complements the current families of grippers, vacuum components, rodless and rotary actuators. 

In the design phase of this new range particular emphasis has been placed on engineering a product that offers superior quality combined with reliability. Utilizing superior quality components within the construction of the linear slide has allowed Norgren to offer a solution that delivers market leading accuracy, strength, reliability and rigidity. This ensures minimal cost of ownership and maximum machine yield due to a reduction in machine or process downtime.

Ideal for use in applications that require the transportation of loads over short distances for example pick and place, fluid dispensing and product testing machines, the new range can be widely employed by OEM's and automation machine specialists in industries such as the electronics, packaging and medical sectors.

Available in compact, precision, low profile, synchronous and adjustable formats, the new linear slides suit the needs of most project specifications. As one of the most comprehensive ranges of linear slide tables on the market, customers are able to obtain multiple products from one source thus reducing purchasing and inventory costs.

The new range of linear slide tables have been optimized to deliver further benefits such as quick/easier load attachment to reduce labor costs and process changeover times. What's more the new products offer secure product installation again helping to reduce labor costs and maximizing performance.

Across the whole range standard models are magnetic with stroke adjustment. Individual linear slide tables can be specified quickly and easily to suit individual customer requirements. This is mostly due to the large variety of standard options available; customers can reduce inventory costs because there is no need for expensive custom-built specials. Slide tables are available with maximum stroke lengths from 30mm to 150mm. Port sizes are from 6mm to 32mm. Further information on this new range of linear slide tables can be found at www.norgren.com.

 

 

Tustin, CA – SMC Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products has announced the release of the ITV1000 Electro-Pneumatic Regulator. The ITV1000 fills the gap between SMC’s super compact ITV0000 and the larger ITV2000 and 3000 –all of which have been a big hit with customers due to their precision operation. 

The ITV1000’s max flow rate is 250L/min (ANR) when a set pressure of 0.5MPa is applied, making it ideal for applications that require a flow rate between the ITV0000’s 7L/min and the ITV2000’s 1500L/min.

“One of the many advantages of using ITV regulators is SMC’s decision to go with a dual pilot valve design, reduces both cost and air consumption. The more typical flapper nozzle design prevalent in many competitors require a constant air bleed-off to operate properly.” stated C. Brion Kidder, Senior Product Manager for SMC Corporation of America. 

The ITV regulators offer step free control of air pressure proportional to an electrical signal. Internal circuitry pulses supply and release valves to maintain the desired output air pressure. Compatible inputs are: 4-20mADC, 0-20mADC, 0-5VDC, and 0-10VDC analog inputs; 4-wire digital input. ITV2000 and 3000 are available in 10-point or 16-point digital input DeviceNet network-compatible types and are available with 5 monitor output options. They have a sensitivity of 0.2 kPa, linearity within 1%, and hysteresis within 0.5%. All but the ultra compact ITV0000 have an easy-to-read digital LED display. All SMC ITV regulators have earned the CE & IP65 rating. 

SMC Corporation manufactures high quality actuators and cylinders, airline and air preparation equipment, high-purity products, vacuum components, instrumentation, and a host of fittings and accessories applicable to the pneumatic automation industry. SMC has a total of 14 production facilities, 3 of which are in North America –Indiana, California, and Ontario, Canada. SMC’s global presence enables it to provide quality customer service in any part of the world. 

 



 

NEW 'W' Jaw Released for Series PFC Clamps

PHD announces the release of the NEW 'W' jaw for Series PFC Clamps. Clamps featuring the 'W' jaw design are especially suited for clamping short, wide parts closer to the tooling surface. The 'W' jaw produces 7,200 lbs of total clamp force 2.187 inches above the tooling surface at 87 psi. This force is constant as the jaws close through the last two degrees (per jaw), producing a 0.150 inch wide power window.

Series PFC Clamps are also available with the 'L' jaw to accommodate tall, narrow components. Both designs can be specified with an optional weld cover to protect the unit against harmful sparks and debris created in welding environments. Series PFC Clamps conform to North American Automotive Metric Standards (NAMS), offer the lowest cost of ownership, and are available in one working day.

