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Epson T3 SCARA All-In-One (Angle View) Epson T3 SCARA robots are the ultimate slide alternative with a compact design, strong performance, and most importantly simple setup, installation and development. With a 400mm reach and up to 3Kg maximum payloads, the T3 SCARA robots are packed with many of the same powerful features as our entire SCARA line but at an incredibly low price. T3 All-in-One robots come with Epson RC+ 7.0 software which leads the industry in ease of use and have a wide variety of available options including the popular Epson Vision Guide integrated robot guidance vision solution.



Bimba | TRD Launches Compact Hydraulic Actuators for Demanding Applications

MONEE, Ill. – October 25, 2017 -Bimba, an industry-leading innovator of pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, and vacuum motion solutions, has launched the Compact Hydraulic series of actuators. The Compact Hydraulic actuator product line complements Bimba’s existing NFPA hydraulic products by offering significant space savings without sacrificing performance. 

This new product family offers two series: Medium (CMH) and High Pressure (CHH). The CMH offers pressures up to 2030 PSI (140 Bar) whereas the CHH offers pressures up to 3000 PSI (206 Bar). Both series offer extended cylinder life through numerous standard features, including a hard-chrome plated steel piston rod that reduces wear on the rod wiper and seal. The CMH can provide an optional switch slot to easily integrate position sensing without compromising the space-saving design.

“The Compact Hydraulic product series is designed to offer performance and power in a small space,” says Kerry Reinhardt, General Manager for Bimba | TRD. “This new series is ideal to meet the tight application demands that customers have been searching for, especially within the tool and die, work-holding, specials manufacturing, and plastic injection molding industries, among others.”

For more inform ation, including the product CATALOG and/or CAD files, please visit Hydraulic Actuators



Stainless Steel Flat-I® Stainless Steel Flat-I®

Stainless Steel Flat-I® Cylinders are designed specifically for applications that require compact cylinders that will be exposed to frequent, corrosive wash down as is common in a number of industries such as food and beverage, health and beauty, or medical applications.

  • Bore Sizes: 9/16”, ¾”, 1-1/16”, 1-1/2”, 2”, 2-1/2” 3”, 4”
  • All Stainless Steel construction is highly corrosion resistant.
  • Hard chrome plated stainless steel piston rod maximizes rod seal life
  • IP69K rated design protects the cylinder from damage during wash down
  • Minimal mounting holes present only where specified reduces catch points
  • F Series Mounting Option provided a convenient mounting interchange to a popular competitive design.



Bimba IntelliSense®





The votes are in, and the experts agree: IntelliSense® is one of the most simple-to-use, innovative technology platforms in the industry. IntelliSense® uniquely combines sensors, cylinders, software and standard Bimba pneumatic devices to deliver real-time condition-based monitoring-all without the need for any programming. The one-of-a-kind technology platform was awarded:




Plant Engineering Magazine<br>Product of the Year 2014<br><br>Design News Magazine<br>Golden Mousetrap Award 2015<br><br>Design World Magazine<br>Leader in Engineering 2014 Award


Extremely easy-to-use, IntelliSense® is designed to provide any user the ability to monitor operations 24/7 with the click of a mouse-eliminating the need for time-consuming on-site data recording. And in a world where manufacturers and OEMs face intense pressure to meet product targets and keep processes in control, IntelliSense® provides the competitive edge by giving users the power of predictive maintenance and full system optimization.



SMAC Direct Drive Servo Motor Robotic Finger

SMAC boasts world’s first direct drive servo motor robotic finger

At the Automate 2015 show in Chicago, SMAC Moving Coil Actuators introduced a prototype version of the world's first direct drive servo motor robotic finger, acknowledged as a technological breakthrough by a leading European technical university. It is shown here operating a Samsung Galaxy touchscreen phone. SMAC expects an early 2016 release to be shortly followed by a robotic thumb and ultimately the first true functional robotic hand capable of reproducing work done by human hands.

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New Product Introduction: Bimba | MFD Compact Cylinders


We continue to leverage the success of our MFD product series with the introduction of the MACQ Compact Cylinder. Highlights of the offering include:

  • Available in 10 bore sizes
  • Up to 12 different standard stroke lengths available (stroke length availability varies with bore size)
  • Standard female threaded ram with optional male ram thread adapter
  • Front and rear clevis kits available for all sizes
  • High temperature seal kits available (Up to 300F)
  • Optional magnetic piston available on all models
  • Interchangeable with popular international brands (SMC CQ2 and NCQ2 Series) 
  • 3D CAD files are available for download at 
  • Supported by significant inventory in Chicago, IL

To visit the product page please click here.



NEW - THOMAS 1610 – The Solution Pump

The fast, the quiet, the reliable pump solution for:

-  Medical devices
-  Gas detectors and samplers
-  Laboratory workstations and analyzers


-  Oil-less, non-lubricated
-  Comfortable sound emission: low sound and vibration
-  Throughout performance range
-  High evacuation speed: up to 30% faster than industry standard
-  Unmatched performance stability
-  Excellent reliability over lifetime


-  Max. flow 8.0 I/min
-  Max. pressure 2.0 bar
-  Max. vacuum 90%




1010 Series Miniature Diaphragm Pump

The series 1010 is the smallest miniature diaphragm pump ever developed by the Thomas Division. The smallest product in this range of motor diaphragm pumps only weighs about 15 grams.

Even more impressive is the 1010’s overall performance. Reliability, extremely low power consumption and high power density, in combination with miniaturized dimensions, were the main focus of this development. All these properties have been confirmed by comprehensive tests and 4,000 hours of non-stop operation.

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Thomas’ 2665 Series Compressor

Thomas’ 2665 Series Compressor is specifically designed to stand up to the rigors of air vending or tire inflation system applications.

  • Built to withstand the operating temperature demands of inflation applications
  • WOB-L piston technology with restart capability
  • ASME safety valve, ¼-18 NPT street elbow and intake filter assembly included
  • Optional stainless steel wire fan guards provide added safety
  • Overall size with assembled capacitor 9.31″ L x 6.53″ x 7.09″ H
  • Airflows to 3.68 cfm (104.2 l/min)
  • Maximum intermittent pressure to 120 psi (8.3 bar)

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