Eaton introduces new ESV9 series of proportional solenoid cartridge valves at IFPE

Offering precise control with high flow and small deadband, Eaton’s new ESV9 series of proportional solenoid cartridge valves are designed to provide superior control with optimized linearity. With less than 7% hysteresis, the new valves provide excellent operational efficiency and a broad ramp rate for greater resolution and ease of use. “The new ESV9 offers […]

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Solenoid valve emulates feeling of live fire for military training

The problem The military had an issue with shooting accuracy due to soldiers training on machine guns without live ammunition. They complained of having experienced very different sensations when firing live rounds, because they were not used to the noise and feel during practice. The military needed a responsive solenoid valve manufacture to expedite the […]

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Hengli launches explosion-proof solenoid valves

To increase safety in hazardous environments, Hengli Hydraulic is expanding its line of directional valves to include explosion-proof solenoids. These valves will be officially launched to the U.S. market in May, at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. While the oil and gas markets are a focus of these valves, they are also widely […]

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Aventics asks Hannover Messe attendees how fast they can assemble a valve system

Based on the positive feedback of the previous year, Aventics invites visitors to the Hannover Messe once again to an assembly competition. Equipped with virtual reality headsets, interested visitors can delve into the virtual world of pneumatics. They enter a three-dimensional Aventics world where they can disassemble the valve system and experience all individual elements in a new dimension. […]

Humphrey Products Company is offering test valves

  Humphrey Products Company is offering a test valve free of charge to design engineers seeking to evaluate and specify solenoid control valves for current or future machine development. Offer is limited to a selection from four proven product families of unique Humphrey direct acting solenoid valve technology developed and manufactured at their Kalamazoo, Michigan […]

Hannover Messe attendees will be able to virtually experience Aventics’ ES05 valve system

Based on the positive feedback of the previous year, Aventics invites visitors to the Hannover Messe once again to an assembly competition Equipped with virtual reality headsets, interested visitors can delve into the virtual world of pneumatics. They enter a three-dimensional Aventics world where they can disassemble the valve system and experience all individual elements […]

Doering valves increase safety of industrial machinery

Forum Energy Technologies wanted to incorporate an emergency stop at the front of the tool where the operators work to make the shutdown feature easier to access. Safety is critical in any application where workers interact with machinery and companies need to make these environments as safe as possible. Houston-based Forum Energy Technologies sought to […]

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ROSS Controls updates online shopping functionality

To improve its customers experience across all channels, ROSS Controls has updated its shopping cart to include new features and better functionality overall to serve customer demands. Launched in January, the new ROSS Shopping cart includes features that allow users to order products, track orders, track downloaded 3D model drawings, save multiple shipping addresses, manage their address book, and update […]

Nexmatix joins the “smart factory” movement with sensor-enabled valve

Nexmatix, which launched its energy-saving pneumatic valves last year, plans to reveal a major evolution in pneumatic valve technology at Pack Expo East (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, February 27 through March 1). Combining the real-time smarts of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) with the sustainability of a green platform, the company said these new […]

Galland Henning Nopak to showcase cylinders and valves at IFPE 2017

Galland Henning Nopak Inc., a manufacturer of high-density balers and hydraulic and pneumatic valves and cylinders, has announced its participation at the upcoming International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) in Las Vegas, scheduled for March 7–11. IFPE is the leading international exposition and technical conference dedicated to the integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission […]

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Smart throttle valve for higher pressure ranges

The newly developed digital electronics developed by Rexroth offer simplified optimization of hydraulic controller parameters and improved control quality. New on-board digital electronics for improved control quality Machine manufacturers can now realize hydraulic systems with reduced dimensions and improved control behavior thanks to the new Rexroth 2-way proportional throttle valves. These cartridge valves are designed […]

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New valves prevent water-hammer damage

Water hammer is a pressure surge generated when fluid flowing through pipe or tubing—generally with high velocity or momentum—suddenly stops, usually due to a valve suddenly closing. It is also called hydraulic shock. Water hammer often causes an annoying banging noise, but the resulting pressure spike can also damage gauges, floats and fittings and even