Additional benefits include:

· Tooling surface has dowels and threads to North American Automotive Metric Standards 
(NAMS) NC blocks.
· 'L' Style Jaws have dowels and threads for NAMS mounting and shims.
· Modular design allows the jaws and bushing block to be easily removed for modification.
· Position sensing option provides open and close sensing with an industry standard AC or DC 
weldfield immune switch mounted to a protected housing.
· Operates quietly in less than .6 seconds. Flow controls are not required. Body has orifice 
communication.
· Fully field repairable in less than 30 minutes using only four metric hex wrenches.

For more information, send for a free catalog today or visit our website at www.phdinc.com/pfc. For immediate assistance, call PHD, Inc. at (800) 624-8511.

PHD, Inc.
P.O. Box 9070 o Fort Wayne, IN 46899
(800) 624-8511 o (260) 747-6151 o FAX (260) 747-6754
Internet Web Site: www.phdinc.com
E-mail: phdinfo@phdinc.com


 

MPA Valve Series… Systematically More Modular!

Festo Corporation, a global leader in automation solutions, is pleased to announce the introduction of our new modular sub-base valve system, the "MPA Valve Series", an ideal valve technology for any automation task. Whether connection, functionality or pressure supply is concerned, the adaptable MPA valve system is easily modifiable and expandable- from individual valves and multiple connection plates, to fieldbus valve terminals. Designed for easily integration with the CPX Electrical Valve Terminal.

With the help of threaded connectors, all of the components - including valve units, electronic modules and pressure supply modules can be mounted on sub-bases and assembled into individualized, low-maintenance solutions, which can be quickly modified and expanded if necessary - on-site without removal from the system.

Ultra-versatile: Valve functions 5/2, 5/3, 2 x 3/2, 2 x 2/2 and 3/2 with external air supply. 

Total modularity and flexibility: Highly cost-effective serial bus for controlling valves with up-to 64 solenoids. Valve terminals can be reconfigured and expanded easily, on the spot if required.

Increased machine-up time: With LED indicators on each valve and diagnostic messages via fieldbus.

Extremely easy to service: Interchangeable valve and electronic modules.

Highly practical: Offering labeling systems, multiple override selections and the broadest range of electrical or electronic options. Plus, Festo quality, service and global support.

Features:
· Modularity for easy conversion and expansion. Fast connection of sub-bases using three screws.
· MPA valves with high flow rates of up to 360 l/min.
· Broad operating voltage range. Voltage tolerance 24 V ± 25 % (18 ... 30 V DC).
· Broad pressure range of 10.9 ... 10 bar.
· Option of different pressure zones, flexible compressed air supply, and additional supply can be input at any desired point using easy-to-fit isolating discs and supply modules.
· Integrated large surface area silencers or ducted exhaust air.
· Electrical I/O's and fieldbus connection via modular valve terminal CPX.
· Durable identification of valves by means of label holders on sub-bases.
· Operation with standard air qualities: 40 µm filtered, lubricated or unlubricated compressed air or inert gases.

1. Valve terminal with CPX fieldbus connection
- Up to 32 valve positions
- Up to 64 valve coils
- Serial valve control
2. Valve terminal with electrical multi-pin connection
- Up to 24 valve positions
- Up to 24 valve coils
- Parallel valve control
3. Valve on individual sub-base
- M8 plug connection

For Further Information Contact:
Festo Corporation
395 Moreland Road
PO Box 18023
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Tel: 631-435-0800
Fax: 631-435-8026

www.festo-usa.com

 

 

 

Norgren extends Pneufit pneumatic fittings range to deliver choice and value

Littleton, Colorado, USA - November 2003. Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialist, has quadrupled its competitively priced popular Pneufit C range of composite, push-to-connect pneumatic fittings. It has also further strengthened the entire range with the introduction of the all-new ultra compact series of Pneufit M fittings with sizes down to M3. Offering fast assembly with no special tools, Pneufit has been designed for the connection of tubes to pneumatic components. Suitable for use in a wide variety of industrial applications the range is designed for customers who are looking to achieve competitive advantage by purchasing economically priced parts and are looking to capitalize on the cost savings that can be made through rapid assembly. 

Having been expanded from 300 to 1200 different variants the Pneufit C series is available in over 40 different shapes covering tube sizes from 4mm to 16mm and 5/32" up to ½". The Pneufit C is available with metric, ISO R, ISO G, UNF and NPT threads. With the capability to grip polyurethane and nylon tube the components feature recessed captive o-rings on parallel threads and pre-applied thread sealant on all taper threads for optimum rapid sealing.

