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Selection Factors For Quick- Connect Couplings

Most manufacturing plants that use compressed air or that have the need to pump pressurized liquids use quick-connect couplings. Although not a major maintenance cost, the effects of improper coupling selection may cause unexpected problems in terms of productivity...

Applications Of a Vacuum Pump

In short, a vacuum pump is a device that removes gas particles from inside a sealed container so that the air pressure falls below atmospheric pressure 14.696 psi or 1013.25 mbar ( 760 Torr). After exploring the different features associated with this technology,...

Firestone Airmount Isolators: Good Vibrations

Is there really such a thing as ‘good vibrations’ when you’re in an industrial setting? Perhaps somewhere, but by and large, what you want is some way to keep the vibrations at bay, away from the fragile bits and pieces. The traditional solution for this problem is...

Choosing the Right Pneumatic Fitting

There are a few different kinds of pneumatic fittings on the market, and choosing the right one isn’t always easy. You need to know the tubing being used, the operational air pressure, the thread type on the receiving fitting (if any), the amount of vibration the...

The Power of a Hydraulic Power Unit

Lumberjacks. Miners. Search and rescue crews. What do they have in common? Well, they’re obviously some of the most hardcore people in America, but other than that, they also all work some with extreme machinery in their daily jobs. But where does a man find enough...

Impact Idlers vs. Impact Saddles vs. Elastic Bands

If you’re in an industry that involves using conveyor belts to move lots of potentially-hazardous stuff from one place to another, you’ve probably encountered that horrible moment where some piece of debris being dumped onto the belt hits just right and punctures a...

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