Keeping environmentally safe hydraulic fluids in their place
By M. F. Wangsgaard
Vegetable oils eliminate some environmental concerns, but water contamination from them (or other fluids) attacks urethane seals. A new urethane material solves th...
Swimming has long been recognized as an almost ideal form of exercise. Weight-free exercise in an aquatic environment provides a superior cardiovascular workout without muscle or joint stress due to impact with the ground. Most people find swimmi...
Dealing with pressure drop and correctly sizing the piping system.
Piping systems are a critical, but often overlooked, part of the design of a compressed air system.
Electrohydraulic proportional valves from different manufacturers may be nearly identical — except for the pin assignments of their electrical connectors. That can spell big trouble.
A pneumatic muffler brings worker comfort levels and noise limits to well within OSHA recommendations.
Noise originates at the pump, and system designers can't do much about that, but they can deal with several additional factors that contribute to and determine the final noise level.
How demand-side management, general storage considerations, and point-of-use logic can help you to properly design a compressed air system.
Carefully engineered responses to demand will result in more efficient systems and compressed air savings.