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When extremely clean production is critical

Strict hygiene standards apply to production systems in the food and pharmaceutical industries – after all, machine parts and components can come into contact with the products. No…

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Nov
14

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Needle valves with flow rates up to 60 scfm at 100 psig

Needle Valves are used to control the rate of flow in a pneumatic system by controlling flow in both directions. Material enters the input port, travels through an…

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Nov
13

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International Fluid Power Society announces its 2015 president

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has announced that Marti Wendel, CFPE, CFPS, CFPCC Curtiss-Wright Sprague Products, was elected the 55th president of IFPS during its annual meeting…

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Nov
12

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Efficient multipurpose parallel and angular grippers

Bimba Manufacturing Company, an industry- leading provider of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric solutions, and its subsidiary Mead Fluid Dynamics (MFD), an innovative manufacturer of pneumatic components, today added…

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Nov
10

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Vac-Stac Venturi Pumps Vaccon

ISO valve bases for automation applications

Vaccon Company, a U.S. manufacturer of air-powered venturi vacuum pumps, introduces the new Vac-Stac™ Series of venturi vacuum pumps designed specifically to integrate with all ISO 5599/1 Size-1…

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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…