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

What is a Pneumatic Lubricator?

Pneumatic lubricator

This is the final part of our FRL series, which stands for filter, regulator, and lubricator. In this post, we will discuss the pneumatic lubricator. So, what does a lubricator do? A pneumatic lubricator sprays micro-particles of lubricator oil into the airflow to provide fluent lubrication. The purpose of lubricating pneumatic devices is to prevent abrasion caused by solid friction … Read More

Pneumatic Fittings: Everything You Need to Know

Pneumatic fittings

by Justin Uhm Pneumatic fittings are essential to keeping your pneumatic systems running. In this post, we will cover all the different types of pneumatic fittings and their applications. Read on to learn more. Pneumatic Tubes, Hoses, and Pipes Before we begin, lets us distinguished the type of components that are being connected in a system. This will help you understand the … Read More

Compact Air Chucks from TPC Automation

tpc automation video

Compact air chucks in this video are shown opening and closing on our test bench at TPC Pneumatics quality assurance lab. Pneumatic chucks can clamp and release products inside an industrial automation system. Video of a Clamping Air Chuck The video below shows TPC Automation’s compact pneumatic chucks in action. The clamping devices are powered by air. They open and … Read More