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Pneumatic Kits

Norcostco is the entertainment distributor for SMC Pneumatics.  We are constantly investigating new products to bring you the most reliable and most practical equipment. Our Pneumatics include Effect Kits, Lift Kits, Brake Kits and Wireless Kits.
 
Effect Kits
Incorporate these cylinders into your scenic designs to add intriguing special effects and additional interest. Add these as a challenge opportunity to push your students creative and engineering thought process in their designs.
 
Pre-packaged kits include everything you need to use the power of pneumatics in your scenic designs. Simply add an air source and you have a complete system.
 
Kit Configurations:
Push Kit
The Push Kit has a spring retract cylinder that can be used to tip over a wine glass or a break a plate and then retract into the scenery to hide from view.
Pull Kit
The Pull Kit has a spring extend cylinder that can be used to release a kabuki drop, launch a ball, or a latch a door.
 
Kits include: Cylinder with fitting and mounting bracket, valve, compressor fitting, regulator (if ordered) and 20m of poly tubing.
 
Pricing:
Retract or Extend without regulator $100
Retract or Extend with regulator $120


Lift Kits
Bolt these guided cylinders to your platform and when the system is charged, your platform will be lifted, allowing the casters to engage and to move your platform as needed. When in position, flip the valve and the scenery will drop onto its frame acting as its own brake.
 
Pre-packaged kits include everything you need to use the power of pneumatics in your scenic designs. Lift cylinders are mated to high quality casters for superior strength and durability. Simply add an air source and you have a working system. Include these in your teaching curriculum and incorporate a new world of experiences for your students.
 
Kit Configurations:
Kit Size Cylinder Rating Total Capacity
Small 146 lbs at 75 psi 584 lbs of lift *
Medium 362lbs at 75 psi 1,448 lbs of lift *
Large 943lbs at 75psi 3,772lbs of lift *
* Total capacities assume the use of 4 equally loaded cylinders
 
Kits include: 4 cylinders with fittings and mounting brackets, 4 flow control fittings, 4 casters, valve with fittings, delta branch manifold, 4 quick exhausts, regulator, compressor fitting and 33m of poly tubing.
 
Pricing:
Small Lift Kit $1,125
Medium Lift Kit$1,250
Large Lift Kit $1,500
 
Installation Guides:


Brake Kits
The brake kit adapts the small kit to act as a braking system by using a rubber pad instead of a caster. If the system loses pressure, the scenery can still be moved.
 
Brake kits include: 4 cylinders with fittings and mounting brackets, 4 flow control fittings, 4 brake pads, valve with fittings, delta branch manifold, 4 quick exhausts, regulator, compressor fitting and 33m of poly tubing.
 
Pricing:
Brake Kit $850
 
Installation Guides:


Wireless Kits
We have teamed up with BWI Eagle to create a high speed remote control that is based off the Air-Eagle SR Plus System.
  • The handheld transmitters with 1, 4 or 8/16 function buttons are IP66 rated with sealed membrane switch keypads.
  • The receivers with 4, 8 or 16 independent SPDT control relays are capable of switching up to 5 amps in NEMA rated enclosures. They can be powered with 9-36VDC.
  • The SR transmitter has a 300’ range and the SR Plus pushes that range up to 1200’.  
BWI Eagle manufacturers industrial wireless remote controls that operate any electrical apparatus or machinery by handheld or contact input transmitters. Short or long-range systems with 2.4GHz or 900MHz spread spectrum technology are FCC approved and require no user-site license. Independent SPDT control relays are capable of switching up to 5 amps.
 
Pricing:
Air-Eagle SR Kit (1) 4-channel transmitter and receiver 300’ range $600
Air-Eagle SR Plus (1) 4-channel transmitter and receiver 1200’ range $635
 
Multiple Wireless Effects
We have mated the Air-Eagle SR Plus transmitter and receiver to a custom SMC SJ3000 12v valve and manifold that allows you to control 4 separate effects off of one transmitter. The receiver and manifold are connected via 5-pin XLR connector. This allows you to place your receiver where is gets the best reception and the valves closer to the actuators decreasing the actuator reaction times.
 
Air-Eagle SR Plus and Manifold Kit includes: (1)4-channel transmitter and receiver 1200’ range, (1)12v valve, 1 manifold, 1 bag of 10 – 6mm plugs to plug the unused ports of the manifold as necessary and (2)6mm to 4mm reducers to use with the Norcostco Effect kits.
 
Pricing:
Air-Eagle SR Plus and Manifold Kit $1,300 (12v battery not included)
 
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Custom Systems
Custom designs and systems are available for specialized applications including DMX control, remote supply tanks and custom cylinders. Contact Norcostco with your ideas to learn more about the possibilities of pneumatics.
 
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