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Extend Pneumatic Cylinder Life by Evaluating Operating Environment

Posted by Mark Howe

Sep 17, 2013 10:36:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Bimba Technical Tips.

Bimba CylinderWhen specifying cylinders, it’s important to consider the operating environment. That’s because temperature, air quality and radiation can have a direct, negative effect on your cylinder’s performance. By taking the time to factor in the operating environment, you’ll be better prepared to select a cylinder with the right type of seals, materials and finishes for long life and optimum performance. Let’s look at a few environmental factors.

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Topics: air cylinder, bimba, compressed air, bimba pneumatic

Fluid Power Cylinder Design Terminology

Posted by Mark Howe

Sep 10, 2013 9:45:00 AM

Acceleration: Rate of change of velocity; the speeding up of a motion.

Back Pressure: The pressure of fluid in the exhaust lines tending to restrict the cylinder motion or force.

Blowby: A seal failure condition wherein air pressure readily blows past the piston.

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Topics: air cylinder, bimba, compressed air

The Hidden Cost of Standard Parts

Posted by Mark Howe

Jan 2, 2013 10:47:00 AM

Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Humphrey Products - Manufacturer of Pneumatic Valves

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Topics: automation solutions, engineered solutions, compressed air, humphrey products

Tips For Energy and Cost Savings for Compressed Air

Posted by Rick Howe

Feb 22, 2011 12:56:00 PM

Compressed air is an excellent source for power and motion when utilized properly. There are ways to make the creation and usage of compressed air more economical and reliable. In the New Jersey/New York industrial market, operating costs are an important issue with Automation and Motion Control applications. There are many tips that we can assist you with, but here are a few key ones:

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Topics: cost savings, automation control, compressed air