Fluid Power Articles

The following articles are great technical references for basic knowledge about pneumatics and fluid power in general. Please check back as we publish additional articles. If you would like technical information more specific to our own miniature fluid power products, click here for our product selection guides.

Pressure Regulators – Design Selection is Key

Choosing the best pressure regulator for an application can become a daunting task. There are many different options and design styles available, and each has its own set of strengths and weaknesses. So how does one decide which one to use? Before specifying a regulator, it is important to consider the following parameters: Selection parameters […]

Miniature Fittings Enhance Airline Beverage Service

Beverage service aboard commercial aircraft has changed little since the 1950s. Flight attendants wheel a mobile service cart filled with metal cans to each passenger. With an increasing focus on cost and weight reductions, this traditional method will soon be replaced with a new system from Sterling Beverage Systems, Newnan, Ga. Sterling has designed and […]

High Performance Materials Make Their Mark In Manufacturing

(This article was authored by Austin Ganly, Applications Engineer of Beswick Engineering Co., Inc. It was published online at www.manufacturing.net, www.thomasnet.com and www.pddnet.com, and on print by Laboratory Equipment April 06 issue, IEN March 06 issue and NH Business Brief January 06 issue.) Throughout the industrial manufacturing world, there is an increasing trend toward the use of high performance […]

Material Selection for Valves: Focus on the Application

Given the huge body of information regarding the properties of materials commonly employed in valve bodies, seals, and O-rings, the material selection process is becoming a routine exercise. The challenging part of determining material choice is actually verifying that the chosen material best fits the application. Most material selection problems at Beswick Engineering, Greenland, N.H., […]

Small Things Are Big in Fluid Power

This Article Originally Was Published On DesignNews.com. By Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control Trends in industrial fluid power reflect the overall direction of industrial electronics. Equipment is getting smaller, smarter, and more efficient. The megatrends in hydraulics and pneumatics include miniaturization, environmental (meaning both clean and ever more efficient), and greater intelligence via electronic […]