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Stroke Module KLM 300 from SCHUNK

For loading machine tools, power and precision are both required. For this type of application, SCHUNK enlarged its modular system with the stroke module KLM 300. Double-seated and robust dimensioned guiding shafts assure that the module can handle high payloads and achieves an
excellent repeat accuracy of less than 0.015 mm.

Two possible intermediate positions assure a higher flexibility to the user. In order to achieve a more compact design with minimum interfering contours, the shock absorbers and the proximity switches are already integrated into the projected area, and assure a vibration
-free motion and reliable monitoring of the end positions. In case of emergency stops, a clamping cartridge avoids an uncontrolled movement.

As a part of the modular system for automation, the module allows more than 250 standard combinations, even with sealed grippers. The module is particularly suitable for workpiece handling of up to 15 kg and can be also integrated as a Z-axis into linear gantries.


About SCHUNK:
SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, workholding systems, and automation components. With their reputation for high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a reliable partner for their customers. For more information, visit SCHUNK USA
 

 

Canfield Connector’s Reed and Electronic Sensors Fit Universal “T” Slot Applications

Canfield Connector’s Series 9Q is a magnetic proximity switch specifically engineered to fit “T” slot extruded actuators. The 9Q’s small size is applicable for most space requirements and its unique design enables installation anywhere along the slot and assembly without removing the actuator end-cap. The sensors are offered as a flying lead or 8mm quick connect and are easily wired in to any application. Available in reed or electronic sensing, these rugged polyurethane encapsulated switches feature an on board indicator light and a hard
nylon shell; offer reverse polarity protection and are available in DC or AC voltage versions. The electronic sensing version has no moving parts. The Series 9Q operates in a temperature range from -20° to +80°C, are corrosion and wash down resistant, are compatible with IS (Intrinsically Safe) barriers, and most versions are designed to meet NEMA 6/IP 67 specifications.

Canfield Connector is certified to ISO 9001 with design and the Series 9Q is proudly manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications can be found at www.canfieldconnector.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8299 x 122.

Canfield Connector
8510 Foxwood Court
Youngstown, Ohio 44514
Tel: (330) 758-8299
Fax: (330) 758-8912

 


 

VACUUM TUBE LIFTER GETS NEW HANDLEBAR & TUBE ASSEMBLY

An updated VT Series ergonomic vacuum lifter that features a stronger and more secure handlebar and a proprietary lifting tube and tube attachment system is being introduced by Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VT Series Tube Lifter features a new stainless steel handlebar that secures at six points (front, center, and rear) for optimum rigidity, has custom formed plastic grips, and is fully adjustable to let operators tailor it to their own comfort requirements. This ergonomic vacuum tube lifter also received a new lifting tube that is 15% lighter than previous versions, is more compressible, and has new easy screw-on connectors.

Available with capacities up to 650 lbs., Anver VT Series Tube Lifters can be equipped with a virtually unlimited selection of interchangeable standard and custom pick-up heads. Standard features include a heavy-duty vacuum pump that provides a 100% duty cycle, a 360 degree swivel top for unlimited rotation, and a vacuum gauge; offered in electric or air-powered models.

Anver VT Series Tube Lifters are priced from $4,995.00, depending upon the capacity and configuration. Price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

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

 


 

SUPERIOR X-STREAM™ AIR BLADE™ AIR KNIFE BETTER BUILT AND OUT PERFORMS OTHERS

Tests indicate that the compressed air operated Nex Flow™ X-stream™ Air Blade™ air knife system is one of the most quiet and efficient of any compressed air operated air knife available. Unlike many competitive aluminum air knife products the X-stream™ Air Blade™ air knife is “anodized” for longer material life in difficult factory environments. The unit is labeled “Silent” because of extremely low exhaust noise levels under 70 dBA.

The Nex Flow™ X-stream™ Air Blade™ air knife is available in regular anodized aluminum and in hard anodized aluminum should there be a risk of any abrasion or rubbing with materials while in operation. In addition, stainless steel versions are available for very high temperature and highly corrosive environments.

All of Nex Flow™ air knife systems come with stainless steel shims – not cheap plastic ones that wear out, all at no extra charge. Despite the use of filters to keep out moisture and dirt, even small amounts of debris or moisture or oil can still damage weak, flimsy plastic shims. Stainless steel shims are a standard with all Nex Flow™ blow off products that require them, offering long life and consistent performance.

Applications include replacing drilled pipe, rows of nozzles for all types of blow-off and even for cooling applications. Energy reduction in compressed air use can be anywhere from 50% to 90% depending on the application. Lengths are available from 2” to 54” . Units may be coupled together for longer lengths utilizing a “coupling” kit in either aluminum or stainless steel.

Nex Flow™ Air Products Corp.
Williamsville, NY, USA and Richmond Hill, ON, Canada
International Number: Tel: +1-416-410-1313
International Fax: +1-416-410-1806 or +1-716-626-3001

 


 

Freelin-Wade Launches New Product: Liquiflex-POE™

Liquiflex-POE
Coinciding with the release of the new catalog is the launch of Liquiflex-POE. This tubing is chemical resistant like polyethylene and flexible like polyurethane. Miller said, “Polyethylene flexes but Liquiflex really bends. Not unlike Polyurethane, it springs right back and can be coiled or bonded into multi-tube bundles.”

Liquiflex-POE is ideal for fluid handling applications in low-pressure, room temperature environments. These properties make it an excellent choice for food manufacturing and water applications. Another potential market is for use in spray bottles, particularly in applications where the tube needs to flex through a unique shape.

Freelin-Wade Company
Founded in 1980, Freelin-Wade is North America’s largest independent manufacturer of plastic tubing and hoses for industries as diverse as pneumatics, dental and promotions. The company employs more than 100 people at its McMinnville, Oregon plant. Privately held Freelin-Wade is a subsidiary of Coilhose Pneumatics. Worry-free Freelin-Wade tubing fits and arrives on time. With a verifiable on-time delivery rate exceeding 98%, customers know precisely when their order will arrive.

Freelin-Wade
1730 NE Miller Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
503-434-5561
http://www.freelin-wade.com


 

VENTURI VACUUM PUMPS FOR HIGH-SPEED PICK AND PLACE SYSTEMS

A full line of air-powered venturi vacuum pumps that can be positioned close to the pickup point in pick and place systems to provide millisecond attach and release is available from Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver VR Series Venturi Vacuum Pumps feature aluminum construction with brass inserts, have no moving parts to wear out, and can pull a 26” Hg vacuum with only 0.74 to 1.27 SCFM air flow and 72 psi supply pressure. Ideally suited for high speed pick and place systems where they can be positioned close to the parts being handled, these pumps provide milli-second attach and release and minimize the potential for vacuum loss.

Easily integrated into single item EOAT and manifolds, Anver VR Series Venturi Vacuum Pumps need only 1.2” or 1.4” space and use standard com-pressed air logic, components, and fittings. Maintenance-free, they can be supplied with a wide variety of suspensions and suction cups ranging from 3/8” to 10” dia. and are offered in many materials including silicone.

Anver VR Series Venturi Vacuum Pumps are priced from $ 21.00 ea., depending upon size and quantity. Pricing is available upon request.

For more information contact:

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

 



 

Miniature Solenoid Operators Control Inert Gasses and Liquids

Spartan Scientifics miniature solenoid operator pilot assembly Series 38KRE and 38KRI are specially designed to control inert gasses and liquids. Easily mounted to a flat manifold surface, these 2-way and 3-way solenoid pilot operator assemblies feature fully molded coil assemblies, available in either spaded or flying lead configurations, and standard turn locking manual override on the valve body. Two
provided screws quickly assemble the 38KRE and 38KRI to a manifold block and both feature the DIN 43650 B Industrial Standard quick connect interface. In addition, the 38KRI valve has an internally piloted exhaust which allows the normally open version to have all of the ports
contained within the valve body, making the assembly more economical. The 38KRE and 38KRI operate in a pressure range of 0 to 150 psi, a temperature range of -10° to +50°C and have a response time of 8 to 15ms. The 38KRE has orifice sizes of 1.2 and 1.5mms and the 38KRI orifice sizes are 1.2, 1.4, and 1.6mms with exhaust orifice sizes 1.4 and 1.6mms.

Spartan Scientific is certified to ISO 9001 with design. The Series 38KRE and 38KRI, like all Spartan Scientific products, are manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards to ensure reliability and a long life. Complete specifications and options can be found at www.spartanscientific.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8446 x 122.

Spartan Scientificc
P O Box 9792
Boardman, OH 44513
Tel: (330) 758-8446
Fax: (330) 758-3314
 

 

Non-Spill Quick Disconnect Couplings Enhance Thermal Management Systems


St. Paul, MN – March 23, 2011 – Colder Products Company will showcase a broad range of non-spill couplings and solutions for makers of electronic cooling equipment at the SemiTherm Symposium (booth #206). These innovative connectors enable leak-free connection and disconnection of critical fluid lines in liquid cooled servers, chillers and other electronic systems, without the risk of drips or spills.

“Engineers today are constantly seeking more efficient ways to remove heavy thermal loads from dense electronic packaging,” said Dennis
Downs, Industrial Business Unit Manager, Colder Products Company. “Non-spill couplings eliminate the disadvantages of a hard plumbed liquid cooling system and are now used to achieve better system flexibility and serviceability without compromising critical safety and reliability requirements.”

Available for tubing ID ranges from 1/8” (3.2mm) to ¾” (19.0mm), plastic and metal connectors from Colder alleviate concerns inherent in handling fluids in the vicinity of critical electronics. They feature color coding for visual line identification, a variety of seal
materials for maximum media compatibility and a range of termination and thread types.

Colder Products Company, a world leader in the design and manufacture of quick disconnect couplings, will highlight the Non-Spill Series of couplings and other products for liquid cooling applications at SemiTherm (Booth # 206) in San Jose, March 23-24, 2011.
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About Colder Products Company
Colder Products Company is a leading provider of quick disconnect couplings, fittings and connectors to life sciences, industrial and chemical handling markets. For a free catalog CD or more information, contact: Colder Products Company, 1001 Westgate Drive, St. Paul, MN 55114. Phone: 651-645-0091. Toll-free: 800-444-2474. Fax: 651-645-5404. Web: www.colder.com.

 


 

Now Available from FABCO, The NV-55-18 Micro-Fine Needle Valve.

Featuring 1/8 NPT ports and the same rock solid internals as the original NV-55, the NV-55-18 mounts easily directly to a regulator or other assembly.

Popular in aquaculture, hydroponics, and other CO2 injection applications.

Flow rates are identical to the original NV-55.
Buna-N seals - compatible with CO2

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


 

Polygon Company Announces Revolutionary New Cylinder System

WALKERTON, IN – Polygon Company is proud to announce their new pneumatic cylinder known as CTT (Constrained Tube Technology). CTT is a complete pneumatic system that allows the composite tube to be fitted within the confines of a thin-walled outer host. Thecomposite tube carries greater than 90% of the pressure vessel loads while the metallic host enables traditional assembly techniques such as welding, threading, retention rings, and etc.

A housing must be used to handle the additional pressure load for the complete tube assembly. “Housings can be 80/20 aluminum or other machined metal. It could be anyy
material, even a wooden box,” said Paul Lashbrook, lead CTT engineer. Containing housings do not need to be cylindrical nor do they need to be honed or plated, and can even be a lowgradesteel. “The housing provides a durable casing for CTT, supporting and protecting the lightweight cylinder,” Lashbook continued. The CTT cylinder is an entire thin-walled actuator system utilizing a new end cap attachment system.

The approach enables the design engineer to achieve the benefits of composite cylinder tubing such as corrosion resistance, improved seal life and unique fluid flow properties without manufacturing assembly changes..

For non-housed units, lower cost polymeric cylinders can provide the needed structure. “In traditional cylinders, the metal walls provide both pressure containment and structural strength. With CTT, the inner composite sleeve does all the load work while the thermoplastic outer tube and connection elements provide seamless and cost-effective assembly,” said James Shobert, Polygon Company CEO. End caps can be fitted to secure the host tube and provide a very traditional cylinder outline for non-housed units as illustrated. This blends the high performance characteristics of advanced composites with the durability and economics of standard polymeric materials.

One consistent Achilles Heel of retrofitting composites into existing applications is being able to assemble the finished product using traditional metalworking techniques. Composite cylinder tubing cannot withstand drilling and maintain structural strength. This limited previous composite tubing to tie-rod cylinder applications almost exclusively. CTT’s tubing is not immune to this attachment problem. However, the required housings can be chosen to provide ample attachment points for mounting the assembly.

CTT has surpassed 27 million cycles under elevated testing pressure and is the perfect solution to demanding pressure vessel applications. Balancing performance and cost, it is uniquely suited for today’s lean operational environments.

About Polygon Companyy
Founded in 1949, Polygon Company is a proven composite material engineering innovator, currently holding over 40 active patents on unique products, designs and proprietary manufacturing capabilities.

Headquartered in Walkerton, Indiana, Polygon has expanded to a worldwide manufacturing and distribution network providing composite solutions in multiple industries from bearings to laparoscopic surgical tubing.
To learn more, visit us on the web, e-mail, or call:
Homepage: PolygonComposites.com

103 Industrial Park Drive
P.O. Box 176
Walkerton, IN 46574 USA
800.918.9261
Ph: 574.586.3145
Fx: 574.586.7336
polygoncomposites.com

 


 

VACUUM SUCTION CUPS HELP OPTIMIZE END-OF-ARM-TOOLING

A full line of small vacuum suction cups for end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) that come in a wide variety of materials, shapes, and sizes to optimize specific process requirements is available from Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver Small Suction Cups are offered in flat and single- or multiple-bellows styles, molded from a wide variety of materials, in sizes from 2 mm to 88 mm dia. Designed to let automation engineers match their process EOAT require-ments exactly, they can attach using push-in, flanged, and barbed fittings.

Suitable for high technology applications requiring vacuum suction cups that are non-marking, operate at temperatures, are FDA approved, or anti-static, Anver Small Suction Cups come in silicone, NBR, nitrile, neoprene, natural gum rubber, vinyl, and static-dissipative Nomastat™ materials.

Anver Small Suction Cups are priced according to configuration and quantity. Free samples and price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 017499
(800) 654-3500
FAX (978) 568-1570
 

 



 

Inductive DC Proximity Sensors

AutomationDirect has extended its offering of industrial sensors to include the PEW series of stainless steel DC proximity sensors. The shielded 8mm sensors are flush-mountable and feature a 2mm sensing range. Available with either M8 or M12 quick disconnects, they are equipped with LED status indicators visible at wide angles, and have PNP outputs. PEW series inductive proximity sensors are priced at $45.

Also added are the LF40 series rectangular inductive DC proximity sensors. Two shielded and two unshielded models are available with 20mm or 35mm sensing ranges. The rectangular plastic PNP sensors provide either normally-open or normally-open/normally-closed complementary outputs. LF40 series sensor prices start at $39.

To see the complete line of proximity sensors, visit www.automationdirect.com/proximity.

AutomationDirect sells over 10,000 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,750-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products at prices typically below the industry average, same-day shipping on in-stock items, the best documentation in the industry, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on nearly every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-0405.


 

Pick and Place Unit PPU-E30

The fastest Pick & Place Unit on the market does not require any sensitive moving motor cables. With racing cycle times and an excellent repeat accuracy of less than 0.01 mm, it is setting benchmarks in the assembly of small components.


The PPU-E30 carries out high speed assembly tasks with the highest precision. Cycle time is only 0.58 seconds including switching and gripping times at a 40 mm vertical stroke, a 120 mm horizontal stroke, and a moving mass of 2 kg. All the utility lines for power supply, sensor, and pneumatic systems are plugged into the rearward stationary connection. Cable breaks and disturbances of the unit are now a thing of the past. The freely programmable unit is designed for a vertical stroke of up to 100 mm, a horizontal stroke of 270 mm, and a moving mass of 3 kg.

The narrow housing as well as the media supply via the back panel, allow a compact, maintenance- and assembly-friendly sandwich construction of several units next to each other. Two integrated linear encoder systems control the vertical and horizontal motion and assure a high repeat accuracy. Intelligent regulators control the cantilever arm as well as the actuators without a higher-ranking control unit. The required software is already integrated, thus the unit can be commissioned by simple Plug & Play.

Up to six integrated valves operated by one single air feeding, supplies all the pneumatic actuators. This minimizes the compressed air and consequently the energy consumption, and provides an enormous clock frequency. Since no motor or cables are moved, and the remaining moving components are manufactured in a light-weight design, the unit proves to be energy-efficient and economic. It works together with the SCHUNK module program and can be equipped with various actuators. In the largest construction stage, the PPU-E30 can utilize an electric rotary module with rotary feed-through, but also with two sensors and pneumatic connections.

About SCHUNK:
SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, workholding systems, and automation components. With their reputation for high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a reliable partner for their customers. For more information, visit SCHUNK USAA


 

AutomationDirect expands tubing and hose offering in pneumatics line

AutomationDirect has added new tubing and hose options to its NITRA line of pneumatic components, including bonded straight and coiled styles.

Available in 50-foot lengths, NITRA bonded polyurethane tubing is made by a continuous bonding process, resulting in a strong, organized, color-coded package with flexibility and kink resistance. The shore A 98 hardness rating provides tight outside diameter tolerance, making it ideal for use with NITRA push-to-connect fittings.
Available in 5/32 to ½-inch and 4mm to 12mm sizes, bonded straight tubing starts at $13.

NITRA polyurethane coiled tubing has also been added. Coiled tubing is available in single, double, and triple bonded configurations with double and triple coils in contrasting colors. Available in three working lengths, and in sizes ranging from 5/32-inch to 3/8-inch and 4mm to 10mm, prices start at $4.50.

The addition of pneumatic air hoses includes reinforced polyurethane straight, as well as coiled and reinforced coiled styles. Available in quarter-inch and 3/8-inch sizes, the hoses are fitted with one rigid and one swivel fitting, based on hose inside diameter.

Reinforced polyurethane hose comes in 25 and 50 foot packages. With a shore A 85 hardness rating, the hose is strong, flexible and kink resistant. Prices start at $11.50 for a 25-foot package.

NITRA coiled and reinforced coiled hoses are available in eight, 12 and 16-foot working lengths. Coiled hose has a shore A 98 hardness rating while the reinforced coiled hose has a shore A 85 hardness rating. Prices start at $12.50 for coiled hose and $23 for reinforced coiled hose.

See the full line of NITRA pneumatic tubing and hoses at www.automationdirect.com/pneumatic-tubing-hoses.

AutomationDirect sells over 10,000 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,750-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products at prices typically below the industry average, same-day shipping on in-stock items, the best documentation in the industry, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on nearly every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-0405.

 

Don't Let Freezing Temperatures Fry Your Sensor

It only takes a small formation of ice deep inside the inlet cavity of a pressure transducer to destroy the sensing element. To prevent this, Ashcroft engineers have developed a unique isolation method that will prevent water from contacting the sensor, therefore eliminating the possibility of transducer failure due to ice damage.

