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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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Re: Quik-Lok
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   12/13/2012 1:10:35 PM
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I didn't quite follow the written explanation of the Qwik-Lok system, and had to Google this video.

http://www.flow-rite.com/marine/qwik-lok

Simple.  Reminds me a little bit of the soft metal clamps they use when I donate blood to divert the sample blood flow, from the collected blood flow.

gwilki
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Re: Quik-Lok
gwilki   12/13/2012 9:40:03 AM
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Thanks much for the link.


It was my error that prevented the search engine from working. I searched on quik, not qwik. Too used to a "u" following a "q", I guess.

rtsherrod
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Re: Quik-Lok
rtsherrod   12/13/2012 9:34:56 AM
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gwilki,

Here is a link to the section of the Flow-Rite website that covers the Quik-Lok connectors. Pretty simple in operation and effective. Definitely following the KISS principle.

http://www.flow-rite.com/marine/qwik-lok

Bobby

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Re: Learning from a trade magazine? Who'd figure...
Jim_E   12/13/2012 9:34:45 AM
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Warren, no joking about not having a full bookshelf anymore for research.  I entered the field just before the web arrived, and remember getting data sheets the old fashion way.  Want to learn about some new product?  Oh, you need to look up the manufacture in the Thomas Register (aka "Big Green Books")....

And writing code, especially for Microsoft products?  What was a time consuming and difficult process, is now complimented by being able to grab tons of examples off of the internet, along with the reference material right from Microsoft.

Let's see, I also remember using modems to dial into customer machines, sending FAXes to order stuff, etc.

Sometimes I miss being able to use the "I'm compiling right now" excuse.

And since I am a pack rat, I do still have one full set of brand new, still in the box, Texas Instrument logic books (the yellow ones with the blue stripe)....  :)

gwilki
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Quik-Lok
gwilki   12/13/2012 9:20:32 AM
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I was particularly intrigued by the simple, yet very effective pinch valves. I was able to go to the site from the link in the author's sig line and learn even more.

Unfortunately, searching on that same site for more information on the Quik-Lok produced no results at all. While I believe that I have a fair idea of how this type of quick disconnect works, it would have been much more informative if the author's website provided that information.

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Learning from a trade magazine? Who'd figure...
Cabe Atwell   12/12/2012 3:51:47 PM
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Precision flow control is a great idea vs clamp restriction. Crude "just works" options are way of the past.

Remote flow control would be even better.

C

warren@fourward.com
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Learning from a trade magazine? Who'd figure...
warren@fourward.com   12/12/2012 1:31:18 PM
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I think it is great the communications we have now.  I used to have a shelf FULL of transistor and IC books.  Now I have the web and no books.  I read Design News, Electronic Products, EDN, etc. and find all sorts of useful things.

Ain't it great being a 21st century engineer?



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