Mead Fluid Dynamics Introduces the Manifold PowerStrip
University Park, IL – October 23, 2014 – Mead Fluid Dynamics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bimba Manufacturing, today announced the launch of the Manifold PowerStrip™ (MPS), a simple, cost-effective solution for wiring manifold valve stacks.
The MPS eliminates individual valve wiring and costly molded cable sets by consolidating wiring to a single home-run cable. Because the MPS uses the existing DIN style solenoid connection, there is no need to specify special connector options. In addition to providing a consolidated wiring solution, the MPS offers integrated surge suppression, indicator LED’s and IP65 ingress protection – common features that industrial applications demand.
The nonmetallic enclosure is ultrasonically welded to eliminate unnecessary points of ingress. “We wanted to leverage our experience in ultrasonic welding, developed in conjunction with the Isonic® valve lines, to produce a cost-effective alternative that offers superior performance to individual DIN connectors,” said Taylor Phillip, Application Engineer with Mead Fluid Dynamics (MFD).
“The Manifold PowerStrip™ is a unique solution in the simple manifold valve market that leverages the quality track record of MFD products and complements the performance of Mead’s Isonic® valve offering, “ says Tom Kane, General Manager, Mead Fluid Dynamics.
Bimba Manufacturing is a forward-thinking innovator of actuation technology, specializing in providing cutting-edge solutions to engineering challenges. Including its brands, TRD, Mead, MFD, Pneumadyne and Acro, Bimba markets an extensive line of industry-leading products including pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric actuators; valves; fittings; 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. For more information, visit bimba.com.