As the triennial IFPE fluid power and motion control show readies for a March 22-26 run in Las Vegas, things are looking decidedly upbeat.
Membrane air dryers from Parker Hannifin
The Filtration and Separation Division of Parker Hannifin offers a complete line of Balston membrane air dryers specifically for use with Coordinate Measurement Machines.
2011 IFPE Technical Conference preview
At IFPE 2011, the 52nd National Conference on Fluid Power will be the cornerstone of expanded education. The conference focus is on new technologies and methodologies within the fluid power industry related to improved analysis, design, manufacturing and performance of fluid power components and systems for mobile and industrial markets.
VUVG valves are powerful, have space-saving design
VUVG valves from Festo have compact dimensions and low weight, making they suitable for use in the front-end area, e.g. mounted directly on a robot arm.
More choices for pressure transducers
The Ashcroft G2 pressure transducer is now available with a larger selection of electrical and pressure connections. Deutsch DT and DTM along with the AMP Superseal 1.5 connection provide moisture resistance along with proven latch designs that prevent inadvertent disconnection.
CCEFP demonstrates air-powered ankle foot orthosis
Researchers at several of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power institutions are working on the development of the next generation AFO that will push the limits of fluid power technology.
Trelleborg launches improved Isolast J9440
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has launched an improved Isolast J9440. Isolast J9440 now has a higher operating temperature—up to 240 °C / 464° F—and is accredited to the USP Class 6 standard for use in pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare industries.
Electronic measurement catalog from NOSHOK
NOSHOK has released an updated Electronic Measurement Solutions catalog, which introduces several new and improved products.
MD&M West show wrap-up
The Medical Design & Manufacturing show, held at the Anaheim Convention Center last week, was really just a part of the overall action, with sister shows focusing on packaging, electronics, automation, plastics, aerospace/defense, and sustainable manufacturing.
Clean air is crucial for optimal pneumatics
Removing moisture and contaminants ensure that the pneumatic systems do not experience premature wear or damage.