Pneumatic or electric? How to decide which actuator to use

Friday, April 29, 2011

In this 1-hour webinar we thoroughly explore the differences between pneumatic and electric actuators and outline the decision process for successful, efficient, and cost effective deployment.

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ASCO Numatics merging miniature valve products under ASCO Brand

Friday, April 29, 2011

ASCO Numatics has announced it will merge all of its ASCO and Numatics miniature valve product lines under the ASCO brand, effective immediately. The products include 25 series of direct-acting miniature solenoid valves and manifolds.

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Stainless steel solenoid valves

Thursday, April 28, 2011

AIRTEC Pneumatics has announced the release of 316 Stainless Steel solenoid valves. These standard valves are suitable to IP67. IP69K is available on request.

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BDI acquires PneumaTrek National

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

BDI (Bearing Distributors, Inc.), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, announced the acquisition of Salt Lake City, UT-based PneumaTrek National Inc., effective April 1, 2011.

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New cylinder system from Polygon

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Polygon Co. has announced their new pneumatic cylinder known as Constrained Tube Technology. CTT is a complete pneumatic system that allows the composite tube to be fitted within the confines of a thin-walled outer host.

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Festo launches push for greater compressed air efficiency

Friday, April 22, 2011

Compressed air preparation is not exactly a hot topic for plant operators. As a result, carelessly maintained compressed air systems waste energy and result in premature wearing of high-quality pneumatic valves and drives.

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Norgren launches new web store

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Norgren Inc. has launched Norgren Express, a redesigned web store to make it easier for customers to find the products they want when they need them.

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Risk assessment, Part 2 — cylinder applications

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A thorough machine risk assessment should focus, at least initially, on the actuators, whether they are cylinders, air motors, air bags, or clutch brake mechanisms.

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Vacuum generator prevents machine downtime

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The OVEM vacuum generator from Festo is an energy-efficient solution. The OVEM vacuum generators are available with four venturi nozzle sizes for a wide performance spectrum and offer metric and inch connection types for added convenience to users.

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ABS case dry gauges from NOSHOK

Friday, April 15, 2011

NOSHOK’s 100 Series Gauges provide reliable service on applications not corrosive to brass. Available in vacuum and compound ranges through 15,000 psi, they feature all brass or brass with Delrin internals, and a dry ABS case.

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