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Life Sciences

Life Sciences

Machine builders throughout the Northeast have come to rely on Airline’s extensive experience and broad product offering. We have earned their trust as a reliable supplier of hydraulic and automation systems and components and as an engineering resource for systems used in machines, presses and machine tools such as forming, turning, grinding and milling machines. We can also assist with sub-assembly and other value-added services as needed to fulfill customer delivery requirements.

In addition to providing products and systems for general industrial machinery, we offer state-of-the-art automation, control and vision components for semiconductor fabrication machinery, such as wafer cleaning, etching, die bonding and wire bonding equipment.

Capabilities (including but not limited to):
  • Custom-design and build lab tables and ergonomic workstations for lean production systems
  • Custom-design, build, and install process isolation enclosures, fume hoods and cleanrooms
  • Provide automation and hydraulic engineered systems
  • Offer safety surveys, risk assessments and machine safeguarding solutions
  • Conduct energy audits and provide energy-saving products and solutions
  • Recommend ways to integrate the latest technologies to increase production efficiencies
Featured Products
Bosch Rexroth Hydraulics VT-HACD Digital Closed-Loop Controller

Miniature ball screw assemblies are conventionally understood to be systems with a nominal diameter of 12 mm or less. Their miniaturized nut geometries are achieved through the use of optimized recirculation systems with very small balls. These ball screws are usually not preloaded or only slightly preloaded to ensure the smoothest possible travel.

Bosch Rexroth Lean Production

The MPS is positioned to benefit the medical and life sciences industry by enabling lean manufacturing, offering a full suite of ESD compliant products and cleanroom compatible solutions. MPS allows the user to design a work cell with standard, customer configurable workstations, flow racks, and workplace accessories. These in turn can be modified further with components from the Structural Framing System to fit virtually any application. The anodized aluminum used in the basic structures, combined with ESD compatible components, presents manufacturers throughout the medical device, analytic instrument and imaging system value chain with a fully functional and aesthetically pleasing solution to lean manufacturing requirements.

Bosch Rexroth VarioFlow

High functionality and low cost make the VarioFlow modular conveyor system a logical choice for many pharmaceutical and medical packaging applications. VarioFlow's Adapative Modularity features, patented UltraCurve technology and wide selection of chain styles and widths make it ideal for today's flexible automation requirements.

Bosch Rexroth IndraDrive Cs

The IndraDrive Cs offers an extremely compact design for applications requiring power ranges from 100 W to 750 W. Space-saving construction, outstanding performance, industry-specific technology functions, and standardized SERCOS, PROFIBUS-DP and DeviceNet interfaces make these compact drives ideally suited to complex multiaxis and intelligent single-axis applications in the digital communication network. Built-in features, like absolute feedback encoder evaluation and cam tables and cam switch groups, allow sophisticated applications to be easily handled.

Omron ZFV Sensors

The ZFV proves that vision sensors can be "teach & go". Parameter settings are available at the touch of a button. A smart user interface allows intuitive configuration using a built-in color monitor. In Run-mode, the display gives live feedback showing results and images in real time. Ideal for pharmaceutical packaging applications.

Eaton M22 Pilot Devices

Eaton’s M22 line of pushbuttons and pilot lights now offers an attractive chrome metal bezel for your 22mm pushbutton applications. Features a space-saving construction that enables fast assembly. Because of their rugged design, most operators and contact blocks exceed five million mechanical operations.

SMC IR Series Precision Regulators

Series IR Precision Regulators are designed to be compact and light weight. The maximum set pressure has been expanded from the conventional 0.7 MPa to 0.8 MPa. Relief flow has been increased by nearly 5 times (compared to SMC IR201, IR401). The optional bracket and pressure gauge can be mounted on either the front or back of the unit.

Clippard EVP Series Valves

The S-EVP series Proportional Control Valves combine the features of the existing S-EV series valve — long life, low power, and Clippard's reputation for high quality components - with the additional capability of proportional control. The S-EVP series valve provides air or gas flow control, and varies the output flow based on the current input to the solenoid. All Clippard EV, ET, EC and EW series electronic valves are available manufactured and assembled for use in oxygen-enriched environments for applications that are extremely sensitive to contamination.

Featured Applications
Customized Isolation Enclosures for Pharmaceutical Lab

A leading pharmaceutical company turned to Airline for customized isolation enclosures for their laboratory. Our application engineers worked with this customer at their facility to develop concepts based on their requirements. Our in-house engineers created 3D AutoCAD drawings and a proposal for review. During the development, Airline worked together with the customer to ensure the finished units would meet their needs. The order was placed, design finalized, and the bill of materials created.

Airline technicians then went to work assembling the enclosures using Bosch Rexroth aluminum structural framing and integrated all associated components, including safety interlock switches coupled with safety controls. The final laboratory isolation enclosures included fume hoods with a HEPA fan filter module with adjustable air velocity ranges, fluorescent light fixtures, and germicidal ultraviolet irradiator light fixtures that deliver 19.3 watts of ultraviolet output. Airline personnel even delivered and installed the enclosures in our customer’s lab.

These isolation enclosures are now a standard in the pharmaceutical company’s laboratories and Airline has built hundreds of units since.

Interested in what we offer for the Life Sciences industry?

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