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 We get involved usually when either the original part is obsolete and replacements don’t fit, a special application needs something designed to...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...
Meet Our New Business Development Manager!

Meet Our New Business Development Manager!

Airlane Pneumatics is Growing! We would like to take this opportunity to welcome aboard our new Business Development Manager, Rachel! Earlier this year, we set about working on our business development plan for the next few years. We haven’t done too badly,...
Why is Health and Safety Important?

Why is Health and Safety Important?

The Machinery Directive and PUWER 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. The...
August Roundup: What Has Airlane Been Up To?

August Roundup: What Has Airlane Been Up To?

  …And Breathe! A manic August saw 3 projects manufactured and installed including: A new filling machine reconfigured for fully automatic running complete with conveyor gate control system for continuous production. A new weight monitoring panel installed,...
Pneumatic Circuit Design in North East England

Pneumatic Circuit Design in North East England

Pneumatic Control Circuits Pneumatic circuit control systems range from the very simple manual push button control of, say, a simple clamp to seemingly highly complex, fully automated control of, say, a pick and place machine. All air circuit types obey the same basic...
July Roundup: What Has Airlane Been Up To?

July Roundup: What Has Airlane Been Up To?

A Frustrating Month Really Although sales are good, we have a 65% full order book already for August! On the surface, everything seems buoyant. However, we are still being let down with poor service and delivery by major manufacturers, who really should do better....