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  • Air-Way Terminology – Fittings or Adapters?

    Thursday, January 10, 2019

    If you go to the homepage of Air-Way Global Manufacturing, in big, bold letters it says, “Hydraulic Fittings & Adapters Manufacturer.” In our line of work, these two words - fittings and adapters – are quite interchangeable. Do they mean the exact same thing? We’ve talked with our team of experts including engineering, production, and sales reps to get the details.

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  • 70 years, 4 Generations, One Air-Way Global Manufacturing

    Friday, December 21, 2018

    Air-Way Global Manufacturing continues to be an industry leader by supplying hydraulic fittings and adapters in an ever-changing global marketplace. While 98 percent of family-businesses fail by now, we feel compelled to explore our past and how we’ve stayed family-focused for 4 generations – and counting. It certainly wasn’t easy long ago, just like it is not easy today. It took a lot of perseverance and skill, while experiencing both wins and losses to get where we are now.

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  • The Tariff Situation – Impact on Materials & Manufacturing

    Sunday, November 18, 2018

    The trade war between the U.S. and China has become close to a year-long affair that has affected nearly every industry nation-wide, and like many manufacturers, Air-Way isn’t immune to the impacts. As tariffs have been ramping up since the start of 2018, it’s hard to understand the current state of trade and what it means for manufacturing. That topic is too big for a single article, but we would like to try and explain the specific tariffs that are affecting our entire industry and Air-Way’s manufacturing and supply chain.

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  • Hydraulic Fitting Supplier vs. Manufacturer

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    E-commerce impacts every industry, including ours, and is fast becoming demand-driven. The “have it now” mentality has taken hold and quite often, many seeking hydraulic fitting and hose solutions, turn to online “suppliers” as their source of choice. A quick google search will certainly bring up several websites that claim they have exactly what you’re looking for (with no shipping fee!), so why say no? It’s important to realize that while they may offer a number of hydraulic fittings and hoses, working with a manufacturer vs. a supplier is the way to go.

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  • Access Equipment Made Right with Air-Way Hydraulic Fittings

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    Unlike many hydraulic fitting and adapter manufacturers out there today, we design, produce, and assemble our products in-house for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and distributors worldwide. Our rich history of serving as a top-tier hydraulic fittings supplier extends into a variety of industrial and equipment needs and applications - including access equipment.

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  • Challenges in Supply Chain Management Today

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Manufacturing can be a challenge for companies, no matter the size or geographic reach of your company. So many pieces have to fall into place for a successful and productive production line including lead times, vendor approval, regulations and compliance, component sourcing, shipping, customer service, and inventory maintenance. From a supply chain perspective, this isn’t easy to do. Here are a few of the biggest challenges facing supply chains, big and small, today.

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  • The Industrial Internet of Things - What it is and Where to Learn More

    Thursday, June 7, 2018

    The term Internet of Things (IoT) has fast become a commonplace phrase referring to the interconnectedness via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects. An idea that has quickly grown into an industrial movement, how does the IoT apply under the umbrella of hydraulic system management and development?

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  • Cross References Made Easy with Online Conversions Tools from Air-Way

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    At Air-Way Global Manufacturing, we make it as easy as possible to find the right part with the perfect fit for your industry application and equipment requirements. Learn how we’ve taken steps to streamline the process, making your search a snap.

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  • What Hydraulic Fittings are Ideal for Food Processing Facilities?

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Hydraulic fittings must meet stringent sanitary and aseptic standards within food and beverage processing facilities to keep production and assembly lines moving. Highly corrosive environments, extreme temperatures and submersive settings are all common components of a food processing facility and many hydraulic fitting materials are not engineered to withstand such harsh environments. So, when it comes down to it, what kind of food-grade fitting is best?

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  • What's the Difference Between AN and JIC Fittings & Where Does Air-Way "Fit" In?

    Friday, March 9, 2018

    In the hydraulics industry, JIC and AN fittings are terms thrown around and searched for online interchangeably. But, are they? Are JIC and AN hydraulic fittings the same thing? And if not, what's the difference? Air-Way digs in.

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