Tag Archives: pneumatic

5 Benefits to Using Switches in Place of Timers
The following is the first of a five-part blog series contributed by Bimba Manufacturing Company. The series looks to identify some of the advantages to using electrical switches in place of timers in machine controls circuits.   Real Time Feedback Switches provide real time electrical feedback on machine component positions; timers do not. Switches are...

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This next blog series, contributed by Festo Corporation, focuses on reducing the operational costs of pneumatic systems and discusses how users can get more throughput while using less energy. According to Festo, "This is the goal of every manufacturer, but in order to optimize usage, machine builders and manufacturers alike need accurate information on the...

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Jeremy King from Bimba Manufacturing continues his discussion on the most difficult challenges facing manufacturers and OEMs as they compete to reach their production targets and analyzes the different maintenance strategies for pneumatic actuators and the role sensors can play in each. In this final blog he will talk about condition-based maintenance. Condition-Based Maintenance /...

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Jeremy King from Bimba Manufacturing continues his discussion on the most difficult challenges facing manufacturers and OEMs as they compete to reach their production targets. With their equipment running at maximum loads, how can they avoid breakdowns in pneumatic components? What are the smartest and most economical approaches available to assure optimal performance? Recent advances...

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In the next couple of blogs, Jeremy King from Bimba Manufacturing addresses the most difficult challenges facing manufacturers and OEMs as they compete to reach their production targets. With their equipment running at maximum loads, how can they avoid breakdowns in pneumatic components? What are the smartest and most economical approaches available to assure optimal...

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“A common goal throughout the business world is to increase productivity while reducing costs. This certainly applies to machine design, which means achieving the fastest possible cycle times. For pneumatic systems, this often requires running actuators as fast as possible without introducing excessive shock loads to the system.” This is the fourth and final post...

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“A common goal throughout the business world is to increase productivity while reducing costs. This certainly applies to machine design, which means achieving the fastest possible cycle times. For pneumatic systems, this often requires running actuators as fast as possible without introducing excessive shock loads to the system.” This is the second post in series...

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NFPA membership connections
NFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News With NFPA membership at an all-time high, publishing a short profile of an NFPA member each week is one way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s Company is Proportion Air Inc. Joining NFPA in 2013, McCordsville, IN based Proportion-Air, Inc. is a manufacturer of...

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pneumatic system
The second edition of the International Standard for assessing the reliability of pneumatic pressure regulators, ISO 19973-4:2014, was published in March 2014. The standard provides test procedures for assessing the reliability of pneumatic pressure regulators by testing, using the general test conditions and calculation method from ISO 19973-1. ISO 19973-4 applies to manually adjustable and...

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