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What is pneumatic pressure?
Pneumatic pressure is used all around us, every day, in a wide variety of objects and applications. It’s an incredibly useful tool that helps make mechanical objects function effectively. But, what is pneumatic pressure? Continue reading this helpful article from API UK to find out everything you need to know about pneumatic pressure. Pneumatic pressure explained Pneumatic pressure is a pressure that is... Read more
Pneumatic flow control valve applications
Pneumatic control valves are components that are used to control the rate and pressure of airflow through a pneumatic application. These types of components are essential in a wide range of applications, but how do they work? Also, what types of pneumatic flow control valve applications are there? Continue reading as API UK explains in detail. What is a pneumatic control valve? Pneumatic valves are used t... Read more
Choosing the right valve for your application
Valves are some of the most important components in any pneumatic system, so choosing the right valve for your application is critical. There are various factors to consider when selecting the best pneumatic valve for your specific needs. Here, API UK explains the different types of valves available and how to match them to your specific application. WHAT IS A PNEUMATIC VALVE? A pneumatic valve is used ... Read more
How are Bricks Manufactured?
Bricks have been used as a building material for thousands of years, and they continue to be an essential part of construction today. Brick making combines clay, sand, water, and various additives to make a brick mould that is dried and fired. In this article, API UK will explore how bricks are manufactured and highlight the clear advantages of using pneumatic equipment throughout the brick making process. ... Read more
What are the Main Components of a Pneumatic System?
Pneumatic systems are commonplace across many industrial applications and industries. This is thanks in no small part to the clean, cost-effective, readily available power that compressed air brings to many automated factory processes. But what exactly is a pneumatic system? Keep reading this informative guide to learn more about the main components of a pneumatic system, their various benefits, and how you can sourc... Read more
The Three Types of Pneumatic Cylinders
Several main types of pneumatic cylinders are available on the UK market today. For most industrial applications, it’s typically a straight choice between single-acting or double-acting pneumatic cylinders, with stainless steel cylinders adding a corrosion-resistant alternative. So what are the benefits of each? API UK explains all in this handy guide. WHAT IS A PNEUMATIC CYLINDER? Pneumatic cylinders... Read more
How API Prevents Corrosion in Pneumatic Cylinders
Rust and corrosion can damage poorly maintained pneumatic cylinders. Especially those exposed to regular CIP/SIP washdowns and aggressive chemicals. But the solution lies with stainless steel cylinders that provide the highest levels of corrosion resistance. Here, API UK discusses the added value of switching to stainless steel pneumatic cylinders. CORROSION IN PNEUMATIC CYLINDERS Standard aluminium pneum... Read more
The Difference Between CIP and SIP
Clean-In-Place (CIP) and Steam-In-Place (SIP) systems use heat, water and chemicals to clean and sterilise critical process equipment without the inconvenience of having to disassemble them. Favoured by the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries, automated CIP and SIP cleaning processes have been maintaining sanitary standards in hygiene critical applications ever since the dairy industry first pioneered the... Read more
How Does a Pneumatic Control Valve Work?
Pneumatic control valves are among an array of components used to control the rate and pressure of air that moves through a pneumatic system. But, how does a pneumatic control valve work? API UK is here to explain everything you need to know about pneumatic control valves, including how and why they are used, and why you should choose API valves. WHAT IS A PNEUMATIC CONTROL VALVE? Pneumatic valves, which are also... Read more
How are Pneumatics Used in the Food Industry?
Food industry manufacturers are faced with more challenges than most. Perishable goods need to be processed and packaged quickly. Consumables need to be processed and handled in sanitary conditions. While processing plants need to be fully equipped to turn out products quickly and at scale. The emergence of stainless steel pneumatics in the food industry has made many of these day-to-day tasks that much easier, as AP... Read more
Safety Features of a Nuclear Reactor
Remarkably, given the volatility of radioactive materials, there have been very few major nuclear disasters since the first nuclear power plant came online in the former Soviet Union during the 1950s. However, following the handful of catastrophic incidents that occurred in the intervening decades, nuclear reactor safety systems have become increasingly sophisticated. Here, API UK reflects on some of the worst nuc... Read more
How is cement manufactured?
There’s a high chance you’ve encountered cement today, whether walking on concrete pavement or within the confines of your office or home. But how much do you know about cement? Here, API UK answers all your burning questions about the cement manufacturing process, including how cement is made and where it comes from. WHAT IS CEMENT? Cement is one of those materials that is everywhere but perhaps not fully unde... Read more