Fluid Power 12642

DN Staff

September 9, 2002

6 Min Read
Fluid Power


The Series GC and GS pneumatic-guided actuators feature standard industrial bearings, mechanical collars, piston magnets, optional sensors, shock absorbers (GS only), and standard hole patterns for horizontal or vertical mounting. The actuators are available in three sizes-3/4-inch bore with 8-inch stroke, 11/16-inch bore with 12-inch stroke, and 11/2-inch bore with 16-inch stroke and are suited for "push" applications (GC Series) and pick-and-place applications (GS Series).

Humphrey Products, www.humphreypc.com. Enter 593

Flow switch

The C-WD15-S0 vane-operated flow switch is magnetically actuated and protects against flow variation or stopping in pipelines for fluids and gases. Intended to meet NEMA-4 water-tight construction, the switch has field adjustable multi-layer vanes for installation in pipes from 11/2 to 20 inches. The C-WD15-S0 is suitable for protecting pumps, motors, and other equipment against low flow and no flow.

Flocat, www.flocat.com. Enter 594


The stainless steel LD10 series DeltaSpan and the titanium LD20 series DeltaRange are differential pressure transmitters, available in two-wire loop-powered designs, suitable for level monitoring in long, narrow wells. DeltaSpan transmitters come in three differential pressure ranges: 0 to 7.5, 0 to 15, and 0 to 30 psi. The DeltaRange transmitters are available in 0 to 2.5, 0 to 5, 0 to 10, and 0 to 15 psi.

Flowline, www.flowline.com. Enter 595


The Molykote(R) compressor and vacuum pump fluids are designed to provide reduced lubricant consumption, longer oil-drain intervals, and extended equipment life in humid climates and wet processing evironments. The fluids are comprised of synthetic polyalpha olefin, polyalkylene glycol/polyolester, polyolester, diester, and high-purity mineral oils.

Dow Corning, www.dowcorning.com. Enter 596

Non-return valve

The CloserNRV(TM) non-return valve closes consistently and reportedly uses minimal pullback. The valve closes when the ring slides past the circumferential groove and is sealed further by the rear seat. When closed, the valve can withstand injection pressures up to 30,000 psi. Available in 32 sizes, the valve is suitable for standard, short stroke, and high-flow environments.

Van Dorn Demag Co., www.vandorndemag.com. Enter 597

Pipe separators

These Round Pipe separators integrate the magnet into a flow-deflecting housing, reportedly simplifying installation and reducing expenses. The separators can be positioned by cutting out a section of the chute where tramp iron contamination is present in gravity or pneumatically conveyed dry free-flowing products.

Eriez Magnetics, www.eriez.com. Enter 598


The 2660 series of WOB-L(R) piston compressors have a one-piece aluminum cast head design that reportedly eliminates leakage and reduces sound levels. The compressors provide a maximum pressure of 160 psi, maximum vacuum of 29.2 Hg, and a maximum free flow of 5.60 cfm. The compressors are suitable for medical equipment and industrial applications.

Thomas Industries Inc., www.thomaspumps.com. Enter 599

Flow sensors

The FS-380P Series brass and stainless steel OEM flow sensors feature a molded Polypropylene inline design with operating pressures up to 200 psi at 70F and 100 psi at 212F. Sensors' range of fixed set points are from 0.25 to 2.0 gpm. Applications include cooling protection of semiconductor equipment, welders, and water treatment/chemical distribution systems.

Gems Sensors, www.gemssensors.com. Enter 600

Pneumatic fittings

Parker Integrated Pneumatic Fittings reportedly may eliminate complex electro-pneumatic interface circuitry in applications with repetitive motion. Intended to maintain motion control by regulating airflow and controlling the cylinder piston rod position, the fittings come with connector configurations and include Parker Blocking fittings, Parker Slow Start fittings, and Parker Flow Control Regulators.

Parker Hannifin, www.parker.com. Enter 601


The Klo-Shure Coupling reportedly may reduce installation time for elastomeric insulation, eliminate support point bulges and sagging, and improve installation appearance. Constructed with DuPont Hytrel(R) plastic, the coupling is used for copper tubing installation, as in hot and cold water plumbing, refrigerant lines, and chilled water systems.

Klo-Shure Co. Enter 602


Used to measure the flow of liquids or gases, Model 600-9 Thermal Mass Sanitary In-Line Flowmeters with 9500 Integral Microprocessor Electronics has an unobstructed straight-through flow path, with no moving parts or electrical contacts to the stream. Flowmeters are made of 316L stainless steel, feature a "CIP/SIP" design, and have Tri-Clamp process connections.

Thermal Instrument Co., www.thermalinstrument.com. Enter 603


The modular metering pumps include seal-less diaphragm or sealed plunger-designs available with manual, electric, or pneumatic stroke adjusters and a selection of drive elements. The pumps feature a meter accuracy of plus or minus 0.5% based upon a setpoint resolution of 0.01 mm. The pumps withstand pressures up to 17,400 psi and flow rates from 0.26 to 13,225 gph per pump head.

American LEWA Inc., www.amlewa.com. Enter 604


The Maxflo W. impeller features hydrofoil technology that reportedly maximizes pumping action and minimizes energy loss intended for gas and solid mixing applications. The impeller design has bolted blades that simplify disassembly, available in carbon steel, stainless-steel, and an assortment of high-strength alloys.

Chemineer, www.chemineer.com. Enter 605

Control unit

The AVM(TM) 5050 electro-pneumatic unit controls and monitors vacuum systems where material is handled with suction cups. The unit's 5.7 x 3.0 x 4.8-inch size allows for safe handling of materials, including sheet metal. The AVM5050 can be controlled via a PC or PLC. The unit's built-in energy-saving function maintains the vacuum level during a power outage.

PIAB USA, www.piab.com. Enter 606


These rotary-gear positive-displacement pumps feature a universal design that enables them to accept relief valves, lip seals, four types of mechanical seals, or packing gland shaft seals. Reported benefits of the universal design include reduced pump inventory needs, close coupling to eliminate shaft alignment issues, and the ability to operate without the need for a gear reducer. Applications include filtration and wherever fluid transfer is required.

Haight Pumps, www.baker-mfg.com. Enter 607

Protective covers

The bellows type covers protect machinery from oil, dirt, chips, and other contaminants. Available bellows include way covers, photographic bellows, linear bearing way covers, ballscrew and rod covers, and die set shields. Applications include automated handling equipment, precision slides, machine tools, cameras, medical, dental, robots, enlargers, and office machinery.

A & A Manufacturing Co., www.gortite.com. Enter 608


The aqueous cleaner mixer blends parts-cleaning chemicals with water automatically for uniform emulsion at any proportion. The mixer units require a 25-lb minimum plant water line operating pressure to operate. Available in 3- and 10-gpm rated models, the mixers accommodate 5 gal pails, 15-, 30-, or 55-gal drums, and 275- to 340-gal totes. A fingertip control adjusts mixing ratios.

Force-Flo Inc., www.forceflo.com. Enter 609

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