MAC Valves Blog

MAC Valves Glass Gazette Issue 7!

Posted by Kristin Sweeney on Fri, Jul 08, 2016 @ 08:42 AM

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MAC Valves will be exhibiting at Glasstec 2016! Please visit the MAC Valves Glass Industry Page for more information!

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Topics: air valve, glass industry, glasstec, MAC Gazette, beverage

MAC Medical Solutions Brochure!

Posted by Kristin Sweeney on Mon, Jun 09, 2014 @ 09:24 AM

Check out MAC's latest Medical Capabilities Brochure!  Featuring solutions in the medical industry and the benefits of MAC for these solutions.

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Please visit the MAC Medical Industry page to download our brochure!

Topics: MAC Valves, air valve, MAC Valves Europe, MEDTEC, Medical Industry

What Are You Looking to Learn at PACK EXPO International?

Posted by Kristin Sweeney on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 @ 09:15 AM

MAC Valves is looking to learn about the latest trends in processing and packaging this year at PACK EXPO.  New solutions and opportunties await and what better way to capitalize on these than to go and meet customers face to face at this premiere event!Packaging Industry

MAC is looking to better understand our customer's needs and see the next-generation products in store for the packaging industry.  With break-through technology always on the horizon, it is important for MAC to continue customer-specific air valve solutions in order to remain successful in this industry.

What are YOU looking to learn at PACK EXPO International?

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Topics: MAC Valves, air valve, packaging industry, PACK EXPO

7 Days until MAC Valves Europe will be Exhibiting at Glasstec 2012!

Posted by Kristin Sweeney on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 @ 15:46 PM

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7 Days till Glasstec 2012!

With over 20 years of experience in the hollow glass industry, MAC will present our latest innovations designed to increase pack to melt of glass plants.

Until opening of the fair, we will regularly inform you about our solutions.
The next solution we would like to bring to your attention is NEW GENERATION HIGH FLOW
3/2 Way Universal Valve Designed for IS Machinery:

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We look forward to your feedback online and are delighted to welcome you in Düsseldorf from Oct 23rd to Oct 26th!  MAC's stand is located in Hall 14 Booth 14D17.

You can find more information about Glasstec at: www.glasstec-online.com

Topics: MAC Valves, air valve, MAC Valves Europe, glass industry, glasstec, control air valves

30 Days till MAC Valves Europe will be Exhibiting at Glasstec 2012!

Posted by Kristin Sweeney on Tue, Sep 25, 2012 @ 09:10 AM

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30 Days till Glasstec 2012!

With over 20 years of experience in the hollow glass industry, MAC will present our latest innovations designed to increase pack to melt of glass plants.

Until opening of the fair, we will regularly inform you about our solutions.
The next solution we would like to bring to your attention is New Generation High Flow 3/2-way valves for IS Glass Forming Machines:

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We look forward to your feedback online and are delighted to welcome you in Düsseldorf from Oct 23rd to Oct 26th!  MAC's stand is located in Hall 14 Booth 14D17.

Topics: MAC Valves, air valve, MAC Valves Europe, glass industry, glasstec, glass forming machines

Control Air Valves - They're Everywhere!

Posted by Kristin Sweeney on Wed, Aug 10, 2011 @ 08:55 AM

Control air valves - they're everywhere!  The funny thing about them (valves) is that many people take them for granted (thinking "a valve's-a valve's-a valve....") until they take time to compare.

Don't take for granted that you need to change/repair your control air valve every 6-12-24 months, because when you have a valve made or modified to your specific needs, there can be several advantages to give you maximum performance for your machine. control air valves

These advantages can include longer life, more repeatability, speed, or that part of the performance that is most important to your machine and your customer.  Not all machines are the same, therefore not all air valves are the same either.  Control air valve modifications geared toward your needs are key in maximizing your machine or application's performance, and the possibilities are endless.

To help brainstorm and configure the best solution for your machine so that you can get the most out of your control air valve performance, contact a MAC Sales Engineer or contact your local MDN distributor for assistance!

Topics: air valve, control air valves, life, repeatability, speed

Preventative Maintenance for Your Air Valve

Posted by Kristin Sweeney on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 @ 13:31 PM

There are several actions you can take to help extend the life of your air valve.  Here are the most important ones:

  • MAINTAIN CLEAN AND DRY AIR

Supply air to the valve needs to be free of contamination.  Too much contamination can cause the air valve to stick, leading to valve failure.  Keeping the supply air dry is also very important.  Too much moisture in the air can also cause the valve to stick.

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  • LUBRICATION

Non-lube service is offered by some air valve manufacturers, including MAC Valves, Inc., which means valve lubrication is not required to keep your valve running smoothly.  However, if lubrication is being supplied to your valve, then you need to consistently lubricate the valve to help keep it from sticking.  Always check with your air valve manufacturer before supplying lubrication to ensure compatibility with the rubber seals of the air valve.  Do not under any circumstance use solvent cleaners such as WD40 as a lubricant or a cleaner for your air valve.  Solvent cleaners dry and degrade air valve pre-lubricants and rubber seals.

  • TEMPERATURE CONTROLtemperature control

Extreme high and low temperatures can interfere with air valve performance.  Make sure that the temperature of the valve is kept between 0 degrees and 120 degrees fahrenheit.  If the temperature of the environment does not fall within this range, then a special modification to the air valve may be needed for certain applications.

Preventative maintenance really comes down to the application and surrounding environment of the valve.  For more help about your specific application, you can contact a MAC Valves sales engineer or your local MDN distributor!

Topics: MAC Valves, air valve, preventative maintenance, clean and dry air, lubrication, temperature control