Compressed air and fluid power specialist Thorite will launch its new dedicated Electronic Automation (EA) team at the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics show in February, as well as unveiling new products and technology.
Visitors to the show will be able to meet EA technical development manager Mik Rhodes, who will be on hand to explain how Thorite can help original OEMs unlock the potential of electronic automation to develop equipment which delivers faster changeovers and improved productivity.
The team will employ demo units to explain the best uses for pneumatic and electronic automation, as well as electric pick and place grippers demonstrating the range of motion available with the latest technology.
Tom Simpson, marketing coordinator for the EA team, said: “Electronic automation is increasingly being recognised by OEMs as a more efficient alternative to pneumatic power on some machinery. We have expanded our expertise over the years in line with this shift and we’re excited to be sharing it at the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics show, which is a highlight of the engineering events calendar.”
Thorite’s systems team will be available to discuss everything from panels and valve islands to compressor and OEM sub-assemblies.
Thorite will also use the event to introduce the newly launched Ultima range of oil-free compressors from Gardner Denver, which are said to be 37% smaller and 13% more efficient than other compressors and have no need for ducting thanks to their internal heat exchangers.
Thorite’s in-house pump expert will provide hands-on demonstrations using a cut-away unit of Graco’s new electrically-operated double diaphragm (EODD) pump, QUANTM, which requires zero compressed air and delivers up to 80% reduction in energy consumption, while maintaining proven air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump benefits.