Becoming More Environmentally Friendly

Becoming More Environmentally Friendly

Thinking About the Planet  Here at Airlane we’ve been taking notice of the current climate change protests, and we know that something needs to be done to help protect this planet and every living thing that inhabits it. We decided to look at ourselves to try...
Case Study: Control Panel Build

Case Study: Control Panel Build

Control Panel Design and Build We undertake the design of an Airlane control panel with several conditions in mind. The application environment dictates the enclosure construction and material. We ensure clarity of piping by using different coloured tubing for ease of...
Compressed Air Purification

Compressed Air Purification

Selecting Compressed Air Purification to ISO Quality Standards The International Standard for compressed air purification and quality introduces a simple system of classification for the three main contaminants present in any compressed air system: dirt, oil and...
Why Airlane? How We Came up with Our Brand Name and Logo

Why Airlane? How We Came up with Our Brand Name and Logo

What’s in a Name? The Airlane name came about after research into creating a new brand name.  I wanted ‘air’ in the name, that’s what we use, it had to be there.  The ‘lane’ part was originally to do with the company location at the time.  Then, a web search of...
Pneumatics in Action

Pneumatics in Action

Quirky Pneumatics Facts I’m often asked what my weirdest fact about pneumatics is, and it has to be the New York City Pneumatic Mail system. The New York pneumatic tube mail system was installed in in 1897. Each tube could carry between 400 and 600 letters and...
Bespoke Pneumatic Parts

Bespoke Pneumatic Parts

Creating Specialist Solutions Over the years, Airlane has manufactured several bespoke pneumatic parts for customers. We get involved usually when either the original part is obsolete and replacements don’t fit, a special application needs something designed to...
Case Study: Specialist Machine Design & Build

Case Study: Specialist Machine Design & Build

Specialist Machine Design & BuildSometimes, customers come to us with a problem or a specification that needs a specialist machine designed and built to their exact requirements. Airlane works tirelessly to ensure the machine is of the highest standards and can be...
Gas Laws: Understanding Compressed Air

Gas Laws: Understanding Compressed Air

What is Pneumatics? The word Pneumatics comes from the Greek word Pneumos, meaning breath.  In industry, this deals with the behaviour of gases.  In particular, the use of gases for conveying power. What is Compressed Air?Compressed – the air or gas is forced into a...
Pneumatic Products for Safe Systems

Pneumatic Products for Safe Systems

Workplace Safety Standards   The issue of safety in the workplace is becoming increasingly important for machinery manufacturers who are forced to sort out a mass of continuously evolving standards, the focal point of which remains the Machinery Directive. In...
The Truth About Compressed Air

The Truth About Compressed Air

What is Compressed Air? Compressed – the air is forced into a smaller space and is always wanting to expand back to its’ original state of lowest energy level.  If a sealed container has its’ volume reduced by 50% or halved then the pressure for the same amount of gas...
Product Spotlight: CKD 4GA Valves

Product Spotlight: CKD 4GA Valves

Metal and Resin-Based Pneumatic ValvesThe CKD 4GA Series are pilot operated 3, 4, 5-port solenoid valves, with improved environmental performance, safety, reliability, and ease of use. Available in compact and medium size from Airlane! To buy this product, visit our...
Pneumatic Cylinder Repair in North East England

Pneumatic Cylinder Repair in North East England

What is a Pneumatic Cylinder?Actuators – by definition, when they are actuated they impart or produce either linear or rotary motion.  They are available in many sizes, shapes and configurations.  They give machine designers multiple options to achieve the best...
The Problem With 5/3 Valves

The Problem With 5/3 Valves

My Pet Hate… The 5/3 valve. Often, when looking into safety and how to stop a machine safely, customers insist upon using a 5/3 valve without understanding the full consequences of their actions. The 5/3 valve differs from the 5/2 valve by having a neutral...
That Was The Year That Was – A 2018 Reflection

That Was The Year That Was – A 2018 Reflection

Where Do We Go From Here?An uncertain end to 2017 forced us to reevaluate every aspect of Airlane:- What do we do?- Why do we do it?- How do we improve it?- How do we market it? Airlane: The Company With Everything, We Just Don’t Know it Yet… The...
Airlane Autumn Almanac

Airlane Autumn Almanac

Autumn Roundup: What Has Airlane Been Up To? It’s been a busy few months here at Airlane! We have lots of exciting new things to share with you! In October, we welcomed Rachel Clements into our ranks as our new Business Development Manager. We have high hopes...