Fluid Power Journal

Vacuum Measurement: A Basic Guide

There is often much confusion with regards to the units used to measure the level of vacuum being generated in an industrial application. This article explains …

Don’t Choke!

One of the more confusing aspects of vacuum pick-and-place systems is vacuum flow. Flow in a vacuum system, like any other fluid power project involving …

Basic Vacuum Pump Choice

The consideration of which vacuum pump to select is based on many factors. This article explains the fundamental differences between three very common vacuum …

Vacuum Lifting Fundamentals

There is often much confusion with regards to the units used to measure the vacuum level being generated in an application. This article explains which ones …

Minimizing Vacuum Leakage

In many vacuum-lifting applications, air leakage is experienced through interconnecting pipe work, porous product materials, or vacuum suction cups that are …

Vacuum Valves

Click images to enlarge The most common form of vacuum generation is a vacuum venturi, often referred to as a “vacuum pump.” This can be misleading because …

Vacuum Priming Systems

Walk into just about any private or government-run water pumping station where there is a need to pump water vertically from a lower level to a higher level, …

Basic Vacuum Cup Selection – Part 2

There are many types of vacuum cups available from a large range of manufacturers. The primary application of vacuum cups is on automated machinery, such as …

Basic Vacuum Cup Selection: Part 1

There are many types of vacuum cups available from a large range of manufacturers.  The primary application of vacuum cups is on automated machinery, such as …

Turn It Off!

If it’s not needed, then don’t use it, right? An obvious statement, but so rarely is this philosophy employed when using compressed air-powered venturi …

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