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ifm efector Introduces Compact PQ Series Pressure Sensors for Pneumatic Applications

ifm's compact PQ Series pressure sensors are designed for pneumatic applications typically found in robotics and material handling applications. The sensors precisely measure the full range of pressure and vacuum typical in these applications.

The cube-shaped pneumatic pressure sensor easily retrofits traditional pressure switches at a fraction of the price. Measuring only 32mm x 30mm x 42mm, the compact sensor can be installed in areas with limited mounting space.

Application parameters are established using two pushbuttons. The bright, four-digit display indicates system pressure and can be clearly seen from long distances. The sensor features two programmable switching outputs or one switching and one diagnostic output. In addition, the values can be programmed to change color depending on the switching output status (e.g., red if output 1 is switched; green if output 1 is not switched).

The technology is based on a piezo-resistive measuring element. The silicon measuring cell is insensitive to liquids (e.g. condensed water) and deposits that might occur in the system. The cell changes resistance when pressure is applied. The stress induced in the cell is transformed into an electric signal that is proportional to the pressure. The silicon measuring cell guarantees a high overload resistance as well as an accuracy of 0.5%.

For mounting purposes, the PQ pressure sensor can be fixed to flat surfaces and profiles using the sensorrs two M4 drill holes located in the front of the sensor. The PQ can be mounted to a DIN rail or connected to plates or manifolds using ifm's robust DIN rail bracket. The sensor can be connected to air lines through the G-1/8 port using a 6mm or 8mm tubing adapter or a 1/88 NPT adapter.

Two models are available. PQ7809 has a measuring range of -14.5 to 14.5 psi and the PQ7834 has a measuring range of -14.5 to 145 psi. Electrical connection is made through an M8 Pico DC connector. List price for the PQ pressure sensors are $145.00 (US).

For additional information on the PQ Series pressure sensors and other ifm efector products, contact ifm efector inc., 782 Springdale Drive, Exton, PA 19341. Tel: 800-441-8246 Fax: 800-329-0436 Website: www.ifm.com/us.

ifm efector inc. is a premier technology partner for sensors and controls. Products include inductive and capacitive proximity switches, photoelectric sensors, fiber optics, vision sensors, vibration sensors, condition monitors, pressure sensors, flow sensors, temperature sensors, level sensors, valve position sensors, mobile control solutions, ID systems, AS-i networking and Safety at Work products.

Versatile Valve Offers Manual Shut Off of Media Flow

The Spartan Scientific Series 4600 2-way, normally open or normally closed, pilot operated diaphragm solenoid valves are offered standard with an adjustable metering handle to restrict or manually shut off media flow. Media and pilot can be separated to extend the life of the valve by keeping corrosive material out of the pilot section. These valves can be controlled by either an internal or external pilot which allows control of pressure range applications from 15 psi to 150 psi. The 4600 is available in ¾ and 11 sizes with a 25 mm orifice, has an ambient temperature range of -100C to +500C, and is media compatible with inert gas, water, air and emulsion. In addition, the 4600 has a glass-filled nylon body and cover, nitrile diaphragm, stainless steel internal components, nitrile seals, and a standard copper shading ring.

The Spartan Scientific Series 4600 is manufactured in the USA to ISO 9001 with design specifications 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

Fabco-Air, Inc. is pleased to announce a new product line: Series FML (Pneumatic) and FHL (Hydraulic) Swing Clamps.

The clamp arm rotates 900 as it extends away from the work piece providing clearance and access for unload/ load

Operation cycle:
1. Clamp arm extends (straight line) as it releases work piece from clamp loads
2. Arm rotates 900 to full extend position.
3. When retracting, clamp arm swings 900.
Model Code R = clockwise rotation
Model Code L = counterclockwise rotation
4. With clamp arm in position over the work piece, it follows a straight line path to apply clamping force.
Standard delivery is 7-10 days. Express delivery is available.
Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

Bulletin FML.H can be downloaded at
as well as from our main catalog download page.

Please contact Fabco-Air, Inc. customer service with any questions.

