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Fluid Power

Fluid Power



The Smart flowmeters from J-TEC Associates Inc. were designed specially for all gas and steam applications. The devices compensate for a material's pressure, temperature, and viscosity that they are handling by being microprocessor controlled. Other features include a flow range as low as 0.4 scfm, wafer and insertion styles, built-in temperature sensors, 70 to 1 dynamic range, drift-free performance, minimal pressure drop, and no moving parts, making the flowmeters maintenance free. The flowmeters are also calibrated to NIST traceable standards. J-TEC Associates Inc.


No need for overhead lifting devices

Featuring a 24 filter bag model that handles flow rates of up to 4,500 gpm, the MAXLINE(TM) MBF HD multi-bag filter housing is a bag filter that is available in either carbon steel or stainless steel. The MAXLINE MBF HD has incorporated a hand wheel-operated davit cover into its design to combat the problem of replacing filter bags, which was a problem prior to this because of the heavy cover present on many models' bag filters. Designed to accept the many different size 02 filter bags available from Hayward, the filter will also work with standard 7 x 32 inch bags. Hayward Industrial Products Inc.


Integral , flow, and temperature alarms

The newest line of recirculating chillers from PolyScience is suitable for many applications including industrial, laboratory, laser, and metalworking. The PolyScience 6000 series chillers lets users know when process parameters that the user can set individually-such as fluid temperature, pressure, and flow rate-fall outside of their set ranges. Available with cooling capacities from 2,728 to 9,889 BTU/hr, the chillers feature one-touch temperature control, high and low temperature alarms, and noise reduction technology that lowers noise by 55 percent. PolyScience


Pneumatically operated

The ADP-1 pneumatically operated liquid drainer does not waste air and has a see-through reservoir. The ADP-1 has a press-to-test actuator and is good for draining oil/water separators. Easy to mount on base-mounted compressors, remote cooler packs, refrigerated air dryers, and filters because of its low profile, the ADP-1's other features include a press-to-test actuator, vent valve, a non-clogging ball valve, and the absence of strainers to clean. There are also the option of legs, a heater, and a mechanical cycle counter. Armstrong International


Good for confined spaces

The Moyno(R) vertical pump can be mounted to closed tanks or to mounting beams above open tanks. The pump pulls fluid from the bottom of its storage container and discharges it at the surface for further processing. This pump is good in situations in which there is limited space. Its compact, vertical, close-couple design can fit into many tight spaces. Some additional features are the flow range of 20-350 gpm, pressure capabilities of 150 psi, ability to handle high viscosity and high solids content material, and low shear fluid transfer. Moyno Inc.


High CV flow rates

The inline 2/2 and 3/2 Prospector(R) poppet valves are available in solenoid and pilot actuated formats and have operating pressure rates of up to 290 psi with pilot air supply pressures in the 14 to 290 psi bar range. Made from die cast aluminum and good for filtered and lubricated compressed air environments, the valves have operating temperature ranges of -84 to 129F for the solenoid pilot and -84 to 174F for the air pilot version. Imi Norgren


Unidirectional flow control valves

The In-Line Flow Control Regulators from the Parker Hannifin Corp. provide extreme sensitivity for precise settings. While the female NPT threads allow the regulators to be spliced easily into the air cylinder port line, the regulators have a working pressure range from 15 to 145 psig and temperature range of 30 to 160F. All regulators have a body made of glas- reinforced nylon, and have a stainless steel tube gripping ring and adjustment screw. Parker Hannifin


Three new lines available

Swagelok(R) has come out with three new lines of pressure regulators. The pressure-reducing and back-pressure models both are available in a variety of piston-type and diaphragm-type designs. The pressure-reducing regulators protect sensitive equipment by giving accurate and consistent delivery pressures to processes and equipment. The back-pressure regulators provide control in many analytical and process instrumentation applications. The third line of vaporizing regulators, vaporizes liquid samples or preheats gas samples. There are two models featured-the KEV series operates with inlet pressures up to 3,600 psig and the KST series has low internal volume Swagelok



Offered in 1/8 and 1/4 male NPT, and 1/8 female thread, the new series of relief valves from Industrial Specialties Mfg. Inc. have been colored to make them easier to identify. The valve housing is molded of Polyvinylidene Flouride (PVDF), a commercial resin, and the internal relief material is made of nylon with a Buna-N seal. Color codes are in the following colors: orange, royal blue, lime green, Cambridge blue, moss green, and yellow. Industrial Specialties Mfg. Inc.