The all-new Pneufit M has been specifically developed for industries where OEMs find that space is at a premium and are seeking miniature solutions to give them an engineering advantage. One typical example of an application that requires miniature solutions is within the semiconductor/electronics industry. With tube sizes of 3, 4 or 6mm threads include M3 up to 1/8" ISO R. Inch tubes include 1/8", 5/32" and ¼" with threads from 10-32 UNF up to and 1/8" NPT.

"With the expansion of the Pneufit line of push in fittings we can now offer a very comprehensive range to customers" stated Tim Perry Norgren's Product Marketing Director fittings. " In a business environment where cost savings by whatever means are continually being sought, Norgren is ideally placed to offer a one stop shop for fittings at very competitive prices to complement our full range of motion and fluid control solutions."

Further information on this new range can be found at www.norgren.com

 

 

New Electro-Pneumatic Pressure Control Valves 
Electro-pneumatic pressure control valves convert an electrical signal 
proportionally into pneumatic pressure allowing users to change 
pneumatic pressure or force electronically. 


Rexroth ND-5 Electro-Pneumatic Pressure Control Valves
The new ND-5 series of E/P's has excellent repeatability and are 
available with analog or serial link control options.

The new ND-5 series of electro-pneumatic converter valves from Rexroth allow 
highly accurate, electronic remote control of pneumatic force or pressure. 
Models are available to allow analogue or serial link connection to the poppet 
type valve, whichever best suits the application. With a flow rate of over 28 
SCFM, output pressure up to 150 psi, and a hysteresis of less than one psi, the 
ND-5 can handle a large variety of tasks such as tensioning or press force control. 
Models are available to accept current or voltage electrical signals, or serial link 
communication. Universal pneumatic port threads accept ISO G 1/4 or 1/4" NPT 
connections.

Bosch Rexroth Corporation, a merger of Bosch Automation Technology 
and Rexroth, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. In the 
year 2002, Bosch Rexroth AG had total revenues of approximately $3.89 
billion (3.62 billion Euros) and a worldwide total of around 26,000 
employees. In the Americas, Bosch Rexroth had total revenues of $795 
million and about 3,000 employees in 2002.

Business units include Industrial Hydraulics, Electric Drives and Controls, 
Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies, Pneumatics, Service 
Automation and Mobile Hydraulics. Bosch Rexroth, The Drive & Control 
Company, offers comprehensive solutions for drives and motion control in 
80 countries around the world.



Please direct Reader Inquiries to:
Drew Baker
Account Coordinator - Lead Management Services
TRITECH MARKETING, LLC
681 Commerce Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Voice- 630-654-0170 ext. 130
Fax- 630-654-030
dbaker@tritechnet.com

Bosch Rexroth Corporation

 

 

 

FOOD-GRADE SUCTION CUPS
METAL-DETECTABLE AND STANDARD VERSIONS

A full range of food-grade suction cups that are especially made for handling breads, cakes, rolls, pizza shells, pies and similar items are being introduced by Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver Food-Grade Silicone Suction Cups are now offered in metal-detectable and standard versions for depanning and handling a wide variety of baked goods and similar food products. Suitable for use directly at the exit point of baking ovens, they are rated for temperatures up to 600°F (316°C).

Available in a wide variety of round and rectangular bellows shapes and sizes, Anver Food-Grade Silicone Suction Cups come in six 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 by 0.87" W to 1.57" W, with bellows from 0.59" to l.30".

Anver Food-Grade Silicone Suction Cups are priced from $0.80 to $12.00 ea., depending upon version. Samples and literature are available on request. 

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
Mark Laycox, Group Manager
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500 FAX (978) 568-1570
e-mail: anver@anver.com 

www.anver.com
 


Linear Motion Systems Offer High
Rigidity And High Payload Capability

SCHUNK,Inc. has introduced a new linear motion
device LIRAX SSP specially designed to minimize
space requirements by combining a precision guide rail, a pneumatic cylinder with integrated air and electrical feed though. The combination results in a system with extremely high positioning accuracies, high force capability and reliable operation. These linear motion systems are ideal for gantry-type, pick and place applications.

