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Live from MD&M West: Nason’s LED pressure switch

I spoke with Danny Dehler of Nason at the MD&M West show here in Anaheim, California. Dehler is the company’s Sales Manager for Automation Products. At the show,…

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Feb
9

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Live from MD&M West: Festo talks automation safety

I had a nice chat about safety and automation with with Jeff Hawkins of Festo Corp. at the MD&M West show in Anaheim, California, today. Hawkins is the manager…

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Feb
9

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New NFPA air and hydraulic cylinders catalog released by Aventics

Aventics has published a 116-page SC-200 catalog on NFPA air and hydraulic cylinders. Product lines featured include TaskMaster aluminum air cylinders, PowerMaster and PressureMaster steel NFPA air and hydraulic…

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Feb
5

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NOSHOK appoints new sales and product managers

NOSHOK is pleased to announce the addition of a new key team member, Jim Hansen, who has taken on the role of Midwest Regional Sales Manager effective immediately….

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Feb
4

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ContiTech celebrates first year in North America

After one year of operating under the Continental umbrella, the U.S.-based home of ContiTech continues to grow and refine its businesses. “It has been an exciting first year…

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Engineering Basics

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What are air brakes and clutches?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Air brakes serve as the main brake to provide parking and E-stop braking functions in a variety of applications, including draglines, grinding mills and shovels in mining, drawworks…

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Critical safety functions within pneumatic systems

Friday, April 24, 2015

As machine builders become more adept at the science of applying newer safety standards—such as ISO 13849—to their designs, they’ve started to take a deeper look at safety…

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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…