Oct
24

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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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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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Oct
13

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CCEFP’s annual conference opens in Nashville

The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) opened its annual Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference (FPIRC) at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University today (Vanderbilt’s own Professor Eric…

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Oct
8

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Herion pneumatically operated XSz series press safety valves

Norgren Herion Press Safety Valves are now available 24/7 at the Norgren Express webstore. HERION press safety valves conform to DIN-EN-ISO 13849-1 (performance level e, category 4). Press…

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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…