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The AVENTICS Ceram 4-way pneumatic directional control valve are subbase mounted in single or manifold configurations. The valves have ISO 5599/1 mounting dimensions, so they are interchangeable with other ISO 5599/1 valves. They are available in ISO sizes 1, 2, 3 and 4, with port sizes from ¼“ to 1“ NPTF and ISO G (BSPP).

The explosionproof Hawkeye, with its stainless steel enclosure, is designed for service in harsh process environments. It features a solid state proximity sensor which is encased in a shock absorbent urethane potting material.

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How Undersized Return Lines can Cause Problems for Hydraulic Prop Valves

Many wood mills use hydraulic positioners like the one in the picture above.  Sometimes they try to increase the speed of these cylinders by replacing the prop valves mounted on the cylinder with valves with higher flow rates.

Submitted by Russ Rochambeau, Engineering Manager, IFPS Hydraulic Specialist, Valin Corporation

When discussing fluid power, pressure is the basis for producing any kind of work.  Work cannot be achieved without pressure.  In order to understand the finer points of fluid power, one must first understand the concept of pressure

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Wireless Connectivity Offers Distinct Advantages for Industrial Applications

A growing trend in industrial plant design is wireless connectivity. Recent technological advances have made wireless protocols significantly more robust and reliable than previous versions, enough so to rival traditional hard-wired connections.

Submitted by Jon Monsen, Ph.D.

The principle difference between the nature of the flow of gas and the flow of liquid through control valves is that liquids are incompressible and gasses are compressible.

Submitted by Jon Monsen, Ph.D.
Control Valve Flow Characteristics

Selecting a valve with the correct flow characteristic (the relationship between valve opening and flow capacity) can be as important as the selection of the valve size.

Submitted by Renee R. Bassett || Automation World

Factory automation mobility is not just about iPads. Companies of all sizes need to think about the software needed to push context-sensitive information to operators and managers.

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Microscan Nerlite answers questions about some of their products

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Off-Loop Filters Save Time and Money

Eight Reasons Why Off-Loop Filters Work