Pneumatics & Hydraulics

Precision Pneumatics earns Atlas Copco Compressors’ Distributor of the Year award

Knowsley-based Precision Pneumatics has been nominated Distributor of the Year 2018 by Atlas Copco Compressors. Congratulating the company on its performance results, Stef Lievens, Business Line Manager, Atlas Copco Compressors’ Industrial Air Division commented: “The company’s…

🕘 18/04/2019

Top tips on how to optimise air preparation for pneumatic systems from Festo

Festo, the leading supplier of automation technology, has developed a series of technical resources designed to help engineers optimise air preparation to improve process reliability, machine availability and service life in pneumatic systems. Available at www.festo.co.uk/stars-airprep, engineers…

🕘 16/02/2017

Integrated basic guide for pneumatic rodless linear actuators set the standard for high load value

Parker Hannifin, the global specialist in motion and control technologies, has recently introduced a new integrated Basic Guide for rodless linear actuators. Ideal for deployment in applications that demand high load values, the guiding profile of the Basic Guide is integrated directly into the…

🕘 26/01/2015

Thorite to host City & Guilds courses in Mechatronics and Hydraulics

Bradford-based Thorite, the UK's biggest independent distributor of fluid power products and process systems, is to hold a series of 3 day City & Guilds Certificated customer training courses on Mechatronics and Hydraulics throughout 2015, in its state of the art training facility the Thorite…

🕘 21/01/2015

Remotely operated pneumatic water pumping system keeps Guernsey dry

Much like the mainland UK, Guernsey has been ravaged by the forces of nature this year. But thanks to a remotely controlled, pneumatically operated pumping station that was completed last year, one area of the island has escaped damage from the resulting floods. On February 3rd this year Guernsey…

🕘 08/10/2014

Over 2,000 cubic metres of fresh water an hour for new dolphin lagoon

The new dolphin lagoon at Nuremberg Zoo is setting new standards for the care of sea mammals. Large outdoor pools provide more space and variety than any previous European dolphinarium. The water treatment plant with state-of-the-art process automation technology is critical to the wellbeing and…

🕘 04/09/2014

Simplicity holds the key to design and component selection

Neil Saunders, general manager at Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, looks at pneumatic process control systems and the common components and processes involved - from the most basic design to a complete production line … A wide variety of industries have adopted the use of pneumatic process…

🕘 01/08/2014

Connector Selection

As they are frequently under high pressure, need to withstand vibration or are subjected to pulsating pressure changes, it is imperative that hydraulic connections are secure. Here Stäubli offers some advice on how to select hydraulic connectors for any application … There are numerous types…

🕘 01/08/2014

Eaton delivers its one-thousandth Walform tube forming machine to Hyflexar

Eaton's Hydraulics business has announced the delivery of its one-thousandth Walform tube forming machine to its long-term partner Hyflexar. The machine is the new M-WF385Xplus model – the fourth generation of the compact tube forming machines used worldwide. Close cooperation between Eaton…

🕘 18/07/2014

Block concept from Ruppel Hydraulik shortens assembly times

The concept of the hydraulic control block enjoys clear advantages over the more conventional method where each hydraulic control element is piped individually. A block has a small footprint, and the risk of leaks is low. The screw-in valve technology is easy to maintain, and both standard valves…

🕘 16/07/2014