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New friction cup range keeps every sheet safe

Expanding its family of DURAFLEX friction cups, Piab is making sure that they meet emerging market requirements, and are able to offer the best and safest possible solution…

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Apr
29

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How can I tell how many leaks I have in my plant?

If yours is like most compressed air systems, there is usually no simple way of directly measuring leaks. Most air compressors have no flow gauge installed for you…

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Apr
29

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Why does my air cylinder leak?

While a leaking pneumatic cylinder does not represent the environmental and safety catastrophe that a leaking hydraulic cylinder does, it’s still a serious situation that you should pay…

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Apr
28

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Series 6PF cylinders deliver precise position control with integral linear potentiometer

Camozzi Pneumatics designed the Series 6PF Positioning Feedback Cylinder to increase both precision and control in its pneumatic actuators. In compliance with ISO 15552 standards, the Series 6PF…

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Apr
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Donaldson-Ultrapac-TH heatless, regenerative desiccant dryer

Top Donaldson award goes to heatless, regenerative desiccant dryer design

  Donaldson Co. Inc., a manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, announced its patent recipients and winners of the Company’s 14th Annual Inventor Awards, which are given to…

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Engineering Basics

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How do you size a vacuum cup?

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Vacuum cups grip a workpiece by evacuating air from the space inside the cup, creating a partial vacuum at a pressure below ambient. In simple terms one can…

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How are vacuum cups used?

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Vacuum cups, or suction cups, are often used as grippers in manual or automated handling applications. They can secure and help move a wide range of products—everything from…

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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…