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Non-Spill Quick Disconnect Couplings Enhance Thermal Management Systems

Colder Products Company will showcase a broad range of non-spill couplings and solutions for makers of electronic cooling equipment at the SemiTherm Symposium (booth #206). These innovative connectors enable leak-free connection and disconnection of critical fluid lines in liquid cooled servers, chillers and other electronic systems, without the risk of drips or spills.

Engineers today are constantly seeking more efficient ways to remove heavy thermal loads from dense electronic packaging,, said Dennis
Downs, Industrial Business Unit Manager, Colder Products Company. Non-spill couplings eliminate the disadvantages of a hard plumbed liquid cooling system and are now used to achieve better system flexibility and serviceability without compromising critical safety and reliability requirements..

Available for tubing ID ranges from 1/88 (3.2mm) to ¾ (19.0mm), plastic and metal connectors from Colder alleviate concerns inherent in handling fluids in the vicinity of critical electronics. They feature color coding for visual line identification, a variety of seal
materials for maximum media compatibility and a range of termination and thread types.

Colder Products Company, a world leader in the design and manufacture of quick disconnect couplings, will highlight the Non-Spill Series of couplings and other products for liquid cooling applications at SemiTherm (Booth # 206) in San Jose, March 23-24, 2011.
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About Colder Products Company
Colder Products Company is a leading provider of quick disconnect couplings, fittings and connectors to life sciences, industrial and chemical handling markets. For a free catalog CD or more information, contact: Colder Products Company, 1001 Westgate Drive, St. Paul, MN 55114. Phone: 651-645-0091. Toll-free: 800-444-2474. Fax: 651-645-5404. Web: www.colder.com.

Now Available from FABCO, The NV-55-18 Micro-Fine Needle Valve.

Featuring 1/8 NPT ports and the same rock solid internals as the original NV-55, the NV-55-18 mounts easily directly to a regulator or other assembly.

Popular in aquaculture, hydroponics, and other CO2 injection applications.

Flow rates are identical to the original NV-55.
Buna-N seals - compatible with CO2
phone: (352) 373-3578
fax: (352) 375-8024
email: service@fabco-air.com

Polygon Company Announces Revolutionary New Cylinder System

WALKERTON, IN Polygon Company is proud to announce their new pneumatic cylinder known as CTT (Constrained Tube Technology). CTT is a complete pneumatic system that allows the composite tube to be fitted within the confines of a thin-walled outer host. Thecomposite tube carries greater than 90% of the pressure vessel loads while the metallic host enables traditional assembly techniques such as welding, threading, retention rings, and etc.

A housing must be used to handle the additional pressure load for the complete tube assembly. Housings can be 80/20 aluminum or other machined metal. It could be any
material, even a wooden box,, said Paul Lashbrook, lead CTT engineer. Containing housings do not need to be cylindrical nor do they need to be honed or plated, and can even be a lowgradesteel. The housing provides a durable casing for CTT, supporting and protecting the lightweight cylinder,, Lashbook continued. The CTT cylinder is an entire thin-walled actuator system utilizing a new end cap attachment system.

The approach enables the design engineer to achieve the benefits of composite cylinder tubing such as corrosion resistance, improved seal life and unique fluid flow properties without manufacturing assembly changes.

For non-housed units, lower cost polymeric cylinders can provide the needed structure. In traditional cylinders, the metal walls provide both pressure containment and structural strength. With CTT, the inner composite sleeve does all the load work while the thermoplastic outer tube and connection elements provide seamless and cost-effective assembly,, said James Shobert, Polygon Company CEO. End caps can be fitted to secure the host tube and provide a very traditional cylinder outline for non-housed units as illustrated. This blends the high performance characteristics of advanced composites with the durability and economics of standard polymeric materials.

One consistent Achilles Heel of retrofitting composites into existing applications is being able to assemble the finished product using traditional metalworking techniques. Composite cylinder tubing cannot withstand drilling and maintain structural strength. This limited previous composite tubing to tie-rod cylinder applications almost exclusively. CTTTs tubing is not immune to this attachment problem. However, the required housings can be chosen to provide ample attachment points for mounting the assembly.

CTT has surpassed 27 million cycles under elevated testing pressure and is the perfect solution to demanding pressure vessel applications. Balancing performance and cost, it is uniquely suited for todayys lean operational environments.

About Polygon Company
Founded in 1949, Polygon Company is a proven composite material engineering innovator, currently holding over 40 active patents on unique products, designs and proprietary manufacturing capabilities.

