Machine Design

Choosing the Right Metal Bellows (.PDF Download)

Metal bellows have long been a key component in demanding sensing and sealing applications. In fact, due to their ubiquity, many engineers now consider them generic items—just specify a few key dimensions, pick a metal alloy, and you are good to go. Think of bellows as a combination of a piston and a spring. Like a piston, bellows can convert changes in their internal or external pressure into an applied force. Like a spring, bellows deflect elastically in response to an applied force

Register to view the full article

Register for full access. By registering for Machine Design now, you'll not only gain access to premium content, you'll also become part of an exclusive, robust global manufacturing engineering community!
Participate in Expert and Reader driven Q&A's
Start your own conversation by commenting on any article or blog
Download high-quality content including the highly anticipated Salary & Career Report