Eaton’s new Circuit Design Software Studio allows users to create custom manifold designs quickly and easily

Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of its new Circuit Design Software Studio, an easy-to-use platform that streamlines the process of designing custom manifolds. The software tool offers new 3D design capabilities along with an updated product library featuring Eaton’s extensive portfolio of cartridge valve solutions, allowing customers to shorten design cycles while […]

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Hydraulic valves at IFPE 2017

The IFPE show in Las Vegas from March 7-11 will be an ideal place to learn about the latest in hydraulic valves. Here’s a description of how and why you use them in mobile machinery, as well as a listing at bottom of what IFPE booths to stop by for more information on valves. Hydraulic […]

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What is pressure compensation?

You’ve been around hydraulics a while, haven’t you? With that in mind, you probably take some things for granted. There is plenty of jargon in our industry, and it isn’t learned overnight. However, if you were like me, the term pressure compensation was difficult to grasp early in your hydraulic career. If you still don’t […]

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New modular directional control valve from Aventics simplifies assembly

At PackExpo last month, Aventics, Lexington, Ky., launched its new ES05 pneumatic directional control valves, a modular, one-tool valve for packaging and industrial automation applications. Designed to specifically to reduce the number of components, assembly is completed with one single tool. According to Erl Campbell, Key Account Manger for Food & Beverage for Aventics, “The […]

Hengli HVSP load-sensing proportional control valve now with CAN-Bus pilot control module

Hengli offers HVSP proportional valves with integrated, intelligent electronics providing full integration into the bus network of mobile machinery with IP68 protection. The internal closed-loop position design of the HVSP valve achieves spool position accuracy levels nearing the performance of a servovalve. This is accomplished by continuously comparing the set- point of a remote-control device […]

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AutomationDirect offers additional NITRA pneumatics solenoid valves series

AutomationDirect’s line of NITRA pneumatics now includes two additional series of valves and manifolds. The BVS-3 series modular solenoid valves are body ported 3-port (3-way) poppet valves available in 2-position, normally open or normally closed configurations with 12 and 24 Vdc, or 120 Vac coils. Starting at $29.00, models are available with an 8-mm Micro […]

Humphrey Products introduces new proportional valve driver

Humphrey Products has introduced the latest product within the company’s ProControl family, the PCD proportional valve driver. The PCD produces the appropriate current control, either constant current or PWM, to effectively drive any ProControl proportional valve upon receiving signal from a variety of data acquisition sources (ie PLCs, IoT, closed loop sensors, etc). Suitable for product development, […]

Rotary hand valve has new price and features

Rotary hand valves are simple and economical devices well-suited for manual directional flow control in a wide range of applications. The redesigned VHLA rotary hand valve from IMI…

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Fabco-Air releases new 3-way, lock-out/tag-out valve line

Fabco-Air Inc., Gainesville, Fla., is pleased to announce the launch of the new RLT Series Lock-Out/Tag-Out Valve product line. The 3-way, rotary turn, lock-out/tag-out valve product line is…

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Large Tough Coil for construction and agricultural equipment

Eaton has announced its new Large Tough Coil, a valve coil that can withstand environmental exposure, including high temperatures and rain, snow or freezing conditions. Ingress Protection (IP)…

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Pneumatic valves continue to inspire unique applications

Pneumatic valves are common in every industry, in applications from medical to chemical and automation to corrugation. Compressed air is readily available, clean and easy to use, so…

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Where is bar stock used?

The term bar stock is often used in fluid power settings, but it can refer to either one of two quite different things. It can mean piston rod bar stock, the metal rods used in cylinders, or the metal used for manifolds, subplate mounts, and plumbing. This section will examine all of these uses.  Piston

Acro introduces affordable line of pneumatic pinch valves

Bimba, an industry-leading innovator of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motion solutions, and Acro Associates, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bimba, today announced the release of the Model 600…

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