20 March, 2019

Energy-saving compact valve that’s big on flexibility

17 August, 2016

SMC has launched an updated, compact version of its VEX3 valve series that is claimed to offer customers even greater flexibility and efficiencies in terms of energy consumption.

3V2M series valve manifold from Air-Tac

17 August, 2016

Air-Tac’s 3V2M is a 3-port direct operated manifold based on 3V2 valves with a maximum of 20 stations connected in series.

How to take full advantage of advances in pneumatic valve technology

17 August, 2016

As the technology of pneumatic valves advances and becomes ever more sophisticated, it can be a real challenge to ensure you’re taking full advantage for your organisation. Patrick Berdal, product manager for valves at Parker Hannifin, outlines some of the key advances and how best to adopt them.

Festo embeds OPC-UA in its valve terminals to drive benefits of Industry 4.0

17 August, 2016

Festo has embedded OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) into its valve terminals, enabling plant managers and engineers to realise the benefits of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 principles.

Combustible silicon power for Li-ion batteries conveyed pneumatically

10 June, 2016

The future of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries found in laptops, phones, hybrid cars and other applications may be taking shape at a UK startup. Nexeon Ltd. has built a plant at its headquarters in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, to produce a silicon anode it developed that significantly improves the energy density and operating life of Li-ion batteries.

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.

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