Pneumatics & Hydraulics


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Industrial electro-pneumatic control
May 2002
For close to 50 years, Fairchild has been a leading authority for the manufacture of high quality pneumatic and electropneumatic controls. Their growth stems from the developing technology in four main ...

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Gateway type serial transmission system
October 2001
Reduced wiring and fieldbus communication systems from SMC are now a very powerful and user-friendly way of installing valve bank islands for all pneumatic applications. The gateway unit has the option ...

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High-torque rotary actuators
October 2001
Certain applications in the oil and gas and mining industries utilise very large rotary valves that require powerful actuators to provide the high torques necessary to operate the valves. The new 'mega ...

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Hydraulic and pneumatic couplings and accessories
May 2001
The Staubli quick-coupling range came about, and is in constant development in the context of partnership with industrial users, to cover all industrial applications.    Examples include:    * Standard applications ...

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Pneumatic grippers expand application areas
April 2001
The introduction of new precision parallel grippers Type HGPP and micro-angle grippers Type HGWM have expanded Festo's range of grippers and its modular handling and assembly technology system. These ...

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Over 2000 suction gripper variants for vacuum technology
March 2001
Festo's systematic approach to vacuum technology has resulted in a modular development that offers over 2000 possible vacuum gripper combinations for applications requiring the delicate handling of parts ...

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Hygienic cylinders for food and beverage applications
February 2001
Festo's CRHD repairable round cylinder series to DIN ISO 6431 is one of the company's new core products for the food, beverage and packaging industries and any other industry demanding the highest standards ...

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Pneumatic rotary actuator
January 2001
Mitech's pneumatic rotary actuator features a choice between a crank arm design which results in negligible backlash making it suitable for control applications and a scotch yoke design which gives a ...

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Pneumatics and electronics interface in a box
December 2000, Shorrock Automation
Shorrock Automation is offering IFM Electronic's AirBox, which has the electronics and pneumatics integrated into one compact module. The basis of this AirBox is the standardised electromechanical interface ...

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Lightweight, high flow-rate solenoid valves
July 2000, N&Z Instrumentation & Control
Numatics is now offering Mk 2002 10 mm miniature plug-in valves. These ultra lightweight, high flow-rate, solenoid valves employ the proven stainless steel spool and sleeve. They are available in 3/2, ...

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New design results in optimum efficiency
May 2000, Danfoss
The design of the new pressure transmitter from Danfoss offers a higher level of accuracy in pressure measurement while at the same time preventing damage from pressure surges or "liquid hammer". The ...

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High accuracy from robust pressure sensor
May 2000, Danfoss
The design of the new pressure transmitter from Danfoss offers a higher level of accuracy in pressure measurement while at the same time preventing damage from pressure surges or 'liquid hammer". The ...

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Pressure measurement inside pressurised chambers
May 2000, WIKA Instruments
Applications in the field of pressure measurement that are different from the norm and require special measurement solutions can be found in, diving bells or diving chambers, depth measurement, tunnel ...

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Pneumatic valve terminals now have greater flexibility
May 2000, Festo South Africa
The Allen-Bradley SLC 500 programmable mini-controls from Rockwell Automation have been integrated into three different types of Festo pneumatic valve terminals. These valve terminals can be used as 'standalones' ...

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Hard-wearing pneumatic valves have long service life
April 2000
Numatics' well-known spool and sleeve assembly solenoid and pilot valves are used in sugar and paper mills worldwide. Here in South Africa Numatics' valves are working trouble-free in most of the major ...

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