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for over 79 Years! 

Rankin Automation Receives 80/20 Award
Highest percentage growth in sales!

February 2, 2016 Dennis Wolfe, VP of sales at Rankin Automation accepted the award from Josh Porter, Eastern Regional Sales Manager for 80/20, for the highest percentage growth in sales. 

"Rankin has invested heavily in our demo van  so we can provide onsite demonstrations for customers. In addition we now stock most common size extrusions and fasteners for higher customer service levels. It is rewarding to be recognized for our efforts and we look forward to continuing our growth" says R.C. Gilbert Rankin's 80/20 product manager. Allow us to quote your extruded aluminum and you will see why Rankin is the fastest growing distributor in America! 
VS Series Valves

The new generation in single valves:
high-flow , robust and low cost


The VS series valves are distinguished by outstanding value for the money, as well as exceptional diversity. Modern design. Robust and durable quality. 

  • Suitable for a broad range of applications from simple clamping applications to machine builder
  • Available as an electrically or pneumatically actuated valve
  • Can be expanded to for a valve terminal with an individual connection
  • DC and AC voltage options
download VS Series catalog
Black Anodized Profiles and Parts

Low reflective and sophisticated finish - IN STOCK

80/20 has expanded their stock of 
black anodized profiles . With over 1,000 items in the black anodize line, 80/20 makes it easy to design your custom project. Choose from architectural or organic anodizing processes; both meet Military Spec 8625.

Black anodize is ideal for low reflective projects, photo booths, military applications and vision systems. It adds a sleek look to any project and is commonly used in furniture and displays because of its aesthetic appearance.

By stocking these materials and machining them AFTER the anodize process, we can offer significant savings and faster turnaround times.

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Balluff BOH MICROmote® sensors

Precisely detect small parts from a distance

Balluff's MICROmote® optoelectronic sensors are notable for their micro-optical components. The miniaturised optosensors are operated with a separate amplifier which can be fitted externally. The highly flexible electrical cables ensure that the sensor signals are transmitted between the sensor head and the amplifier, representing a technical alternative to fibre-optics.

MICROmote® sensors are particularly suitable for installation in moving machine parts and robot grippers. Compact dimensions offer the perfect solution when there is very little installation space.

download MICROmote ctalog
DV Series High Flow Electronic Valves

Offering 1 Billion cycles!

Clippard Minimatic® electronic valves are precision-built utilizing Clippard's unique, patented valving principle. The next generation  DV Series is compact, quick and built to last-over 1,000,000,000+ cycles! With a solid, compact design and extremely high flow rates, these valves are well-suited for many applications in a variety of different industries including medical, analytical, packaging, manufacturing and more.
  • Industry standard for leak-free operation
  • Over 1,000,000,000 cycles
  • Fast response time
  • Designed to accommodate large flows
  • Robust stainless steel "Spider" flat spring
download DV Series datasheet


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-Isaac Asimov 


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