25 Aug 16
A lubricator for a pneumatic system provides lubrication to internal working parts of pneumatic tools and components, including actuating cylinders, valves and motors. The device injects a stream of oil into the airline, ensuring they perform at the optimum level at all times. Here, MGA Controls provides more information about pneumatic lubricator functions. What is the purpose of a lubrication..
24 Aug 16
A pneumatic filter is a critical system component that can prevent premature failure of your pneumatic machinery. The filter is a device designed to remove harmful water or contaminants from a compressed air stream. Here at MGA Controls, we have compiled a list of need to know information about pneumatic filters. Types of pneumatic filters In order to make effective air filtration possible, it is important..
23 Aug 16
A pressure regulator is a type of valve that takes the upstream pressure of a compressed air system, and regulates it down to a pre-determined level so that it is suitable for use with other components of the system. They are used to allow high pressure air supplies to be reduced to a safe and usable pressure for different applications. Here, MGA Controls gives you all the need to know information..
26 Apr 16
When looking for pneumatic cylinders, the holy grail is a pneumatic cylinder design that can save on costs, energy, maintenance and installation time. Norgren pride themselves with manufacturing cylinders that will achieve exactly these parameters and more. Introducing Norgren’s IVAC pneumatic cylinders The IVAC cylinder is a powerful, robust and aesthetically pleasing unit with many unique features,..

Posted in Norgren Pneumatics

21 Apr 16
Safety valves offer vital protection to personnel and expensive machine parts, which is why MGA Controls recommends Herion safety valves for the ultimate in safety standards. Whether for mechanical or pneumatic presses, amusement park facilities, emergency brake systems, handling systems or robots, process control or special machines, Herion has a safety valve to suit the application and protect people..
20 Apr 16
FRLs normally comprise three main elements; a Filter, Regulator and Lubricator. But there’s one additional extra in Norgren’s Excelon Pro patented NFRL, which gives it an operational edge over standard FRLs – Norgren’s unsurpassable expertise. The ‘N’ in NRFL stands for ‘Norgren’, and that’s the extra component that makes all the difference. It guarantees the highest levels..
29 Mar 16
IP converters for gas can be valuable tools in controlling the flow of gas in applications such as gas distribution networks. By controlling the output pressure of the gas, they can deliver the correct gas volumes precisely where it is needed for use. This can not only save on gas costs, it is also valuable in terms of safety by preventing potentially dangerous gas from venting to the environment...
23 Mar 16
The incredibly versatile solenoid valve has been a mainstay of industrial applications since the early 1900s. In this article, Paul Trevitt, Operations & Engineering Manager for Bürkert UK & Ireland, talks us through the evolving design improvements of these humble yet mighty valves. Solenoid valves are the most frequently used control elements in fluidics. Their role can be to shut-off,..
17 Mar 16
MGA Controls is a leading supplier of solenoid valves for the Process Industry. In this article, we give you an in-depth overview of what a solenoid valve is and how they function. What is a solenoid valve? A solenoid valve is an electromechanically operated valve. The valve is controlled by an electric current through a solenoid. In the case of a two-port valve the flow is switched on or off. With..

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08 Mar 16
The Buschjost 82400 Solenoid operated diaphragm valve has been specially designed to handle water in the treatment process of wastewater. In this article, we explain why these versatile valves are ideal for chemical dosing applications. Water is one of the most valuable resources on Earth and individuals and companies alike are becoming more responsible about the effective treatment and recycling..