Category: Pneumatic Accessories

Why Replace a Valve System with a Manifold?

As the number of valves in a pneumatic system grows, flow paths can begin to look like a plate of spaghetti. Aesthetics aside, these sprawling flow paths often increase the overall size of the valve system, lengthen response times and lead to leaks. For these reasons, it can be beneficial to replace space-hogging valve systems […]

Pulsed Air-Piloted Valves or Direct-Acting? When OEMs Only Go With What They Know, They May Be Missing Out

By Tom Voth, product marketing manager: pneumatic machine safety and electronic proportional valves, Emerson OEMs are always seeking solutions that reduce machine complexities and minimize operator intervention, and proportional valves are one of many important technologies involved in achieving these design goals. Though several proportional valve designs exist, pulsed air-piloted and direct-acting are the most […]

Pneumatic Safety Systems: Redundant Safety Exhaust Valve vs. Zoned Safety for OEM Applications

Written by Tom Voth, Product Marketing Manager, Emerson, and Jeff Welker, product manager, FS Eng (TUV Rheinland, #18333/ 19, Machinery), Emerson OEMs who design equipment with pneumatic safety systems are repeatedly challenged with the dual task of protecting operator safety while also delivering maximum uptime. To accomplish safety goals, OEMs have traditionally integrated redundant safety […]

How are Pneumatic Valves Classified?

Properly chosen pneumatic valves can reliably and efficiently control the amount and direction of air flow from source to final system application. The wrong pneumatic valve, however, can lead to poor actuator performance, sticking or corroded valves, or possibly hazardous unintentional venting. These events result in production slow-downs and costly repairs. The best way to avoid […]

How Proportional Solenoid Valves Are Used in Manufacturing

Proportional Solenoid Valves are often leveraged in manufacturing processes. They are utilized for applications where flow or output pressure requires variations, remote control and precision. Proportional Solenoid Valves are widely used in medical device manufacturing and semiconductor production. They are also utilized in life sciences product manufacturing, among other industries. Proportional Solenoid Valves are ideal […]

Pneumatic Safety Components and Where to Apply Them

With the introduction of automated systems, building machines has become even more complex. This forced designers to devote more time to implementing newer safety standards. A good example of this is the revision of ISO 13849 in 2006, which meant that all machine builders now had to consider safety-rated components as part of their design […]

How to Size a Pneumatic Valve

Compressed air is wildly regarded as the fourth essential utility after electricity, natural gas, and water. That’s why pneumatics is such an integral part of many industries. When it comes to pneumatics, one of the most critical aspects of the system is the valve. Directional-control air valves, in particular, are those that allow the air […]

Saving Energy With Pneumatic Valves and Smart Sensors in Packaging Lines

Written by the specialists at Emerson. It’s estimated that more than a third of greenhouse gas emissions are produced by food systems, with packaging processes responsible for around 5.4% of that. To reduce — and ultimately eliminate — emissions, consumer packaged goods (CPGs) companies are setting decarbonization targets. As CPGs take action and move toward […]

Food Packaging Automation Trends in 2022

Written by the specialists at Emerson. The convenience of packaged food and beverages continues to drive growth in this industry. In fact, the U.S packaged food market is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.1% from 2021 to 2028. The automation of food packaging processes has helped companies keep up with […]

How Shock Absorbers Improve Safety and Durability

Pneumatics offers a comprehensive solution for highly advanced motion control. Shock absorbers are an essential component to allow for predictable deceleration across a variety of applications. With the right kind of industrial equipment, you’ll have the capacity to absorb energy and safely bring moving objects to rest. What Are The Advantages of Industrial Shock Absorbers? […]