IMI announced that it has agreed to acquire Bimba, a market leading manufacturer of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motion systems with an extensive distributor network principally servicing the North American Industrial Automation market. Bimba will become an integral part of IMI Precision Engineering and the acquisition represents a significant strategic step for the division. According […]
Bimba announced the acquisition of Vaccon Company Inc., an innovator in vacuum technology that includes vacuum pumps, vacuum cups, end-of-arm tools, and accessories. Bimba currently does not offer any vacuum gripping technologies, so this will open up new opportunities in an adjacent, related pneumatic space. Vaccon products are esteemed for their rugged yet simple “straight-through” […]
Pneumatic actuators, often called air cylinders, are an inexpensive and easy-to-use design choice for many industrial applications that require linear motion. While the technology has been around in nearly its current form for more than half a century, there are some interesting trends and design advances that engineers should be aware of. Air cylinders have […]
Pneumatics has its share of fun applications—with Halloween coming up this week, I’m reminded of the many uses of the technology in haunted houses that I’ve seen over the years. The simple, robust, easy-to-incorporate systems scare a lot of adventure seekers each Fall. And what can be a more fun application than helping out on […]
If there is one topic that causes great concern in every industry, it’s downtime. Unplanned downtime of a machine can cost thousands of dollars depending on how long it stays down. In most electrical systems, and some hydraulic ones, diagnostic systems and sensors have been available to alert system operators that a critical component is […]
Bimba Manufacturing has debuted a new website, featuring an updated look and improved functionality. The redesign includes state-of-the-art technical features, reorganized and updated content, and rich multimedia applications.