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23

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PHD

Fort Wayne Manufacturing Company to Expand Huntington Facility

PHD, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of industrial automation components, announced plans to expand operations in their Huntington, Ind. facility, creating up to 22 new jobs by 2017….

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Apr
23

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NFPA

New ISO Standard (ISO 19973-4:2014) Now Available from NFPA

A new ISO Standard has recently been published and is now available from the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA). ISO 19973-4:2014, Pneumatic fluid power – Assessment of component…

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Apr
21

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Festo waveform conveyor

Festo demonstrates wave-based modular conveyor system

Through the energy of intelligently directed wave formations, Festo has demonstrated an entirely new concept in conveying and automatically sorting delicate items such as fruits and vegetables. The…

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Apr
17

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Gripper learns … through trial and error

You might say that the LearningGripper from Festo behaves just like a baby. But that’s a good thing. Newborn children gradually—and by trial and error—learn how to hold,…

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Apr
16

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Pneumatics through the ages—a timeline of evolution

So much of today’s modern machinery utilizes some form of pneumatic component within its makeup and function. Yet it can be argued that the majority of people know…

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Engineering Basics

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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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Beswick Adds 145 Products to New Catalog

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Our new catalog is hot off the presses and available in PDF and print format. Many new products have been added so be sure to get your copy….

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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…