Most of the power in the electronic labs is provided by pneumatics and not by electric motors.
In pneumatics, the mechanical motion is obtained by using pressurized air or gas, as opposed to hydraulic systems that use liquids for the same purpose. Systems that run on the principle of pneumatics are used in many industries which deal with compressed air and inert gases. The energy produced by such systems is more flexible, less costly, more reliable, and far less dangerous when compared to actuators and electric motors.
The use of pneumatic fittings is not restricted to factories as they are used for various purposes in our day to day lives.
A few common examples of things we use in our daily life that involve pneumatic fittings are:
- Tire pressure gauges
- Bicycle/ball pumps
- Vacuum cleaners
- Some nail guns
- The handicapped-access buttons which operate automatic doors
- Some car shocks
- The device that slows your screen door down, so it doesn’t abruptly shut when let go of it
Types of Commonly used Pneumatic fittings:
Plastic Push in Fitting
This is the most widely used air fitting and are designed for systems which use nylon and polyurethane tubes usually used in normal working environments. It does not have tolerance for liquids and uses air instead, as it is a type of pneumatic fitting. You can buy Festo Push in Fittings for your requirements at a reasonable price.
Brass Push-In Fitting
These fittings are made by using nickel plated brass, and few composite fittings are made from glass reinforced nylon. It is easy to connect and disconnect these fittings, and hence, they are perfect for places where fittings have to be replaced regularly. They can be used with polyurethane, PE, nylon, and other types of tubes which are not generally used.
Brass push-in fittings are used to carry compressed air, and they can work under a pressure of -0.8 – 15 bar in environments where the temperature ranges from 10 to 60 degrees.
Stainless Steel Push-In Fitting
Stainless steel push-in fittings can be employed in corrosive environments, unlike brass push-in fittings. The circuit can be assembled easily with the help of these fittings, and they can carry compressed air at a variety of temperatures and pressures. They can be manually and immediately connected and disconnected. Its applications include robotics and conveyor systems.
These push-ins can operate under a pressure of -0.99 – 15 bar in an environment where the temperature ranges from 20 to 200 degrees. Because they are capable of high performance, they are generally more expensive than other types of fittings.
Pneumatic Push On Fitting
They are also known as rapid screw fittings and are widely used in the pneumatic industry. These fittings are more reliable than other types of fittings and take longer to connect and disconnect. They have a strong grasp on the hose because of the nut. Twisting of pipe can be avoided by the swivel part and therefore, is more steady than the push-in fittings.
These fittings can operate under a pressure of -0.8 – 15 bar in an environment where the temperature ranges between 10 and 60 degrees. They have the ability to withstand high pressure and high temperatures. Festo Pneumatic Fittings are widely available and are very reliable.
Apart from all the above mentioned pneumatic fittings, there are many other types of pneumatic fittings such as pneumatic quick coupling, pneumatic compression fittings, brass connectors, push-button safety pneumatic coupling, and so on.