Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Fluid Handling

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White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Grundfos Solutions for Industrial Water Reuse

Water is such a fundamental necessity for life that it is often taken for granted. In modern industrial societies, the water from every tap is expected to be so pure that we can drink it without...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Maximizing the ROI on Your Pressure-Boosting Investment

Purchase costs for different types of pumps used in water distribution and industrial pressure-boosting applications can vary significantly. Whether they are end-suction pumps,...

Briefs: Motion Control
The tiny motors mimic how rock climbers navigate inclines.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn seven key design considerations for implementing electrohydraulic valves.
Briefs: Materials
A folded plastic bladder could store and pump the fuel.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This method is a faster way to manufacture combustion chambers and nozzles for aerospace propulsion as well as heat exchangers in oil and gas applications.
Question of the Week: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Would You Use a ‘Cold Tube?’

Our August issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a technology that offers an energy-efficient alternative to the air conditioner: The Cold Tube.

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These common pneumatic circuits can be used alone or as building blocks in larger pneumatics systems.
Briefs: Materials
High-quality coated components can be integrated into complex systems in a sustainable way.
Briefs: Materials
Prototypes show promise as a low-cost, natural filtration option.
Briefs: Energy
Injection of air at the trailing edge of a winglet further reduces drag.
White Papers: Defense
Magnet Valves for Rapid Decompression

When transporting sealed containers by air, protecting against rapid decompression is a constant concern. Traditionally, spring-actuated valves have been used to address this design challenge....

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn the distinct forms that linear bearings take, and where the bearings are being used today.
Briefs: Motion Control
A catalytic reaction causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously morph into a three-dimensional gear.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The walking quadruped is controlled and powered by pressurized air.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This work could lead to much more robust devices that continue to operate in spite of damage.
5 Ws: Materials
The invention could help solve the problem of providing clean water off the grid or where low-cost, non-powered water purification is needed.
White Papers: Medical
OEM Peristaltic Pump Solutions for Engineers

Our pumps are proven in many medical devices that have been on the market for decades. These predicate devices that use our technology can reduce the amount of validation testing, and achieve a...

NASA Spinoff: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
With a clever design by NASA, waiting for hot water could be a thing of the past.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensors could be used in medical applications such as neuroscience and metabolism processes.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These 6 advancements are leading us to cleaner, faster aircraft.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The structures’ small size and porosity make them well-suited for building components such as replacement joints.
Products: Test & Measurement
Displacement sensors, metal 3D printers, shielding materials, and more.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A robot being developed at Tel Aviv University "hears" electrical signals, thanks to a natural sensor: the ear of a dead locust.

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Rain detectors, beacons, flow meters, and more.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The sensor monitors the oil circulation ratio in real time for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technology could continuously monitor fluid flow in pipes on the International Space Station and prevent satellites from colliding.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
What can you do with a credit card sized pump? "Power clothing!" Prof. Jonathan Rossiter tells Tech Briefs?

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