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Telescopic Original Line Cylinder Provides Long Strokes for Compact Spaces

Posted by Kelly Howe

Apr 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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

Bimba - Non-Rotating Spline Cylinder Eliminates Labeling Errors

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jan 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Challenge:

A printer needed to extend a part with very little rotation in a tight space for a labeling application, to make sure the label was straight. The current process is causing the labels to be applied at all different angles, making them hard to read.

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Topics: bimba, cylinder, labeling application, non-rotating spine cylinder, printing

Bimba - Lab Cylinder Offers Precision in Compact Design

Posted by Kelly Howe

Oct 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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Challenge:

A manufacturer of biological and medical laboratory test equipment has historically used a small Bimba Flat Square II cylinder in their compact analyzer for clinical diagnostics. The cylinder moves a needle vertically to prepare samples on a small plate that is about the size of an index card, and holds approximately 100 samples. After one sample cycle is complete, the plate indexes to the next location until all samples are prepared. When the testing needed to increase the number of samples to over 300 with the same size plate, greater precision in a smaller foot print was needed.

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Topics: air cylinder, bimba, bimba solutions, cylinder

IAI - APPLYING A LIQUID SOLUTION TO A COPPER TWISTING MACHINE

Posted by Kelly Howe

Apr 26, 2016 8:30:00 AM

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Changing an air cylinder to ROBO Cylinder improved the cycle time for the solution application process.

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Topics: IAI, ROBO Cylinders, cylinder, solution, Machine

Bimba's Rate Control Actuator Delivers Consistent Velocity Control

Posted by Kelly Howe

Oct 5, 2015 11:55:48 AM

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Topics: bimba, solutions, cylinder

Bimba's Impact Actuator Keeps Products Flowing

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jul 27, 2015 8:53:07 AM

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Challenge:

A customer was looking for a way to dispense bulk food product onto a conveyor. The current application the customer was using to accomplish this process was getting jammed up, and causing long delays to get the product flowing again.

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Topics: bimba, solutions, impact actuator, cylinder