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Compressed air fail: Gray cloud has a silver lining

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A plastic film manufacturer chose to purchase a very efficient VSD-style lubricant-free compressor and heat of compression dryer for a…

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25

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Festo unveils its latest bio-creations

I’ve written extensively in the past about how German-based Festo AG’s Bionic Learning Network has developed some stunning robots based on nature. From elephants to kangaroos and birds…

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Mar
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OEM Drop-In Cylinder Optimax Series OCG now available in metric design

PHD, Inc. is pleased to release a new metric design of its Optimax Series OCG Round Body Pneumatic Cylinder. Built on the foundation of long-life products for industrial automation, PHD Optimax…

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Mar
16

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Electro Pneumatic Positioning System: EPPS

Unlike most pneumatic positioning systems on the market, which control the position of the actuator with directional flow, AVENTICS utilizes our expertise in direct acting proportional pressure regulators….

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Clippard announces “Wrapped & Ready” stainless steel cylinder initiative

With increased market demand for stainless steel cylinders, Clippard Instrument Laboratory has responded by expanding their Continuous Flow Manufacturing process for stainless steel cylinders at their Cincinnati, Ohio production facility. This…

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Engineering Basics

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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…