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SCHUNK DPGplus: Sealed Two-Finger Parallel Gripper, Now In New Sizes

The successful DPGplus series of sealed 2-finger parallel grippers has been extended with sizes 240 and 300. The pneumatic drive with oval pistons and the multi-tooth guides ensure the user precise and reliable gripping. This ensures a high level of machine up time and high returns from your production and assembly applications.

The DPGplus sealed 2-finger parallel gripper is an expert at handling rough or dirty workpieces. It is perfectly suited for loading and unloading in harsh environments, like grinding machines, lathes, and milling machines. It is also suitable for use in painting systems, powder coating systems, or underwater.

The sealed grippers of the DPG-plus series feature sealing class IP 67 for the highest sealing in its class, with moments between 30 Nm and 160 Nm, (22 Ft-lb-118 Ft-lb) depending on the direction of load and size of the unit and grip forces up to 11,700 N (2,630 lbf). The high sealing class and performance are made possible by combining a multi-tooth guide with a round sealing surface of the base jaws toward the outside.

Herkules Pneumatic Scissor Lift Table with Tilt and Rotate

Herkules Equipment Corporation has designed and built a new Scissor Lift Table that Tilts and Rotates, providing a unique solution for certain applications. This lift system was specifically requested for an application that raises, spins and tilts large containers of special liquids during the production process which improves the ergonomic conditions for workers. The tilt is limited to an angle of 10 degrees maximizing control during the process. The manual rotate turns 360 degrees and the air brake allows it to be securely locked in any position for ease of processing and operator safety.

Manually rotating the 422 x 644 platform is effortless due to the high grade bearing used within the lift system. Push and pull forces are as low as 5 pounds. Rotation can be performed in both directions, providing maximum flexibility.

The lift system has a 4,000 lb capacity, with a full raised height of 322. All controls are located on one remote pedestal.

Herkules Equipment Corporation has been manufacturing Pneumatic Lifting Equipment for over 25 years, including (standard and custom); Lift Tables, Lift & Rotates, Lift & Tilts, Operator Lifts, Power Rotate Systems, Lifts for Integration, Cart Positioners, and Pallet Positioners. Herkules has now expanded itss product offerings under a new brand name, Enkon Systems, that includes Electric Lift Systems and Hydraulic Lift Systems.

For more product information, please contact Herkules at 800-444-4351, or at info@herkules.us or visit our website at www.herkules.us. Check out our newest website, www.enkonsystems.com.

Herkules Equipment Corporation
2760 Ridgeway Court
Walled Lake, MI 48390-1662
Phone: 248-960-7100
Fax: 248-960-7109
Email: info@herkules.us
Website: www.herkules.us

Ark-Plas Products, Inc.Announces New Fitting and Tubing Kits

Ark-Plas Products kits are assembled from a variety of Commercial Grade Fittings or Quick Disconnect Luer Fitting, and are made available in Nylon, and Polypropylene material. Luer Fitting Kits are also available in Polycarbonate. Each kit is shipped in a durable, reusable container with an identification card for easy reference to all included parts in the kit.

Available in 1/166 IDDs, all the way up to ΒΌ IDDs, Ark-Plass Kits feature a large assortment of parts which are perfect for use in liquids, pneumatic controls, fluid dampers, automation equipment, laboratory use, research and development, and design departments.

A free catalog and price list is available for all who inquire. Part samples are also available, free of charge, for testing & color matching. Phone or visit the web site to request information or samples.

Ark-Plass Products, Inc.
165 Industry Lane
Telephone: 870-453-2343
Fax: 870-453-2567
Web site: http://www.ark-plas.com
Email: info@ark-plas.com

Fabco-Air, Inc. Product Announcement Micro-Mist Separator

Fabco-Air now offers a Micro-Mist Separator to augment our existing FRL line. This separator features 0.011 filtration and easily integrates with our other FRL products using the same mounting brackets and connectors. Available in 5 Port Sizes (1/8" to 3/4" NPT), and an air service rating to 145 PSI.

Bulletin MMS-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


A new line of round vacuum traction cups for press automation that are designed to grip securely and disperse oil when handling curved sheet metal body panels is being introduced by Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver Green Cups are molded from a hybrid NBR blend with a high-traction design that is optimized for operating in hot and oily environments up to 2755F. Suitable for use with high speed robotic pick-and-place sheet metal handling equipment, they provide fast attach and release and are designed to maximize grip and disperse any existing surface oil on stamped panels.

Compatible with all popular end effectors, Anver Green Cups are available in 65 mm, 85 mm, and 105 mm sizes in 50- and 60- durometers; with male disconnect or quick disconnect couplings. A wide variety of other vacuum suction cups are also available molded from different specialized compounds for a wide range of vacuum material handling applications.

