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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Features

Is your compressed air system doing Dry January this year?

Each winter the ‘Dry January’ campaigners’ remit is to limit the country’s social liquid intake, but it is also the time when compressor users could be battling with a real problem that is quite the opposite – keeping any moisture, with the potential to freeze, out of the air supply and its point of use.

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Micro dosing pumps playing vital role in automated analysis devices testing against COVID-19

Highly automated analysis devices have become commonplace in many scientific and biotech applications, for example being used as the essential basis for extensive test capacities for the coronavirus.

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The other side of the compressed air story

Compressed air, whilst utilising a ‘free’ working fluid, is one of the highest energy-consuming utilities found in today’s industrial premises. Having spent 30 years in the energy field reviewing many industrial applications, Tony Baldwin CEMI, Energy & Resource Specialist, SMC Pneumatics UK Ltd, says that his first step most commonly involves looking at the generation and distribution of compressed air.

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More efficient pumps easily achieved with new wear rings

Independent tests by a pump manufacturer prove corrosion-free Vesconite Hilube wear rings safely allow reduced running clearances and improve pump efficiency.

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