The LIRAX systems operate telescopically, pneumatically
actuated and capable of handling loads up to 50Kg(100lbs).
The guide rail is specifically designed to provide high rigidity –
up to 60Nm(45lbf.ft). The piston is optimized and can produce
traverse forces up to 720N (160lbf) to handle heavy payloads.

The housing of the unit is made of extruded aluminum to
reduce weight, allowing for increased traverse speed.
Integrated hydraulic shock absorbers ensure fluid end
positioning, payload stability and positioning accuracy. Three
bore sizes are available from 18 mm to 40 mm with various
strokes up to 600 mm. The stroke is adjustable throughout
the range. Integrated sensors provide constant monitoring.

The internal air and electrical feed though further enhance
reliability, overall size and packaging. End mounted tooling is
powered with the 4 fold air feed through. Sensing for the tooling
is easily connected with 12 pole electrical feed through. This
feature additionally reduces cost at installation by simplifying air
and cable routing.

Combined with other SCHUNK automation components the
LIRAX SSP provides an extremely compact, highly robust,
reliable system with the best overall value possible.

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com
info@schunk.com

 

 

Hingham,MA,—PIAB, a manufacturer of industrial vacuum products for over 30
years, showcases its Vacuum Gripper System (VGS™3010) at Assembly Technology
Expo in Rosemont, IL. The VGS 3010 is an
expansion to PIAB's COAX™ technology and makes for more efficient material
handling in decentralized vacuum systems.

The VGS 3010 features a suction cup and an efficient multi-stage air driven vacuum
pump integrated in a single unit, called a "Gripper." This avoids the problems
inherent to traditional vacuum systems with a centrally located vacuum pump. A
traditional vacuum system installation takes into account possible pressure loss. The
VGS 3010 avoids this problem of pressure loss because the pump and suction cup are
integrated. The VGS 3010 can even function at operating pressures below 45 psi. This
increases reliability in case of a breakdown in the air pressure network.

The suction cups are made from specially developed polyurethane named
DURAFLEX™. These suction cups adhere to many surfaces and can grip both porous,
leaky materials, such as corrugated as well as coarse and curved surfaces. The suction
cups in the Vacuum Gripper System are available in sizes from 1.5" to 4.5"diameters.

The Vacuum Gripper System is modularly constructed and the suction cups (with
molded fittings) are easily replaceable.

In case of rapid movement, transverse loads arise that can break loose suction cups.
Traditional vacuum systems are often equipped with extra suction cups to compensate
for this loss of vacuum, which increases system cost and energy expenditure. PIAB's
new concept features an accessory called a "Stabilizer" that can be fitted around the
suction cup for support during lifts. This prevents the suction cup from coming loose,
thereby retaining lifting force. The "Stabilizer" also helps hard-to-handle objects with
vacuum.

PIAB Vacuum Products
55 Accord Park Drive
Rockland, MA 02370
Phone 800-321-7422/781-792-0003
Fax 781-792-0574
www.piab.com or info@piab.com

 

The Pancake® II Direct Interchange Air Cylinders. 
Innovation: 
For over 40 years our famous Pancakes® have dominated as the world's first compact air cylinder line. Today, backed by decades of engineering and manufacturing innovation, our new Pancake II composite body air cylinders continue in the pancake tradition with a wide selection of models and options. 

Packed with value: 
Stainless steel tie bolts and aluminum spacers lock precision machined heads tightly around a unique, high strength, composite cylinder barrel. The barrel's extremely smooth, self-lubricating interior surface insures highly reliable performance and extended seal life. Its high impact resistance reduces chances of cylinder failure due to dings or dents. Zero slip-stick avoids problems that metal cylinders encounter when the sit in a static condition for extended periods of time. Combined with hard chrome plated stainless steel piston rods and a unique, nonmetallic rod bearing, the new Fabco-Air cylinder assembly assures optimal operation and longer product life. 

Fabco-Air, Inc. 
3716 NE 49th Ave. 
Gainesville, FL 32609-1699 
Phone: (352) 373-3578 
Fax: (352) 375-8024 

For more information click here


Balluff Introduces Lifetime Warranty on Entire Pneumatic Cylinder Sensor Line

Due to the reliability and robustness of its
magnetoresistive technology, Balluff has extended lifetime warranty coverage to its entire BMP cylinder sensor product line, designed to handle virtually any pneumatic end-of-stroke application.


