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All Stainless Steel Cylinders

Designed for use in a broad range of applications including those in washdown and caustic environments, these quality cylinders are constructed of durable 303 and 304 stainless steel. They include a Nitrile rod wiper to keep potential contaminants from penetrating inside the cylinder, and are available with bore sizes from 3/4" to 2". Standard stroke lengths are from 1" up to 32" on some models.

Hysteresis and How it Affects Proportional Valves

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What is hysteresis? Is it important for your application? What effects could it have? Generally speaking, hysteresis is a lag in reaction to a force. It can be found everywhere—from physics and engineering to biology, chemistry, and even economics. In this article, we explain the fundamentals and complexities as we explore how hysteresis affects the proportional control of fluids.

Overvoltage on Solenoid Valves

Every solenoid valve has a nominal actuation voltage, which is usually based on common power supply voltages such as 12 VDC, 24 VDC, 110 VAC, or 220 VAC. The nominal voltage is typically printed somewhere on the valve body or coil and is the voltage required to actuate (shift) the valve. Applying less than the nominal voltage will result in undervoltage and may result in a slower "on" response time or the valve not actuating at all.

When Cleanliness Matters, You Can Count on Clippard

It's no surprise that the cleaner your valve is, the less it will leak. However, cleanliness is also important in other ways, such as for medical applications where fluid flowing through the valves may be entering a person's body or for applications in the food and beverage industry. In these cases, the valves must not only be cleaned of any particulate matter, but also of any harmful substances used in the normal machining or assembly process.

Hit & Hold Circuit Recommendations for Clippard Valves

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Primary Advantages
of a Hit and Hold Circuit:

• Lower power
  consumption

• Less heat generation
  by the coil

• Increased cycle life

An Overview of Different Types of Isolation Valves

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To control flow without contaminating media such as blood, pharmaceuticals or reagents, a wide variety of medical devices and analytical equipment utilize media isolation valves. This article explores the characteristics of three main types of valves commonly used to isolate media—rocker isolation valves, diaphragm isolation valves, and pinch valves.

Where Values Make the Difference

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Clippard Instrument Laboratory is a manufacturer of pneumatic components headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a family company in that it is owned and operated by descendants of its founder, but even more, it is a family company because it is made of a tight-knit team of people who rally around each other and care about the success of everyone involved.

How to Troubleshoot a Leak with a 4-Way Valve Connected to a Double Acting Cylinder

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Clippard Technical Sales Specialist Mike Kettering demonstrates an easy way to troubleshoot a leak with a 4-way valve connected to a double acting cylinder.

 

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