Feb
26

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DE-STA-CO-pneaumatic-clamp

More versatility for pneumatic swing clamps

DE-STA-CO has upgraded its innovative 9500 series pneumatic swing clamp to make it more versatile and easier to install. The new 9500 model features several mounting options that…

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Feb
24

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CCEFP-MEMS

CCEFP Update: MEMS technology helping to create micro-pneumatic valves

Reducing size and energy consumption is paramount in most any-market application today, particularly in orthoses, which require compact power and control. To this end, a novel miniature proportional…

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Feb
20

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AutomationDirectNITRA-coiled-hose-TH

AutomationDirect offers additional fittings and tubing

AutomationDirect’s NITRA line of pneumatics products now offers additional straight, branch, union, Y, reducer, elbow and bulkhead fittings in 1/8 in. and 5/16 in. tube connection sizes. Designed…

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Feb
18

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Festoedit

Durable, low cost valves for clamping and locking applications

Festo has introduced the VS series of piston-spool solenoid and pneumatic valves and valve manifolds. These individually wired valves are designed to give years of dependable service while…

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Feb
18

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airtec

Electrically operated valves with position sensing for diagnostics

Airtec Pneumatics Inc., Addison, Ill., introduced its K and M Series valves. They come with a -2455 option and feature an integrated sensor with contactless or reed contact…

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Pneumatics is the technology of compressed air, but in some circles, it is more fashionable to refer to it as a type of automation control. Pressurized gas—generally air…