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Automate 2019: Bimba Automation to Demonstrate Automated Solutions to Meet Evolving Challenges of Manufacturing

POSTED 04/03/2019

Bimba, an industry-leading innovator of pneumatic, hydraulic, electric and vacuum motion control, will discuss and demonstrate its automated solutions specifically designed to meet the evolving challenges of today’s manufacturing. Bimba’s ever-progressing technological advances will be explained and demonstrated at Automate 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago, April 8-11 (Booth N8434). They include ideal applications for pick and place operations such as CNC machine automation, packaging and palletizing, and assembly, among many others. 

Highlights of Bimba’s real-world solutions include:

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  • Bimba’s Collaborative Robot Vacuum Tool (CRVT) end-of-arm tool end effector in action on a Universal Robot®. The UR3 robot will feature a standard CRVT that includes a valve, vacuum switch or sensor, a maintenance-free single stage venturi, and vacuum cups in a single unit picking and placing boxes. An additional CRVT with a unique suction adapter designed specifically for bottling handling solutions will also be on display on a Productive Robotics OB7 Robot.
  • Bimba’s IntelliAxis® T-Bot Robot employs 2-axis linear motion control and a unique single belt transport system that serpentines around the X and Z axes. IntelliAxis eliminates the need for a motor in the Z-axis while using two coordinated motors in the X-axis. These configurations coordinate control for complex motions such as circles, ellipses, and sine waves.
  • Bimba’s recently released PA Series NFPA Actuator offers lightweight construction and modern design with flexible mounting configurations such as an Auto-Cushioning System and magnetic pistons. These actuators are ideal for everyday pneumatic linear motion applications where versatility and modularity are valued.

Visit booth #N8434 for more information.

About Bimba
Bimba is part of IMI Precision Engineering.  Bimba is a forward-thinking innovator providing industry-leading pneumatic, hydraulic, electric and vacuum motion solutions that are easy to use, reliable and ready for all engineering solutions. Bimba markets an extensive line of industry-leading products including pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric actuators; valves; fittings; vacuum products; air preparation and a variety of safety and production solutions. In addition to its broad line of standard catalog products, the company’s business develops many custom and semi-custom products designed for specific customers and applications. These products, used in machinery and automation, are sold to original equipment manufacturers and end-users throughout the world in an expanding variety of industries.  

IMI Precision Engineering is a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies.  IMI Precision Engineering’s reputation rests on a world-class portfolio of high performance products, the innovation and technical expertise of its 6000 people, and an ability to deliver exceptional local service. A subsidiary of the £1.75 billion turnover engineering group IMI plc, IMI Precision Engineering has a sales and service network in 75 countries, technical centers in the USA, Germany, UK and China, and manufacturing facilities around the world.

About IMI plc
IMI plc, the specialist engineering company, designs, manufactures and services highly engineered products that control the precise movement of fluids.  Its innovative technologies, built around valves and actuators, enable vital processes to operate safely, cleanly, efficiently and cost effectively. The Group works with industrial customers across a range of high growth sectors, including energy, transportation and infrastructure, all of which are benefiting from the impact of long-term global trends including climate change, urbanization, resource scarcity and an ageing population.  IMI employs around 11,000 people, has manufacturing facilities in more than 20 countries and operates a global service network. The Company is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Further information is available at

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