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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 pressur... 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 ... 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 yo... 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 t... 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 fac... 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 stainl... 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 h... 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 beve... 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 everyt... 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 plan... 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 ... 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 ... Read more