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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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Apr
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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Apr
3

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Intuitive operating concepts

Intuitive operating concepts are already successfully established in everyday life: voice controlled mobile phones, tablet PCs operated with swiping motions, and game consoles and televisions commanded by gestures….

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Apr
2

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Piab introduces new Value Line

Piab introduces a new line of products called Value Line. This competitively priced line consists of 21 suction cups in three different shapes as well as two small…

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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…

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What is pneumatics?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pneumatics is the technology of compressed air, but in some circles, it is more fashionable to refer to it as a type of automation control. Pressurized gas—generally air…