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Ultra-thin Indicator Light Retro-fits Existing Applications

Canfield Connectorrs Interposed Lighted Wafer is a state of the art, electronic lighting indicator module for installation between a DIN type coil and itts mating connector. The ultra-thin iLWWs surface mount technology and high luminescence Gallium Arsenide LED allows it to retrofit existing applications or to be used in conjunction with unlighted connectors. The iLW is MINI standard but also is available for Sub-Micro 8mm, Sub-Micro 9.4mm, DIN 43650 Form AA/ISO 4400, and EN 175301-803:2000 retrofits. It is NEMA 4 and IP 65 dust tight and water resistant and is not polarity dependent. Designed to sandwichh between the connector and the coil, the iLW can be installed several times without degrading the contact surfaces and operates in an ambient temperature range of -200 to +900C.

Canfield Connector is certified to ISO 9001 with design and the Series iLW is proudly manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications can be found at www.canfieldconnector.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8299 x 122.

Canfield Connector
8510 Foxwood Court
Youngstown, Ohio 44514
Tel: (330) 758-8299
Fax: (330) 758-8912


A line of check valves that were specifically designed for vacuum system applications and eliminate the use of pressure check valves with stiffer springs is available from Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver CheckVac Valves are designed for all industrial vacuum applications where vacuum loss prevention is required and feature low 0.17 psi cracking pressure with flow rates up to 63 CV. Unlike pressure check valves, these vacuum check valves optimize system performance by not wasting the pumps power opening stiffer springs; resulting in up to four times better flow.

Allowing the use of smaller vacuum pumps in many applications, Anver CheckVacc Valves are made from a leak-free, seamless, one-piece anodized aluminum body with a smooth bore and have a plastic valve element with a specially tempered stainless steel spring and an O-ring seal. Designed to operate in any orientation, they are offered in 1/44 through 22 NPT sizes.

Anver CheckVac Valves are priced from $9.99 up, depending upon size. Visit

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500 FAX (978) 568-1570

SCHUNK PRG 2-Finger Radial Gripper

The new PRG 2-Finger Radial Gripper from SCHUNK combines high gripping moments with small dimensions. The integrated pneumatic oval piston drive guarantees maximum power density.

Radial gripping motions are often achieved by integrating a slotted link gear. Existing links cause an extreme reduction in the gripping moment, if the opening angles are rather small. SCHUNK has found a solution for such an application; the patented Single-Pin guide rail which ensures a constant closing moment throughout the gripping range. The new PRG did not change in dimensions and can reliably grip larger workpieces or workpieces with a larger tolerance range. In addition, innovative dampening, which is directly integrated in the drive rod, allows short cycle times and a much longer admissible finger length.

The multifunctional PRG has an adjustable stroke to fit the individual application and is also available with a gripping force safety device, in a high-temperature version and with three different opening angles (300 / 600 / 900). The end position can be optionally monitored by inductive proximity switches or magnetic switches.

211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919.572.2705 or
Fax: 919.572.2818

Metal Handle Retro-Fit Kit for Coilhose Cannon High Force Blow Gun

Coilhose Pneumatics introduces an extended trigger system for its popular high force blow gun, the Coilhose Cannon.

This metal handle retro-fit kit enables the user to more easily operate the gun while wearing protective gloves in the workplace environment.

This attachable assembly is a long lever style mechanism by which the user can activate the power-assisted button-style trigger of the gun.

Each kit contains a trigger assembly, pin, o-rings (2), bushing, hex screws (2), 1/8 Allen wrench, and a easy-to-follow set of instructions with a line art diagram.

No additional tools are needed for installation! The only tool required for assembling this handle kit to the existing gun body is the Allen wrench already included with the kit.

The Coilhose Cannon may be used to remove heavy or stubborn debris in industrial or outdoor environments involving textiles, paper/ pulp, scrap metal, wood, concrete, asphalt, sewer, etc. or also in mining, shipyards, rail yards, heavy construction, and other areas that require extreme blow-off applications.

Coilhose Pneumatics
19 Kimberly Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
P: 732.390.8480
F: 732.390.9693

Ark-Plas Products, Inc. manufactures a complete line of flexible tubing for pneumatic and fluid applications.

Ark-Plas tubing is available in virtually every increment from 1/166 ID to 1/22 ID. Coiled tubing, with working lengths from 5 feet to 20 feet, is fabricated from Polyurethane, in all standard colors.

Metric sized tubing is also available from 1.5 MM ID to 6.5 MM ID.

