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How do Pneumatic Valves Work

Although pneumatic control systems are relatively safe, it is important to acquire and properly use safety components. Pneumatic systems are explosion-proof, overload safe, and can operate in extreme temperatures, but the systems still require pneumatic valves. Understanding how pneumatic valves work ensures that your business is operating safely.Pneumatic Controls

Before understanding how pneumatic valves work, it is important to know how the pneumatic process works. Air is pushed into a compressed state so that potential energy builds up. When released, compressed air is released as kinetic energy that powers systems. It is important to keep the force in check during operations, which is accomplished with a pneumatic valve.

Most valves work similarly. A pneumatic control system holds pressurized air within a diaphragm or a reservoir. From there, the air is fed into compresses that consistently push against the walls. When the pressure reaches the desired levels, springs in the reservoir begin to compress, which pushes the diaphragm down. Eventually, these motions cause the valve stem to get pressed down (closing the valve). After the air is exhausted, springs uncoil, and the valve opens again. Pneumatic valves control pressure, which keeps systems running safely and smoothly.

Using the correct valve for specific applications and systems is an essential part of running systems successfully. A faulty valve creates more than just dangerous situations; it impacts machines' fluidity, speed, and accuracy. Without correct valves, it can be difficult, if possible, to run the system according to specifications.

For more information on pneumatic controls and valves, you should not hesitate to give our team a call.

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