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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: 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

Custom Valve Assembly Eliminates 25 Components in a Medical Device

Posted by Mark Howe

Jan 20, 2014 10:07:00 AM

Custom Bimba Solution - This post is brought to you by Bimba Solution Shop. Contact us if you would like Bimba to look closer at your application.

Challenge:

A manufacturer of medical equipment invited Bimba to evaluate a new trauma device that they were developing. They had mocked up the pneumatic system using individual components from various competitors and asked Bimba to suggest improvements for their system.

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Topics: engineered solutions, bimba, bimba pneumatic

How Proper Mounting Prevents Premature Cylinder Wear

Posted by Mark Howe

Sep 25, 2013 8:30:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Bimba Technical Tips.

How you mount your cylinder affects both cylinder performance and cylinder life expectancy. That’s because the wrong mounting or incorrect installation can result in side load. Side load occurs when a load is placed on the piston rod without guidance or support, or when the mounting and piston rod connection are misaligned. Side load creates excessive wear on the piston, piston rod, rod bearing and seals. Excessive wear leads to leakage and ultimately cylinder failure.

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Topics: air cylinder, bimba, bimba pneumatic

Extend Pneumatic Cylinder Life by Evaluating Operating Environment

Posted by Mark Howe

Sep 17, 2013 10:36:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Bimba Technical Tips.

Bimba CylinderWhen specifying cylinders, it’s important to consider the operating environment. That’s because temperature, air quality and radiation can have a direct, negative effect on your cylinder’s performance. By taking the time to factor in the operating environment, you’ll be better prepared to select a cylinder with the right type of seals, materials and finishes for long life and optimum performance. Let’s look at a few environmental factors.

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Topics: air cylinder, bimba, compressed air, bimba pneumatic