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

Connectors Provide Solenoid Valve Surge Suppression Protection

Canfield Connectorrs Series P5600 Micro Protective Connectors provide electrical controllers with surge protection
against voltage spikes that are caused by the solenoids used on hydraulic and pneumatic solenoid valves. These MPCs
are available in standard MINI, ISO, and Sub-Micro 8mm and 9.4mm. The P5600 connectors provide the advantages of
suppression such as reduced contact burnoff which increases switch life and reduced high frequency interference
pulses which lowers electronic noise. They are ideal for use with reed switch proximity sensors and will protect
programmable controllers and other types of electronic devices from inductive spikes. The Series P5600 connectors are NEMA 4 and IP 65 dust tight and water resistant and do not require additional modules or hardware. Consult the
manufacturer for available CSA versions.

The Series P5600 and all Canfield Connector products are manufactured to ISO 9001 with design specifications 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

Fabco-Air offers the next generation series of pneumatic crimping tools

Fabco-Air offers the next generation series of pneumatic crimping tools that will dramatically lower your total installed cost and increase the overall quality level of the installation. These pneumatic crimping tools are designed for joining PEX plumbing connections, splicing aircraft control cables and wire rope assemblies.

Available as hand-held or bench-mounted units, these automate the crimp installation process by crimping faster, neater and producing uniformly repeatable, reliable connections, time after time with less operator fatigue.

Custom jaws available as specials. Consult our engineering department today!

Bulletin FCT-JY07 can be downloaded at:

The catalog 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

Starcyl NFPA Star 4 Heavy Duty Steel Body Pneumatic Cylinders

Starcyl Cylinder Inc. is pleased to announce the release of our Star 4 Heavy-Duty
NFPA Tie-Rod Pneumatic Cylinder offering. The Starcyl Pneumatic cylinder has
the same excellent quality, workmanship and numerous benefits you have come
to expect from the complete Starcyl cylinder offering. With bore sizes from
1-1/2 -14.00" and rod diameters up to 4.00", Starcyl can meet & exceed your
toughest industrial applications.

Our superior Starnite process on the piston rod, rod gland and tube provide the
best rod bearing support in the industry. The Starnite process produces a
minimum hardness of (65-70 Rc) and a Corrosion Resistance Evaluation of
approx 400 hours, in a salt spray environment. Starnite out performed 12
micron chrome plating by a ratio of 20:1 & nickel plating by 8:1. Our standard
cylinders offer a painted head, cap, with the superior Starnite process available
on the head, cap & tie rods as an option. Starcyl will be introducing a 2nd
generation Starnite process that exceeds a 1000 hour salt spray environment.
Starcyl pneumatic cylinders are assembled with low friction, Halite urethane
seals as a standard, allowing for a temperature rating of (-50F 230F). We
also offer 6 wrench flats on the rod end as a standard, for easy set up in
confined machinery areas.

All Starcyl pneumatic & hydraulic products are extremely competitively priced
and are 100% manufactured, assembled and tested in North America.

For a competitive quotation and/or product literature, please visit www.starcyl.com or call our
head office at 877-STARCYL (782.7295)

Isn't it time to take a serious look at the BEST cylinder offering in North America!

Quincy Compressor Delivers Higher Horsepower on its Quiet Xtreme Compressors

Quincy Compressor releases 10 and 15 horsepower versions of its new Xtreme, a quiet and
efficient piston air compressor packaged for easy maintenance and powerful performance. These
extremely quiet units allow for normal conversation while running and boast sound levels as low
as 64 dB(A)! Hear the difference by viewing the Xtreme sound comparison video featured on Quincy
Compressor's web site:

Xtreme packaged units are designed for 100% duty cycle operation. They include specific
configurations of two-stage QT splash lubricated or PLT pressure lubed, tank-mounted compressors
available in single- or three-phase power configurations. Now available at 5, 7.5, 10 and 15
horsepower, each Xtreme features:

Low-noise operation between 64 and 69 dB(A) - quieter than a refrigerator
at (70 dB(A))

Air-cooled aftercooler for moisture removal

Reduced operating costs with start/stop controls (standard for 5 & 7.5 HP)

Dual control standard for 10 & 15 HP

Axial flow fan for maximum cooling; intercooler for low operating temps

Removable front and back panels for serviceability

Lower maintenance cost than typical, comparable rotary screw compressor

In business since 1920, Quincy has built its reputation on quality and reliability. Built and
shipped from the Quincy, Illinois manufacturing plant, the company's reciprocating compressors
are recognized as the workhorse standard for point-of-use installations in light industrial,
agricultural, commercial and automotive applications.

