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Technology That Loves Dirt & Dust ?

Posted by Mark Howe

Dec 3, 2018 4:18:41 PM

Absolutely! This is a strength that Bimba's Vaccon products have over its competitors. They are designed for messy environments.

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Topics: bimba, bimba pneumatic, Vaccon, packaging, vacuum technology, vacuum

Introducing Bimba's IntelliPress™ Electric Bench Top Press

Posted by Mark Howe

Aug 21, 2018 2:16:22 PM

Our Partner, Bimba, is excited to announce the release of the IntelliPress™ electric bench top press. Complementing Bimba's line of pneumatic presses, the electric IntelliPress™ delivers high performance at a low price. Review its impressive list of features....

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Topics: Products, bimba, IntelliPress, bimba pneumatic

Bimba TECH TALK: Telescoping Electric Actuator

Posted by Mark Howe

Feb 27, 2018 11:13:00 AM

Bimba's Electric Motion Group (EMG) created this special telescoping electric actuator. This actuator uses arc belt technology and two different carriages to produce 60% more stroke than actuators of comparable size with a single carriage.

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Topics: bimba, bimba electric

Bimba TECH TALK: Bumpers and Cushions for Pneumatic Actuators

Posted by Mark Howe

Feb 22, 2018 10:13:00 AM

Join Taylor Phillip, Application Engineer for Bimba Manufacturing, as he describes the differences between Cushions and Bumpers and the reasons for using each.

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Topics: bimba pneumatic, bimba

INTELLISENSE® HELPS DIAGNOSE SOURCE OF MACHINE JAMS

Posted by Kelly Howe

Aug 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Bimba.

Machine jams are a costly problem in the manufacturing world, costing $50,000 and more in lost production, labor, and materials per instance. Diagnosing the source of the problem quickly can save manufacturers from significant losses and improve overall production speed and uptime.
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Topics: bimba, Bimba IntelliSense®, pneumatic actuators, engineered solutions

Gripper with Integrated Valve Increases Workflow Efficiency 15%

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jun 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Bimba.

Challenge:

A manufacturer of post-press finishing equipment needed help increasing workflow efficiency for an application used in their commercial printers. The OEM was using a Bimba Extruded Flat Cylinder with external guiding to clamp printed stock for trimming and binding in a rotary machine. The manufacturer added a modified tooling plate to the cylinder and attempted to integrate it with a mechanical switch and valve, in hopes to improve efficiency.

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Topics: bimba, bimba solutions, gripper, integrated valve

Bimba Announces Acquisition of Vaccon Company

Posted by Kelly Howe

May 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Bimba.

University Park, IL - December 5, 2016 -- Bimba, an industry-leading innovator of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motion solutions, today announced the acquisition of Vaccon Company, Inc., a leading innovator in vacuum technology that includes vacuum pumps, vacuum cups, end-of-arm tools, and accessories.

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Topics: Vaccon, bimba, vacuum technology, vacuum pumps, vacuum cups, end of arm tools

Telescopic Original Line Cylinder Provides Long Strokes for Compact Spaces

Posted by Kelly Howe

Apr 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Bimba.

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Topics: bimba, bimba solutions, cylinder, Original Line Cylinder, compact series

Automated Glue Dispenser Generates Higher Production Yield

Posted by Kelly Howe

Mar 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Bimba.

Challenge:

A laminating company needed to develop an automated glue dispensing system that would glue an 8 ft long corrugated piece of plastic onto a flat, smooth piece of plastic. This required 48 dabs of glue, or 1 dab every 2 inches across, to be applied uniformly and simultaneously. With the plastic sheet being fed continuously, the glue would be dispensed automatically after every 2 inches of feed. After rejecting a costly robotic solution, they decided to look for something more cost efficient.

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Topics: bimba, bimba solutions, high yield, dispenser

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.

Challenge:

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