Pneumatics http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8240/more en Compact Valves Combine High Flow, Extreme Reliability http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/compact-valves-combine-high-flow-extreme-reliability <div class="node-body article-body">Compact Valves Combine High Flow, Extreme Reliability</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/compact-valves-combine-high-flow-extreme-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/compact-valves-combine-high-flow-extreme-reliability#comments Pneumatics News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:16:00 +0000 39151 at http://machinedesign.com Engineering Essentials: Tips for Maximizing Cylinder Performance http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/engineering-essentials-tips-maximizing-cylinder-performance-0 <div class="field-deck"> Here’s how to get more force and life out of fluid-power cylinders. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fluid power is routinely used in industrial applications, most often with cylinders providing linear motion. Among their advantages, hydraulic and pneumatic power-transmission systems offer: simple and accurate control of force and velocity; a high force-to-weight ratio; constant force or torque output; and safety in hazardous environments, as fluid-power setups present no explosion risk.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/engineering-essentials-tips-maximizing-cylinder-performance-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/engineering-essentials-tips-maximizing-cylinder-performance-0#comments Pneumatics Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 38121 at http://machinedesign.com The Basics of Quick Disconnectors http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-quick-disconnectors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Beswick Engineering </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Quick-disconnect fittings (often abbreviated as QDCs or QDs) provide fast and easy connection and disconnection of fluid lines. There</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-quick-disconnectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-quick-disconnectors#comments Basics of Design Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Hydraulics Pneumatics Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:05:00 +0000 36071 at http://machinedesign.com Navy Fighter Pilots Tolerate Higher-G Maneuvers http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/navy-fighter-pilots-tolerate-higher-g-maneuvers <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Servometer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fighter pilots able to pull more G-force (the force of gravity) without losing consciousness while maneuvering for position in air-to-air combat</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/navy-fighter-pilots-tolerate-higher-g-maneuvers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/navy-fighter-pilots-tolerate-higher-g-maneuvers#comments White Papers Pneumatics Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:29:00 +0000 35501 at http://machinedesign.com Primer on flexible actuators and their uses http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/primer-flexible-actuators-and-their-uses <div class="field-byline"> Douglas A. Duesing, Key Account Manager, ContiTech N.A., Air Springs-Industrial </div> <div class="field-deck"> Air-spring actuators are noted for their durability. But they also hold several other advantages over conventional pneumatic cylinders. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Air springs are rubber/fabric bellows that support and contain a column of compressed air. These single-acting pneumatic actuators have been used for more than 50 years across wide-ranging applications, including off-highway and agriculture equipment, trains, and in-plant machines like presses, web tensioners, and lift tables. Over that time, they&rsquo;ve developed a reputation for durability, longevity, and requiring little maintenance, and they often cost significantly less than conventional air cylinders, particularly in larger sizes.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/primer-flexible-actuators-and-their-uses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/primer-flexible-actuators-and-their-uses#comments Pneumatics Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:31:00 +0000 33911 at http://machinedesign.com Pneumatic multi-axis motion http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/pneumatic-multi-axis-motion <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Fabco-Air </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Is pneumatics suited for multi-axis motion applications? What are common configurations? Do multi-axis slides require a lot of space?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/pneumatic-multi-axis-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/pneumatic-multi-axis-motion#comments Design FAQs Pneumatics Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:18:00 +0000 33571 at http://machinedesign.com Adding the control, rigidity and power of hydraulics to a pneumatic machine http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/adding-control-rigidity-and-power-hydraulics-pneumatic-machine <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Fabco-Air </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Air-Oil tanks provide a cost effective alternative to hydraulic systems when precise air cylinder motion is required in medium pressure</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/adding-control-rigidity-and-power-hydraulics-pneumatic-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/adding-control-rigidity-and-power-hydraulics-pneumatic-machine#comments White Papers Hydraulics Pneumatics Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:46:00 +0000 33421 at http://machinedesign.com Selecting pneumatic linear slides for automated assembly equipment http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/selecting-pneumatic-linear-slides-automated-assembly-equipment <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Fabco-Air </div> <div class="node-body article-body">White paper explores pros and cons of six (6) basic linear slide styles, examines bearing selection</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/selecting-pneumatic-linear-slides-automated-assembly-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/selecting-pneumatic-linear-slides-automated-assembly-equipment#comments White Papers Pneumatics Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:43:00 +0000 33411 at http://machinedesign.com How advanced burst discs prevent pressure failures http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/how-advanced-burst-discs-prevent-pressure-failures <div class="field-byline"> David Hawrylo, Principal Engineer, Technetics Group (www.techneticsgroup.com) </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2013/12/BurstDisc-SM-1a2a.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 197px; float: right; margin: 5px;" title="These low-pressure burst discs are for fueling systems in aircraft. They both protect against pressure surges and are compatible with jet fuel.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/how-advanced-burst-discs-prevent-pressure-failures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/how-advanced-burst-discs-prevent-pressure-failures#comments Defense Pneumatics Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:02:00 +0000 32781 at http://machinedesign.com Image Gallery: Robotic and literal heavy metal band rocks NYC http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/image-gallery-robotic-and-literal-heavy-metal-band-rocks-nyc <div class="node-body gallery-body">Tuesday, November 12 German rock band "Compressorhead" performed for crowds in Union Square, NYC. The three band members (Fingers, Bones, and Stickboy) are 5 feet tall and made from scrap metal. Their function is made possible by electro pneumatics with behind the scenes help using a Midi controller for music.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/image-gallery-robotic-and-literal-heavy-metal-band-rocks-nyc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/image-gallery-robotic-and-literal-heavy-metal-band-rocks-nyc#comments Controllers Robotics Metals Pneumatics Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:17:00 +0000 32131 at http://machinedesign.com