Controls & Instrumentation http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6609/more en Pneumatic Ballast Control Keeps Ships Fit for High Seas http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/pneumatic-ballast-control-keeps-ships-fit-high-seas <div class="node-body article-body">The Marex Valve Control System's pneumatic actuators can be mounted in the ballast tanks and adjusted with no need for electricity, thus offering a lower-cost control approach. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/pneumatic-ballast-control-keeps-ships-fit-high-seas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/pneumatic-ballast-control-keeps-ships-fit-high-seas#comments Controls & Instrumentation Cylinders & Actuators Marine & Offshore Pneumatic Valves Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:52:00 +0000 37891 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com An Oldie but a Goodie: PID Control for Dummies Like Me http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/oldie-goodie-pid-control-dummies-me <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>When I research topics dealing with fluid power on the internet, results often pop up from our own website. No surprise there; that&#39;s how it should be.</p> <p>Sometimes, though, it&#39;s counter-productive because I get off track because I can&#39;t resist reading the article the search engine pointed me to.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/oldie-goodie-pid-control-dummies-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/oldie-goodie-pid-control-dummies-me#comments Controls & Instrumentation Hydraulic Valves The Hitch Post Fri, 25 Mar 2016 20:41:00 +0000 37581 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Multifunctional Pressure Switch Goes High Tech http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/multifunctional-pressure-switch-goes-high-tech <div class="node-body article-body">Mead’s digital pressure switch not only provides programmable high and low switching setpoints and digital output signals, but also shows system pressure on an integrated LCD interface.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/multifunctional-pressure-switch-goes-high-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/multifunctional-pressure-switch-goes-high-tech#comments Controls & Instrumentation Thu, 10 Mar 2016 14:11:00 +0000 37401 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Taking the Guesswork Out of Pneumatic Control http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/taking-guesswork-out-pneumatic-control <div class="field-byline"> Michael Kettering, Clippard Instrument Laboratory </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here’s a step-by-step approach to efficiently designing systems that work right the first time—and without electricity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here’s a step-by-step approach to efficiently designing systems that work right the first time—and without electricity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/taking-guesswork-out-pneumatic-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/taking-guesswork-out-pneumatic-control#comments Controls & Instrumentation Fri, 04 Mar 2016 22:12:00 +0000 37281 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com WABCO Acquires MICO Inc., Supplies Pneumatic and Hydraulic Braking Worldwide http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/wabco-acquires-mico-inc-supplies-pneumatic-and-hydraulic-braking-worldwide <div class="node-body article-body">WABCO, global supplier of pneumatic braking systems, acquires MICO Inc., adding hydraulic components, controls, and braking systems to its product lines. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/wabco-acquires-mico-inc-supplies-pneumatic-and-hydraulic-braking-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/wabco-acquires-mico-inc-supplies-pneumatic-and-hydraulic-braking-worldwide#comments Controls & Instrumentation Tue, 23 Feb 2016 23:32:00 +0000 37201 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>Jon Morrison (left), WABCO president, Americas, and Brent McGrath, MICO president, shake hands after closing the deal in which WABCO acquired MICO.&nbsp;</p> Controlling a Sequence of Events http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/controlling-sequence-events <div class="field-deck"> You can make two or more cylinders stroke in a specific sequence using electronic components. But simple sequence valves can do the same thing, and without adding as much cost and complexity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">You can make two or more cylinders stroke in a specific sequence using electronic components. But simple sequence valves can do the same thing, and without adding as much cost and complexity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/controlling-sequence-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/controlling-sequence-events#comments Controls & Instrumentation Cylinders & Actuators Hydraulic Valves Pneumatic Valves Fri, 19 Feb 2016 19:18:00 +0000 37031 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Avoiding the Crowd http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/avoiding-crowd <div class="node-body article-body">One manufacturer set out to overcome the problem of a large external control cabinet in packaging machines by doing a complete redesign using Festo’s CPX/MPA valve terminal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/avoiding-crowd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/avoiding-crowd#comments Controls & Instrumentation Packaging Pneumatic Valves Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:33:00 +0000 36101 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Certified Power Acquires Cirus Controls, LLC http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/certified-power-acquires-cirus-controls-llc <div class="node-body article-body">Certified Power Inc. announces the acquisition of Cirus Controls LLC. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/certified-power-acquires-cirus-controls-llc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/certified-power-acquires-cirus-controls-llc#comments Controls & Instrumentation News Tue, 26 Jan 2016 20:20:00 +0000 35691 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulics & Pneumatics Products of the Week (1/25-2/1) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fittings-couplings/hydraulics-pneumatics-products-week-125-21 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The new product roundup includes push-to-connect fittings and flow-control valves, along with radial-piston hydraulic motors, and new standard cartridge valves. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fittings-couplings/hydraulics-pneumatics-products-week-125-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fittings-couplings/hydraulics-pneumatics-products-week-125-21#comments Products Food & Beverage Controls & Instrumentation Fittings & Couplings Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Rail, Truck & Bus Pneumatic Valves Mon, 25 Jan 2016 22:33:00 +0000 35651 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic-Electric Analogies: Hydraulic Power Conversion, Part 3 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-hydraulic-power-conversion-part-3 <div class="field-deck"> Power generated by hydraulic systems exhibits current flow traits similar to those of its electrical counterparts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Power generated by hydraulic systems exhibits current flow traits similar to those of its electrical counterparts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-hydraulic-power-conversion-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-hydraulic-power-conversion-part-3#comments Controls & Instrumentation Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:04:00 +0000 35621 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com