"Magnetoresistive technology is inherently more suited for rugged factory applications than older Hall Effect or reed switch-based sensors," comments Balluff Product Manager Henry Menke. "Our magnetoresistive BMP line is a great
improvement over unprotected Hall Effect sensors and wear-prone mechanical reed switches. In fact, it's difficult to damage our BMF sensors electronically in normal hard
use, because their outputs are protected against short circuits, polarity reversal, and transient spikes. That's why we're offering a lifetime warranty for every BMF cylinder
sensor we make."


Compared to Hall Effect and reed switch technology, magnetoresistive technology is
more sensitive - therefore, more accurate. Magnetoresistive technology's speed,
temperature stability, and noise immunity characteristics are superior. Moreover, sensors
using it can operate with magnets installed either parallel or perpendicular to their axis.
The Balluff BMP sensor family consists of six sensor designs, a full line of
accompanying bracketry, and associated cables and connectors. Now, customers can
benefit from a single source supply chain solution that provides not only the sensor best
suited for the application, but also the cost and efficiency benefits inherent in the most
robust cylinder-related sensing technology. Balluff is the world leader in the use of
magnetoresistive technology for cylinder sensors.

Magnetoresistive Background

Pneumatic cylinders are typically made of aluminum, so magnetic field sensors
indicate end-of-stroke from outside the cylinder tube using a magnet installed internally
on the piston during cylinder manufacture. This magnet allows an externally mounted
magnetic field sensor to detect the motion of the piston. Magnetoresistive benefits
include high repeatability, low hysteresis, and universal compatibility with reed and Hall
Effect magnets.


Balluff s BMF magnetoresistive family has six versions that provide all the
performance capability and mounting flexibility the cylinder industry needs. The sensor
family includes the BMF 103, optimized for ultra compact short stroke cylinders; the
BMF 303, designed to flush mount in narrow channels; the BMF 305 designed to use a
wide selection of interchangeable brackets to fit virtually any cylinder type; the BMF 307
designed for quick flush mounting in T-channels; the BMF 21, optimized for tie rod
installations; and the BMF 32, designed for installations requiring heavy duty operating
characteristics.


Cylinder mounting configurations that Balluff BMF sensors easily handle include T-
slots, C-slots, all types of round mounting systems, duo-rail, trapezoidal rails, and
dovetail slots. Each BMF sensor includes connector choices and output options to meet
any customer requirement.

For more information, contact Henry Menke, Product Line Manager, Balluff Inc.,
8125 Holton Drive, Florence, KY 41042. Phone: 800-543-8390. Fax: 859-727-7752.
www.balluff.com.



New Narrow Profile Miniature Slide

The NPA, Narrow Profile Air Table, expands the breadth of Bimba's miniature guided slide family. A recirculating ball rail mounted above the cylinder bore provides precise load guiding. It is available in three bore sizes: 12mm, 20mm, and 32mm. Standard features include: anodized aluminum external components, stroke lengths to 120mm, and two bearing options. The standard model includes a single bearing block carrier, with an optional second block added for higher loads and reduced endplay.

For more information, contact W. Kokum (kokumw@bimba.com), Bimba Manufacturing Company, P.O. Box 68, Monee, Illinois 60449. Phone 708/534-8544, FAX 708/235-2014, Technical Assistance 800-44-BIMBA, website www.bimba.com

 

 

 

Rexroth Announces Two New Series of Pneumatic Rotary Actuators

The Rexroth RAN Series and RAP Series of pneumatic rotary actuators provide highly compact, space-saving designs.

Employing a vane-type principle, the RAN Series offers high torque within a small dimension, plus multiple front and side mount options for greater flexibility. Other features include a protective inner surface finish, formed seals and oil-infused metal bearings, producing a long-life, non-lubricated product. The RAN Series comprises five sizes with torques ranging from 0.16 Nm to 7 Nm and a maximum turning of 270 degrees.

If a 360-degree swing is required, the rack and pinion type, or RAP Series, is recommended. Its double-rack operating principle achieves a backlash-free, non-leak design. The RAP Series is available with single and double shafts and all stainless steel for severe environments.

With optional sensors both actuators can be used in a wide spectrum of applications, including workstations in small handling facilities.

