Providing Industrial Automation Solutions
for over 79 Years! 

Rankin Value Add 
Manufacturing and assembly services 

From single unit to volume production, Rankin Automation Value-add Services offers reliable, cost effective manufacturing solutions to meet your quality and production requirements.
Simple stuff we do every day to make your life easier:
  • Pre-install fittings to your pneumatic components
  • Pre-install electrical connectors to wire leads simplifying installation while reducing your overall costs.
  • Cut tubing to length for easier assembly
  • Make 'kits' of components to make your assembly easier
New PTFE Isolation Valves

Precise, repeatable dispensing of media
The Clippard NIV Series Media Isolation Valve is a solenoid-operated device that uses a flexible diaphragm to isolate the actuation mechanism from the fluid path. Media isolation valves are commonly used for a wide variety of applications, including those that require precise, repeatable dispensing of media for analytical instrumentation. All wetted areas of the valve are PTFE, making this series ideal for use with corrosive media.
  • Bidirectional Zero dead volume
  • All wetted areas PTFE
  • Ideal for use with corrosive media
  • High cycle life
  • Fast response time
  • CE, RoHS compliant
  • ISO 9001:2008
  • Proudly made in the U.S.A.
80/20 Expands T-slot Offering
28 New stock profiles!

80/20 is expanding our offering of T-slot profiles. You now have access to a wider variety of shapes and finishes. They have also added even more to their stock of colored profiles; there are now options for black anodize metric profiles as well as 15 series yellow powder coat.
This expanded offering means you have more choices when designing and building your custom solutions.
  • Smooth profiles offer a modern look 
  • Closed profiles help prevent dirt & debris buildup
  • More black anodized choices
  • Yellow powder-coat 15 series for machine safe guarding
Improving the Reliability of Hydraulic Cylinder Position Sensors 
Balluff White Paper

Continuous design innovation in magnetostrictive linear position sensors has resulted in the development of specialized product variations that deliver much longer service life and more reliable operation for longer periods of time under adverse operating conditions. 

Best practices for installation and mounting can also help alleviate exposure to the most damaging effects of harsh application environments. This white paper will discuss common industrial application challenges and propose potential solutions that can enhance sensor reliability and extend life expectancy .

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