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CPC: Masters of Connectology

Get to know the Masters of Connectology: CPC. PennAir partners with industry leading manufacturers, like CPC - they know Fluid Handling Connectors inside and out. CPC believes innovation in fluid handling can make the world cleaner, more efficient and healthier.  So, their focus is on inventing and reinventing state of the art fluid handling connectors. …

Nine Decades of Engineering Innovation

Our featured supplier this month is IMI Norgren, a name you might recognize for their leadership in fluid power technology. But there’s probably a lot about IMI Norgren you didn’t know: here’s a brief history of the industrial giant, from kitchen table to global, multi-billion dollar industry. Norgren was started in Denver, Colorado by engineer…

ENGINEERED TO MAKE THINGS SIMPLE

The SCHUNK ELP is designed to be the most user-friendly electric linear module on the market. In just two steps, the ELP is configured and ready to work. The end positions can be mechanically adjusted with a screw, and the speed of extension and retraction is easy to adjust using rotary switches on the side…

GET A GRIP WITH SCHUNK

SCHUNK designs and manufactures the industry’s largest selection of clamping technology and gripping systems. The German-based company serves the machining, robotics, automation, and installation industries, in addition to many well-known automotive brands and their suppliers. Let’s take a look at one of SCHUNK’s most innovative offerings, their ERP rotary unit. SCHUNK is serious about simplifying…

READY TO OUTSOURCE WALKING?

OTTOTM Motors is the world’s leading manufacturer of self-driving industrial vehicles, designed to streamline the movement of materials in manufacturing and processing facilities. OTTOTM doesn’t mind working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Less time transporting materials means more open floor space. And OTTO is smart enough to provide feedback and analytics, uncovering…

What Happens When Humans And Robots Join Forces?

Hundreds of companies in more than 50 countries are using ABB’s collaborative robots, or “cobots,” to realize safer, more efficient manufacturing processes. In fact, you’ll almost certainly use a product built by ABB’s intelligent machines at some point today. From the walls around you to the device in your hand, ABB’s robots were probably involved.…

PennAir named finalist for MANTEC Excellence in Manufacturing Awards

We are honored to be recognized by MANTEC for our commitment to service and innovation in the manufacturing industry. MANTEC is an important organization in South Central PA and we appreciate their dedication to this community. These awards are presented to businesses who show a commitment to improving business in Smart Manufacturing through one of the following: Operational Excellence and…

PennAir Welcomes Schunk

PennAir  is pleased to announce the addition of Schunk, a world market leader for clamping technology and gripping systems, to our list of trusted suppliers. Offering 11,000 standard components, Schunk represents the world's largest range of clamping technology and gripping systems. Schunk also provides the broadest range of standard gripper components on the market.  …

YuMi Robot in Central Penn Business Journal

A recent article in the Central Penn Business Journal featured PennAir's Zach Hoerr, a mechanical engineer with on the automation team, demonstrating how the ABB YuMi dual-arm robot can work with humans on precision manufacturing tasks involving small objects.   Click here to read the full article.  

YuMi & PennAir Automation Team Featured on CBS21

Central PA's local CBS news affiliate, recently shared a story featuring some of PennAir's associates, including our robot, YuMi. The story speaks to strength and future of manufacturing in York County, as well as the diversity of industries served and importance of innovation and technology in the field. For the full story and to watch…