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Fabco-Air - New Global GT Series Options

Available now, the GT Series Global has an option for double piston rod as well as additional toolplate options.

Just add a -W between the Body and Bore codes in the part number to include the double rod option.
Sample Double Rod part number: GTND-W-020-025

New toolplate configurations incorporate hole patterns to interchange directly with some of our competitors.
Sample SMC Interchange Part Number: GTND-020-025-TS
-TB - Bimba Interchange
-TP - PHD Interchange
-TS - SMC Interchange

Catalog GC-15 can be downloaded at:
http://fabco-air.com/pdf/global.pdf (Link)

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.

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

Powerful angular gripper for every need

SCHUNK is further expanding its program of universal gripping modules: After the parallel gripper PGN-plus, the centric gripper PZN-plus, and the small parts gripper MPG-plus, the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems now introduces an angular gripper, the PWG-plus. It has a high compact performance, which offers many options for universal use in virtually every industry and environment.

The double oval piston drive, the one-piece, high-strength aluminum housing, and the practically wear-free lever mechanism make this gripper a compact and robust powerhouse. Depending on the application it can be equipped with or without mechanical gripping force maintenance. In addition, extensive accessories are available, including inductive sensors and magnetic switches.

The angular gripper from the innovative family-owned company fits smoothly into the world's largest line of standard grippers, which includes more than 10,000 components. Both on the finger and bottom side, it is equipped with a connecting pattern identical to that of the PGN-plus universal gripper, which allows direct combination with compensation units, valves, or quick-change jaw systems.

The PWG-plus is available in three sizes for workpiece weights between 0.5 kg and 7.3 kg. Further technical specifications include gripping moments between 3.5 Nm and 143 Nm, a stroke per finger of 155, and a travel tension angle per jaw of at least 33. The gripper is suitable for applications in clean and slightly dirty environments, and especially for the handling of crankshafts and camshafts, as well as for gantry loading of interlinked machining centers.


Efficient handling of metal sheets from Schmalz

Holding force, lateral force absorption, adaptability to the workpiece, long life, environmentally friendly design and a clear reduction in costs: With the suction pads series SAXM, the German producer of vacuum technology J. Schmalz GmbH, sets new standards in sheet metal processing.

The requirements of the automotive and sheet metal industries are increasing in complexity − a large part of this is due to the fact that increases in efficiency and reductions in costs are of critical importance to the competitiveness of a company.
Recent servo press generations, that handle metal parts with vacuum, can deliver 16 - 18 stokes per minute, depending on the type of press and complexity of the component. Whether you can take maximum advantage of the efficiency of the machine, however, also depends on the capability of the vacuum system and the suction pads in particular. The ability of the vacuum suction pad to hold the workpiece, absorb lateral forces, adapt to the workpiece and resist wear is ultimately responsible for process reliability and transport speed when working with metal sheets.

J. Schmalz GmbH, renowned producers of vacuum components, has developed a series of suction pads that differs in both design and material and is superior to other metal suction pads currently available. Suction pads of the SAXM series feature a large stroke that allows them to adjust optimally to workpieces with complex contours. The suction pad geometry provides all the features required for the highly dynamic handling of metal sheets: minimal pick-up times, high intrinsic stability while suction is applied and the absorption of extreme holding and lateral forces, especially on oily surfaces. The use of a cutting-edge and innovative material makes the suction pads extremely resistant to wear, even when subjected to ozone or aggressive drawing oils.

Improved dynamic handling, decreased costs
Until now, it was a simple rule of three: The faster the press, the more suction pads required. The more suction pads used, the more tooling work required. The more complicated the tooling work, the heavier and the more expensive it becomes.
The design features of SAXM suction pads are redefining the laws of vacuum handling. The special structure of the suction pad interior and the additional friction disc allow SAXM to absorb several times the lateral forces as compared to other available metal suction pads. This has a positive effect on the costs and output. On the one hand, the number of suction pads and thus the tooling expenses can be reduced, while maintaining the speed of the press. On the other hand, the speed of the press can be increased while maintaining the same number of suction pads. When using a single cavity tool, an increase of just one stroke per minute when applied to a production year comprised of 250 working days with 20 hours of operation and three shifts per day can result in an increase of 300,000 parts per year.

Adaptability and flexibility
Workpieces such as doors, fenders and valence panels have projecting edges and gaps that restrict the areas that the suction pad can be used. This is a point, where the advantages of SAXM are two-fold: SAXM suction pads provide a stroke that is twice as high as that of common flat suction pads, which allows it to adjust considerably better to the three-dimensional contour of the workpiece.
In addition, SAXM suction pads provide a high level of lateral force absorption while keeping the suction pad diameter comparatively small. This allows for more flexible positioning on the contoured metal sheet when space is limited versus other common metal suction pads with larger diameters.

Long-lasting and environmentally friendly
Constant exposure to ozone, such as from welding auto body parts, can cause suction pads to become brittle over time. Contact with aggressive drawing oils, such as those used in presses during forming operation, can cause suction pads to swell. Both can result in vacuum system leakage and increasing energy costs. In the worst case, they can even cause system failure and machine downtime.
SAXM suction pads are made of the innovative material Elastodur, which neither ozone nor drawing oils negatively effect. The increased service life that the material makes possible results in further advantages:
The low amount of wear not only increases the reliability of the system, it also reduces purchase costs and general costs: The long lifetime brings about less machine downtimes, in which worn suction pads have to removed and new ones installed. SAXM suction pads are 100% recyclable and feature a modular design. You can quickly and cheaply replace individual suction pad elements, such as elastomer parts, friction elements and connection elements, which can then be correctly sorted and recycled.

