Cylinders & Actuators
Putting the ‘New’ Into Pneumatics
Looking ahead to the future of industry, with all the advancements in technology that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) holds in store, one might rightly wonder if pneumatics will still...
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The Fundamentals of 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 networks via a device called IO-Link...
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What are the Challenges for Pneumatics in the Food Industry?
Starting from agriculture and food processing arriving at the packaging operation, automation is everywhere in the modern food plants and plays a fundamental role to address the required...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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.  ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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