Presto(R)Encapsulated Cartridges simplify air system assembly because they are designed for simple installation into a single diameter soft metal or thermoplastic cavity without using special tools. A "positive stop" shoulder keeps the cartridge from being pushed too far into the cavity. The cartridges are available with color-coded release buttons to match the company's Parflex(R)J844 tubing to eliminate assembly errors. Available in 1/8 through 1/2 inch OD, they accept nylon, Polyethylene, Polyurethane, and soft metal tubing.
Parker Hannifin, 17325 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44112; www.parker.com.
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Arclad(R)516, "Ugly Tape," is an amber-colored, conformable, tough tape that is formulated to eliminate challenging splicing problems. A high-tack, double-coated flying splice tape, it has an aggressive, quick-stick adhesive for splicing difficult substrates such as clay-coated or polycoated board and some silicone release liners. Also recommended for polyethylene, polypropylene, plastic and high-slip film, rigid vinyl, cloth, non-wovens, rubber, steel, aluminum, and specialty papers and boards.
Adhesives Research Inc., Box 100, Glen Rock, PA 17327; FAX (717) 235-8320; www.adhesiveresearch.com.
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The Qwik-lok(TM)Workholding System, for vertical machining centers, allows many units to be grouped and stacked into a limited machining envelope, cutting both tool changes, and part changeover times. A variety of accessories designed to make the system more flexible is available.
Chick Workholding Solutions, Inc., 500 Keystone Dr., Warrendale, PA 15086; FAX (724) 772-1633; www.chick-workholding.com.
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The NEXTFRAME(TM)system includes everything required to route, organize, and manage horizontal cable and jumpers in the cross connect. It includes traditional ladder rack, center hung cable tray, vertical organizers (for between rack bays), horizontal organizers, and a full complement of Velcro(R)cable ties and accessories. This system complements the NEXTSPEED(TM)cabling system.
Hubbell, Inc., Box 901, Stonington, CT 06378-0901; FAX (860) 535-8328; www.hubbel-premise.com.
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Micro quick-disconnect couplers
These couplers can be connected without tools and are intended for applications in air, water, and oil. They come with an automatic shut-off valve, and pre-applied thread sealant on NPT components. They have an OD of only 0.375 inches, which makes them lightweight and compact for ultra-small applications. Chrome-plated brass bodies give resistance to corrosion. Configurations are available with a 5/32-inch push-to-connect port.
Legris, Inc., 7205 E Hampton Ave., Mesa, AZ 85208; FAX (480) 830-7556; www.legris-usa.com.
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