Can withstand harsh environments

The Tough Air Filter line from Universal Air Filter Co. are able to work in tough environments including high-temperature areas, high-humidity areas, and with chemicals or solvents. The filters can provide EMI/RFI shielding along with particulate protection for electronics equipment by keeping them cool. This line of filters uses Quadrafoam II media, a coated polyether urethane formulation to sustain its open-pored cellular structure and maintain performance characteristics even in the presence of heat and moisture. Universal Air Filter Co.


Works in heavy-duty applications

Featuring a cast iron body and A2 tool steel pumping elements or 17-4 PH stainless steel pumping elements for corrosive applications, the PowerFlow(TM) Pump uses the Power Seal(TM) with 316 SS constriction, Viton O-rings and hard silicon carbide faces. Good for handling heavier-material applications such as petroleum refining, chemical slurries, food applications, and adhesives and sealants, the pump can handle flows up to 400 gpm, pressures up 1,500 psi, and temperatures up to 350F. Moyno Inc.


Two fluid power models

The 33 E and 33 L pressure switches from Norgren have been developed to work in industrial applications. Both switches can be used with gaseous, liquid, aggressive, and neutral fluids, and are lightweight with a minimum switching life of 50 million cycles. The 33 L model has a relative pressure rating of -0.5 to 8,700 psi. It also has a self diagnosis function to detect system errors as well as two transistor out put signals, providing a switching output and warning output. The 33 E model is a compact switch with a relative pressure rating from 0 to 400 bar. It has one transistor output signal. Norgren


Multiple angle configurations

The F10 series forged-body needle valve from Swagelok features working pressures up to 10,000 pisg and has three different angle configurations to choose from: straight, 90-degree, and oblique. Cold rolled stem threads provide smooth operation of the valve and there is a shroud protecting these threads from dust and dirt. Stainless steel handle with a square drive stem and lockout. There is also a choice of PTFE or graphite packing materials. The valve also features a non-rotating hardened needle to provide positive shutoff. Swagelok


Low-pressure, high-heat, and abrasive services

Introduced to suit low-pressure, high-heat, and highly abrasive applications without the need for immediate and bubble-tight shutoff, these butterfly valves compact the line media to form a seal, reportedly removing the need for a resilient seat. The valves are designed to be placed between ASME/ANSI 125 or 150 lb flanges, and maintain an average gap of 0.01 inch between the disc/stem and bore. The company offers the Fly Ash Series in 4 to 12 inch sizes. Ultraflo Corporation


Quick assembly

Designed to reduce cost and installation time, the Q2 quick connect plastic body valve can be quickly assembled into a motion or fluid control circuit. The durable and lightweight design reportedly results in minimal pressure drops. The company offers individual models with pressure ratings from 5 to 120 psi, with operating temperatures of -10 to +100F. Imi Norgren


Easy modification

For use in modern production tooling, industrial applications, and automated processes, miniature air filters come in a range of sizes and configurations. Reportedly, the cylinders ease modification to special user requirements. All miniature filters run on plant air using standard valve circuits, and are available in both metric versions and to meet US Customary specifications. Mack Corp.


Fit shrinking enclosures

Designed to fit electronic enclosures with limited space, the Mini Air Filter line consists of air filters 25 inch2 or smaller. The company offers two frame options: Flex-Frame Mini Air Filters that can bend to fit small enclosures, or the Edge-to-Edge design that promotes the flow of clean, cooling air along interior frame walls. The filters are said to meet flammability resistance requirements and can be configured with EMI shielding capabilities. Universal Air Filter Co.


Simplify installations

This product standardizes machine design around one I/O system. The modular FD67 distributes the I/O layer into the center of the machines, near the sensors and actuators. Connecting systems with one hybrid cable for supply and communication results in shorter I/O lines, reportedly reducing the time and cost of machine and systems electrical installations. The FD67 also features a debugging facility with single-channel diagnosis and shutdown, as well as resiliency to shock and vibrations. Imi Norgren


Fast response

Featuring stainless steel barrels and piston rods, oil permeated ball-sized rod bushings, and roll-formed threads, the air cylinders come in a variety of mounting styles with bore sizes ranging from 0.5 to 2.5 inches. By ensuring constant contact with the cylinder barrel, the patented design of the V-seal claims to prevent seal collapse and blow-by. Humphrey Products

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