Bimba Manufacturing Co. last week said its new PA Series NFPA actuator provides a versatile, cost-effective solution to a variety of applications. Its lightweight aluminum construction and modern extruded design are only matched by its flexible mounting configurations and a number of standard features, according to the University Park, Ill.-based company. PA Series actuators offer a highly consistent and reliable way to convert pneumatic energy into linear force and motion, Bimba claimed.
Bimba said the PA Series is designed to meet the same requirements as typical NFPA (National Fluid Power Association) actuators but includes features such as die-cast aluminum endcaps, extruded aluminum housing, and polymer pistons.
Standard options like auto-cushioning and magnetic pistons allow the PA Series simple installation and operation, reducing complexity and promoting longer machine life. A variety of custom options are available to make the PA Series the perfect fit within the most challenging applications, said Bimba.
“The PA series is a great complement to our current line of NFPA actuators,” said Sheila Campbell, product manager at Bimba. “By offering set bore sizes and rod diameters, the PA series delivers simple, straightforward pneumatic actuators as a counterpoint to the highly configurable TA series, all at a competitive price.”
- Reduce complexity with standard universal mount and bolt-on NFPA selection
- Flexibility with integral switch mounting grooves on three sides of profile tube
- Modern appearance with smooth end caps contoured to profile tube for easy cleaning
- Auto-cushioning for a “fit-and-forget” solution
- Operating Pressure: 250 PSIG
- Bore Sizes: 1.50”, 2.00”, 2.50”, 3.25”, 4.00”
- Strokes: 0.125” – 100”
Bimba is part of IMI Precision Engineering. Bimba said it is a forward-thinking innovator providing industry-leading pneumatic, hydraulic, electric and vacuum motion solutions that are easy to use, reliable, and ready for all engineering solutions. Bimba markets an extensive line of industry-leading products including pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric actuators; valves; fittings; vacuum products; air preparation and a variety of safety and production solutions.
In addition to its broad line of standard catalog products, the company’s business develops many 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.
IMI Precision Engineering is a world leader in motion- and fluid-control technologies. IMI Precision Engineering said its reputation rests on a world-class portfolio of high-performance products, the innovation and technical expertise of its 6000 people, and an ability to deliver exceptional local service.
A division of the £1.75 billion ($2.23 billion U.S.) turnover engineering group IMI PLC, IMI Precision Engineering has a sales and service network in 75 countries. It has technical centers in the U.S., Germany, the U.K., and China and manufacturing facilities around the world.
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