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    5 Benefits of Using Fluid Power for Your Material Handling System

    Posted by Troy Branham on Oct 10 ,2018

    Fluid power is a great way to help automate material handling. It is the process of using a fluid under pressure to move a load or perform some other mechanical task. Hydraulic systems typically use a specialized oil, whereas pneumatic systems use compressed air as the “fluid.” Both types of actuators can be invaluable for material handling applications, though not necessarily the same ones.

    Here's what you need to know about fluid power and material handling.

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    Topics: Compact Cylinders

    Advantages Of Using a Compact Cylinder for Food Processing Machinery

    Posted by Troy Branham on Jan 18 ,2018

    Food processing is complex, which is why these types of facilities are often huge and require multiple types of movements, from transport and sorting to lifting and rotating. Speed, reliability and sanitation are critical for processing facilities, especially if they handle perishables. In this environment, a compact cylinder provides several distinct advantages. 

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    Topics: Pneumatic Cylinders, Compact Cylinders, OVLPRO

    [VIDEO] Product Spotlight: OVLPRO's New Compact Cylinder Size

    Posted by Troy Branham on Jan 3 ,2018

    If you need push/pull pneumatic automation in a tight space, take a look at the new OVLPROTM Low Profile Cylinders from W.C. Branham.

    OVLPRO cylinders are compact, lightweight and repairable. They are pre-lubricated for high duty cycles, and the new OVP25 series may be just what you're missing.

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    Topics: Pneumatic Cylinders, Compact Cylinders, OVLPRO