For a deeper look at vacuum systems, read "Putting vacuum to work," "Squeeze energy savings from pneumatic systems," "Handling vacuum design," and "Designing with vacuum and suction cups."
Pressure-control valves are found in virtually every hydraulic system, and they assist in a variety of functions, from keeping system pressures safely below a desired upper limit to maintaining a set pressure in part of a circuit.
Air motors harness the safe, reliable power of compressed air to generate torque and rotational motion. Several different designs are available to serve a wide variety of applications.
Most hydraulic systems generate substantial heat, so they can benefit from using a heat exchanger. Here's why and how.
In a departure from conventional wisdom, motion control can be implemented to increase production rate and product quality and consistency — all at the same time.
When hydraulic or pneumatic systems must produce linear motion, cylinders become their most important component by converting fluid pressure and flow to force and velocity respectively.