This white paper explores the various environmental and mechanical causes of pneumatic tubing failure, which can cause downtime and costly production losses.
Because pneumatic tubing is a common component in machines, many designers don’t give it the attention it deserves. But the reality is choosing the right tubing is a critical aspect of machine design, and your selection process must consider factors that extend beyond the more “obvious” operating conditions. For example, if your machine is located near welding equipment, then it’s important to understand if and how the tubing can handle weld splatter. If it can’t, due to thin wall thickness, for example, then odds are your tubing will fail prematurely.