Jan
22

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William L. Clippard, III Honored by The Ohio State University

William L. Clippard, (Bill), Chairman of the Board, Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., was recently honored by The Ohio State University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for his…

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Jan
16

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Compressed air fail: Compressor not contributing due to piping challenge

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A spring water bottling plant had a compressor room filled with a complicated piping to connect their four compressors to…

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Jan
14

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Lehigh purchasing assets of Ortman Fluid Power from Quincy Compressor

UPDATED: Quincy Compressor LLC of Quincy, Ill. has announced a definitive agreement to divest its assets in Ortman Fluid Power to Lambertville, N.J.-based Lehigh Fluid Power Inc. The…

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Jan
13

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Check out the new Technology Tuesdays podcast, featuring pneumatic cylinders!

Design World has launched Technology Tuesdays Podcasts in 2015, and this first episode focuses on pneumatic cylinder technology—what’s new and what design engineers need to know about how…

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Jan
7

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Compressed air fail: Unexpected operation of VSD compressor

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A metal foundry had a compressed air audit done that showed their three load/unload compressors were running inefficiently. Even though the…

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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…