If you are using transducers to monitor the pressure of water or other liquids in freezing temperatures, you'll want to learn more about the Ashcroft solution by reading our
Product Information Page TR/PI-23 entitled "Freeze-Proof Modification for Ashcroft Pressure Transducers".

If you have questions about this or other Ashcroft instruments, please visit our website at www.ashcroft.com or call the Ashcroft ActionLine at 800/328-8258.

 


 

Long Static Eliminator Neutralizes And Cleans Wide Surfaces

EXAIR's new Long Super Ion Air Knives neutralize static electricity while blowing away dust and particulates from printed surfaces, paper, plastics and three dimensional shapes up to 96" (2438mm) across. The wide laminar airstream full of static eliminating ions is effective at high speeds and provides superior cleaning up to 20 feet away. Poor print quality, dust attraction, tearing, jamming, and related equipment downtime can be eliminated.

The Long Super Ion Air Knife is highly efficient, using only a minimal amount of compressed air at 5 PSIG to entrain high volumes of surrounding room air. An electrically powered static control bar fills the uniform sheet of air with a high concentration of positive and negative ions. The laminar airstream increases the surface exposure to the ions, making it effective for high speed processes and over long distances. Force can be adjusted from a "blast" to a "breeze". The shockless design is UL Component Recognized to US and Canadian safety standards. There are no moving parts to wear out.

Long Super Ion Air Knives are available in 60" (1524mm), 72" (1829mm), 84" (2134mm) and 96" (2438mm) lengths that are fully assembled. A factory installed plumbing kit is also available that makes it easy to connect Long Super Ion Air Knives to any plant's compressed air system and obtain the best performance. Prices start at $1,739..

For more information contact:

EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
 

 

SCHUNK long stroke gripper PHL


With the PHL, SCHUNK launches a new generation of long stroke grippers. The PHL from SCHUNK alternatively disposes of a multi-tooth guidance or a profiled rail guidance, which increases the degree of efficiency of the module. More importantly, the modular design of the PHL offers 90 standardized versions from the beginning! Thus over-sizing is avoided, the air consumption and energy is minimized, and the required space for applications is reduced. With the PHL, SCHUNK makes efficient gripping of large strokes possible.

With multi-tooth jaw guidance, the PHL is particularly suitable for rough environments. The gripper is equipped with roller bearings and profiled rail guidance, achieving a 25% higher degree of efficiency. The guiding carriage of the gripper fingers have ball bearings, which minimizes friction and evenly distributes forces. Since the jaw guide is sealed and permanently lubricated, the bearing capacity of the gripper increases and reduces wear. Users benefit from the reliability, precision, and long service life of the components.

No matter if the gripper is equipped with a multi-tooth guidance or profiled rail guidance, five sizes with piston diameters between 25 and 63 mm are available. The design engineer can choose among three strokes per size, covering the whole range of strokes between 30 and 160 mm. Moreover, a spring-actuated gripping force maintenance for ID or OD gripping is available, making90 standardized versions. The largest size of the PHL disposes of a gripping force of 3500 N and a maximum admissible finger length of 600 mm. Every size is available as a special version with viton seals or for high temperatures of up to 130 °C (266° F). Gripper positions can be monitored by inductive proximity switches or magnetic switches.

About SCHUNK:
SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, workholding systems, and automation components. With their reputation for high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a reliable partner for their customers. For more information, visit SCHUNK USAA


 

RECTANGULAR VACUUM CUPS HANDLE LONG AND NARROW LOADS

A new line of rectangular vacuum cups that are designed for handling high capacity loads with inadequate surface areas for gripping is being intro- duced by Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver Rectangular Vacuum Cups for handling narrow loads feature NBR rubber bonded onto a machined aluminum hub and include an internal safety seal for a sure grip. Designed for long, narrow, heavy loads that cannot be lifted using conventional cups, they are rated at up to 550 lb. horizontal each.

Ideally suited for lifting I-beams, girders, reinforced boards, and archi-tectural panels, Anver Rectangular Vacuum Cups are offered in five sizes ranging from 4” - 7” W by 11” - 20” L and each include pre-drilled and tapped mounting holes and a vacuum port.

Anver Rectangular Vacuum Cups are priced from $ 49.95 up, depending upon size. Pricing is available upon request.

For more information contact:

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

 



 

PHD High Precision Series GRK Parallel Grippers


PHD’s released Series GRK Parallel Grippers combine the highest precision and durability for the most demanding applications. With the highest grip force in its class, the GRK grippers’ low profile design provides exceptional grip force and high moment load capacity allowing for longer tooling and greater part weight than other grippers. With the new ultra-rigid, wear-compensating jaw guide system, “free-play” is eliminated, providing the most precise jaw tolerances over the life of the GRK. Magnetic sensing for teachable position switches are available to simplify set-up and integration. The spring assist option can be specified to provide a mechanical method of retaining parts on jaw open or closed. The selection of four sizes with two jaw travel lengths for each size easily accommodates a wide range of applications.

Other benefits include true parallel jaw motion, double acting for internal or external gripping applications, metric or imperial mounting threads or ports, and multiple mounting locations.

For more information on this new product, send for a free catalog today, or visit our website at
www.phdinc.com/grk. For immediate assistance, call PHD, Inc. at (800) 624-8511.



 

AutomationDirect Adds Compact Pneumatic Air Cylinderss

AutomationDirect has extended its NITRA™ pneumatic product line to include a series of compact stainless steel, round body cylinders.

The new C-series cylinders feature type 304 stainless steel bodies with anodized aluminum alloy heads. The type 303 stainless piston rod is equipped with Buna “N” o-ring rod seals and sintered bronze rod bushings. The double- acting cylinders are available in 9/16-inch to three-inch bore sizes and stroke lengths from 0.25 inch to four inches. Optional clevis brackets and rod eyes are also available. Backed with a two-year warranty, C-series compact cylinders start at $33.

AutomationDirect


 

FPTI is excited to announce the development of their first state-of-the-art pneumatics simulator.

The MF700-PN Pneumatics Simulator is built as a single-sided or double-sided unit and is powered by a silent compressor.

Optional pneumatic boards can be stored below the main tray when not in use. The MF700-PN can also be configured with or without the on-board compressor for those who have access to their own air supply.

Look for additional information coming soon.
Fluid Power Training Institute
West Valley City, Utah
Phone:801-908-5456
Fax; 801-908-5734

 

The STARCYL955C BRIK LDT for Pneumatic Cylinders

With the demand for automation greater than ever, the need to replace limit and zone sensors on pneumatic cylinders with continuous feedback has become obvious. Speeding up and improving your process is what you need in order to stay competitive. Knowing your exact position at any given moment is essential to that end..

Replace your existing limit sensors with the STARCYL 955C BRIK GEN III for continuous position feedback with your choice of Analog, Digital, or Quadrature outputs. The 955C BRIK GEN III senses the magnet located in your existing pneumatic cylinder and uses it to relay absolute positioning information to the machine's controller. The 955C BRIK GEN III can be retro-fitted to cylinders in the field using standard mounting brackets or your own customized solution. The 955C solution has no moving parts to wear out. Magnetostrictive technology is used to "see" through the aluminum extrusion and detect the position of the magnet mounted inside the cylinder.

Three versions of the 955C BRIK GEN III are available. The 955CA offers analog output in either voltage or current with your choice of 0 to 10 VDC, 10 to 0 VDC, 4 to 20mA, or 20 to 4mA. The unit can easily be reconfigured in the field from a 0-10 VDC to a 10-0 VDC or 4-20 mA to a 20-4 mA output.

The 955CD is designed for digital output with choice of Control Pulse, Start/Stop Pulse, or Variable Pulse output.

The Quadrature output from the 955CDQ allows wiring directly to any incremental encoder input card, without the need for a special converter module or a PLC interface card. The 955CDQ can be ordered with 1-9999 cycles per inch of output resolution in lengths of 5 to 180 inches. The transducer features an input to re-zero the probe "on-the-fly". Another unique feature is the "burst" mode. An input on the transducer triggers a data transfer of all the incremental position data relative to the set zero position. This can be used to achieve absolute position updates when power is restored to the system, eliminating the time-consuming need to "re-home" the machine.

The 955C BRIK GEN III has truly unique features. The first one being the LDT's auto-tuning capability: the ability to sense a magnet within the pneumatic cylinder and adjust its signal strength accordingly.

Another feature is that the analog output is programmable over the entire active stroke length. The active stroke area of the LDT lies between the Null Zone and the Dead Band.

There is also a diagnostic LED located at the connector to minimize setup time and troubleshooting. The LED is green in normal operation. Red will indicate no magnet present or that the magnet has moved out of sensing range. Yellow is an indication the magnet is out of the programmed active range or if no interrogation signal is detected..

The enclosure comes standard as IP67; however, upgrading to IP68 is available as an option so the LDT can be used in wet environments.
Note: The Pneumatic cylinder must have a magnet in order to work.

STARCYL USA CORP.
348 Route 11, PO BOX 771
Champlain, NY, 12919
1-877-STARCYL (782-7295)

STARCYL CANADA INC
2340 Michelin Stt
Laval, QC, Canada
H7L 5C3
1-888-332-1711


 

VACUUM LIFTER HANDLES FLIMSY LOADS

A new air-powered vacuum lifter that lets one person handle foam, rubber, plastic, composite, and thin wood sheet for feeding cutting tables and other equipment is being introduced by Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VPFL-4 Air-Powered Lifter for flimsy loads has main beams and cross bars sized as necessary, and multiple vacuum suction cups with top and bottom spring suspensions to hold securely and provide full X-Y-Z adjustability. Featuring an adjustable handlebar and integrated controls, this lifter lets one person handle loads previously requiring several people.

Capable of handling moderately porous to non-porous loads, the Anver VPFL-4 Air-Powered Lifter is a below-the-hook unit that runs on standard shop air. It requires only 8” of head room and is available with parking stands to protect the vacuum cups. Standard features include an air filter, vacuum check valve, vacuum gauge, and a leakage sensor with audio-visual alarms.

The Anver VPFL-4 Air-Powered Lifter is priced from $ 2,995. (list), depending upon configuration. Price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

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

 

High Temperature Air Amplifier Moves Hot Air


EXAIRs new High Temperature Air Amplifier offers a simple, low cost way to move high volumes of hot air to surfaces requiring uniform heating while in a furnace or oven. There are no impellers or moving parts to wear out. The High Temperature Air Amplifier amplifies airflow up to 18:1 at outlet.
The High Temperature Air Amplifier is the most efficient for pushing high volumes of hot air to points that typically remain cool. This special design is rated for environments up to 700°F (374°C) and its surface is protected from heat stress by a mil-spec coating process (developed for the aircraft industry), allowing easy disassembly for changing shims or cleaning. Efficiency is high and the sound level is low at only 72 dBA. It is perfect for corrosive applications.
Applications include directing hot air to mold cavities for uniform wall thickness of the plastic part, exhausting smoke and fumes, distributing heat in ovens or molds, and sampling flue gases. Construction is type 303 Stainless Steel. Available in 1-1/4" (32mm) diameter only. Prices start at $359.

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


 

Industrial Specialties Mfg. now offers an economical Quick Coupling solution to our customers.  Acetal, chrome plated and glass-filled polypropylene quick couplers.  Available valved or non-valved with 1/8”, 1/4” or 1/2” flow.  These quality quick couplers connect with other thumb-latch type couplers.  Connections include: Hose Barbs, NPT & BSPT threads and Poly-tube fittings.  Straight and elbow configurations are available with or without panel mount capabilities.

20AC Seriess

  • Springs: Stainless Steel
  • O-rings: FDA & NSF Listed Grade Buna-N (others available)
  • Internal Valves: DuPont Delrin® Acetal (POM) FDA & NSF Grade
  • Mates with all other 20 Series couplings
  • Connects with other thumb-latch type couplings

40AC Series features a 1/4” flow size couplings are produced in a durable natural DuPont Delrin® thermal plastic.  They are resistant to most mild chemicals and are manufactured to be trouble free for many years of service.

  • Springs: Stainless Steell
  • O-rings: FDA & NSF Listed Grade Buna-N (others available)
  • Internal Valves: DuPont Delrin® Acetal (POM) FDA & NSF Grade
  • Mates with all other 40 Series couplingss
  • Connects with other thumb-latch type couplings

20CB Series features a 1/8” flow and are produced from food grade chrome plated brass; these 1/8” flow size couplings are more durable and withstand higher pressure.  They are available with internal shut-off valves or straight through and connect with all 20AC Series couplings.

  • Springs: Stainless Steel
  • O-rings: FDA & NSF Listed Grade Buna-N (others available)
  • Internal Valves: DuPont Delrin® Acetal (POM) FDA & NSF Grade
  • Connects with other thumb-latch type couplings

40CB Series are produced in food grade chrome plated brass; these 1/4” flow size couplings are more durable and withstand higher pressure.  They are available with internal shut-off valves or straight through and connect with all 40AC Series couplings.

  • Bodies & Terminations: Food Grade Chrome/Brass
  • Thumb-latch: Stainless Steel
  • Springs: Stainless Steel
  • O-rings: FDA Grade Buna-N (others available)
  • Internal Valves: DuPont Delrin® Acetal (POM) FDA & NSF Grade

50AC Seriess

  • Springs: Stainless Steel
  • O-rings: FDA/NSF Grade Buna-N (others available) 
  • Internal Valves: DuPont Delrin® Acetal (POM); FDA/NSF Grade

50GP Seriess couplings are manufactured from a high performance glass filled polypropylene. With excellent chemical resistance properties, these couplings are well suited for applications in acid and chemical transfer. All 50GP couplings interconnect with the 50AC Series product range.

  • Springs: Stainless Steel
  • O-rings: EPDM (others available)
  • Internal Valves: Glass Filled Polypropylene

65GP Series couplings offer 1/2” flow capacity and are manufactured from a high performance glass filled polypropylene.  65GP couplings have a full flow, non-valved, smooth internal bore that allows for maximum flow with minimal turbulence.

  • Extremely durable and are well suited for applications that require chemical resistance..
  • Interconnect with and are compatible with many other plastic latch type couplings.

If one of our standard products does not meet your needs, our team of experts will work with your engineers to build a fitting to your specifications.  All products are produced and typically shipped directly from us to the end user, saving both time and expense.

For whatever your miniature pneumatic, vacuum and fluid circuitry components needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will provide the best fit for your application.

Contact one of our experienced professionals today to discuss the solution that's right for you!

Industrial Specialties Mfg.
4091 S. Eliot St.
Englewood, CO  80110
Phone:  303-781-8486
Fax:  303-761-7939
An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company

 

New line of compressed air filters from Parker offer revolutionary “top-load” design for space constrained applications and fast, easy element change-outs.

The Filtration and Separation Division of Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies has introduced a new line of “top-loading” compressed air filters. These filter housings are designed to make element change-out in even the most space-challenged environments faster and easier. The drain connections do not need to be disrupted during the change-out process.

The proprietary, patented element design will remove up to 99.995% of oil, water, and solids from compressed air and other gases. Other product features include robust aluminum construction, top threading element design for faster change-outs, coalescing design to continuously trap and drain liquids, and operation with minimal pressure drop.

Applications include protecting refrigerated dryers from oil contamination, cold coalescing, general industrial, and OEM requirements.

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For additional information, please contact Parker Hannifin Corporation, Filtration and Separation Division, at 1-248-628-6400. Parker Hannifin Corporation, 500 Glaspie St., Oxford, MI 48371. www.parker.com/finitefilter.

 

 

Pneumatic Mini Slide DGSL from FESTO

Precise Positioning, Compact, Easy to Install

The DGSL from Festo Corporation is designed as an ultra-precise slide for positioningor as an easy pick and place system. The main design element to this precision slide isthe use of an integrated bearing system with an accuracy of 0.01 mm and linearity andparallelism in the 1/100 mm range.

Available in eight sizes from 4 to 20 mm diameter and with strokes up to 200 mm, themini slide covers a wide range of applications. It is ideally suited for the electronics industry where minute parts need to be handled with utmost precision and wherespace may be restricted.

The optional clamping unit and the end-position interlock prevents undesired loweringg
of loads onto work piece carriers in the case of compressed air supply failure and
provides protection in emergency stop situations.

Another advantage of the easy-to-install mini slide is that it offers three different end
stop systems (shock-absorber, cushioned metal stops or polymer stops) providing the
best solution for every application for technical features and cost-effectiveness.

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

Festo Corporation
395 Moreland Road
P.O. Box 18023
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Tel: 631.435.0800
Fax: 631.231.9215
www.festo.com/usa

 


 

Compact Weld Field Electronic Sensor Eases Installation

Canfield Connector’s Series 8WF weld field immune electronic sensors, which easily fit on the smallest round, tie-rod, or extruded cylinders, are compact magnetic sensors designed for sensing position magnetic pistons on pneumatic actuators while ignoring electro-magnetic pulses generated from AC weld fields. The 8WF features extremely consistent repeatability, reverse polarity protection, and a wide voltage range. A high intensity LED light is standard on most models. The Series 8WF is compatible with IS (Intrinsically Safe) barriers as well as most corrosive and washdown applications and the rugged stainless steel and nylon enclosure has an encapsulated circuit for wet environments. They operate in a temperature range from -20° to +80°C and most versions are designed to meet NEMA 4/IP 65 specifications.

Canfield Connector is certified to ISO 9001 with design and the Series 8WF is proudly manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications can be found at www.canfieldconnector.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8299 x 122.

Canfield Connector
8510 Foxwood Court
Youngstown, Ohio 44514
Tel: (330) 758-8299
Fax: (330) 758-8912

 


 

Vacuum users get a grip on productivity with the first modular suction cup from Piab New piGRIP offers energy and cost savings

Hingham, MA – Piab, a leading supplier of industrial vacuum technology, launches its new piGRIP suction cup, the first modular suction cup on the market. The new piGRIP allows companies to choose the ideal combination of lip and bellow so products can be handled at previously unprecedented speeds while realizing energy savings.

Available with a range of independent lips, bellows and fittings in sizes from 25-77mm, the new piGRIP™ suction cup can be customized for thousands of applications for full operational flexibility. Whereas traditional grippers can only be used for selected applications, the piGRIP™ can be tailored to individual gripping, lifting and height requirements to handle a variety of products and fit with a number of different machines. The piGRIP™ can be used with new machines as well as for retrofitting existing systems.

Overall line efficiency is enhanced with the piGRIP™’s superior suction grip, which allows for higher machine speeds. This powerful grip is made possible through the variety of lip options available with the piGRIP™, allowing manufacturers to choose the desired hardness or softness for optimum sealing. For example, flexible lips provide extra sealing capability for the handling of surface-leaking and porous materials, such as corrugated cardboard..

