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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:25 pm

After a bit of a break from spudding, I'm starting to get back into it. I have a few ideas for controlling a cannon with electronic components. The only problem is that the necessary solenoid valves cost more than I would like to spend.

I found a website that sells solenoid valves and other pneumatic components at a fairly low cost and I was wondering if any other members had any experience with the company.

Here is a link to their website. As with most places, it seams like they have good deals on some stuff but at the same time they have other stuff that is way overpriced.

The site looks legit, I just thought I would see if anyone else had purchased anything from there, and whether they had any issues or not.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:43 am

I've never heard of them, but if your going to buy from them use a credit card so you have protection if it doesn't work out. Chances are a company selling/carrying such a large inventory, they are legitimate.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:27 am

I found a website that sells solenoid valves and other pneumatic components at a fairly low cost and I was wondering if any other members had any experience with the company.
Pneumatics is probably just one of those things that are overpriced.

just to give you an example... an MJVO-3 costs ~12$ (tax not included) in the US. However, if I wanted to buy one it would cost 26euro (~35$) (taxes etc. not included)

Here... check the links and compare the prices:
http://www.middxhose.com/browse_product ... el2=402236

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/29235 ... _1_8_.html

It's exactly the same product!
ohh and before you ask... I can get it locally for 7euro (so it's not that it is that cheap only if you order 1000 pcs directly from China or something)

You might ask, why are you posting some Chinese stuff that's probably of poor quality? Well, just because I can check how much they're asking for them. That's not something you can find on clippard, festo or parker's website
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:14 pm

I'm going to go ahead and order some stuff. Time to move this project into construction phase :twisted:
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