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    What's the Difference Between a Hydraulic and Pneumatic Linear Actuator?

    Posted by Troy Branham on Apr 30 ,2020

    There's a variety of types of actuators available. The energy source that operates an actuator can be hydraulic (fluid-based), pneumatic (air pressure-based), or even electric, and with each energy source comes distinct advantages or disadvantages for use in certain applications. Here’s a summary of the main differences:

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    Topics: Pneumatic Actuators

    W.C. Branham's COVID-19 Update: We're Waiving our Quick-Turn Delivery Fee

    Posted by Troy Branham on Apr 16 ,2020

    All of us at W.C. Branham Inc., value our customers' business. We hope that you, your family and friends are healthy and safe during the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Topics: Working at W.C. Branham

    [VIDEO] An Overview of Our DURATRK Rodless Cylinder Line

    Posted by Troy Branham on Apr 8 ,2020

    In this rodless cylinder video, our experts introduce you to Lanamatic: a Swiss manufacturer of pneumatic rodless cylinders. Through a private label arrangement, Lanamatic products can be found in the United States within the DURATRK™ label here at Branham

    Learn more about the versatility of the DURATRK Rodless Cylidner Line in our rodless cylinder video:

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    Topics: Pneumatic Actuators, Videos

    W.C. Branham's COVID-19 Update: Open for Business

    Posted by Troy Branham on Mar 23 ,2020

    With “stay at home” or “shelter in place” orders being issued across the U.S.A, we would like to inform you that W.C. Branham Inc. remains open for business.

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    Topics: Working at W.C. Branham

    Branham Gains Rep as Go-To Resource for Hyperloop Teams

    Posted by Troy Branham on Mar 18 ,2020

    So, what’s the latest with Elon Musk's Hyperloop project? We know our devoted design and engineering customers are as excited about the annual Hyperloop Pod Competition as we are here at W.C. Branham, so we wanted to update you on a couple of this year’s teams. We have a somewhat proprietary interest in this project, not just because it’s right up our engineering alley, but because over the years several teams have designed their prototype pods using our caliper disc brakes.

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    Topics: Hyperloop

    W.C. Branham's COVID-19 Update

    Posted by Troy Branham on Mar 16 ,2020

    We can all agree that we are faced with the difficult challenge of navigating through the unknown of the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has been declared a pandemic worldwide. With many countries on lock down and now designated a national emergency here at home in the United States, our hearts and prayers go out to the people who have been affected by this event – certainly unprecedented.

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    Topics: Working at W.C. Branham

    [VIDEO] Introduction to OVLPRO® Low Profile Pneumatic Cylinders

    Posted by Troy Branham on Mar 5 ,2020

    At W.C. Branham, our slogan says it all: Solutions in Motion. We love a good challenge, and in order to uncover solutions, we’re always thinking outside the box. Or, sometimes, "outside the round" in the case of industrial actuators. That’s how we developed our unique OVLPRO low profile series of pneumatic cylinders.

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    Topics: Pneumatic Actuators, Videos

    Building a Custom Gearbox for Stainless Systems

    Posted by Chad Randleman on Feb 19 ,2020

    What does a custom design project look like at W.C. Branham? Here’s an inside look.

    Stainless Systems has been a Branham customer since May of 2016, primarily purchasing stainless steel cylinders. Stainless is a necessity in their line of work because many of their industrial equipment customers are in the food processing industry. Everything has to meet stringent cleanliness standards and withstand harsh wash-down environments.  

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    Topics: Right Angle Gearbox

    [VIDEO] Introduction to DURATRK™ Rodless Cylinders

    Posted by Troy Branham on Feb 5 ,2020

    W.C. Branham President and CEO Troy Branham introduces our pneumatic actuator line, specifically our new DURATRK™ slot tube style rodless cylinders in this edition of Solutions in Motion.

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    Topics: Pneumatic Actuators, Videos

    How to Determine Which Bevel Gear Design is Right for Your Application

    Posted by Troy Branham on Jan 8 ,2020

    Simple gears are used to transfer power from one shaft to another, but when the shafts intersect at odd angles, they don’t intersect at all, or you need to change rotational direction of a shaft, things become complicated. It takes a bevel gear to keep things moving. Bevel gear design is commonly used in many industrial applications as well as in all types of vehicles.

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    Topics: Right Angle Gearbox