How to Maintain a Pneumatics Regulator and Increase its Lifespan

pneumatic regulators

A pneumatic pressure regulator or pressure-reducing valve helps to maintain constant output pressure in compressed air systems. This is true, no matter the input pressure or the output flow. Understanding how to properly maintain and service a pneumatic regulator is essential. This information helps ensure that it can continue working efficiently and minimize issues. Keep reading to learn about these devices and how … Read More

Understanding the Different Types of Pneumatic Valves

pneumatic valves

Pneumatic valves are a type of main component pneumatic systems use to control the amount of material, the rate, and the pressure at which a substance is moving through a pneumatic system. Pneumatic systems are entirely dependent on the force of the material that’s any system to transfer power. While pneumatic systems are commonly found in the power tools that … Read More

Pneumatic tubing buyer’s guide

Pneumatic tubing

Tubing is an integral part of a pneumatic system. It transmits pressured air between different parts of a pneumatic circuit. The air begins at the air compressor and conveyed to the actuators, cylinders, valves, and more through the tubing. So it is important to know what to look for when purchasing tubing for your company and project.

Pneumatic Valve Selection Guide

Pneumatic valve

Are you struggling to find a match to a pneumatic valve for your project?  In this pneumatic valve buyer’s guide, we’re going to discuss everything that you should look for when purchasing a pneumatic valve. This will cover the features that you may find that official, as well as the benefits that come with buying pneumatic valves. Keep reading to … Read More

Reducing the Spread of Covid-19 in the Workplace

COVID-19 workplace safety

Steal Our Social Media Program: These COVID-19 safety in the workplace social media posts below are free for the taking. Copy and paste them and their associated captions for use with your company’s social media feed. We would love a #tpcautomation hashtag or an @tpcautomation shout out, but it is not necessary. If you would like to change the social … Read More

What is a Solenoid Valve?

Solenoid valve

A solenoid is one of the common kinds of electromagnetic valves. Solenoid valves are used to convert electrical energy to mechanical energy and are unique in appearance. As you can see in Figure 1, the body of the solenoid valve is the bottom part, while the top features a block, from which cables extend when the valve is installed That top part is the solenoid, which consists of fixing tendons, coils, and plungers. Solenoid valves use a steel tendon to become a magnet when electricity is supplied to the coil inside the solenoid.

What is a Speed Control Valve?

Speed control valve

By: Justin Uhm A pneumatic flow control valve, commonly known as a speed controller, is a hydraulic safety device that protects pneumatic components, such as a cylinder, from damage. A pneumatic flow control valve includes orifices, which are used for controlling flow; these orifices can be used as a pressure-control device, and their intricate closed-loop electrohydraulic valves adjust depending on … Read More