Quincy's dedicated network of authorized distributors offers top-notch installation and after-
sales services for reliable, efficient air year after year. To learn more and locate an
authorized dealer, visit www.quincycompressor.com/Xtreme

Quincy Compressor
Phone: 251.937.5900
Fax: 251.239.2784


Clippard announces the introduction of the all-new Air Jets line. This new line is designed to deliver a concentrated flow of air or liquid to a designated location. Featuring a unique ball nozzle design, the Air Jets line is available with a wide range of nozzles, bases and mounting hardware. The ball nozzle accepts a variety of tube configurations that can be aimed and locked into position. This capability enables the Air Jets to deliver the air or liquid with precision, and at a very affordable price.

For complete details or to request further information, go to www.clippard.com/airjets-pol or call 1-877-245-6247.

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


A new, below-the-hook side-grip vacuum lifter for rotating or pivoting loads from the vertical to horizontal plane or vise-versa is being introduced by Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VPF Series Side Gripper features a cross-beam attachment with adjustable side grip vacuum suction pads, a rigid frame, and pivoting extension handle to let one person easily reorient a load. Built for safety, it includes an integrated vacuum guard system with check valves, vacuum gauges for each pad, and an audio-visual alarm to signal air loss.

Designed to be integrated with virtually any hoist, the Anver VPF Series Side Gripper operates on standard shop air and is available with manual
or powered 3600 rotation. Suitable for lifting HVAC equipment, furniture, fixtures, cabinets, sinks, and other enclosures that need to be loaded, unloaded, and rotated, this lifter is offered in capacities up to 4,000 lbs.

The Anver VPF Series Side Gripper is priced from $5,995.00., depending upon the type of suction pads and optional equipment. Price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Anver Corporation
Scott Dillon, Group Manager
36 Parmenter Rd.
Hudson, MA 01749
(800) 654-3500 FAX (978) 568-1570
e-mail: sdillon@anver.com

Rexroth Adds Sercos III and Ethernet/IP to Pneumatic Valve Fieldbus Protocol Support

Rexroth has expanded the offering of B-Design fieldbus components to include support for Sercos III and Ethernet/IP for valve systems Series HF03-LG, HF04 and CD01/02-PI.

Rexroth announces the expansion of B-Design fieldbus components to include support for Sercos III and Ethernet/IP for valve manifold systems Series HF03-LG, HF04, and CD01/02-PI. The valves include body sizes with 10, 15, 18 and 26mm widths. All electric, pneumatic, supply and exhaust connections are on one plane, enabling clean installation. Discrete output modules control up to 2 amps current draw per point, and modular expansion of discrete and solenoid outputs is possible.

The Sercos III version follows the standard platform as other Rexroth Bus Direct Control (BDC) protocols. Sercos III features up to 32 outputs per valve manifold and up to four valve manifolds can be controlled from one bus module.

The EtherNet/IP version follows the standard platform as other Rexroth bus Central Mount System (CMS) protocols. EtherNet/IP features up to 48 inputs per valve manifold in addition to solenoid and discrete outputs, and up to four valve manifolds can be controlled by one bus module. The standard module works with EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP and TCP/IP protocols.

Bosch Rexroth Canada is the Canadian subsidiary of Bosch Rexroth AG, one of the worldds leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving machinery used in industrial and factory automation as well as in mobile applications. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for industrial applications and factory automation, mobile applications and using renewable energies. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2008 Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around 5.9 billion Euro with 35,300 employees.

Company Information:
Bosch Rexroth Canada
Ontario, CANADA