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JHFOSTER (formerly known as John Henry Foster)

3103 Mike Collins Drive Eagan, MN 55121 United States

The JHFOSTER group of companies represents a strategic collection of industry-leading manufacturers, experienced engineers, support teams and automation & robotics distributors. What really defines us and truly makes us different is how we come together. We bring together specialized expertise across automation motion control, compressed air and robotics to advance technology, drive innovation forward and deliver end-to-end solutions – across the nation and around globe

Controls, Software & Components

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J.H. Foster equips industrial facilities with controls, electrical components, pneumatic actuators and grippers and related equipment. Product line includes electric actuators, electrical control panels, gear boxes, PLC, HMI, servo reducers, servo and stepper drivers. Photoelectric sensors come in LED, laser and fiber optic configurations and are available in beam-break and beam-make versions with a variety of sensing models. Pneumatic actuators work together with grippers to clamp parts and tools in place as actuators work during automation processes in manufacturing, such as material transfer, pick and place and indexing. J.H. Foster also supplies vacuum cups and generators as well as assorted automation accessories and components for all pneumatic applications.

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Types of Controls, Software & Components

  • Controllers & I/O
  • Drives & Motion Controls
  • Instrumentation, Sensors & Actuators
  • Machine & Electrical Components
  • Motors, Encoders & Gearboxes
  • Network Components
  • Operator Interfaces/HMI
  • Pneumatics, Vacuum & Hydraulics
  • Safety Components


  • Explosion-proof
  • Washdown (wet)

Plant Operations

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Nitrogen generators from J.H. Foster are engineered to produce high-purity nitrogen on-site in a safe, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly manner. Widely used in pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, food processing and packaging applications, J.H. Foster’s nitrogen generators are engineered to eliminate the hassle of a delivered nitrogen supply. They help ensure stable long term N2 costs, feature compact, space-saving design, and help eliminate the need for expensive gas cylinders.

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Types of Plant Operations

  • Gases


  • Corrosive
  • Food-grade
  • High-temperature
  • Humidity control
  • Refrigerated

Utilities & Ventilation

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J.H. Foster manufactures compressed air dryers and is a distributor of customizable compressed air blowers and industrial pneumatic air blowers such as Aerzen USA, Elmo Rietschle and Quincy. Air dryers remove water vapor that becomes concentrated during the process of air compression, preventing excessive water from leading to operational problems for users of compressed air such as freezing of outdoor air lines, corrosion in piping and equipment and malfunctioning of pneumatic process control instruments. JHFoster distributes a variety of air dryers including refrigerated, regenerative, breathing air system, membrane and refrigerated cycling and non-cycling systems.

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Types of Utilities & Ventilation

  • Air Compressors & Blowers
  • Air Drying Systems
  • Vacuum Systems


  • Corrosive
  • High-temperature
  • Humidity control

Additional Offerings

Preventative Service Agreements Parts Programs Compressed Air Energy Audits On-Site System Evaluations Installation Integration Engineering Design

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