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


What makes magnetic reed switches the perfect cylinder accessory?

Here at API Pneumatic UK, we stock and supply a wide variety of cylinder accessories designed for a multitude of different functions. We have found that one of the most popular pneumatic cylinder accessories on the market is magnetic reed switches. As such, we have decided to honour the humble with reed switch with its own investigatory blog article. API UK discovers what makes magnetic reed switches the perfect pneu... Read more


Everything you need to know about Air Reservoirs

“Congratulations, you’ve just bought your first air reservoir!”. If you’re reading this article, chances are you’ll have quite recently heard these words. Buying an air reservoir is the easy part, however, maintaining them and knowing how to get the best out of your air reservoir is the tricky bit. Alternatively, if you’ve not purchased an air reservoir yet but, debating whether it’s the right accessory... Read more


ISO cylinder selection guide

Designed to meet industry standards set by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), an ISO certified cylinder is the mark of quality. As leading cylinder manufacturers and suppliers, we pride ourselves on the quality of our own ISO cylinder range here at API Pneumatic UK. All API UK ISO pneumatic cylinders are manufactured with the kind of attention to detail that only comes through years of industry... Read more


Avoiding mistakes in choosing pneumatic cylinders

To the uninitiated, selecting the right pneumatic cylinder for your chosen application can be quite a complex process. Pneumatic cylinders are used in a variety of applications and industries, come in thousands of variations, and feature an even wider range of components. Each pneumatic cylinder type has unique specifications and can also be manufactured from a host of different materials to suit different working en... Read more


Single-acting cylinders vs double-acting cylinders

Here at API Pneumatic UK, we deal with a range of cylinder enquiries daily. The majority come from customers who know precisely what cylinder type they want and how it will complement their systems, while others are completely new to the world of pneumatics. As such, they may not know which cylinder type is best for their application requirements. If you are a first-time cylinder buyer, you might find that you fall i... Read more


The A-Z of API UK Stainless Steel Pneumatic Cylinders

API UK manufactures pneumatic double acting cylinders in stainless steel to supply into the most demanding industries. Produced in the highest grade AISI 316 stainless steel, these products have been developed for use in environments where high performance, durability and reliability are critical, such as pharmaceutical, food processing, marine and oil and gas. Set out below are the specifications and advantages of s... Read more


The A-Z of API UK Stainless Steel Valves

There are few options available in the UK marketplace for stainless steel valves. API UK are dedicated to offering solutions to all marketplaces including those with demanding environments, which is why we have created a range of stainless steel valves for use with our stainless steel cylinder products. Below, we look at the importance of stainless steel valves, those available to purchase from API UK, and the advant... Read more


How your company can benefit from bespoke pneumatic control panels

API UK are experts when it comes to the design and build of high-quality control panels, fit for purpose and completely cost-effective. Our bespoke control panel solutions have been the answer to the prayers of many engineering companies, and we at API UK took some time to talk through exactly what makes the pneumatic control panel design to unique and successful. Bespoke control panel solutions API UK boasts over... Read more


Why stainless steel rules the manufacturing world

Stainless steel equipment is always going to be an essential component for engineering companies. It is durable, hygienic and cost-effective, which is why API UK pride ourselves on creating and supplying high-quality stainless steel products. Here, API UK delves into exactly why stainless steel is ruling the manufacturing world, and what makes the products that we supply so unique. Stainless steel equipment At API... Read more


Same day pneumatic cylinder builds: Expectation v Reality

Built and dispatched within 90 minutes, our same day pneumatic cylinder builds are the real deal. If you need a quick turnaround for pneumatic cylinders, API UK offers the shortest turnaround for ISO 15552 cylinders anywhere on the market! You might be thinking, surely this is too good to be true? Well, allow us to put your mind at ease with this customer-focused article. Read on as we discuss the expectation v reali... Read more


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