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Design Decisions: Understanding the Value of Integrated System Design

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TJ McDermott
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This is a good blog
TJ McDermott   4/1/2013 8:45:06 PM
Mr. Fleischer, thank you for a good white-paper blog.  You did not make it an advertisement for your company or products.  Granted, the image shown was likely your product, but it in no way sold that product or even identified it.  It was a good example of integrated system design.

William K.
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Integrated system designs OR manifold destiny
William K.   4/2/2013 5:09:27 PM
It is certainly true that for many systems that utilize either hydraulics, or pneumatics, that using a manifold for some of the interconnects can provide a much more compact system that is both more reliable and less expensive. In fact, this holds true for both mass production and one-off systems, which is unusual. Of course the down side is that the system must be defined prior to the manifold being designed, since most manifolds are difficult to revise. But once a system is accurately defined a well designed manifold will usually provide a cost reduction, and almost always provide better reliability.

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