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Durable, low cost valves
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Festo: Durable, low cost valves

Festo has debuted the VS series of piston-spool solenoid and pneumatic valves and valve manifolds; these individually wired valves are designed to give years of dependable service while helping OEMs lower the costs of acquisition, assembly, and inventory.
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Clippard's all stainless steel cylinders
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Clippard: All stainless steel cylinders

Designed for use in a broad range of applications including those in washdown and caustic environments, Clippard’s cylinders are constructed of durable 303 stainless steel, and include a Nitrile rod wiper to keep potential contaminants from penetrating inside the cylinder.
Festo’s DDLI servo-pneumatic actuator
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Festo: Pneumatic actuator for servo positioning and force control

The Festo’s DDLI servo-pneumatic actuator with integrated position feedback delivers precise dynamic movement of large loads – up to 180kg horizontally and 60 kg vertically – and cycle times up to 30% faster than comparable standard pneumatic actuators, according to the company.
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Longer static eliminator neutralizes and cleans wide surfaces

EXAIR has expanded Long Super Ion Air Knives to a range from 60″ (1524mm) through a maximum length of 108" (2743mm). All knives 60" (1524mm) and longer are now made in a one piece construction. New one piece construction ensures seamless airflow and eliminates coupling multiple short length air knives together. One piece construction decreases overall height by ½″ making it better for tight spaces. EXAIR offers an unmatched selection of materials and sizes within our Super Air Knife product line. From 3” to 108” in Aluminum, 303 and 316 stainless steel.
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Drop-in replacement actuators
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PHD: Drop-in replacement actuators

Designed to meet machine builders’ performance requirements at a competitive price, the Optimax actuator product line from PHD, which includes OCG cylinders OSX slides, offers a wide range of economical, efficient, versatile, reliable drop-in actuators to provide an alternative to the company’s standard “built-to-order” product line.
GNV Series needle valves
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Clippard: Needle valves

Clippard’s GNV Series needle valves provide bidirectional flow control, feature a rugged and compact design, are available with multiple mounting options, port sizes, flow rates, and adjustment styles, include 360˚ rotating ports, and are suitable for use with push-quick fittings.
Sophisticated control over fluid pumping
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Sophisticated control over fluid pumping

Ingersoll-Rand's ARO fluid products provided this dynamic demo showing electronic controls and air-operated, double-diaphragm pumping simplify the accurate delivery of fluid to drums or other containers, adding capabilities to incorporate inputs for temperature and other factors.
Environmentally sound compressor
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Environmentally sound compressor

Gardner Denver demonstrates its EnviroAire water-flooded rotary screw oil free compressor. The machine is ISO class 0, and silicon free, which can be key depending on the application.
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Bimba: Rotary actuators

Suitable for a broad range of general light-duty automation processes including pick & place, material transfer, clamping, camming, and indexing, Bimba’s new MHRQ double-rack, rack & pinion series of extruded pneumatic rotary actuators includes a robust, clean and compact extruded aluminum body for maximum mounting efficiency.
Controls components. Also included on The F-16 is a PC-based controls package, including stainless steel panel PCs.
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Case former designed with wash-down in mind

From its pneumatic valve terminal to its PC-based controls, the F-16 case former was shaped by a trend in food and beverage packaging that puts a premium on hygiene.

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