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Frequently Asked Questions – Materials and Performance CharacteristicsVendor:Airpot Corp. | Type:Training Guide | Category: Fluid PowerGet answers to questions such as... What materials do you use for the piston and cylinder? Why glass cylinders? Isn't glass brittle? Can you make the piston or cylinder from other materials? Does the piston need lubrication? What is the friction level in your dashpots? How many cycles do the dashpots last for? Can I put a liquid in the cylinder? When specifying leak, what does the S in SL/min mean?
Models Available For DownloadVendor:BESWICK ENGINEERING CO INC. | Type:CAD File | Category:Fluid PowerThe high-performance high-torque motors (DSTs) from Baumuller are a powerful alternative to geared motors: they offer high torque at low speeds. The low maintenance, low energy consumption direct drive technology is characterised by compact motor units that offer high running quality, high dynamic response and positioning accuracy in the system.
Needle and Control ValvesVendor:FABCO-AIR INC | Type:Product Brief | Category:Fluid PowerThese precision machined valves are designed and manufactured to provide micro-Fine™ control of gasses and liquids. They have a micrometer pitch (40 threads per inch) adjusting thread and precision machined tapered needle and seat. They are available as needle valves and flow control valves.
EnviroFluid Spiral-wire Hose Technical NoteVendor:Gates | Type:Product Brief | Category: Fluid PowerGates introduced EnviroFluid hydraulic hose to the market three years ago. We will soon be consolidating our high pressure spiral wire hose line to the EnviroFluid construction. This FAQ will guide you and your customers through the innovations that Gates brings to the market with this new spiral product range.
Valve Wheel WrenchesVendor:Lowell Corp. | Type:Product Brief | Category:Fluid PowerFor additional force turning valve wheels, our rugged cast metal valve wheel wrench allows the operator to free stiff valves more easily. The wrenches are available in aluminum and iron in 15 and 22 inch lengths. We also offer an 8 inch aluminum version and a 30 inch cast iron model. Specially shaped opening engages the wheel without slipping or gouging the wheel.
Pneumatic and Hydraulic Automation Products – Smaller, Stronger and SmarterVendor:Nason Co. | Type:Product Brief | Category: Fluid PowerNason cylinders are smaller. But, smaller means more than just space efficient - our cylinders deliver the same power in a smaller form than our competition. Stronger means that our cylinders provide longer life than the competition's cylinders, giving you significantly more cycles of productive work. And Nason is smart enough to realize that design engineers have their own ideas about how they want ports and mountings configured. So our approach to manufacturing means we're able to customize our cylinders to meet your needs.
FormulasVendor:Ogura Industrial Corp. | Type:Design Guide | Category:Fluid PowerFormula to determine inertia of a solid and hollow shaft, reflected inertia via gears, chain or belt, torque when horsepower and speed are known or when material and shape are known or the amount of torque required to accelerate or decelerate a load. Heat Dissipation and Linear Speed to Rotational Speed formulas also provided.
CYLINDER ConfiguratorVendor:Peninsular Cylinder Company | Type:Technical Specification | Category:Fluid PowerOur Cylinder Configurator makes ordering easier because our customers can answer simple questions thus, eliminating the need for confusing cylinder catalogs and complex engineering data. Our "Helpful Hints" answer all customer questions that may arise. A solid cylinder model and corresponding part number appear once configured. Instant Solid Model Downloads into your CAD system and 2D drawings with dimensions included.
Build-A-Valve Product Selection ToolVendor:Pneumadyne | Type:Technical Specification | Category:Fluid PowerFull Line Catalog 2300 includes information on our complete line of Control Valves, Solenoid Valves, Solenoid Actuated , Valves, Fittings, Manifolds, Valve & Tubing
Motorized Flow ControlVendor:Source Fluid Power | Type:Design Guide | Category:Fluid PowerThe Source Motorized Flow Control provides economical and simple electric remote control for flows up to 50 GPM. It uses a 12 volt DC motor to open or close a rotary spool valve. The flow rate is changed by providing a 12 volt signal to either increase or decrease valve opening.
Level SwitchesVendor:Thomas Products Division | Type:Product Catalog | Category:Fluid PowerThomas Products provides the high quality liquid level switches. Thomas can manufacture a simple liquid level float switch as well as continuous output level transmitters and everything in between.
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