Position Feedback Cylinders are resistant to contamination.

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Factory-calibrated for 0-10 Vdc output, PFCN non-contact pneumatic position feedback cylinders are resistant to effects of moisture, oil, airborne debris, dust, and airline contamination. Magnetostrictive sensor, fixed inside cylinder, detects position as piston moves back and forth, avoiding cylinder wear and tear from rapid short-stroke cycling. All models come in 09, 17, 31, 50, and 70 bore sizes and strokes up to 9 in. Rod lock models are also available.

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Bimba Manufacturing Introduces Low-Cost Position Feedback Cylinders for Demanding Applications

Monee, IL - November 7, 2008 - Bimba Manufacturing today announced the introduction of its new non-contact pneumatic position feedback cylinders, for applications that previous technology could not address.

Unlike traditional pneumatic feedback technology, the PFCN models are resistant to the effects of moisture, oil, airborne debris, dust and airline contamination. In addition, each cylinder is factory calibrated for precise 0 to 10 volt DC output. This ensures fast, easy installation and field replacement, even in multi-cylinder applications.

Bimba's unique design is key to this improved performance. A proprietary magnetostrictive sensor, fixed inside the cylinder, senses position as the piston moves back and forth. Because of this, cylinders avoid wear and tear from rapid short-stroke cycling, making them ideal for demanding applications. Along with increased durability, this new sensor design enables Bimba to price the PFCN cylinders far below previous technology.

All PFCN models come in 09, 17, 31, 50 and 70 bore sizes and strokes up to 9 inches. Rod lock models are also available. Additional features include front nose, block front, universal mounting, bumpers, rod extension, low friction design and a companion closed-loop PCS controller.

All PFCN models are covered by Bimba's 3-year warranty and are built to order in three working days. For detailed performance, selection, and ordering information, consult the Bimba PFCN catalog or call Bimba at 708.534.8544.

About Bimba:
Bimba Manufacturing is a forward-thinking innovator of actuation technology, specializing in providing cutting-edge solutions to engineering challenges. Its capabilities include an extensive line of industry-leading air cylinders, rotary actuators, linear thrusters, rodless cylinders, flow controls and position-sensing cylinders. In addition to its broad line of standard catalog products, nearly half of the company's business consists of 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.

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