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Listed on Jan 19,2022
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A Relay is a electrically operated switch Used for many different applications Allows for a low voltage circuit to operate a higher voltage circuit Can be used to monitor the status of electrical equipment (such as a motor) What parts make up a relay? Coil (is a tightly wound spool of wire). When current is applied, it will act as an eltro...
Listed on Jan 19,2022
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A shutdown valve (also referred to as SDV or Emergency Shutdown Valve, ESV, ESD, or ESDV) is an actuated valve designed to stop the flow of a hazardous fluid upon the detection of a dangerous event. Shutdown Valve This provides protection against possible harm to people, equipment or the environment. Shutdown valves form part of a Safety Inst...
Listed on Jan 12,2022
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A valve positioner is a device mounted on the actuator that exerts or reduces air pressure as necessary to make sure the valve achieves the correct position. When there is no positioner, the control signal goes directly to the actuator. When a positioner is installed, it intercepts this signal and then outputs a different signal to the actuato...
Listed on Jan 12,2022
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At Instronline, we supply a vast range of pressure switches and fittings from pressure experts Norgren. In this blog, we look at their product line in more detail, as well as taking a closer look at how Norgren pressure switches work, what pressure switches to use and how they work in conjunction with air compressors. Norgren’s pressure switch...
Listed on Jan 06,2022
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With the introduction of new measurement technologies and the myriad of performance claims from sale literature, it’s easy to lose sight of the important elements that an effective flow meter offers no matter what technology is used. Long known for their longevity, reliability, and long term performance, Venturi meters provide the widest variety of...
Listed on Jan 06,2022
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A vibration switch is a device that recognizes the amplitude of the vibration to which it is exposed and provides some sort of response when this amplitude exceeds a predetermined threshold value. The switch response is typically an electrical contact closure or contact opening. The electrical contact may be either an electromechanical relay or sol...
Listed on Dec 29,2021
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The pneumatic ball valve is a pneumatic actuator-equipped ball valve. With the fastest operating speed of 0.05 seconds per second, pneumatic actuators operate very rapidly, so they are typically often called pneumatic fast plugging ball valves. In order to complete in-site control and remote centralized control, pneumatic actuated ball valves are n...
Listed on Dec 29,2021
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The various types of industrial motors that can be used with variable frequency drives are: Dc motor: dc motors are still in production although the number of active manufacturers has decreased considerably, specifically those that are still manufacturing large dc motors (> 1 MW). Ac asynchronous squirrel cage motor: This type of motor...
Listed on Dec 22,2021
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Industrial automation systems are categorized based on their integration level and flexibility in the manufacturing processes and operations. Different types of automation systems include: Fixed Automation Fixed automation systems are utilized in high volume production settings that have dedicated equipment. The equipment has fixed operation ...
Listed on Dec 22,2021
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Pneumatic actuators are deemed to be essential to literally hundreds of different industries, most notably for use within applications where the opening and closing of valves takes place. They also hold value within industrial applications where there is a fire or ignition risk. To understand why let’s take a closer look at what a pneumatic actuato...
Listed on Dec 15,2021
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Although the temperatures that are monitored vary slightly depending on the details of facility design, temperature detectors are used to provide three basic functions: indication, alarm, and control. The temperatures monitored may normally be displayed in a central location, such as a control room, and may have audible and visual alarms associated...
Listed on Dec 15,2021
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The quality of the products manufactured by any enterprise can directly be associated with the accuracy of the instruments producing them. If the instruments are not calibrated properly, or if they are damaged and need repair work, they will surely affect the end products. ISO calibration lists out the general requirements for the competence of tes...
Listed on Dec 01,2021
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Diaphragm seals are protective devices designed to isolate pressure gauges, pressure transmitters, and pressure switches from potentially damaging process media. Typical applications where a diaphragm seal provides a cost effective solution to protecting the pressure instrument are: In applications where the process fluid is corrosive I...
Listed on Dec 01,2021
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Actuators are systems that convert energy into torque to move components in various equipment. Even if you’re unfamiliar with actuators, you encounter them daily in machines like vehicle brake lines, industrial robots, and cell phones. The motions that actuators produce can be linear (straight lines) or rotary (revolving on an axis). Actuators...
Listed on Nov 25,2021
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Today on the Instronline blog, we’re drilling down and learning all about thermowells. With over 30 years of experience engineering sensors solutions, Instronline is ready to create a custom solution to suit your needs. Our team provides engineered solutions with fast and dependable delivery. Get a quote today! Thermowells Thermowells are cyl...
Listed on Nov 25,2021
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Orifice plates are one of the most popular devices for the measurement and control of fluid flow. It is frequently used more than any other flow meter. The orifice consists of a thin metal plate with a straight hole drilled in it. When a fluid passes through an orifice, the flow is often less than the amount calculated. The assumption is that the e...
