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NON-STICTION CYLINDERS OFFER PRECISE POSITION SENSING

Airpot Corporation announces the addition of a position sensing option to its popular line of Airpel non-stiction air cylinder actuators. The company offers non-contact electronic switching sensors from Sick, Inc. using state-of-the-art GMR technology. These are the most precise and accurate magnetically activated cylinder sensors on the market. The addition of GMR sensing technology to […]

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AIR BEARING/ACTUATOR GUARANTEED TO OUTLAST ANY MACHINE IT’S USED IN

Norwalk, CT. – Airpot Corporation Airpel Division, has introduced the Airpel-AB Air Bearing Actuator that combines air cylinder like linear actuation with zero friction air bearing technology.   The Airpel -AB provides "force without friction" which is made possible by a specially shaped stainless steel piston that is precisely fitted to a borosilicate glass cylinder. […]

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LOW FRICTION COUNTERBALANCE INCREASES PERFORMANCE, LOWERS COST IN METROLOGY EQUIPMENT

Airpot Corporation announces a specially designed long length (up to 1 meter) Airpel Anti-Stiction actuator that meets the needs of coordinate measuring machine and other metrology device manufacturers for a low friction counterbalance device to allow smooth movement and precise positioning of the z-axis measuring arm while manipulating the device through its measurement range. Smooth, […]

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Filter/Regulator System Offers Precise Control and Ultra-Clean Air for Super Sensitive Motion Control Applications

Airpot® Corporation announces its family of filter/regulator (FFR) products designed specifically for use with their low friction line of Airpel® air cylinders and Airpel –AB® air bearing controlled actuators. Airpot FFR systems offer engineers, designers and manufacturing professionals the precise control, optimal air quality and properly sized components needed to get the most from Airpot’s […]

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Air Bearing Counterbalance Increases Precision and Reduces Cost in CNC Micro-Machining

High performance CNC micro machining centers used to fabricate small high precision parts from plastics, metals, glass, and ceramics require extreme control of forces and speeds. Micro machining equipment manufacturers with the need for tight control of small incremental movements along with low forces, high speeds and extreme levels of repeatability and resolution are discovering […]

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Air Bearing Actuator Enables Extreme Low Force Sensitivity

Super-sensitive grinding and polishing operations with forces controlled to as little as 0.001 pounds or 0.45 grams are now possible and being utilized in industry by customers of Airpot’s  Airpel –AB Air Bearing actuators. Many manufacturers with the need for extremely tight control of small incremental movements along with low forces and speeds are discovering […]

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ONLINE VIDEOS DEMONSTRATE PNEUMATIC CONTROL OF UNWANTED MOTION IN DYNAMIC SYSTEMS

Airpot introduces the first three in a series of online technical product videos which illustrate pneumatic control of unwanted motion using Airpot dashpots, snubbers and air-bearing actuators. Dynamic systems often produce unwanted motion and the need for control of velocity, time delay, falling mass, vibration, oscillation, over action and impact. Airpot’s glass cylinder and graphite […]

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Airpot Tech News October 2009

Application Notes: Airpot in Membrane Switch Testing An air cylinder that uses a carbon /graphite piston within a glass housing produces precise and repeatable motion during membrane switch testing.  A precision low friction cylinder with a piston that slides on a cushion of air is being used to provide reciprocating motion in membrane switch test […]

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