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Helping Purell Grow
See how Purell uses Bimba cylinders for testing their dispensers in this video clip from CBS Sunday Morning. Footage starts at 4:13.
Animatronic Demon Dog
When Distortions needed a flexible, robust electric cylinder solution to use in their newest Animatronic creation – Demon Dogs – they called on Bimba to provide a solution. The Bimba OLE Electric Cylinder provides the smooth, precise and controlled motion required to allow the Demon Dogs’ head, neck and torso to move in a fluid, synchronized and authentic fashion - much like that of a real live dog. The large size and steel frame found inside each of the Demon Dogs required a robust cylinder solution that could withstand the rigors the application introduced. The high thrust, extreme quality and great durability found in the Bimba OLE made selecting the OLE an easy choice.
Pneumatic Vial Crimper
A manufacturer and distributor of vial crimping and decapping hand tools and equipment wanted to provide a new light-weight, pneumatically operated tool that could be used in sterile and clean room environments. The tools are used to attach aluminum, crimp-type seals onto vials and bottles, commonly used in laboratory and medical environments.
Design requirements called for a pneumatic piston that could exert 300 pounds of force, using a light-weight, small diameter package.
The engineering team at Bimba went to work, and designed a new cylinder to meet the requirements that were needed. The result was a specially designed package created specifically for this customer, and adapted to work with interchangeable crimping and decrimping heads.
With the support of Bimba, this customer successfully launched their new crimper unit, and have seen sales steadily increase and branch into the global level.
Crystal Engineering Solutions
Located in Madison Heights, Michigan, Crystal Engineering designed a gripping mechanism on a robot that rolls up fencing into coils and stacks them onto a pallet. They used Bimba TE Thrusters to actuate the 2' long fingers on the robot to pick up the coils of fencing. However, when the machine was fully assembled for testing, it encountered a problem with the thrusters being “jerky” when used in a horizontal plane.
With the help of the Bimba Engineering team, they directed Crystal Engineering Solutions to the Bimba T4 Thrusters. The T4 Thrusters have 4 guide shafts compared to 2 in the standard TE Thrusters, which doubles the load-carrying capacity and reduces deflection. The T4 also has re-circulating ball bearings on all 4 guide shafts, which helps provide a smooth actuation, and in turn, eliminated the “jerky” motion it was experiencing.
TE Thruster (Before)
T4 Thruster (After)
The Scare Factory manufactures haunted house supplies, special effects and animations for Halloween, dark rides and amusement theme parks. A majority of the motion made by the animitronics are created through the use of Bimba cylinders and valving.
See the video!