With the piGRIP™, the ideal lip and bellow combination can be selected so manufacturers are no longer forced to compromise on either grip or machine handling speed, which is often the case with one-size-fits-all suction cup units. All of Piab’s bellows have a proprietary thin wall design which ensures that faster compressions and returns can be achieved, allowing extra high lifting force compared to traditional cups in the same size. With this capability to handle faster accelerations and more high speed lifts, machines can run at faster speeds leading to shorter production cycles, and increasing overall productivity.

The piGRIP™ is also available in FDA approved materials. Certificates are available for the food industry, making the unique suction cup suitable for applications where direct food contact is necessary.

The new modular suction cup also contributes to sustainability benefits. The piGRIP™ offers 20-50% more lifting force than similar sized cups to reduce energy consumption and save costs. The piGRIP™ also features 100% recyclable and separable materials, which, once the suction cup is recycled, can be reused for the same or a number of other purposes. By reducing scrap this contributes to an environmentally friendly waste management program.

“With a growing awareness of environmental issues, manufacturers are seeking solutions that offer both optimum performance and energy efficiency,” said Ed McGovern, Vice President, Sales and Business Development North America, Piab. “The new revolutionary piGRIP™ brings a step change in vacuum technology by being the first complete modular suction cup concept on the market. This exciting development allows us to help manufacturers optimize their vacuum systems while also contributing to a sustainable world.”

 www.piab.com.
 

 

Standard CPUs added to CLICK PLC line

AutomationDirect’s line of CLICK micro brick PLCs now includes standard CPU units. The new units feature eight discrete inputs and six discrete outputs,
available in four combinations of built-in I/O types. In addition to two RS-232 RJ12 communication ports, the standard CPU units are equipped with one RS-485
communication port and feature real-time clock and battery backup for the internal SRAM. Sold separately, the battery allows data to be stored for up to five
years.

CLICK Standard CPU units start at $99. CLICK’s user-friendly programming software is downloadable for free at www.automationdirect.com, providing the tools,
layout, and interactivity needed for quick and intuitive program development. In addition, an online help file provides information to help users get
acquainted with the software quickly.

To learn more about the new Standard CLICK CPU units, visit www.automationdirect.com/click-plc or call 800-633-0405.

 


 

VACUUM LIFTER FOR PRECISION COIL HANDLING

An air-powered, below-the-hook vacuum lifter that is designed for lifting precision metal coils up to 4 ft. dia. from the skid to the winding machine is being
introduced by Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VPFL-4 Air-Powered Vacuum Lifter has an “X” frame with adjustable suction pads and spring suspensions to accommodate and grip precision metal coils
up to 4 ft. dia. without damage. Featuring a circular perimeter guard for added protection, this below-the-hook lifter provides continuous vacuum to the
suction pads and has an adjustable handle with integrated controls.

Designed for safety, the Anver VPFL-4 Air-Powered Vacuum Lifter is equipped with a VLS-8 Vacuum Leakage Sensor that sets itself to the vacuum system’s peak
vacuum level and displays it on an LCD right in front of the operator. Powered independently by a 9V lithium battery, if a 10% vacuum loss or leak- age
occurs, it will sound a loud horn and flash a bright LED warning light.

The Anver VPFL-4 Air-Powered Vacuum Lifter is priced from $3,995.00 (list), depending upon configuration.

For more information contact:

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

 

FIPA expands its pick & place range of products

Lifting cylinder powered by compressed air: All functions in a compact casee
Simple, integrated design weighing only 220 g / For use in temperatures from 40 to 175° F

With its lifting cylinder powered by compressed-air, FIPA has expanded its product range with a vacuum component, which combines many functions in its compact
form and is used in separating paper, veneers, plastic sheets, name plates, checks or business cards, among other things.


The new lifting cylinder with integrated vacuum generation from FIPA may help solve some special challenges in your pick and place application. The new
cylinder contains all components in a space of approximately only 160 cm2 for dynamic stacking and de-stacking of flat or porous pieces using compressed air.

Integrated design saves space and money
"We have the right solution for several of our customers’ requirements needing a lifting cylinder powered by compressed air," according to FIPA President and
Owner Rainer Mehrer. This is a practical solution, which only requires little space thanks to optimum coordination of individual components and is extremely
light weighing with only 220 g. This allows for quick mounting and a reduction in hardware needs and costs thanks to the integration of various components
such as ejector, solenoid valves and cabling.

The mode of operation: The complete pick & place workflow is controlled solely via switching the compressed air supply on and off to the lifting cylinder.
When it is switched on, the integrated ejector creates a vacuum; the piston moves out, sucks in the piece and then moves back. This works extremely fast, so
that only the top piece is lifted and the cylinder works independently of the stack height.

When the compressed air is switched off, the piston moves downward. The integrated blow-off pulse enables fast placing of the pieces and consequently ensures
short cycle times. Thanks to the cylinder rod locked against rotation, the piece is placed in the way it is picked. Differences in stack level are no problem,
because the piston is stopped automatically when it comes into contact with the work piece.

Meaningful expansion of a comprehensive product range
The lifting cylinder powered by compressed air expands the comprehensive FIPA product range in the areas of vacuum technology and gripping systems. A special
added value of the company's own development philosophy: FIPA stands for flexible system solutions, in which the individual components are coordinated and can
be combined modularly according to needs.


FIPA Inc.
102 Kingussie Ct
Cary, NC 27511
Phone: (800) 913-7002
Cell: (919) 244-1848
Fax: (919) 573-0871
http://www.fipa.com
 


 

 

Industrial Specialties Mfg.. offers multi-port manifolds made from plastic or metal.

Used to organize and distribute flow in multiple directions utilizing several similar or identical devices at the same time.  Manifold: an accessory system of piping to a main piping system (or another conductor) that serves to divide a flow into several parts, to combine several flows into one, or to reroute a flow to any one of several possible destinations.

Inlet / Outlet sizes and ports

Available with 1/4”, 3/8” or 1/2” Female NPT single or dual Inlets.  Outlet port sizes include 1/8”, 1/4” and 3/8” Female NPT with the number of Outlets ranging from 2 to 10 ports.

Materials

LNM Series – Plastic Manifolds

·         Natural Delrin

·         Black Delrin

·         Kynar

·         Nylon

·         Natural Polypropylene

·         Black Polypropylene

·         Gray PVC

·         White PVC

·         Teflon

MMF Series – Metal Manifolds

··         Brass

·         303 Stainless Steel

·         304 Stainless Steel

·         316 Stainless Steel

·         Black Anodized Aluminum

If one of our standard products does not meet your needs, our team of experts will work with your engineers to build a fitting to your specifications.  All products are produced and typically shipped directly from us to you, saving both time and expense.

For whatever your miniature pneumatic, vacuum and fluid circuitry components needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will provide the best fit for your application.

Contact one of our experienced professionals today to discuss the solution that's right for you!

Industrial Specialties Mfg.

4091 S. Eliot St.

Englewood, CO  80110

Phone:  303-781-8486

Fax:  303-761-7939

An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company


 

piINLINE Vacuum Generators

piINLINE is Piab’s new range of energy-efficient, easy-to-use inline vacuum ejectors based on COAX technology.

piINLINE comes in three sizes: Midi, Mini and Micro. Each size is available with a choice of three special options to enable optimized performance and capacity for the specific application including working at a low feed pressure, providing high amounts of vacuum flow or achieving deep vacuum levels.

The smallest model, the Micro, uses on average 50 % less energy than comparable products, which means significantly less energy consumption and lower carbon emissions. Sound levels are also lower, which creates a better working environment.

The product range is designed so that end-users in factories can easily replace single-stage inline ejectors. Under normal use, the medium model in the piINLINE range, the Mini, will pay for itself after just three months, thanks to its low energy costs, while the payback time for other models should be less than six months.

Phone: +1 800 321 7422/+1 781 682 1416
Fax: +1 781 337 6864
Address:65 Sharp Street, Hingham, MA 02043 US
Web: www.piab.com

 

DESIGN ENHANCES ACCESSIBILTY FOR ROUTINE PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE OF COMPRESSED AIR DRYERS

WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania – The Eclipse Desiccant Dryer line from ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions is designed to minimize the time and effort associated with scheduled maintenance. Unlike competitive twin-tower desiccant dryers with valves and controls that are located out of reach, Eclipse™ dryers have serviceable parts that are positioned for convenient access. Safety of maintenance personnel is enhanced because
most routine service is completed from ground level.

The unique design of Eclipse™ dryers also results in low overall height which enables shipment of most models by common carrier and without a premium. An additional benefit of the low profile is that Eclipse™ dryers can be installed in locations where competitive dryers will not fit.

Eclipse™ dryers are available in three models for heatless, heated, and heated blower regeneration in capacities from 90 – 8,000 SCFM. All include user-focused features that enhance performance and reliability - hallmarks of the ZEKS air treatment brand.
Eclipse™ Desiccant Dryers and all other ZEKS products are available through a network
of authorized distributors located throughout North America.


ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions is a leading manufacturer and provider of compressed air treatment equipment, including refrigerated and desiccant dryers, precision flow controllers, filtration and condensate management products. The company is well-respected for invention of cycling refrigerated dryer technology and for providing compressed air treatment solutions that decrease total cost of ownership while maximizing productivity. Information about the company and products can be accessed through the company website at www.zeks.com.


ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions
1302 Goshen Parkway, West Chester, PA 193800
Phone: 610-692-9100

 

GILAFLEX INNER-BRAIDED PVC AIR HOSE FROM COILHOSE

-Special Blend PVC Has No Memory -
-Very Tight Bend Radius -Steel Spring Strain Relief -
-Reusable Fittings Supplied as Standard
-UV Stabilized -
-Chemical & Abrasion Resistant -Smooth Outer Cover -

 

 


ITEM DESCRIPTION MODEL NUMBER
3/8" x 25' With 1/4" MPT Rigid Fittings GF60254Q
3/8" x 50' With 1/4" MPT Rigid Fittings GF60504Q
3/8" x 100' With 1/4" MPT Rigid Fittings GF61004Q
3/8" x 200' Bulk (no fittings) GF6200QQ
3/8" x 1/4 MPT GILAFLEX RIGID REUSABLE GFRM0604SR
Fitting, With Strain Relief

COILHOSE PNEUMATICS, East Brunswick, NJ info@coilhose.com Coilhose

 


 

Fabco-Air is happy to announce a new product - The FKHL Wide Parallel Grippers.

Series FKHL has a compact design and is ideal for various-sized work pieces. A dual piston mechanism synchronized by a rack & pinion delivers high grip force with great precision.


Additional features include::
•Magnetic piston is standard
•Integrated sensor slots in body
•Oil impregnated sleeve bearings encased in steel are used for all shafts
•Rod scraper for dust protection is built in
•Gripper body is hard coated aluminum ensuring abrasion
and corrosion resistance.

Catalog FKHL-10 can be downloaded at:
http://www.fabco-air.com/pdf/FKHL_wide_gripper_web.pdf

The bulletin is also available on our literature request form, as well as our main catalog download page.Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped machine shop and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special solution you need, so you can build the business you want..

Submit a Request for Quote today!

Contact Information

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

 


 

ERGONOMIC VACUUM LIFTER SAFELY HANDLES COMPACT HEAVY LOADS

A fully integrated vacuum-hoist lifter that features a new two-button release control to let one person safely handle compact heavy loads such as batteries is being introduced by Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VM-Series Lifter is a hoist-based, vacuum powered unit that can be equipped with standard and custom vacuum pads to pick-up compact heavy loads having restricted gripping surfaces. Allowing one person to safely handle these loads, this lifter features a two-button, two-hand release control and a VLS -08 Vacuum Leakage Sensor for positive leak detection.

Available with 275- and 550 lb. hoist capacity, the Anver VM-Series Lifter is ideal for lifting compact heavy loads in and out of boxes and for repetitive assembly operations. The vacuum head uses compressed air and the Venturi principle for holding the load and the electric chain hoist provides secure up/down movement to maintain its position with no drift when stopped.

The Anver VM-Series Lifter is priced from $2,995.00 (list), depending upon capacity and vacuum pad attachment.

For more information contact::

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

 


 

ZEBRA SKIMMERS CORPORATION, EXPANDS MUSCLE COALESCER LINE

Cleveland, OH-Zebra Skimmers Corporation, a full line manufacturer of oil skimmers and industrial fluid
maintenance equipment, expands its Muscle Coalescer line to include new model for servicing air compressor condensate.

"The Muscle Coalescer line has been solid for many years, servicing our customers' needs for separation andremoval of contaminate oil from water-based fluids. Due to environmental concerns many industries desire, or arerequired, to treat their compressor condensate before its release to the sewer. The new Muscle Condensate Management System
(CMS) is a simple and cost-effective solution, preventing environmental contamination while reducing the overall compressorwaste stream," states Meg Grant, Sales & Service Manager of Zebra Skimmers Corporation.

Benefits of the Muscle Condensate Management System include::
• Robust, yet simple, design with 3 year limited warranty
● An economical option for limited budgets
• Automatic air release vent and de-oiled water exit
• Reduces compressor waste stream up to 98%
• Meets the needs of almost any size compressor

Zebra Skimmers, the leader in fluid maintenance for over a decade, invents new technology to save its customersmoney on fluid while reducing waste, and sells and supports its equipment worldwide. Most products areguaranteed for at least a year, and some for life.

For more information, contact Zebra Skimmers Corporation, Phone: 888-249-4855; Email: Meg@ZebraSkimmers.com.

 


 

AutomationDirect adds sensors for food and beverage industryy

Cumming, GA --- AutomationDirect’s new line of food and beverage sensor products includes AC and DC proximity
and photoelectric sensors and quick-disconnect sensor cables. Compliant with the IP69K standard, the sensors
withstand washdown conditions up to 212F and are constructed of FDA certified materials.

The PFM 12 mm and PFK 18mm proximity series are sensors with shielded or unshielded stainless steel housings
and M12 quick-disconnect plug with gold-plated pins. Providing complete overload protection, each series has 10 models available. The PFM series has a standard sensing distance of up to four millimeters and extended distance of up to eight millimeters. The PFK series has a standard sensing distance of up to eight millimeters
and extended distance of up to 12 mm. Models are available in a choice of 10-30 VDC PNP or NPN transistor outputs and normally-open or complementary output configurations. PFM and PFK series sensor prices start at $35.

The PFT 30 mm series of proximity sensors are available in four models with sensing ranges up to 22 mm. Models are available with shielded or unshielded housings and normally-open outputs. PFT series prices start at $45.

The VFK 18 mm and VFT 30 mm series proximity sensors are available with shielded or unshielded stainless steel housings and half-inch micro AC quick-disconnect plugs with gold-plated pins. With complete overload protection, each series provides normally-open 20 to 140 VAC outputs. VFK series prices start at $55 and VFT series prices start at $59.

Magnetic proximity sensors are available in 12 mm and 18 mm diameters. The shielded 10-30 VDC sensors have a sensing range of up to 70 mm and a normally-open output. Prices for magnetic proximity sensors start at $44.

Two series of 18 mm food and beverage photoelectric sensors have also been added. The FF series photoelectric sensors are available in 30 models and four styles: diffuse, polarized reflective, through-beam, and retro- reflective (for transparent objects). Sensing distances range from 100 mm to 20 meters. The FFRS series diffuse photoelectric sensors with background suppression are available with adjustable maximum reading
distances – 30 to 130 mm and 60 to 100 mm for shiny objects. Sensors are equipped with LED status indicators; yellow indicates output while green indicates teaching function. FF series prices start at $65; FFRS sensors start at $79.

IP69K-rated cables have also been added. Industry standard axial and right-angle M12 or half-inch micro connectors with open leads are available in five and 10-meter lengths. M12 screw-lock patch cables are also available in axial and right-angle models and 0.3m to five-meter cable lengths. Prices for cables start at $12.50..

See the full line of food and beverage sensor products at: www.automationdirect.com/food-beverage-sensors.

AutomationDirect sells over 9,500 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,750- page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products at prices typically below the industry average, same-day shipping on in-stock items, the best documentation in the industry, outstanding
sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on nearly every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-0405.
 


 



Series FDH is a compact finger slide that employs a rail bearing system for smooth operation. The body is built from anodized aluminum with stainless rod coupler nuts, and houses a repairable built-in air cylinder.
Internal rubber bumpers provide a cushioned stop, and ports can be accessed from either side or the rear..


Additional features include:
• Magnetic piston is standard
• Four 4mm keyhole sensor mounting slots (two per side)
• Side thru holes with C'bores in body
• Side, bottom, and rear tapped mounting holes
• Tapped mounting holes on 4 surfaces
• Toolbars are slightly narrower than body, allowing side mounting with clearance between toolbar and
mounting surface

Catalog FDH-10 can be downloaded at:
http://www.fabco-air.com/pdf/FDH_finger_slide_web.pdf

The bulletin is also available on our literature request form, as well as our main catalog download page.Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped machine shop and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special solution you need, so you can build the business you want..

Submit a Request for Quote today!

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

 

New pressure switch from Adsens Technology Inc.

This new switch feature 3 colors display (Red, Green and Orange) and 3 display sections; 1. Pressure Unit display section, 2. Main display section, 3. Sub-display section for setting value. Compound, Vacuum and Positive pressure types are available, and output selection includes 2 standard digital outputs (NPN or PNP)
and optional analog output (current or voltage). These switches are highly accurate and responsive (Up to
2.5mS selectable) with many programmable functions to meet the most demandingapplications. All units comes standard with M8 quick connect, price starts from $80.00.


Adsens Technology Inc.
18310 Bedford Cir..
Industry, CA 91744-5971 USA
TEL: 626/854-2773
FAX: 626/854-2776

 

Ross Controls Unveils its New Stainless Steel L-O-X® Valve

(TROY, MI) – ROSS CONTROLS is pleased to announce the introduction of its new Stainless Steel L-O-X® energy
isolation valve. For applications where corrosion or contaminants are a concern, the Stainless Steel L-O-X®
offers an easy and reliable solution.

The valve keeps the proven L-O-X® performance and easy-to-identify shape, while providing a new corrosion-
resistant stainless steel construction. As with the all L-O-X® products, the stainless steel valve is
lockable only in the OFF position (with a tamperproof locking mechanism) and has a large exhaust port for
rapid pressure relief. The Stainless Steel L-O-X® is available in port sizes ¼” to 2” and is easy to operate—it provides direct manual operation by a simple push/pull of the handle.

With its stainless steel construction and self-draining capability, this rugged valve is an excellent solution for washdown applications. Furthermore, its standard VITON seals provide reliable protection against contaminant ingression. The Stainless Steel L-O-X® is an asset in many applications including:

• Food and Beveragee
• Pharmaceutical
• Pulp and Paper
• Chemical Processing
• Oil and Gas
• Off-Shore Industries

The Stainless Steel L-O-X® valve comes standard with a pressure sensing port which allows the optional installation of a pop-up indicator or pressure switch. These options are designed to provide a visual indication that pressure to the next downstream obstruction has been released,. This convenient feature assists in allowing the authorized employee to meet the verification requirement found in OSHA, ANSI, and CSA standards. ROSS offers both an indicator and a switch as accessories for the valve.

