01 Feb 17
Choosing the right type of air operated valve is extremely important, in order to increase machine efficiency. Here, we offer more information on the type of air operated valves available from MGA Controls, from leading air operated valve manufacturers. Air operated valve manufacturers At MGA Controls, we stock air operated valves from leading manufacturers, Bürkert and Buschjost. As one of the world’s..
31 Jan 17
As suppliers of a wide range of air operated valves, MGA Controls has decided to answer some of your frequently asked questions, explaining how different air operated valves function. What is an air operated valve? You may be wondering, what is an air operated valve. An air operated valve, also known as an angle seat valve is a vital component for any pneumatic circuit. The valve works to direct or..
28 Dec 16
Pneumatic cylinders are classified as either single or double acting, depending on how the working fluid acts on the piston. In this article, MGA Controls explains more about the working principles, applications and advantages of single & double acting pneumatic cylinders. What is a single acting pneumatic cylinder? Single acting pneumatic cylinders only work on one end of the piston. These types..

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27 Dec 16
A solenoid is an efficient means of automatic flow control. An ASCO solenoid valve will usually perform to a high standard, however if a problem does arise, our latest article offers our ASCO solenoid troubleshooting guide. ASCO solenoid troubleshooting guide It is important to ensure a solenoid valve is functioning to an effective level at all times. Our guide to solenoid valve troubleshooting looks..

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23 Dec 16
MGA Controls has been supplying ASCO solenoid valves since 1986. As such, we can provide a complete fluid control solution for any given application. In this blog, we give you a snapshot of our ASCO solenoid valve catalogue of innovative products and explain ASCO solenoid valve types. ASCO solenoid valve types ASCO Solenoid valve types can either be Direct Operated Solenoid Valves or Pilot Operated..

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22 Dec 16
As experienced stockists of pneumatic cylinders, our latest article explains everything to need to know about pneumatic cylinders, including what pneumatic cylinders are used for and how pneumatic cylinders’ work. How pneumatic cylinders work Similar to how an engine works in a car, a pneumatic cylinder works by forcing gas or air into a cylinder, which will move a piston after a certain amount of..

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22 Dec 16
Watson Smith are known in the industry as leading I/P Converter manufacturers. Their robust, high performing components offer class leading reliability and MGA Controls are proud to supply a range of their products. Here, we discuss our range of current to pressure transducers. Leading I/P Converter manufacturers As leading I/P Converter manufacturers, Watson Smith pride themselves on their ability..
22 Dec 16
ASCO are leading manufacturers of solenoid valves. In our latest article, MGA Controls discusses the ASCO solenoid valve function. Solenoid valve operation principle A solenoid valve comprises of two main parts, the solenoid and the valve body. In a Normally Closed valve, the core of the energised solenoid directly opens the orifice, while the orifice in a Normally Open valve closes when the solenoid..

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21 Dec 16
What does every end-user want from their pneumatic equipment? We think, cost & energy savings, reduced downtime and easy installation, are just a few. In this article, MGA Controls take a look at Norgren’s IVAC Pneumatic Cylinder and its design features. Pneumatic Cylinder Manufacturers Norgren claim their IVAC Pneumatic Cylinder has achieved these benefits, after working closely with the end-user. This..

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20 Dec 16
MGA Controls stocks a complete selection of Norgren’s market leading range of ISO pneumatic cylinders. In this article, we discuss how a pneumatic cylinder works, the design of a pneumatic cylinder, how to select a pneumatic cylinder and where to buy pneumatic cylinder. Norgren’s range of ISO pneumatic cylinders are perfectly suited for lower force, lighter duty applications. Available in either..

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