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Compact Pneumatic Cylinders: Ultimate Buying Guide for 2019

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 7/28/2019 to Pneumatics and Engineering
Compact Pneumatic Cylinders: Ultimate Buying Guide for 2019
Compact pneumatic cylinders are used in a wide range of industrial systems. As a leading provider of all pneumatic equipment, SMC Pneumatics presents you with your complete 2019 guide to buying compact pneumatic cylinders.

How to Order Pneumatic Parts Online: Step-By-Step Guide

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA on 7/22/2019
How to Order Pneumatic Parts Online: Step-By-Step Guide
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to order pneumatic parts online. Use the SMC Part Builder to find the air valve or cylinder that you need. Then hop over to the main SMC Pneumatics website to complete your order.

How Does a Pneumatic Press Machine Work?

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA on 7/19/2019 to Pneumatics
How Does a Pneumatic Press Machine Work?
Do you want to know how a pneumatic press machine works? Now you can find out! We go into the process, and why pneumatic presses are a sensible investment. SMC Pneumatics has more information.

What is A Pneumatic System and How Does it Work?

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA on 7/12/2019 to Pneumatics
What is A Pneumatic System and How Does it Work?

A pneumatic system is a system that uses compressed air to run machines. You need several components to manage the air, but you have a renewable energy source.

Top Directional Control Valves

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA on 6/26/2019 to Pneumatics

Directional control valves use different types of energy to open and close. You can use manual, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, or solenoid energy depending on the model and their specifications. Manual valves rely on gears and wheels to function, which is why they tend to wear down the fastest.

What Is A Solenoid Valve and How Does It Work?

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA on 6/18/2019 to Manufacturing Technology

A solenoid is an energy source that uses electromagnetic coils to convert electric energy into mechanical. The valve uses a solenoid as its power source, which allows it to open and close for various appliances. Usually, its body is made of plastic, aluminum, brass or stainless steel. These elements are chosen because they are nonmagnetic and can work with the fluids or gases they regulate. The coil wires tend to be made out of copper, by which to conduct electricity.

5 Applications of Pneumatic Systems

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 5/2/2019 to Pneumatics
5 Applications of Pneumatic Systems

Are you looking for a challenge? Name one single aspect of modern life that pneumatic technology hasn’t gotten involved with. It’s almost impossible to do so because compressed air-driven equipment is used in everything from amusements to each stage of the manufacturing process and everything in between. There’s a good chance that the digital device you’re reading this on was influenced in at least some way by pneumatic gear.

Leading Pneumatic Equipment Parts Supplier

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 4/24/2019 to Pneumatics Products
Leading Pneumatic Equipment Parts Supplier

Have you taken the time to record every single reorder number so you’ll be able to get more of each part when the time comes? Do you have a complete list of each hardware vendor so you know exactly who to call when something breaks down? It’s a nearly impossible chore, and that’s why so many companies fall behind on making a list of everything that they need to be keeping track of.

5 Types of Pneumatic Actuators: Complete Guide

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 4/22/2019 to General Pneumatics Products
5 Types of Pneumatic Actuators: Complete Guide

Ever order a delicate part only to find that it actually isn’t right for the piece of equipment you planned on using it with? This is more common than it might seem, and it can be a real nightmare at times. Some components come in so many different varieties that it can honestly be difficult to be sure you’re ordering the correct one for the job.

How to Keep Your Pneumatic Machines Running Smoothly

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 4/17/2019 to SMC Pneumatics USA
How to Keep Your Pneumatic Machines Running Smoothly

There’s a good chance that some piece of equipment on your company’s lot is ready to fail soon. It might even fail catastrophically! While it’s true that pneumatic equipment is far more reliable than electrical or hydraulic gear, it still needs to be maintained. If you’ve been negligent when it comes to maintenance, then you might be headed for an accident soon.

What are Pneumatic Controls and How are they Used?

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 4/15/2019 to Pneumatics
What are Pneumatic Controls and How are they Used?

Have you ever been so frustrated with a piece of machinery that you’re convinced it has a mind of its own? You might have been trying to repair a computer or smartphone that continued to behave in an unexpected way. Perhaps you’ve tried to install a relighting kit, only to find that your favored antique lamp only seems to turn on when you want it to.

Online Distributor of Pneumatic Parts

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 4/10/2019 to Pneumatics Products
Online Distributor of Pneumatic Parts

Imagine that you’re a technician who repairs pneumatic systems for a living. You’re regularly asked to swap worn parts out and make sure that everything attached to an air circuit is working properly. You notice that several valves or regulators are bad. After checking your supply stocks, you realize that the parts you have on hand aren’t compatible with the equipment you’re repairing.