Headquartered in Walkerton, Indiana, Polygon has expanded to a worldwide manufacturing and distribution network providing composite solutions in multiple industries from bearings to laparoscopic surgical tubing.
To learn more, visit us on the web, e-mail, or call:
Homepage: PolygonComposites.com

103 Industrial Park Drive
P.O. Box 176
Walkerton, IN 46574 USA
Ph: 574.586.3145
Fx: 574.586.7336



The Nex FlowTM X-StreamTM Liquid Super Separator uses a world patent pending
special radial nozzle centrifugal design to remove 99.9% of liquid mist (including
water and oil mist) without the need of a replaceable filter element. Standard
sizes are 9, 2, and 64 SCFM.

Unlike large upstream separators, these units are designed to be used upstream from
an air gun, blow-off product or any device using compressed air and may be used in
place of a standard air filter. If micron size is a concern, you can still use a
standard water or oil filter but the replaceable cartridge life will be dramatically
extended as the X-StreamTM Liquid Super Separator will remove the vast majority of
the liquids and mist.

Units come complete with an automatic drain, have extremely minimal pressure loss
and are virtually maintenance free. (Only the automatic drain may be subject to
wear and tear and is easily replaced.)

Nex Flow Air Products Corp.
10520 Yonge Street, Unit 35B-220
Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 3C7

USA and Canada: +1-877-797-2777
International: +1-416-410-1313

FAX: +1-416-410-1806


AutomationDirect adds Manual Motor Controllers and Disconnects

The Bryant line of manual motor controllers (MMC) now available through
AutomationDirect is UL listed as suitable as motor disconnects..

Because the NEC recognizes that a controller and disconnect can be the same unit (article 430.109), Bryant has designed a compact controller to meet the rigorous
demands of a motor disconnect. By utilizing Bryantts MMC devices, the user benefits
from the convenience of one device fulfilling two needs.

Bryantts controllers feature thermoset bodies, to provide high resistance to
electrical arc tracking, and AC-rated silver alloy contacts for excellent
conductivity and extended life. The compact devices are available in NEMA 1, 3/3R
and 4X enclosures; each controller has lockout/tag out capability.

Bryant Toggle AC manual motor controllers feature quick-make/slow break operation to
provide reliability and long life. Each toggle switch controller has a 10,000 amp
high-fault short circuit withstand rating, excellent dimensional stability and
superior dielectric strength. Optional NEMA 1 enclosures without switches, as well
as side guards for close wall applications and finger-safe environments, are also

Single-phase and three-phase toggle controllers are available in 30, 40 and 60 Amp
sizes, up to 600 VAC, and 2-pole and 3-pole configurations. Designed with a clamping
plate for back or side wiring, toggle switch type controllers start at $21.50.

Available enclosed toggle AC manual motor controllers feature NEMA 1 or NEMA 3R
enclosures. NEMA 1 metal enclosed switch controllers, ideal for use in indoor
environments, are designed with and -inch NPT wiring conduit knockouts. The
all-aluminum cover and base are designed with top, bottom or back wire entry points;
the base is pre-drilled for rear surface mounting. NEMA 1 enclosed toggle controller
prices start at $27.50.

NEMA 3R rain-tight enclosed toggle controllers are available in either all-aluminum
or chemical and impact resistant thermoplastic enclosures, making them ideal for
outdoor applications. The all-aluminum enclosure, with pre-drilled base for rear
surface mounting, is designed with NPT wiring knockouts for 30 Amp models; 60 Amp
models feature and 11 conduit knockouts. NEMA 3R enclosed toggle controller
prices start at $40.

NEMA 4X enclosed rotary AC manual motor controllers, ideal for heavy wash down and
corrosive environments, feature impact and chemical resistant thermoplastic
enclosure bodies. An over-center rotary switching mechanism ensures reliable
operation and allows positioning of up to two N.O. / N.C. auxiliary contacts. NEMA
4X enclosed rotary controllers start at $99.

Learn more about Bryant manual motor controller/disconnect components at

AutomationDirect sells over 9,500 feature-packed products through its Online
Automation superstore and 2,750-plus-page catalog. The company offers its customers
high-quality automation products, which are often priced below the industry average,
24-hour order entry and same-day shipping on in-stock items, outstanding sales and
technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on almost every product. For a
free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-

TCU Compensation Unit

Automatic insertion or gripping of precise components is often a challenge. To be
successful, the components have to be exactly aligned with one another. This results in high investment for the customer to ensure proper alignment. Even if components have very tight tolerances, it can be difficult to find the mounting or insertion position reliably. With the TCU compensation unit from SCHUNK, the users are able to overcome these challenges.

