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Modular vacuum gripper system SSP

The modular vacuum gripper system SSP from Schmalz consists of coordinated and compatible gripper elements, large-area gripper connections, sensor units, filters and valves as well as vacuum generators. The components and assemblies are said to ensure a quick, cost-effective design.

January 7, 2009  
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Threaded fittings in variety of sizes

Nickel-plated brass NPFB fittings have been added to the Festo range of threaded fittings. Units in 124 variations are suitable for service units, control cabinet construction or the easy installation of pneumatic control systems. Available sizes include M5, 1/8, ¼, 3/8, ½, ¾ and 1.

January 7, 2009  
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Quarter turn actuator

Festo has announced the Copar drive (compact pneumatic rotary drive) Type DRD (double-acting) and DRE (single-acting), an optimized 90° rotary actuator. Its main features are the Namur interface and the interface for assembly of a process valve. The interface to VDI/VDE 3845, for assembly of a valve on the side of the drive, permits direct mounting of a Namur valve and facilitates the mounting of limit switches, limit switch boxes, positioners and customary actuators.

January 6, 2009  
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LOW FRICTION COUNTERBALANCE

Airpot Corp. has announced a long length (up to 1 m) Airpel Anti-Stiction actuator. The actuator is said to meet the needs of coordinate measuring machine and other metrology device manufacturers for a low friction counterbalance device to allow smooth movement and precise positioning of the z-axis measuring arm while manipulating the device through its measurement range. Airpel Anti-Stiction cylinders use a simple pneumatic cylinder with an internal design that is said to allow for virtually zero friction, while precisely controlling the amount of counter force needed to eliminate the effect of driver and probe arm mass.

September 30, 2008  

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PRESSURE SWITCHES AND TRANSMITTERS

AutomationDirect has added ProSense pressure switches and transmitters to its sensor products. ProSense pressure sensors are designed to monitor system pressure in hydraulic and pneumatic applications, while the vacuum sensors provide a display of increases and decreases in vacuum systems. The sensors are said to be smaller and easier to install than traditional mechanical pressure switches. Units employ capacitive sensing technology and strain gauge technology.

August 26, 2008  
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THREADED FITTINGS IN VARIETY OF SIZES

Nickel-plated brass NPFB fittings have been added to the Festo range of threaded fittings. Units in 124 variations are suitable for service units, control cabinet construction or the easy installation of pneumatic control systems. Available sizes include M5, 1/8, ¼, 3/8, ½, ¾ and 1.

August 26, 2008  
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QUARTER TURN ACTUATOR

Festo has announced the Copar drive (compact pneumatic rotary drive) Type DRD (double-acting) and DRE (single-acting), an optimized 90° rotary actuator. Its main features are the Namur interface and the interface for assembly of a process valve. The interface to VDI/VDE 3845, for assembly of a valve on the side of the drive, permits direct mounting of a Namur valve and facilitates the mounting of limit switches, limit switch boxes, positioners and customary actuators.

June 24, 2008  
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OXYGEN CLEAN SERIES MANIFOLDS

Single and multi-station manifolds are available for use with Clippard Instrument Laboratory Oxygen Clean series electronic valves. The manifolds offer either single- or double-sided mounting in oxygen-compatible electroless nickel plated brass material, and feature 1/8 in. NPT input ports and #10-32 outlets.

June 24, 2008  
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FLUID POWER DESIGN MODULE

Zuken is said to make the design of hydraulics and pneumatics a more cohesive part of the design process in the 2008 version of the dedicated fluid design module of the E³.series software. Now fully integrated with electrical systems, the customized platform provides hydraulics engineers with a dedicated design environment complete with the ability to define symbols, such as tubes and hoses.

May 7, 2008  
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FLUID POWER WORKHOLDING SYSTEMS

DE-STA-CO’s StrongHold Select series is a workholding system of hydraulic and pneumatic products. The products include hydraulic swing clamps, work supports, threaded body cylinders, square body cylinders, pneumatic swing clamps, and accessories. The products work together as part of a complete workholding system, allowing users to secure all of the clamps holding the workpiece from a single power source.

April 7, 2008  
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FLEXIBLE SCREWFEEDING SYSTEMS

Weber has introduced three screwfeeding systems are said to work with any tool. Handheld and fixtured units handle torques up to 50 Nm and a dual durometer polycast bowl minimizes fastener wear and noise. “Any tool” technology is said to allow the use with virtually any pneumatic and dc electric screwdriver. An advanced design maintains feeds while driving and permits bit replacement without the use of tools.

March 10, 2008  
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Multi-axis tripod gantry system

Festo servo-pneumatics

February 19, 2008  
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Proportional piezo gripping

Festo HGPPI servopneumatic gripper

December 6, 2007  
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AIR CONTROL VALVE FOR EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS

The Pneumatic Division of Parker Hannifin has introduced a IP65-rated industrial in-line valve series specifically designed for use in operating conditions of -40° to 70°C, with a maximum pressure of 16 bar.