As an industry leader in pneumatic safety products since 1921, ROSS CONTROLS always strives to stay abreast of current safety requirements. The new Stainless Steel L-O-X® is no exception, and it meets or exceeds the following standards:

• OSHA 29 CFR 1910.47
• CSA Z142.10
• CSA Z460-05
• ISO 13849-1
• ISO 14118: 2000
• EN 1037
• ANSI Z244.1- 2003 (R2008)
• ANSI/PMMI B155.1 -2006
• ANSI B11-20088

For more information or for a free brochure about the Stainless Steel L-O-X® valves, contact:

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

 

Multitude of Refinements Improves GEMS LS-3 Series Level Switch’s Durability and Keep Costs Loww

PLAINVILLE, CT—LS-3 Series compact all plastic liquid level switches, from Gems Sensors & Controls, are ideal for shallow tanks, restricted spaces or for any low-cost, high volume use. The highly reliable design of the LS-3 Series level switch operates on a simple principle: a magnet-equipped float moving directly with the liquid surface actuates a hermetically sealed reed switch within the unit’s stem. As with all Gems buoyancy type level switches, contact between the fluid and the switch is hermetically sealed, ensuring long life and
reliable operation.

LS-3 Series level switches are available in a wide variety of engineered plastics, including polysulfone, polypropylene, and FDA-approved PVDF. They offer broad water-based, chemical, oil, and food grade compatibility at an attractive price for OEMs. Models are available to withstand temperatures ranging from - 40°F to +250°F (-40°C to +121°C), and pressures to 150 psi (10.3 bar). These compact units measure as little
as 0.75-inch in diameter and are less than 2” in length below the mounting. A unique fluted stem prevents build-up from dissolved solids in the monitored liquid..

LS-3 Series switches are easy to install: they operate with either end up, and are virtually maintenance free. Mountings include 3/8”-16 straight thread, 1/8” NPT, G1/8”, and M12x1.75 straight thread. Switch actuation is easily changed from N.O. to N.C. by reversing float position on the stem. LS-3 switches are also available in other unique configurations for special applications, such as low liquid levels and turbulent fluids.
Approvals include UL Recognition, CE, CSA and FDA.

Founded in 1955, Gems is a preferred supplier to thousands of OEM companies across a broad range of industries through out the world due to its extensive application knowledge, innovative sensor and miniature solenoid valve designs, and customer centric approach to problem solving. Gems Sensors & Controls is a leading global
manufacturer of: liquid level, flow, and pressure sensors; solid-state relays and barriers; liquid and pneumatic miniature solenoid valves; and pre-assembled fluidic systems with facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. Gems Sensors & Controls is ISO 9001, ISO 13485, UL, and CE certified. For more product information, contact Gems Sensors & Controls, One Cowles Road, Plainville, Connecticut 06062. Phone: (800)
378-1600. www.GemsSensors.com.

 

DIRTY AND WET COMPRESSED AIR LINES??

NEW UNIQUE PATENT PENDING LIQUID SEPARATOR REMOVES 99.9% OIL AND WATER FROM
COMPRESSED AIR LINES.

The Nex FlowTM X-StreamTM Liquid Super Separator uses a world patent pending
special radial nozzle centrifugal design to remove 99.9% of liquid mist (including
water and oil mist) without the need of a replaceable filter element. Standard
sizes are 9, 2, and 64 SCFM.

Unlike large upstream separators, these units are designed to be used upstream from
an air gun, blow-off product or any device using compressed air and may be used in
place of a standard air filter. If micron size is a concern, you can still use a
standard water or oil filter but the replaceable cartridge life will be dramatically
extended as the X-StreamTM Liquid Super Separator will remove the vast majority of
the liquids and mist..

Units come complete with an automatic drain, have extremely minimal pressure loss
and are virtually maintenance free. (Only the automatic drain may be subject to
wear and tear and is easily replaced.)

Contact:
Nex Flow Air Products Corp.
10520 Yonge Street, Unit 35B-220
Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 3C7

USA and Canada: +1-877-797-2777
International: +1-416-410-1313

FAX: +1-416-410-1806

www.nexflowair.com www.nex-flow.com www.nexflow.com

 

AutomationDirect adds Manual Motor Controllers/Disconnects

The Bryant® line of manual motor controllers (MMC) now available through
AutomationDirect is UL listed as “suitable as motor disconnects.”

Because the NEC® recognizes that a controller and disconnect can be the same unit (article 430.109), Bryant has designed a compact controller to meet the rigorous
demands of a motor disconnect. By utilizing Bryant’s MMC devices, the user benefits
from the convenience of one device fulfilling two needs.

Bryant’s controllers feature thermoset bodies, to provide high resistance to
electrical arc tracking, and AC-rated silver alloy contacts for excellent
conductivity and extended life. The compact devices are available in NEMA 1, 3/3R
and 4X enclosures; each controller has lockout/tag out capability.

Bryant Toggle AC manual motor controllers feature quick-make/slow break operation to
provide reliability and long life. Each toggle switch controller has a 10,000 amp
high-fault short circuit withstand rating, excellent dimensional stability and
superior dielectric strength. Optional NEMA 1 enclosures without switches, as well
as side guards for close wall applications and finger-safe environments, are also
available.

Single-phase and three-phase toggle controllers are available in 30, 40 and 60 Amp
sizes, up to 600 VAC, and 2-pole and 3-pole configurations. Designed with a clamping
plate for back or side wiring, toggle switch type controllers start at $21.50.

Available enclosed toggle AC manual motor controllers feature NEMA 1 or NEMA 3R
enclosures. NEMA 1 metal enclosed switch controllers, ideal for use in indoor
environments, are designed with ½” and ¾”-inch NPT wiring conduit knockouts. The
all-aluminum cover and base are designed with top, bottom or back wire entry points;
the base is pre-drilled for rear surface mounting. NEMA 1 enclosed toggle controller
prices start at $27.50.

NEMA 3R rain-tight enclosed toggle controllers are available in either all-aluminum
or chemical and impact resistant thermoplastic enclosures, making them ideal for
outdoor applications. The all-aluminum enclosure, with pre-drilled base for rear
surface mounting, is designed with ½” NPT wiring knockouts for 30 Amp models; 60 Amp
models feature ¾” and 1” conduit knockouts. NEMA 3R enclosed toggle controller
prices start at $40.

NEMA 4X enclosed rotary AC manual motor controllers, ideal for heavy wash down and
corrosive environments, feature impact and chemical resistant thermoplastic
enclosure bodies. An over-center rotary switching mechanism ensures reliable
operation and allows positioning of up to two N.O. / N.C. auxiliary contacts. NEMA
4X enclosed rotary controllers start at $99..

Learn more about Bryant manual motor controller/disconnect components at
www.automationdirect.com/manual-motor-controllers.
AutomationDirect sells over 9,500 feature-packed products through its Online
Automation superstore and 2,750-plus-page catalog. The company offers its customers
high-quality automation products, which are often priced below the industry average,
24-hour order entry and same-day shipping on in-stock items, outstanding sales and
technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on almost every product. For a
free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-
0405.

 

 

TCU Compensation Unit

Automatic insertion or gripping of precise components is often a challenge. To be
successful, the components have to be exactly aligned with one another. This results in high investment for the customer to ensure proper alignment. Even if components have very tight tolerances, it can be difficult to find the mounting or insertion position reliably. With the TCU compensation unit from SCHUNK, the users are able to overcome these challenges.

The system of SCHUNK, the leader in automation components, consists of two base plates, which are connected with each other via elastomer pads. Therefore, the
compensation unit can compensate in the X, Y and to some extent Z directions. Even
an angular error or a rotational error can be corrected, if required. Depending on
the size of the unit, the compensation path in X/Y-direction can be 2 to 4 mm, the
compensation angle can be between 1.5° and 3.5°. Optionally, SCHUNK can equip the
TCU with a pneumatic locking device, which locks the module rigid. This prevents the
attached tooling or gripper from being moved during actuation of the handling
system.


About SCHUNK:

SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60
years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding
components, workholding systems, and automation components. With a reputation for
high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a
reliable partner. For more information, visit www.schunk.com

 

Interface Devices Introduces Line of Durable, Yet Affordable, Air-Driven Liquid Pumps

Interface Devices, Inc. (IDI) now offers the TASQ line of durable air-driven liquid
pumps. These single acting pumps are designed for applications requiring
intermittent flow and pressures. The TASQ pump series offer air to hydraulic ratios
from 5:1 to 60:1 for pressures up to 5,000 PSI, and flows can range up to 3.5 GPM.

TASQ pumps are fabricated with an aircraft-grade aluminum housing and high-quality
components. They provide a significantly longer service life compared to other
pumping alternatives available, at an affordable price.

Among the advantages of these IDI pumps are their Teflon based seals that require no
lubricator, their compact size (4” x 4” x 9”) and at only 11 pounds, their
portability. Since they are air-driven, no electricity is required, and no unwanted
heat is generated.

IDI’s TASQ pumps are compatible with most hydraulic oils. They are ideal for a wide
range of applications, including power workholding, crimping, torquing, and static
pressure testing, and many more.

For complete technical data on the new TASQ pumps, please contact IDI toll-free at
(800) 539-1093 or by email at info@interfacedevices.com. More information can also
be found on the company’s website: www.interfacedevices.com.

Interface Devices, Inc..
230 Depot Road
Milford, CT 06460
P) 800-539-0193 / 203-878-4648
F) 203-882-0885
W) www.interfacedevices.com
E) info@interfacedevices.com

 

The TOSS Pneumatic Ball Slidee

The new Model “C” line of pneumatic actuators makes motion control simple. Available in many sizes with mountings in either metric or US standards, these pneumatic ball slides will make designing new machines a breeze. The Toss Pneumatic Ball Slide is a precision load bearing slide with a pneumatic cylinder built in. The product line includes, Single acting and double acting guided slides as well as plungers and grippers.

Designed to advance and retract on ball bearings. Toss Pneumatic Ball Slides move or carry heavy top loaded or cantilevered loads to a predetermined destination; or provide pressing, pushing, pulling or stamping power . The non-magnetic, aluminum body minimizes weight while hardened and ground steel guides with recirculating ball bearings assure precision and longevity.

Brass lined cylinders are complimented by chrome plated steel piston rods. “O” ring seals are Buna N unless otherwise requested.

www.pneumaticballslide.com


TOSS Machine Components, Inc..
539 S. Main Street
Nazareth, PA 18064
610-759-8883 phone
610-759-1766 fax
www.tossheatseal.com
See us in Booth S-2742
at PackExpoChicago
October 31 - November 3

 

Herkules Custom Double Stacked Lift with Riser Provides Proper Ergonomics and a Constant Line Rate for Sun Roof Assembly Process

Herkules Equipment Corporation’s Double Stacked Pneumatic Scissor Lift Table with Riser is for raising material up to workers who must assemble products while positioned on elevated platforms. This specific customized lift system raises sun roofs to the workers’ platform providing proper ergonomics and a constant line rate, eliminating the need to climb up and down the platform to retrieve the sun roofs.

The lift’s platform size and corner retainers were designed based on the bin’s dimensions, in order to hold the bin stable during the sun roof assembly process. The Lift System has a 4,000 lb capacity, has a raised height of 94”, and has a travel speed of less than 10 seconds in both directions with 60-120 psi. It is designed with captured roller wheels for better performance and added safety. The controls to raise and lower the lift are mounted on a pedestal and can be located on either level.

Herkules’ pneumatic lift systems are virtually maintenance-free, with no messy fluids or costly cylinders to replace. The power source, Herkules’ Air Bag technology, provides a patented direct one-to-one lift ratio, eliminating stress on the scissors, minimizing wear and maintenance. The lifting motion is smooth and stable. The heavy-duty air bags are built for rugged daily use giving facilities a lifetime of trouble-free operation.

Herkules Equipment Corporation has been manufacturing Pneumatic Lifting Equipment for over 25 years, including (standard and custom); Lift Tables, Lift & Rotates, Lift & Tilts, Operator Lifts, Power Rotate Systems, Lifts for Integration, Cart Positioners, and Pallet Positioners. Herkules has now expanded its’ product offerings under a new brand name, Enkon Systems, that includes Electric Lift Systems and Hydraulic Lift Systems.


Herkules Equipment Corporation
2760 Ridgeway Court
Walled Lake, MI 48390-1662
Phone: 248-960-7100
Fax: 248-960-7109
Email: info@herkules.us
Website: www.herkules.us

 

Colder Products Company Strengthens Fittings Product Line

Polycarbonate offering supports customers worldwide where robustness and heat resistance are critical

Colder Products Company continues its expansion of the FitQuik™ product line at MEDTEC Ireland (booth #217) today. The latest  additions include hose barb to hose barb tees, straights, elbows and Ys along with  luers – all in medical-grade polycarbonate material. The new polycarbonate fittings
are ideal for any application requiring biocompatibility, robustness and heat
resistance. Colder’s full line of fittings complements its broad quick disconnect
couplings portfolio to provide the largest array of connector choices for medical
device OEMs.

“The challenge facing medical OEMs is that there are literally thousands of
connectors on the market, but they need the right one for their specific
application,” said Dennis Downs, business development manager, Colder Products
Company. “Our polycarbonate fittings are available in the most popular termination
sizes to give customers with specific material requirements a superior connector
option for high-temperature applications.”

FitQuik Connectors from Colder feature precise hose barbs and thread forms to ensure
a secure, reliable fit. Available in nylon, polypropylene and now polycarbonate,
these fittings are designed for tubing sizes from 1/16″ to 3/8″. Connect with Colder
at the show to discuss custom fitting designs developed in less time and at a lower
cost than other manufacturers.
# # #
About Colder Products Company
Colder Products Company is a leading provider of quick disconnect couplings,
fittings and connectors to industrial, life sciences and chemical handling markets.
For a free catalog CD or more information, contact: Colder Products Company, 1001
Westgate Drive, St. Paul, MN 55114. Phone: 651-645-0091. Toll-free: 800-444-2474.
Fax: 651-645-5404. Web: www.colder.com.

 

PBV Series Plastic Ball Valves

Industrial Specialties Mfg. offers the complete line of the PBV Series Ball Valves.  With 4 body materials, 3 seal materials and multiple end connections, the PBV Series has what you need for your application.  Available with or without panel mount thread.

Materials include:
·         Kynar
··         Nylon
·         PVC
·         Polypropylene
Seal Materials include:
·         Buna-N
· EPDM
··         Viton
Connections include:
·         1/8" Male and Female NPT
·         1/4" Male and Female NPT
·         1/8", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2" Hose Barbs

If one of our standard products does not meet your needs, our team of experts will work with your engineers to build a fitting to your specifications.  All products are produced and typically shipped directly from us to the end user, saving both time and expense.

For whatever your miniature pneumatic, vacuum and fluid circuitry components needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will provide the best fit for your application.

Contact one of our experienced professionals today to discuss the solution that's right for you!

Industrial Specialties Mfg.
4091 S. Eliot St.
Englewood, CO  80110
Phone:  303-781-8486
Fax:  303-761-7939
An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company

 



Canfield Connector’s M8 and M12 multi- pin molded connector series for sensors and automation offers the highest quality standards and an affordable price. The industry standard M8, Pico, straight locking connector is available with either 3 or 4 poles, has a nominal voltage rating of 120 V AC/DC, a current rating of 4 amps and 24 AWG wire gauge. The M12, Micro, is available as either a straight or 90° locking connector with 3, 4, or 5 poles. The 3 and 4 pole versions have a nominal voltage rating of 240 V AC/DC and a 4 amp current rating while the 5 pole is rated 120 V AC/DC with a 3 amp current rating. Both the M8 and the M12 have a nylon housing, black PUR or PVC cable, are IP67 environmentally resistant and have a temperature rating of -25° to +85°C.

Canfield Connector is certified to ISO 9001 with design and the M8 and M12 Series is proudly manufactured and 100% tested in the USA. Complete specifications can be found at www.canfieldconnector.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8299 x 122.

Canfield Connector
8510 Foxwood Court
Youngstown, Ohio 44514
Tel: (330) 758-8299
Fax: (330) 758-8912

 

New sizes for the PEH Long-Stroke Servo-Electric Gripper

SCHUNK has expanded its servo-electric 2-finger parallel gripper of the PEH series to include sizes 30 and 50. This once again significantly expands the application spectrum for this universal long-stroke gripper, because with a maximum stroke of 100 millimeters per finger for the PEH 50, these grippers are now suitable for a large parts spectrum, extending from small components to large workpieces. The robust guides are designed for precise handling even at high loads and the gripping force can be adapted to the broad application spectrum – for the PEH 50 as high as 1400 N, with maximum finger lengths of up to 250 millimeters.

The PEH grippers are driven by a brushless servo motor, which transfers its power directly to the ball bearing drive spindle. The base jaws are moved by a driver on the spindle, while a kinematic unit synchronizes the movements of the two base jaws based on the rack and pinion principle, which ensures exact centric gripping with a repeat accuracy of 0.05 mm.

With the new SCHUK controller, the complete control and power electronics are already integrated in the grippers of the PEH series. This controller is used for the standardized control of almost all servo-electric components from the SCHUNK product line and enables very easy programming, pre-configuration and commissioning. Single commands can be combined to form complete tasks, and command libraries that are once created can also be used for other modules.

Don’t miss out on what SCHUNK has to offer at IMTS 2010!
Visit us at Booth W-2000 for all your Automation needs.

About SCHUNK:

SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, workholding systems, and automation components. With a reputation for high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a reliable partner. For more information, visit www.schunk.comm

 

Economical, Modular Global Air Preparation from Parker Hannifin

Richland, Michigan, – Parker Hannifin announces the release of its Global Air
Preparation System, an economical, modular solution for pneumatic requirements. Using a patented, lightweight T-bracket/joiner assembly for easy installation and mounting, the comprehensive Global Air Preparation System offers full-featured filters, regulators, filter/regulators, and lubricators available in three body sizes including the P31 Mini Series, the P32 Compact Series and the P33 Standard Series. Each series is available with BSPP, BSPT or NPT thread type requirements.

“Parker Global Air Preparation products are affordable, allowing companies of all sizes to create high performing pneumatic systems scaled to their needs,” says Michael Nick, Product Sales Manager from Parker Hannifin. “The components are also versatile and modular, which means customers can add accessories such as bulk liquid separators, electronic proportional regulators and dryers to create complete dry air systems. This is an ideal solution for businesses who want the benefits of clean dry air to make their products and processes more competitive while managing costs.””

The Parker Global Air Preparation System includes a wide range of options that allow companies to meet their air preparation needs. Filters offer quick release bayonet-type integral bowl and bowl guard assembly, multiple viewing slots on the bowl guard and a manual or auto drain option. Regulators have easy to adjust non-rising knobs with snap-lock to prevent accidental change in set pressure. Lubricators can be filled under pressure and offer a combination knob and sight- dome for adjusting the precise amount of lubrication. Customers can easily assemble individual units into various combinations using the patented modular lightweight body connectors.

