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This blog is the last in a series of blog posts contributed by Philipp Wahl, Festo AG & Co. KG. In this series Mr. Wahl introduced valve technologies, what we need to know about poppet valves, piston spool valves and the cartridge principle.  Today he is giving us a valve selection aid to help us...

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Poppet valves, piston spool valves and the cartridge principle -- what you need to know This blog is the next in a series of blog posts contributed by Philipp Wahl, Festo AG & Co. KG. Mr. Wahl introduces valve technologies, what we need to know about poppet valves, piston spool valves and the cartridge principle....

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While visiting The Future of Pneumatic booth at PACK EXPO Las Vegas I talked with one research student to learn about a novel way to save energy in an industrial settings by turning waste heat into useful work with a Stirling pressurizer. In a recent study the U.S. Department of Energy said that the industrial...

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This blog is the next in a series of blog posts contributed by Philipp Wahl, Festo AG & Co. KG. Mr. Wahl introduces valve technologies, what we need to know about poppet valves, piston spool valves and the cartridge principle.  He will also give us a valve selection aid to help us determine which valve type suits...

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The next several blog posts are contributed by Philipp Wahl, Festo AG & Co. KG. Mr. Wahl introduces valve technologies, what we need to know about poppet valves, piston spool valves and the cartridge principle.  He will also give us a valve selection aid to help us determine which valve type suits us best. Piston Spool Valves...

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For those Fluid Power Design Blog readers interested in learning more about hydraulic cylinders, look no further.  I ran across this post by the folks at Aggressive Hydraulics and thought that the article might give basic system design answers to some of your common hydraulic cylinder issues.  In the blog a video from the Science...

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While visiting The Future of Pneumatics exhibit at PACK EXPO Las Vegas I caught a sneak peek at a new low-cost, robust and rugged position sensor that helps enable automation needs. Position sensors are critical components of smart fluid power systems.  According to the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) mechanical engineering graduate...

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In my quest to keep up to date on fluid power applications in OEM industries, I ran across an article by the folks at PneumaticTiPS that I thought the Fluid Power Design Blog readers might find interesting to help give system design answers to common issues with pneumatic actuators and cylinders involving plant air, tubing...

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During a recent PACK EXPO conference I stopped by "The Future of Pneumatics" booth and had the opportunity to see firsthand a demonstration on how a new kind of accumulator can save and reuse exhausted air.   In the United States, according to the U. S. Department of Energy, fluid power consumes between two and three...

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In part one of the blog series I talked about the dynamics of single piece or modular suction cups.  In part two we will continue our discussion. Suction cups that don't come apart during the higher accelerations that are needed to facilitate fast cycle times can be attributed to the physical properties of single piece...

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