Solid-State Cylinder Switch from Festo

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Festo is introducing the new SMT-8M-A solid-state cylinder switch for T-slot applications on pneumatic drives. The company’s new switch is fully optimized, harmonized, and tested for Festo pneumatic…

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AutomationDirect expands Pneumatic Cylinder Position Switch offering

Friday, February 8, 2013

The NITRA® line of pneumatics products now includes nine styles of position switches for pneumatic cylinders, including round, dovetail, t-slot, square, and D-shaped; additional dovetail accessories are available…

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Emerson introduces online thermowell calculation tool

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Emerson Process Management announced it has introduced an online thermowell calculation tool that incorporates the new ASME PTC 19.3 TW standard. Emerson is the first to make available…

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air cylinder mount

6 mistakes engineers make in mounting and specifying air cylinders

Thursday, January 24, 2013

1. Inappropriate sizing When it comes to air cylinder sizing, bigger is not necessarily better. A cylinder that is larger than necessary will cost more to purchase and…

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Bimba and PARTsolutions release 3D CAD Glasses

Friday, December 14, 2012

Bimba Manufacturing and CADENAS PARTsolutions announce the addition of 3D functionality to Bimba’s online CAD models. The CAD configurator allows all configured and generated CAD models to be…

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AutomationDirect Adds Stainless Steel Pneumatic Air Cylinders

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

AutomationDirect’s NITRA® pneumatic product line now includes F-Series all stainless steel air cylinders ideal for wash down applications. These non-repairable round body pneumatic air cylinders are interchangeable with…

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Advanced Machine & Engineering Co’s 4th Generation RLI Series Rod Locks

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. announces the Fourth- Generation RLI Series Rod Locks.  The new Pneumatic Series RLI (ISO 6431) Metric Rod Lock has been developed as a…

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Fabco-Air’s Pancake® II Air Cylinders

Monday, October 29, 2012

Cylinders offer direct interchangeability with improved performance. High strength composite cylinder barrel is self-lubricating and impact resistant. Composite rod bearing, captive in cylinder head, has higher load capacity,…

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Fabco-Air’s Twin Rod Air Cylinders

Friday, October 26, 2012

Two non-rotating cylinder families have compact design, double the thrust and are suitable for multi-axis assemblies and the design of robotic arms. Features include non-rotating design, magnetic pistons, and…

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Bimba unveils compact, rugged MTCM/MTCL Extruded Thrusters

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bimba Manufacturing Company introduces the new MTCM/MTCL Extruded Thrusters, a series of compact, rugged, guided actuators which feature a cylinder integral to the thruster block. The thrusters have…

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