Why Do Technical Resources Matter?

Easy access to technical references means smarter designs

Color graphic of a computer on a desk with various resources and the words Charts and Resources. Resources and resource pages are collections of useful and informative technical reference information, articles and guides. Experiencing the ISM difference means access to useful technical information. It makes choosing fluid and gas flow control components faster, safer and easier.

Engineers and designers usually need to refer back to relevant technical reference information when developing projects or maintaining existing ones.

Why does ISM continually develop and provide technical reference materials? Well, reference information contains the data necessary to select component parts. Technical resources are only useful when they are well researched, easy to find and easy to use. It simplifies selecting sample parts for testing. 

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Modular Check Valves

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What does the ISM difference mean for technical resources?
It means relevant charts and resources. We develop, revise and make available useful technical information. Industrial professionals can use these to guide their flow control components choices:

  • Accelerate the design process
  • Improve operation safety
  • Reduce maintenance expenses
  • Provide smart equipment sizing
  • Improve process efficiencies

How does component design information and data help?
Technical information about fittings and materials help educate customers and users. These resources, along with component design and material specifications, help customers make informed, intelligent decisions.

Why is technical support important for fluidics and pneumatics?
Most technical specifications for component parts are based on testing in ideal laboratory conditions. Real-world conditions are rarely if ever ideal. This means their performance needs to be evaluated and then tested, especially for critical applications.

Technical reference information simplifies and speeds up sample selection. Sample testing helps assure that parts will work within desired parameters, especially during the design and development stage. It is always a good idea to get samples. This is easy at ISM and most of our samples are free.

Why PDFs?
At ISM, most of our general resources are available as downloads as PDFs from either our Charts page or our Other Resources page. PDF files are highly portable documents that can be viewed independent of a device’s hardware or operating system.

What about part-specific technical information?
At the part level, our online catalog provides a variety of downloads

  • Dimensional drawings
  • Category Specifications
  • Material Specifications
  • Installation instructions
  • Flow rates
  • Chemical resistance information

How does our blog contribute to our technical reference offerings?
The ISM Blog is filled with useful information about small-bore low-pressure flow control component selection and use. Examples of recent blog posts include:

How can you make the ISM difference work for you?
Our website is filled with informative content and useful reference material for all types of gas and liquid fluid control components:

Browse through the products in our online catalog for a collection of technical reference materials:

  • Technical data
  • Component specifications
  • Technical drawings

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About the author
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Steven C. Williams, BS, is the technical writer and an inbound marketing specialist at Industrial Specialties Manufacturing (ISM), an ISO 9001-2015 supplier of miniature pneumatic, vacuum and fluid circuitry components to OEM's and distributors all over the world. He writes on technical topics related to miniature pneumatic and fluidic components as well as topics of general interest at ISM.       

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