Pneumatic systems & components


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Festo unveils world’s first pneumatic cobot
Third Quarter 2022, Festo South Africa
The innovation aims to begin a new era in human-robot collaboration, at a price point that suits even small and medium-sized companies.

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Find compressed air leaks to save costs
Third Quarter 2022, Artic Driers International
Energy is easily wasted by poorly performing air compressors that waste electricity and do not provide the rated airflow rates.

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Saving energy and protecting the impact on the environment
Third Quarter 2022, Editor's Choice
In the first quarter of 2022, short-term gas prices on the largest European exchange were five times higher than the 2021 average, and future markets are pricing European gas at up to three times its 2021 levels ...

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High performance hydraulic hose
Second Quarter 2022, Gates
Gates is a global manufacturer of innovative, highly engineered power transmission and fluid power solutions. The company has further expanded its PRO Series hydraulic hose portfolio with the launch of ...

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How do you audit a compressed air system?
Second Quarter 2022, Artic Driers International
The British and American governments estimate that as much as 10% of all electricity generated is consumed by air compressors, and that some 50% of this energy is wasted. Air leaks alone can account for ...

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Pneumatics and digital transformation: overcome what’s holding you back
Second Quarter 2022, Emerson Automation Solutions, Editor's Choice
While IIoT offers the promise of a revolutionary impact on manufacturing, implementation of the technology has its challenges. What holds us back from a broader embrace of digital transformation, especially in pneumatics? And how do we move past the challenges to embrace the opportunity for real improvement in productivity and efficiency?

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How smart pneumatics enhances machine safety and operation
First Quarter 2022, Emerson Automation Solutions, Editor's Choice
Pneumatics and safety Machine manufacturers and end-users have always used pneumatic devices to provide cost-effective and efficient motion and actuation on a wide range of systems; pneumatics has also ...

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The ‘P’ in predictive maintenance represents progress, not pain
First Quarter 2022, Editor's Choice
There are three main types of maintenance: reactive, preventative and predictive. But how do you make sense of these terms? Human health can provide an analogy to machine health. Take diabetes, for ...

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Oil-free air for petrochemical pipelines
Fourth Quarter 2021
Rand-Air recently took a bold decision which has changed the way its customers – and Rand Air – will approach future hires. Working in the petrochemical sector requires critical attention to detail, with ...

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How to embrace the benefits of smart pneumatics
Third Quarter 2021, Emerson Automation Solutions, Editor's Choice
Understand how this challenge creates opportunities It is important to consider how insights from data can help end-users react to real-time events or even predict the future. For example, the Emerson ...

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New energy efficient, compact compressor range
Third Quarter 2021
CompAir has launched a new series of energy-efficient oil-lubricated, rotary screw compressors, offering best-in-class performance in a compact design. Part of the CompAir L-Series range, the new compressors ...

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Use compressed air efficiently
Third Quarter 2021, Artic Driers International
With air compressors being one of the bigger consumers of energy in many plants, it pays to keep tight control of compressor station power costs. Focus points include:    • Compressor performance testing. • ...

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Digital transformation: how to embrace the benefits of smart pneumatics
Third Quarter 2021, Emerson Automation Solutions
For end-users responsible for maintaining machines and keeping them running, the path is clear. An IIoT system provides data from the machine, ensuring its systems or components are working within their ...

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Five reasons why smart pneumatics boosts packaging performance
Third Quarter 2021, Emerson Automation Solutions
The intelligence built into smart pneumatic components unlocks valuable machine data that can transform operations. OEMs and end-users can know more about the performance of their machines and packaging ...

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Compressed air purity analyser
Second Quarter 2021, Artic Driers International
Compressed air treatment using filters and dryers is an effective barrier to airline contamination. Until recently, auditing the compressed air quality in a system was difficult, but clients and professional ...

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Critical compressed air on platinum mine
Second Quarter 2021
The mining industry is a vital cog in the economic workings of South Africa, in particular platinum mines, of which the country has significant reserves, that are among the largest worldwide. Yet, if ...

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Tectra Automation contracted for PG Bison’s MFB press upgrade
Second Quarter 2021, Tectra Automation
Tectra Automation has provided all the pneumatic and vacuum equipment required for the installation and commissioning of PG Bison’s sixth melamine-faced board (MFB) press. The press, which came online ...

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Festo at the heart of absolute automation
Second Quarter 2021, Festo
Festo is renowned as one of the leading pneumatic automation suppliers. Over the years, the company has also set the pace in both Process and Electric Automation. This is backed by its proven record of ...

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Highly flexible pick and place with digitised pneumatics from Festo
First Quarter 2021, Festo
A wide range of products, functions and complete solution packages are integrated into the Festo Motion Terminal. One of these products is Motion Apps, which heralds a new Industry 4.0 era. Motion Apps ...

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