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Fluid Power

Fluid Power

Flow meter

WA40 series positive displacement flow meters from this company are designed to measure volumetric flow of medium and high viscosity fluids. The product is available in aluminum or stainless steel, and is rated to 5,000 psi in flow rates of 0.02 GPM to 0.5-60 GPM. Applications include lubricating oils, greases, high viscosity fluids, printing inks, paints, epoxies, polyurethanes, additives, and solvents.

Flocat, 9016 58th Pl. Suite 300, Kenosha, WI 53144; FAX (262) 653-0858; www.flocat.com .

Centrifugal pump

BX6T centrifugal pumps are designed with a double-volute case, which is said to provide excellent hydraulic efficiency, wide performance range, and reduced bearing loads. The pumps feature double-row, angular-contact, and deep-grooved radial ball bearings which are said to offer 20,000 hours of life, while a rigidly supported thrust bearing extends dependability with minimal maintenance.

Berkeley Pumps , 293 Wright St, Delavan, WI 53115; www.berkeleypumps.com .

Valve/sensor

This company's Series 555 Electro-Pneumatic Valve/Sensor System is offered as a complete valve, wiring, and plumbing solution for pneumatically actuated accumulation-type conveyors. The product is built as a complete module, with electrical quick-connects, custom cabling, and integrated pneumatic fittings. The design is also said to eliminate the need for sensor rollers and pneumatically operated pneumatics.

Humphrey Products, Box 2008, Kalamazoo, MI 49003; FAX (616) 381-4113; www.humphreypc.com .

Pneumatic control

Designed to control any of this company's position feedback actuators, the Pneumatic Control System (PCS) is a closed-loop electronic controller which can position actuator rods or shafts and hold them in position with variable degrees of accuracy and force. The product is also uses pneumatic technology to accurately stop or hold the rod or shaft at any desired position.

Bimba Manufacturing Co., Box 68, Monee, IL 60449; FAX (708) 234-2014; www.bimba.com .

Engine valves

Tube-O-Matic valves from this company are designed for use in engine coolant applications. The valve body is made of aluminum for corrosion resistance, and comes standard with nickel-plated brass wetted parts, with stainless steel, PVC, and Teflon coatings also available. The product also is said to maintain a streamlined flow pattern even when throttled because of the center core.

Lexair Inc., 2025 Mercer Rd., Lexington, KY 40511; FAX (859) 255-6656; www.lexairinc.com .

Lever isolation valve

Series 66 Lever Isolation Valves from this company are designed with an elastomer diaphragm which is said to provide fast and reliable liquid and pneumatic service. The product has a minimal internal dead volume which prevents cross-contamination, and is available in 12 or 24V dc models. Wetted materials are made of PEEK(R)with perfluor elastomer, Viton(R), or Ethylene Propylene seals.

Parker Hannifin, 1139 Baker St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; FAX (714) 549-0930.

Heat exchangers

Custom stainless steel shell and tube heat exchangers are now available from this company in sizes from 4 to 40 inches in diameter. The products are made of 304 stainless steel and are reported to be designed and built to ASME code. The product line also includes fluid-fluid and vapor-fluid designs with working pressures up to a reported 600 psi.

Taco-Leitch, 1160 Cranston St, Cranston, RI 02920; FAX (401) 942-2360; www.taco-hvac.com .

Hose covers

High-purity extruded silicone covers are now available for this company's line of Chemfluor(R)fluoropolymer lined stainless steel braided hose assemblies. The product is made with platinum-cured silicone which is extruded directly over and then locked on to the hose. The product also features a crimp collar which is said to provide both positive pressure seal and fitting retention.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, 150 Dey Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470-4699; FAX (973) 696-4056; www.tygon.com .

Mini tubes

Nanotube Compounds from this company are said to deliver uniform and precise resistivity throughout the spectrum from strong ESD to strong anti-static. The product contains hollow carbon nanotubes which are said to be thousands of times smaller than carbon fibers. Applications include wafer processing, disk drive components, and cleanrooms.

RTP Co., Box 5439, Winona, MN 55987-0439; FAX (507) 454-2041; www.rtpcompany.com .

Blowing gun nozzle

A new blowing gun with a PEEK nozzle is now available from this company. The nozzle design is said to protect materials in applications where wear caused by ordinary blowing guns might cause damage. The nozzle is mounted on a flexible PA12 extension pipe, which is said to provide protection against scratches and marks. The product is available from stock with three different extension pipe lengths.

Silvent, 2645 Ridge Rd, Highland, IN 46322; FAX (219) 923-0779; www.silvent.com .

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