Pneumatic Valves

Achieving Simple and Cost-Effective Industrial Ethernet Connectivity

We are witnessing the increasing take-up of IE (Industrial Ethernet) as engineers continue leveraging the benefits of network connectivity over traditional hardwired networks. The trick, however, has...
On June 5, 2019

Why Right-Sizing Matters

As a concept, right-sizing is inherently linked to smart machine design, which brings about rewards such as optimised space, considerable savings on components and installation, inherent safety by...
On May 24, 2019

Optimise your Connection of Pneumatic Manifolds to Industrial Networks

Manufacturing businesses have witnessed the rapid ascension of industrial networks, and in the pneumatics industry, there’s a real desire to ensure the benefits that connectivity can bring...
On April 24, 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

Know Your Pneumatics: Safety Exhaust Valves

Any engineers who are involved in machine building as part of their core activities will know all about the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. Most will have stood in front of a newly built...
On January 24, 2019

Understanding the Machinery Directive

In every manufacturing industry, machine safety is always a top priority. When operating in Europe, utilizing machinery and components with CE certification is the best way to ensure the reliability...
On January 16, 2019

How to Use Smart Sensors to Aid Predictive Maintenance Strategies

When optimally selected and applied, the latest generation of smart sensors can have a positive impact on predictive maintenance strategies for fluid power applications. Real-time data collection via...
On February 27, 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

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

Hints & Tips: 6 Simple Circuits To Reduce Air Consumption - Part 1 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: Understanding IO-Link

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 called...
On May 1, 2017

3 Ways to Prevent Costly Downtime in Compressed Air Installations

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 much...
On April 18, 2017

Reducing Compressed Air Consumption in Beverage Manufacturing | Case Study

Air blowing activities consume almost half of all compressed air used in beverage plants and can often become an unrecognized burden on a business’s resources. One of the largest soft...
On December 1, 2016

Know Your Pneumatics: 3 Ways to Adopt Advances in Pneumatic Valve Technology

Pneumatic valves have come a long way since the development of the compressor more than a century ago and it can be a real challenge to ensure you’re taking full advantage of the latest...
On November 1, 2016

How to Overcome Environmental Challenges for Rail Freight Applications

When it comes to the global rail industry, there can be no doubt that rolling stock, such as engines, carriages and freight wagons, must operate in some very challenging environments while...
On August 11, 2016

Intelligent Pneumatic Solution Improves Automotive EMC Testing | Case Study

Today’s cars are rolling computers. With the electronic interconnectivity and functionality designed into the small space of a driver’s console, automobile OEMs must ensure that one bad component...
On September 15, 2015

How Manufacturers Find Savings in Compressed Air

When companies finally decide to make their manufacturing plants more energy efficient, the first targets for cost cutting tend to be their electric motors. Compressed air systems are rarely on their...
On February 19, 2015

When is a Standard Pneumatic Valve Not Good Enough?

Pneumatic valves work in a variety of applications to control the operation of actuators, including cylinders, clutches, rotary actuators, and airbags. In the transportation industry,...
On October 21, 2014

More Trends in Industrial Automation: FieldBus-based Pneumatic and Piezo-actuated Valve Technologies

Our previous post discussed how advancements in technologies such as drives showcase certain trends in a rapidly evolving industry. Here, let’s take a look at trends in FieldBus-based pneumatic...
On November 20, 2013