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G-thread pneumatic fittings

AutomationDirect’s NITRA line of pneumatics products now offers G-thread push-to-connect fittings and flow control valves. G-threaded components are made with strong thermoplastic (PBT) or nickel-plated brass bodies and…

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Aug
26

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Stainless Steel Push-Quick Fittings

Constructed of high grade 316 stainless steel, these durable fittings provide a simple push-pull method of connecting pneumatic components to each other and system piping. Push-Quick fittings allow…

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Aug
26

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Air preparation products to shipping program

Fabco-Air has added another product line to the Fabco Fast Shipping Program. The company is pleased to announce the addition of the FA-Series Air Preparation product line to…

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Aug
24

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Milwaukee Cylinder announces safety integrity level (SIL 3) certification

Milwaukee Cylinder, an innovator in the hydraulic and pneumatic actuation field, announces its new ability to offer the SIL 3 Capable Certification as an option for all non-rotational…

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Aug
19

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Economical compact pneumatic cylinders

Bimba Manufacturing Company and its subsidiary Mead Fluid Dynamics (MFD) has announced the addition of compact pneumatic cylinders to its full line of MFD products. The new cylinders…

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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…