Explosion-proof valves from springer co-ax inc. are approved for use in hazardous locations. They are available as direct-acting solenoids or as externally controlled valves that are pneumatically or hydraulically piloted. The direct-acting valves have 2/2-way shutoffs and 3/2-way diverters. Nominal orifice sizes range from 2 to 50 mm. Externally controlled valves are available with 2/2- and 3/2-way versions with nominal orifice sizes from 10 to 250 mm.
Type 2000 is an angle seat valve system from Burkert Fluid Control Systems that is available as a stand-alone on/off unit with single- or double-acting piston actuator. The valve system is also available as a continuous process control valve system with the company's 8630/31 TOP control head. Type 2000 systems are designed with self-adjusting packing glands, extended spindle guides, and wiper seals. They handle gas and liquid to 230 psi and steam up to 360F at 145 psi.
PIAB's new COAX technology uses a compressed air-driven vacuum pump module that expands compressed air in stages for allowing greater amounts of vacuum while consuming less air than conventional pumps. The pump module clips onto a "click-in" strip that accommodates up to four pumps.
Masterflex Series L/S high-pressure pump systems from Barnant Co. require no special tubing, gears, valves, or seals. They feature continuous 100-psi operation. The systems include pumpheads and variable-speed L/S console drive for flows between 0.9 and 170 m(LITER)/min. A 1/10-hp reversible motor enables pumping in either direction. Additional features include single-turn speed control, and an LED power indicator.
By experimenting with the photovoltaic reaction in solar cells, researchers at MIT have made a breakthrough in energy efficiency that significantly pushes the boundaries of current commercial cells on the market.
In a world that's going green, industrial operations have a problem: Their processes involve materials that are potentially toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive. If improperly managed, this can precipitate dangerous health and environmental consequences.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is