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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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Apr
15

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Increased Protection for Pressure Gauges

Ashcroft now offers a protective rubber boot for lower connected types 1000, 1005, 1005P, 1005S, 1005P-XUL and 1005M-XRG commercial pressure gauges. In addition to the patented shock-resistant PowerFlex™…

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Apr
11

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NFPA shows fluid power shipments rose in February

The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for February 2014 increased 6.0% compared to February 2013, and decreased…

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Apr
9

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3 Ways to Reduce Your Vacuum System’s Carbon Footprint

By Josef Karbassi, Vice President, Automation Div., PIAB How to reduce your energy consumption and carbon footprint when most electrical power is produced by gas, oil and coal-based…

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Apr
9

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ME Series Inductive Sensor Designed as a Drop-In Replacement

Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce the ME Series Linear Position Sensors for embedded use in measuring the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders in industrial,…

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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…