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Cost-Effective Actuators

The PA Series NFPA-style cylinder features lightweight extruded aluminium construction with flexible mounting configurations. The series is designed to meet the same requirements as typical NFPA actuators but includes features such as die-cast aluminium end caps, , and polymer pistons. Standard options include auto-cushioning and magnetic pistons,...

Flow amplification limits valve losses

  One approach for reducing valve size and losses is to amplify flow between the directional valve and cylinder. Conceptually, a flow divider is used as a “step-down” transformer, using energy from a high-pressure stream to generate low-pressure streams with far higher flow rates. Pressure will increase...

Condition monitoring for compressed air piping

The Transair business unit of Parker Hannifin has announced the next evolution in compressed air piping with its new Condition Monitoring Technology, which lets end-users track the status of their compressed air piping systems. The setup uses sophisticated wireless sensors to monitor a compressed air piping network,...

Motion Industries names Barton as VP of company’s West Group

Motion Industries Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., has named Jeremy Barton to VP of the company’s West Group — effective August 1, 2019.  Barton will lead Motion’s West Group operations with over 20 years...

Axel Johnson International expands offering in the Irish valves market

AxFlow Ireland, part of AxFlow, the Fluid Handling Solutions business group of Axel Johnson International, has acquired Irish Pump & Valves Ltd (IPV), effective 16 July. IPV is a major Irish supplier of valves, actuators, pumps and ancillary equipment with service capabilities, serving the wastewater, power generation...

The Important Role of Condensate Drains

Alas, the lowly condensate drain is usually often taken for granted or overlooked completely. However, these unsung heroes of a well-functioning compressed air system are key components for proper pneumatic system reliability and efficiency. Understanding the important role of the condensate drain is part of a larger...

Balanced-Piston Relief Valve

The Series WFCS/CT balanced-piston relief valve is designed for applications requiring an adjustable regulating valve to limit pressure in a hydraulic circuit to a predetermined maximum. The relief valve consists of a control poppet and main spool that provides a low-pressure differential and quiet operation. They are...

Sun Hydraulics opens newest manufacturing plant in Kunshan, China

Sun Hydraulics has opened a new 38,750 ft2 (3.600 m2) in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China. This facility increases Sun’s capacity in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to better serve its local customers. Initially, this factory will perform assembly and test for a selected range of products sold in the region....

How to Deliver Continuous Power to a Wireless World

Just as we’re getting used to the idea of wireless everything, Will Zell, CEO and co-founder of Nikola Labs, says industries should get ready for another mindset shift: the transition from wired to wireless power delivery. “Twenty or 30 years from now, after this revolution has taken...

Eaton Names New President for Hydraulics Group

Eaton Corp. has appointed Paulo Ruiz president of its Hydraulics Group in Eden Prairie, Minn. He will report to Uday Yadav, president and chief operating officer of the company’s Industrial Sector. “Paulo’s strong customer focus, extensive operational experience and record of building talented teams in diverse operating...
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