New Products: Moving Beyond Actuation
Movable Housing Linear Slide
Bimba Manufacturing recently introduced the newest addition to their linear slide product offering, the Movable Housing Linear Thruster. The gantry style linear slide is available in bore sizes 9/16" through 3", spanning 7 different bore sizes and five guide shaft diameters. In addition, the Movable Housing Linear Slide is available with ball bearings (Model TMH) or composite bearings (Model TEMH) with both styles housed in black anodized carriages.
"This design compares favorably to competitive movable housing or gantry slides in load carrying capability, offering up to 50% more load carrying capability than the most popular competitive models," said Bimba's linear thruster Product Manager, Tom Carlson. To achieve increased load carrying, the new Movable Housing linear thruster uses a precision machined housing, guided by precision ground, case hardened chrome plated shafts powered by Bimba's original round line cylinders.
Optional features include air cushions, internal and external bumpers and magnetic position sensing. Learn more >>
FRL 60 Series
Joining Bimba's line of Filter, Regulator and Lubricator (FRL) products, is the Medium 60 Series. The Medium 60 Series, which supports port sizes of 1/2 NPT and 3/4 NPT, expands Bimba's existing Air Preparation lines to further complete their comprehensive offering of FRL products and accessories. This product line expansion enables Bimba to support a broad range of port sizes from 1/8 NPT through 1-1/2 NPT.
Similar to Bimba's 10, 20 and 70 Series, the new Medium 60 can be ordered with same-day shipping as individually stocked components or as custom-ordered pre-assembled systems, shipped in two days.
"We are very excited to complete our line of Air Preparation Products with the new addition of models with 3/4 – NPT ports," said Jerry Scherzinger, Bimba's Air Preparation Product Manager. "A complete FRL offering coupled with our industry leading service capabilities will result in exciting opportunities for us in this market." Learn more >>
Committed to Customers: ERP Solution from Oracle
When times are tough, most companies look to cut costs and that can have a negative impact on their customers. But not Bimba. By investing in a "next generation" Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, using the Oracle® E-Business Suite, Bimba plans to streamline its business processes and enable future business growth. The implementation covers all key processes including product configuration, engineering design, sales order management, manufacturing, quality management, and distribution. Already recognized for it’s superior service, this new state-of-the-art solution will help Bimba provide an ever better customer experience.
As part of its ERP project, Bimba is expanding its implementation of Lean Manufacturing and Just-In-Time (JIT) principles to improve operations efficiency and increase manufacturing flexibility.
The Oracle Applications will enable Bimba to transact business seamlessly over the Web using advanced Product Configurator, e-Commerce and Customer/Supplier Collaboration tools.
David Gillhouse, Bimba's Information Technology Director, says, "Our objective is to streamline business processes using Oracle Applications as the technology enabler. Our project team is extremely excited about the benefit potential. By streamlining our processes we expect to significantly reduce quote-to-ship lead time, improve customer service, improve manufacturing output, and increase employee productivity."
The Oracle implementation is viewed as a strategic investment by Bimba's Executive Management team. Pat Ormsby, Bimba President, explains: "The Oracle deployment will facilitate major business process improvement to support sustained, profitable business growth. It will help our company, and our valued distributors and customers, become more successful in the future." Learn more >>
For more information contact Bimba.