July 26, 2007  
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INJECTED METAL ASSEMBLY PROCESS

The capacity of the FisherTech Injected Metal Assembly process has been increased 10-fold with the launch of the AM 51 system. A maximum shot volume of up to 500 g is said to allow for forming and joining of much larger component assemblies and end terminations. New design features, such as a stationary operating head, shot control and a two-stage melt pot, provide options for advanced automation up to full robotic operation.

May 14, 2007  
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COMPACT LINEAR ACTUATOR FROM INCREASES THROUGHPUT

The Actuator Division of Parker Hannifin has introduced the LCB series of compact linear actuators. The series incorporates a low friction, dry running sliding bearing carriage said to provide long, reliable travel life – even at 100% duty cycle. Coupled with Parker motors/controls, the series of linear actuators is also said to offer a fully programmable, high-performance solution at a competitive cost, while reducing space requirements.

March 30, 2007  
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COLLECT & CONVEY SYSTEM COLLECTS AND RETURNS DUST SAFELY

Automated C&C dust collect and convey system from Cyclonaire captures nuisance dust from silo filling operations and automatically sends it back to the source silo. Each unit mates an efficient pulse jet dust collector with a dense phase pneumatic conveyor and has onboard controls for automatic operation with no need to empty dust from the hopper. The system can be used to collect any dust.

March 12, 2007  
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MOTOR/ACTUATOR/AMPLIFIER/POSITIONER

The Exlar Tritex series of electric actuators from Exlar Corp. combine a brushless servo motor, servo amplifier and position controller to eliminate the external servo amplifier and the cables associated with a typical servo system. Tritex actuators with built-in mechanical converters replace electric drive systems employing ball screw or gear reducer mechanisms. Up to 500 W of continuous power can be applied to the actuator’s brushless servo motor with strokes of 3 to 18 in. available. The standard product is rated IP54 with an optional IP65 rating available.

January 31, 2007  
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PIN LOCATING CLAMP

PHD has released its Series PLM pin-locating clamp. The

June 19, 2006  
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PROPORTIONAL REGULATOR

Parker Hannifin has announced the P3HP Proportional Pressure Regulator,

January 11, 2006  
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ROD & CYLINDER STYLE MAGNETOSTRICTIVE SENSOR

MTS Systems Corp. Sensors Division recently developed a "rod

December 8, 2005  
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Compressed air powered venturi vacuum pumps

An upgraded line of micro-miniature, compressed air powered venturi

September 20, 2005  
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Multi-axis handling automation system

The Easy-2-Combine system from Bosch Rexroth Canada is asolution for multi-axis automation tasks with individual components that can be combined in what are said to be simple, time-saving assembly steps. The result is said to be that the most common applications in assembly technology can now be done with standardized interfaces.

August 29, 2005  
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Stainless steel fitting

Series KQG one touch fittings from SMC Pneumatics have

August 5, 2005  
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High purity, wet process valves

DPN WEB EXCLUSIVE: The LV series of 2/3 port air operated high purity valves from SMC Pneumatics are suitable for wet process applications.

May 10, 2005  
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Pressure/vacuum pump

DPN WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Rietschle Thomas Model 2250 pressure/vacuum pump employs a low-vibration WOB-L Piston design that uses magnesium components that limit the pump’s weight to 1.1 kg. A 24 V, brushless dc motor is said to offer low power consumption and long life.

April 20, 2005  
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Slide table series

DPN WEB EXCLUSIVE: Parker Hannifin’s Actuator Division has introduced P5S-P series Precision Slide Tables. The tables consist of a pneumatically actuated carriage table riding on four sets of stainless steel recirculating ball-bearing units on two guide rails.

January 17, 2005  
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Rod & cylinder magnetostrictive sensor

DPN WEB EXCLUSIVE: MTS
Systems Corp. Sensors Division recently developed a "rod &
cylinder" style linear sensor for hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder and
machine positioning applications. Designated the Temposonics ER Sensor, this
design represents the newest addition to the E-Series family of accurate and
reliable position sensors.

November 22, 2004  
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Static rod lock in linear motion device

Nexen Group, Inc. has announced a linear motion control device, the Static Rod Lock. The spring engaged, air released rod lock is designed to clamp and hold cylinder rods and shafts up to 32.0 mm.

October 19, 2004  
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Dispense valve applies sealants without drooling

DPN WEB EXCLUSIVE: The pneumatically operated 725DA-SS piston valve from EFD, Inc. is said to apply consistent shots and neat, uniform beads of sealants and other thick assembly fluids without drooling.

October 8, 2004  
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Parallel long stroke grippers

DPN WEB EXCLUSIVE: Designed for use in confined spaces, the Robohand DPL series features jaws supported throughout the length of the body enabling long finger applications. Grip forces ranges from 152 to 406 lb. with strokes ranging in 6 sizes from 1.57 to 5.51 in.

October 4, 2004  
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Pressure-applying cylinders

Low friction, pressure-applying cylinders series MQP metal seal type models from SMC Pneumatics cover a pressure force control range of 0.01N to 200N.

October 4, 2004