Replacing linear pots with non-contact technology

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Typical resistive linear potentiometers are especially vulnerable to performance degradation caused by wear to the resistive element. Because the measurement principle relies on mechanical contact between the resistive element and conductive wiper, mechanical wear can lead to erratic output signals and, ultimately, unreliable process control.

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A look back at IFPE 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Last week’s IFPE show, held in conjunction with the CONEXPO/CON-AGG events in Las Vegas, was by almost any measure a blockbuster. 120,000 registered attendees from 150 countries saw 2400 exhibitors that took up 2.34 million sq-ft of exhibit space.

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ContiTech’s high-performance air actuators

Monday, March 21, 2011

ContiTech Air Spring Systems is presenting a wide variety of products at the IFPE in Las Vegas, including its triple-convolution actuators.

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NFPA launches awards for fluid power innovation

Friday, March 18, 2011

The NFPA has launched a fluid power technology award program for innovative engineers and technicians who are using fluid power to address their needs of their customers. Nominations are now being accepted for these NFPA Fluid Power Innovation Awards.

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IFPE hits as manufacturing gains momentum

Friday, March 18, 2011

As the triennial IFPE fluid power and motion control show readies for a March 22-26 run in Las Vegas, things are looking decidedly upbeat.

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Membrane air dryers from Parker Hannifin

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Filtration and Separation Division of Parker Hannifin offers a complete line of Balston membrane air dryers specifically for use with Coordinate Measurement Machines.

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2011 IFPE Technical Conference preview

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

At IFPE 2011, the 52nd National Conference on Fluid Power will be the cornerstone of expanded education. The conference focus is on new technologies and methodologies within the fluid power industry related to improved analysis, design, manufacturing and performance of fluid power components and systems for mobile and industrial markets.

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VUVG valves are powerful, have space-saving design

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

VUVG valves from Festo have compact dimensions and low weight, making they suitable for use in the front-end area, e.g. mounted directly on a robot arm.

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More choices for pressure transducers

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Ashcroft G2 pressure transducer is now available with a larger selection of electrical and pressure connections. Deutsch DT and DTM along with the AMP Superseal 1.5 connection provide moisture resistance along with proven latch designs that prevent inadvertent disconnection.

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CCEFP demonstrates air-powered ankle foot orthosis

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Researchers at several of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power institutions are working on the development of the next generation AFO that will push the limits of fluid power technology.

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