Anver Green Cups are priced from $24.00 ea., depending upon size, couplings, and quantity. Price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

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

Two Compressors One Cabinet Kaesers HSD is the first of its kind

Announcing Kaesers latest innovation in progressive air system technology the new 2-in-1 HSD compressor! It is the first of its kind featuring two independently operating compressors in a single enclosure. These new packages are available from 500-650 hp, and deliver flows from 1632-3002 cfm and pressures from 100-217 psig.

Each HSD incorporates two individual compressor units including a motor, Sigma Profile airend, separator aftercooler, draintrap and filtration. Because each module is a complete compressor and not just two airends stacked together the HSD provides maximum part-load efficiency, built-in redundancy, and reduced installation costs.

HSD compressor units are started one after another to reduce inrush current and protect against network overload. Both compressor units have dedicated Sigma Controls connected via Profibus for energy efficient sequencing and fully automatic monitoring of critical operating and maintenance indicators. Plus with the Sigma Frequency Control option, the HSD is not only the largest variable frequency drive in its class, but it also doubles the flow range of previous models.

For more information on how the HSD can reduce footprint, lower installation and maintenance costs, while providing the air of two units, please call 800-777-7873 or visit us at www.kaeser.com/sigma.

Redi-Lock 250, 250 PSI Push-On Hoses from KURIYAMA OF AMERICA

New Redi-Lock 250, 250 PSI Push-On Hoses are now available in red and blue colors in 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" ID sizes for use with low pressure pneumatic systems and air tools. Hoses are constructed with a Nitrile rubber tube and a Nitrile/PVC cover to work at a service temperature range of -200F to 1800F.

Phone: (847) 755-0360
Toll-Free FAX: (800) 800-0320
International FAX: (847) 885-0996
360 E. State Parkway Schaumburg, IL 60173-5335 USA

3-Finger Centric Gripper PZN+ 380 from SCHUNK

The proven PZN-plus series has been extended with the new size 380 to cope with the constantly increasing performance requirements. This series can be used with the handling of weights of up to 190 kg (420 lbs), making it perfect for the handling of heavy workpieces.

The multi-tooth guidance of the PZN-plus 3-finger centric gripper employs a large gripping force and high moment load capabilities. A wide range of different versions allows for universal use in areas with special requirements (temperature, chemicals, dirt, and many others.) This unique range of different versions means that a suitable gripper is available for most every application.

The new size PZN-plus 380 now expands this 3-jaw centric gripper family to 11 distinct sizes and allowing for grip forces up to 59,500N (13,400 lbf) as well as a stroke of almost 2 inches per jaw. With the other options like metallic dust covers and viton seals, the PZN-plus family is the broadest 3-jaw gripper on the market. This unique range and versions show that the PZN-plus grippers are able to handle almost any conceivable application.

Mini Solenoid Operators for Multiple Uses from Spartan

Spartan Scientificcs solenoid operator Series 3800 is specially designed for the pilot function of 3 and 4 way pneumatic directional control valves. These operators are available in plate mount and are interchangeable with most solenoid operator interfaces. The Series 3800 also can be used in 2 way or 3 way manifold assemblies where multiple valves are combined into a single block station for transmission of air, water, or other liquid medium. The simple plate mount operator and the interchangeable orifice baskets easily make small manifolds for regulation of either automated work stations or coolant water in molding presses. These mini solenoid operators are ideal for small custom valves such as those used to operate hospital bed air cushions and air-ride bellows car systems. The Series 3800 has a pressure range of vacuum to 200 psi depending on the orifice size and is dust-tight and water resistant to IP 65. The shading ring is standard enabling both AC and DC coils to be used on all armatures.

Spartan Scientific is certified to ISO 9001 with design. The Series 3800, like all Spartan Scientific products, is manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. Complete specifications and options can be found at www.spartanscientific.com or by calling Bob Howard at 330-758-8446 x 122.

Spartan Scientific
P O Box 9792
Boardman, OH 44513
Tel: (330) 758-8446
Fax: (330) 758-3314


A below-the-hook ergonomic vacuum lifter that lets one person pickup contoured products from the top for insertion into assembly or packaging equipment and boxes is available from Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VM-Series Ergonomic Vacuum-Hoist Lifter is fully integrated and can be equipped with custom suction pad attachments for handling contoured parts from the top, based upon the available surface area. Designed to let one person position a load for assembly and packaging operations, the load will stay in place without drift when the up/down controls are released.

Available in capacities up to 1,000 lbs., if the Anver VM-Series Ergonomic Vacuum-Hoist Lifter experiences a vacuum loss or leakage of 10%, it will sound a loud horn and flash a bright red LED warning light. Compensating for altitude and atmospheric pressure, the leakage sensor is powered independent from the host vacuum system by a 9V lithium battery.

The Anver VM-Series Ergonomic Vacuum-Hoist Lifter is priced from $4,295.00, depending upon the pad attachment design. Price quotation are available upon request.

For more information contact:

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