“Parker is a leader for comprehensive air preparation products,” says Nick. “Now, with the release of a modular global air preparation solution, customers worldwide have a reliable option for streamlining their pneumatic supply chain with Parker’s quality support and service.”

With Parker's breadth of products, customers can also take advantage of complimentary valve and actuator products, such as the Isys Micro Valves and Parker-Origa Rodless Cylinders, that integrate with each of the P Series body sizes.
More information is available at www.parker.com/globalFRL
Quick Links:
• Overview and application information for the GLOBAL FRL Products
o Download Catalog 0750-US
o Download Bulletin 0750-B1-US

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About Parker Hannifin
With annual sales exceeding $10 billion in fiscal year 2009, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 52,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 53 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at http://www.parker.com, or its investor information site at
http://www.phstock.com.
 

 

ROSS CONTROLS Introduces its High-Relief Pilot-Operated Regulator

(TROY, MI) – ROSS CONTROLS is proud to announce the introduction of its High-Relief Pilot-Operated Regulator for high-flow applications. This multi-purpose regulator is an asset tosystems requiring high relief capability such as welding, blow molding operations, steel,aluminum, and glass production.

In cylinder applications, this regulator excels in maintaining optimal system pressure for consistent operating conditions. For instance, in an application where 100 psi is sent to theregulator, the regulator can be set to maintain a certain pressure (say 60 psi) regardless of anydownstream resistance. Though the cylinder process may create increased backpressuredownstream, the regulator senses the disparity and adjusts the pressure accordingly. Thisconsistent pressure helps provides favorable system conditions for high quality production.

Additionally, this high-relief regulator also offers enhanced ease-of-use because it can be
installed in a difficult-to-reach location while its control regulator is mounted in a more
easily accessible location.

Available in ¼” through 1 ¼” port sizes, the regulator is inline mounted and utilizes a diaphragmdesign. It handles a maximum inlet pressure of 400 psig, outlet pressure of up to 250 psig and has flow rates exceeding 400 scfm. With the convenience of its full-size relief port, the regulator offers high pressure relief of up to 200 scfm. For flexibility, the regulator is available with an optional pressure gauge and can also be ordered in a non-relieving configuration.

For more information on how the ROSS High-Relief Pilot-Operated Regulator can help youmaintain consistent system pressure in your production operation, contact:

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

 


 

AutomationDirect extends Pneumatics product linee

Cumming, GA --- August 25, 2010 --- The NITRA line now includes several new series of products to help meet a broad range of pneumatic air supply pressure regulation and filtration applications. While each series is designed to work in stand-alone applications, the modular design enables field assembly for combining additional components.

The AF Series particulate and moisture separation air filters are available with 1/8 to 1-inch NPT female port sizes and either a semi-automatic or automatic drain. Polycarbonate bowls are standard on 1/8 through ½-inch sizes, while metal bowl guards are provided on ¼ through ½-inch sizes. The ¾-inch and 1-inch sizes feature all-metal bowl construction with sight gauges. Prices start at $11.25.

NITRA AR Series pneumatic air pressure regulators are available with adjustable pressure ranges of 20-130 psi or 7-60 psi. These regulators feature a locking pressure adjustment knob and integral pressure gauge. The AR series prices start at $17.00.

The AFR Series combines particulate/moisture separation air filters and adjustable pressure regulators, all in a single convenient unit. Available in 1/8-inch through one-inch sizes, the pressure regulator features a locking pressure adjustment knob, integral pressure gauge with adjustable pressure ranges of 20 -115 psi. AFR Series prices start at $23.00.

AL Series mist-type air lubricators are available with 1/8-inch to one-inch NPT female port sizes and a lubrication rate adjustment with sight gauge. The ¾-inch and one-inch sizes feature all-metal bowl construction with sight level gauges. AL Series prices start at $12.25..

Replaceable 40 micron filter elements are standard. When stricter filtration is required, an optional, customer-installable, five- micron filter element is available for $1.00.

NITRA ARV pneumatic manual shut-off pressure relief valves are available with 1/8-inch to ½-inch female ports. The three-way, two-position design is used to shut off upstream pressure and relieve downstream pressure. The manually rotated knob can be locked out with the included padlock. ARV prices start at $19.75.

Three new series of directional control solenoid valves are also available. Solenoid coils for each series are available in either 24 VDC or 120 VAC control voltages. The available single-solenoid models provide two-position, normally closed, spring return operation and double-solenoid models provide two-position, energize open/energize closed operation. DIN-style wiring connectors feature LED indication of solenoid coil status.

AVP series three-way stackable poppet-style valves, starting at $16.75, can be used in individual valve applications or, to simplify piping connections, multiple valves can be field assembled to share supply air.

AVS-3 series valves, starting at $19.75, are body ported three-port (three-way) spool valves with port sizes up to 3/8-inch NPT and flow coefficients (Cv) from 0.78 to 1.67.

AVS-5 series body ported five-port (four-way) spool valves start at $19.75 and are available with port sizes up to 3/8-inch NPT and a flow coefficient (Cv) range of 0.67 to 0.89. In addition, AVS-5 double solenoid models are available with three-position, center closed or center exhaust operation. For multiple-valve applications, AM-5 series manifolds are available in 2, 4, 6 or 8 stations (starting at $9.25).

The complete NITRA line can be seen by visiting: http://www.automationdirect.com/pneumatic-parts.

AutomationDirect sells over 9,500 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,750-plus-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products, which are often priced below the industry average, 24-hour order entry and same-day shipping on in-stock items, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on almost every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-0405.

 


 

Highly Modular Valve Manifold System from Bosch Rexroth

Series HF02-LG pneumatic valve system from Rexroth with uniform interface

Thanks to its high level of modularity, the new HF02-LG can be integrated in a wide variety of automation concepts.

The HF02-LG series from Rexroth rounds out its standardized range of HF valve manifold systems with a weight-optimized base plate valve featuring high flow rates. The dependable HF family is now available with flow rates of 0.4Cv, 0.7Cv, and 1.4Cv and can be actuated with just one bus connection for all series.

The uniform connection technology for Rexroth valve manifold systems simplifies integration of pneumatics in a wide variety of automation concepts. Thanks to its modular design, the system enables use of multiple plugs and connections for all common field buses, with and without I/O signal processing and supports an integrated Drive & Diagnostic Link. The uniform interface for common field bus control (B-design) permits a simple and clear combination of various valve manifold systems, as well as standardized programming..

The new HF02-LG valve manifold system benefits from a free selection of connection technology. With a flow rate of 0.4Cv with a valve width of 20 mm, the system can accommodate up to 16 valve positions in one unit. An exceptionally modular design makes it possible to change the electrical controller without having to disassemble the valve manifolds. Electrical linking with other valve manifold systems, such as the HF03-LG and the HF04-XF, or individual valves, is simple using Rexroth's module extension.

Robust parallel plug connectors in the base plates facilitate conversion of an HF02-LG valve unit and the plug-in valve makes it possible to exchange valve functions quickly and easily. Another special feature is that the customer can convert the pilot from an internal pilot control to an external pilot control directly on the left end plate.

The HF02-LG provides all valve functions: 2 x 3/2, 5/2, and 5/3. Dual-pressure operation is possible using separate exhaust connections for channels 3 and 5. Pressure zones can be limited to one valve. In principle, the valve manifold system has been designed for an internal working pressure of 36 to 145 psi and can be operated in a temperature range of 32 to 122°F. Up to 32 coils can be actuated with the 44-pin D-Sub high-density plug.

Rexroth provides a user-friendly configurator to assist designers who would like to integrate this valve manifold system in their installation. This online tool lets you easily configure valve units with all their accessories and displays them with a pneumatic circuit diagram or dimensional drawing. The latest enhancement: The user can download the configured unit as a 3-D PDF in which the unit can be rotated on the screen and viewed from all sides.

The HF02-LG valve manifold system is ideal for applications requiring a high level of modularity, such as in machine tools, special-purpose machines, welding technology, or polymer processing..

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for industrial applications and factory automation, mobile applications and renewable energy. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2009 Bosch Rexroth, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around $5.7 billion
(4.1 billion Euro) with 34,200 employees.

For more information please visit: www.boschrexroth-us.com/brp


 

Value Plastics offers two distinct families of quick connect fittings

Value Plastics offers two distinct families of quick connect fittings (quick disconnect
couplings), the XQC Series - Thumb Latch Quick Connects and SBL Series - Side Latch Quick Connect products, for applications covering 1/8” (3.2 mm) through 3/8” (9.5 mm) ID tubing.

XQC Series - Thumb Latch
XQC Series products are produced in acetal and polypropylene in five basic configurations – in- line male, in-line female, male panel mount, female panel mount and elbow, available in open flow and with integral shutoff valves, bring performance, convenience and utility to your tubing applications. Offered in three tubing sizes to fit 1/4" (6.4 mm), 5/16" (8 mm) and 3/8" (9.5 mm) ID flexible tubing, XQC series products may be used with PVC, polyurethane, silicone and other types of flexible tubing. 700 Series single barbs provide increased pulloff resistance when compared to three-barb styles. For versatility, durable XQC Series couplings interchange with other plastic and thumb latch couplings. Bring performance and service to your tubing applications by specifying XQC Series quick connect fittings.

SBL Series - Side Latch
Value Plastics introduces a new concept in quick connect fittings for fluid management
applications. The SBL Series connector system is so intuitive that users just automatically know how to operate it the minute they pick it up. SBL Series quick connect fittings are cost effective and designed to meet your needs for a reusable component for small-bore applications in all fluid delivery areas. Contact us today for free samples and make this exciting new fluid link part of your next design.

The SBL Series range is available in nylon, in two contrasting colors and fits 1/8” (3.2 mm) and 3/16” (4.8 mm) ID tubing, for in-line applications.

Value Plastics®, Inc..
3325 Timberline Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525 USA
Phone: (970) 267-5221
Fax: (970) 267-2064

 



PZB-plus is a newly designed series of 3-finger centric grippers, whose special feature is a central bore designed as a sleeve. This central bore, which is also equipped with female threads for customer-specific add-ons, can be used to supply material or as an ejector. However, it can
also be used to monitor the handling or assembly process with a camera system or to pick up workpieces and centre them using the sleeve during the gripping process, for example. There are also threads integrated on the upper face of the gripper in addition to the threads on the cover plate, to facilitate mounting customer-specific add-ons.

PZB-plus is available in two different stroke length versions, whereby the smaller stroke results in approximately double gripping force. The six sizes from 64 to 200 are fitted with a multitooth guide, as is the case in the premium series PGN-plus and PZN-plus. Therefore, compared with the older PZB classic series, PZB-plus can handle 100 percent higher torques in directions at right angles to the gripping motion. This makes it possible to use smaller grippers than before, and thus to work more economically.

An optional gripping force safety device is also available for PZB-plus, which are spring loaded for ID or OD gripping. The position is monitored either via a magnetic switch or inductive proximity switch, and the hose-free direct connection makes assembly and installation significantly easier.

The comprehensive and sophisticated accessories available for the other plus series will of course also be available for the PZB-plus series. This includes force measurement jaws, quick- change jaws, valves, sensors or jaw blanks.

Don’t miss out on what SCHUNK has to offer at IMTS 2010!
Visit us at Booth W-2000 for all your Automation needs.

About SCHUNK:

SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, workholding systems, and automation components. With their reputation for high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a reliable partner for their customers. For more information, visit www.schunk.comm

 



These grippers are ideal for heavy workpieces..
A toggle mechanism holds the workpiece securely even if the pressure drops.
The addition of optional sensors enables both "open" and "close" position
sensing.

Additional features include:
• Magnetic piston is standard
• Gripper body is hard coated aluminum ensuring abrasion and corrosion
resistance
• Tapped mounting holes on 5 surfaces
• No extra lubrication required
Catalog FKHT-10 can be downloaded at:
http://www.fabco-air.com/pdf/FKHT_toggle_gripper_web.pdf

The bulletin is also available on our literature request form, as well as our
main catalog download page.


Please contact Fabco-Air customer service for additional information on specific
applications or product line availability.


Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped
machine shop and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special
solution you need, so you can build the business you want.

Submit a Request for Quote today!


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

 


 

Encapsulated Power Supplies added to RHINO linee

AutomationDirect has extended its RHINOTM line to include AC/DC switch mode
power supplies encapsulated in an ultra-compact, low profile housing. The new
PSE series is ideal for space-limited applications and can be easily screw
mounted to a panel or equipment chassis. The power supplies can also be DIN
rail mounted using the optional DIN rail mounting kit.

The PSE series features a universal AC input range of 85-264V and is available
in single or dual output models. Output voltage ranges include 5, 12, 15 and 24
VDC; and +/- 12 and +/- 15 VDC. Single output models provide a maximum output
power range from 15 Watts up to 60 Watts, while dual output models provide 15
Watts and 30 Watts. Designed with a double insulated plastic resin housing, no
external grounding is required. Screw terminal blocks provide easy connection
and the series is short circuit and overload protected.

Backed by a 3-year warranty, RHINO PSE series encapsulated power supplies are
RoHS compliant, UL and cUL listed. Prices start at $49.50 for single output
models and $51.75 for dual outputs..

The full line of RHINO power supplies can be seen at
www.automationdirect.com/power-supplies-encapsulated.

AutomationDirect sells over 8,500 feature-packed products through its Online
Automation Superstore and 2,200-page catalog. The company offers its customers
high-quality automation products, which are often priced below the industry
average, 24-hour order entry and same-day shipping on in-stock items,
outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on
almost every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at
www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-0405.

 


 

Subminiature Solenoid Valves Sip a Low 0.65 Watts of Power

Plainville, CT – Gems Sensors & Controls, a market leader in fluid sensing and
control solutions, introduces the energy-efficient E Series family of pneumatic
solenoid valves. E Series solenoid valves are specifically engineered for air
and dry gas applications, and feature a low power consumption of just 0.65
Watts. A nickel-plated body and coil housing construction produces a highly
durable, corrosion resistant valve. Featuring a fast response time, with high-
pressure and high-flow capabilities, E Series solenoid valves are ideal for
application in medical and respiratory healthcare devices, printing machinery
and sorting equipment, automated packaging equipment, or air monitoring
systems.

E Series solenoid valves feature a compact cylindrical body, with diameters
less than ¾-inch (19 mm), and lengths under 2 inches (50.8 mm). Seal and o-ring
options include Viton®, nitrile and EPR and silicone.

They are available in multiple 2- or 3-way configurations including Normally
Open, Normally Closed, and Multi-purpose and Directional Control 3-way models.
E Series valves offer orifice sizes ranging from .032 to .078 inch (.81 to 1.98
mm), and port configurations that include #10-32 straight thread, M5 x 0.8
threads, manifold mount and bottom under-seat port.

Founded in 1955, Gems is a preferred supplier to thousands of OEM companies
across a broad range of industries through out the world due to its extensive
application knowledge, innovative sensor and miniature solenoid valve designs,
and customer centric approach to problem solving. Gems Sensors & Controls is a
leading global manufacturer of: liquid level, flow, and pressure sensors;
solid-state relays and barriers; liquid and pneumatic miniature solenoid
valves; and pre-assembled fluidic systems with facilities in North America,
Europe, and Asia. Gems Sensors & Controls is ISO 9001/13485, UL, and CE
certified. For more product information, contact Gems Sensors & Controls, One
Cowles Road, Plainville, Connecticut 06062. Phone: (800) 378-1600.
www.GemsSensors.com.

 


 

Industrial Specialties Mfg. Offers Plastic & Brass Standard & Custom Orifice Fittingss

Both standard and custom orifices are available from Industrial Specialties, Mfg.  When you need a preset flow or to control the speed of your processes, our orifice inserts can make the difference and getting it right at the design phase ensures reliability and efficiency of the final product.  This is where ISM excels!

The following standard Orifice fittings are available from ISM:

·         Ruby
·         Sapphire
·         Brass
·         Stainless Steel
· Polysulfone
··         Polycarbonate

If one of our standard products doesn't meet your needs, our team of experts will work with your engineers to build a fitting to your specifications.  Many Orifice types are available.  From concept to finish, we will provide the best fit for your application.  All products are produced and typically shipped directly from us to the end user, saving both time and expense.

That's our guarantee!

Typical applications include:

·         Fuel injection systems
·         Automated machinery
·         Furnace/HVAC applications
·         ...and many more

For whatever your miniature pneumatic, vacuum and fluid circuitry components needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will provide the best fit for your application.

Contact one of our experienced professionals today to discuss the solution that's right for you!

Industrial Specialties Mfg.
4091 S. Eliot St.
Englewood, CO  80110
Phone:  303-781-8486
Fax:  303-761-7939
An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company
 

 

Typhoon Blow Gun With a Bent Angle Extension Tip

The Typhoon Blow Gun is now available with 45° Bent Angle Safety Tips to get into hard to reach areas. The tip swivels so that it can be rotated to a desired position and then locked in place. These tips are also available as 12", 24", 36" and 48" length extensions. The high volume blow-off capacity of the Typhoon can be controlled by the variable control trigger, making it equally effective for large and small particle removal.


Coilhose Pneumatics
19 Kimberly Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
P: 732.390.8480
F: 732.390.9693

 


 



In keeping with their objective to provide the best value in industrial control
products, AutomationDirect now offers a selection of popular terminal-block
mounted supplementary protectors, ground terminal blocks, end brackets, and DIN
rail in smaller quantities.

DINnector resettable supplementary protectors are now available in single-piece
and 20 packs. Supplementary protector prices start at $10 for single pieces..

A selection of screw-type terminal block sockets for the protectors, with and
without LED indicators, can now be purchased in both five-packs and 50-pack
quantities, starting at $7 for a five-pack. Terminal block spacers and
separators are available in 10-packs and 50-packs, starting at $3.

Ground terminal blocks rated for size six to 10 AWG wire are available in
quantities of 10 and 50, starting at $24 (10/PK).

DIN rail can now be purchased in packs of two as well as boxes of 10. The 1-
meter pieces start at $6 for a two-pack. End brackets are also available in 10
-packs and 50-packs, starting at $6.50 (10/PK).

To view the full line of Dinnector terminal blocks and accessories, visit:
www.AutomationDirect.com/terminal-blockss.

 


 

PNEUMATIC SAW & CLAMP ASSEMBLY CUTS STEEL PLATE ANYWHERE THERE IS COMPRESSED AIR

A pneumatic saw and quick-clamp assembly that lets users cut steel plate up to 2” thick and 15 ft. wide anywhere there is a 90 psi compressed air supply is
available from ESCO Tool of Holliston, Massachusetts.

ESCO’s APS-438 Air-Powered Saw and Quick-Clamp lets workers take the saw to the steel plate rather than transporting the plate to a large table saw and can
produce square cuts with no HAZ. Featuring a 2” W steel track with two wedge-
style clamps for attaching to the plate, the pneumatic saw mounts on a bracket
that glides along the track using four V-grooved steel wheels.

