Clippard NIV Series PTFE 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 used for a wide variety of applications, including those that require precise, repeatable dispensing of media for analytical instrumentation. All wetted areas of the valve

International Fluid Power Society announces its 2015 president

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has announced that Marti Wendel, CFPE, CFPS, CFPCC Curtiss-Wright Sprague Products, was elected the 55th president of IFPS during its annual meeting…

Pneumatic Tips

DE-STA-CO Electric Pivot Unit Offers Advantages

DE-STA-CO introduces a new electric pivot unit that is smaller and lighter than traditional pneumatic units, while providing uniform torque and enhanced versatility. The 98W Electric Pivot Unit enables manufacturers to add a pivot in tight spaces and gain better operational control of electrode tip dressers, clamps and other tools. “With a pneumatic pivot unit,

New Series of Low Cost Composite Plastic Valves

Spartan Scientific has announced the debut of a new series of composite plastic solenoid valves that are more cost-effective and considerably lighter than their metal versions. The new Spartan Scientific 6200 Series valves include stainless steel port reinforcing rings for durability, but composite plastic bodies that won’t rust or oxidize like metal does. This provides

High Flow In A Miniature Package with Clippard’s New DV Valve

Clippard’s entry into the miniature electronic valve market began in 1973, when Leonard Clippard, founder, introduced the EV line of valves that utilized only one moving part, the “spider.” Today, the EV valve is still serving a very horizontal market with thousands of installed applications in a multitude of industries. Since the initial introduction, several

NFPA shows fluid power shipments rose in February

The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for February 2014 increased 6.0% compared to February 2013, and decreased 5.1% compared to last month.   Mobile hydraulic, industrial hydraulic and pneumatic shipments increased in February 2014 when compared to February 2013. Mobile hydraulic, industrial hydraulic and pneumatic shipments decreased when compared to last month. These charts are drawn from data collected form more than 80 manufacturers of fluid power products by NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics….

Pneumatic Tips

Wire Reinforced Polyuerthane Hose Features Choice of 4 Wall Thickness

A full line of highly compressible polyurethane hose that comes in four wall thicknesses for applications ranging from light dust collection to very heavy severe service is available from Flexaust of Warsaw, Indiana. Flexaust Flx-Thane® Series Polyurethane Hose is reinforced with a bronze coated spring steel wire helix and provides excellent compressibility and flexibility as

Freudenberg-NOK Simrit Launches Global Fluid Power Catalog

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Simrit (Freudenberg-NOK) is making it easier for its best industry partners to serve their fluid power customers throughout the world. Freudenberg-NOK will introduce its first consolidated Global Fluid Power Catalog at the company’s Preferred Distributor Conference in Las Vegas on March 3. The catalog will provide its preferred distributors with a comprehensive

Kaman Distribution to Acquire B.W. Rogers Company

Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced that its Distribution Segment, Kaman Distribution Group (Kaman), has executed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the operating assets of B.W. Rogers Company and certain affiliated entities (collectively, B.W. Rogers). The acquisition significantly expands Kaman’s footprint in both fluid power and automation. The transaction is expected to close early in

Model 2250 Pump Combines Long Life with High Efficiency

The Thomas Model 2250 pressure/vacuum pump provides unprecedented levels of mobility and efficiency, combined with long life, in applications such as medical, analytical and air sampling equipment and office machines. The quiet, low-vibration WOB-L® Piston design Model 2250 utilizes magnesium components that limit the pump’s weight to a mere 2.8 lbs. (1.27 kg). A highly

Alicat Develops First Bidirectional Flow and Pressure Controller

Alicat Scientific, Inc.’s new MCD-Series Bidirectional Mass Flow and Pressure Controllers precisely and rapidly control mass flow rate, volumetric flow rate and absolute pressure of gases in two flow directions. This flexible dual-valve design is the first of its kind, allowing researchers to replace multiple dedicated instruments and make rapid changes to experimental setups. Alicat

Parker expands Compact SpiralTM hose line

When Parker Hannifin’s high-pressure, no-skive Compact Spiral™ hose was introduced in 2009, it raised the bar for flexibility, strength, endurance and weight. Now Parker is adding two new hose sizes typically used in heavy-duty equipment, -24 and -32, as well as adding new fitting end configurations for many applications. The -24 and -32 Compact Spiral

Thomas’ Twin-Head Miniature Diaphragm Pump

Using an innovative twin-head design, the Thomas Model 1420 miniature diaphragm pump achieves higher flows than conventional standard diaphragm pumps of the same physical size. The durable, oil-less Model 1420 pump is designed for applications requiring high flow in an extremely compact package, especially in the medical, automotive and business equipment markets. The pump measures

