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AutomationDirect adds new sizes of valves to pneumatics line

AutomationDirect’s NITRA® line of pneumatics products now includes additional directional control solenoid valves available in a wide variety of configurations to meet a broad range of pneumatic valve…

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Aug
13

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New and Enhanced Norgren Express Catalog

The new Norgren Express catalogue is out now and available from Norgren at the Norgren express webstore; 315 pages, 37 new pneumatic ranges and thousands of products ready…

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Aug
13

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NFPA’s IEOC Day 1: Now’s the time to grow manufacturing

August means it’s time for the National Fluid Power Association’s annual Industry & Economic Outlook Conference. I enjoy the opportunity to listen to the variety of economists discuss…

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Aug
13

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Pneumatics gives Power Tower riders a choice for free fall or rocketing up 240 ft

Sending riders skyrocketing up 240 ft or dropping them in a free-fall the same distance was a challenge that only pneumatics could solve for ride designers of Cedar…

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Aug
11

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KIP valves and sensors on the Norgren Express website

Now, popular KIP brand direct porting valves and fluid level sensors from Norgren are available 24/7 at the Norgren Express webstore. KIP Series 2 and Series 6 Direct…

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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…