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
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.
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
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.