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26

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Festo introduces low cost etherNet/IP connectivity

The new Festo CTEU-EP universal EtherNet/IP interface module improves the quality, performance, and diagnostics of OEM pneumatic systems at a fraction of the cost of previous generation solutions…

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Jul
25

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Why is my compressor room so hot?

The physics of compressed air dictates that heat must be generated if air is compressed. The amount of heat depends on the size of the compressor. For example,…

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Jul
20

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How do I know what size air compressor to buy?

Determining what size of compressor to buy is a very difficult problem. This is especially true if the compressor will be for a new system that hasn’t been…

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Jul
19

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How many horsepower should a 100 hp compressor consume?

CAGI Sheets tell the story! When you buy a 100 hp compressor, how many horsepower do you think it should consume? Yes, this is a trick question. Compressor ratings…

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Jul
18

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Compressed air fail: Water hammer

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A building products company chose to allow their piping contractor to design the piping system in their compressor room. Rather…

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Compressed air fail: Water hammer

Monday, July 18, 2016

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A building products company chose to allow their piping contractor to design the piping system in their compressor room. Rather…

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What are air dryers?

Friday, June 24, 2016

In pneumatic systems, compressors draw in ambient air that always contains some amount of water vapor. The process of compressing air to around 100 psi raises the air’s…

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Where are pneumatic grippers used?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Pneumatic grippers are used in many pneumatic systems, as a means of grasping or holding parts; grippers may move, insert, stack or orient the parts to achieve a…

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Can water damage my compressed air system?

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

In a previous post, we discovered that air compressors will produce significant amounts of water, which is squeezed from the ambient air the compressor ingests through its intake….