Automotive
How to Select Membrane Vents to Protect Automotive Components
One the biggest challenges for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in automotive manufacturing is ensuring reliable operation and long-term performance of equipment. Liquid and...
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Good Vibrations? Not in the Automotive Industry
Vibrations might be inherent for industrial machinery, but in an automotive production plant, this could mean faulty products coming down the assembly line, leading to costly rework translating...
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Install Transair Push to Connect Fittings In 7 Easy Steps
Push to connect fittings have grown in popularity due to their ability to efficiently couple fittings to thermoplastic tubing while maintaining performance. Invented in 1969, push-to-connect fittings...
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Electromechanical and Drives Technology - A Look Back on 2019
Thanks to our loyal followers for all of the interest in the topics covered in this blog over the past year. In examining the most-read blog posts over the course of 2019, it becomes obvious that...
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Low Drag Dynamic Sealing for Hydraulic Clutch Applications
As automatic transmissions become more advanced as a system, the components within must evolve as well. Performance drives the design and there are many factors that must mesh together to achieve the...
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How to Read a Rubber Test Report: The 4 Most Common Misunderstandings
We've all done it at least once: looked at a report, read the numbers on it, and come up with exactly the wrong conclusion. Pass/fail limits and results are printed right there, but for some reason,...
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Is an ASTM Callout the Best Way to Specify Your Elastomer Needs?
I have had many discussions with customers as to the value of using an ASTM elastomer compound description on their prints to define a specific application or elastomer requirement versus listing...
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Parker Chomerics Earns 2018 Outstanding Quality Supplier Award from FCA
We're thrilled to announce that the Chomerics Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has been recognized for its outstanding quality by global...
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What Is the Difference Between Full Port or Standard Port Ball Valve?
Ball valves are used in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, oil, and gas, automotive, marine, agricultural and heavy truck. Applications may vary but include operations for processing,...
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Fluid Transfer Sealing Solutions for Today's Automotive Challenges
Whether it be a classic automotive transmission design or the latest in electric vehicle technology, there is always a need to move high-pressure fluid through different operational systems. Cooling...
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Decoupling the Future of Electrification
When it comes to mobile heavy lifting applications, we are increasingly seeing that the electrification market can benefit from integrated, decoupled solutions. These solutions offer an alternative to...
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Nitrogen Generation System Reduces Costs in Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a relatively new rapid manufacturing technology that has become mainstream in recent years. It covers a wide variety of processes used to produce a multitude...
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Why Right-Sizing Matters
As a concept, right-sizing is inherently linked to smart machine design, which brings about rewards such as optimised space, considerable savings on components and installation, inherent safety by...
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Two Common Methods of Electric Vehicle Battery Covers: Weigh the Pros and Cons
Electric vehicle battery covers pose unique sealing challenges in the automotive industry. The significant size of the sealing perimeter, the materials and size of the seal mating hardware, and the...
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Optimise your Connection of Pneumatic Manifolds to Industrial Networks
Manufacturing businesses have witnessed the rapid ascension of industrial networks, and in the pneumatics industry, there’s a real desire to ensure the benefits that connectivity can bring...
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Easy Steps to Installing and Configuring a CPS Sensor
This blog post will describe current best practice or optimising the installation of a continuous position sensor (CPS) on to a pneumatic linear actuator.   For the purposes of the guidance, we’ll use...
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Why Choose Single Ferrule Tube Fittings for Vibration Protection and Temperature Cycling
Industrial settings with strenuous applications, such as thermal cycling and vibration, are recognised as some of the toughest environments for tube fittings. In all cases, such applications demand...
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Variable Frequency Drives Benefit Constant Speed Applications
Using a variable frequency drive (VFD) can be beneficial in many constant speed applications driven by electric motors, such as those that require controlled starting and have been historically served...
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Seal-Lok ORFS CNG Fittings Pass On-Vehicle Fire Safety Test
Plentiful in North America and relatively inexpensive, natural gas produces 30 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline or diesel, making it an ideal alternative fuel for a diverse range...
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How Oil Vapour in Ambient Air Affects Compressed Air Quality
Many companies, including those in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, manufacturing and electronics industries, recognize the negative effects on quality created by oil contact with...
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