This blog post will describe current best practice or optimising
the installation of a continuous position sensor (CPS) on to a
pneumatic linear actuator. For the purposes of the guidance,
On April 11, 2019
With the ever-increasing complexity of modern pneumatic components,
it becomes crucial to know what to look for and what is best suited
to your system. Choosing and maintaining system components...
On March 5, 2019
The demand for aluminium has been on a relentless growth track,
driven by the needs of many and diverse industries in established
and rapidly developing regions of the world. The introduction of
On February 27, 2019
The popularity of air motors is on the rise as a result of their
many advantages. However, not all pneumatic motors are made the
same, so choosing the right one for your application can prove...
On February 7, 2019
Installing a pneumatic cylinder correctly is a vital design
consideration. Failure to address this properly can result in
inaccurate operation, compromised reliability and premature
On October 31, 2018
Pneumatics have always played an important role in achieving
maximised productivity for manufacturing automation applications
and the technology is constantly evolving to solve engineering
On April 19, 2018
The latest generation of smart sensors for actuators are able to
share information with the controller, typically via technologies
such as IO-Link. They can also receive commands and...
On March 15, 2018
The use of industrial networks to make sensors and actuators more
intelligent has become common across modern factory environments,
and the use of continuous position sensing is a pathway to
On February 20, 2018
As the range of pneumatic cylinders available on the market today
becomes more extensive and sophisticated, it can be challenging to
ensure you’re maximizing the ROI available from your
On January 9, 2018
Vehicles within the commercial transport sector, whether rail or
construction, are consistently expected to operate reliably in some
of the most challenging conditions. Indeed, it is crucial...
On December 12, 2017
For applications with space limitations or size restrictions,
integrating a standard linear actuator to achieve the required
force / thrust can sometimes be a challenge. However, utilising
On November 21, 2017
The most popular style of pneumatic actuator consists of a piston
and rod moving inside a closed cylinder, designed to move in a
straight line to deliver linear motion. This style of linear
On September 26, 2017
Did you know you can improve machine efficiency without reducing
productivity by selecting pneumatic valves and pressure regulators
strategically? Many times, the compressed air delivered to a...
On September 12, 2017
With the onset of Industry 4.0, factory and production environments
are adopting industrial networks to become more connected and
intelligent. This is largely driven by the need for...
On September 7, 2017
Pneumatic linear actuators are designed to move in a straight
line and are one of the simplest, most cost effective and
straightforward ways to accomplish linear motion.
Introduction to Linear...
On August 29, 2017
IO-Link is a point-to-point communication technology that can be
implemented into most PLC configurations or integrated into most
existing industrial Ethernet and fieldbus networks via a device
On May 1, 2017
Pneumatic systems have become critical to automation motion and
control applications in almost every sector. Clean, versatile and
powerful, compressed air is piped around a ring main in a factory
On April 18, 2017
Pneumatic air bellows are most commonly used for raising and
lowering functions. They are particularly suitable for applications
that require short stroke (up to 410mm) and high load capability
On March 21, 2017
Did you know that pneumatic rotary actuators are a durable and
simple way to convert compressed air pressure in rotary movement?
Capable of operating in hazardous environments and when utilized...
On February 28, 2017
Once you have selected the type of pneumatic rotary actuator best
suited for an application, the next step is to select an
appropriate size. Here’s a breakdown of the three main design
On February 9, 2017