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Critical safety functions within pneumatic systems

As machine builders become more adept at the science of applying newer safety standards—such as ISO 13849—to their designs, they’ve started to take a deeper look at safety…

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Apr
21

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Technology Tuesday podcast on fluid power distribution

Design World has launched Technology Tuesdays Podcasts in 2015, and the latest episode focuses on the business of fluid power and industrial distribution. Click below to listen to…

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Apr
13

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Clippard MAR-1 series miniature pressure regulators

When Clippard introduced a miniature regulator in 1962, the MAR-1 became very popular as a simple, robust, and cost-effective regulator in a small package with exceptionally long life. As regulator…

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Apr
9

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Compressed air fail: The knowledge gap

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A manufacturer of computer hard drives recently designed and installed a cutting edge compressed air system made up of premium…

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9

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What are FRLs used for?

Filter regulator lubricators (FRLs) take what can be hot, dirty and wet air from a compressor and make it safe for use throughout the other parts of a…

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Critical safety functions within pneumatic systems

Friday, April 24, 2015

As machine builders become more adept at the science of applying newer safety standards—such as ISO 13849—to their designs, they’ve started to take a deeper look at safety…

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What are air springs?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Air springs have been used in heavy duty vehicle suspension systems for nearly a century, where they have been able to provide usefulness by taking advantage of the…

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The benefits of pneumatics

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

By Josh Cosford Most people don’t consider that air is also a fluid and rests within the boundaries of fluid power motion control. Hydraulics and pneumatics are similar…

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What are vacuum components?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

In the simplest sense, vacuum is pressure that is lower than atmospheric. At sea level, atmospheric pressure is usually 14.7 psia. Therefore, any pressure lower than that constitutes…