Pneumatic Air Fittings Malaysia
The world today is an industrial hub and everything from agriculture, to car manufacturing and ship building, are nearly automated. When we see what a company like Tesla is doing, we are “wowed” and most of the times, we think these are robotic activities taking place but that’s not completely true. What’s actually happening is a bunch of air system designed to function periodically. Pneumatic air fittings along with other pneumatic component can be used to create a system that generates energy to run an industry or a manufacturing plant. The energy generated by a pneumatic system are much safer, flexible and less expensive when compared to other forms of energy. An example of a different form of energy that can be generated are solar energy, alternating/direct current and hydraulic energy.
Other than our stereotypical system, pneumatic fittings can also be found in some of the day to day items or equipment we come in contact with. Examples of such items include; some nail guns, tire pressure gauges, vacuum cleaners, etc. These pneumatic fittings are used to connect a part of a tube or hose to the compressed or pressurised air or gas systems (pneumatic systems). Many times, individuals mistake hydraulic fittings for pneumatic fittings but they’re very different. An hydraulic fitting is characterised by a lose seal and high pressure requirement while the pneumatic seals are the complete opposite (tighter seals and low pressure requirements)
Here are a few types of Pneumatic (Air) Fitting;
Silencer: Usually referred to as the muffler, it is used to limit or reduce the amount of noise made by the pneumatic system, it has a good fluid flow rate and is very easy to maintain (can be cleaned with kerosene or soap water). It also prevents or blocks external substances or exterior pollutants from entering the pneumatic airline system.
Rapid Fitting: This gives an alternative and very reliable way to connect pneumatic hose or tubes. It provides a very rigid connection but at the same it’s very easy to remove. It’s mostly used in industrial application and can work with a pressure of up to 15 bar in temperature of -20oC up to 60oC (Metal rapid fittings).
Push-In Fitting: The push-in fittings, also as polyurethane fittings, are normally used with Polyurethane tubes. It has ends that are designed to accept tubing easily by just pushing it into it. These designs are more suited to pneumatic system that requires frequent disconnection and reconnection of a particular section of the system.
Brass Fittings: These types of fittings usually have screw threads on their inner or outer surface (female and male respectively) designed to accepting matching threads. The brass fittings maybe elbowed, straight connector or nipped. While the thread may be designed to provide a tight seal or provide a simple connection but no guaranteed seal (straight threaded).
Miniature Fitting: This category contains special, slightly smaller version of few most common push-in fittings. It’s worth noting that they have smaller dimensions but still able to retain the same flow value for great performance. They are highly recommended whenever small size is crucial. It’s specifically designed to fit polyurethane tubes or hose and it comes in a variety of types/model to serve various piping demands and provide the needed link in the pneumatic system. Other than hose or polyurethane tubes, polyethylene and nylon tubes can also be used to provide the needed link.
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