05 Mar 17
When choosing a pneumatic cylinder, the ideal component for every end user would be one that can save costs, whilst also featuring high performance and low maintenance costs. Here, MGA Controls discuss the IVAC integrated valve, a pneumatic cylinder for saving energy. Powerful pneumatic cylinder from Norgren The integrated valve and actuator control (IVAC) from Norgren combines a linear actuator with..

Posted in Norgren, Pneumatics

04 Mar 17
ISO, otherwise known as the International Organisation for Standardisation, is an independent body that develops common, international standards for businesses around the world to voluntarily adhere to. It works to help both consumers and businesses alike. Here, MGA Controls discuss the ISO standards for pneumatic cylinders and what they mean. What are ISO standards? ISO standards are put in place..

Posted in Norgren, Pneumatics

03 Mar 17
A compact pneumatic cylinder is often used in industrial or process applications where space is limited. In our latest article, MGA Controls discusses compact pneumatic cylinder selection and potential compact pneumatic applications. Compact pneumatic applications Compact pneumatic applications are often where space is precious. A short stroke pneumatic cylinder functions on the same principle as a..

Posted in Norgren, Pneumatics

02 Mar 17
At MGA Controls, we understand the need for durable, hard-wearing pneumatic cylinders for industrial and process applications. In our latest blog, MGA Controls offer an overview of ATEX pneumatic cylinders available to purchase from our online store. Pneumatic cylinder applications Pneumatic cylinders come in a wide array of basic design principles. The uses of a pneumatic cylinder will largely depend..

Posted in Norgren, Pneumatics

02 Feb 17
Buschjost is known throughout the process industry as a market leader for magnetic, process and multimedia valves. Thanks to the company’s technology and innovation, they have been setting quality benchmarks since 1953. Here, we offer an overview of the Buschjost valve catalogue available at MGA Controls and discuss common diaphragm valve features. Buschjost valve catalogue As leading manufacturers,..
01 Feb 17
Bürkert is a leading manufacturer of measurement and control systems, boasting a large portfolio of high quality, German engineered products. Here, MGA Controls discuss the Bürkert valve catalogue, all of which is available to purchase from our online store. What is an angle seat valve? An angle seat piston valve is a pneumatically-controlled valve with a piston actuator. The angle seat valve provides..
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..

Posted in Pneumatics

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..

Posted in Solenoid Valves

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