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Where and How Diaphragm Pumps are Used

Longevity is important in many aspects of life. You want cars to last. You want relationships to be long and beneficial. You buy electronics and houses as an investment for long-term use. Items are expensive us lose, repair and replace, so you want to make sure investments are made well the first time. When you buy a diaphragm pump, it’s for the long run.

Aspiration Units in Distilleries

I spent one year as a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Mexico. While there I was able to live with three different Mexican families, learn Spanish, go to school and participate in cultural celebrations such as the Mexican Independence Day and Flag Day. I ate as much Mexican food as humanly possible, from tostadas to tacos to enchiladas to burritos to quesadillas and so on and so forth. I traveled extensively throughout the country and absolutely fell in love with it. Another aspect of Mexican culture and tradition that I learned to appreciate was tequila.

Water Sealed Vacuum Pump Creates Continuous Movement

Doubling as both a vacuum pump and a gas compressor, water sealed vacuum pumps are versatile. Water is used as a source of energy in order to compress the gas. A vacuum is created as water is pumped through a cylinder-shaped rotor. As the pump spins as a result of the vacuum, the process of gas compression begins.

Vacuum Pumps Span Multiple Industries

Vacuum pumps play a versatile and significant role in many industrial and manufacturing processes today. Its versatility spans industries such as aerospace, the military, electricity, medical, chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, coating, dental, waste water treatment among many others.

Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps are Vital to Industry

Liquid ring vacuum pumps are also commonly referred to as water seal vacuum pumps. These vacuum pumps utilize a rotating positive displacement pump to perform its main function. With a low friction design, the liquid ring pump has only one moving part: the rotor. Therefore, sliding friction only happens to the shaft seals. The function of a liquid ring vacuum pump is similar to a rotary vane vacuum pump. It is possible that the liquid ring pump most widely utilized vacuum pump in industry, the liquid ring vacuum pump provides a simple design that can safely manage combustible gases through isothermal compression.

Small Vaccum Pumps Used in Aircraft Cockpits

One of my favorite things to do is fly. I like the experience and excitement that an airplane brings. As the pilot comes on over the intercom system and makes announcements as to how long we will be in the air, at what altitude we will be flying and what the weather is like at our destination, I fidget with excitement and look out the window as we take off and admire the clouds as we glide past them. While I am well aware of the physics and scientific reasoning behind how a plane flies and how it stays in the air, the whole experience, however, makes me wonder in awe.

High Vacuum Pumps Have Multiple Uses

It is difficult to imagine what it would be like inside a vacuum. I imagine it to be a desolate place where no benign organisms can live. It is almost like my worst nightmare. Even though I know that it would be impossible, it makes me feel extremely claustrophobic at the thought of being placed inside a vacuum. A contained space in which no matter is present, in other words a perfect vacuum, is impossible to create, but it can come really close with the use of high vacuum and ultra high vacuums. Industrial vacuum pumps are able to remove varying levels of atmosphere in enclosed spaces in order to create extremely low levels of pressure in enclosed spaces.

Dry Vacuum Pumps Use Fewer Resources

Going to the dentist was always fun for me as a child. The dental hygienist and I had the same first name. I thought that was pretty special. Sitting on the motorized reclining chair and slowly leaning back was pretty cool. My favorite part of the whole experience was the suction tube. Closing my mouth around the tube and allowing the suction effect to suck the saliva out of my mouth. I liked the sound of it. This suction effect is driven by a dry vacuum pump.

Air Pumps are Used in Vacuum Systems

One summer when I was eight or so I remember waking up morning after morning to a jackhammer breaking and splitting the black surface of the road in front of my house one summer. The noise was nearly unbearable and shook me to the core; needless to say, I could never get back to sleep. What makes that awful noise and how can the man operating it handle it? I have since learned that an air pump assists in making that awful noise and the man operating it can handle it with the use heavy duty ear plugs.

