May
29

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AtlasCopco-XAS90-air-compressor

Compact portable air compressor

Atlas Copco launched its XAS 90 air compressor for utility and pneumatic-tool applications demanding as much as 88 cubic feet per minute of air power. “We took day-to-day…

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May
25

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Vacuum pump designed for small parts pick and place

Piab offers its patented COAX technology in a new small sized ejector called piPUMP MICRO. COAX is the most energy efficient ejector technology based on a multi-stage concept…

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May
19

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Air spring production expands to the NAFTA region

ContiTech Air Spring Systems is expanding its service for industrial customers in the NAFTA region. Beginning May 11th, the global air spring manufacturer will take responsibility for all…

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May
18

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Clippard DV 3-Way Valves

High flow 3-way electronic valves

The DV Series was designed as the next generation of Clippard’s original EV line of “Mouse” valves. The DV-3 line of Minimatic electronic valves are 3-way control valves, using a…

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May
18

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piCOMPACT-2

Increased uptime with integrated controls ejector

Piab updates its piCOMPACT range, a manifold-mounted and functional ejector system based on the energy-efficient COAX technology. By working at low feed pressure and maximizing the utilization rate…

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Engineering Basics

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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…