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JEV Jumbo Exhaust Valves

In this video, see the speed of Clippard's quick exhaust valves , and watch a demonstration of an unconventional method for using them. Watch the Tech Tip Video:   An unconventional method of using quick exhaust valves might be in a scenario where you have 200 feet of tubing stretched acros...

Pilot-Operated Check Valves

In this demonstration, see the smooth, controlled motion that can be achieved with Clippard's pilot-operated check valves . Watch the Tech Tip Video:   Air pressure comes in to one of the pilot chambers of the check valve and opens up the check valve. At the same time, it allows pressure to...

MPS-2 Miniature Pilot Sensor

Clippard's MPS-2 miniature pilot sensor is designed for use with pressure-piloted circuits. The MPS-2 is extremely sensitive and can repeatedly detect a position within only 0.005" .  I n jigs or fixtures, it will signal correct position and start-ok to control circuit. The MPS-2 is gr...

MWV-1 Miniature Whisker Valve

Clippard's MWV-1 is a 2-way, Normally-Closed miniature whisker valve for use with bleed pressure piloted control circuits. The valve's coil spring, stainless steel whisker is easily replaceable and can be formed to different shapes. Medium: Air Switching Speed: 125 Hz, Normally-Open Input Pr...

Why Choose Quick-Connect Fittings?

Have you ever used a piece of equipment with a Quick-Connect fitting ? Sometimes they are also called Quick-Disconnect connectors or couplings. If you have used them at some point you know how convenient, effective and noteworthy they are for many applications. If you have never used this piece of e...

Typical Intrinsically Safe Circuit

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1030 Non-Contact Gap Sensor

Clippard's 1030 Non-Contact Gap Sensor will sense any flat or round object with a 1/32" minimum radius. The sensor produces a positive signal when no object is present, and a negative signal when an object interruts its sensing system. Medium: Air Input Pressure: 0.5 to 5 psig Output: -3&qu...

EVP Selection Tips

How to Select Your EVP Proportional Valve Not all configurations are listed online. Please contact Clippard for assistance with product selection. In selecting your EVP Proportional Valve , you have many variables to choose from. Each variable will affect others and this is a simple guide to po...

New Product Development - Stepper-Controlled Proportional Valve

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT BEHIND THE SCENES Published July, 2012, New Equipment Digest Company: Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. Product: STEPPER-CONTROLLED PROPORTIONAL VALVE Brad Thompson, Clippard Design Engineer Why did Clippard decide to develop this product? The Stepper-Controlled Proportion...

Cushioned Cylinders

Cylinder Tech Tips Cushioned Cylinders Features: • Easily accessible, stainless steel needle for fine adjustment of cushion • Needle cannot be removed • Long-lasting Buna-N cushion seal • Cushions the last 1/2" of stroke     • Available at either end or both e...

Clippard Push-Quick Fittings Adapters & Plugs

Clippard offers a variety of accessories that are designed for use with Push-Quick Fittings. These include special #10-32 threaded adapters in both male (p/n 11674) and female (p/n 11675) thread configurations and adapters that can be used to plug a Push-Quick fitting. The threaded adapters insert...

Octoport Port Coding

The coding method shown here is used on the individual product catalog sheets. You will find a port usage diagram furnished for each variation of each model shown. Letters are used to identify port usage:   S - Supply or Signal O - Output E - Exhaust P - Pilot Input   Where more than ...

Acrylic Subplates Save Time & Headaches!

Custom Pneumatic Circuit Boards You can have a faster, more dependable way to produce multiples of the same pneumatic circuit.  This is a system that enables you to speed circuit assembly while assuring accurate hookups. Links: Custom Assemblies Standard Pneumatic Circuit Boards Pre-Assembled P...

Clippard Controls Breathe Life into Astroworld Hippos

(Originally Published on or Prior to 1998 ) Clippard Efficiency Tip A number of circuits involve machine functions or events that take place simultaneously or nearly so.  The normal inclination is to use a single air signal to initiate two or more events at once.  In some circuits this is ...

Clippard Gasket & Sealant Tips

Gaskets   Gaskets are recommended for use with Clippard fittings. They provide snug, dependable seals without extra effort or materials. The most popular gasket for static sealing of #10-32 threads is the 11761-2 Buna-N Gasket. This gasket is included with packaged fittings and comes installed ...

Clippard Single-Barb Fittings

Clippard Single-Barb Fittings • Allow for easier assembly onto tubing • Provide less leakage potential and increased pressure performance • Reduce the need to constantly tighten the assembly • Provide a single sharp edge allowing the barb to catch onto the tubing for a leak-free ...

Tips on Using Barb Fittings

Hose or Tubing Size.   The use of different sizes of hose or tubing in your circuits deserves some care and consideration. In general, follow the manufacturer’s guide for the size of hose or tubing you use. For air logic circuits, we recommend 1/16” ID for pilots and 1/8” ID f...