Tolomatic Electronic Actuator Conveying solutions

Taken from Tolomatic Blog

Conveying systems are common in manufacturing. They can be straight-forward -- systems that just take packages from point A to point B -- or complex -- configurations for sorting and diverting.As critical components in conveying systems, linear actuators must withstand the challenges of the application. Pneumatic cylinders have been used extensively in conveying. However, electric cylinder use is growing, fueled by demand for programmability and better accuracy. Food processing applications pose additional challenges for conveying systems and the actuators in them. In food processing, equipment must handle washdowns, a common practice in the industry. For a thorough review of specifying linear actuators for washdown environments, download Tolomatics white paper.

ERD low-cost electric cylinders ERD electric cylinder

ERD low-cost electric cylinders are the perfect alternative to pneumatic cylinders. ERD cylinders, when paired with stepper or servo motors, create flexible, powerful, cost-effective electric linear actuation solutions.ERD electric rod actuators are available in a range of stroke lengths and screw types. They have stainless steel housings and fasteners and can be ordered in an IP67 configuration suitable for many food processing applications. The ERD series includes models with stainless steel motor housing as well as USA-approved models.

UR Robot - Open House @ Skeans

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New Partner in our Electric Automation Department

Universal Robots-  6-Axis Collaborative Robots

SKEANS is pleased to announce that we are now Universal Robots’ distributor across Western Canada!

Universal Robots is dedicated to bringing these safe, collaborative, flexible and easy to use 6 axis industrial robotic arms to business of every size. If you have a Dull, Dirty or Dangerous task we are here to provide a solution that comes in an easy to program, plug and play system that offers the quickest payback in the robot industry.

For additional information visit our webpage Collaborative Robots or to book a robot demonstration contact your closest SKEANS branch

DEX Design Engineering Expo

Skeans invites you to visit our specialists at one of the upcoming DEX Design Engineering Expo's

Winnipeg, MB, April 18
Coquitlam, BC, May 2

Come see what's new in products and services

Registration is FREE Online at

Who and what will be at DEX

The Design Engineering Expo attracts regional buying influences in design, research & development, engineering, purchasing, management, maintenance, production, operations, service, etc.

Products and solutions on display include CAD/CAE, additive manufacturing systems, reverse engineering, motors, drives, motion control, automation, fluid power, power transmission, adhesives & fastener solutions…and much more.

  • MEET face-to-face with suppliers & develop new business opportunities
  • CONNECT with suppliers and develop new leads for your business
  • ENGAGE in an approachable, friendly atmosphere
  • EXPERIENCE easy no maze halls
  • SEE new products and services
  • ENJOY CONVENIENT location and hours

Omron Road Show Winnipeg

SKEANS wishes to invite you to the “OMRON Technology Road Show” January 24 & 25, 2017 at Winnipeg’s ‘Industrial Technology Centre’. If you or any of your colleagues are interested in attending, registration is required online at




















Skeans Hosted Machine Safety Seminars

Is your Machine Safe? SKEANS is hosting complimentary Machine Safety Seminars throughout our different branch locations.  Our first event held at our Coquitlam head office in August was a great success with several valued customers in attendance. Our next upcoming seminar will be held in Winnipeg, Thursday October 20th from 8am to Noon at the Hilton Airport Suites. For more information on the seminars agenda please click on the attached invitation. Preregistration is required and seating is limited, registration is easy, just email us here - register today!. If you would like to see a Safety Seminar at one of our other branch offices closest to you, please contact us and let us know!

Pneusletter Summer 2016

In this issue: SKEANS - Selling with Noble Purpose; New Employees and More Staff News; Order Desiccant by August 31st for a Discount! MAC Pulse Valve = Energy Savings = $ Savings; OMRON - How to Select a Sensor? Click here to read the Pneusletter

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ToolReg In-Line Regulator

This innovative and rather unique In-Line regulator ensures a constant pressure is always maintained, despite normal pressure fluctuations in a compressed air system. Mounted directly on the pneumatic tool of choice, this regulator will ensure correct pressure so that potential pressure drops in hoses (or tubes) does not influence the pressure on the tool itself.

When used in a 'blow down' application, this regulator ensures the operator doesn't waste excess air pressure by blowing down at full compressor flow (is 100PSIG), and in the cases where a low pressure is necessary to avoid damage to surrounding areas and ensure safe operation, this regulator controls flow at the preset pressure. Lowering operational costs for the compressor equipment and ensuring a safe work environment.

Residual pressure in the tool is relieved when it is removed from the compressed air supply line, preventing unintentional actuation of the tool.

  • Compressed Air and Neutral gases
  • Lightweight Aluminum Housing
  • SS & Brass Internals
  • 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 & 3/4 sizes
  • Preset PSI ranges from 30 - 120 PSIG
  • -32°F - 176°F temp range

  • Pneusletter Spring 2016

    In this issue: The Walk through Audit; Gardner Denver - Total Solution Provider; Electric Automation - Lunch & Learn; Salesman of the Year; Skeans attends MAC/MDN Meeting; Pneumadyne Product Spotlight Click here to read the Pneusletter