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29

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hyneman1

Pneumatics is playing a Mythbuster role

Pneumatics has its share of fun applications—with Halloween coming up this week, I’m reminded of the many uses of the technology in haunted houses that I’ve seen over…

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Oct
27

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norgren2

Guest blog: Saving energy with compressed air systems

Compressed air is often assumed to be a cheap or even free source of power. Yet, a typical 1,000-cfm installation consumes about $65,000 of electricity each year. In…

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Oct
24

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BimbaTH

Mead Fluid Dynamics introduces the Manifold PowerStrip

Mead Fluid Dynamics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bimba Manufacturing, announces the launch of the Manifold PowerStripTM (MPS), a simple, cost-effective solution for wiring manifold valve stacks. The…

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Oct
21

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festo2

Piezo valves improve breathing apparatus

For people with chronic respiratory ailments, ventilators and oxygen apparatus are an essential everyday companion. Inside the machines, which are often portable, pneumatic automation components ensure a smooth…

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Oct
20

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Compressed air fail: Negative artificial demand

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A rice, grain and oil seed processor was having pressure problems in the various facilities at their manufacturing complex. The…

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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…