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Freelin-Wade Launches New Product: Liquiflex-POE

Coinciding with the release of the new catalog is the launch of Liquiflex-POE. This tubing is chemical resistant like polyethylene and flexible like polyurethane. Miller said, Polyethylene flexes but Liquiflex really bends. Not unlike Polyurethane, it springs right back and can be coiled or bonded into multi-tube bundles..

Liquiflex-POE is ideal for fluid handling applications in low-pressure, room temperature environments. These properties make it an excellent choice for food manufacturing and water applications. Another potential market is for use in spray bottles, particularly in applications where the tube needs to flex through a unique shape.

Freelin-Wade Company
Founded in 1980, Freelin-Wade is North Americaas largest independent manufacturer of plastic tubing and hoses for industries as diverse as pneumatics, dental and promotions. The company employs more than 100 people at its McMinnville, Oregon plant. Privately held Freelin-Wade is a subsidiary of Coilhose Pneumatics. Worry-free Freelin-Wade tubing fits and arrives on time. With a verifiable on-time delivery rate exceeding 98%, customers know precisely when their order will arrive.
1730 NE Miller Street
McMinnville, OR 97128


A full line of air-powered venturi vacuum pumps that can be positioned close to the pickup point in pick and place systems to provide millisecond attach and release is available from Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts.

Anver VR Series Venturi Vacuum Pumps feature aluminum construction with brass inserts, have no moving parts to wear out, and can pull a 266 Hg vacuum with only 0.74 to 1.27 SCFM air flow and 72 psi supply pressure. Ideally suited for high speed pick and place systems where they can be positioned close to the parts being handled, these pumps provide milli-second attach and release and minimize the potential for vacuum loss.

Easily integrated into single item EOAT and manifolds, Anver VR Series Venturi Vacuum Pumps need only 1.22 or 1.44 space and use standard com-pressed air logic, components, and fittings. Maintenance-free, they can be supplied with a wide variety of suspensions and suction cups ranging from 3/88 to 100 dia. and are offered in many materials including silicone.

Anver VR Series Venturi Vacuum Pumps are priced from $ 21.00 ea., depending upon size and quantity. Pricing is available upon request.

For more information contact:

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

Miniature Solenoid Operators Control Inert Gasses and Liquids

Spartan Scientifics miniature solenoid operator pilot assembly Series 38KRE and 38KRI are specially designed to control inert gasses and liquids. Easily mounted to a flat manifold surface, these 2-way and 3-way solenoid pilot operator assemblies feature fully molded coil assemblies, available in either spaded or flying lead configurations, and standard turn locking manual override on the valve body. Two
provided screws quickly assemble the 38KRE and 38KRI to a manifold block and both feature the DIN 43650 B Industrial Standard quick connect interface. In addition, the 38KRI valve has an internally piloted exhaust which allows the normally open version to have all of the ports
contained within the valve body, making the assembly more economical. The 38KRE and 38KRI operate in a pressure range of 0 to 150 psi, a temperature range of -100 to +500C and have a response time of 8 to 15ms. The 38KRE has orifice sizes of 1.2 and 1.5mms and the 38KRI orifice sizes are 1.2, 1.4, and 1.6mms with exhaust orifice sizes 1.4 and 1.6mms.

Spartan Scientific is certified to ISO 9001 with design. The Series 38KRE and 38KRI, like all Spartan Scientific products, are manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards to ensure reliability and a long life. 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

Non-Spill Quick Disconnect Couplings Enhance Thermal Management Systems

Colder Products Company will showcase a broad range of non-spill couplings and solutions for makers of electronic cooling equipment at the SemiTherm Symposium (booth #206). These innovative connectors enable leak-free connection and disconnection of critical fluid lines in liquid cooled servers, chillers and other electronic systems, without the risk of drips or spills.

Engineers today are constantly seeking more efficient ways to remove heavy thermal loads from dense electronic packaging,, said Dennis
Downs, Industrial Business Unit Manager, Colder Products Company. Non-spill couplings eliminate the disadvantages of a hard plumbed liquid cooling system and are now used to achieve better system flexibility and serviceability without compromising critical safety and reliability requirements..

Available for tubing ID ranges from 1/88 (3.2mm) to ¾ (19.0mm), plastic and metal connectors from Colder alleviate concerns inherent in handling fluids in the vicinity of critical electronics. They feature color coding for visual line identification, a variety of seal
materials for maximum media compatibility and a range of termination and thread types.

