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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.


Pneumatics automate ‘world’s fastest’ whisky bottling plant

25 September, 2015

The combination of Bürkert’s AirLINE Ex 8650 valve islands and Siemens intrinsically safe SIMATIC ET 200iSP distributed I/O system is providing an ideal, safe, compact and modular pneumatic control solution for a global drinks company in Scotland. The equipment has been used in replacement Ex rated control panels at the company’s bottling plant in Glasgow: claimed to be the fastest whisky bottling plant in the world.


Chicago Pneumatic boosts its ½” metal impact wrenches

25 September, 2015

Chicago Pneumatic has launched a new series of CP7736 ½” metal impact wrenches, to deliver more durability, power and user comfort for maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) applications. The compact CP7736 offers 670ft-lbs (900Nm) of torque, which is 20 per cent more than its predecessor, and has the best price performance ratio of its class on the market. As such, MRO professionals can operate more efficiently and increase their productivity.


Powerful stopper cylinder from Festo

25 September, 2015

Festo has launched the DFSP, a series of stopper cylinders which is claimed to be able to withstand up to 200 per cent more impact force than its predecessors. According to the company, this means engineers can now benefit from a more powerful stopper but at an affordable price.


SMC meets market demand with long-life angle seat valve

25 September, 2015

The VXB Series is an angle seat valve for air, steam and heated water, which has been created by SMC Pneumatics to meet market demand for valves that deliver an extended operating life and low levels of leakage while also being compact in design. According to SMC, the VXB Series angle seat valve can deliver up to 5 million air and 3 million steam cycles.


Festo’s new VPPX valve gives increased process quality

21 August, 2015

Festo, supplier of automation technology, has launched a new proportional valve VPPX with an external sensor input, and offers users improved performance, maximum flexibility and excellent process quality.


Solid metal stainless steel connections for the pharma industry

21 August, 2015

The Eisele Inoxline is a complete assortment of stainless steel connections for compressed air, vacuum, gases, liquids and cooling water. The products include threaded connections with no dead zones or joints, which are designed according to stringent hygiene requirements and for easy cleaning. They are ideal for circuits with sensitive substances or frequent changing of media.


Chicago Pneumatic launches new Red Hawk range

21 August, 2015

International construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic has unveiled its Red Hawk range of motor drills and breakers. With three options available, the new range is suitable for roads, railways and drilling applications, providing users with a range of rugged and reliable breakers.


Tyre pressure monitoring system cuts haulage costs

21 August, 2015

SKF has launched a new tyre pressure monitoring device for use on heavy goods vehicles. The SKF Tyre Pressure Monitoring System has been introduced to help haulage companies and fleet operators reduce the cost of tyre repairs and replacement, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, while improving road safety.


New Air Flex range from Chicago Pneumatic

17 June, 2015

Chicago Pneumatic has launched a new range of airline accessories for its handheld pneumatic tools. The new Air Flex swivel connectors, which connect the air hose to the base of the tool, make rigid hoses more flexible and multi-directional. The use of the Air Flex swivel connector helps to improve MRO professionals’ work ergonomics, while providing users with a 360-degree rotational capacity to increase productivity and ease of use in difficult to reach places.


Pneumatics leakage – the invisible disrupter

17 June, 2015

Leakages in pneumatic systems have been a major problem for virtually as long as compressed air has existed. Like water, air will do its best to escape from every possible area of low resistance. Unlike water, though, air is invisible to the naked eye and poses little health and safety risk, making detection hard and a low priority for many firms.


Chicago Pneumatic introduces new mobile diesel generators

29 April, 2015

International construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic has unveiled its new range of mobile diesel-powered generators for the European market. The rugged and easy-to-move CPDG range provides reliable and consistent power to any construction site, with five models available in 9, 14, 20, 30 and 40 kVA ratings. Suitable for prime power applications in the general construction and rental industry the generators are fully CE compliant for use in Europe.


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