LVIT inductive linear sensor for cylinder position feedback requires no magnet

Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce the MR Series of Linear Position Sensors for use in measuring the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. The MR Series is designed to be a drop-in form, fit, and function replacement for magnetostrictive sensors but with much more robust construction and a lower cost of ownership, […]

Humphrey Products introduces new proportional valve driver

Humphrey Products has introduced the latest product within the company’s ProControl family, the PCD proportional valve driver. The PCD produces the appropriate current control, either constant current or PWM, to effectively drive any ProControl proportional valve upon receiving signal from a variety of data acquisition sources (ie PLCs, IoT, closed loop sensors, etc). Suitable for product development, […]

Piab offering specialized vacuum equipment to automakers

Through an extended and dedicated sales network, Piab is going global with its market leading range of vacuum generation products for the automotive industry. Car manufacturers in the…

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Can fluid power play a role in wearable exoskeletons?

Popular movies have long imagined robotic assist type machinery, from the Power Loader exoskeleton that Ripley wore in Aliens to the military weaponry showcased in Starship Troopers and…

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Motion Industries acquires Braas Co.

Motion Industries Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., announced that it has acquired Braas Company. Execution of the transaction was effective October 3, 2016. Braas…

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Looking to the future of AI … in 2026

In celebration of our parent company’s 10th anniversary, our entire editorial staff authored forward-thinking columns, examining how we think the world and the manufacturing industry will be different in…

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Piab extends line of gripping tools for packaging and palletizing

Piab is extending its program of advanced packaging and palletizing products with the Kenos range of suction pad/foam grippers. The gripping systems—Kenos Vacuum Gripper (KVG), Kenos Sack Gripper…

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Clippard unveils precision diaphragm regulators

When Clippard invented miniature regulators in 1962, the MAR Series became very popular as a simple, robust, and cost-effective regulator in a small package with exceptionally long life. As regulator…

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It’s just lunch—check out NFPA’s regional meetings

I’m a big fan of the National Fluid Power Association’s series of regional meetings. The association has done a nice job in recent years holding these free luncheons…

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Lightweight decentralized vacuum generators

piINLINE plus is Piab’s new configurable platform for decentralized vacuum generation for automotive manufacturers and other industries. The lightweight vacuum ejectors have an integrated automatic release mechanism and…

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Fabco-Air releases new 3-way, lock-out/tag-out valve line

Fabco-Air Inc., Gainesville, Fla., is pleased to announce the launch of the new RLT Series Lock-Out/Tag-Out Valve product line. The 3-way, rotary turn, lock-out/tag-out valve product line is…

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Bellows vacuum cups for short-cycle automated plastics applications

FIPA Inc., a manufacturer of vacuum technology, gripper systems, air nippers, tube lifters, and end-of-arm-tooling has announced its SP-BX Series Varioflex bellows vacuum cups for short-cycle automation applications…

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Aventics participates in Pack Expo 2016

“Hygienic design and Washdown”, “Machine Safety” and “Industry 4.0 (IOT)” are three areas that Aventics will emphasize in their booth at Pack Expo 2016. In the first area,…

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FPDA/ISD Joint Industry Summit includes look at future of distribution

Frank Hurtte, of River Heights Consulting, spoke at this week’s FPDA/ISD Joint Industry Summit at the Westin Savannah on the state of the world of fluid power distribution—and…

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Pneumatic safety for truck-mounted forklifts

Picture this. A truck driver has to load and unload construction materials at twenty stations. The driver repeatedly parks, exits the vehicle and climbs underneath the truck-mounted forklift…

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Pneumatic valves continue to inspire unique applications

Pneumatic valves are common in every industry, in applications from medical to chemical and automation to corrugation. Compressed air is readily available, clean and easy to use, so…

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Pneumatics makes quick work of packaging lane changes

By Bernie Moltchan, Simplimatic Automation Sales Manager – Beverage, Simplimatic Automation Simplimatic Automation, Forest, Va., manufactures material handling systems and automation for the packaging, semiconductor, electronics, assembly, pharmaceutical,…

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Firestone Industrial Products remembers Larry David Wilson, 46-year veteran of OEM industry

(FSIP) is remembering Larry David Wilson, a beloved member of the OEM industry and longtime employee, who recently passed away. Wilson, 78, of Carmel, Indiana, devoted 46 years…

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Program details released for 2016 FPIRC

The official topics for the 2016 Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference (FPIRC) technical program have been announced. The three days of presentations, which are taking place at…

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Compressed air fail: Missed compressor adjustment

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A metal fabrication facility ran two separate systems to feed tools and equipment in two shops on their premises. One…

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New Ingersoll Rand Rotary Screw Air Compressors with Variable Speed Drive

Ingersoll Rand has introduced new models to its revolutionary line of Next Generation R-Series compressors, which incorporate the latest advancements in variable speed drive (VSD) technology to increase…

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ASCO 381 Series Poppet Valves Designed for Extremely Low Temperature Applications

The ASCO 381 Series poppet valves feature a broad operating temperature range of -60°C to 80°C for both ambient and media, which allows them to be used in…

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Can air compressor heat be recovered?

The recovery of compressor heat can substantially reduce the total cost of energy in most commercial or industrial facilities. Thanks to the laws of physics, the most plentiful…

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Compressed Air Fail: Air dryer purge

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A grain products company was increasing their production capacity and needed a new compressor and dryer. The budget was tight,…

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Right-sized cylinders and efficiently ensure performance

By: Nathan Irvine – AVENTICS Corp Rightfully, pneumatics is considered extremely simple, flexible and economical. Add to that, air-powered systems are quite durable—they routinely run for years trouble-free with…

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