Swagelok Launches Comprehensive Sampling Systems Reference Book

For more than 65 years, Swagelok® products have provided the highest quality fluid system connections for high performance – helping process analyzers deliver reliable results to users around the world. Sampling systems expert Tony Waters and Swagelok have created a comprehensive reference covering the engineering involved with designing and operating a sampling system for a

Laser Particle Counters Provide Vital Early Detection

The STAUFF LasPaC II detects the ISO Cleanness levels of hydraulic media. Fluid analysis is a crucial component of any oil management program and early detection of potential problems can prevent costly repairs and downtime. The STAUFF LasPaC II is available in three different versions, each featuring a twin laser system and eight channels for

Polyurethane Tubing from NewAge® Industries Available in 3 Styles

NewAge Industries manufactures three versions of polyurethane tubing: unreinforced, braid reinforced and a style designed for pneumatic applications. All three offer the traits polyurethane is known for, namely durability, natural flexibility, excellent weathering characteristics and good chemical resistance. Typical uses include air and liquid transfer, granular material and abrasive powder lines, cable jacketing, insulation sleeves,

Advantages of Air Logic

Live webinar was recorded on November 12, 2013.  Air logic has a number of significant advantages over electronics, electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems in the right applications. This webinar will cover some of these advantages, including a real cost savings both up front and during its use over a lifetime. We will be looking at

Nordson EFD’s New Guide to Dispensing Fluids for Automotive Industry

Nordson EFD, a Nordson company, (NASDAQ: NDSN) has released a new guide to dispensing fluids for automotive applications: Recommendations for High Performance Dispensing in the Automotive Industry. The 13-page guide is packed with helpful information about how to maximize the use of precision dispensing equipment. The document provides samples of automotive applications, describes how customers

Small, Lightweight Brushless DC Pump by Thomas

The Thomas 230 Series, a brushless DC WOB-L® air compressor designed for medical and other applications requiring a compact, lightweight pump with variable output. The 230 Series pump is extremely small (3.8” high x 2.64” wide x 3.63” long) and weighs only 1.2 lbs. In addition, the 230 Series features variable output (1,000 – 3,000

Beamex Introduces New Calibration Pumps

Beamex has expanded its pump range with two new pumps: PGL and PGPH. The PGL pump is a low-pressure calibration pump with excellent possibilities for very fine adjustments. The pump is ideal in industries where accurate, low-pressure generation is needed, such as the pharmaceutical industry. The PGHP pump is a pneumatic, high-pressure generator with air

Small, Lightweight Brushless DC Compressor by Thomas

The Thomas 2220 Series brushless DC oil-less air compressor is designed for medical and other applications requiring a compact, lightweight compressor with variable output. The 2220 is small (3.77” high x 2.64” wide x 4.70” long) and weighs only 1.48 lb. (0.7 kg). The compressor features an efficient variable speed motor that produces flow to

Design Software Switch Speeds Motor Coiling, Winding

When a customer asked Advanced Machine & Tool Corp. (AMT) to start using EPLAN Software & Service electrical drawings for the machines it ordered, AMT quickly found that using EPLAN for all its software development projects offered a number of productivity improvements. AMT switched from AutoCAD Electrical to EPLAN because time-consuming product development steps—such as

Iwaki America Inc. Offers New Material for SMX Series

Iwaki America Inc. offers new material options for their SMX series of magnetically driven non-metallic self-priming pump line. The fluoroplastic SMX-F incorporates their proven self-radiating bearing design and dry run rated non-contact system, these true self-primers incorporate integrally molded priming and air separation chambers for repeatable self-priming in a compact package. Flows to 90 GPM,

Critical Steps in Selecting Fluid Connectors for Medical Applications

by Jim Brown, Medical Business Unit Manager, Colder Products Co. Choosing the right fluid connectors can improve patient safety and user convenience while maximizing sealing and flow performance. With so many risks and options for connecting tubing in medical applications, it is important to have a simple and repeatable strategy for selecting the best connector

IFH Group Offers Range of Custom Hydraulic Oil Reservoirs and Fuel Tanks

The IFH Group has pioneered the use of aluminized steel in hydraulic oil reservoirs and fuel tanks for off-road and specialty vehicles used in agricultural, construction, utility and a range of other rugged off-highway applications. Aluminized steel — sheet steel hot dip coated on both sides with an aluminum-silicon alloy —  is designed to economically