19 new features in Bimba “Blue and Improved” air cylinder line — including Flat-1 air cylinder

Bimba, an industry-leading innovator of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motion solutions, now offers a cutting-edge compact air cylinder – the Blue and Improved Flat-1®. Blue (as in New) and Improved designates Bimba products that have been redesigned to offer enhancements applying the most recent advances in design technology. The Blue and Improved Flat-1® features 19 new

Component library for modeling pneumatic systems

MapleSim Pneumatics Library from Modelon is an add-on component library to MapleSim system-level modeling and simulation platform. This library can be used in the modeling and simulation of pneumatic systems for system design, component sizing, and control design, with applications that include construction equipment, machine design, and commercial vehicle design. Using MapleSim and the pneumatics

Eaton and Pentair collaborate to provide hands-on industrial heat management education

Power management company Eaton and Pentair, a diversified global manufacturer, today announced a collaboration to integrate Pentair’s complete suite of industrial heat management solutions into Eaton’s Houston Experience Center. The installation will provide a hands-on learning opportunity within a true application environment, helping industry professionals gain a solid understanding of industrial heat management technology, maintenance

POWERLINK enables seamless integration of valve terminals

Pneumatic system solutions with B&R In cooperation with partners Festo, ASCO, Numatics and Aventics, B&R has created the perfect solution for seamlessly integrating pneumatic solutions in an automation system. Customers benefit from extremely easy handling, high clock accuracy throughout the system and maximum freedom in the selection of hardware. Valve terminal families can easily be

Bimba will be a Corporate Sponsor of the US Amateur Golf Championship

Bimba announced it is a Corporate Supporter of the 2015 US Amateur Championship, the oldest golf tournament in the United States. From August 17 to August 23, more than 300 amateur golfers from around the world will compete to add their names to the storied list of historic winners of the US Amateur, which includes

Stream Vac in line air conveyor from Nex Flow

The versatile and affordable compact air cleaning system is ideal for the removal of fumes, dust and other air pollution from work stations without the need for heavy and bulky machinery. The Nex FlowTM Stream Vac TM is an in line air conveyor that, when hooked up to a 2” hose and connected to a

Nex Flow Air Blade Ionizers

Dirt buildup is a problem in many types of production applications, especially where plastic, fiberglass or other materials that have a propensity to develop a static charge are used. It is even more difficult to remove particulate from high speed applications or from highly static charged surfaces. The Nex Flow Air Blade Ionizers have been

IoT is the next big game-changer in pneumatics

If there is one topic that causes great concern in every industry, it’s downtime. Unplanned downtime of a machine can cost thousands of dollars depending on how long it stays down. In most electrical systems, and some hydraulic ones, diagnostic systems and sensors have been available to alert system operators that a critical component is

DE-STA-CO Electric Pivot Unit Offers Advantages

DE-STA-CO introduces a new electric pivot unit that is smaller and lighter than traditional pneumatic units, while providing uniform torque and enhanced versatility. The 98W Electric Pivot Unit enables manufacturers to add a pivot in tight spaces and gain better operational control of electrode tip dressers, clamps and other tools. “With a pneumatic pivot unit,

Switching from pneumatic to electric in packaging machines

A number of companies in the packaging machine industry have chosen electrical servo technology–mainly to replace motion axes previously powered by pneumatic systems. Multivac, for example, recently switched to servo technology. “We have found that this technology increases controllability and reduces noise emission,” said Guido Spix, CTO Multivac, “which helps us increase the number of

Wire Reinforced Polyuerthane Hose Features Choice of 4 Wall Thickness

A full line of highly compressible polyurethane hose that comes in four wall thicknesses for applications ranging from light dust collection to very heavy severe service is available from Flexaust of Warsaw, Indiana. Flexaust Flx-Thane® Series Polyurethane Hose is reinforced with a bronze coated spring steel wire helix and provides excellent compressibility and flexibility as

Kaman Distribution to Acquire B.W. Rogers Company

Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced that its Distribution Segment, Kaman Distribution Group (Kaman), has executed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the operating assets of B.W. Rogers Company and certain affiliated entities (collectively, B.W. Rogers). The acquisition significantly expands Kaman’s footprint in both fluid power and automation. The transaction is expected to close early in

Polyurethane Tubing from NewAge® Industries Available in 3 Styles

NewAge Industries manufactures three versions of polyurethane tubing: unreinforced, braid reinforced and a style designed for pneumatic applications. All three offer the traits polyurethane is known for, namely durability, natural flexibility, excellent weathering characteristics and good chemical resistance. Typical uses include air and liquid transfer, granular material and abrasive powder lines, cable jacketing, insulation sleeves,

