22 May, 2022

Norgren launches Adaptix Soft Jaw

17 May, 2022

Claimed to offer the same robustness as a traditional aluminium soft jaw, Norgren’s new Adaptix Soft Jaw adapts to flat and unique part geometries to provide the necessary forces to hold the workpiece securely. Its ease of configuration and interchangeable pin tips mean machine operators can radically reduce set up and changeover times and their associated labour costs.

New industrial magnets added to Elesa range

28 April, 2022

Elesa is now supplying a wide selection of durable industrial magnets, now including new sizes in round and rectangular flat designs – also application-specific cable fixing magnets. These join the existing range of standard magnets in different styles, sizes, pull forces, and materials for all types of permanent positioning and clamping needs. Typically, they are used for closure of doors, holding of workpieces, location of jigs or simply for temporary paperwork.

IMI Thompson valves shoot into space

24 March, 2022

IMI Thompson Valves, a division of IMI Critical Engineering, has supplied valves for the Ariane 5 that launched the James Webb Space Telescope into space on Christmas Day 2021. It is claimed to be the most powerful telescope that has ever been built and will allow astronomers to study the beginning of the universe shortly after the Big Bang.

The benefits of project teamwork

10 March, 2022

Damien Moran, Bürkert’s field segment manager for the hygienic & pharmaceutical sector, discusses the benefits of the combined project management approach.

End lock pneumatic cylinders with locking force 3 times the cylinder’s thrust force

14 February, 2022

Industrial automation company, Camozzi Automation Ltd, has launched pneumatic cylinders with automatic mechanical end stroke locks. The automatic lock feature ensures the cylinder rod’s safe and secure holding in both retracted and fully extended positions.

Safety of railway vehicles

19 January, 2022

In the maintenance of railway vehicles, manufacturers and service centers set high quality standards, which must be carefully tested and documented. Today’s modern vehicles almost resemble a small “industrial plant” that ranges from supply to measurement and control technology.

How to save maintenance time while optimising machine productivity

13 January, 2022

Machinery maintenance and repairs can be timeconsuming and frustrating, but there’s a way to improve the whole ordeal! Many companies are turning to predictive maintenance to aid their operations. This helps them save time, money, and frustration when dealing with their equipment. Camozzi Automation provides a few facts about predictive maintenance to help you get started.

Accurate and stable actuator for an automatic screwdriving application

25 November, 2021

Accuracy, repeatability and stability were the key performance requirements specified for an actuator to be used in an automatic screwdriving application for AVK Plastics, a manufacturer of synthetic surface boxes and pallets based in the Netherlands. AVK Plastics turned to HepcoMotion after the previous actuator could not provide the high stability required, causing them to need a replacement.

Sealing system for valve stems

09 November, 2021

Bonomi (UK) Ltd, has introduced an advanced sealing system for valve stems. V-Pack is a PTFE stem sealing system removing the need for an elastomer (HNBR/EPDM/MFQ, FFKM) O-ring, meaning that the valve is suitable for use with a wide range of chemicals. The result is a single valve, suitable for use in many different applications, without having to consider changing the elastomer O-ring stem seals.

Camozzi expands Industry 4.0-ready valve island range

26 October, 2021

Camozzi Automation has extended its range of Industry 4.0-ready Series D valve islands, with the introduction of 2 new sizes; Size 2 (16mm) and Size 5 (10.5mm & 16mm).

Interlock handles with electronic and pneumatic pushbuttons

14 October, 2021

New RH series tubular handles from Elesa offer a rugged and elegantly simple electrical cut-off for the safe opening of access panels on machine tools. This is achieved with an IP65 pushbutton interlock in a single or twin button configuration. FG16 variants feature electronic buttons while FG18 are pneumatic. On the electrical handles, an emergency stop button version is available, as well as a plain handle version to compliment for use elsewhere.

New flow control app for Festo Motion Terminal

29 September, 2021

Filling containers with compressed air or other gases such as nitrogen can be achieved more profitably and economically with the new Flow Control Motion App from Festo, developed for use with its VTEM Motion Terminal.

Series QL reduces length without compromising strength

08 September, 2021

Camozzi Automation’s new Series QL short stroke cylinder has a reduced length, making it ideal for confined or challenging spaces, yet still offers the same strength as an ISO 15552 or ISO 21287 cylinder.

Standards: Setting the foundation for state-of-the-art safety and sustainability

19 August, 2021

Richard Driver, technical manager, valves section, in the SMC European Technical Centre based in the UK, is a technical expert on the BFPA’s MCE18/5 and MCE 18/8 technical committees and contributes to the resulting standards. SMC, as a leading pneumatic supplier in the UK and globally, recognises the importance of getting involved in BFPA’s important industry standards development work. 

New push-in fittings for cooling systems

06 August, 2021

Camozzi Automation has employed its extensive push-in fittings knowhow to develop a new range engineered specifically to enable the smooth passage of fluids in cooling systems.

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