Siemens Energy & Automation (Alpharetta, GA) offers Simotion®, a family of products that incorporates motion control, logic, as well as temperature and pneumatic control, in a single, integrated system.
Designed for high-flow applications that need only moderate vacuum, pneumatic vacuum pumps in the Low Pressure M Series from Piab (Rockland, MA) deliver up to 27” Hg of vacuum at 50-psi inlet pressure.
From Rexroth Mecman (Lexington, KY), the F-Design decentralized pneumatic fieldbus manifold system permits direct control of generic I/O field devices, including sensor inputs and valve solenoid coils.
Alpha Gear Drives (Elk Grove Village, IL) has introduced a high-precision, low-cost linear and rotary actuation system called Ternary. Available in linear (TLS Series) and rotary (TRS Series) motion, the Ternary products provide increased control, flexibility, accuracy and reliability, all at reduced cost compared to pneumatic actuators.
Bimba Mfg.’s (Monee, IL) Pneumatic Control System (PCS) is designed to control any of its pneumatic position feedback actuators. Closed-loop system, featuring pneumatic valves, is said to position the actuator rod or shaft accurately and hold it in position with various degrees of accuracy and force.