Listed on Nov 17,2021
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If you need to control the flow rate of a fluid within a hydraulic circuit, flow control valves offer the perfect solution. They do this by varying the size of the flow passage as directed by a signal from a controller, usually a flow meter. From ball valves to needle valves, there are various different types of flow control valves available, as Fl...
Listed on Nov 17,2021
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At Instronline, we supply a wide array of pneumatic fittings to suit every application. As part of our extensive selection, we stock a premium range of push to connect fittings from global engineering giants, Parker and IMI Norgren. But what exactly are push-fit fittings and how can they benefit your applications? Find out more as Fluid Controls ex...
Listed on Nov 12,2021
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A valve positioner is a device mounted on the actuator that exerts or reduces air pressure as necessary to make sure the valve achieves the correct position. When there is no positioner, the control signal goes directly to the actuator. When a positioner is installed, it intercepts this signal and then outputs a different signal to the actuato...
Listed on Nov 12,2021
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HART stands for ‘Highway Addressable Remote Transducer’ and is a standard originally developed as a communications protocol for control field devices operating on a 4-20 mA control signal. The HART protocol uses 1200 baud Frequency Shift Keying (FSK) based on the Bell 202 standard to superimpose digital information on the conventional 4-20 mA ...
Listed on Oct 27,2021
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Control valves are an integral part of various industrial applications, such as power generation units, oil and gas plants, fire prevention systems, and more. These control valves are available in different types and specifications. Temperature control valves are one of the popular valve types used today. These devices are designed to control the f...
Listed on Oct 27,2021
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Just like a drill won’t work with a nail, the type of pressure sensor you’re using for a given application matters. What performs well when measuring oil and gas, for example, may not be the best fit for hydraulics. That’s why it’s key to survey the range of pressure sensor types to best suit your needs before making a decision. For our purpos...
Listed on Oct 20,2021
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Overview A pressure sensor is device which is able to provide an output signal relative to the pressure force being exerted upon it. Pressure sensors are continuous output devices and vary their output in relation to the applied pressure. They should not be confused with pressure switches which are designed to switch electrical contacts at predete...
Listed on Oct 20,2021
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In many different types of industries and applications, measuring and controlling temperature is vital for ensuring quality and safe operations. Temperature controllers are used in research laboratories, product development centers, process plants and other industrial settings. In a clean temperature-controlled lab setting, an inexpensive off-...
Listed on Oct 13,2021
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The electromagnetic flow meter is one reasonably main flow instrument, widely apply to flow activity for several industrial department like fossil oil, industry, metallurgy, light and textile business, craft, atmosphere protection, food etc. and municipal management, water comes construction field. A common magnetism flow meter is that the mag...
Listed on Oct 13,2021
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When selecting a Bauer gear motor, there are important factors that have to be taken into account beyond the size and speed of the motor. There are certain applications that may require a specific speed and torque to meet overall requirements, typically in industrial or assembly applications. There is a variety of options when it comes to Baue...
Listed on Oct 06,2021
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Robotics and automation both go hand in hand in terms of automating a system or machine to achieve its task in a very short span of time and with the highest level of accuracy. Both of them are machines designed to work automatically in industries. Let us see first the basic definition of both these terms to understand the difference betw...
Listed on Oct 06,2021
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Industrial automation has taken over manual intervention and made life easier for production and industrial activities. One such industry is the mining industry. Due to the hazards of the environment involved in mining, automation proves to be a good solution to it; where all the activities can be carried out without the presence of personnel....
Listed on Sep 22,2021
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Relays and actuators are important hardware parts of an embedded system. While an actuator acts as a device which helps to bring about necessary mechanical movements a relay basically works as a switch. Relays are used instead of switches because of several of their advantages over the mechanical switches which will be discussed here in this chapte...
Listed on Sep 22,2021
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What is a Relay? A Relay is a electrically operated switch Used for many different applications Allows for a low voltage circuit to operate a higher voltage circuit Can be used to monitor the status of electrical equipment (such as a motor) What parts make up a relay? Coil (is a tightly wound spool of wire). When current is ...
Listed on Sep 15,2021
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Fiber optics, or optical fiber, refers to the medium and the technology associated with the transmission of information as light pulses along a glass or plastic strand or fiber. Fiber optics is used for long-distance and high-performance data networking. Fiber optics is also commonly used in telecommunication services such as internet, televis...
Listed on Sep 15,2021
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When I walked out into our Service Center last week, I was surprised to see 5 extremely large gate valves sitting on the floor. According to our valve technician, he was going to be adding actuators to control the isolation valves. Though opening and closing the valves could be achieved by using the hand wheels that came with the valve, it would be...
Listed on Sep 08,2021
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While selecting the proper flow meter technology for your system is critical, your ability to rely on the meter’s readings will depend more heavily on the application. Every meter technology will have its advantages and disadvantages, but it’s the nuances of your system and what is flowing through it that should garner the most attention. Let’...
Listed on Sep 08,2021
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Conductivity controllers are used to monitor and control conductivity in process water or wastewater. Exceptional capabilities of the Conductivity controllers:- These are Programmable wide measurement range These devices are computerized temperature repayment Set factors on the front panel Huge vibrant red LED display screen Tw...
