Pressure Gauge

I found this pressure gauge buried under the pile of un-used parts. I can’t image when I would have purchased a 10,000 psi pressure gauge…made in China. My guess is…I didn’t buy it. It’s not up to the quality my customers expect. It probably came on some equipment and we replaced it. It does however have a unique “Danger Zone” graphic on the dial. I figured this might have artistic appeal.

It was uploaded to CG Trader and I got my first sale 3 days later.

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3″ Check Valve

I posted a 3″ Swing Check Valve on GrabCad today. Within a couple of hours, it got 6 likes and 3 downloads. And if you didn’t know…all downloads on GrabCad are free.

This valve is manufactured by KITZ. It has class 300 raised face flanges and the body is made from cast stainless steel. The face to face dimension is 12.5″.

The KITZ number is 300UOAM3 316SS GRAFOIL C.E.

The model does not have any internals. You can use it for system design.

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Bayonet Adapters

I am in the process of locating parts for building thermocouple (TC) probes.  The probes we used are held tight against the part with a spring loaded bayonet fitting. The fitting is comprised of two parts: the adapter and the cap.

The adapters are available at Amazon ($9.13), McMaster ($2.98) and ($1.50).

A 2D Autocad drawing is available for download at AutomationDirect. I imported this drawing into SolidWorks 2017 and made a 3D model out of it. I also made different configuration to cover all the lengths that are available for purchase at AutomationDirect. Continue reading