Pneumatics http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8240/more en Electropneumatic Valves: A Better Option for Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/electropneumatic-valves-better-option-motion-control <div class="field-byline"> Steve Vincent and John Bridges, AVENTICS Corp. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Engineers looking for quick and accurate positioning need to consider electropneumatic control. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s manufacturers routinely demand exacting precision and split-second timing from their high-speed production systems. 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