Oscillating Valve

This valve assembly will, when connected to a pneumatic cylinder, cause the cylinder will go in and out indefinitely until the air supply is removed. The speed of both the in and out strokes can be controlled and can be  different…

Cost of Compressed Air Leaks

Do you know how much your compressed air  leaks cost you?  Maybe not but it is quite easy to work out. Step 1 – Turn off all your machines that use air. Step 2 – Run your compressor till it…

Selecting the correct pressure gauge?

This is normally straightforward but there are some points to watch out for. Bottom entry or back entry The connection is either at the bottom of the gauge or on the back. Which is correct for you depends entirely on…

BSP Taper and Parallel Threads

Although there are no hard and fast rules, here are some guidelines on when to use taper and when to use parallel.  It applies to BSP threads used in pneumatics and compressed air.  The use of BSP threads in hydraulics…

Guide to Quick Release Couplings

For the purposes of this guide we will use the following terms for the two halves of a quick release coupling: The coupling and plug must be from the same series to connected together and each have three options: a…