16 Sep 16
In order to choose the most suitable pressure gauge for your application, it is important to understand the various pressure gauge specifications. The correct specification of your pressure gauge, will ensure that you purchase a durable product, saving on expense and replacement costs. MGA Controls describes the most common pressure gauge specifications and their uses. Diaphragm seal pressure gauge..

Posted in Pressure

15 Sep 16
The purpose of a pressure gauge is to measure the pressure in either a compressed gas or liquid. They are widely used across a range of industries and can be used for general purpose jobs, such as checking tyre pressure to more specialised fields, such as monitoring pressure in gas cylinders. Such a vast array of pressure gauge applications means there needs to be a wide range of pressure gauge styles,..

Posted in Pressure

15 Sep 16
Pneumatic cylinders are used in various applications. Pneumatic cylinder accessories can be applied to help make the cylinder work efficiently in specific applications, allowing users to get the most out of their products. At MGA Controls, we have compiled a list of the most common pneumatic cylinder accessories, that will help provide a safer, more efficient product. Why use a pneumatic cylinder..

Posted in Pneumatics

05 Sep 16
A wide range of solenoid valve types are available depending on your specific application requirements. The various functions of a solenoid valve depend on the type of valve you have, and the operation you need the valve to perform. In order to understand the range of functions available to you, MGA Controls have produced this quick-start guide, telling you everything you need to know regarding the..

Posted in Solenoid Valves

02 Sep 16
Solenoid valves are available in a variety of materials and the correct type of valve will depend on its purpose. In order to retain a long service from your solenoid valve, it is important the correct one is chosen for the correct application. For your convenience, MGA Controls have compiled a list of the most common solenoid valve body materials, including their suitable applications. Plastic Solenoid..

Posted in Solenoid Valves

02 Sep 16
The material selection for solenoid valves is important in order to ensure longevity with your solenoid valve. A number of factors will contribute to the effectiveness of the solenoid valve, including the chemical properties of the media, solenoid valve application and the pressure that needs to be used. Below are some of the most commonly used solenoid valve seal materials. Polytrafluorethylene or..

Posted in Solenoid Valves

01 Sep 16
Pneumatic cylinders are most commonly used in the engineering and manufacturing industries to generate motion from the build-up of a pressurised gas. Of course, the type of pneumatic cylinder you require will vary depending on the specific application and industry. Pneumatic cylinders are also commonly known as air cylinders; due to the way the instrument operates. What are the types of pneumatic..
26 Aug 16
A filter regulator lubricator, also knowns as an FRL box set, is a pre-assembled air preparation kit that includes a range of components, designed to offer a complete air treatment solution. The box set commonly includes a filter/regulator and a lubricator, with the associated fittings and wall mounting brackets. Other accessories can also be added to a combined FRL box set, including pressure switches..
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..