William Leonard Clippard, Jr. founded Clippard Instrument Laboratory in 1941, (Inc., 1946). The initial product line consisted of electrical test equipment, magnetic windings, and radio frequency coils. The first miniature fluid power devices designed and built by Clippard were for use in the manufacture of this equipment. In the early 1950's, Clippard introduced Minimatic® components as a new product line. The need for miniature pneumatics was widespread, and since no such products had been previously available, the Minimatic® line was successful enough to become Clippard's primary product line. Until his retirement in 1977, Leonard Clippard continued to be a pioneer in miniature pneumatics.

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Pneumatic Cylinders

Clippard Cylinders

In the early 1950's, Clippard introduced miniature pneumatic cylinders and valves to the industry. No other manufacturer can match Clippard's level of experience or knowledge of miniature components.

• Stainless Steel Cylinders
• Brass Cylinders
• AFO® Compact Cylinders
• Air Volume Tanks
• Custom Design Cylinders

Electronic Valves

Clippard Electronic Valves

Clippard revolutionized the electronic valve market in the early 1970's with a line of miniature valves that became the industry standard for life and reliability.
• 10 mm Valves

• 15 mm Valves
• EM Series Valves

• ES Series Valves

• EV Mouse Valve Series
• Intrinsically Safe Valves

• Maximatic® Series

• Proportional Valve Series

• Stepper-Controlled Proportional Valves

• 2013 Series

Directional Control Valves

Clippard Directional Control Valves

Toggle Valves, Push Button Valves, Air Piloted Valves & Multi Function Valves... Available in aluminum, brass, stainless and plastics. Sizes range from #3-56 and #10-32 through 1/2" NPT ports.

Control Valves

Clippard Control Valves

Clippard Control Valves are available in many different configurations and functions. Sizes range from #3-56 and #10-32 through 1/8" NPT ports, with pressures to 300 psig pneumatic.

New Products from Clippard

MWV-1 Miniature Whicker Valves

NIV Series PTFE Media Isolation Valves

Media isolation valves are commonly used for a wide variety of applications, including those that require precise, repeatable dispensing of media for analytical instrumentation. All wetted areas of the NIV Series valves are PTFE, making them ideal for use with corrosive media. Read More »



EGV Poppet Valves.

Clippard's EGV Series valves are an electronically piloted version of the GV series valves, ideal for large flow, low leak applications. Available in 1/8" NPT ported and manifold mount, they utilize Clippard 10 mm or 15 mm valves, and offer numerous voltage and connection options. These 2-way and 3-way valves provide 10 times more flow than Clippard's MAV series, and 2.5 times more flow than the MJV series! An externally piloted option is available for controlling lower pressures and other media. Read More »


Modular Valves

Clippard Modular Valves

Available in an unlimited variety of directional, low, pressure and special control valves. The supreme "Plug and Play" devices for pneumatic applications—each modular valve is encased in a body designed to mount and link together with a simple piping system.

Filters, Regulators and Lubricators

Clippard FRL's

Maximatic® FRL's 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.

Hose & Tubing

Clippard Hose and Tubing

Clippard offers a variety of miniature hose and tubing, from copper and nylon tubing to flexible urethane, and vinyl.


Clippard Fittings

Clippard precision fittings save time, space, and money when designing pneumatic circuits. Clippard's fittings are small in size but large in performance—with an endless variety to insure you will find just the right "fit".


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    Controls For Automation, Inc.
    25 Constitution Drive, Taunton,MA 02780
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