IPA® Introduces a New First-Time Tool

IPA® announces its latest innovation, the Air Comb® Filter and Radiator Cleaner (patent pending), ideal for cleaning cylindrical style air filters, radiators, condensers and other hard-to-reach applications. Completely Cleans Cylindrical and Round type Air Filters, Radiators and Condensers. An air filter, if properly cleaned, can be reused many times in its life-cycle. With today’s single

Beamex Introduces New Calibration Pumps

Beamex has expanded its pump range with two new pumps: PGL and PGPH. The PGL pump is a low-pressure calibration pump with excellent possibilities for very fine adjustments. The pump is ideal in industries where accurate, low-pressure generation is needed, such as the pharmaceutical industry. The PGHP pump is a pneumatic, high-pressure generator with air

Small, Lightweight Brushless DC Compressor by Thomas

The Thomas 2220 Series brushless DC oil-less air compressor is designed for medical and other applications requiring a compact, lightweight compressor with variable output. The 2220 is small (3.77” high x 2.64” wide x 4.70” long) and weighs only 1.48 lb. (0.7 kg). The compressor features an efficient variable speed motor that produces flow to

Thomas Series 2665 Compressor for Air Vending Applications

Series 2665 WOB-L Piston Compressors from Thomas are specifically designed to stand up to the rigors of use in air vending or tire inflation systems. The construction of durable, light weight die-cast aluminum components, epoxy coated wetted parts, thermally protected permanent split capacitor AC motors, specially formulated piston seals, stainless steel valves and permanently lubricated

Mitsubishi Electric Certifies Training Center at Bertelkamp Automation

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has authorized Bertelkamp Automation, Inc., Knoxville, Tenn., as a Mitsubishi Electric Certified Training Center (CTC). The agreement with Bertelkamp makes the training center the first in the Southeastern United States to provide Mitsubishi Electric university-based training for its programmable logic controls (PLCs), human machine interfaces (HMI), variable frequency drives (VFD) and

Series BST2 Transfer Arm from PHD, Inc.

PHD, Inc. introduces the new Series BST2 Transfer Arm. Specifically designed to fit most Sidel Series2 machines, the BST2 Transfer Arm provides significantly longer service life and increased precision over OEM arms, while reducing maintenance and downtime in stretch blow mold applications. BST2 Transfer Arm Benefits: • Vertical height adjustment eliminates shim packs to increase

Heavy Duty HEPA Vacuum Available from EXAIR

EXAIR’s Heavy Duty HEPA Vac attaches to an ordinary 55 gallon open top drum to turn it into a powerful, HEPA quality, industrial vacuum cleaner.  The Heavy Duty…

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B&R expands partner network with addition of Hartfiel Automation

Adding to the expanding list of B&R Industrial Automation’s North American partners, Hartfiel Automation has joined as an exclusive distributor for its territories spanning ten states across the United States. The new Minneapolis based partner provides pneumatic automation and motion control products and solutions to OEMs as well as user markets of various industries including

Scroll Compressor Soft Starters for the HVAC Market

Carlo Gavazzi has launched its latest addition to their full line of scroll compressor soft starters:  the 55, 75 and 90Amp RSBT and RSBD Series.  The growing market of heat pumps and global drive toward reduction of CO2 emissions are contributing to steady growth of low-consumption and energy efficient HVAC systems. OEMs understand the need

GA VSD+ Compact Compressor from Atlas Copco

On Hannover Messe 2013, Atlas Copco introduced a new, very compact oil-injected rotary screw compressor from 7 to 37 kW: the 7-37 GA VSD+. Besides a small footprint, it offers improvements of up to 12% in Free Air Delivery and it requires on average 50% less energy than a comparable idling compressor. This new type of

Molex Builds Up Portfolio of Brad mPm Valve Connectors

 Molex has released several new versions of its Brad mPm external thread, field attachable DIN valve connectors for hydraulic, pneumatic and electromagnetic devices.  Now available in DIN Form B, C and Micro versions with electronic circuitry, the Brad mPm valve connectors feature standard circuitry options, including LED and bi-polar LED indicators, blocking diodes and voltage-dependent resistors (VDRs) to protect against

PHD Inc. Moblie Sales Configurator App Powered by CADENAS PARTsolutions

CADENAS PARTsolutions and PHD Inc. are expanding their CAD Sales Configurator with a 3D mobile app. CADENAS PARTsolutions has created a custom 3D CAD mobile app specifically designed for PHD Inc. The app, built for use with the Apple iPhone and iPad, will enable users to instantly access a complete catalog of 3D models, optimized