High-tech spider is suitable for hazardous missions

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Spiders are very agile, and some can even jump. Researchers have now designed a mobile robot modeled on the same principle that moves spider legs. Created using a…

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Parallel grippers feature heavy-duty T-slot design

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A new series of 2-finger parallel grippers from Techno-Omil feature heavy-duty T-slot design. Identified as the OPP2-…. Series, these 9 grippers feature a stroke range of from 12 mm to 72 mm and a gripping force of from 420 N to 8410 N.

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ControlAir launches new website

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ControlAir, Inc., a manufacturer of precision pneumatic and electro-pneumatic controls, unveiled a redesigned website at www.controlair.com. The web site is faster, easier to access from all web browsers, notepad computers and mobile devices and also incorporates a search tool on the new home page.

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RAP Box monitors energy savings

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Designed by the Resource Efficiency and Conservation (RECON) division of Livingston & Haven, the RAP Box technology has already helped identify an estimated $1 million in energy savings for a major U.S. tire manufacturer and was recently purchased by a leading Southeastern pulp-and-paper company.

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Fluid power energy efficiency conference is a hit

Friday, November 18, 2011

Jon Jensen of SMC, Immediate Past President of the International Fluid Power Society, opened up the first Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference at the Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel on Tuesday. Jensen explained that the registered attendance was 107, an excellent showing for a first-time event.

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AutomationDirect adds heavy-duty air cylinders

Monday, November 14, 2011

AutomationDirect’s NITRA pneumatic product line now includes D-Series heavy-duty air cylinders suitable for applications where abusive conditions are a concern.

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Hygienically safe pneumatic drives suitable for food/beverage use

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Self-adjusting cushioning PPS from Festo Corp. means an end to time consuming adjustments when setting the correct cushioning with hygienic pneumatic cylinders.

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Industrial-strength pressure sensing

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ashcroft A2, A2X and A4 pressure transmitters answer the call for an accurate, rugged and reliable heavy duty sensor. Available in accuracies up to +/-0.25% F.S., the A2 is offered with a wide variety of electrical connections, analog output signals and pressure ports to meet the requirements of most any industrial application.

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ASCO Numatics sponsors industrial automation college scholarships

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ASCO Numatics will award two, $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines.

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Year-on-year fluid power industry shipments up 16.7%, says NFPA

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for September 2011 increased 16.7% compared to September 2010, and decreased 6.0% compared to last month.

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