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100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

Technical Bulletins and Guides

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Automation

How to Use Proportional Technology to Control Pressure in High Flow Applications We run across a lot of applications in our industry, and one of our customers had a very specific need. They asked, “How can I automatically control the pressure in my air receiver?” This is not an unusual dilemma and is normally solved …

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Normal Duty vs. Heavy Duty: Specifying a Yaskawa AC Drive Questions to Consider for Your Yaskawa Application When you are thinking about purchasing a Yaskawa AC Drive, you have to decide whether a Normal Duty or Heavy Duty drive is required for the application. This applies to the J1000, V1000 & A1000 drive series. Here …

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Faster CoBot Deployment with Universal Robot’s Application Builder Collaborative robots (CoBots) are already making significant inroads in the US and global manufacturing industry with Universal Robots (UR) staking a majority market share. With more and more first-timers looking at ways to automate using CoBots, it becomes important to make the process easier for them. Having pioneered the easy-to-use …

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Gentle and Secure: The Coval FPC Vacuum Cup for Bags In the world of pneumatics, vacuum is seen as a dark magic. Whether you are picking up boxes for palletizing or individual products, getting the proper flow and seal is crucial for a successful pick and place. To even further complicate using vacuum, try picking up a …

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The advantages of Stepper Motor Systems versus Servo Systems Stepper Motors and Drives (Stepper Systems) have always been a low cost alternative to Servo Motors and Drives (Servo Systems), but there are applications where the inherent characteristics of Stepper Systems have advantages other than cost. There are many Stepper Systems that utilize motor mounted encoders and do some …

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Flow and Safety Technologies

Hazardous Area Classification Guide The National Electrical Code (NEC) defines hazardous locations as those areas “where fire or explosion hazards may exist due to flammable gases or vapors, flammable liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable fibers or flyings.” Hazardous locations are classified in three ways by the NEC: type, condition, and nature. Hazardous Location Types – …

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Guide to Selecting an Oval Gear Meter Once you’ve decided that an Oval Gear Meter is the best flow meter for your specific application, there are a few key things you will need to know to narrow your selection down to a single oval gear flow meter. What is the Flow Rate (max and min)? …

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Flow Measurement: The Truth About Upstream and Downstream Pipe Diameters Our experts agree that the most common issues with flow measurement are incorrect sizing of flow meters and poor installation. We’ve seen some pretty creative flow meter piping that totally neglect installation best practices. To ensure that doesn’t happen to you, read below to learn …

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Hose and Fittings

Industrial Hose Guide When talking with customers, it often becomes apparent that industry terms have different meanings for different people. One such misunderstood term is industrial hose, which customers assume only includes hose to carry air or gas. In reality, uses for industrial hose include abrasive materials, acid, chemicals, compressed gases, food, beverage, fuel, oil, …

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Hydraulic Hose Pressure Ratings: Working Pressure vs Burst Pressure When designing a hydraulic system or replacing a hose assembly, it’s important to know the conditions of it’s application. specifically, the working pressure for the application and whether the pressure is dynamic or static. The working pressure is the highest amount of pressure that the hose …

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Hose Fitting Conversion Adapter Guide When working with equipment manufactured in different parts of the world, one of the most important factors to take into consideration is the system measurement in the place of origin. With items equipped for hydraulics or pneumatics, hose and fitting connectors can come in a variety of thread configurations such …

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Mobile Systems Integration

Process Control Integration

Square Root Scaling for Differential Pressure (DP) Flow Meters Instruments should be ranged to measure not only expected values but all values the system can produce. During upsets, actual values often exceed 20mA values for instruments tightly ranged for normal process conditions. For instruments with linear scale and additional capacity, the fix is simple: increase …

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