Dixon supplies a broad line of 3A compliant fittings as well as actuated valves, and centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, all supported by engineering expertise. View the Food, Beverage, & Pharmaceutical Market
If there’s one potential mishap on your work site or plant that’s particularly damaging--but easy to avoid--it’s an improperly crimped hose. Ensuring a properly coupled hose assembly is critical to providing an effective fluid handling solution. Making an error measuring hose dimensions or incorrectly choosing the ferrule or sleeve will result in lost time and money. Worst-case scenarios result in injury to workers or environmental damage when a hose assembly fails as a result of being incorrectly crimped.
There is a sign hanging at my local barbershop. It reads, "We give three kinds of haircuts here: good, fast, and cheap. If it is fast and cheap, it won’t be good. If it is good and cheap, it won’t be fast. And if it is good and fast, it won’t be cheap." Read more in our latest blog post.
With the recent addition of a 100,000 ft² manufacturing facility, construction is complete, and all buildings are fully operational at Dixon’s new campus located in Chestertown, MD.
Any professional who has ever had the privilege of leading a team of employees would know that his or her responsibilities transcend budgetary concerns and that keeping employees safe is job number one. This is true regardless of whether the leader is a line supervisor with two direct reports or a senior manager responsible for hundreds of employees, and it becomes especially important when any of the employees perform their jobs under hazardous conditions.
When it’s critically important to keep a gas or liquid inside a system, consider a bellows seal valve. Bellows seal valves incorporate a cylindrical metal tube that expands and contracts like an accordion to create a hermetically sealed closure in a valve stem. The bellows gets compressed when the valve is in the open position and expands when the valve is closed. Because the bellows expands and contracts as the valve is operated, and because it is welded to the stem and bonnet, there is no leak path for the gas or liquid to escape.
We offer our most sincere congratulations to Dixon employees Josh Davis, David Kelley, Michael Mench, Jake Thorn, and Steve VanCulin on their recent graduation from our first Competency-based CNC Apprenticeship!" The Apprenticeship is a 2-year program registered with Maryland and the first of its kind in the state. Launched in March of 2018 the program includes 2,000 hours of task competency and 144 hours per year of classroom-related instruction.
Is history repeating itself? Just as the horse was slowly replaced by the automobile, is the gasoline automobile slowly being replaced by the electric vehicle? Whether the electric vehicle will ever directly replace the gasoline automobile or not is debatable, but along with renewable fuels, electric vehicles will undoubtedly dilute the demand for gasoline over time as fewer and fewer gasoline-fueled automobiles are on the road. Read More
Dixon shared the exciting product solutions Dixon has for the marine market with Expo attendees.
At the turn of the 20th century, there were just over 8,000 automobiles in the United States. By 1910 that number had grown to nearly 500,000. Today there are over 285 million motor vehicles on the road. The transition from the horse-drawn carriage to the automobile is an amazing story that didn’t just happen overnight. By many accounts, it took over fifty years for Americans to replace their trusted horses with the new and unfamiliar technology. Horses had been mankind’s dependable transportation for thousands of years, and many Americans believed that automobiles were unsafe.