CRHD linear actuators for hygienic environments utilize the same stainless-steel design that allows the device to function in aggressive environments where acids, bases, and powerful cleansers are used. To function in sterile environments, the actuators incorporate a cylindrical shape and integral mounting component on the rear cap. Since there are no corners or debris collection points on the exterior surface, fluids and matter drain off during cleaning.
Festo, Box 18023, 395 Moreland Rd., Hauppauge, NY 11788; FAX (800) 963-3786; www.festo-usa.com
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The A45 valves, available with orifices of 2, 4, and 6 mm, are used on machines and systems to control liquids and gases. The valve line is ideal for applications where 100% tight shutoff is required, such as pressure decay testing machines. They offer all-stainless-steel construction, with working pressures to 1,950 psi. springer co-ax inc., Box 7204, Penndel, PA 19047; FAX (888) 757-4060; www. coaxvalves.com.
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SV600 Series of solenoid-operated dispensing pumps employs an O-ring pumping system, which seals the piston while allowing the pump chamber to refill. The piston is retracted when the solenoid is energized, allowing liquid to enter the volume above the pump O-ring. A return spring pushes the piston back down when the coil is de-energized. The user can adjust volume output per stroke, and can control flow rate per minute.
Valcor Engineering Corp., 2 Lawrence Rd.,Springfield, NJ 07081; FAX (973) 467-8382; www.valcor.com.
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Series BT and BTM stainless-steel body, light-duty air cylinders are offered with 250 psi nominal air pressure, eight standard bore sizes from 7/16 inch through 2 inches, and 21 mounting styles. Series BTM stainless-steel air cylinders offer piston sensing capability with adjustable reed-switch or solid-state switch configuration. A Nitrile-Barium piston magnet surrounds the entire diameter for dependable switch activation.
Miller Fluid Power, 800 N. York Rd., Bensenville, IL 60106; FAX (708) 766-3012.
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Check relief valves are designed and manufactured to customer requirements. The valves are constructed with a one-piece housing and operate at 3,000 and 6,000 psi. With various cracking pressures, metal-to-metal or soft seats provide leak- free performance with low pressure drop. Sizes range from 1/4 inch to 2 inches in steel, stainless steel, and brass.
Fluid Line Products Inc., 38273 Western Pkwy., Box 1000, Willoughby, OH 44096; FAX (440) 946-9472; www. fluidline.com
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Made of food-grade 316 stainless steel to meet 3A sanitary standards, a pump line incorporates elastomers that satisfy FDA requirements. The devices are capable of handling a wide range of applications from clean, clear liquids to viscous and abrasive fluids.
Moyno Inc., Box 960, Springfield, OH 45501; FAX (973) 327-3177; www.moyno.com
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Integrated actuators, for medical applications such as automated injection systems or circulation assist pumps, offer smooth and quiet motion. Complete sealing keeps lubricants and contaminants out. The linear actuator series integrates a planetary roller screw into a brushless servo motor and is capable of speeds to 40 inches/sec and peak forces to 16,000 lbs.
Exlar Corp., 1470 Lake Dr. W., Chanhassen, MN 55317; FAX (952) 368-4359; www.exlar.com.
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A patented radial-diaphragm-valve design eliminates entrapment areas and allows for easy drainage. It can be manufactured in a wide range of configurations to include multiple valves and multiple ports. This versatility can result in a more compact flow stream, built with fewer valves, less piping, and fewer connections. Designed and tested for durability and long cycle life, particularly in steaming applications, every diaphragm is machined from virgin PTFE.
Swagelok, 31400 Aurora Rd., Solon, OH 44139-2764; FAX 440 349 5806; www.swagelok.com.
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Miniature amplified pressure sensor utilizes a monolithic design based on piezoresistive technology. The components that provide temperature compensation and output amplification are located on the silicon piezoresistive chip. It is constructed of glass, solder, and silicon with a stainless-steel port. The 6-pin DIP package is designed for printed circuit board mounting.
Honeywell, 11 W. Spring St., Freeport, IL 61032; FAX (815) 235-6545.
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