The UK lockdown to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected the hydraulic and pneumatics industry as much as any other. Nevertheless, there are some great, positive news stories breaking through in the world of hydraulics despite all the gloom elsewhere during the pandemic.
Here are our favorite uplifting stories about engineering, hydraulics, and pneumatics from the past few months.
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Your system is only as durable as your weakest industrial hose. This statement works for any system and equipment that uses hoses. Even though hoses may look the same, they are highly sophisticated and diverse.
Choosing the wrong hose can lead to leaks, breakdowns, and potentially complete system failure. In order to select the right industrial hose, you need to take a careful approach to several parameters.
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Improving the efficiency of your pneumatic system is central to minimising your manufacturing costs. Improving compressed air efficiency can cut electricity consumption by up to 50%: a significant saving for manufacturing companies! However, many operators are unaware that their pneumatic systems are performing inefficiently, even though a series of simple steps can make a significant difference. Continue reading “4 Effective Ways To Improve The Efficiency Of Your Pneumatic System”
Pneumatic systems are complex so, when a problem occurs, it tends to fill the operator with dread. To avoid lost production time it is important to troubleshoot the problem in a logical step-by-step way. Compressed air is potentially dangerous if safety is not observed and can cause serious injury, so when you experience troubleshooting problems with pneumatic systems, make sure you follow these steps: Continue reading “Troubleshooting Steps To Resolve Problems With Pneumatic Systems”
Hydraulic and pneumatic systems both use kinetic motion to move heavy loads. Hydraulics use confined water or oil, and pneumatics use a confined gas, typically air, to generate kinetic motion to drive cylinders and rams. Motion and pressure are converted and multiplied through confinement and precise direction into an intense push.
While the two processes may appear very similar, there are several important differences in how they operate in practice and the tasks they can be used for. Continue reading “Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems – Understanding The Similarities & Differences”