Cylinders & Actuators

What are the Challenges for Pneumatics in the Food Industry?

Starting from agriculture and food processing arriving to the packaging operation, automation is everywhere in the modern food plants and plays a fundamental role to address the required...
On January 16, 2020

What is End Position Cushioning in Rodless Cylinders and How To Adjust

In the world of industrial automation, pneumatic rodless cylinders can now be found just about anywhere; from food and beverage packaging to pharmaceutical and chemical production lines. They have a...
On December 19, 2019

Connect the Dots Between Industrial Ethernet and Pneumatic Valves

Industrial Ethernet (IE) is growing at a startling rate. In fact, the latest estimates put the annual growth at a staggering 22 percent, which means some 52 percent of the connectivity market is now...
On September 30, 2019

Making Good Sense of Sensor Installation

Careful and correct sensor installation is vital if accurate and reliable information is to be measured and communicated from the sensor.  What all engineers want when it comes to sensor installation...
On September 12, 2019

Shift in Linear Actuator Design Fueled by Newer Generation

It’s no secret that the Millennial Generation’s practices and preferences are shifting consumer product design and marketing messages across the board. But how does that trend affect product design in...
On September 5, 2019

Easy Steps to Installing and Configuring a CPS Sensor

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, we’ll use...
On April 11, 2019

Maximise Performance and Minimise Downtime of Pneumatic Systems

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

Bath Sensing Technology Improves Aluminium Reduction Process

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 point...
On February 27, 2019

All You Need to Know About Air Motor Selection

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

How to Install Pneumatic Cylinders to Maximise Life and Performance

Installing a pneumatic cylinder correctly is a vital design consideration. Failure to address this properly can result in inaccurate operation, compromised reliability and premature failure. Depending...
On October 31, 2018

Know Your Pneumatics: Basics of Rodless Cylinders

Pneumatics have always played an important role in achieving maximised productivity for manufacturing automation applications and the technology is constantly evolving to solve engineering challenges....
On April 19, 2018

Three Things to Consider When Choosing a Smart Sensor

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

Know Your Pneumatics: Continuous Position Sensing

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 achieving...
On February 20, 2018

3 Ways to Magnify Return on Investment (ROI) on Pneumatic Cylinders

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 application.  ...
On January 9, 2018

Pneumatics Technology Enhances Profitability in Rail Applications

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

Know Your Pneumatics: Specifying Cylinders for Size Restricted Spaces

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 specialist...
On November 21, 2017

Know Your Pneumatics: Single or Double Acting? Choosing the Right Cylinder

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 actuator...
On September 26, 2017

Hints & Tips: 6 Simple Circuits To Reduce Air Consumption - Part 2 of 2

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

Learn How to Make Your Predictive Maintenance "Smarter"

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

Know Your Pneumatics: Hints & Tips For Specifying Linear Actuators

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