 

Please Direct Reader Inquiries To:
George Petrides
Account Coordinator - Lead Management Services
TRITECH MARKETING, LLC
681 Commerce Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Voice- 630-654-0170 ext. 143
Fax- 630-654-030
gpetrides@tritechnet.com

Bosch Rexroth Corporation

 

 

New Pre-Assembled Modular Guarding System
Saves Time & Money


(Crystal Lake, IL): FRAME-WORLD, a leading manufacturer of aluminum extrusions and accessories, is pleased to announce the introduction of FastFrames, a new line of completely pre-assembled panel and door modules.

The FastFrames guarding system requires no engineering, CAD drawings, cutting or welding. Instead of assembling extrusions and hundreds of connectors, gussets, brackets, etc., FastFrames modules just bolt together in minutes. 

Each FastFrames panel or door is made of heavy-duty 1.5" x 1.5" anodized aluminum extrusions, with clear Lexan or wire mesh inserts. They are available in a variety of sizes and configurations.

Al Mueller, President of FRAME-WORLD, stresses the huge time savings the revolutionary new FastFrames modules will provide. Entire machine guards, enclosures or robot perimeter guards can now be installed in minutes instead of many hours or days. (Example: a 4-sided, 14' x 16' x 6' perimeter guard with 2 doors can be assembled in 39 minutes using FastFrames; 9 to10 hours using traditional extrusions or 12 to14 hours welding a steel frame.)

FastFrames modules can be used for a wide range of applications, including:
Test fixtures Work stations
Assembly stations Enclosures
Robot perimeter guards Tool cribs
Racks/shelving/storage Noise-reduction cells
Machine vision guards Nigh-security area fencing

For more information and other FastFrames modules, please contact FRAME-WORLD at 815-477-2599 or at www.frame-world.com.

 


Automatic Counterbalance Pressure Controller 

Counterbalance systems on stamping presses, when set to the proper pressure, can greatly extend the life of press components. Maintaining the proper pressure in manually set systems can prove to be laborious and time consuming. The new Automatic Counterbalance Pressure Controller from ROSS CONTROLS is easy to install, secure, and automatically corrects over- and under-pressure conditions that occur with everyday press operations.


The Automatic Counterbalance Pressure Controller from ROSS CONTROLS is a pre-programmed, 2-channel counterbalance pressure controller for stamping presses. Two channels (expandable to 4) allow for user selectable mix and match functions such as inner and outer counterbalance, dual cushions, counterbalance and overload, or counterbalance and cushion. The controller utilizes user definable settings with two layers of password protection and can store die information (pressure settings) for up to 75 dies. Mounted in a NEMA 12 enclosure (16” x 14” x 8” deep), the Automatic Pressure Controller’s multi-language user interface includes a 2-line LCD display and dust resistant touch pad. The enclosure includes power switch with light, fault light, TDC (top dead center) input interface relay, and fused outputs. This new controller operates on 120 or 240 volt (50/60 Hz) or 24 volt d.c. power and includes an internal d.c. power supply for valve controls and pressure transducer.


The Automatic Pressure Controller integrates seamlessly with ROSS’ counterbalance control valve packages, but works with other counterbalance systems as well.


For more information or a free brochure about the Automatic Counterbalance Pressure Controller, 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

 

 

 

Hargraves Technology Announces the Release of the EZ Mount SM


(Mooresville, NC) October 17, 2003. Hargraves Technology Corporation (Hargraves) announces the release of the EZ Mount today and becomes the first miniature pump company to offer an affordable vibration/isolation mount. As the name implies, the EZ Mount provides a versatile, low profile platform from which to secure the BTC, BTC-II, BTC-IIS, and future pump products. In addition to a top-down or bottom-up mounting option, the silicone-molded feet reduce vibration transfer and thus eliminating noise amplification. 

The EZ mount is available in two styles; style A is used for the BTC single and dual head pumps and style B, for accommodating the long-stack motor. Both styles possess a plastic base constructed of ABS/PC material and the silicone-molded feet that can be positioned in any one of three ninety-degree planes. The EZ Mount has a low profile; it adds just slightly more than one-half inch to the pumps height and less than 20 grams in weight.