Colder Products Company, a world leader in the design and manufacture of quick disconnect couplings, will highlight the Non-Spill Series of couplings and other products for liquid cooling applications at SemiTherm (Booth # 206) in San Jose, March 23-24, 2011.
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About Colder Products Company
Colder Products Company is a leading provider of quick disconnect couplings, fittings and connectors to life sciences, industrial and chemical handling markets. For a free catalog CD or more information, contact: Colder Products Company, 1001 Westgate Drive, St. Paul, MN 55114. Phone: 651-645-0091. Toll-free: 800-444-2474. Fax: 651-645-5404. Web: www.colder.com.

Now Available from FABCO, The NV-55-18 Micro-Fine Needle Valve.

Featuring 1/8 NPT ports and the same rock solid internals as the original NV-55, the NV-55-18 mounts easily directly to a regulator or other assembly.

Popular in aquaculture, hydroponics, and other CO2 injection applications.

Flow rates are identical to the original NV-55.
Buna-N seals - compatible with CO2
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com

Polygon Company Announces Revolutionary New Cylinder System

WALKERTON, IN Polygon Company is proud to announce their new pneumatic cylinder known as CTT (Constrained Tube Technology). CTT is a complete pneumatic system that allows the composite tube to be fitted within the confines of a thin-walled outer host. Thecomposite tube carries greater than 90% of the pressure vessel loads while the metallic host enables traditional assembly techniques such as welding, threading, retention rings, and etc.

A housing must be used to handle the additional pressure load for the complete tube assembly. Housings can be 80/20 aluminum or other machined metal. It could be any
material, even a wooden box,, said Paul Lashbrook, lead CTT engineer. Containing housings do not need to be cylindrical nor do they need to be honed or plated, and can even be a lowgradesteel. The housing provides a durable casing for CTT, supporting and protecting the lightweight cylinder,, Lashbook continued. The CTT cylinder is an entire thin-walled actuator system utilizing a new end cap attachment system.

The approach enables the design engineer to achieve the benefits of composite cylinder tubing such as corrosion resistance, improved seal life and unique fluid flow properties without manufacturing assembly changes.

For non-housed units, lower cost polymeric cylinders can provide the needed structure. In traditional cylinders, the metal walls provide both pressure containment and structural strength. With CTT, the inner composite sleeve does all the load work while the thermoplastic outer tube and connection elements provide seamless and cost-effective assembly,, said James Shobert, Polygon Company CEO. End caps can be fitted to secure the host tube and provide a very traditional cylinder outline for non-housed units as illustrated. This blends the high performance characteristics of advanced composites with the durability and economics of standard polymeric materials.

One consistent Achilles Heel of retrofitting composites into existing applications is being able to assemble the finished product using traditional metalworking techniques. Composite cylinder tubing cannot withstand drilling and maintain structural strength. This limited previous composite tubing to tie-rod cylinder applications almost exclusively. CTTTs tubing is not immune to this attachment problem. However, the required housings can be chosen to provide ample attachment points for mounting the assembly.

CTT has surpassed 27 million cycles under elevated testing pressure and is the perfect solution to demanding pressure vessel applications. Balancing performance and cost, it is uniquely suited for todayys lean operational environments.

About Polygon Company
Founded in 1949, Polygon Company is a proven composite material engineering innovator, currently holding over 40 active patents on unique products, designs and proprietary manufacturing capabilities.

Headquartered in Walkerton, Indiana, Polygon has expanded to a worldwide manufacturing and distribution network providing composite solutions in multiple industries from bearings to laparoscopic surgical tubing.
To learn more, visit us on the web, e-mail, or call:
Homepage: PolygonComposites.com

103 Industrial Park Drive
P.O. Box 176
Walkerton, IN 46574 USA
Ph: 574.586.3145
Fx: 574.586.7336



The Nex FlowTM X-StreamTM Liquid Super Separator uses a world patent pending
special radial nozzle centrifugal design to remove 99.9% of liquid mist (including
water and oil mist) without the need of a replaceable filter element. Standard
sizes are 9, 2, and 64 SCFM.

Unlike large upstream separators, these units are designed to be used upstream from
an air gun, blow-off product or any device using compressed air and may be used in
place of a standard air filter. If micron size is a concern, you can still use a
standard water or oil filter but the replaceable cartridge life will be dramatically
extended as the X-StreamTM Liquid Super Separator will remove the vast majority of
the liquids and mist.

Units come complete with an automatic drain, have extremely minimal pressure loss
and are virtually maintenance free. (Only the automatic drain may be subject to
wear and tear and is easily replaced.)

Nex Flow Air Products Corp.
10520 Yonge Street, Unit 35B-220
Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 3C7

USA and Canada: +1-877-797-2777
International: +1-416-410-1313

FAX: +1-416-410-1806


AutomationDirect adds Manual Motor Controllers and Disconnects

The Bryant line of manual motor controllers (MMC) now available through
AutomationDirect is UL listed as suitable as motor disconnects..

