Category: Pneumatic Automation

How To Choose the Right Pneumatic Actuator for Your Application

Pneumatic actuators (also referred to as pneumatic cylinders) are efficient automation technologies that are used for applications requiring linear motion. They are fundamental for many applications within industrial settings but are used widespread in many other industries utilizing automation machinery, notably material handling applications that need to transfer, pick, place, clamp, or index. Not only […]

How to Select the Best Mounting Configuration for Pneumatic Cylinders: Considerations for Optimum Performance

Pneumatic cylinder Automation

By Vitor Rangel, Product Marketing Specialist, Actuators, from Emerson If you have chosen a pneumatic actuator properly sized for your application, now it’s time to decide how you are going to mount it. Selecting the best mounting configuration for your cylinder application is a critical design consideration to ensure optimum performance and maximize cylinder life […]

Why Is Cushioning in Pneumatic Cylinders Important?

Pneumatic Cylinder

By Josh Adkins Product Marketing Specialist, Actuators, from Emerson Cushioning isn’t a new concept in fluid power, but it is a significant one as it can influence lifetime and performance of machines. Cushioning is usually required in cylinders to decelerate the load the piston is moving. Without it, the piston can strike the cylinder’s end […]

What Are Pneumatic Actuators Used For? Types, Applications & Uses

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By Vitor Rangel, Product Marketing Specialist, Actuators, from Emerson Pneumatic actuators, in some cases referred to as pneumatic cylinders, can be found in automated systems and machinery in every industry and come in a wide range of sizes, styles and designs. Easy to maintain, these components can operate at high speeds, offering tremendous flexibility and […]

Air Preparation Basics

air preparation basics for pneumatic system

Compressed air contains contaminants and moisture which can cause premature wear and tool damage in pneumatic systems. Air preparation equipment (filters, regulators, and lubricators) should be used to maximize the efficiency and service life of these systems. Find out more about air preparation basics and equipment below. Filters Filters typically come “first” when building air […]