Floating Housing brake reduces downtime and maintenance costs

Power management company Eaton today announced that the Airflex Floating Housing Brake, an air-cooled spring-applied brake featuring long-wearing friction material and a rugged rotating disc, is now available…

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Air springs prove excellent actuators for agriculture applications

Don Foulke, Industrial Sales Manager, Firestone Industrial Products Compressed-air bellows have long been major players on farm equipment, but now they’re showing they can help in force control,…

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Valve system helps nimble giant put out fires

Edited by: Mike Santora • Associate Editor Frankfurt airport. An engine catches fire during a passenger aircraft landing. The alarm goes off in the fire station. Firefighters spring…

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Pneumatics food safety and compressed air: Manufacturers must weigh risk versus cost when specifying compressed air systems for food and packaging operations.

Deepak Vetal, Product Marketing Manager, U.S. Oil Free Air Div. Atlas Copco Compressors Compressed air is a safe, reliable and essential power source for countless manufacturers. However, compressed…

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Drop-In cylinder available for compact applications

In a continuing effort to expand the Optimax product line, PHD is pleased to release a new drop-in compact cylinder. Series OCQ Pneumatic Compact Cylinders feature a compact…

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CCEFP, industry players brainstorm on human scale fluid power

Last week, 45 representatives from fluid power manufacturers, researchers, universities and industry associations met in Nashville at Vanderbilt University’s LASIR Laboratory to discuss the future of Human Scale…

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Compressed air fail: Automatic savings?

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A fabricator of copper tubing products had a large and expanding plant with three separate compressed air stations located in…

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World’s smallest dry-break quick disconnect

The ultra-miniature Beswick M3 threadeddry-break quick disconnect is manufactured from corrosion resistant stainless steel and is rated to 500 psig when connected. Buna-N is the standard seal material….

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Double capacity ejector fits popular format

Piab is introducing a complement to its range of Value Line vacuum ejectors. The new aluminum block mounted ejector is dimensioned to emulate a popular ejector format, making…

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Converting pneumatic exhaust into hard cash

Pneumatic systems are notoriously inefficient. Granted, in recent years researchers and manufacturers alike have made great strides in increasing energy efficiency in fluid-power systems, to improve sustainability and…

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Ross Controls announces BG certification for CM valves

ROSS announces their CrossMirror Series CM Size 0 valves are now BG Certified per the DIN ES ISO 138491 PL e standard. These valves are intended to be…

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Compressed Air Fair: Staff gets its wires crossed after plant fire

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A metal foundry had a disastrous fire that took down part of their plant. Buried under the rubble were their…

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Machine safety expertise guide for pneumatics

Protecting people, machines and property is the primary objective of safety-related pneumatic systems and components. For all production machinery, international standards and regulations define measures to prevent accidents…

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Electro-pneumatic pressure regulator for pneumatic valve manifold

The latest enhancement to AVENTICS AV (Advanced Valve) series pneumatic directional control valves is the AV-EP, an electro-pneumatic pressure regulator that can be integrated into the valve manifold….

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Stainless steel pneumatic mini cylinders are hygienically designed

The AVENTICS CSL-RD pneumatic mini cylinders are hygienically designed and fabricated from 304 stainless steel, providing great coverage of food and packaging applications. The CSL-RD ISO 6432 cylinders…

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Expanded DM valve series

ROSS Controls introduces an expansion to its existing DM Valve Series for Air Dump/Release applications. The ROSS DM1 Series C Valve is a Control Reliable Double Valve with…

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New fieldbus protocols available

The AVENTICS CL03 Clean Line series of pneumatic directional control valves were specifically designed to handle your high pressure wash-down applications. The valve manifolds are available with multi-pin…

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Compressed air fail: Failure to see the obvious

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A few years ago, an Italian woodworking company producing benches and chairs for schools purchased a central system controller for…

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Scott Damon tapped to lead Firestone Industrial Products

Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC, (Firestone), announced today that it has named Scott Damon President, Firestone Industrial Products. Damon succeeds John Vincent, who served as president of Firestone…

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Humphrey acquires medical/media isolated products

Humphrey Products has recently acquired “Medical and Media Isolation Product Lines” from the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Specifically, these products include Liquid Isolation (Inert) Valves, Liquid Isolation (Inert) Proportional Valves,…

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ISO pneumatic air cylinders

AutomationDirect’s NITRA pneumatic product line now includes G-Series double-acting air cylinders suitable for use in product packaging, food processing and other high-speed product manufacturing applications. These pneumatic air…

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Pneumatic system guidelines for success

Pat Phillips  •  Product Manager  •  Fluid Power & Mechanical Products  •  AutomationDirect Following these design rules will ensure a successful machine automation application. Pneumatic cylinders are a…

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Surgical assist robot goes pneumatic

Surgical precision saw a major technological boost in the early 1980s when robots began accompanying doctors in the OR. In recent years, minimally invasive operations have been gaining…

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Eliminate vacuum related downtime in your production

piCOMPACT 23 is the latest in a line of Piab vacuum generators that provides outstanding performance and quality. The new design increases uptime in your vacuum system to…

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Compressed air fail: To VSD or not VSD?

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A mineral processor purchased a VSD controlled compressor for their plant, to save energy. This unit very nicely supplied the…

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