Rodless Linear Drive
Festo’s DLGF rodless drive designed to fit in tight spaces.
Nexen Zero-Backlash, Spring Engaged (ZSE) Brake family designed for precision automation applications.
Gantry Motion System
PI’s A-351 compact gantry system provides overhead motion for industrial applications.
FANUC to distribute Soft Robotics grippers
Pneumatic mGrip soft robotic fingers tailored for the food and beverage and packaging industries.
Remote I/O System
Festo’s CPX-AP-I Remote I/O enables faster scan rates and higher performance of mixed valve terminals and I/O systems.
Bimba BPVA pneumatic valve designed for wash down, sanitary applications.
Motion Control Roundtable 2019
Motion control leaders discuss the market conditions and trends of the Canadian automation market.
Emerson’s AVENTICS PE5 pressure sensor reduces pneumatic system losses.
Festo VOFC/VOFD valves and VACC coils enhance safety in petroleum, chemical operations.
Compressed Air Treatment
Parker Hannifin Pneumatics redesign of its Wilkerson Series of compressed air treatment products.
Adaptive Shape Gripper
Festo’s DHEF gripper mimics the action of a chameleon’s tongue to pick up almost anything.
Balluff BNI00E1 and BNI00AZ IO-Link masters provide flexibility in designing controls architectures.
Festo’s DGST pneumatic slide has smallest footprint on the market.
Festo latest bionic creations wriggle toward Hannover Messe unveiling
German automation company’s BionicSoftHand, BionicSoftArm and BionicFinWave pneumatic robots juiced by artificial intelligence.
SEGULA acquires Quebec-based mechanical engineering firm
CiacTech has a presence in the automotive, robotics and tools and machine industries.
Gigabit Cat7 connector module
HARTING’s Cat7A module brings ultra-high speed Ethernet to the Han-Modular connector system.
BMW, MIT design first inflatable additive material
Car-maker sees liquid-printed pneumatic material as potentially transformative for automotive interiors.
From setback to success
COREngineering’s Conrad Cormier discusses his design firm’s history, process and plans to take on greater challenges.
CFPA Corner: Industry Outlook 2018
Canadian Fluid Power Association (CFPA) predicts optimistic outlook for 2018.
Teachable magnet sensor with IO-Link
SCHUNK’s teachable magnet sensor with IO-Link can be placed directly in the C-slot of the gripping modules with no interfering contours.
Festo’s OctopusGripper is a bionic gripper consisting of a soft silicone structure that can be pneumatically controlled.
Shoot for the Moon
Designing unmanned lunar rovers opened many doors for Ontario Drive & Gear.
Festo’s VUVS rugged valve and VUVG compact valve variants are suitable for 80% of all compact or heavy-duty pneumatic applications.
Think big, start small
Automation need not be intimidating for small manufacturers.
2017 Motion Control Round Table
Canadian leaders discuss the trends and challenges in the motion control market.
Columbia engineers design artificial muscle that makes robots stronger, more dexterous
New material can lift 1000 times its own weight with a strain density 15 times greater than natural muscle.
Soft robotic gripper uses three fingers to pick up, manipulate and model new objects
UC San Diego engineers’ three-fingered, pneumatic gripper tactilely senses objects with nanotube sensors.
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Festo adds two larger variants to its EXCM series.
Clippard NPP pneumatic valve series offers hygienic option for process and medical applications.
Total Air Prep units
AutomationDirect’s TAP units have a 0 to 120 psi pressure range and are IP65 rated and CE approved.
Fluid Power Trends
Interdisciplinary collaboration leads to new innovation in hydraulics and automation.