According to Doug Curtis, Engineering Manager at Hargraves, "the EZ Mount solves mounting issues arising from tight spaces in complex equipment designs. The ability to mount externally or from the top-down reduces the time and complexity of component assembly." Doug considered how engineers might apply this technology and, as a result, built as much flexibility into the mount as possible. "By allowing the silicone-molded feet to rotate on three distinct planes, the possibilities for mounting are endless."

Hargraves strives to produce the best and most reliable miniature pumps in its class. The patented pump head efficiency and long life continues to distinguish the Hargraves name in the miniature diaphragm pump industry. 

The EZ mount literature is downloadable at http://www.hartechcorp.com/new.htm and is available for purchase on our e-commerce web site www.hartechcorp.com/store.html. Please contact Hargraves at 704-662-3500 for questions or technical assistance with the EZ Mount.

 

 

 

HIGH-WEAR VACUUM CUPS
ELIMINATE GHOST MARKS, HANDLE HIGH HEAT


A new line of vacuum cups, that are non-marking, handle high heat and are long-lasting for applications such as EOAT tooling in the plastics injection molding industry, is being introduced by ANVER Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

ANVER Nomathane* Vacuum Cups are molded from a proprietary silicone-free, hybrid material that is non-marking and will not leave any residue, mold release agent, or ghost marks on products. Ideal for applications where
products need to be painted after handling, these medium Durometer (50) vacuum cups resist heat up to 356*F and are extremely pliable and wear resistant.

Developed for use on end-of-arm tooling in the plastics injection molding industry, ANVER Nomathane* Vacuum Cups come in flat, single, and multi-bellows shapes in standard 1/8" to 2" O.D. sizes and can be supplied custom up to 5". They are longer lasting than EPDM, neoprene, NBR, nitrile, silicone, TPU polyurethane, Viton*, or vinyl, claims the manufacturer.

ANVER Nomathane* Vacuum Cups are priced similar to other premium urethanes. Samples and literature are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
Mark Laycox, Group Manager
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500 FAX (978) 568-1570
e-mail: anver@anver.com 

www.anver.com

 

SCHUNK introduces a new series rotary actuator SRU,
employing both high load capacities and many new
technological advances.

The advances start with innovative piston guidance using
sleeves in the optimized aluminum housing. The radial
clamped end stop adjustments allow easily accessed and
fully adjustable rotation angles from 0 to 180 degrees.
The housing is not only light it has mounting patterns on
both the bottom and side for easy implementation.
The revolutionary locked intermediate position is a
highlight new feature. An internal mechanical ball locking
mechanism provides rigid center position locking and
center position dampening just like the end positions.
The standard hydraulic shock absorbers assure smooth,
fast and accurate positioning.
Bore sizes ranging from diameter 20mm to 60mm and
are available both single and double powered to produce
torques from 1.5Nm to 72Nm. Popular features like air
feed through, inductive and magnetic position sensing
and flexible center bores were maintained from well accepted
predecessor OSE.
From the size and torque options to the locked,
dampened center position to the well known features
SCHUNK pioneered with previous rotary actuators, the
SRU is the state of the art in modern rotary actuation.
SCHUNK quality, innovation and durability no need to
compromise on your next rotary actuator application

SCHUNK INC.
211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
800.772.4865
Fax: 919.572.2818
www.schunk-usa.com
info@schunk.com

 


Fairchild Industrial Products Company's TCX I7800 Explosion-proof I/P transducer is now CSA approved for applications using natural gas (and all Group D gasses) as a supply media. This approval, along with it's no copper-based metals construction and tapped exhaust port, makes the TCXI7800 ideally suited to gas distribution and transmission applications. 

The approval classification is as follows:
Explosion-proof Area Classification:
Maximum Supply Pressure: 75psig
Supply Pressure Media: Group D gasses including Natural Gas,
Methane ( Industrial - includes up to
15% hydrogen by volume). IEC 79-0 lists
additional gasses.
Class I, Division 1, Groups C & D
Class II, Division 1, Groups E, F, and G
Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C & D 

This approved unit will include the addition of a factory installed conduit fitting with potted 10- foot signal leads. The user must use the tapped exhaust option (E), and should ensure the installation meets all requirements set forth in the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) for explosion-proof environments.

To order CSA natural gas approved units, specify TCXI7800-4XX plus "E" for tapped exhaust and "N" for natural gas. 

For more information about the TCX I7800 and other transducers in our product line, visit our
web site at www.fairchildproducts.com or