Providing a cut line indicator gauge to simplify setup and alignment, the
Quick-Clamp’s track comes in 5 to 15 ft. sections and ESCO’s APS-438 Air-
Powered Saw is powered by a 3 HP motor. Designed for maximum rigidity, it
square-cuts steel plate up to 2” thick using fiberglass reinforced blades and
is also ideally suited for cutting boiler tube panels up to 4” thick.

ESCO’s APS-438 Air-Powered Saw and Quick-Clamp sell for $5,795.00 (list) and
are available for rent in the continental USA..

For more information contact:

ESCO Tool
A Unit of Esco Technologies, Inc.
75 October Hill Rd.
Holliston, MA 01746
(800) 343-6926 FAX (508) 359-4145
e-mail: matt@escotool.com
www.escotool.com
 

 

Tolomatic’s new ERD electric rod-style actuator series
designed as economic electric alternative to pneumatic cylinders


The compact ERD electric rod-style actuators are compatible with many NEMA
standard stepper or servomotors for easy, flexible and powerful electric actuator solutions.

HAMEL, Minn. – Tolomatic’s new ERD electric rod-style actuators are designed as
an economical electric alternative to non-repairable pneumatic cylinders and
provide design engineers with a new option for automating manual processes.
Sleek and compact, ERD electric rod-style actuators deliver forces up to 75
pounds (334 N) at speeds up to 40 inches per second (1,016 mm/sec). ERD
actuators are stroke configurable and ship within five days from order entry at
the factory. The products are suitable for a wide variety of applications,
including product change-overs, pick-and-place, sorting and diverting, heat-
staking and more..

“With the growing trend towards use of electric actuators, the new patent
pending ERD electric rod-style actuator provides an alternative to pneumatic
cylinders with the added benefit of greater control of speed, acceleration and
force,” says Aaron Dietrich, electric products manager, Tolomatic. In addition,
the ERD is a very affordable option for automating manual processes and is
particularly exciting for us in that the line opens up the entry level segment
of the market where we have not had catalog products available in the past.”

The ERD electric rod-style actuator is available in body sizes that are
equivalent to 5/8”, 1” and 1.5” bore non-repairable pneumatic cylinders. These
three sizes are available in stroke lengths up to 8, 10 and 12 inches,
respectively, and forces up to 20, 40 and 75 pounds. The three sizes, from
small to large, accept NEMA 11, 17 or 23 frame stepper and servo motors. The
acme lead screw is made of high-performance steel and is available in three
lead sizes per size to optimize speed or force.

“The ERD actuator comes standard with a metric-threaded rod end that makes it
compatible with a wide variety of commercially available accessories,” says
Dietrich. “This makes the conversion from pneumatic to electric even more
convenient.”

ERD products are round bodied, following the footprint of most pneumatic
actuators in this performance class. The rear head of the actuator features an
oversized main bearing to accommodate high thrust loads and provide long life.
The main tube and thrust tube are made of stainless steel for high rigidity and
corrosion resistance, while the metric-threaded nose mount accepts a jam nut
that provides convenient mounting for many applications. Mounting options
include a rear trunnion mount, foot mounts or a front flange mount.

The ERD actuators can accommodate six different sensing or switching choices:
reed, solid state PNP (sourcing) or solid state NPN (sinking), normally open,
flying leads or quick-disconnect. The switches are activated by a standard
internal magnet located inside the thrust tube. Commonly used for end-of-stroke
positioning, these switches allow clamp-on installation anywhere along the
actuator tube. All switches are CE rated and are RoHS compliant for
environmental compatibility..

For more than 50 years, Tolomatic has been a leading supplier of electric
linear actuators, pneumatic actuators and power transmission products for
factory automation. Its extensive product line also includes servo-driven high
-thrust actuators, servomotors and stepper motors, stepper drives and
configured linear-motion systems.

Tolomatic’s electric linear and pneumatic actuators are used in a variety of
industries, including the packaging, material handling, medical, food
processing, automotive, semiconductor and general automation industries. For
more information about the new ERD electric rod-style actuator, contact
Tolomatic, 3800 County Road 116, Hamel, MN 55340. Phone: 763-478-8000 or 800-
328-2174. Web site: www.tolomatic.com
 

 

CLIPPARD INTRODUCES NEW EW SERIES ELECTRONIC VALVES

Cincinnati, Ohio – Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. introduces the new EW
Series electronic valves. Featuring wire leads out of the top of the valve, the
EW Series is available in 2-way or 3-way, Normally-Closed or fully-ported.

The EW Series utilizes the same operating functions as Clippard’s EV/ET line of
electronic valves that have produced billions of cycles of fail-free operation.
The EW line offers flexibility in design with it’s offering of either in-line
or manifold mount options and several DC voltages. Featuring a fast response
time of 5 to 10 milliseconds and a power consumption of just 0.67 watts, the EW
series is ideal for unlimited applications.

For complete details about the EW series, or any of Clippard’s other products,
go to www.clippard.com/ewseries-pol to request a catalog, or call 1-877-245-
6247..

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

 

Single-piece flexible wire duct now available from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect’s Dinosaur self-adhesive flexible wire duct is designed for
transporting wiring to cabinet doors from control panel interiors and for
electronic equipment. Sizes ranging from 0.5 x 0.5 inch to 1.5 x 1.5 inch are
now available in single-piece quantities or cost-saving cartons. With a UL 94V
-0 flammability rating and CSA approval, the duct is made of low-smoke,
halogen-free polypropylene, giving it resiliency to bend and twist without
breaking. Available in gray or white, the flexible duct can be used in extreme
operating conditions up to 176℉. Base perforation on the self-adhesive duct
allows for mounting with rivets or on DIN rail, if desired. Prices start at $98
per case and $3.75 for single pieces. Learn more at
www.automationdirect.com/wire-duct.

 



FABCO-AIR, Inc. now offers proprietary coatings for their aluminum air cylinder
product lines, providing a cost effective alternative to stainless steel. In
rigorous life-cycle testing, coated aluminum products were well protected
against the effects of harsh environments. For a fraction of the cost of 303 or
304 stainless air cylinders, FABCO can deliver superior, corrosion-resistant
aluminum cylinders within 14 to 20 days.
Two Fabco-Air coating approaches are presented here for your consideration.

Fabcoat-1205™ General Corrosion Resistance
Pancake® II cylinder with protective finish
Fabcoat-1205™ is designed to provide protection against galvanic corrosion that
is caused by atmospheric and environmental conditions such as high humidity,
acid rain, salt spray and salt air.

Galvanic Corrosion
In basic terms, galvanic corrosion occurs when dissimilar metals are in contact
or near proximity to each other and are exposed to moisture or even high
humidity. The less noble of the two metals will corrode preferentially while
the more noble material will remain essentially undamaged. For example, an
aluminum cylinder end cap will corrode while the steel fasteners that hold the
assembly together do not.

The rate at which galvanic corrosion occurs increases greatly when the moisture
contains salt or acid. Think of galvanic corrosion as a battery. The less noble
material is the anode, the more noble material is the cathode and the water is
the electrolyte. Water containing salt or acid, for example, is more conductive
than tap water and is therefore a better electrolyte.

Barrier Protection
Fabcoat-1205™ provides a unique barrier film to prevent galvanic corrosion of
dissimilar metals. It encapsulates the component to which it is applied and
provides a non-conductive surface similar to the jacket on an electrical wire.
Because it is chemically bonded to the substrate, it provides a highly durable,
watertight shield against the elements.

Appearance
Fabcoat-1205™ provides a durable, smooth silver finish that is similar in
appearance to natural stainless steel or aluminum.

Performance
•500+ hours ASTM B-117 salt spray protection.
•Excellent protection against UV light degradation.
•Will not blister or lose adhesion when exposed to intermittent or continuous
humidity
•Provides excellent protection against detergents, solvents, lubricants and
fluids

Fabcoat-327™ Caustic and Oxidizer Protection
Unprotected steel, aluminum and even some grades of stainless steel can be
damaged by cleaning solutions. Fabcoat-327™ is designed to protect components
against the harmful effects of detergents, caustic cleaners, and oxidizers
(bleach) that are commonly used in the food service industry.

Failure mechanisms of unprotected metals or common finishes:
•Stress Corrosion - Cleaning solutions can cause intergranular oxidation within
the microstructure of metals. It may not be obvious to the naked eye.
Components can fail when placed under load.
•General Corrosion - Protective finishes such as plating or coating can be
removed with repeated washing. Once removed, bare components are susceptible to
general corrosion.
•Removal of Passive Oxide Surface - Aluminum and stainless steel rely on a
passive oxide layer on the surface of the component for corrosion protection.
Cleaning solutions can penetrate or remove this layer drastically reducing
corrosion resistance.

Appearance
Fabcoat-327™ provides a durable silver finish that is similar in appearance to
natural stainless steel or aluminum.

Performance
•500+ hours ASTM B-117 salt spray protection.
•28 Hours 5% sodium chloride immersion with no stress corrosion cracking.
•Will not blister or lose adhesion when exposed to intermittent or continuous
humidity.
•Provides excellent protection against detergents, solvents, lubricants and
fluids.

For complete assurance that our products will meet or exceed your expectations,
send us your application details. We welcome the opportunity to provide
verification testing of performance in advance of any purchases.

If you would like a copy of this content, a PDF version in available for
download.


Please contact
Fabco-Air customer service for additional information on specific
applications or product line availability.

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped
machine shop and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special
solution you need, so you can build the business you want.

Submit a Request for Quote today!

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


 

Ark-Plas Products, Inc. manufactures In-Line Filter Valves for the removal of
most visible particulate in aqueous solutions and gas streams.


These filters are designed to be used with soft plastic tubing with inner
diameters ranging from 1/8" to 3/8" and are ideal for applications where a
disposable unit may be more desirable. Or, in less critical applications,
filter valves can be flushed for longer duty.

Filter Valve housings are initially offered in Nylon and Polypropylene
materials with either a 100 or 200 mesh Stainless Steel filter or a 45 to 130
micron Polyethylene filter.

Other materials and filter media sizes are available for more stringent
applications.

Free samples and a catalog will be sent upon receipt of your inquiry.


Contact:
Ark-Plas Products, Inc.
165 Industry Lane
Flippin, Arkansas 72634
Telephone: 870-453-2343
Fax: 870-453-2567
Website: http://www.ark-plas.com
Email: info@ark-plas.com

 

Low-cost DC Power Supplies added to RHINO linee

AutomationDirect’s RHINO line of power supplies now includes panel and DIN rail mountable power supplies designed for applications requiring a basic DC voltage power supply. The low-cost supplies
offer high performance and reliability when additional features of higher cost full-featured supplies are not needed.

The panel-mountable RHINO PSS series features rugged aluminum housings allowing for three different mounting orientations. The series is available with universal single-phase input and output voltages of 12 and 24 VDC from 35 to 100 Watts. The high-quality power supplies equipped with overload, overvoltage, and thermal protection are UL recognized, CE marked, RoHS compliant and backed with a
two-year warranty. Prices for the PSS series start at $19.75..

The DIN rail mountable RHINO PSB series is available with universal single and three-phase input and output voltages of 12 and 24 VDC from 15 to 480 Watts. Constructed of rugged plastic and aluminum housings, the power supplies easily install with integral 35mm DIN rail mounting adapters. These high-quality power supplies equipped with overload, overvoltage, and thermal protection are backed with a three-year warranty and are UL listed, CSA certified, CE marked and RoHS compliant. Prices for the PSB series start at $21.50.

The full line of RHINO power supplies can be seen at http://www.automationdirect.com/dcpowersupplies.

AutomationDirect sells over 8,500 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,200-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products, which are often priced below the industry average, 24-hour order entry and same-day shipping on in-stock items, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on almost every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com

 


 

Starcyl STMI Series ISOMETRIC (DIN ISO 15552) Cylinders

“Here we GROW again!

Starcyl Cylinder Inc., is pleased to announce the release of our new STMI Series Cylinder offering. The Starcyl ISO 15552 cylinder offering has the same excellent quality, workmanship and numerous benefits you have come to expect from the complete Starcyl Pneumatic offering.

The new ISO cylinder offers high quality die cast end caps, anodized aluminum barrel, sintered bronze bushing and polyurethane seals. Piston rod material consists of Chromium plated steel or 303 stainless steel.


Starcyl offers a profile barrel on bore sizes of 32mm – 125mm with a 3 – 5 days delivery and a Tie Rod version on 160mm – 320 mm bore sizes with a 7 – 10 days deliveryWe conform to all ISO15552 standards (ISO 6431) and are a direct interchange in form, fit & function with all Global cylinder manufacturers.All Isometric cylinders come with cushion both ends and magnetic piston to accept feedback switches.


All Starcyl products are 100% manufactured, assembled and tested in North America.
For additional information on a competitive quotation and/or product literature, please visit www.starcyl.com or call our head office at 877-STARCYL (782.7295)
“Isn’t it time to take a serious look at the BEST cylinder offering in North America?

 


 

PNEUMATIC SELECTOR VALVES CUSTOMIZED WITH MULTIPLE INPUTS AND OUTPUTS

Custom manufactured pneumatic selector (diverter) stack valves that can handle multiple flows, in multiple directions, with multiple media are available from Conant Controls, Inc. of Medford, Massachusetts.

Conant Custom Selector Valves can be manufactured to specification from a variety of materials such as aluminum, brass, and 316 stainless steel; with O-rings and sleeve materials to handle various media. Featuring virtually unlimited inputs and outputs, designs can range from 1 input to 9 outputs or vise-versa and include distinctive combinations of inputs and outputs.

Designed to simplify piping arrangements and the potential for leakage by eliminating multiple valves, Conant Custom Selector Valves are suitable for any mixing application. Stacking arrangements can range from 2 to 6 high and port sizes from 1/4” to 3/4”. Applications range from manual backups in process control to manufacturing systems and individual product mixers..

Conant Custom Selector Valves are priced according to configuration and design requirements. Price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Conant Controls, Inc.
427 Riverside Ave. / P.O. Box 310
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 395-2240 FAX (781) 395-2329
e-mail: path@conantcontrols.com
www.conantcontrols.com

 


 

A complete line of Large and Small In-line Filters is now available from Industrial Specialties Mfg.

Large In-Line Filters  Barb sizes include: 1/4", 5/16", and 3/8". Housing Materials include Acrylic and Acetal with Nylon or Polyester screens.  With an overall length of 4".  The large In-Line Filters are designed for use in a number of different applications.  The robust housing design can withstand higher pressure situations and is resistant to alcohol and fuel.

Small In-Line Filterss

If one of our standard products does not meet your needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will also provide custom modifications to fit the user's exact specifications.  All products are produced and typically shipped directly from us to the end user, saving both time and expense.

For whatever your miniature pneumatic, vacuum and fluid circuitry components needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will provide the best fit for your application.

Contact one of our experienced professionals today to discuss the solution that's right for you!

Industrial Specialties Mfg.
4091 S. Eliot St.
Englewood, CO  80110
Phone:  303-781-8486
Toll Free:  800-781-8487
Fax:  303-761-7939

 


 

Cat5e Ethernet patch cables available from Automation Direct

AutomationDirect now offers Cat5e Ethernet patch cables in eight colors and three foot to 50 foot lengths. The straight and crossover patch cables support up to 1000 Mbps, and are designed to reduce the effects of electromagnetic interference by incorporating a single metal foil shield which wraps round the entire set of four twisted shielded pairs. The robust RJ45 connectors are also shielded against electrical interference. Our 350 MHz cables exceed all Cat5e TIA/EIA standards, and
drastically reduce both impedance and structural return loss (SRL) when compared to standard 100 MHz cables. With prices starting at $5.00, these cables help create solid, reliable Ethernet networks
with any application. Learn more at www.automationdirect.com/ethernet.

 

Fabco-Air offers Nexen Rod Locks!

RLSS Series

New generation of linear holding/locking devices take rod locking technology to the next level. With superior performance, these spring-engaged, air-released units supplement air cylinders and guide
rods for holding in power-off/e-stop situations. High clamping forces ensure positive holding with minimal air required for release.

Static Rod Locks deliver precision holding with virtually no backlash, providing high accuracy in demanding applications. These spring-engaged, air-released units come in both ISO and NFPA sizes and will accept standard accessories.

The Rod Lock's large clamping surface ensures high clamping/holding force and offers models for use on a pneumatic cylinder or as a stand-alone unit on a guide rod. You can further increase holding forces by stacking multiple Rod Locks together. The patent pending design is sealed and features a natural brushed aluminum finish or a corrosion-resistant, anodized finish. Whatever your application, precision operation with hassle-free performance comes standard with each compact unit.

Features:
-No Rod Displacement on Engagement
-Large Clamping Surface
-IP67 Rated [exceeds NEMA 4X]
-Fast Response Timee
-Extremely Low Backlash
-Spring-Engaged Units
-Profile Matches Cylinder
-4 bar [60 psi] Release Pressure

Benefits:
-Maintains Accurate Positioning
-Consistent Clamping Force
-High Cycle Rates, Accuracy
-Precision Holding
-Holds Load During Power/Pressure Loss
-Compact Unit, Easy Integration
-Broad Application

Please contact
Fabco-Air customer service for additional information on specific applications or product line availability.

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped machine shop and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special solution you need, so you can build the business you want.

Submit a Request for Quote today!
Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com
 

 

Solenoid Valves Designed for High Pressure, High Flow Applicationss

The Spartan Scientific Series 4700 valves are 2 way, 2 position, normally open or normally closed, pilot diaphragm operated solenoid valves specifically designed for high flow, high pressure applications such as condensation removal, carwashes, autoclaves and irrigation control. These
valves, with orifice sizes of 20mm to 25mm and port sizes of ¾” and 1.0” NPT are offered with a standard manual override. Depending on port size, the 4700 operates in a pressure range of 4.5 to
220 psi and has a flow factor of 9.1Cv to 14Cv. The encapsulated coil is a quick connect DIN 43650 Form “A” design and is compatible with air, oil, gas, water and fuel. The 4700 has an ambient temperature range of -15°C to +50°C.

Spartan Scientific is certified to ISO 9001 with design. The Series 4700, like all Spartan
Scientific products, is manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications and options can be found at www.spartanscientific.com or by calling Bob Howard at
330-758-8446 x 122.

Spartan Scientific
P O Box 9792
Boardman, OH 44513
Tel: (330) 758-8446
Fax: (330) 758-3314

 



The new DRG 2-Finger Radial Gripper from SCHUNK is perfect for difficult handling tasks. The gripper shows its strength the most when used in dirty working environments. It is excellently suited for loading and unloading of wet machining centers, grinding machines, lathes or milling machines. Other applications are in painting plants, powder processing or underwater.

