Where are pneumatic grippers used?

Pneumatic grippers are used in many pneumatic systems, as a means of grasping or holding parts; grippers may move, insert, stack or orient the parts to achieve a…

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Compressed air fail: Compressor lubricant release

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A food products company used lubricated screw compressors to feed the process machines in their plant. The compressors contained food…

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New 2380 series WOB-L versatile pressure/vacuum pump

Thomas announces the launch of the 2380 series twin WOB-L piston oil-less air compressor.  The 2380 series air compressors are designed for pressure/vacuum and high flow, with suitability for…

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Gain insight into energy saving in pneumatic systems at the Fluid Power Technology Conference

Attendees to the Fluid Power Technology Conference, presented by Fluid Power World, will have ample opportunities to learn from industry experts and pneumatic and hydraulic manufacturers at the…

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Can water damage my compressed air system?

In a previous post, we discovered that air compressors will produce significant amounts of water, which is squeezed from the ambient air the compressor ingests through its intake….

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A Lego-like pneumatic solution for customized machines

By Ken Korane, Contributing Editor Food and beverage processors and packagers strive to move goods as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible without damaging the end product. Sometimes the…

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Compressed air fail: Relying on service technicians

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge An electronics component manufacturer was having trouble with their compressors.  Despite having purchased a very expensive and sophisticated control system,…

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New stainless steel large flow capacity regulator and filter regulator

ControlAir Inc. announced the introduction of the new Type-380 Stainless Steel Filter Regulator and the Type-390 Stainless Steel Regulator. The Type-380 and Type-390 are able withstand the harshest…

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Solenoid actuated valves

VY Series of solenoid actuated valves from Airwork Pneumatic Equipment combine reliability and versatility of assembly. The valves can be constructed as in-line, on panel, on multiple bases, on…

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Clippard launches NIV series PTFW media isolation valves

The Clippard NIV Series Media Isolation Valve is a solenoid-operated device that uses a flexible diaphragm to isolate the actuation mechanism from the fluid path. Media isolation valves are commonly…

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Why is there water in my compressed air system?

Depending on inlet conditions, air compressors can produce lots of water. If this water is not removed, it can travel through your piping and overwhelm your air dryer…

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How do I compare air compressor efficiency?

When you are purchasing a compressor, it can be difficult to decide which one to buy. You should be aware that about 80% of the lifetime cost for…

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Aventics publishes machine safety guide for pneumatics

Aventics has published a manual titled “Machine Safety Expertise for Pneumatics” covering key topics in the implementation of directives and standards for safety-related pneumatics. Protecting people, machines and…

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Bimba introduces all stainless-steel compact cylinder to Flat-I product line

Bimba has announced the addition of a stainless steel, compact cylinder to its Flat-I product line. The Stainless Steel Flat-I cylinders were designed especially for applications in which frequent, corrosive…

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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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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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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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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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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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ControlAir launches its new mobile responsive website

ControlAir, Inc., a leading manufacturer of precision pneumatic and electro-pneumatic controls, launched a new mobile responsive website, designed to optimize visually across any size screen, platform and orientation. …

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Cleanliness, cushioning, and kits lead pneumatic-actuator trends

Pneumatic actuators, often called air cylinders, are an inexpensive and easy-to-use design choice for many industrial applications that require linear motion. While the technology has been around in…

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Why you need to understand proper air preparation

Pneumatic products, systems, and machines require clean compressed air to operate efficiently and reliably. By Michael Guelker, Festo Product Manager, Pneumatic Actuators and Air Supply products Particles, water…

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Why does my compressor run constantly?

If your air compressor is constantly running without shutting off, this could be a sign of a problem—and it is probably costing you a bundle. It is very…

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Where are rodless cylinders used?

Rodless cylinders are used in pneumatic applications requiring a compact installation with a wide range of stroke possibilities. They most often used for automation applications requiring positioning, and…

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Vaccon company to exhibit at the Hannover Messe

Vaccon Company will be attending the Hannover Messe International Trade Fair to exhibit its robotic end-of-arm-tooling and venturi vacuum product line to a diversified global audience. Hannover Messe…

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