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Bimba Spotlight: Custom Solutions with Pinch Valves

Customer demands can’t always be fulfilled with standard products. With over 40 years of experience designing and building custom solutions, Bimba's Acro line can solve your unique application challenges. These projects can range from the simple- modifying our existing pneumatic, solenoid, and proportional pinch valves- to the complex, including complete custom systems with multiple valves. Using the wide…

Mounting Your Motor to an Electric Actuator with Tolomatic

Many industrial manufacturers choose to install a 3rd party motor onto their Tolomatic electric actuator. If you choose this option, you’ll first be faced with the many different types of motors (servo, stepper, induction) available on the market, and how each selection can affect the mechanical design (mounting and coupling) of the actuator. Motors are…

Choosing a Yamada Pump: What you need to know

Recognized as a leader in pneumatic pumping technology, our trusted Keystone supplier Yamada Corporation is known in many industries worldwide for its innovative products, superior quality, and unmatched reliability. The company’s long history of product design and engineered solutions has established Yamada as a forerunner in industrial pump technology. Yamada’s strong reputation for manufacturing top…

Why you should automate your manufacturing processes

Automation typically refers to using computers and other programmed technology for the implementation of business-related tasks. Automated mechanisms may range from simple sensing devices to robots and other sophisticated tools. It may include the automation of a single operation or the automation of a series of tasks or even an entire factory. For companies looking…

Three Ways Koganei Will Completely Change Your Business

Reducing costs, improving lead time and increasing machine efficiency is essential for every manufacturing business. And, no matter what your industry, choosing the best parts to make your operations run smoothly is key. Koganei, one of our Keystone Suppliers, knows just how to make your business operations run smoother. Let’s dive into three different ways…

What is Robotic Benchmarking?

Robots are everywhere. Companies are integrating the use of robotics into their workplaces at an exponential rate due to technological innovations and advancements, resulting in unimaginable precision, productivity and flexibility. With all  of this technology, companies must find new ways to measure performance to ensure the technology is operating at its peak, which is why…

PennAir Invents and Designs Technology for Adaptive Lacrosse Players

Mike Johnson, one of our engineers, is the embodiment of our values as an organization and as a partner in the community. His big passion, and even bigger heart, led him to develop automated lacrosse technology for adaptive lacrosse players. In 2014, Mike was looking for a project for his two interns, so he reached…

5 Benefits Every Machine Designer Must Know About Electric Linear Actuators

Let’s start with the basics. Why would you choose an electric linear actuator? A linear actuator device creates motion in a straight line. It is used in instances where linear motion is required, such as automotive manufacturing, process industries, material handling and robotics. Industrial applications use three basic types of linear actuators: pneumatic, hydraulic and electric. Deciding…

Robotic Trends That Will Revolutionize Manufacturing

Robotics is an ever growing and ever evolving field. 2017 was big for various fields of robotics, and that is only the beginning of what lies ahead in 2018 and beyond. Smarter, more skilled robots are seeing the light every day. Three emerging trends are responsible for most of the improvements in the robotic world.…

10 Reasons to Invest in Robotics with ABB

Our January Keystone Supplier is ABB Robotics! This month, we’re focused on the many different ways robotics can improve your business. Here are just a few ways using robots can make your business more competitive: Reduced operating costs Using robots can reduce direct and overhead costs, allowing you to save money and invest back into…