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How to Select Directional Valves

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Selecting the appropriate valve for any application is imperative to ensure proper direction of flow, flow rate, exhaust function, and even basic valve functionality. In pneumatics there are so many terms for valves that it can seem overwhelming. Knowledge of valve function, porting, and actuation is key to obtaining the correct valve for the application.

Clippard Cares About the Community

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Clippard has a vested interested in the community and cares for its well-being. Our desire for improvement in the quality of life of our employees extends to our community.

Clippard Pinch Valves Ideal for Various Applications

Technical Sales Specialist Mike Kettering highlights some of the features and benefits of Clippard pinch valves and provides a demonstration of their versatility.

 

 



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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.

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