Automotive Products Manufacturer Increases Productivity with Bimba Cylinders
During the manufacture of car seats, a giant mold machine uses a thermoforming process to produce the seat. Once the mold is ready, it needs to be tilted and opened so the molded car seat can be ejected. Since this tedious process was being done manually and the machine operator issues involved with this process were numerous, the manufacturer turned to Bimba for an automated solution. The application now features Bimba Flat-1® cylinders to tilt the mold, Bimba double-wall® cylinders to open the mold and smaller Bimba Flat-1 cylinders to eject the seat from the mold. Bimba Flat-1 cylinders were selected because of their compact size while the double-wall cylinders were specified because of long-lasting performance in applications such as this where the cylinder is exposed to physical wear and tear. Not only did this new design allow the manufacturer to increase their productivity by more than 200 percent, it also provided less strain on the mold machine operator.
Bimba Ultran® and Original Line Cylinders Streamline Multi-Position Applications
Opening and closing large windows on locomotive engines can often be a very labor-intensive and sometimes unsafe task. To help streamline this process, a leading supplier of new and replacement window systems to the rail transportation industry chose the Bimba Ultran rodless cylinder to help raise and lower the window and a Bimba original line cylinder to unlock the window. The cylinders are easily operated via the use of a manual push button. Constructed of `mirror finish` 304 stainless steel with precision double-rolled construction, the Original Line cylinders were chosen because of their reputation as hard-working, long-lasting performers. The magnetically coupled Ultran rodless cylinders were specified because they keep out leak-causing contaminants for longer cylinder life.
Non Rotating Cylinder Solves Cutting Problem for Paper Bag Manufacturer
A paper bag manufacturer was experiencing rotation tolerance problems during their bag slicing process prior to lamination. Non-rotation is critical in this application because if a blade turns while cutting it can cause a catastrophic failure. A custom-designed Bimba non rotating cylinder was the answer to their rotation problems. It features a single acting design with a solenoid valve attached directly to the rear head. A stainless steel razor provides the precision slicing needed for this application.
Long-lasting Flat-1® Cylinders Increase Semiconductor Manufacturer`s Production Levels
A semiconductor manufacturer was using a space-saving cylinder for lifting wafer transfer hardware and was experiencing high failure rates with their rodless iso aluminum body cylinder, which greatly impacted their productivity. A specially designed, space-saving Bimba Flat- cylinder was installed to provide the lifting motion. With its durable stainless steel body construction, the Flat-1 Cylinder not only proved to be a long-lasting performer, it also offered the smooth motion needed for the precise lifting of the wafer transfer hardware.
Original Line Cylinder Opens and Closes Shutter In Medical Test Equipment
A medical testing equipment manufacturer was using an electric solenoid to open and close a shutter. Speed control was critical since the shutter was either blocking or allowing infrared light to pass through a test sample. To precisely control the speed of the shutter`s opening and closing, Bimba supplied a specially designed original line cylinder.
Multi-Axis Configuration Helps Increase Productivity
A conveyor manufacturer wanted to check various dimensions on a part as it moved along a conveyor without interrupting the flow and thereby increasing productivity. After a careful analysis, the manufacturer chose a Bimba linear thruster and Pneu-Turn® rotary actuator with a transition plate along with a position feedback cylinder. With this configuration, the manufacturer was able to pick the part off the conveyor, measure it and then place it back on the conveyor - in just eight seconds.
Original Line Cylinders Solve Positioning Problems
This company developed a computer-controlled system to repair printed circuit boards. The company needed a cylinder to accurately position a repair module over the damaged board. It was too expensive to design a special part for this operation. The solution was installing two Bimba original line single acting cylinders. The cylinders, with two inches of rod extension, provide exact positioning of the repair module over the circuit board. And the cylinders cost less than designing a special mechanical device.