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Dumb idea.

Compressed air fail: Don’t shoot yourself in the foot with air guns

A cabinet manufacturer was concerned about the efficiency of the many hundreds of compressed air guns used on the production line to clean sawdust and debris from cabinet…

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Sep
29

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IoT is the next big game-changer in pneumatics

If there is one topic that causes great concern in every industry, it’s downtime. Unplanned downtime of a machine can cost thousands of dollars depending on how long…

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Sep
29

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New series of powerful twin-piston semi-rotary drives

Festo introduced the DRRD, a new series of pneumatic twin-piston semi-rotary drives for handling and assembly operations. This new pneumatic rotary drive is precise, economical, and powerful. The…

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Sep
18

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3 days shipping for pneumatic and hydraulic NFPA cylinders

In recent months, AVENTICS Corporation relocated production of NFPA steel cylinders back to Lexington, Kentucky where the manufacturing of them dates back to 1964. With full production capability…

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Sep
18

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Festo becomes the exclusive distribution partner of ZAYTRAN

Festo has entered into an agreement with ZAYTRAN, Inc., to become the exclusive distributor of ZAYTRAN products in the North American marketplace. This partnership will expand the customer…

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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…