The Basics of Pressure Relief Valves

Pressure relief valves (safety relief valves) are designed to open at a preset pressure and discharge fluid until pressure drops to acceptable levels. The development of the safety relief valve has an interesting history.


The Evolution of Solar Sales

Explosive growth in developing markets too often lead into growing pains and other unintended consequences. To find out how solar companies are handling the sales opportunity and intensified competition, Velocify conducted a lead response study of residential solar installers’ sales tactics. Click the button below for more information.


Understanding Combitronic™ Technology

What is Combitronic, exactly, and how can this powerful motor-to-motor communications capability help me more easily implement multi-motor applications and get them to market faster? Moog Animatics has introduced a new servo motor communication technology called “Combitronic.” This capability greatly simplifies conventional servo motor communications while also providing a powerful set of beneficial features. The […]


Avoid the mistake of buying axes you don’t even need: How 3-axis robots work better than 4-axis SCARAs

Traditional, tried-and-true SCARA robots remain a very popular solution for palletizing and tray packing applications. However, their typical design configuration features four axes consisting of two rotary axes and one lifting swivel unit which is generally not needed for most palletizing applications. The bottom line is, there’s no need to invest in 4 axes for […]


Lockbox™ Offshore Piston Accumulators

Offshore applications can be hard on hydraulic components. As oil and gas drillers go deeper into the Gulf of Mexico to drill for oil, pressures (both internal and external) increase while conditions become more demanding. Mounting pressure from government regulatory agencies places an even greater emphasis on preventative maintenance of drilling equipment. For this reason, […]