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All Stainless Steel Air 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.

Pressure Control vs. Flow Control


Pneumatic fluid power is a universal and cost-effective method for delivering energy to instrumentation and industrial processes. In cooling applications, fluid flows past something to carry away heat. In an analytical instrument, the velocity of a carrier gas may be a critical timing mechanism. Gas pressure can mitigate sleep apnea. In each of these cases, fluid is controlled to achieve a particular outcome. The power delivered to these processes requires pressure control or flow control. 

When It Really Matters, How Can You Trust That a Valve Is Reliable?


Every device is designed for a particular need; therefore, product life is relative to the application. It stands to reason then that if an application only requires million cycles, that application does not require a billion cycle valve. Or does it?

Using Multi-Channel Gradient Valves to Mix Corrosive Media

Basic fluid mixing system designs involve connecting individual valves using fittings and tubing to create the required flow paths. This can be improved upon with manifold mounted valves, which reduce the number of possible leak points by reducing the number of required fittings while still allowing for fairly complex flow paths.

Precision Control for Liquid Extraction Applications


The field of liquid extraction presents unique challenges. While the separation of substances can be performed with a variety of different methods, these processes typically require precise control of multiple fluids within a single application. This can be complex, but Clippard provides a simple solution.

How to Extend the Cycle Life of Your Valve


What can you do to maximize the life of your valves? Valve cycle life is the valve's expected life under ideal conditions, but few applications are ideal. An understanding of the factors that affect valve life is important for selecting the proper valve and materials.

Comparing Poppet Valves vs. Spool Valves


Two of the most common designs for pneumatic control valves are the poppet and the spool. A poppet valve consists of an orifice that is opened and closed by raising and lowering a sealing surface onto the orifice. It usually has an internal spring that holds the valve in the closed position. When the spring force is overcome, the sealing surface lifts off the orifice and the valve opens.

What You Need to Know About CV


It is commonly understood that nearly every pneumatic device creates a flow restriction in the system. But… By how much? The measurement and expression of that flow restriction is not always as straightforward as it may seem. This article outlines the common methods that manufacturers utilize to express flow capacity.