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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.


In harsh, challenging environments, stainless steel pneumatic cylinders offer a durable and robust solution. Whether faced with aggressive CIP/SIP washdowns in a food and beverage setting or amid the challenging environs of a marine-based application, stainless steel cylinders keep on delivering linear and rotary motion in all conditions. API Pneumatic UK is one of a handful of pneumatic cylinder suppliers to provide... Read more


Here at API Pneumatic UK, we’re proud to call ourselves one of the elite few valve suppliers that provide heavy-duty, stainless steel valves. Manufactured from the highest grade AISI 316L stainless steel, our stainless steel valves offer a hygienic, durable and corrosion-resistant solution for a wide range of industrial applications. From stainless steel solenoid valves to stainless steel ball valves, we have the p... Read more


Pneumatic cylinders, or pneumatic actuators, provide linear or rotary motion and force to automated systems, processes and machines. Compressed air is forced into the cylinder to move a piston that is attached to a mechanism, which carries out functional tasks. Pneumatic cylinders are lightweight, maintenance free and provide a cost-effective alternative to hydraulic and electric systems where lower force and speeds ... Read more

Serving American businesses with FDA compliant stainless steel

If you’re a manufacturer or pneumatics distributor based in the United States and are looking for high-quality FDA stainless steel pneumatic cylinders, API UK has what you need. Our 316 stainless steel cylinders offer the highest levels of hygiene and corrosion resistance for American manufacturers in the food, pharmaceutical, marine, oil and gas industries.    WHAT IS FDA STAINLESS STEEL?   Stai... Read more

Why stainless steel might be better suited to your application

If you're in the market for pneumatic instrumentation, you might find that stainless steel cylinders and valves are better suited to your application. This is especially true for food and beverage manufacturers that require the highest standards of hygiene and those that routinely deal with temperature extremes and corrosive media.    In this article, API Pneumatic UK highlights the features and benefits ... Read more

Understanding the main valve types available from API Pneumatics UK

API Pneumatic UK is one of the most innovative valve manufacturers in the UK. We offer a wide range of industrial and process control valves in lightweight aluminium, durable brass and corrosion-resistant stainless steel. Designed with long service and optimal performance in mind, API industrial valves can be tailored to suit your application requirements. Read on to find out more about the features and benefits of o... Read more

Pneumatics reseller looking for new products? Look no further!

The work of a pneumatic distributor is never done. You're always on the lookout for the next best product line to add value to your customers. If it's performance, reliability, quality and cost-savings you're looking for, then look no further than API Pneumatic UK. With our own line of stainless steel pneumatic cylinders and valves, as well as same-day 90-minute builds on ISO 15552 cylinders and bespoke control pa... Read more

How smart pneumatics bring greater efficiency and productivity

In the current fourth industrial revolution, data is powering next-level productivity gains. In the second of our deep-dive articles on the future of pneumatics, API UK explores how smart pneumatics can bring about greater efficiency and output for manufacturers across the country. Read on to find out more about the benefits of smart pneumatic systems. NEW ERA OF PNEUMATIC PERFORMANCE Pneumatics already offer myria... Read more

The future of pneumatics

Ask any pneumatics manufacturer what the future of pneumatics will be and they will tell you the same thing right now: smart pneumatics. Pneumatic cylinders and various other pneumatic components are being made more intelligent with a proliferation of sensors that provide invaluable data insights that can be used to make real-time, automated improvements using machine learning and the Industrial Internet of Things (I... Read more

The basic principles of pneumatic control panels

A pneumatic control panel is a one-stop-shop installation for the control of cylinders and pneumatic actuators. Incorporating all the pneumatic and electronic components you need for the specific performance parameters of your application, all of our control panels come fully assembled, configured and tested. Here, API UK gives you our complete buying guide to pneumatic control panels. (more…)... Read more

Single or double-acting pneumatic cylinders: which do you need and why?

Pneumatic cylinders offer a cost-effective and maintenance-free solution for generating force and motion to power a wide range of automation applications. There are two main types: single-acting cylinders, which feature one port and double-acting cylinders, which have two. The question is, which one do you need and why? API UK explains the basic functions, advantages and disadvantages of both types of cylinders to... Read more

How pneumatic cylinders can improve your efficiencies

Pneumatic cylinders are the simple, unflashy workhorses of modern manufacturing. But don’t let their relative simplicity fool you, these integral components provide huge bang for your buck if you need an efficient, affordable and clean source of linear or rotary motion. In this article, API Pneumatic UK gives you the ins and outs of all the efficiencies pneumatic cylinders have to offer – both in terms of process... Read more