How to Adjust a Flow Control Valve

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A flow control valve is used on many gas, plumbing, and mechanical dispensing systems and devices. The best example of a flow control valve is the crank valve on a garden hose that regulates the flow of water when the valve is turned in the open direction. Flow control valve adjustments are similar on most…

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How to Specify Pneumatic Valves and Cylinders

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Pneumatic cylinders or pneumatic valves are offered with different industry standards. Within these standards, pneumatic cylinders come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and types, and embrace a wide range of optional features. Of course, each pneumatic type and configuration has a place in today’s motion-centric automation environment. But sometimes, a special job falls…

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Pressure Control Valve: All About Air Pressure Sensors

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For optimal HVAC systems and the proper performance of such systems, accurate air pressure measurement is important. Air pressure sensors are used to measure very low to high pressures in air and refrigerants. Pressure control valve sensors provide precise measurement of air pressure, any differential pressure, and high accuracy volumetric flow needing reliable monitoring. Air…

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Flow Control Valve: Why You Need to Adjust Your Pressure Regulator

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Pressure regulators are high performing cylinders or valves that are designed to provide reliable control of pressure in the various stages of a flow system. The output pressure of a pressure regulator is sensed through a diaphragm or flow control valve. This in turn decompresses or compresses a spring inside the regulator. The compression of…

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Types of Pneumatic Valves: The Pneumatic Gripper

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Pneumatic grippers are pick-and-place machines that use compressed air to operate gripper jaws that are also called gripping fingers. These fingers, almost similar in design to human fingers, help in holding, grasping, and releasing work or load items. Commonly, grippers have two fingers that can be parallel or angular, or three fingers with single or…

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Understanding Air Rams Shut Off Systems or Shut Off Valves

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Shut off valves are also called air rams shut off systems, lockout valves, cut off valves, shutdown valves, emergency valves, ball valves, and exhausting valves. Shut off valves are designed to safely manage compressed air used for pneumatic applications. They are also used to block compressed air in any industrial automation process during emergencies or…

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The Flow Control Valve Called a Spool Valve

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A spool valve is a type of flow control valve that is part of a hydraulic or pneumatic system that controls or regulates the flow of fluid or compressed air in a system. The valve is made of cylindrical spools that slide or rotate which allows or stops the flow of liquid. The spool valve…

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Mack Pneumatic Valves: Proudly Australian Made

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Mack Valves are made in Australia. Its pneumatic valves and other valves and cylinder systems are widely known internationally for their reliability, robust designs, and longevity. Master Mac 2000 is proud to be one of its distributors, especially in Queensland and Northern New South Wales. And as the leading Australian valve manufacturer, Mack Valves is…

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Pressure Control Valve: All About The Check Valve

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How does a check valve work? A check valve is a type of pressure control valve that allows only a single direction for the flow of fluids. There are only two ports: an inlet port and an output port. Since the media is only allowed to flow in one direction, check valves’ main purpose is…

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Air Rams: What are Shuttle Valves?

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Oil unloader This is a specialised shuttle valve that is mounted on the front of the pump assembly housing. This valve in an oil unloader allows air pressure to flow to the power unit. During a power exhaust stroke, when airflow is reversed and the shuttle valve is lifted from its seat, any oil inside…

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