Fluid Power Journal

Storage of Pneumatic & Vacuum Components

The primary materials (excluding electronics) in industrial pneumatic and vacuum components subject to degradation under adverse conditions are the elastomers …

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 …

Industrial Pressure Switches

The industrial pressure switches offer ranges from vacuum to 10,000 psi with wetted-parts material options to fit multiple applications, such as HVAC, gas …

Ergonomic Lifting Made Easier with Vacuum Technology

Apart from being backbreaking work, the lifting of heavy objects can so easily end in disaster. According to the laws of physics, the gravitational potential …

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 …

Hold It Down

Most of my previous articles have been about vacuum pick-and-place, which is the most common application in fluid power circles for vacuum components. However, …

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