The system of SCHUNK, the leader in automation components, consists of two base plates, which are connected with each other via elastomer pads. Therefore, the
compensation unit can compensate in the X, Y and to some extent Z directions. Even
an angular error or a rotational error can be corrected, if required. Depending on
the size of the unit, the compensation path in X/Y-direction can be 2 to 4 mm, the
compensation angle can be between 1.55 and 3.55. Optionally, SCHUNK can equip the
TCU with a pneumatic locking device, which locks the module rigid. This prevents the
attached tooling or gripper from being moved during actuation of the handling


SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60
years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding
components, workholding systems, and automation components. With a reputation for
high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a
reliable partner. For more information, visit www.schunk.com

The TOSS Pneumatic Ball Slide

The new Model CC line of pneumatic actuators makes motion control simple. Available in many sizes with mountings in either metric or US standards, these pneumatic ball slides will make designing new machines a breeze. The Toss Pneumatic Ball Slide is a precision load bearing slide with a pneumatic cylinder built in. The product line includes, Single acting and double acting guided slides as well as plungers and grippers.

Designed to advance and retract on ball bearings. Toss Pneumatic Ball Slides move or carry heavy top loaded or cantilevered loads to a predetermined destination; or provide pressing, pushing, pulling or stamping power . The non-magnetic, aluminum body minimizes weight while hardened and ground steel guides with recirculating ball bearings assure precision and longevity.

Brass lined cylinders are complimented by chrome plated steel piston rods. OO ring seals are Buna N unless otherwise requested.


TOSS Machine Components, Inc.
539 S. Main Street
Nazareth, PA 18064
610-759-8883 phone
610-759-1766 fax

PBV Series Plastic Ball Valves

Industrial Specialties Mfg. offers the complete line of the PBV Series Ball Valves. With 4 body materials, 3 seal materials and multiple end connections, the PBV Series has what you need for your application. Available with or without panel mount thread.

Materials include:




Seal Materials include:



Connections include:

1/8" Male and Female NPT

1/4" Male and Female NPT

1/8", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2" Hose Barbs
If one of our standard products does not meet your needs, our team of experts will work with your engineers to build a fitting to your specifications. All products are produced and typically shipped directly from us to the end user, saving both time and expense.

For whatever your miniature pneumatic, vacuum and fluid circuitry components needs, Industrial Specialties Mfg. will provide the best fit for your application.

Contact one of our experienced professionals today to discuss the solution that's right for you!

Industrial Specialties Mfg.
4091 S. Eliot St.
Englewood, CO 80110
Phone: 303-781-8486
Fax: 303-761-7939
An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company

Versatile, Multi-Pin Molded Connectors For Sensors & Automation

Canfield Connectorrs M8 and M12 multi- pin molded connector series for sensors
and automation offers the highest quality standards and an affordable price. The
industry standard M8, Pico, straight locking connector is available with either 3
or 4 poles, has a nominal voltage rating of 120 V AC/DC, a current rating of 4
amps and 24 AWG wire gauge. The M12, Micro, is available as either a straight
or 900 locking connector with 3, 4, or 5 poles. The 3 and 4 pole versions have
a nominal voltage rating of 240 V AC/DC and a 4 amp current rating while the 5
pole is rated 120 V AC/DC with a 3 amp current rating. Both the M8 and the
M12 have a nylon housing, black PUR or PVC cable, are IP67 environmentally
resistant and have a temperature rating of -255 to +855C.

Canfield Connector is certified to ISO 9001 with design and the M8 and M12
Series is proudly manufactured and 100% tested in the USA. Complete
specifications can be found at www.canfieldconnector.com

Canfield Connector
8510 Foxwood Court
Youngstown, Ohio 44514
Tel: (330) 758-8299
Fax: (330) 758-8912

New sizes for the PEH Long-Stroke Servo-Electric Gripper

SCHUNK has expanded its servo-electric 2-finger parallel gripper of the PEH
series to include sizes 30 and 50. This once again significantly expands the
application spectrum for this universal long-stroke gripper, because with a
maximum stroke of 100 millimeters per finger for the PEH 50, these grippers
are now suitable for a large parts spectrum, extending from small components
to large workpieces. The robust guides are designed for precise handling even
at high loads and the gripping force can be adapted to the broad application
spectrum for the PEH 50 as high as 1400 N, with maximum finger lengths
of up to 250 millimeters.

The PEH grippers are driven by a brushless servo motor, which transfers its
power directly to the ball bearing drive spindle. The base jaws are moved by
a driver on the spindle, while a kinematic unit synchronizes the movements
of the two base jaws based on the rack and pinion principle, which ensures
exact centric gripping with a repeat accuracy of 0.05 mm.

With the new SCHUK controller, the complete control and power electronics
are already integrated in the grippers of the PEH series. This controller is used
for the standardized control of almost all servo-electric components from the
SCHUNK product line and enables very easy programming, pre-configuration
and commissioning. Single commands can be combined to form complete tasks, and
command libraries that are once created can also be used for other modules.

Donnt miss out on what SCHUNK has to offer at IMTS 2010!
Visit us at Booth W-2000 for all your Automation needs.


SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60 years of
experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, workholding
systems, and automation components. With a reputation for high quality products, absolute
precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a reliable partner. For more information, visit