The SAXM series of suction pads made from Elastodur with a Shore hardness of 85 is available in seven sizes with suction areas of 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100 and 115 mm in diameter. They can be supplied with various threads already assembled or as individual parts.

Powerful solenoid valve sets the standard for more performance and less space.

The VUVG valve from Festo sets new standards in size and the best performance ratio in its class. In 90% of applications, a smaller size valve compared to existing valves can often be used. VUVG valves of the the same size achieve greater dynamics and up to 100% more flow for faster cycle times. Another cost-reducing factor is the integration of 2 x3/2 way valves in one compact valve housing. This reduces the required installation space by half.

Festoos patented cartridge principle is the result of this valvees excellent sealing properties. Its seal profile enables vacuum operation, very high flow rates and an extended pressure range of up to 10 bar. The cartridge principle enables a separated two-pressure operation. With the VUVG, there is no overlapping between the air ducts. A variable electrical connection concept reduces the complexity of ordering and warehousing for all users who require a valve with variable electrics. The patented electronics box can be replaced with just one click. The valve housing remains the same, only the connection option is changed. And lastly, ordering is simple and easy thanks to the clearly structured order code.

For more information about this new product, please visit www.festo.ca/vuvg

5300 Explorer Drive
Mississauga, ON L4W 5G4
Tel: 1 877 GO FESTO
Fax: 1 877 FX FESTO


Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., introduces the new JPC Series check Valves. The JPC series utilizes Clippardds superior poppet design and provides a variety of port configurations.

The JPC Series works as a standard check valve, but can be operated with an air pilot signal providing for free floww in the normally checked position. This new valve provides the user with a reliable method to check flow in one direction, with the ability to remotely signal a free flow through the valve. With high flow, low pressure and ease of connection, the JPC Series is an ideal check valve for many applications.

For complete detail about the JPC Series, or any of Clippardds other miniature pneumatic products, go to www.clippard.com/jpc-pol.

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


A vacuum tube lifter that can be modified with a wide range of factory designed pick up heads for safely handling cartons weighing up to 400 lbs. is available from Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The Anver VT-Series Carton lifter is powered by a remote 5 HP electric pump that runs on 3-phase power and has an adjustable handle with built-in controls. Designed to match customer requirements, this lifter provides a 100% duty cycle and can incorporate lifting heads with top and side
suction cups specifically designed for the shipping box application.

Allowing one person to safely handle cardboard cartons up to 400 lbs., the Anver VT-Series Carton Lifter eliminates the need for lifting, bending, and stretching because of the ergonomic handlebar with fingertip controls. This lifter is ideal for baking, chemical, food, pharmaceutical, and many other industries where products are supplied in cartons of varying sizes.

The Anver VT-Series Carton lifter is priced from $4,995.00 up, depending upon construction. Price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

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

Fabco-Air is happy to announce a new FKHW 180 Degree Opening Angular Gripper.

Series FKHW features a rack and pinion design
that precisely synchronizes finger motion. The
fingers are heat treated for durability, and
all bearings are sealed for longer operational

Additional features include:
-Magnetic piston is standard.
-Integrated sensor slots in body.
-Compact design is ideal for handling small parts in confined areas.
-Gripper body is hard coated aluminum ensuring abrasion and corrosion resistance.

MPA-L Modular valve terminal system has polymer bases

The MPA-L is a new addition to the MPA product series from Festo.

The MPA-L is a modular system with polymer bases for MPA1 valves.
Key features include: lower cost and more convenient IP40 wiring options for enclosure mounting; expandable up to 32 valve coils per terminal; designers can easily order different tubing sizes per valve; simple conversion from internal to external air pilot using unique Festo endplate features; valve terminals can be ordered with the exact number of valves required; easy modification to CPX fieldbus (when available); and simple configuration options.

For more information about this new product, please visit www.festo.ca/mpa-l

5300 Explorer Drive
Mississauga, ON L4W 5G4
Tel: 1 877 463 3786
Fax: 1 877 393 3786


A full line of FDA-approved, translucent silicone vacuum suction cups for
a wide range of EOAT (end of arm tooling) in food handling and packaging applications is available from Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver Food Grade Silicone Suction Cups are designed for a wide range of food handling applications from a momentary -94F to 600F operating range. Suitable for handling frozen food tubs and related products or for picking muffins and baked goods from ovens, these translucent silicone cups can be supplied with a wide range of fittings, spring suspensions, and mounting hardware.

Featuring a variety of sizes and configurations, Anver Food Grade Silicone Suction Cups come in round sizes from 0.988 to 2.366 I.D., with bellows up to 2.722 H, and in rectangular sizes from 3.155 L x 0.877 W to 1.577 W, with bellows up to 2.722 H, and in rectangular sizes from 3.155 L x 0.877 W to 1.577 W, with bellows from 0.599 to 1.300 H.

Anver Food Grade Silicone Suction Cups are priced according to size, style, and quantity. Colored metal detectable versions are also offered for de-panning food products. Samples and price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

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

VZQA Pneumatic Proportional Media Valve provides quick and precise control.

With its simple design, the VZQA is a pneumatic proportional media valve that operates using a pinching principle. Component parts of the VZQA series can be individually interchanged enabling one housing to be used in a number of different applications. Component parts include diaphragms of different materials, as well as end caps with varying connection types. Currently available with NBR seals. Future plans are to create diaphragms suitable for the food industry.

The compact and lightweight design of the proportional media valve VZQA delivers fast closing times and takes up little installation space. This reliable high performer controls media with working pressures of up to 4 bar using pilot pressures of 2 to 6 bar. The sturdy housing made from stainless steel makes the proportional media valve largely resistant to all external influences.

For more information, please visit www.festo.ca

5300 Explorer Drive
Mississauga, ON L4W 5G4
Tel: 1 877 463 3786
Fax: 1 877 393 3786