NITRA pneumatic BVS series modular solenoid valves are body ported, three-port (three-way), two-position poppet valves available in normally-open or normally-closed configurations.
Composite cylinder rods reduce weight
When a design engineer needs to reduce the weight of a cylinder assembly, one of the first thoughts is to use a lighter cylinder material. Polygon Co.’s composite cylinders are lower in weight than aluminum and are similar to magnesium.
Pneumatic or electric? How to decide which actuator to use
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.
ASCO Numatics merging miniature valve products under ASCO Brand
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.
Stainless steel solenoid valves
AIRTEC Pneumatics has announced the release of 316 Stainless Steel solenoid valves. These standard valves are suitable to IP67. IP69K is available on request.
BDI acquires PneumaTrek National
BDI (Bearing Distributors, Inc.), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, announced the acquisition of Salt Lake City, UT-based PneumaTrek National Inc., effective April 1, 2011.
New cylinder system from Polygon
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.
Festo launches push for greater compressed air efficiency
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.
Norgren launches new web store
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.
Risk assessment, Part 2 — cylinder applications
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.