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Submitted on Wed, 08/14/2019
PAX1 Linear Actuator from Rotork Instruments

Rotork Fairchild's all new PAX1 series Linear Actuator can be used alone or it can be paired with a variety of Fairchild time proven pressure regulators enabling remote control of the pneumatic pressure.

Submitted on Thu, 08/01/2019
AlphaStep Closed Loop Stepper Motor Systems

Oriental Motor's AlphaStep closed loop control systems perform accurate positioning operations with ease. The AlphaStep features a unique control system combining the benefits of "open loop control" and "closed loop control".

Submitted on Thu, 08/01/2019
Omron TM Series Collaborative Robot

During career day at a local children's school, Michael Reynaud (one of Valin's Automation Technical Specialists) demonstrated Omron's TM Series Collaborative Robot showing the kids just one of the many things he does at work.

Submitted on Wed, 06/26/2019
Omron S8VK-WA Power Supply

Omron’s latest addition to the S8VK family of power supplies is designed to help manufacturers keep downtime to a minimum. Using a voltage input in the three-phase 200 VAC, the S8VK-WA power supply helps remove phase imbalance in a system.

Submitted on Tue, 06/25/2019
Mott's Bulk Gas & Utility Line Filters

Mott High Purity Bulk Filters provide 9-log filtration of particles down to 0.0015 μm resulting in particle-free gas. In addition, the flow versus differential pressure performance of the filter is equal or superior to the performance of competitive polymer products on the market today.

Submitted on Mon, 06/17/2019
Omron MicroHAWK® MV Smart Cameras

MicroHAWK MV Smart Cameras redefine imaging technology as a single, omni-capable platform for any automation task. With the scalability to accomplish simple to advanced machine vision in one, MicroHAWK offers the breadth of Omron Microscan software and hardware options on the smallest smart camera suite ever developed.

Submitted by Ravi Jethra || Wika
on Fri, 06/14/2019
The Important Role of Differential Pressure Sensors in Hydroelectric Power Generation

In hydroelectric power generation, dirt and debris in the intake water can shorten the lifetime of turbine blades. Filters inside intake pipes trap the debris so that only sediment-free water hits the blades. A differential pressure sensor/transducer measures the flow on both sides of the filter, and will alert plant operators when the filter is dirty and needs to be replaced.

Submitted on Fri, 06/14/2019
ASME BPE Study Leads

WIKA inline diaphragm seals and flow-through thermowells either reduce or eliminate dead legs where bacterial or fungal contamination can develop in pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.

Submitted by Don Eisenhart || Wika
on Tue, 06/11/2019
Reduce the Risks of Particulate Contamination, Seized and Galled Threads with Gall Resistant Fitting on UHP Pressure Gauge

Replacing standard alloy fittings on a pressure gauge with gall resistant fittings is a minor change, but doing so eliminates the major issues associated with standard fittings. Fittings in a gall resistant material ensure a leak-tight seal, prevent particulate contamination from silver flaking, and minimize damage to equipment caused by cross-threaded and/or seized fittings.

Submitted by Ravi Jethra || Wika
on Tue, 06/11/2019
Temperature, Pressure, and Flow Measurement for Monitoring Performance in Power Plant Turbines

Flow measurement, along with measuring temperature and pressure, are critical for optimal operation in gas and steam turbines. If these parameters do not stay within appropriate ranges, a power plant will suffer from issues with safety, performance, and efficiency. WIKA USA has the ability to provide instrumentation to monitor barometric pressure, temperature and flow of exhaust gas, and much more.