Bird’s Building Block Approach Saves Time and Money
Waltham, MA, Jan 2, 2002. Bird’s Building Block Approach Saves Time and MoneyBird Precision has developed a building block approach to orifice and filter design that they call Simply Precise. This approach provides an infinite number of fitting, orifice, and filter design combinations, all within one housing. Simply Precise has become immensely popular because it allows the design engineer to economically create custom fittings using standard off-the-shelf parts. The Simply Precise approach helps eliminate redundant fittings, filters, and orifices, allowing consolidation of up to 3 fittings into a single precise fitting which includes the 3 components.
How does it work? Bird Precision takes the orifice, filter, and fitting you specify, and creates a single component. For example, if a current design called for a 1/8 barb in-line orifice up stream from a 1/8 in-line filter, which in turn is up stream from a 1/8 barbed T fitting, the new design would call for one T fitting with orifice and filter complete.
Bird’s standard parts can be combined to create a vast array of plastic fittings, brass fittings, quick connects, 10-32 to 1/8 and 1/16 barb fittings, T’s, Y’s, and internal tube orifice fittings for both 1/8 and 1/16 design. For those applications requiring higher pressure and chemical resistance, an array of 1/4″ and 1/8″ stainless steel tube fittings are available, including port type connectors, gland, male-to-male unions, etc. Color coding is available for certain designs.
Bird’s building block approach has also been applied to direct orifice installation into manifold design. Inserts are available in both stainless and brass, in sizes .078, .093, .118, .125, .156, and .250 diameters. Threaded orifice building blocks are also available in sizes 10-32, 6-32, 5/16-24, 1/8 NPT, 1/4 NPT, and 1/16 NPT pipe plugs. These, like the manifold inserts, can be threaded directly into valve and manifold designs and can come with or without filtration.
Wire lapped and extremely precise sapphire or ruby orifices are available in sizes ranging from .0004 to .081 I.D. Stainless steel wire mesh filters are available in an assortment of micron ratings from 43 microns. Test kits for in-line and quick connects are also available to help facilitate the test engineer’s new designs, helping you to establish flow quickly before ordering production quantities. For more information, contact Bird Precision.
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