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 We get involved usually when either the original part is obsolete and replacements don’t fit, a special application needs something designed to...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