February 2014 Newsletter 
Animatronics is the use of mechatronics to create machines, which seem animate rather than robotic. This is mainly used in movie making, but it is also used in theme parks and other forms of entertainment.
The technology behind animatronics has become more advanced and sophisticated over the years. The animatronic figures are most often powered by pneumatics (compressed air), and in special instances, hydraulics (pressurized oil), or by electrical means. Motion actuators are often used to imitate “muscle” movements, such as limbs to create realistic motions. Then the figure is covered with shells and flexible skins made of hard and soft plastic materials and finished by adding details like colors, hair, etc. to make it more realistic. 

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Animatronics Could Go Mainstream Thanks to Disney’s Latest Program
Disney’s new system attempts to bring the art of powered animatronics into the computer age. Their software lets the would-be animator concentrate on the creative part of the project, while the computer deals with engineering the actual movements of your character. With Disney’s new system, you sculpt the figure, pick the different points you’d like to see move and describe the motion as curves. The software then overlays a “motion library,” piecing together the best combination of mechanical systems and components to match what you’re trying to do. READ MORE


ChemTec's High Pressure Excess Flow Valve (HPEFV) works great in high pressure pneumatic (compressed air) and hydraulic (pressurized oil) applications within the animatronics industry. The HPEFV's main purpose is added control and safety. Precise monitoring of pressurized air or liquid is a large part in making the animatronic appear as realistic as possible. If line pressure increases beyond it's normal flow the excess flow valve closes, keeping the system, property and people safe. 

HPEFV High Pressure Series
Adjustable High Pressure Safety Excess Flow Valve 

  • Controls high pressure excessive flows
  • Controls Bleed resets automatically
  • Field Adjustable
  • Positive Shut-Off option
  • Materials: 316ss
  • Maximum Presure 6000 PSIG
  • Detects excess flows
  • Detects increases in media viscosity
  • Function: Restricts or shuts off flow
  • Output: Switch Contact (Optional) 
HPEFV High Pressure Series In ACTION!
Disney Animatronics reached out to ChemTec to create a safer solution for an emergency shutoff in a hydraulic lift. After researching, we saw a similar problem had been fixed when dealing with emergency shut-offs in natural gas. CLICK HERE to read more on how ChemTec got to be a part of the happiest place on earth and ensure the people and equipment were safe! 


ChemTec's LPH series is the featured product for January, February and March 2014. 

Key Features:
  • Compact
  • Dependable
  • Economical


  • Analyzers
  • Kidney Dialysis Machines
  • Micro Biomedical Machines
  • Laser Cooling Systems
  • Bubbler Systems
  • Pollution Sampling Equipment
  • Industrial
  • Municipalities
  • Biomedical
  • Food & Beverage
  • Agriculture
  • Marine
Just a reminder - those who have completed the ChemTec certified Sales Training Program will get up to 50% off list price on the LPH series. 

REGISTER to become ChemTec Certified, enjoy a day and a half of seminars discussing ChemTec products and applications, tour of our facility and assembly area and top it off with a great local lunch. All with plenty of free time for various leisure activities while in sunny south Florida!

As a CHEMTEC CERTIFIED SALES AGENT, you will receive: 
  • Valuable knowledge to help you be more EFFECTIVE when selling ChemTec  products.
  • Eligibility for EXCLUSIVE quarterly product discounts/commissions (Contact Shannon for more info)
  • RECOGNITION on the ChemTec website/e-newsletter
  • A custom Dri-FIT golf shirt and other awesome ChemTec SWAG
Contact Shannon for more information!
2014 DATES
  • February 10-11th 
  • June 5-6th
  • October 9-10th
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