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13

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CCEFP’s annual conference opens in Nashville

The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) opened its annual Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference (FPIRC) at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University today (Vanderbilt’s own Professor Eric…

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Oct
8

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NorgrenTH

Herion pneumatically operated XSz series press safety valves

Norgren Herion Press Safety Valves are now available 24/7 at the Norgren Express webstore. HERION press safety valves conform to DIN-EN-ISO 13849-1 (performance level e, category 4). Press…

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Oct
7

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Miniaturization makes pneumatics the choice in medical applications

From ambulance to operating room, recovery room to discharge at home, patients today encounter any number of medical devices that must be lightweight, small, safe, and often, portable….

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Oct
1

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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
30

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Selecting valves made easier with new white paper

Proportional solenoid valves offer important advantages in the right applications, and while they’re considered more complicated than other valves, a new whitepaper makes their selection simple. Download the…

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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…