Blog Listing

Find out all the latest news and events here at API Pneumatic UK here with our latest blog posts and updates.


What is the difference between single-acting and double-acting pneumatic cylinders?

Does your application require a single or double-acting pneumatic cylinder? If you are unsure, the team at API Pneumatic UK is more than happy to discuss your requirements and find a suitable solution for your system. This is the first step toward selecting the right pneumatic cylinder for your application. What is the difference between a single-acting and double-acting pneumatic cylinder? The main difference bet... Read more


Find the best valve for your application

Manufactured from premium materials, API valves are reliable, durable and competitively priced. With API products, you can expect the best of everything, from pneumatic cylinders down to ISO control valves. With an extensive range of valves to choose from, API UK has the product for your application. Our comprehensive portfolio, as well as our expert advice, will ensure that you find everything you need, right here i... Read more


6 reasons to choose a tailored service from API Pneumatic UK

Tailored solutions, premium products, the highest standards of customer service, specialist advice and fair prices are all benefits you can expect from choosing API Pneumatic UK as your preferred supplier of pneumatic products. API was built with you, the customer, in mind. From onsite visits and next day delivery to same day builds, we are constantly working to provide you with an effortless solution. A specia... Read more


Custom designed cylinders from API

Imagine at the height of production, one of your cylinders fails and everything grinds to a halt. In this situation, you are probably beginning to calculate how much expensive downtime you will have to endure before you get everything up and running again. Your machine needs a cylinder with a non-standard stroke length which requires specialist pneumatic cylinder design – and fast. Sounds impossible, right? Not wit... Read more


How ATEX pneumatics could revolutionise your application

The ATEX directive was put in place to protect the safety of workers in hazardous environments. This is largely achieved through the use of specially manufactured equipment. Hazardous environments occur when dust, vapours or gases enter the air and are likely to ignite, causing an explosion. In this blog, API highlights our range of ATEX compliant products, for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. ATEX approved... Read more


Essential pneumatics for the food and beverage industry

Hygiene is paramount when it comes to pneumatics for the food and beverage industry. Manufacturers have to focus on meeting stringent hygiene standards to ensure their food and beverages aren’t compromised. All food grade pneumatics must be able to withstand contact with potentially corrosive substances during CIP cleaning processes. In this article, API focuses on how our stainless steel products are designed to b... Read more


Bespoke control panel design from API

With our free onsite visits and free quotations, combined with over 30 years’ of experience building bespoke control panels, why would you go anywhere else for your control panel? At API, we understand that an industrial control panel is an investment which is why we give you a fixed price upfront, so there are no nasty surprises down the line. Here, we talk you through a selection of our previous control panel des... Read more


How to select the right pneumatic cylinder from API

At API, we understand that when you go to buy a pneumatic cylinder online you want to be sure that you are making the right purchase for your application. That is why we encourage you to reach out to the experts at API for guidance and reassurance that the cylinder you have chosen is right for you. In this article, we’ll talk you through each type of cylinder available from API and the main purpose of each. How to... Read more


Interview with Tim Swift, Managing Director of API

In this article, Tim Swift, Managing Director of API Pneumatic UK explains how API started, what his main values are as a pneumatic manufacturer and what he strives to achieve with API UK. Why did you choose API as a supplier? I was looking to find a reliable supplier of pneumatics that wasn’t yet represented in the UK but was readily available to be. Finding a pneumatic manufacturer as a partner that could add a... Read more


Fittings and quick couplings from API Pneumatic UK

Find the perfect fit with API fittings and quick coupling fittings. As pneumatic fitting manufacturers, our range is extensive. Every type of pneumatic fitting from API is available in a range of versions, whether you require stud, elbow or banjo couplings. Here, we take you through the types of pneumatic fitting and quick coupling fittings available from API Pneumatic UK. Push-in fittings The first type of pneumat... Read more


Go with the flow regulator at API Pneumatic UK

At API Pneumatic UK, we understand the importance of controlling or restricting the air flow within a cylinder. For use with compressed air, our pneumatic flow regulators are manufactured to the highest quality standards to ensure optimal performance and control capabilities within your cylinder. Get your cylinder air flow under control with API Pneumatic UK. What is a flow regulator? A pneumatic flow regulator is ... Read more


Accessorise your pneumatic cylinder

With every pneumatic cylinder comes the demand for pneumatic accessories. Cylinder mounting accessories, industrial pneumatic grippers and pneumatic accessories are all essentials for your cylinder. If you require stability and better linearity of movement for your cylinder, a slide unit can provide this seamlessly. On the other hand, a bearing could help sort the angular misalignments of the cylinder rod. Whatever y... Read more