Category Archives: Tech Blog

Fluid Power Design Blog
As NFPA Industry Marketing Manager, I often search out blog posts and articles relating to hydraulics and pneumatics.  I recently discovered an article posted on the Parker Hannifin blog that pertains to the type of content typically published on our Fluid Power Design Tech Blog. In his article entitled, “How Manufacturers Find Savings in Compressed Air”,...

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5 Benefits to Using Switches in Place of Timers
The following is the final entry (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) in a four-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. 5. Safety Switch output signals provide necessary inputs to safety circuits. Switch...

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5 Benefits to Using Switches in Place of Timers
The following is the third entry (Part 1, Part 2) in a four-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. 4. Machine Troubleshooting Switch output signals simplify machine troubleshooting. Switches can be used in...

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Categories: Tech Blog
5 Benefits to Using Switches in Place of Timers
The following is the second entry (Part 1) in a four-part blog series contributed by Bimba Manufacturing Company. The series looks to identify five of the advantages to using electrical switches in place of timers in machine controls circuits. 2. Simple Setup Switch output signals simplify machine set up. Installed switches can help determine the proper...

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Categories: Tech Blog
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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In my role as NFPA OEM marketing manager I follow many different authors on the topics of pneumatics and hydraulics.  When I find an article that relates to some of the blogs we talk about here, I like to share it with the Fluid Power Design Tech Blog readers.  The information in the following blog...

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In their final blog on this topic, Festo Corporation continues to focus on reducing the operational costs of pneumatic systems and discusses how users can get more throughput while using less energy. Everyone wins; the compressor company, the pneumatics company, the environment, and most importantly, the customer. The goal is to ensure that compressed air...

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This is the second blog in a series, contributed by Festo Corporation, that 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...

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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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