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Bimba - Diaphragm Actuator Gives High Clamping Forces in Small Package

Posted by Kelly Howe

Feb 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Bimba.


A customer was looking for a compact design that could produce high forces in a clamping application. Solutions they had tried from other companies were causing the parts to be scratched when they were clamped.

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Topics: bimba, actuators, diaphragm actuator

IAI's Spot Welding Application Example

Posted by Kelly Howe

Mar 31, 2015 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by IAI America.

Defective Products: 10 pieces/day ==> 0/day (Zero)

Production Amount: 1920 pieces/day ==> 5,236 pieces/day

Production Efficiency is Increased by 2.7 times

Personnel Expenses: Cost is Down by $20.000*/year

*Exchange Rate 1 (USD) = 100 (Japanese Yen)

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Topics: IAI, actuators, ROBO Cylinders, Spot Welding, CT Effects

Bimba Washdown Solutions

Posted by Kelly Howe

Feb 19, 2015 8:36:00 AM

This post brought to you by Bimba.

Washdown Solutions

Bimba provides a variety of standard actuation products designed specifically for use in wash-down applications. These actuators are manufactured using corrosion resistant materials such as 303 and 304 stainless steel and component designs with smooth contact surfaces that eliminate contaminant "catch points".

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Topics: bimba, solutions, actuators, washdown

Why Electro-Mechanical?

Posted by Kelly Howe

Feb 5, 2015 1:44:00 PM

This post is brought to you by Precision Technology

Q: Why Electro-Mechanical?


Evolution of Technology

All industries are taking a critical look at the way they use motion control systems in their equipment. Where hydraulics once dominated, equipment is now increasingly utilizing electro-mechanical actuators for a large number of tasks for which they previously would not have been considered. Electro-mechanical actuators provide more precise and reliable motion, and integrate easily with modern PLCs and computers. From a complete system perspective, they are smaller, lighter, and cleaner than their hydraulic counterparts.

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Topics: Precision Technology, electro-mechanical, Benefits, actuators