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Maxam Power

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of Camborne

1958 Holman Brothers established Maxam Power as a subsidiary company to develop and exploit its technology for industrial automation of work processes. Was developing and manufacturing the Goodyear pump, and rotary pneumatic tools[1]

1966 Introduced a novel system of control based on fluid logic[2]

1968 Supplied a logic control unit to Culter Paper Mills at Aberdeen [3]

1968 Part of the new International Compressed Air Corporation[4].

1970 Applications of Maxam fluidic logics included control of the filling of aerosols, control of gantry filling of oil road tankers, control of a capstan lathe, positioning of drilling machinery in coal mines[5]

1973 Maxam Power and Hamilton Controllers were renamed Compair Maxam

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 13, 1958
  2. The Times, Dec 14, 1966
  3. The Engineer of 10th May 1968 p727
  4. The Times, Dec 13, 1968
  5. The Times, Mar 20, 1970