Parker Hannifin’s Parflex Division has created the Rapid Assembly Hose system — a hose and fitting system for low-pressure pneumatic and hydraulic systems. This system comprises Parker RA (Rapid Assembly) quick connecting hose fittings and adapters, as well as Parflex 515H hose. Altogether, the products optimize the assembly time, while reducing overall system weight and […]
SMC’s range of one-touch fittings feature a specially designed packing that offers a positive sealing under pressure, effectively eliminating the reduced flow commonly associated with compression fittings. Its latest series, the KQ2 one-touch are available in inch and metric size fittings as well as in various body styles, sizes and thread types. Its special profile seal […]
NewAge’s Clearflo® PVC tubing was introduced in the spring of 1962, and the company is pleased to note its 50th anniversary. Clearflo is now used for fluid and air transfer and for protective jacketing. Two other products from NewAge Industries, Newflex® reinforced PVC hose and Silbrade® reinforced silicone hose, have also reached special occasions, namely […]
Pevco’s (www.pevco.com) latest pneumatic tube carrier has been specifically designed for hospital material delivery. Offering advances in durability and performance, the TEC-6 (Trackable Ergonomic Carrier, six-inch) improves on how busy healthcare professionals provide patient care. “When designing the TEC-6, we studied how nursing, pharmacy and laboratory professionals use carriers in the course of their day. […]
AutomationDirect has added new models of tubing and fittings to its NITRA line of pneumatic components, as well as blow guns and aluminum manifolds.
AutomationDirect has added new tubing and hose options to its NITRA line of pneumatic components, including bonded straight and coiled styles.
NITRA polyurethane (PUR) tubing is made from high quality 100% virgin raw materials. It has a hardness specification of Shore A 98, which is close to the hardest of the flexible type plastics. It is ether based to provide excellent hydrolysis as well as oil and cold resistance. Because of its ability to resist absorbing […]
The German energy chain specialist igus has developed a compact chain system that can turn cables and pneumatic supply lines through ±1,500 degrees in a tiny space. The TwisterBand TB30 chain guides energy, data and media with little wear. Even at high rotating speeds, the system, which needs no guide, stays close to the axis. […]
An innovative application for pneumatics helps power a unique vehicle. The Hydrogen Hybrid Bus (HHB), was built by Golden, CO-based Proterra with funding from the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as part of the National Fuel Cell Bus Program, and is managed by the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE). The HHB is operating […]
One of the most important working parts of Stanford Hospital is practically invisible ― and its invention dates back more than 200 years. Seven thousand times a day, in four miles of tubing laced efficiently behind walls from basement to rooftop, a pneumatic tube system shuttles foot-long containers carrying everything from blood to medication. In […]