Pneumatic Fitting: Uses In Day-to-Day Life

The first thing that crosses our minds as we think about factories and companies that are in the manufacturing of cars, coffee grinders, or boards for computers is the fact that there would be large robots and automated arms that are going around in doing all the magic. These automated arms are responsible for all the creation and assembly of these modern marvels. However, in reality, you have festo pneumatics that is behind all the power that is being generated in these massive factories. You do not have electric motors moving around powering the whole plant.
Now that you know what makes all the noise that comes out of a factory or a manufacturing plant.
So how do these pneumatic systems achieve their mechanical motion and power?

In pneumatics, you generate power with the help of compressible gases as opposed to hydraulic systems in which we use liquids for the purpose of generating power. Almost every industry that is connected with inter gases and compressed air you can see pneumatic systems as they are highly efficient and productive in these spaces. If we were to compare the energy that is created by pneumatic systems with the energy that you create with electric motors and actuators you have more flexibility, reliability, and affordable and less dangerous source of power with pneumatic systems.
There are several common items in which you can observe pneumatic fittings such as:

  • Ball and bicycle pumps
  • Tire pressure gauges
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Car shocks
  • Nail guns
  • The device that you use in order to slow down the door as you close it

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These are some of the common examples from our daily life in which we can observe how pneumatic fittings are installed. 

Let us start with some common pneumatic fittings that we use in our daily lives:

  1. Plastic push in fittings
    Plastic push in fittings is one of the most common types of fitting used for air fitting. These fittings are specifically designed in order to systems with polyurethane and nylon tubes along with a normal work condition environment. These fitting are not that compatible with liquids which is why air is used with these fittings.
    The pressure range for these fittings is 0 to 150 psi under the temperature range of 0 to 60 degrees. Since the body is made up of PBT this fitting can work under a negative pressure of -29.5 Hg as well.
    These fittings offer great durability at affordable prices. You get a strong and lightweight fitting that you can use. However, these are quite ineffective under high temperature and high pressure. 
  2. Brass push in fitting
    Made from nickel plated brass or glass reinforced nylon you have a brass push in fittings. Since you can change and replace these fittings quite easily, these fittings are quite suitable for places where you change the fittings at regular intervals of time. You can even use these fitting with nylon, PE, and polyurethane tubes that are not used generally. These fittings are used since they offer high resistance to temperature and pressure at a cheap price. Although, you can not use these fittings when the place where you are placing these fittings is prone to corrosion and rust. 
  3. Stainless steel push in fittings
    Since stainless steel is not prone to corrosion and rust these fittings are more effective in humid places. You get a fitting that you can quickly assemble or disassemble. Moreover, you get high resistance to pressure and temperature making them more effective than brass push in fitting. Since there are more expensive than brass or plastic fitting you do not use these fittings that often.

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Julia Arostegi lives in California USA. She took Developmental Communication at the University of California and finished her studies in 2012. She is currently the managing director of California Magazine. She is also a blogger, content enthusiast and a photographer.