Because the NEC recognizes that a controller and disconnect can be the same unit (article 430.109), Bryant has designed a compact controller to meet the rigorous
demands of a motor disconnect. By utilizing Bryantts MMC devices, the user benefits
from the convenience of one device fulfilling two needs.

Bryantts controllers feature thermoset bodies, to provide high resistance to
electrical arc tracking, and AC-rated silver alloy contacts for excellent
conductivity and extended life. The compact devices are available in NEMA 1, 3/3R
and 4X enclosures; each controller has lockout/tag out capability.

Bryant Toggle AC manual motor controllers feature quick-make/slow break operation to
provide reliability and long life. Each toggle switch controller has a 10,000 amp
high-fault short circuit withstand rating, excellent dimensional stability and
superior dielectric strength. Optional NEMA 1 enclosures without switches, as well
as side guards for close wall applications and finger-safe environments, are also

Single-phase and three-phase toggle controllers are available in 30, 40 and 60 Amp
sizes, up to 600 VAC, and 2-pole and 3-pole configurations. Designed with a clamping
plate for back or side wiring, toggle switch type controllers start at $21.50.

Available enclosed toggle AC manual motor controllers feature NEMA 1 or NEMA 3R
enclosures. NEMA 1 metal enclosed switch controllers, ideal for use in indoor
environments, are designed with and -inch NPT wiring conduit knockouts. The
all-aluminum cover and base are designed with top, bottom or back wire entry points;
the base is pre-drilled for rear surface mounting. NEMA 1 enclosed toggle controller
prices start at $27.50.

NEMA 3R rain-tight enclosed toggle controllers are available in either all-aluminum
or chemical and impact resistant thermoplastic enclosures, making them ideal for
outdoor applications. The all-aluminum enclosure, with pre-drilled base for rear
surface mounting, is designed with NPT wiring knockouts for 30 Amp models; 60 Amp
models feature and 11 conduit knockouts. NEMA 3R enclosed toggle controller
prices start at $40.

NEMA 4X enclosed rotary AC manual motor controllers, ideal for heavy wash down and
corrosive environments, feature impact and chemical resistant thermoplastic
enclosure bodies. An over-center rotary switching mechanism ensures reliable
operation and allows positioning of up to two N.O. / N.C. auxiliary contacts. NEMA
4X enclosed rotary controllers start at $99.

Learn more about Bryant manual motor controller/disconnect components at

AutomationDirect sells over 9,500 feature-packed products through its Online
Automation superstore and 2,750-plus-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-

TCU Compensation Unit

Automatic insertion or gripping of precise components is often a challenge. To be
successful, the components have to be exactly aligned with one another. This results in high investment for the customer to ensure proper alignment. Even if components have very tight tolerances, it can be difficult to find the mounting or insertion position reliably. With the TCU compensation unit from SCHUNK, the users are able to overcome these challenges.

The system of SCHUNK, the leader in automation components, consists of two base plates, which are connected with each other via elastomer pads. Therefore, the
compensation unit can compensate in the X, Y and to some extent Z directions. Even
an angular error or a rotational error can be corrected, if required. Depending on
the size of the unit, the compensation path in X/Y-direction can be 2 to 4 mm, the
compensation angle can be between 1.55 and 3.55. Optionally, SCHUNK can equip the
TCU with a pneumatic locking device, which locks the module rigid. This prevents the
attached tooling or gripper from being moved during actuation of the handling


SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60
years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding
components, workholding systems, and automation components. With a reputation for
high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a
reliable partner. For more information, visit www.schunk.com

The TOSS Pneumatic Ball Slide

The new Model CC line of pneumatic actuators makes motion control simple. Available in many sizes with mountings in either metric or US standards, these pneumatic ball slides will make designing new machines a breeze. The Toss Pneumatic Ball Slide is a precision load bearing slide with a pneumatic cylinder built in. The product line includes, Single acting and double acting guided slides as well as plungers and grippers.

Designed to advance and retract on ball bearings. Toss Pneumatic Ball Slides move or carry heavy top loaded or cantilevered loads to a predetermined destination; or provide pressing, pushing, pulling or stamping power . The non-magnetic, aluminum body minimizes weight while hardened and ground steel guides with recirculating ball bearings assure precision and longevity.

Brass lined cylinders are complimented by chrome plated steel piston rods. OO ring seals are Buna N unless otherwise requested.


TOSS Machine Components, Inc.
539 S. Main Street
Nazareth, PA 18064
610-759-8883 phone
610-759-1766 fax