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Destaco Electric Grippers

DESTACO's New Line of Electric Automation Grippers offers various solutions for your part handling and movement requirements!

DESTACO's Robohand zero-maintenance electric grippers deliver faster installation, lower maintenance costs, increased reliability over traditional pneumatic grippers. Gripper open and closed operation is controlled using a discrete output from an industry standard controller such as a PLC. The most durable and convenient electric grippers in the industry.

Introducing Canfield Connector's EIS Inclinometer and ETS Tilt Sensor

Canfield Connector, a manufacturer of highly engineered connectivity and sensing solutions, expands into new markets with the release of its tilt switch, providing efficient and accurate angle measurement in heavy equipment, mobile equipment, factory automation, construction, solar power and many other applications.

The company’s new Electronic Tilt Switch (ETS) series triggers a precision output based on user defined specifications within 0.5° of accuracy.

Industry 4.0 Transducerized System from Kolver

K-Ducer is the new A-class intelligent transducerized assembly system from Kover, the electric tool pioneer since 1989. The system consists of an advanced state-of-the-art controller and a range of hand held and fixtured KDS electric screwdrivers with torque capacity up to 133 inch lbs (To be extended to 443 inch lbs. soon!) 

KDS Electric transducerized tools cover all assembly line requirements for an accurate, high-quality torque and angle controlled tightening experience. A built-in compact transducer provides torque control with excellent repeatability.

New Compact Automation Composite Cylinders

Compact Automation has introduced a new line of Composite Cylinders. This line offers a complete solution for medial and food grade applications. These cylinders work well in wash down applications or any place where corrostion resistcance is a priority. These cylinders are offered in both Metric and Inch sizes, offer magnetic pistons for position sensing, and are available up to 4" or 100mm stroke lengths. If you have an application, please consult with us and we will be happy to help with sizing and any special requirements you may have! 

American Introduces TR Series NFPA Cylinders!

In addition to recently launching a new and mobile friendly website, American Cylinder is pleased to announce the introduction of their new TR Series NFPA Interchange Air Cylinders. As a complete NFPA product line, you will find the availability of industry standard bore sizes and mounting styles. Bore sizes range from 1-1/2" thr 8" and are available with popular options such as oversize rods, rod end styles, adjustable air cushions, oversize port sizes and magnetic pistons for switch actuation.

Kolver USA

KolverUSA is a subsidiary of Kolver S.r.l. of Thiene, Italy. Founded in 1989, KOLVER quickly became well established in both the European and North American markets by providing the highest quality products on the market combined with exceptional customer support. Thousands of state-of-the-art drivers are produced every year in Italy and then shipped to more than 30 Countries worldwide. Product innovation, rigorous respect for man and his environment and fast and accurate service have been the key factors of KOLVER's success.

CPC Quick Couplings

When it’s critical to keep your systems operating smoothly, it shouldn’t matter how tough or delicate the conditions are; you need fluid handling solutions that just work. That’s why industrial engineers around the world partner with CPC to improve the safety and serviceability of their systems with our quick disconnect couplings. From standard couplings to fully customized solutions, our industrial products are available with a variety of materials, configurations and ease of use features like the CPC “click” and visible thumb latch.

New Electric Actuators available from Compact Automation!

Check out Compact Automation's new line of electric actuators made by Niasa! 

These electric linear actuators, rodless cylinders and screw jacks offer a variety of ranges and configurations to suit all of your requirements! 

Their FA/AM Electro Mechanical Actuators can carry axial loads up to 250kN! 

The linear actuators can carry loads up to 5 m/s with an infinite number of stops along the way. 

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