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The pneumatic versus electric debate

25 October, 2016

The advent of electric actuators has inevitably raised questions about their performance in comparison to more traditional pneumatic solutions. Camozzi Pneumatics’ UK technical sales manager, Shaun Gerber, examines the key issues that should be addressed when evaluating the suitability of one technology over the other.


Getting the most from steam control valves

25 October, 2016

Mark Lilley, field segment manager, hygienic food & beverage at Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, explains the benefits of making an informed decision when it comes to general purpose steam control valves.


Pennine Pneumatic Services celebrates 25th anniversary

22 September, 2016

Founded the year that Tim Berners Lee created the World Wide Web, Pennine Pneumatic Services (PPS) recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special staff event, including a bespoke birthday cake and a quiz.


Industrial Ancillaries engineers growth with premises expansion

22 September, 2016

Industrial Ancillaries, the Chesterfield-based distributor of industrial fittings, has expanded its premises and grown its training academy, with the support of a six-figure funding package from Yorkshire Bank.


New valves that support international machine safety standards

22 September, 2016

Manufacturing safety is a global concern for all operators and designers with ISO13849-1 setting the standard. SMC is helping its customers meet this standard with the launch of its latest 3-port solenoid valves.


Modular kit system for stainless steel multiple connectors

22 September, 2016

With Multiline Adaptive, a modular kit system for stainless steel multiple connectors, Eisele is setting standards for tool and format changes in food processing and packaging machines. The perfectly compatible modular design allows flexible integration of different tube diameters, connection types and media in one multiple connector. The Multiline E version can also be used for electrical and electronic connections.


Camozzi keeps valve island assembly close to home

22 September, 2016

Fluid power giant Camozzi Pneumatics Ltd. continues to demonstrate its commitment to UK-based production and assembly with the announcement that it now has the capability to build valve islands from its Nuneaton base.


Camozzi helps Parker Plant on the road to success

15 September, 2016

With over 100 years’ industry experience; crushing, asphalt, concrete, road surfacing & conveying equipment supplier Parker Plant delivers quarrying and road infrastructure solutions to some of the world’s most demanding terrains


Energy-saving compact valve that’s big on flexibility

17 August, 2016

SMC has launched an updated, compact version of its VEX3 valve series that is claimed to offer customers even greater flexibility and efficiencies in terms of energy consumption.


3V2M series valve manifold from Air-Tac

17 August, 2016

Air-Tac’s 3V2M is a 3-port direct operated manifold based on 3V2 valves with a maximum of 20 stations connected in series.


How to take full advantage of advances in pneumatic valve technology

17 August, 2016

As the technology of pneumatic valves advances and becomes ever more sophisticated, it can be a real challenge to ensure you’re taking full advantage for your organisation. Patrick Berdal, product manager for valves at Parker Hannifin, outlines some of the key advances and how best to adopt them.


Festo embeds OPC-UA in its valve terminals to drive benefits of Industry 4.0

17 August, 2016

Festo has embedded OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) into its valve terminals, enabling plant managers and engineers to realise the benefits of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 principles.


Combustible silicon power for Li-ion batteries conveyed pneumatically

10 June, 2016

The future of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries found in laptops, phones, hybrid cars and other applications may be taking shape at a UK startup. Nexeon Ltd. has built a plant at its headquarters in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, to produce a silicon anode it developed that significantly improves the energy density and operating life of Li-ion batteries.


Act naturally

03 May, 2016

Equipped with ultra-modern fluidic muscles and piezo valve technology from Festo, RoboThespian is captivating crowds around the world.


Pneumatic brake system ROBA-linearstop tested by TÜV Süd

29 April, 2016

On gravity-loaded axes in machines and systems, there is always a potential risk of crashing loads. In order to protect people and materials reliably against injury and damage in spite of this risk, mayr power transmission has therefore long provided a full-quality safety brake for vertical axes which has been tested by the TÜV (German Technical Inspectorate) with its ROBA-linearstop.


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