Metal Swivel Fittings Product Spotlight

MiscellaneousProduct Spotlights August 18, 2020

Pivoting connections for moving machine elements and air tool ease-of-use

Fittings for air, gas and liquids flow control systems
Swivel fittings bring important advantages to pneumatic and liquid flow control systems. For air tools, they significantly increase maneuverability and ease of ...

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CVNUCB, CVNHPN, CVNMCB and JCV Series Check Valves Product Spotlight

Check ValvesProduct Spotlights June 1, 2020

Some versatile, miniature spring-loaded nylon check valves

A product overview of some of ISM’s popular product series
These compact made-to-order spring-loaded check valves come in versatile range of connection types, cracking pressures and O-ring seal material choices. They are made of tough nylon plastic with ...

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CVN, CVP and CVK Series Check Valves Product Spotlight

Product Spotlights April 21, 2020

A look at recent additions to our miniature low-pressure check valves selection

A product overview of one of ISM’s popular product series

CVN, CVP and CVK series precision molded check valves >>
These barbed and male NPT thread low-pressure plastic diaphragm check valves come in more than 90 possible combinations of ...

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ISM’s Miniature Flow Control Valves Product Spotlight

Product Spotlights March 4, 2020

An overview of ISM’s miniature flow control valves selection

ISM’s miniature flow control valvesIf it uses air, gas, or fluid, ISM has a small-bore miniature valve for it.

Plastic duckbill check valves with hose barb and non-barbed (straight) connections.

Duckbill Check Valves >>

Plastic diaphragm check valves with non-barbed (straight), barbed, multi-barbed, luer and threaded ...

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Check Valve, Relief Valve and Suction Strainer Product Spotlight

Product Spotlights February 21, 2020

A look at recent additions to our miniature check and pressure relief valves selection

A product overview of some recent ISM product releases.

  • JCV series compression by male NPT thread plastic spring loaded check valves.
  • NRVT series plastic in-line pressure relief valves.
  • NRV series natural nylon pressure relief valves.
  • CVNUCB series plastic spring loaded hose barbed ...

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What is Durometer? – Elastomer and Plastic Hardness

Materials Miscellaneous February 18, 2020

Durometer affects what type of materials and fittings you use for your application

What is durometer?

Durometer or Shore durometer is a standardized way to measure the hardness of materials like rubber (elastomers) and plastics. Durometer measurement scales range from 0 to 100 but there is no such thing as a durometer unit of measurement. Another way of saying this is that durometer is a dimensionless ...

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What is an ISO 80369-7 Compliant Luer? – The New Luer Standard

Miscellaneous February 3, 2020

Luers for medical applications and the new ISO 80369 small-bore connector standards

What is ISO 80369 and how does it relate to luers?

The ISO 80369-7: Connectors for Intravascular or Hypodermic Applications standard for luer fittings is part seven of ISO 80369. ISO 80369 is a series of medical device standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization. The standards cover small-bore connectors used in the different systems providing direct, individual patient care. ISO 80369 standards were developed to significantly improve ...

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Meet the ISM Team - Mike Reid

About ISMEmployee Spotlight December 3, 2019

Mike Reid - ISM Account Manager

Born and raised in Colorado, Mike Reid graduated from Lincoln High School (Denver Colorado) in 1977. Mike Jokes that he has not gone very far in his life since the high school he graduated from 42 years ago is only a few blocks away.

After high school, Mike had a 25-year career in a Stainless-Steel manufacturing plant, where he excelled in many positions throughout his time with the company. He started at the plant ...

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Some Heat Sealing Frequently Asked Questions

MiscellaneousProduct Spotlights October 23, 2019

There is more to heat seal than just dwell time, temperature and pressure

United Silicone metal bonded silicone sheets.

An introduction to heat sealingHeat sealing is a critical process used for rigid and flexible packaging of all kinds. Heat conduction or heat transfer sealing uses heated seal heads or sealing bars to adhere, attach or close film to film or film to a rigid container. The results are leak-proof seals for bags, pouches ...

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Silicone Rubber Sheet Bonding: What You Need to Know

Materials MiscellaneousProduct Spotlights October 8, 2019

Bumping up against the heat seal requirements ceiling

Heat seal silicone-to-metal bonded sheets.

Where to start when you need high temperature silicone sheets?
Dick and Jane had a problem. They work for a contract packaging company that was building out a new facility. Because they work for a contract packager, the new facility would have lines for handling pouches, bags and other ...

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