Pneumatic actuators allow closed, high-pressure air and gas loops to convert kinetic energy into a physical, pushing force. Actuators are a vital part of many plants, workshops, and factories, valued for their fast action and typically excellent speed-to-force ratios. However, no two actuators are the same. Strength, length, and motion all vary from unit to unit.
If you operate a FESTO electromechanical solenoid valve as any part of a hydraulic or fluid control system, setting up a regular testing schedule is essential. Electrical test pulses ensure the internal magnetic mechanism still performs to the excellent standard expected. Here’s how it works:
If you work with pneumatics, the chances are that you will recognise the famous Festo brand. Known for its high-quality solutions, Festo is a trailblazer in pneumatic circuit design. Hydrastar has worked in partnership with Festo for over 25 years, and strongly endorses the service of this crucial company. Here is an updated profile:
Short cycle and changeover times, increased flexibility, and efficient use of materials are often key requirements for manufacturers keen to optimise their output and their profits.
As specialists in the design and supply of pneumatic systems, we understand the importance of reliable, durable, and future-proofed components that can withstand the extreme pressures to which they are subjected in manufacturing processes.
If you follow this blog, you’ll have noticed us regularly discussing Festo. We’ve made no secret of the fact that we are ardent supporters. Festo offers the best choice, affordability, quality, and lightning-fast delivery times for pneumatic part requirements. Let’s take a closer look at what makes Festo stand out from the competition. Continue reading “Why We Prefer Festo Pneumatic Parts”
Pneumatic silencers are also known as ‘mufflers’ and ‘pneumatic exhausts’. They reduce the noise of compressed air. However, there is a lot of confusion within the industry regarding the necessity of pneumatic silencers, what they do, and what to look for when making an investment. Continue reading “What Is A Pneumatic Silencer & Should You Invest?”
Timely maintenance and repair of your pneumatic system can save time, effort, and money. Having access to the right pneumatic parts can simplify the task while minimising downtime.
The first thing most engineering managers do when they need a pneumatic system component is to look for the nearest general wholesaler or trade merchant. However, buying products at general suppliers does not provide the personalised service required by many industries. Turning to a specialist Festo pneumatic parts supplier provides a wider choice, better value for money and improved after-sales support. Continue reading “Where To Buy Your Festo Pneumatic Parts In The UK”