Case Studies

Pushing the boundaries of conventional engines

Our customer, a large commercial airframer, challenged themselves to produce a next-generation aircraft concept that would deliver significantly lower total life cycle costs—including dramatically reduced-maintenance requirements.

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Deep-sea conditions exceeded old seals’ capabilities

As our customer’s rigs ventured further off shore, their equipment experienced significantly higher differential pressures. One of the critical components, gas lift valves, were facing differential pressures in the 10,000 psig range.

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Innovative approach replaces piston with bellows

The U.S. Air Force KC-135 Aerial Refueling Tanker was experiencing severe aircraft downtime due to a highly unreliable piston accumulator used on the fuel boom.

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Critical tolerances, Bio- and chemo-compatibility

Extreme demands for reliability, precision, and absolute seal were matched by the already strict regulatory requirements for biocompatibility and compatibility with the drugs the new system was dispensing within the body.

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“Just-right” solution delivers for IC manufacturer

An off-the-shelf pneumatic actuator was designed for much higher loads than our customer. The temperature extremes presented by semiconductor processing presented additional challenges for materials, assembly, and operation/useful life.

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