Providing Industrial Automation
for 80 Years!

Rankin Automation Company Celebrates 80 Years in 2017

Rankin Automation Company was founded as a manufacturer's representative organization by Walter A. Rankin in 1937.
As we prepare to celebrate our 80th year, Rankin Automation represents some of the most innovative companies in the automation world.  Festo, 80/20, Balluff, Beckhoff and other represented companies allow Rankin to provide customers with comprehensive cutting edge solutions in response to their need to be world competitive. We invite you to click to the Products tab to review all of the companies we represent

Adaptive Gripper Fingers

Smooth and flexible gripping
DHAS Series adaptive gripper fingers for smooth and flexible gripping, with the Fin Ray Effect® derived from the movement of a fish's tail fin. Two flexible bands, which meet at the top like a triangle, form the basis of the Fin Ray Structure®. The bands are connected by ribs, spaced at regular intervals, using flex hinges. This flexible but sturdy connection of the joints allows the gripper fingers to adapt to the contours of a workpiece.
Differently shaped parts can be gripped in an adaptive and smooth way without any need to change the gripper

SLC Series Safety Light Curtains

Providing machine safety
Manufactured in an extremely robust 52 x 55mm profile housing the SLC Series safety light curtains offer machine designers a proven solution.

The extruded aluminum housing when coupled with the sturdy mounting brackets give a strong mounting arrangement suitable for areas where occasional vibration or knocks may occur.  It has quick and easy configuration considering DIP switches. The cable entry with terminal connection in end caps goes with finger protection of 14mm resolution and hand protection of 30 mm resolution.
  • Cascadable
  • Robust IP67 housing
  • Type 4: EN 954-1 Category 4: - a single failure will not lead to a loss of safety.
  • SLC-F: Finger Protection (14mm resolution)
  • SLC-H: Hand Protection (30mm resolution)

Enertrols Joins ACE
World leaders in mechanical motion & vibration controls

ACE and Enertrols become one company. The best of both companies merge to provide a better presence in the market. Our engineering and production teams will now be able to focus on one product line.
One brand, offering a full portfolio of motion and vibration control solutions
Industry-leading product quality through superior engineering and expertise
Best-in-class customer service and support
Custom one-on-one assistance with any application or project

Pack Expo East

Rankin Automation will be exhibiting at Pack Expo East.  

We will be featuring the latest in industrial automation technology and will be joined by our vendor partners:
 Schmalz, Tohiba Robots, Balluff and Festo.


Festo Adaptive Gripper Fingers
SLAS 2017

Festo will be exhibiting
at the SLAS 2017 International Conference and Exhibition  


The strongest shock absorbers for the PET container industry
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