The robust gripper by SCHUNK, the leader in automation components, fulfills the IP67 protection requirements, which means that no materials from the working environment can get inside the unit. The sealed DRG gripper is an all-purpose unit and depending on the individual application, it can be ordered with gripping force safety device or as a high-temperature version. The end position can be optionally monitored via inductive proximity switches or magnetic switches.

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


 

Fabco-Air is happy to announce another new product: The FGXS Series Air Slide Table.
 

Series FGXS is a twin bore, precision table slide that employs a rail bearing system
for smooth operation, and dowel holes and slots on the table surface for accurate,
repeatable work piece mounting.

Additional features include:
• Side mounting - body tapped or through hole
• Axial mounting - body end tapped
• Standard magnetic pistons and sensor mounting slots.
• Adjustable stroke and shock absorber options.
Catalog FGXS-10 can be downloaded at:
http://www.fabco-air.com/pdf/FGXS_slide_table_web.pdf

The bulletin is also available on our literature request form, as well as our main
catalog download page.


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

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped machine shop
and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special solution you need, so you
can build the business you want.

Submit a Request for Quote today!


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


 

Ultra-thin Indicator Light Retro-fits Existing Applicationss

Canfield Connector’s Interposed Lighted Wafer is a state of the art, electronic
lighting indicator module for installation between a DIN type coil and it’s mating
connector. The ultra-thin iLW’s surface mount technology and high luminescence
Gallium Arsenide LED allows it to retrofit existing applications or to be used in
conjunction with unlighted connectors. The iLW is MINI standard but also is available
for Sub-Micro 8mm, Sub-Micro 9.4mm, DIN 43650 Form “A”/ISO 4400, and EN 175301-
803:2000 retrofits. It is NEMA 4 and IP 65 dust tight and water resistant and is not
polarity dependent. Designed to “sandwich” between the connector and the coil, the
iLW can be installed several times without degrading the contact surfaces and operates
in an ambient temperature range of -20° to +90°C.

Canfield Connector is certified to ISO 9001 with design and the Series iLW is proudly
manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications can
be found at www.canfieldconnector.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8299 x 122.

Canfield Connector
8510 Foxwood Court
Youngstown, Ohio 44514
Tel: (330) 758-8299
Fax: (330) 758-8912
 

 

VACUUM CHECK VALVES FEATURE LOW CRACKING PRESSURE

A line of check valves that were specifically designed for vacuum system applications
and eliminate the use of pressure check valves with stiffer springs is available from
Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver CheckVac™ Valves are designed for all industrial vacuum applications where
vacuum loss prevention is required and feature low 0.17 psi cracking pressure with
flow rates up to 63 CV. Unlike pressure check valves, these vacuum check valves
optimize system performance by not wasting the pump’s power opening stiffer springs; resulting in up to four times better flow.

Allowing the use of smaller vacuum pumps in many applications, Anver CheckVac™ Valves are made from a leak-free, seamless, one-piece anodized aluminum body with a smooth bore and have a plastic valve element with a specially tempered stainless steel spring and an O-ring seal. Designed to operate in any orientation, they are offered in 1/4”
through 2” NPT sizes.

Anver CheckVac™ Valves are priced from $9.99 up, depending upon size. Visit
http://www.anver.com/document/vacuum%20components/vacuum%20valves/valve-check.shtml

For more information contact::

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


 

SCHUNK PRG 2-Finger Radial Gripper

The new PRG 2-Finger Radial Gripper from SCHUNK combines high gripping moments with small dimensions. The integrated pneumatic oval piston drive guarantees maximum power density.

Radial gripping motions are often achieved by integrating a slotted link gear.
Existing links cause an extreme reduction in the gripping moment, if the opening
angles are rather small. SCHUNK has found a solution for such an application; the
patented Single-Pin guide rail which ensures a constant closing moment throughout the gripping range. The new PRG did not change in dimensions and can reliably grip larger
workpieces or workpieces with a larger tolerance range. In addition, innovative
dampening, which is directly integrated in the drive rod, allows short cycle times and
a much longer admissible finger length.

The multifunctional PRG has an adjustable stroke to fit the individual application and
is also available with a gripping force safety device, in a high-temperature version
and with three different opening angles (30° / 60° / 90°). The end position can be
optionally monitored by inductive proximity switches or magnetic switches.

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

 


 

Metal Handle Retro-Fit Kit for Coilhose Cannon® High Force Blow Gun

Coilhose Pneumatics introduces an extended trigger system for its popular high force blow gun, the Coilhose Cannon®.

This metal handle retro-fit kit enables the user to more easily operate the gun while wearing protective gloves in the workplace environment.

This attachable assembly is a long lever style mechanism by which the user can activate the power-assisted button-style trigger of the gun.

Each kit contains a trigger assembly, pin, “o”-rings (2), bushing, hex screws (2), 1/8” Allen wrench, and a easy-to-follow set of instructions with a line art diagram.

No additional tools are needed for installation! The only tool required for assembling this handle kit to the existing gun body is the Allen wrench already included with the kit.

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The Coilhose Cannon® may be used to remove heavy or stubborn debris in industrial or outdoor environments involving textiles, paper/ pulp, scrap metal, wood, concrete, asphalt, sewer, etc. or also in mining, shipyards, rail yards, heavy construction, and other areas that require extreme blow-off applications.

Coilhose Cannon High Force Air Blow Gun Standards
• For use with tow-behind or large capacity compressors
• Made from durable materials: die cast aluminum, machined brass, aluminum and stainless steel
• Two style tips available: standard safety nozzle tip or multi-jet nozzle tip
• Choice of standard 2 inch, or 24 inch, or 48 inch extensions
• Suggested Inlet pressure of at least 90 PSI
• Recommended hose I.D. of at least 1/2 inch
• Air supply via a 3/4 inch female inlett
• Conforms to OSHA standards

Coilhose Pneumatics
19 Kimberly Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
P: 732.390.8480
F: 732.390.9693
 


 



Series FVEN features NAMUR mounting, capable of attaching directly to the actuator
without additional manifolding. Available in single or double solenoid models, with a
100% (continuous) duty cycle, Series FVEN is a perfect fit for your application.


Additional features::
• High flow design ideal for operating ø20 ~ ø80 bore cylinders.
• Low 30 psi minimum operating pressures deliver high internal shifting force to
deliver consistently reliable operation.
• Housings are precision machined and hard anodized for low friction.
• Low friction seals have high abrasion resistance to provide longer service life.
• Can be used with or without lubrication.
• Special coils have low power consumption and use DIN 43650 electrical
connectors for wiring.

Bulletin FVEN-10 can be downloaded at:
http://www.fabco-air.com/pdf/FVEN_valves_web.pdf

The bulletin is also available on our literature request form, as well as our main
catalog download page.
Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped machine shop
and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special solution you need, so you
can build the business you want.

Submit a Request for Quote today!


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

 

Ark-Plas Products, Inc. manufactures a complete line of flexible tubing for pneumatic and fluid applications.

Ark-Plas tubing is available in virtually every increment from 1/16” ID to 1/2” ID.
Coiled tubing, with working lengths from 5 feet to 20 feet, is fabricated from
Polyurethane, in all standard colors.

Metric sized tubing is also available from 1.5 MM ID to 6.5 MM ID.

Ark-Plas tubing is available in Polyurethane, Vinyl, VyplasTM, Polypropylene,
Polyethylene, EthelplasTM, and Nylon materials. Tubing is also available in these
color choices: Natural-Clear, Black, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, White, and Transparent
Blue, Transparent Red, Transparent Green, and Transparent Yellow.

Free samples and a catalog will be sent to all making an inquiry.

Contact: Ark-Plas Products, Inc.
165 Industry Lane
Flippin, Arkansas 72634
Telephone: 870-453-2343
Fax: 870-453-2567

Website:http://www.ark-plas.com

Email: info@ark-plas.com

 

New roller-screw option on Tolomatic’s integrated servomotor actuator (IMA) makes it the longest lasting integrated electric actuator

New roller-screw option available on IMA rod-style linear actuators provides significantly higher service life at forces up to 3,300 pounds.

HAMEL, Minn. – Tolomatic’s integrated-motor rod-style actuator (IMA) is now capable of delivering up to 3,300 pounds of force when equipped with the new roller-screw option. The Tolomatic IMA incorporates a hollow core rotor and skewed motor windings into its unique servomotor design for an extremely compact package with increased dynamic performance and service life compared to traditional rod-style actuators. The IMA’s unique integrated motor design is well suited for applications such as pressing, clamping, valve control, spot welding and volumetric filling.

“With the addition of the roller-screw option, the service life of the IMA increases by about ten times or more in high-force applications,” says Aaron Dietrich, electric product manager, Tolomatic. “In fact, in an IMA 44, the estimated life of the roller-screw is about ten million inches of travel at a mean force of 2,000 pounds. The standard ball screw on the IMA offers better efficiency and economy, but the roller screw option offers higher force, better accuracy and longer service life in high-force applications.”

The hollow core rotor design allows the nut of the screw to pass inside the rotor to provide a very compact package. “This can decrease overall actuator length by as much as 18 inches compared to standard actuators due to the elimination of a separate motor, motor mount and gearbox. In addition, the skewed stator windings minimize the cogging of the motor to provide smoother, more efficient motion and improved force repeatability,” says Dietrich. The compact footprint and efficient operation of the IMA, combined with the flexibility of control from an electric actuator, makes the IMA a powerful and viable alternative for replacing fluid power cylinders, he says.

The Tolomatic IMA with the new roller-screw option can exert a force of up to 3,300 pounds and move a top speed of about 12 inches per second. The IMA is available with a choice of motor voltages in any incremental stroke length from 6 inches to18 inches. Built with Tolomatic’s Endurance Technology features for maximum durability and extended service life, the IMA has a patent-pending lead-screw lubrication system that allows easy re-lubrication without disassembly. Tolomatic’s sizing and selection software makes selecting an IMA easy. All orders are built-to-order and shipped with Tolomatic’s industry leading five-day delivery.

For more than 50 years, Tolomatic has been a leading supplier of electric linear actuators, pneumatic actuators and power transmission products for factory automation. Its extensive product line also includes servo-driven high-thrust actuators, servo and stepper motors, stepper drives and configured linear-motion systems. Tolomatic’s electric linear and pneumatic actuators are used in a variety of industries, including the packaging, material handling, medical, food processing, automotive, semiconductor and general automation industries. For more information about the new roller screw option on Tolomatic’s IMA integrated-motor rod-style actuator, contact Tolomatic, 3800 County Road 116, Hamel, Minn. Phone: 763-478-8000 or 1-800-328-2174. Website: www.tolomatic.comm.
 

 

Quincy Compressor Helps Industry Tackle the High Cost of Producing Compressed Air

BAY MINETTE, AL, Quincy Compressor announced today the release of its new QGV family of Variable Speed Drive air compressors which operates efficiently to reduce energy costs.

The QGV line is a complete family of variable speed compressors, with models from 20 to 200 horsepower. These innovative products allow customers to lower the energy consumption associated with producing compressed air, thereby lowering operating overhead and carbon footprint. The new QGV line is versatile as well, capable of operating continuously at full speed, if required. The Quincy QGV, available from 20-200 horsepower, can function as a base-load machine, providing fully rated capacity, or as a trim machine. In the trim position, the QGV only supplies the air required by the system while maintaining the target pressure within +/- 2 psi. The QGV can supply as little as 15% of full-load capacity, providing substantial energy savings over start/stop or modulating compressors. Other features include:
- Sound levels as low as 68 dB(A)
- Full-color touch screen control
- Real-time monitoring with performance trending
- Efficient operation to lower a customer’s carbon footprint
- Typically saves 35% energy versus traditional air compressors
- 75 to 150 PSIG operation
- Integrated Networking feature allows for automatic sequencing with applicable models
- Royal Blue Warranty- 10 year airend, 5 years on major components

About Quincy Compressor:
Since 1920, Quincy Compressor has been a leading manufacturer and supplier of air compressors, vacuum pumps and air treatment components. Quincy is headquartered in Bay Minette, AL, with manufacturing operations in Quincy, IL, and Kunshan, China. For more information about Quincy Compressor, please visit www.quincycompressor.com, or view the Meet Quincy Compressor video for a historical look at the people and products of Quincy Compressor.
 

 

Cumming, GA  AutomationDirect has added a new line of Bryant wiring devices to its product offering. A full line of locking and straight blade plugs, connectors and receptacles are available in 15, 20, and 30 amp models..

Locking plugs and connectors constructed with impact and chemical-resistant nylon housings feature an internal Triple Gripper® cord clamp which automatically centers
and secures the cord. Double wall construction provides extra durability; the configuration-specific plug face surrounds plug blades to prevent infiltration of
contaminants. Each terminal cover is imprinted with amperage, voltage and NEMA configuration on the face for easy identification and extended “teardrop” wiring
pockets and backed-out captive terminal screws simplify wiring. Locking plugs start at $6.255

Locking receptacles are designed with back and side wiring terminals that accept 14 to 8 gauge solid or stranded conductor wires. Molded of rugged reinforced
thermoplastic polyester, the base minimizes heat buildup and resists breakage. Heavy-duty nickel-plated mounting straps are grounded for safe installations. NEMA
rating and configurations are molded into the toughened nylon face for easy identification. Receptacle prices start at $4.75.

Straight blade devices are available in 15 to 30 amp sizes. A universal cord grip design accepts .300-inch to .655-inch (7.6mm to 16.6mm) wire sizes. Prices for
straight blade plugs and connectors start at $6.25.

Available high-visibility lockouts provide additional protection. The OSHA lockout/tagout regulation compliant devices protect against unexpected start-up of
equipment during maintenance and repair work. To accommodate a full range of plug designs and ratings, the lockouts are available in three sizes. Lockout prices start
at $12.25.

A variety of accessories includes stainless steel receptacle plates, starting at $1.50, angle adapters for 20 and 30 amp plugs and connectors for $14.25, and weather
boots starting at $9.25.

Learn more about the UL approved and CSA certified Bryant wiring devices at www.automationdirect.com/wiring-devices.

AutomationDirect sells over 8,500 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,200-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-
quality automation products, which are often priced below the industry average, 24-hour order entry and same-day shipping on in-stock items, outstanding sales and
technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on almost every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-
0405.

 


 

CLIPPARD INTRODUCES NEW LEVER VALVES

These new manually-operated 3- or 4- way spool valves have 1/4” NPT ports for easy access. The operation is either detented or momentary. Offering pressure ranges
from
0 to 150 psig, plus an operating temperature of 32 to 140°F, these new Lever Valves can be used in unlimited applications.

The Lever Valves are available with either a base or panel mount providing for ease of installation.

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

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc..
7390 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45239
513-521-4261
http://www.clippard.com/levervalves-pol
 

 

Bimba Introduces its First Rod-Type Electric Actuator

Monee, IL — After more than 50 years of pneumatic leadership, Bimba announced today the introduction of its first ever, rod-type electric actuator,
the Original Line Electric (OLE).

OLE actuators are designed, built, and tested to provide the longest life, greatest durability, highest speed, and most thrust per dollar. With speeds up to 22 inches
per second, strokes to 18 inches standard, and thrusts up to 350 pounds, these new actuators can address a wide range of applications. The unique modular design can
be ordered with or without motors and drivers’ from Bimba, enabling engineers to use their preferred stepper or servo brand.

“This is our most exciting new product launch in more than 10 years,” said Scott Meldeau, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bimba. “Now we can meet our
customers' electric actuation needs with the same value for which they've come to rely on our pneumatic solutions, including easy configuration and ordering, on-time
delivery, competitive price and superior quality.”

The OLE product line is available in 1.5, 2, and 3 inch diameters with standard options including trunnion, block front, clevis, pivot, and foot mounts, reverse
parallel motor mounts with rear pivot or clevis, step motors, drivers, encoders, brakes, washdown ratings, female rod threads, and switches.

All OLE models are available four working days from receipt of order on orders of 5 units or fewer, and are covered by a 1-year warranty. For detailed performance,
selection, and ordering information visit: http://www.bimba.com/ole

About Bimba
Bimba Manufacturing is a forward-thinking innovator of actuation technology, specializing in providing cutting-edge solutions to engineering challenges. Its
capabilities include an extensive line of industry-leading air cylinders, rotary actuators, linear thrusters, rodless cylinders, flow controls and position-sensing
cylinders. In addition to its broad line of standard catalog products, nearly half of the company’s business consists of custom and semi-custom products designed for
specific customers and applications. These products, used in machinery and automation, are sold to original equipment manufacturers and end-users throughout the world in an expanding variety of industries.
 

 

VACUUM LIFTER FEATURES REDUNDANT VACUUM SYSTEMS

A new fail-safe, dual circuit vacuum lifter that incorporates two vacuum systems in one for handling high-value loads that absolutely cannot be dropped is being
introduced by Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver’s Dual Circuit Vacuum Lifter features all-welded steel construction and is powered by two independent vacuum system circuits, including check valves for each,
two separate reservoirs, and filters. Designed for high-value loads where a redundant system is desired, various sized beams, cross arms, and vacuum pads are offered
and hooks are included for safety straps.

Custom built in capacities up to 60,000 lbs., Anver’s Dual Circuit Vacuum Lifter features hand-replaceable quick-change ring vacuum sealing cups.
It can be powered by either compressed-air or electric vacuum pumps and options include electric or hydraulic actuated powered tilting systems. Suction cup materials
can be selected to match specific load requirements.

Anver’s Dual Circuit Vacuum Lifter is priced from $14,950.00 up, depending upon configuration and capacity. Pricing is available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 017499
(800) 654-3500 FAX (978) 568-1570
www.anver.com
 

 

With Price Reductions of Up to 70 Percent, Enfield Technologies Makes Proportional Pneumatic Control More Affordable

Thanks to some innovative engineering, Enfield Technologies has reached an important goal - making a complete proportional pneumatic control system much more affordable.

"We wanted to bring proportional pneumatics to new audiences," said Ed Howe, Enfield Technologies' President. "In motion control, that means a pneumatic actuator with intermediate positioning needs to break the $1,000 price barrier. We beat that target by a wide margin, with the total price of a basic system coming down from $1,841 to $884 - a reduction of 52 percent."

A basic positioning system includes a proportional valve and control electronics manufactured by Enfield Technologies paired with a pneumatic actuator and a position
sensor provided by a variety of highly regarded partner companies. The same valves and control electronics used in motion control are also used for proportional pressure, flow, and force regulation applications.

During the last 18 months, Enfield Technologies has revised its sourcing and manufacturing processes. They have also reengineered several key products, adding new features, improving performance and reducing costs. This has allowed the company to offer price reductions averaging 42 percent on its primary components. For
example, the LS-C10 controller dropped 70 percent, from $564 to $169.20, and the LS-V25s proportional valve dropped 45 percent, from $721 to $396.60. Enfield
Technologies has also implemented volume discounts and an additional 5 percent bundle discount (bundle kits include a controller, valve and cable).

