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Act naturally

03 May, 2016

Equipped with ultra-modern fluidic muscles and piezo valve technology from Festo, RoboThespian is captivating crowds around the world.


Pneumatic brake system ROBA-linearstop tested by TÜV Süd

29 April, 2016

On gravity-loaded axes in machines and systems, there is always a potential risk of crashing loads. In order to protect people and materials reliably against injury and damage in spite of this risk, mayr power transmission has therefore long provided a full-quality safety brake for vertical axes which has been tested by the TÜV (German Technical Inspectorate) with its ROBA-linearstop.


RS Components extends range of pneumatic components from SMC

01 April, 2016

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc., the global distributor for engineers, has introduced a significant extension to its range of pneumatic components from SMC. Targeting machine builders developing new pneumatics-based applications as well as maintenance engineers, the additions to the SMC pneumatic components range comprise more than 600 products; including cylinders, actuators, valves, fittings, assemblies, filters, lubricators, regulators, hoses and air-preparation devices.


Emco Wheaton aims to make bulk liquid delivery safer and quicker

01 April, 2016

Emco Wheaton claims to be poised to change the face of the bulk fluid transfer industry with the launch of two new products, the EW Selector and the Combi-Cabinet. The company comments that the new products have been designed to make the process of delivering bulk liquids safer, quicker and more effective.


Camozzi launches new FRL range

01 April, 2016

Camozzi has expanded its range of air treatment solutions with the introduction of Series MD, a new range of modular FRLs.


New fluid power catalogue from Camozzi

25 February, 2016

The new UK Short Form Catalogue (Release 8.7) from Camozzi Pneumatics Ltd. has been launched.


SMC delivers dual port serial interface unit for its EtherNet/IP fieldbus system

25 February, 2016

SMC’s EX600 serial interface unit for its EtherNet/IP compatible design has three outstanding new features that improve the overall benefits and flexibility of the product. A dual port allows a trio of topologies for the connection, providing greater security and equipment and wire savings.


Pneumatic push button selected for time- and cost-saving shower system

25 February, 2016

Arknet Ltd., based near Reading, has developed a PLC controlled commercial shower system that offers installation and operational cost saving in a design that does not require plumbing behind tiled walls and usage benefits such as variable water delivery duration and individual shower head valve control.


Asco Numatics expands fluid automation portfolio with 652 Series FRLs

01 December, 2015

Asco Numatics has introduced its 652 Series filter, regulator, and lubricator (FRL) line of air preparation products. The 652 Series features high flow characteristics and the widest high- and low-temperature ratings of any FRL – making it suitable for a broad range of applications.
Chris Walsh, UK sales manager for Asco Numatics, commented that, with its particularly high flow rates, the all-new 652 Series FRL “assures original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and maintenance managers that air preparation products from Asco Numatics will optimise their machine performance”. In addition, he added that the 652 Series’ extended high- and low-temperature capabilities (-40degC to 80degC) “allow it to be specified across a broad range of applications, including those within harsh environments”.  
These modular FRL products have a robust construction and are easy to assemble, mount, and position. In addition, their new manifold endplate flanges allow the maintenance technician to pull the manifold assembly out of service without disconnecting the piping. The product line is available in three port sizes ranging from 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch (NPTF, G, or R threads). 


Pneumatic switch bridge handle from Elesa

01 December, 2015

The new EBR-PN bridge pull handle from Elesa enables use of remote air control for interlocking, multiple latching systems etc. where electrical systems are not considered safe or where they may be subject to corrosion. Push button operation of the integral valve, together with manually gripping the handle permits one-handed opening of doors, equipment, safety guards etc.


SMC pressure sensor with M12 connector for general fluids

01 December, 2015

Pneumatics solutions provider, SMC, has designed an easy to install pressure sensor for non-corrosive gas or liquids that reduces operating costs.


Metpoint OCV validation

30 October, 2015

Beko Technologies’ Metpoint OCV monitoring system has been successfully validated from BfArM (German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices) as a method to determine residual oil content within medical compressed air. The validation has been executed and achieved within a strong co-operation project of a global gas company and Beko Technologies.


Ease your vacuum generation with SMC

30 October, 2015

In response to increasing demand for integrated vacuum generation systems, SMC has launched its new Series ZHP vacuum pad with ejector. An energy efficient single compact unit, the ZHP, can be easily mounted in confined spaces due to a design that removes the need for further components, making it simple to order and maintain.


Festo focuses on productivity concepts at PPMA 2015

30 October, 2015

At this year’s PPMA show pneumatic and electric drive technology provider, Festo, showcased a number of its new developments, concepts and solutions for the food and beverage sector. Visitors to the stand were able to discuss how they can increase productivity in different ways by considering efficiency, simplicity, security and accessing Festo’s key competencies.


An alternative to a stationary pneumatic screwdriver

30 October, 2015

The trend in avoiding compressed air as a drive medium in various production and assembly processes can result in a great deal of expense when it comes to stationary automated screw assembly. The Deprag Minimat air screwdrivers are said to guarantee reliability while retaining top functionality and torque accuracy.


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