20 Jul 17
Air preparation equipment is designed to provide a quality air supply to compressed air systems that will promote reliable operation and increased efficiency. This entails the removal of particles or contamination from the air stream, such as water, and the control of pressure to minimise energy wastage. MGA Controls supply an array of air prep accessories that assist the air preparation equipment..

Posted in Air Preparation

19 Jul 17
Choosing the right pneumatic filter for your application isn’t always easy, but is extremely important. Contaminated air must be properly filtered before use, otherwise, it can lead to premature wear in valves and cylinders, cause leakages in seals, result in corrosion in piping, and is generally the root cause of faster breakdowns, resulting in higher maintenance and operating costs. As official Norgren..

Posted in Air Filters

18 Jul 17
It is highly important that your application has a compatible, fully functioning filter regulator. When air leaves a compressor it is wet, dirty and hot. This can badly damage and diminish the life of downstream equipment, therefore the air must be filtered and regulated to save time, work and expense. Filters such as the Norgren Excelon or Olympian can provide an application with outstanding water..

Posted in Norgren

21 Jun 17
Are you looking for a solution for preparing compressed air to control a pneumatic system? At MGA Controls, we have combined FRL boxsets that are the most economical way to control air within a pneumatic compression system. In this blog, we outline the benefits and uses of a FRL unit. FRL Unit Working principle A Combination FRL Boxset does everything that is necessary when preparing compressed air..

Posted in Air Preparation

16 Jun 17
Are you looking for a diaphragm valve that has a compact flow design and can have various media types? Here at MGA, we have a wide range of diaphragm valves, from specific application valves to general purpose valves. In this blog, we explain the advantages, features and uses of a diaphragm valve. What is a diaphragm solenoid valve? Diaphragm solenoid valves are available in a range of materials to..

Posted in Solenoid Valves

14 Jun 17
A solenoid valve is an electromechanically controlled valve, featuring an electrical coil with a ferromagnetic core at its centre. There are a variety of solenoid valves, the main ones being direct operated solenoids and indirect acting solenoid valves. Each valve is designed to operate in a way that will suit their specific industry requirements. Here, MGA Controls looks at direct vs indirect solenoid..

Posted in Solenoid Valves

24 Apr 17
Check valves are designed to allow media to flow in one direction whilst preventing back flow and minimising the chance of leakage. There are various check valve types and in our latest article, MGA Controls discusses the check valve types and applications. Types of check valves There are six different check valve types, all designed to operated effectively in different applications. Below we offer..
22 Apr 17
Both resilient hinge and lever swing check valves are non-return valve types. They are both used in the water and wastewater industries, in order to prevent back-flow of liquid or gaseous media to protect the pump from damaging water hammer. Here, MGA Controls looks at the difference between a resilient hinge and swing type NRV. Types of check valves Resilient hinge and weight and lever swing are..

Posted in Check Valves, Valves

20 Apr 17
MGA Controls are leading suppliers of components for the process and water industries. We have a wide range of stock, including fast closing NRV’s, suitable for use in a wide range of water industries. There are multiple benefits of choosing us as your check valve suppliers, so we’ve outlined the main reasons below. Where to buy a check valve 1. Leading manufacturers At MGA Controls we supply fast..

Posted in Check Valves

18 Apr 17
Val-Matic are leading check valve manufacturers, specialising in water and wastewater applications. Based in Chicago, their products have been used in applications across the globe since 1966. Here, MGA Controls discuss Val-Matic’s check valve selection. Choosing a check valve material Choosing the right material for a check valve depends on the chosen application. Commonly available in brass and..

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