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Custom hoses

A number of outside diameter treatments are now available from this company for its line of plastic and rubber hoses. Options include colored tracer lines, textured surfaces, custom color combinations, and printing. Applications for the treatments include instrumentation lines, multi-tube manifolds, automated production plants, robotics, and medical instruments.

NewAge Industries , 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; FAX (215) 526-2191;


Custom-molded Quad Chem(R)perfluoroelastomers have chemical and environmental resistance characteristics for use in harsh environments. The products have a reported operating range from -30 to 250 C, while the manufacturing process is said to provide less seal squeeze for reduced friction, longer seal life, and reduced spiral twist and extrusion failure.

Minnesota Rubber , 3630 Wooddale Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55416;

Plastic couplings

APCD plastic couplings are designed with automatic shut-off valves, for leak-free disconnection. The couplings are reportedly lightweight and include a thumb-latch for one-handed disconnection. An audible click assures the user of a secure, leak-free connection, and a plastic shroud is included to help prevent accidental disconnection. They are said to operate at pressures up to 8.3 bar within a temperature range of -40 to 82C.

Tom Parker Ltd. ; Box 36, Marsh Lane, Preston, PR1 1HY UK; FAX 01772 827088.


DelavanRaindropRA nozzles are designed to provide improved controllability and performance in gas quenching, humidification, and cooling. The product is said to produce large, aerated droplets with very low generation of fines, while its patented dual swirl chamber induces a hollow cone pattern with standard spray angles of a reported 120 and 140 degrees .

BF Goodrich , 4115 Corporate Center Dr, Monroe, NC 28110; FAX (704) 291-3101; .

Modular FRLs

Designed to provide flexibility and reliability with low cost, these modular FRLs are said to offer a modern appearance, small size, and the elimination of individual unit assembly with pipe nipples. The product's filter is available in 5 micron and 0.3 micron sizes, which is said to provide longer service life and higher filtration than other filters.

Miller Fluid Power , 800 N. York Rd., Bensenville, IL 60106; FAX (708) 766-3012.

Disconnect couplings

ChemQuik(TM)CQV06 all-plastic, quick-disconnect couplings are designed for high flow, ultra-pure semiconductor and chemical fluid applications. They are reported to provide an unrestricted, non-metallic flow path and are intended to increase yield. They are made with ultra-pure PVDF to provide better chemical resistance and a higher level of contaminant-free cleanliness than the company's polypropylene series. They are rated to pressures of 80 psi, with a fluid temperature range of 32 to 225F.

Colder Products , CPC Service Center 2982 Cleveland Ave., North, Roseville, MN 55113; FAX (651) 604-0214;


These fittings are designed to be suitable for food applications as well as aggressive environments. They have a standard operating pressure of 18 bar and can work in air temperatures between -20 and 110C and water temperatures between 0 and 110C. They are intended for use in Nylon 11 or 12, Polyurethane, and PTFE tubes, and fit sizes 4, 6, 10, and 12 mm OD tubes.

Norgren , Box 22, Eastern Ave., Lichfield, Staffordshire UK WS13 6SB; FAX +44 1543 268052.

Piston pumps

PLP piston pumps are intended for small displacement, low-pressure applications. They are available in displacements of 7 to 16 cc/rev. with a 1,500-psi continuous pressure rating. Features include a cast iron housing, SAE or NPT ports, fast response time, and low noise operation.

Parker Hannifin , 8940 Tyler Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060-2186; FAX (800) 892-1008;

Mag-drive pump

TexelMTA Series pumps are designed by this company to provide fast, easy changeover for existing sealed ANSI pump installations. The product is said to be engineered to ANSI B73.3M standards to save processors the downtime and expense associated with altering piping arrangements and baseplates. Flow rates are up to a reported 320 gpm at up to 150 psi working pressure.

Magnatex Pumps, Inc , Box 770845, Houston, TX 77215

Flow computer/ controller

BA4000 series flow computers and batch controllers are designed to offer a wide variety of operational and configuration alternatives for flow and gas/steam process applications. The products are said to be reliable and easy to use, and interface with most pulse and analog flow meters.

Barton Instruments , 900 S Turnbull Canyon Rd, City Of Industry, CA 91745; .

Combination starters

Combination starters are now available for this company's line of pneumatic compressors and vacuum pumps. The product is said to be NEMA 12/IP 66 rated, and features circuit breaker technology, step down transformers, 120V across push buttons, motor jogging, and motor disconnect protection.

Gast Manufacturing , Box 97 2300 Highway M-139, Benton Harbor, MI 49023-8288; FAX (616) 925-8288; .

Diaphragm pump

E4 stainless steel bolted air operated diaphragm pumps from this company feature Elima-Maticair valves for what is said to be non-stalling, anti-icing, and lubrication free operation. The design is said to offer excellent sealing capabilities for liquids with low specific gravity and low viscosity, and the air chambers are tapped so that chamber fastener nuts are not required.

Versa-Matic Pump , 6017 Enterprise Dr., Export, PA 15632; FAX 724 327 4300; .


Accrafilters(TM)are designed to remove airborne contaminants such as solid particles, oil aerosols, and oil vapors and provide maximum service life and efficiency in compressed air systems. Features include aluminum construction, a pressure-tested non-corroding aluminum bowl, and a threaded drain access connection which reportedly provides superior strength for supporting piping and drain valves.

ZEKS , 1302 Goshen Pkwy, West Chester, PA 19380; FAX (610) 692-9192.

Valve actuators

1000 Series Process Variable Valve Actuators combine a process loop controller and an electric actuator in a single package, a design which is said to allow users to include control in the final element. The product is designed to be used with control valves, and is said to be capable of accepting a standard analog dc current control signal. A brushless stepper motor is also said to provide smooth, accurate positioning.

Jordan Controls , 5607 West Douglas Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53218; FAX (414) 461-1024; .

Solenoid pumps

SV500 series solenoid operating pumps are designed for industrial liquid dispensing and metering applications. The products are said to offer excellent durability and accuracy at a low cost, can operate for several million cycles without maintenance, and are said to be capable of handling most semi- and non-corrosive fluids. Outputs range from 3 to 1500 microliters per disperse depending on model.

Valcor Engineering Corp. , 2 Lawrence Rd., Springfield, NJ 07081; FAX (973) 467-8382; .

Pressure gauges

Mano 2000 digital pressure gauges are designed to offer accurate and reliable pressure measurement. There are three models available. The ECO 1 offers accuracy of 0.5% and comes with a maximum and minimum pressure display. Pressure ranges are -1 to 3 bar, -1 to 30 bar, 0 to 300 bar, and 0 to 1,000 bar. LEO 1 offers accuracy of 0.2% and LEO 2 is the high precision model with an accuracy of 0.05%.

Keller UK Ltd. , Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester, UK DT2 8ZB;

Valve connection

Valve Connection System designed for connecting actuators and solenoid valves is comprised of a connector for each valve/actuator, a 2-wire profiled cable, and an interface. The company recommends the units for large installations and machines, because up to 127 connectors for spool valves with two solenoid coils each, and up to 254 sensor inputs, can be connected with a single cable spanning a length of up to 2.5 km.

Asco Joucomatic Ltd. , 2 Pit Hey Place, West Pimbo, Skelmersdale UK WN89 9PG; .

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