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 We get involved usually when either the original part is obsolete and replacements don’t fit, a special application needs something designed to...
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...