7 Pneumatic Fittings and Air Lines

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 4/8/2019 to Pneumatics Utilizing Air Pressure
7 Pneumatic Fittings and Air Lines

Have you ever stopped to think about whether you’re using the best fittings or air lines for the type of pneumatic equipment you’ve got in your workshop? All fittings are not created equal. Some are better at certain jobs than others.

Top 5 Pneumatic Cylinders

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 3/20/2019 to Repairable Cylinders
Top 5 Pneumatic Cylinders

When was the last time you had your pneumatic cylinders checked out? Be completely honest with yourself. If you’re like most small business owners, then you haven’t found the time or money to do so. Even larger enterprise-level firms don’t check things nearly as often as they should.

8 Advantages of Pneumatic Systems

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 3/13/2019 to Pneumatics Improve Efficiency
8 Advantages of Pneumatic Systems

Pneumatic systems are loud and break down whenever the slightest amount of air leaks out of a circuit! You hear these kinds of complaints all the time, and there’s a good chance that you have some of these same preconceived notions. However, they’re only based on half-truths. In fact, pneumatic tools are quite reliable and provide a great deal of power in a relatively compact package.

Nevertheless, this kind of thinking has prevailed and continues to hold technicians back whether they’re doing construction or manufacturing.

Pneumatic vs. Hydraulic Systems: What is the Difference?

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 3/8/2019 to Hydraulics vs Pneumatics
Pneumatic vs. Hydraulic Systems: What is the Difference?
Overall, hydraulic linear actuators operate similarly to pneumatic ones. However, they don’t have anything to do with compressed air or gases. Rather, these components are powered by the movement of a non-compressible liquid flowing through hoses. The liquid is pushed through the line by way of a pump, which is usually powered by electricity or some other external energy source.

Military Robots – Necessary or Frightening?

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 7/18/2016 to Military Robots
Military Robots – Necessary or Frightening?

Two questions: Are military robots necessary? And, should we fear them? With the recent use of a weaponized robot in Dallas, Tx., this topic has been forced into the spotlight again.

The Elon Musk Hyperloop Project. Are Pneumatic Trains Possible?

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 6/10/2016 to General Pneumatics Products
The Elon Musk Hyperloop Project. Are Pneumatic Trains Possible?
The Elon Musk Hyperloop project may well be one of the most challenging uses of pneumatics systems and technology ever. Do you think pneumatic trains are possible?

The State of Farming in California and How Pneumatics Improve Efficiency

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 5/18/2016 to Pneumatics for Food Packaging
The State of Farming in California and How Pneumatics Improve Efficiency
Farming has always been important to Californians. However, with a continuing drought, we need to discuss the
state of farming in California and how pneumatics can improve farming efficiency.

Men in Engineering Who Changed Our Lives

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 3/31/2016 to Men In Engineering
Men in Engineering Who Changed Our Lives
Can you name a few men in engineering whose ideas and inventions have changed our way of living for the better?

The Top 10 Engineering Feats Part II.. Voted by You!

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 2/15/2016 to Top 10 Engineering Feats
The Top 10 Engineering Feats Part II.. Voted by You!
In our last blog, we addressed 5 of the top 10 engineering feats. Here are the remaining top 5 engineering feats...

The Top 10 Engineering Feats Part I – Voted by You!

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 1/28/2016 to Top 10 Engineering Feats
The Top 10 Engineering Feats Part I – Voted by You!
The top 10 engineering feats of all time is an important topic of discussion. SMC Pneumatics USA discusses The Top 10 Engineering Feats Part I – Voted by You!

Holiday Manufacturing: Tips to Prepare for the Busiest Time of Year

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 11/23/2015 to Holiday Manufacturing
Holiday Manufacturing: Tips to Prepare for the Busiest Time of Year
The busiest time of the year is here for manufacturing companies and SMC Pneumatics USA is sharing tips to ensure your holiday manufacturing goes smoothly.

SMC Pneumatics USA Employee of the Month: Amy Ellis

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 10/29/2015 to SMC Pneumatics USA
SMC Pneumatics USA Employee of the Month: Amy Ellis
SMC Pneumatics USA/Orange Coast Pneumatics, would like to announce the October Employee of the Month, Amy Ellis.

I Look Like an Engineer Campaign Brings Awareness for Women in STEM

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 10/28/2015 to I Look LIke An Engineer
I Look Like an Engineer Campaign Brings Awareness for Women in STEM

The “I Look Like An Engineer” campaign is changing the perception of women in STEM fields. SMC Pneumatics USA is on board..are you?

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