Laboratory Vacuum Pumps: Researching the Cure

Think of everything that happens in a lab: A patient’s biopsy is diagnosed, a new pharmaceutical drug is developed, a cure for cancer is found, a new stain-fighting clothing detergent is mixed, a high school student dissects a frog or a rat for the first time. Many things happen in a laboratory whether it be medical, exploratory, scientific or educational and it is critical that lab equipment is both dependable and well-made, because someone’s life may depend on it.

Medical Vacuum Pumps Save Lives

I used to want to be a doctor, but, as it turns out, I get a bit woozy at the sight of blood. Seeing doctor shows like ER, Grey’s Anatomy and House, I thought about how cool it would be to help someone when they are sick. I wanted to help cure their ailments, to perform surgery and take away their pain. I imagined myself saying, “Suction, please” just like they do on television. I still think the idea is cool and would like to do it, but my squeamish tendencies around blood inhibit my ambition.

IQS Featured Profile: Humphrey Products Company

Located in Kalamazoo Michigan, Humphrey Products Company is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic products that serve a wide range of industries throughout the world. Our company was established more than a century ago and our technology can be dated back to the mainstream growth of gaslight products in 1901. We have continued to produce products that are trusted by many faithful customers today. With a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more 600 employees and with distributors located across the globe, Humphrey Products offers incomparable service no matter where you are based. Our company has enjoyed a fifty year partnership with Koganei Corporation, which is based in Japan and is one of the largest pneumatic product providers in the world.

A History of Vehicle Air Cooling

Solenoid air valves are designed to control the flow of air or fluid electronically. The job of a solenoid valve is to turn off, distribute, mix, dose, or release air inside a mechanical system. The advantages of using solenoid air valves over other valve styles is that the switches operate fast, are safer than other valves, have a high reliability, a compact design, low control power, and a long service life. Solenoid valves are used in a huge range of industries, from food manufacturing to automotive vehicles.

Mini Medical Valves

The miniature solenoid valve has a variety of uses in many different industries. A smaller valve is ideal for pumping liquids of various viscosities in tight spaces. The medical industry uses a huge variety of mini solenoid valves for operating medical equipment, medicine dispensing, and monitoring equipment. One of the most common types of mini valves in use is the X-Valve.

Viscous Pumping Help

One problem that many factories face is the issue of pumping viscous liquids from one place to another. Pumps and valves do not work the same with viscous liquids as they do with less viscous liquids, and finding the right solution for the right liquid can be a challenge.

Mini Valves in the Medical World

Solenoid valves help control the movement of liquids between different valves and pumps. The valves are important in many different industries, but perhaps there is no more important use for the valves than in the medical industry.

New Smart Valves in Wind Generator Drivetrains

Drivetrain technology for wind generators has remained much the same for many years, but that is about to change. Many manufacturers are creating new designs for drivetrains that are more efficient and have a higher performance level than drivetrains in the past. These new systems use high pressure solenoid valves to control hydraulic oil with a computer-controlled system.

Coffee Valves: One Unusual Use for Solenoid Valves

Solenoid valves are used in a wide variety of places, from controlling gas and steam pressure inside industrial machines and boilers, to controlling water flow in boat engines, and in many other places. Gas solenoid valves are specifically used to regulate the flow of gas through a pipe, such as in many gas heaters and other heating appliances. Although many people expect to see solenoid valves used in industrial applications, they may be surprised to find out how many smaller appliances and tools also use gas solenoid valves and other solenoid valves in their operations.

The Benefits of Smart Air Valves

A smart air valve uses a microprocessor to help determine the best time and way to activate the valve. The processor inside of the valve controls the flow rate of the valve, ensuring that the perfect amount of air is always allowed in and out of the valve at the right time. A valve that can think on its own is highly useful in many industries. This prevents overheating, blow-outs, and other common problems associated with failing valves. Smart air valves can present the following benefits to the owner:

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