Ark-Plas tubing is available in Polyurethane, Vinyl, VyplasTM, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, EthelplasTM, and Nylon materials. Tubing is also available in these color choices: Natural-Clear, Black, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, White, and Transparent Blue, Transparent Red, Transparent Green, and Transparent Yellow.

Free samples and a catalog will be sent to all making an inquiry.

Contact: Ark-Plas Products, Inc.
165 Industry Lane
Flippin, Arkansas 72634

Telephone: 870-453-2343

Fax: 870-453-2567


Email: info@ark-plas.com

Fabco-Air Inc. is pleased to announce a new FVEN NAMUR Solenoid Valve product line

Series FVEN features NAMUR mounting, capable of attaching directly to the actuator without additional manifolding. Available in single or double solenoid models, with a 100% (continuous) duty cycle, Series FVEN is a perfect fit for your application.

Additional features:
-High flow design ideal for operating 20 ~ 80 bore cylinders.
-Low 30 psi minimum operating pressures deliver high internal shifting force to deliver consistently reliable operation.
-Housings are precision machined and hard anodized for low friction.
-Low friction seals have high abrasion resistance to provide longer service life.
-Can be used with or without lubrication.
-Special coils have low power consumption and use DIN 43650 electrical connectors for wiring.

Bulletin FVEN-10 can be downloaded at:

The bulletin is also available on our literature request form, as well as our main catalog download page.
Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Still don't see what you want? No problem. Fabco-Air has a fully equipped machine shop and staff of engineers ready to help you build the special solution you need, so you can build the business you want.

Submit a Request for Quote today!

Contact Information
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com

New roller screw option on Tolomatics integrated servomotor actuator makes it the longest lasting integrated electric actuator

New roller-screw option available on IMA rod-style linear actuators provides significantly higher service life at forces up to 3,300 pounds.

HAMEL, Minn. Tolomaticcs integrated-motor rod-style actuator (IMA) is now capable of delivering up to 3,300 pounds of force when equipped with the new roller-screw option. The Tolomatic IMA incorporates a hollow core rotor and skewed motor windings into its unique servomotor design for an extremely compact package with increased dynamic performance and service life compared to traditional rod-style actuators. The IMAAs unique integrated motor design is well suited for applications such as pressing, clamping, valve control, spot welding and volumetric filling.

With the addition of the roller-screw option, the service life of the IMA increases by about ten times or more in high-force applications,, says Aaron Dietrich, electric product manager, Tolomatic. In fact, in an IMA 44, the estimated life of the roller-screw is about ten million inches of travel at a mean force of 2,000 pounds. The standard ball screw on the IMA offers better efficiency and economy, but the roller screw option offers higher force, better accuracy and longer service life in high-force applications..

The hollow core rotor design allows the nut of the screw to pass inside the rotor to provide a very compact package. This can decrease overall actuator length by as much as 18 inches compared to standard actuators due to the elimination of a separate motor, motor mount and gearbox. In addition, the skewed stator windings minimize the cogging of the motor to provide smoother, more efficient motion and improved force repeatability,, says Dietrich. The compact footprint and efficient operation of the IMA, combined with the flexibility of control from an electric actuator, makes the IMA a powerful and viable alternative for replacing fluid power cylinders, he says.

The Tolomatic IMA with the new roller-screw option can exert a force of up to 3,300 pounds and move a top speed of about 12 inches per second. The IMA is available with a choice of motor voltages in any incremental stroke length from 6 inches to18 inches. Built with Tolomaticcs Endurance Technology features for maximum durability and extended service life, the IMA has a patent-pending lead-screw lubrication system that allows easy re-lubrication without disassembly. Tolomaticcs sizing and selection software makes selecting an IMA easy. All orders are built-to-order and shipped with Tolomaticcs industry leading five-day delivery.

For more than 50 years, Tolomatic has been a leading supplier of electric linear actuators, pneumatic actuators and power transmission products for factory automation. Its extensive product line also includes servo-driven high-thrust actuators, servo and stepper motors, stepper drives and configured linear-motion systems. Tolomaticcs electric linear and pneumatic actuators are used in a variety of industries, including the packaging, material handling, medical, food processing, automotive, semiconductor and general automation industries. For more information about the new roller screw option on Tolomaticcs IMA integrated-motor rod-style actuator, contact Tolomatic, 3800 County Road 116, Hamel, Minn. Phone: 763-478-8000 or 1-800-328-2174. Website: www.tolomatic.com.

