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17

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LeeCoth

New zero leak check valve

The Lee Company’s new 375 Zero Leak Chek® is a miniature check valve featuring a seat with an elastomeric seal to achieve zero leakage. Weighing only 11 grams,…

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Sep
17

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van2

Compressed Air Fail: Look beyond the symptom for the cure

[A special Guest Blog from Van Air Systems.] It was the only time a customer has threatened to sue me. His expensive new compressed air dryer wasn’t working…

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Aug
29

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Compressed air fail: Can the compressor “see?”

A seed cleaning and distribution center had installed a small 20-hp lubricated screw compressor, a desiccant dryer and a large 1060-gal storage receiver installed in their facility. Even…

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Aug
28

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ClippardTH

Clippard EFB Series Electronic Fill & Bleed Circuits

A fill and bleed circuit is a combination of pneumatic valve components used to inflate a volume or apparatus in one controllable function, and to release or vent…

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Aug
28

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Numatics 501 Series Directional Control Valve

ASCO Numatics has introduced its Numatics 501 Series directional control valve. The general purpose automation valve is designed for directional control and piloting applications requiring compact size, high…

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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…