Markets & Applications

Serving a Wide Variety of Industries and Many Applications

Bellows products provide the moving force to actuate switches, to provide accurate control for regulators, to enable precise measuring gauges, and to ensure reliable sealing of valves. In general, our products can be used in response to temperature or pressure change. They are used in many industries and applications such as; HVAC heating systems, aerospace and automobile applications, medical equipment, measurement and control systems, weight technology, power generation, oil and gas exploration and extraction, semiconductor high purity and vacuum applications, and seals for electrical distribution equipment. These are just a few of the myriad applications and diverse industries served.

Markets Served

Aerospace

Aerospace and defense markets utilize Fulton’s products for fuel control, flight controls, air-to-air missiles, oxygen generating systems and satellites, among other applications.

Automotive

A long-term supplier to the automotive industry, Fulton supplies products such as thermal actuators, switches, valves and throttle position sensors.

Electrical Distribution

Industrial

Fulton’s products have a wide variety of uses within the industrial market and can be found in such applications as household and industrial hot and cold-water plumbing controls, heating and ventilation systems, and industrial boiler applications.

Instrumentation & Control

Medical

Medical market applications include gas control systems and can be found in operating rooms in surgical procedures.

Oil & Gas

Power Generation

The power segment consists primarily of customers who produce products which are instrumental in the generation and distribution of electric power.

Renewable Energy

Semiconductor

Transportation

Vacuum

Valve

Basic and Common Applications

Shaft Seal
Pressure Motors
Flexible Joint
Aneroid Assemblies
Expansion Chamber
Thermostatic Motors
Remote Transmission
Expansion Joints
Packless Construction

Shaft Seal

Shaft Seal

Prevents leakage around a revolving shaft. Spring pressure holds nose of seal against shoulder on shaft. Another type rotates with shaft and seals against a stationary plate.

Pressure Motors

Pressure Motors

Convert pressure effects into controlled movement or force. Pressure may be applied inside the bellows or outside the bellows in a cup structure, the latter being preferred. The floating head is usually provided with a limit stop when overload protection is needed.

Flexible Joint

Flexible Joint

Provides a means to seal a flexible joint or mechanical movement of levers, linkage, etc. against leakage where the movement must be conveyed outside enclosure. “P” optimum position of pivot.

Aneroid Assemblies

Aneroid Assemblies

An aneroid assembly is a pressure motor where one side of a bellows assembly (inside the assembly illustrated) is evacuated to form a constant reference pressure against which the changing pressure on the other side is measured and used to produce predictable stroke. A spring for rate control and a stop to prevent excessive stroke from the resulting one atmosphere pressure differential usually are required.

Expansion Chamber

Expansion Chamber

This type of assembly is employed to absorb thermal or pressure expansion. With suitable heads, it may be used as a reservoir for a liquid or gas. Examples: Oil reservoir for electrical cable joint and thermal expansion compensators on oil-filled transformers.

Thermostatic Motors

Thermostatic Motors

Similar to pressure motors. Pressure supplied by a sealed fill of thermo-sensitive liquid or gas. Thermal effect may be received either on the bellows element direct or at a remote bulb for transmission through flexible tubing. Widely used to operate valves, switches, etc., in response to temperature changes.

Remote Transmission

Remote Transmission

Two bellows assemblies joined by a tube for hydraulic transmission of motion or power. With bellows system solid filled, linear motion of one bellows is transmitted instantly and in equal degree to remote bellows, both bellows being provided with limit stops when overload protection is needed.

Expansion Joints

Expansion Joints

Packless and leakless construction is used to absorb thermal expansion of pipe lines carrying steam, water, etc., or, to absorb vibration or provide a flexible connection.

Packless Construction

Packless Construction

Diagram illustrates packless valve construction. Same principle is used to seal steam movement or adjustment in many types of apparatus.

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