AutomationDirect has added a new line of Bryant wiring devices to its product offering.

Cumming, GA --- April 14, 2010 --- AutomationDirect has added a new line of Bryant wiring devices to its product offering. A full line of locking and straight blade plugs, connectors and receptacles are available in 15, 20, and 30 amp models.

Locking plugs and connectors constructed with impact and chemical-resistant nylon housings feature an internal Triple Gripperr cord clamp which automatically centers and secures the cord. Double wall construction provides extra durability; the configuration-specific plug face surrounds plug blades to prevent infiltration of contaminants. Each terminal cover is imprinted with amperage, voltage and NEMA configuration on the face for easy identification and extended teardropp wiring pockets and backed-out captive terminal screws simplify wiring. Locking plugs start at $6.25

Locking receptacles are designed with back and side wiring terminals that accept 14 to 8 gauge solid or stranded conductor wires. Molded of rugged reinforced thermoplastic polyester, the base minimizes heat buildup and resists breakage. Heavy-duty nickel-plated mounting straps are grounded for safe installations. NEMA rating and configurations are molded into the toughened nylon face for easy identification. Receptacle prices start at $4.75.

Straight blade devices are available in 15 to 30 amp sizes. A universal cord grip design accepts .300-inch to .655-inch (7.6mm to 16.6mm) wire sizes. Prices for straight blade plugs and connectors start at $6.25.

Available high-visibility lockouts provide additional protection. The OSHA lockout/tagout regulation compliant devices protect against unexpected start-up of equipment during maintenance and repair work. To accommodate a full range of plug designs and ratings, the lockouts are available in three sizes. Lockout prices start at $12.25.

A variety of accessories includes stainless steel receptacle plates, starting at $1.50, angle adapters for 20 and 30 amp plugs and connectors for $14.25, and weather boots starting at $9.25.

Learn more about the UL approved and CSA certified Bryant wiring devices at www.automationdirect.com/wiring-devices.

AutomationDirect sells over 8,500 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,200-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products, which are often priced below the industry average, 24-hour order entry and same-day shipping on in-stock items, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on almost every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-0405.

Bimba Introduces its First Rod-Type Electric Actuator

Monee, IL April 15, 2010 After more than 50 years of pneumatic leadership, Bimba announced today the introduction of its first ever, rod-type electric actuator, the Original Line Electric (OLE).

OLE actuators are designed, built, and tested to provide the longest life, greatest durability, highest speed, and most thrust per dollar. With speeds up to 22 inches per second, strokes to 18 inches standard, and thrusts up to 350 pounds, these new actuators can address a wide range of applications. The unique modular design can be ordered with or without motors and driverss from Bimba, enabling engineers to use their preferred stepper or servo brand.

This is our most exciting new product launch in more than 10 years,, said Scott Meldeau, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bimba. Now we can meet our customers' electric actuation needs with the same value for which they've come to rely on our pneumatic solutions, including easy configuration and ordering, on-time delivery, competitive price and superior quality..

The OLE product line is available in 1.5, 2, and 3 inch diameters with standard options including trunnion, block front, clevis, pivot, and foot mounts, reverse parallel motor mounts with rear pivot or clevis, step motors, drivers, encoders, brakes, washdown ratings, female rod threads, and switches.

All OLE models are available four working days from receipt of order on orders of 5 units or fewer, and are covered by a 1-year warranty. For detailed performance, selection, and ordering information visit: www.bimba.com/ole

About Bimba
Bimba Manufacturing is a forward-thinking innovator of actuation technology, specializing in providing cutting-edge solutions to engineering challenges. Its capabilities include an extensive line of industry-leading air cylinders, rotary actuators, linear thrusters, rodless cylinders, flow controls and position-sensing cylinders. In addition to its broad line of standard catalog products, nearly half of the companyys business consists of custom and semi-custom products designed for specific customers and applications. These products, used in machinery and automation, are sold to original equipment manufacturers and end-users throughout the world in an expanding variety of industries.


These new manually-operated 3- or 4- way spool valves have 1/44 NPT ports for easy access. The operation is either detented or momentary. Offering pressure ranges from
0 to 150 psig, plus an operating temperature of 32 to 1400F, these new Lever Valves can be used in unlimited applications.

The Lever Valves are available with either a base or panel mount providing for ease of installation.

For complete details or to request a catalog, go to www.clippard.com/levervalves-pol or call 1-877-245-6247.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45239