Pneumatics

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Valve portfolio benefits from connectivity enhancements

(17/06/2019)
Parker Hannifin has added an expanded range of network connectivity options to its valve platforms with the addition of an easy to configure, cost-effective Industrial Ethernet node.
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Safety exhaust valve for emergency stop and fault conditions

(18/02/2019)
A new safety exhaust valve from Parker Hannifin rapidly exhausts compressed air in the event of a fault condition or when a machine has an emergency stop.
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Compact flow sensor for control of compressed air energy demands

(02/09/2018)
Festo has released the new SFAH Flow Sensor to enable cost-effective monitoring of compressed air use. It provides a user interface with high output flexibility to give a clear picture of energy usage.


Archive

  1. 25/03/2018 Poppet valves for both standard and hazardous applications

    Festo has extended its Blue Star core pneumatics range with the addition to its VUVS valves range of a new poppet operated valve available in standard or ATEX-certified versions.

  2. 12/12/2017 Pneumatic actuator switch gains I/O-Link capability

    The magnetically operated, solid state M/50 switch from IMI Precision Engineering now includes IO-Link capability.

  3. 27/10/2017 Creating a smart pneumatic grid

    Aventics and Boge Compressors showed, at the Motek show, how it is possible to achieve lower energy consumption for compressed air applications; how it is possible to have actuators under control at all times, and to have a system that is adaptable to new conditions.

  4. 03/07/2017 Cylinder cushioning adjustment made easy

    A cushioning adjustmenttool from Aventics ensures correct cushioning of pneumatic cylingers with a traffic light system. 

  5. 09/05/2017 IO-Link modules added to pneumatic valve islands

    As part of a global focus on factory automation, Parker Hannifin has introduced smart connectivity of its pneumatic valve islands to machine controllers with the addition of IO-Link modules that can be integrated with existing valve ranges.

  6. 08/08/2016 Energy-saving power valve is big on flexibility

    SMC has launched an updated, compact version of its VEX3 pneumatic power valve series which is said to offer greater flexibility and efficiencies in terms of energy consumption. 

  7. 03/05/2016 Two-hand control unit for compressed air driven machinery

    Designed to prevent the accidental operation of safety-critical compressed air machinery, IMI Precision Engineering has introduced a two-hand control unit which meets the requirements of the Machinery Directive through compliance with EN574 Safety of Machinery – Two Hand Control Devices (class IIIB).

  8. 08/12/2015 Pilot valves for harsh environments

    The VOFD is a robust new pilot valve from Festo designed for use in process automation applications such as pharmaceutical, chemical, petrochemical and oil and gas industries, which are often considered to be harsh environments.

  9. 20/10/2015 Actuators added to electrical positioning system

    Festo has added three new actuators to its Optimised Motion Series (OMS) of electrical positioning systems to allow machine builders and system integrators to improve motion control for solutions such as light assembly applications, baggage inspection systems and handling of liquids and specimen in the laboratory. 

  10. 13/08/2015 New NAMUR solenoid valves

    Festo has launched a new generation of NAMUR valves. The VSNC valves are available at a lower cost than previous models.

  11. 29/07/2015 Proportional valve offers increased process quality

    Festo has launched a new proportional valve – the VPPX  – with an external sensor input which is said to offer improved performance, maximum flexibility and excellent process quality.

  12. 24/02/2015 3D design tool for configuration and ordering of pneumatic systems

    The new Festo Design Tool 3D configuration software is said to reduce the risk of errors when designing and ordering pneumatic actuator assemblies.

  13. 28/10/2014 Intermediate position module with through-travel

    Freely positionable along the entire stroke length, the DADM intermediate position module, from Festo, offers greater flexibility and efficiency to pneumatic guided slides, rodless cylinders and ‘self-built’ drives. 

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  15. 11/03/2014 Valve actuation controller promises efficient process safety

    A range of economical controllers, introduced by Festo, are said to provide precise positions for quarter turn process valve actuators.

  16. 18/06/2013 Integrated API-rated valves deliver system-level gains for wellhead OEMs

    A new range of API-rated integrated valve assemblies from the Instrumentation Products Division of Parker Hannifin are said to offer wellhead equipment suppliers and operators the ability to make major enhancements to their 'Christmas tree' and related equipment designs.

  17. 30/04/2013 Pneumatic valve terminals connect easily to fieldbus or Ethernet

    Festo has developed a new range of pneumatic valve terminals which allow OEMs and end users to set up pneumatic valve terminals and get connected to fieldbus networks quickly and easily.

  18. 19/09/2012 Compact pneumatic valve terminal promises ease of installation

    Festo has launched a pneumatic valve terminal which is designed to deliver high performance in a compact and robust unit. The VTUG multipin terminal is said to be a simple-to-apply universal valve device that has many electrical connection options, offering greater flexibility for ease of control and installation.

  19. 19/04/2012 Low-cost pneumatic valve terminals and digital I/O modules

    Festo has introduced a range of low-cost modular pneumatic valves, together with a complementary digital I/O modules for its CPX automation platform.

  20. 27/03/2012 Research offers examples of VSD compressor energy savings

    Research carried out by compressed air equipment manufacturer, Atlas Copco, claims that UK industry could save over 16.5 million kWh* of energy in 2012 as a result of using its energy efficient variable speed drive (VSD) compressors.