The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) published a new ISO
standard --ISO 5781:2000--that addresses the interchangeability of valves in
hydraulic systems. Valves covered in the new standard include pressure-reducing
valves, sequence valves, unloading valves, throttle valves, and check valves.
The standard applies to valves used in industrial equipment such
as machine tools and packaging equipment. It specifies dimensions and other
characteristics of the surfaces on which the valves are mounted.
NFPA is making the documents available for $43 for NFPA members.
To order, contact NFPA's publication department at (414) 778-3353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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