The company sponsored summit provided the opportunity for Dixon engineers to interact with industry experts Markforged and Siemens in the areas of 3D printing, automation technology and safety. The focus for this year’s summit was on understanding Dixon’s current machining assets and opportunities for improvement through automation and advanced manufacturing.
Storm clouds. Shuffling feet on a carpet. A chemical hose in use. What do these three things have in common? They all have the capability of producing static electricity.
Most of us are familiar with the shock associated with static electricity. Children have amused themselves for centuries by shuffling their feet across a carpet and touching a doorknob or playmate for a quick zap. As entertaining as these events may be, static electricity commands respect. In an industrial hose,...Read More
Air is used as an energy source in almost every type of industry. It is an extremely efficient form of energy and is relatively inexpensive. It is easy to regulate and, when used with the proper equipment, is easy to clean and can be delivered relatively free of moisture, if necessary. Air, as it exists all around us, is at atmospheric pressure of 14.7 pounds per square inch. When it is used as an energy source, it is compressed and delivered through a piping system or air hose to tool or...Read More
Dixon Bayco announces our newly re-designed FloTech™ loading rack cord assembly.
Designed in accordance with the latest standard API RP 1004, the new FloTech™ rack cord line provides the industry's highest level of quality and performance in demanding environments.Read More
• lightweight - new plug bodies are polyurethane
• easier to use - proprietary design...
Crimping has become the preferred method for creating hose assemblies over the last few years as it should; with less tooling required and a more accurate finished diameter why would you expect anything else? However, with any new process comes the discovery of how to optimize the process to be the most effective and efficient. With that in mind, we want to offer a few quick tips to enhance the process of crimping in the best way possible.
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Not many years ago, cryogenics – the production and behavior of materials at very low temperatures – was likely to be understood by a group of people with specialized knowledge in fields like aerospace.
Working with cryogenic applications means working with systems and components that have very special design and performance requirements. The costs associated with manufacturing and testing can be extreme. For these reasons, relatively few manufacturers have become adept at developing...Read More
In the cryogenic environment, often it’s confronting challenges in the field – literally – that leads to new answers and new solutions.
As a recent example illustrates, one of Dixon’s customers was experiencing problems while using bunkering connections during the transfer of liquefied natural gas. Technical specialists from Dixon were called to the scene to witness the next bunkering operation and...Read More