About the featured miniature diaphragm check valves
Our featured check valves are the compact A1172 (blue) and A1173 (black) plastic diaphragm check valves. They are designed for vacuum and low-pressure systems and only need very low pressure differences to open or close.
The valve bodies are made of quality heat stabilized Nylon resins. They are manufactured in the US using automotive grade component........
Check valves come in a wide range of sizes and materials. They provide automatic flow control of liquids and gases using a variety of mechanisms. Small-bore low-pressure systems and vacuum systems make extensive use of diaphragm check valves. They are used prevent reverse flow and the problems that could result from it. This post briefly describes...
Elastomers and rubbers are handy because of their unique material properties
What are elastomers and rubbers?
Elastomers are best described as rubbery materials. Rubber originally meant natural rubber. Later on, elastomer became the word used to talk about synthetic rubbers. Most rubbery materials are now considered a type of elastomeric material.
Elastomers are useful
Liquid and gas handling systems require flexible, durable and reliable seals. Elastomers are perfectly...
By: Travis Scott
As the Director of Marketing at ISM, I am responsible for managing our advertising programs, one of which is Google AdWords. One of my weekly tasks is to analyze the keywords and phrases people use to find the search ads we have created and look for opportunities to create more targeted ads and keywords we bid on.
Recently I’ve noticed a phrase that shows up time after time - “mesh vs micron” Since this seems to be a common search/question that people have I thought it would be helpful to provide some insight into these two measurements...
Ensuring a gas or liquid-tight connection means understanding tapered pipe threads
Tube and pipe are not the same thing
Tube and pipe are hollow structures designed to provide a path for the flow of fluids or gases. The main difference between tube and pipe is that pipe walls are thicker and stiffer. Tubing is never threaded because its walls are too thin. Pipe walls are strong enough to support cut or molded threads. Threaded pipe can provide gas or liquid-tight connections that are mechanically strong.
There are many national and international standards for pipe threads. They vary by intended use such as garden hose threads and...
ISM production department gets a precision high speed tubing cutter
The ISM production department has added a new piece of equipment to their toolbox: a high speed automated tubing cutter. This countertop cutter is able to cut up to 100 feet of tubing per minute. That’s fast! Even with very short lengths of tubing that require more frequent cuts, the machine still cuts an average of 65 feet per minute. This is exceptionally useful as ISM makes thousands of tubing assemblies for our customers every month.