Origin: USA




Clippard Instrument Laboratory is not just a leader in the miniature pneumatic product market.

They invented it.


Clippard innovation has led to many industry "firsts," such as the establishment of the 10-32 thread as a port. Products that Clippard first introduced to the industry include: fluidic amplifiers, unique plug-in air logic modules, and micro-based computer control air logic control systems. The complete Minimatic® line includes over 3,400 standard products. Some of the many products offered include valves, cylinders, fittings, modular components, push buttons, stainless steel cylinders, electronic manifold cards, circuit analyzers, and pre-piped manifold subplates.


  • In the early 1950s, Clippard introduced miniature pneumatic cylinders and valves to industry. No other manufacturer can boast of the same experience or knowledge of miniature components.Air cylinders have always been an integral part of the Clippard Minimatic Line. Over the years Clippard has responded to requests from cylinder users to provide additional sizes of air cylinders and auxiliary support products. While competitively priced, there products maintain the Clippard standard for quality and reliability that has been the industry standard for many years.

control valves

  • Every air system is unique and Clippard has the air valve you need. Clippard control valves are available in poppet or spool design; and for pressure to 300 psig/21 bar. They are available with solenoid, air pilot, manual and mechanical actuators. Mounting style include in-line, panel mount, manifold mount or clearance holes for mounting screw. When designing a pneumatic system, choose the proper size for each component. A valve of insufficient capacity may cause an entire system to operate slower than is actually required results in needless size and often leads to excessive speed, impact, wear, and air consumption.

electronic valves

  • The design of Clippard electronic valves is a deceptively simple arrangement with a minimun of operating parts, and remarkably straight forward low power operation.The Clippard ?spider? is the only moving part and its motion to operate the valve is a mere 0.007inch travel.Low voltage D.C. inputs, signals from simple manual switching up to computer directed systems, move the spider in extremely fast response time?. 5 to 10 milliseconds. The unit uses extremely low power (0.67 watts at the rated voltage) and is cool running. The valves are light weight, compact in physical size and mount easily in space-saving package.

modular valves

  • One of the major elements of Clippard award winning design concept is the manifold body. It encircles a central valve cavity with air passages that can be used at any point along the axis of the valve. There passage terminate at the base of the body in a circular octoport pattern. The body mates with a manifold subplate which mounts the complete module and provides #10-32 tapped holes for standard hose fitting. A single molded Octoport gasket, held in place by the two mounting screws, insures a positive seal. Because of the easy availability of an air connection wherever it is required, the manifold body permits valve elements to be designed for maximun performance without the restrictive limitations of rigid port configurations. It also allows multiple porting? using two or more ports as an inlet, outlet, supply, etc. This is especially valuable in a number of modules that contain more than one valve. The separate elements are interconnected in the same module to provide complete subcircuits such as three input ?OR?, three input ?AND?, or a two input ?NOR?. There function further reduce external piping.

minimatic fittings

  • While others were thinking about large fittings, Clippard was thinking big about smaller fittings. Smaller valves and cylinders created the need for smaller fittings. Clippard was the first to develop ports utilizing the #10-32 thread. This thread has become an industry standard in the marketplace. Because of their compact size, #10-32 fittings when properly gasketed and/or sealed with anaerobic sealant, can withstand pressures well beyond those required for pneumatic applications. All Clippard precision fittings will save you time, space, and money when designing versatile, productive, trouble free, pneumatic circuits. Our endless variety of fittings insure that you find just the right fit when plumbing pneumatic circuits or assemblies. There fittings are small in size but large in performance, allowing for streamlining of pneumatic assemblies and eliminating the need for large, more expensive, cumbersome fittings.

air preparation equipment

  • Maximatic FRLs condition and prepare compressed air for use in fluid power systems. Pneumatic applications with properly conditioned air will operate longer, cost less and improve system efficiency. Clippard offers five different sizes from #10-32 to 1? NPT of Filter, Regulators, Lubricators and combination units. Their modular design and interconnecting brackets provide flexibility and facilitates simple field installation and/or modification.