Listed on Sep 03,2021
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One of the most essential valves in water and wastewater pumping systems is the check valve. Its purpose is to automatically open while pumps are running, and return to the closed position to prevent reverse flow when the pumps are not in operation. These valves help minimize energy consumption and protect the pumping system from pressure surges an...
Listed on Sep 03,2021
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A pressure reducing regulator is commonly used to manually control pressure of a liquid, gas or steam. Choosing the right regulator for your application can be challenging. There are 5 variables required to size any pressure regulator and properly calculate Cv: upstream pressure, downstream pressure, flow range, temperature and fluid type. We defin...
Listed on Aug 26,2021
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Solenoid valves are one of the most commonly used control valves in fluidics. They come in a range of designs, but each solenoid valve has the two same basic components that make it what it is. Have you ever wondered how a solenoid valve works? Read on to find out more about the working principle of the solenoid valve and discover our fantastic ran...
Listed on Aug 26,2021
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An air filter regulator is an essential tool for protecting sensitive downstream equipment. These innovative air preparation devices combine a filter and regulator in one space-saving unit to remove particulates and moisture from the air line and reduce air pressure to a setpoint. Here, Fluid Controls gives you our guide to choosing the right air f...
Listed on Aug 18,2021
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Manometers A manometer is a device that measures pressure, typically atmospheric pressure. Manometers have been used for centuries and come in a variety of designs, from older glass tubes containing mercury or water to new digital devices. Barometers Like a manometer, a barometer also measures atmospheric pressure. In fact, a barometer is a ...
Listed on Aug 18,2021
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Pressure, by definition, is a derived para-meter. One cannot create an artifact of one pound per square inch or any other measure of pressure. Pressure is derived by the combination of a mass measurement imposed upon an area. It is commonly expressed in terms of pounds force or per unit area (Pounds per square inch). Pressure can also be expressed ...
Listed on Aug 11,2021
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One of the most common questions we get at Crane Engineering is about motor enclosures. Maintenance personnel and engineers alike are uncertain which type is right for their application. They know it's critical to choose the right one, and for good reason. The wrong choice leaves pump motors vulnerable to adverse conditions and potential failure. ...
Listed on Aug 11,2021
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From time to time I get the opportunity to sit in on product training's offered here at Crane Engineering. A couple weeks ago, I attended a session on sanitary valves, presented by Chris Johnson, one of our account managers. He demonstrated the function and features of each sanitary valve and discussed which were hygienic and which were aseptic. Af...
Listed on Aug 04,2021
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Linear actuators offer a cost-effective solution to move loads in a straight line. The device comes in multiple forms, ranging from telescoping to twisted and coiled. You may be wondering, “What are the uses for a linear actuator?” Here are nine of the most common uses for a linear actuator to help you make the most of this invaluable tool. Wh...
Listed on Aug 04,2021
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What Is a Small Linear Actuator? An actuator is the part of a machine that receives a signal from a control device and puts other pieces of equipment in motion. Sounds pretty important, right? Actuators are vital to make sure that each part of a machine fires in synchronization. Let’s take a look at what actuators can accomplish and how to us...
Listed on Jun 05,2020
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Contactors and relays are two closely related terms leading to confusions and misinterpretations most of the times. Both of them are electrically operated switches used for control and switching of loads. The basic principle of operation of the contactor and the relay are the same. The difference between them is in term of their application and whe...
Listed on Jun 05,2020
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Pressure switches are commonly used in a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. To meet the varying demands of these applications, numerous pressure switch designs are available. The key to selecting the best pressure switch for your application is understanding the differences in pressure switch designs. Sensing Technologies ...
Listed on May 06,2020
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The disadvantages of pneumatic instruments are painfully evident to anyone familiar with both pneumatic and electronic instruments. Sensitivity to vibration, changes in temperature, mounting position, and the like affect calibration accuracy to a far greater degree for pneumatic instruments than electronic instruments. Compressed air is an expensiv...
Listed on May 06,2020
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Basically they are designed to follow the physical law that, within the elastic limit, stress is proportional to strain (Hooke’s Law), that is deflection is proportional to the pressure applied. Types of Bourdon Tube There are 3 main types of elastic elements for pressure measurement, namely -- Bourdon Tubes, -- Bellows, and -- Diaphra...
Listed on Apr 30,2020
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When I walked out into our Service Center last week, I was surprised to see 5 extremely large gate valves sitting on the floor. According to our valve technician, he was going to be adding actuators to control the isolation valves. Though opening and closing the valves could be achieved by using the hand wheels that came with the valve, it would be...
Listed on Apr 30,2020
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If you are reading this article, then you are probably wondering what exactly is a pressure sensor. Today, we will hopefully cover all of the questions you may have about pressure sensors. What is Pressure? To understand pressure sensors, first, you need to understand the pressure. Pressure is an expression of force exerted on a surf...
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