The primary function of pneumatic tubing and the hose is to convey pressurized air to the actuators, valves and tools and other devices. You should know that there are countless types of sizes of tubing and hose on the market and engineers had to consider a number of factors for the given task.
The pneumatic hose generally consists of an inner tube and one or more layers of reinforcing braided or spiral wound fiber and an outer protective cover. This means that the hose is usually more rugged than the tubing but costs much more.
We ensure that the products operate below the maximum working pressure. Also, we would generally rate tubing by measuring the burst pressure at 75F and then divide it by an appropriate safety factors like 3:1 or 4:1. Keep in mind that the published burst pressure ratings are only for manufacturing test purposes. Also, these product can handle vacuum of 28 in -Hg without any collapse.
These thermoplastic tubing is made of several common materials and offers countless variations of polymer formulations to suit the specific needs. The typical tubing materials used in pneumatic applications are strong, flexible, kink and abrasion resistant that it withstands fuels and oils. This tubing is used in logic systems, pneumatic actuation, vacuum equipment, robotics and more.
In terms of pneumatic tubing, Polyethylene tubing is often used in low-pressure pneumatics and pneumatic controls. This is used as a wide resistance to chemicals and solvents, relatively low cost and good flexibility. This HDPE tubing comes in semi-rigid versions that resist physical damage and custs and it has a higher pressure burst than polyethylene tubing. Connect with our pneumatic tubing suppliers to help you understand the different products and what we sell at our store.
Another form of pneumatic tubing is Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tubing. It is light and generally more flexible than nylon and polyethylene. It usually offers good chemical resistance and can be repeatedly sterilized. This tubing is suitable for low-pressure medical applications and can be formulated to meet FDA specifications for contact with food and drugs. PVC tubing is typically clear, and thus well-suited where visible indication of flow is necessary. On the other hand, Polypropylene tubing can be formulated for food-contact applications, resists chemical attack and withstands UV radiation in outdoor applications.
At Advanced Duct Systems, we will help you and your engineers understand the features, benefits and drawbacks of each material and understand which material is the best fit for your industry. For instance in the case of air systems, oil from air lubricators, as well as fumes or other substances ingested by the compressor, could affect the inner tube. In a similar way, there is also an exterior environmental exposure.
Just pick up the phone and give us a call at 1300 382848 for more details about our products and services especially pneumatic tubing. We will there to provide you with the right information and help you make the right decision and help with the setting up.