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Bimba Manufacturing
A Complete Line of Solutions for Your Bioprocessing Applications
A complete line of solutions for your bioprocessing applications
Bimba is proud to announce the addition of Acro fluid control products to its line of medical device and bioprocessing offerings. These industry-leading designs deliver reliability, sterility and ease-of-use with every solution.
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Stay Tuned for the Most Intelligent Line of Electric Solutions
Stay tuned for the most intelligent line of electric solutions
Coming soon to the electric family, the Bimba IntelliMotor®. This new powerful custom motor option will offer ease and convenience during product commissioning by providing the stepper motor, encoder, drive, controller, I/O and communications all in one integrated and clean motor package.
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Fittings for Any Application
Fittings for any application
Fittings provide the essential link between components in any pneumatic system. Pneumadyne’s extensive offering of barbed, threaded and push-to-connect styles accommodates numerous connector and tubing requirements.
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More Manifolds. More Applications. More Configurations.
More manifolds. More applications. More configurations.
Pneumadyne has been an innovator in the design and manufacture of pneumatic and hydraulic manifolds for the past 35 years. With a wide selection of styles, materials and sizes, you’re sure to find a solution that’s right for you.
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Trade-up to Bimba for Free
Trade-up to Bimba for free
Tired of replacing worn out competitive cylinders and not knowing why they are failing? Trade in any competitor’s cylinder for a free analysis and receive a free Blue & Improved Original Line® cylinder.
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NEW AUTOMATION PRODUCTS
Igus: Universal sliding element customizes polymer slewing ring bearings >>
With the flexible iglide J universal sliding element from igus, engineers are able to customize the size of slewing ring bearings – up to one meter in diameter and loadable up to ten tons.
Igus
Siemens: Control unit for variable speed drives >>
Designed for use with Siemens’ Sinamics G120 variable speed drives, the new Sinamics CU250S-2 control unit provides vector control with encoder feedback.
Siemens
Lenze: PackML library for ladder logic programming >>
Designed to give machine builders and operators the ability to focus on motion, diagnostics, data collection, video on HMI, and more, Lenze Americas’ library greatly simplifies implementation of PackML standards using ladder logic so customers can deliver safer and more predictable machines that collect data and can be operated and diagnosed without complex development software.
Lenze
Bodine: Low-voltage, right-angle gearmotors >>
Bodine’s line of INTEGRAmotor high-performance right-angle gearmotors now includes 34B4/FV-5N gearmotors which combine Bodine’s 34B brushless DC motor with a compact right-angle gearhead, a built-in PWM speed control, and an optical encoder.
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B&R: Hollow shaft angular gearbox >>
Designed for flange sizes 60 to 142 mm, B&R’s 8GA75 premium-grade angular planetary gearbox features a hollow shaft, making it possible to feed cables, fluid lines, and material strands through the drive axis.
B&R Industrial
Dynamic changes in robotic packaging applications

Today, 75% of end users use robotics along their manufacturing lines, and the capabilities for food and pharmaceutical processing are game-changers.

New jobs, greater safety, and increased productivity: These are just a few benefits ascribed to robotic technologies by participants in the newest business intelligence study by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, "Trends in Robotics Market Assessment 2014."

The 100 interviews conducted for the study-in-depth conversations with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), integrators, robot suppliers, and industry experts-revealed shifts in robotic use, expected benefits, and more.

2014 survey respondents anticipate the following developments that will redefine the role robotics play in manufacturing operations:
•Spatial awareness that keeps workers adjacent to the robot safe
•Lower costs that will make robotics more pervasive
•Vision sensors that allow even greater precision and handling-even giving robots the ability to sort by color
•Faster speeds and heavier lifting capabilities

These developments are resulting as much from increased usage as they are from advancements in hardware and software, notes Paula Feldman, Director, Business Intelligence, PMMI. "When we studied the robotics marketplace in 2008, only 20 percent of manufacturers used robots to package their products. Today, 75 percent of end users use robotics at some point along their manufacturing lines, and the capabilities for food and pharmaceutical processing are game-changers."

And, although robotics are integral to replacing manual labor and reducing operating costs, they're also creating new job opportunities. The manufacturing worker of tomorrow will need to have a higher level of technical training to design, integrate, operate, and maintain robotic technologies.

Jim Butschli, Packaging World Features Editor

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