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22

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ASCO Numatics product lines combine in valve assembly to improve delivery times

Time spent purchasing critical parts for solenoid isolation valve assemblies for its Dry Leak Testers had Can-Tronics Gas Measurement and Control seeking solutions for improved delivery times. In…

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Jul
22

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Tips for ensuring safe pneumatic air exhaust circuits

By Eric Cummings • Global Industry Manager – Safety • ROSS Controls While safety standards have been updated by safety controls engineers, pneumatic systems present a unique challenge. In following…

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Jul
18

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AutomationDirect adds compact modular valves to pneumatics line

AutomationDirect’s NITRA® line of pneumatics products now includes compact modular valves which provide versatility and easy assembly. The compact modular valves are designed for performance, flexibility and modularity…

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Jul
16

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Reservoirs help airbags inflate at the push of a button

Airbags usually fill with air at lightning speed on impact—within 20 to 50 milliseconds. Volkswagen equipped a Golf GTI with an airbag demonstrator to show what an airbag…

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Jul
15

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Compressed air fail: Using high pressure for low pressure applications

A newspaper printing plant had several printing presses that used low pressure air to help direct and manipulate the web of paper being printed. After years of operation,…

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Engineering Basics

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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…

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What are pneumatic valves?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pneumatic valves such as manual valves, mechanical valves, air-piloted, solenoid-piloted and vacuum-piloted are descriptions related to how the valve will be actuated. This is a critical component in…