Enfield Technologies has added more than 35 technical resellers and integration partners over the last year. The company has also launched several new products,
including the Enfinity System (C2 controller and M2 valves). "Expanded distribution and new products have led to growth and increased volumes," Howe said, "which has
led to further cost reductions that we are passing along to our customers.";

For more information, visit enfieldtech.com/affordable/

Contact:

Ed Howe
Enfield Technologies
35 Nutmeg Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
P) 800-504-3334
203-375-3100
E) info@enfieldtech.com
W) enfieldtech.com

 

Industrial Specialties Mfg.. introduces the CV Series of plastic diaphragm Check Valves.

These light weight Check Valves are available in single or multi-barb configurations as well as a smooth straight port. With a cracking pressure as low as 1/2 psi, these Check Valves are ideal for vacuum or pressure situations. The design is intended for use in air but may be used in some vapor, gas and fluid systems, depending on the properties of the vapor, gas or fluids.

Other Features:

- 5 port sizes
- 3 body materials
- Multiple diaphragm materials
- Recommended for systems between 3 and 15 psi of vacuum or pressure
- Sonically welded which will not come apart under recommended conditions
- Functional reliability from -20 to 210º F

If one of our standard products does not meet your needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will also provide custom modifications to fit the user's exact specifications. All products are produced and typically shipped directly from us to the end user, saving both time and expense.

For whatever your miniature pneumatic, vacuum and fluid circuitry components needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will provide the best fit for your application.

Contact one of our experienced professionals today to discuss the solution that's right for you!

Industrial Specialties Mfg.
4091 S. Eliot St.
Englewood, CO  80110
Phone:  303-781-8486
Fax:  303-761-7939

 

AutomationDirect Cuts Programming Software Price to Free

Cumming, GA In keeping with its philosophy of always offering the best value in the automaton industry, AutomationDirect has recently cut the price of its Think & Do programming software for their WinPLC processor from $695 to free. Before this price cut, the lowest cost option for programming the WinPLC processor with Think & Do was purchase of a Think & Do WinPLC-only programming package for $695. Now, customers can download the Think & Do v8.04 Keyless Development Demo package for PC-based control for free. The free Demo is offered as a download only, but it includes the same development software that customers receive when they purchase the full Think
& Do development package for $1,895.

Like most industrial automation controller programming software, Think & Do consists of a development package that runs on a PC, and one or more runtime keys that
reside on real-time industrial controller application targets. The free Think & Do Demo package has no limits when it comes to development, only in terms of runtime targets. But, these limits don’t affect the WinPLC as it comes pre-loaded with Windows CE and Think & Do runtime software. This means that customers can download the Think & Do v8.04 Keyless Development Demo package for free, create software applications with Think & Do, and download these applications to an unlimited number of WinPLC targets.

For real-time industrial controller targets not pre-loaded with Think & Do runtime software, the Development Demo package has certain runtime limits. Runtime use is
restricted to unlimited sessions up to 30 minutes each for 30 days. These sessions allow ample time for testing and proof of concept, but aren’t intended for use in
actual real-time industrial control applications. The Demo package also doesn’t include the software CD, the Quick Start Guide and the USB Runtime hardware key
supplied with the $1,895 Think & Do v8.04 Development package.

The Think & Do v8.04 Keyless Development Demo package features Flow Chart programming, an integrated HMI creator, advanced data manipulation and data exchange with business applications such as from an ERP systems and spreadsheets. Also included are an SQL database interface, and an OPC client and server. The software comes with a CD-ROM, a USB hardware runtime key and a QuickStart guide. System requirements are the Windows 2000, XP or Vista operating system running on a Pentium IV processor with at least 256MB RAM and 750MB hard disk space. The development system must also include a CD-ROM drive, an Ethernet adapter, a 64MB or higher video adapter and minimum 800x600 monitor resolution.

The WinPLC with Think & Do Runtime is a 100 MHz WinPLC processor module pre-loaded with Windows CE and Think & Do runtime software. The WinPLC plugs into the CPU slot of any DL205 base. It includes 8 Mbyte flash ROM, 8 Mbyte RAM, a built-in Ethernet port and a serial port.

Technical information, pricing and delivery for the complete line of Think and Do and WinPLC products can be found at www.automationdirect.com..

 



Series FJU, available in standard and non-rotating models, is specially designed for limited space applications. Rectangular design, with tapped and through holes,
presents mounting surfaces on the rod end, cap end, sides and bottom.

FJU Series cylinders interchange with popular competitor models. Please contact customer service for interchange info.

Additional features::
• Light weight, compact body saves space.
• Hard anodized aluminum for corrosion resistance.
• Hard chrome plated steel piston rod.
• Magnetic piston is optional for all bores sizes.
• 4 extruded slots enable sensor mounting on top or bottom surface of cylinder.

Catalog FJU.K-10 can be downloaded at:
http://www.fabco-air.com/pdf/FJU_multimount_web.pdf

The bulletin is also available on our literature request form, as well as our main catalog download page..
Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped machine shop and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special solution you need,
so you can build the business you want.

 



One of the biggest problemss
pneumatic drains have is the complex
installation procedure compared to a
timer drain. Well, those days are gone.

The POD drains are simple
to install, do not require electricity and do not require control air.

The POD is a demand drain.
Its large orifice and robust design are
made for installation under air receivers, after coolers, compressors and large dryers etc.

Two sizes, a 1/2" and a
3/4" model are available. Combined they cover all compressor capacities.

Both models include top and side inlet options to offer even more installation
simplicity. For routine checking purposes they both have test features.

Jorc Industrial
1146 River Rd
New Castle, DE 19720
302-395-0310
eric@jorc.com

 

Metal Work releases PNEUMO POWER a pneumatically driven 24vdc electric generator.

Supplies 24V electric power via an M8 connector..

Compressed air to power the generator can be supplied merely by connecting a pipe to the 1/8” threaded port. To interrupt energy production, all you have to do is to
switch off the compressed air supply by means of a cock or solenoid valve.

Voltage remains constant irrespective of  changes in input pressure or the load applied (within the limits specified in the catalogue).

An easy-to-read light display shows the status of the appliance at all times.

The generator's electric power can be used to power:
- control units, such as the PLC and PC
- wireless receiver-transmitter nodes
- all the sensors and actuators in the area covered by wireless nodes
- to operate emergency lights and in general when a 24VDC power supply is required

Metal Work Pneumatic USA, Inc.
1120 Eden Road, Suite 106
Arlington, TX 76001
(Tel) 817-701-4000 (Fax) 817-701-4004
metalwork@metalwork.org

 

Bimba Introduces Pneumatic Isolation Valves as Addition to Air Prep Product Line

Today, Bimba Manufacturing introduced a new safety valve (lock out – tag out style) to its line of Air Preparation Products. Current OSHA and ANSI/PMMI standards1
require a lockout valve installed on all air-operated equipment to isolate the equipment from its air supply and to exhaust all downstream air pressure making the equipment safe for maintenance.

The Pneumatic Isolation Valve (PIV Series) is available in nine sizes, from 1/4" to 1-1/2" with a full range of accessories to help companies conform to these standards. Many competitive models fail to comply with these standards due to reduced-sized exhaust ports and designs that can be locked in a “partially on” condition.

“We feel the addition of this pneumatic energy isolation valve will help our customers improve safety in their plant and conform to current industry requirements set
forth by OSHA and ANSI/PMMI,” said Jerry Scherzinger, Bimba’s Air Preparation Product Manager. “We remain focused on our growing line of air preparation equipment and these new safety valves perfectly complement Bimba’s line of air prep products.”

The new PIV Series catalog is available in electronic format on the Bimba website. Learn more about Bimba’s Pneumatic Isolation Valve, reference safety standards and
view real-time pricing and delivery information at www.bimba.com.

 


 

VENTURI VACUUM PUMPS DESIGNED FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

A line of compact, multi-stage venturi vacuum pumps that use low air pressure without sacrificing performance, for use in a wide range of auto-mation applications, is
available from Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver Air-Miser™ MSP-AM Series Multi-Stage Air-Driven Vacuum Pumps feature an internal design which requires only 45 psi (3.1 bar) air pressure, about half that of
conventional venturi-style vacuum pumps. Ideally suited for a wide range of automation applications, they provide a reliable 100% duty cycle with performance equal
to conventional pumps and run quieter..

Made from anodized aluminum with brass nozzles, Anver Air-Miser™ MSP-AM Series Multi-Stage Air-Driven Vacuum Pumps are offered in five sizes from 0.06 to 0.64 SCFM @ 24” Hg and measure 3.78” L x 1.26” W x98” H (96 mm x 32 mm x 24.9 mm), include a 2.76” tall x 1” W (70 mm x 24 mm) muffler, and are offered with adapters for G to NPT attachment.

Anver Air-Miser™ MSP-AM Series Multi-Stage Air-Driven Vacuum Pumps are priced from $115.00 ea., depending upon model. Literature and price quotations are available
upon request..

For more information contact:

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

 


 

SCHUNK DPGplus: Sealed Two-Finger Parallel Gripper, Now In New Sizes

The successful DPGplus series of sealed 2-finger parallel grippers has been extended with sizes 240 and 300. The pneumatic drive with oval pistons and the multi-tooth
guides ensure the user precise and reliable gripping. This ensures a high level of machine up time and high returns from your production and assembly applications..
The DPGplus sealed 2-finger parallel gripper is an expert at handling rough or dirty workpieces. It is perfectly suited for loading and unloading in harsh
environments, like grinding machines, lathes, and milling machines. It is also suitable for use in painting systems, powder coating systems, or underwater.
The sealed grippers of the DPG-plus series feature sealing class IP 67 for the highest sealing in its class, with moments between 30 Nm and 160 Nm, (22 Ft-lb-118 Ft-
lb) depending on the direction of load and size of the unit and grip forces up to 11,700 N (2,630 lbf). The high sealing class and performance are made possible by
combining a multi-tooth guide with a round sealing surface of the base jaws toward the outside.

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


 

Herkules Pneumatic Scissor Lift Table with Tilt and Rotate

Herkules Equipment Corporation has designed and built a new Scissor Lift Table that Tilts and Rotates, providing a unique solution for certain applications. This
lift system was specifically requested for an application that raises, spins and tilts large containers of special liquids during the production process which
improves the ergonomic conditions for workers. The tilt is limited to an angle of 10 degrees maximizing control during the process. The manual rotate turns 360
degrees and the air brake allows it to be securely locked in any position for ease of processing and operator safety.

Manually rotating the 42” x 64” platform is effortless due to the high grade bearing used within the lift system. Push and pull forces are as low as 5 pounds.
Rotation can be performed in both directions, providing maximum flexibility.

The lift system has a 4,000 lb capacity, with a full raised height of 32”. All controls are located on one remote pedestal.

Herkules Equipment Corporation has been manufacturing Pneumatic Lifting Equipment for over 25 years, including (standard and custom); Lift Tables, Lift & Rotates,
Lift & Tilts, Operator Lifts, Power Rotate Systems, Lifts for Integration, Cart Positioners, and Pallet Positioners. Herkules has now expanded its’ product offerings
under a new brand name, Enkon Systems, that includes Electric Lift Systems and Hydraulic Lift Systems.

For more product information, please contact Herkules at 800-444-4351, or at info@herkules.us or visit our website at www.herkules.us. Check out our newest website, www.enkonsystems.com.

Herkules Equipment Corporation
2760 Ridgeway Courtt
Walled Lake, MI 48390-1662
Phone: 248-960-7100
Fax: 248-960-7109
Email: info@herkules.us
Website: www.herkules.us

 


 

Ark-Plas Products, Inc.Announces New Fitting and Tubing Kits

Ark-Plas Products kits are assembled from a variety of Commercial Grade Fittings or Quick Disconnect Luer Fitting, and are made available in Nylon, and Polypropylene
material. Luer Fitting Kits are also available in Polycarbonate. Each kit is shipped in a durable, reusable container with an identification card for easy reference
to all included parts in the kit.

Available in 1/16” ID’s, all the way up to ¼” ID’s, Ark-Plas® Kits feature a large assortment of parts which are perfect for use in liquids, pneumatic controls, fluid
dampers, automation equipment, laboratory use, research and development, and design departments..

A free catalog and price list is available for all who inquire. Part samples are also available, free of charge, for testing & color matching. Phone or visit the web
site to request information or samples.

Contact:
Ark-Plas® Products, Inc.
165 Industry Lane
Telephone: 870-453-2343
Fax: 870-453-2567
Web site: http://www.ark-plas.com
Email: info@ark-plas.com

 


 

Fabco-Air, Inc. Product Announcement Micro-Mist Separator

Fabco-Air now offers a Micro-Mist Separator to augment our existing FRL line. This separator features 0.01µ filtration and easily integrates with our other FRL products using the same mounting brackets and connectors. Available in 5 Port Sizes (1/8" to 3/4" NPT), and an air service rating to 145 PSI.

Bulletin MMS-10 can be downloaded at:
http://www.fabco-air.com/pdf/cat_micro-mist_web.pdf

The bulletin is also available on our literature request form, as well as our main catalog download page. Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions..

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped machine shop and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special solution you need, so you can build the business you want.

Submit a Request for Quote today!

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

Fabco-Air


 

VACUUM PRESS LOADING CUPS MAXIMIZE GRIP AND DISPERSE OIL

A new line of round vacuum traction cups for press automation that are designed to grip securely and disperse oil when handling curved sheet metal body panels is being introduced by Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver Green Cups are molded from a hybrid NBR blend with a high-traction design that is optimized for operating in hot and oily environments up to 275°F. Suitable for use with high speed robotic pick-and-place sheet metal handling equipment, they provide fast attach and release and are designed to maximize grip and disperse any existing surface oil on stamped panels.

Compatible with all popular end effectors, Anver Green Cups are available in 65 mm, 85 mm, and 105 mm sizes in 50- and 60- durometers; with male disconnect or quick disconnect couplings. A wide variety of other vacuum suction cups are also available molded from different specialized compounds for a wide range of vacuum material handling applications.

Anver Green Cups are priced from $24.00 ea., depending upon size, couplings, and quantity. Price quotations are available upon request..

For more information contact:

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

 

Two Compressors – One Cabinet! Kaeser’s HSD is the first of its kind

Announcing Kaeser’s latest innovation in progressive air system technology – the new 2-in-1 HSD compressor! It is the first of its kind featuring two independently operating compressors in a single enclosure. These new packages are available from 500-650 hp, and deliver flows from 1632-3002 cfm and pressures from 100-217 psig.

Each HSD incorporates two individual compressor units including a motor, Sigma Profile airend, separator aftercooler, draintrap and filtration. Because each module is a complete compressor – and not just two airends stacked together – the HSD provides maximum part-load efficiency, built-in redundancy, and reduced installation costs.

HSD compressor units are started one after another to reduce inrush current and protect against network overload. Both compressor units have dedicated Sigma Controls connected via Profibus for energy efficient sequencing and fully automatic monitoring of critical operating and maintenance indicators. Plus with the Sigma Frequency Control option, the HSD is not only the largest variable frequency drive in its class, but it also doubles the flow range of previous models.

For more information on how the HSD can reduce footprint, lower installation and maintenance costs, while providing the air of two units, please call 800-777-7873 or visit us at www.kaeser.com/sigma.

 

Redi-Lock 250, 250 PSI Push-On Hoses from KURIYAMA OF AMERICA

New! Redi-Lock 250, 250 PSI Push-On Hoses are now available in red and blue colors in 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" ID sizes for use with low pressure pneumatic systems and air tools. Hoses are constructed with a Nitrile rubber tube and a Nitrile/PVC cover to work at a service temperature range of -20°F to 180°F.

KURIYAMA OF AMERICA, INC.
Phone: (847) 755-0360
Toll-Free FAX: (800) 800-0320
International FAX: (847) 885-0996
360 E. State Parkway Schaumburg, IL 60173-5335 USA


 

3-Finger Centric Gripper PZN+ 380 from SCHUNK

The proven PZN-plus series has been extended with the new size 380 to cope with the constantly increasing performance requirements. This series can be used with the handling of weights of up to 190 kg (420 lbs), making it perfect for the handling of heavy workpieces.

The multi-tooth guidance of the PZN-plus 3-finger centric gripper employs a large gripping force and high moment load capabilities. A wide range of different versions allows for universal use in areas with special requirements (temperature, chemicals, dirt, and many others.) This unique range of different versions means that a suitable gripper is available for most every application.

The new size PZN-plus 380 now expands this 3-jaw centric gripper family to 11 distinct sizes and allowing for grip forces up to 59,500N (13,400 lbf) as well as a stroke of almost 2 inches per jaw. With the other options like metallic dust covers and viton seals, the PZN-plus family is the broadest 3-jaw gripper on the market. This unique range and versions show that the PZN-plus grippers are able to handle almost any conceivable application.

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


 

Mini Solenoid Operators for Multiple Uses from Spartan

Spartan Scientific’s solenoid operator Series 3800 is specially designed for the pilot function of 3 and 4 way pneumatic directional control valves. These operators are available in plate mount and are interchangeable with most solenoid operator interfaces. The Series 3800 also can be used in 2 way or 3 way manifold assemblies where multiple valves are combined into a single block station for transmission of air, water, or other liquid medium. The simple plate mount operator and the interchangeable orifice baskets easily make small manifolds for regulation of either automated work stations or coolant water in molding presses. These mini solenoid operators are ideal for small custom valves such as those used to operate hospital bed air cushions and air-ride bellows car systems. The Series 3800 has a pressure range of vacuum to 200 psi depending on the orifice size and is dust-tight and water resistant to IP 65. The shading ring is standard enabling both AC and DC coils to be used on all armatures.

Spartan Scientific is certified to ISO 9001 with design. The Series 3800, like all Spartan Scientific products, is manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications and options can be found at www.spartanscientific.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8446 x 122.

Spartan Scientific
P O Box 9792
Boardman, OH 44513
Tel: (330) 758-8446
Fax: (330) 758-3314

 

 

VACUUM-HOIST LIFTER LETS ONE PERSON GUIDE, POSITION PARTS

A below-the-hook ergonomic vacuum lifter that lets one person pickup contoured products from the top for insertion into assembly or packaging equipment and boxes is available from Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VM-Series Ergonomic Vacuum-Hoist Lifter is fully integrated and can be equipped with custom suction pad attachments for handling contoured parts from the top, based upon the available surface area. Designed to let one person position a load for assembly and packaging operations, the load will stay in place without drift when the up/down controls are released.

Available in capacities up to 1,000 lbs., if the Anver VM-Series Ergonomic Vacuum-Hoist Lifter experiences a vacuum loss or leakage of 10%, it will sound a loud horn and flash a bright red LED warning light. Compensating for altitude and atmospheric pressure, the leakage sensor is powered independent from the host vacuum system by a 9V lithium battery.

The Anver VM-Series Ergonomic Vacuum-Hoist Lifter is priced from $4,295.00, depending upon the pad attachment design. Price quotation are available upon request.

For more information contact:

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

 

 

 
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.

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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.

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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 .

Click Here for More

 

 


 

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.

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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