Tubes are nothing new, and a wide variety of tubing solutions are used every day to connect all sorts of industrial applications. Whether it's water, oil, gas or compressed air, all types of fluid require a connection via a tube or hose. Pneumatic tubing is available in a variety of sizes and types, important factors to consider is the pressure rating, size and the environment where the tubing is located.
What is Pneumatic Tubing?
Pneumatic tubing is used to convey fluid power from the air compressor through the pneumatic systems connecting pneumatic equipment to the compressed air supply. Once the compressed air reaches the equipment or machine, pneumatic hoses and tubing then make further connections to the valves and cylinders. Tubing or spiral tubing, with accompanying accessories, is also the last step outwards to any handheld pneumatic tools such as blow-off guns. Most pneumatic systems for modern industrial automation typically use flexible tubing, polyurethane being the most popular type as it is strong, flexible and kink-resistant.
Tubing can be supplied in various types for various applications and environments. We have tubing for low and high temperatures, food safe, hydrolysis resistant, chemical resistant, fire resistant and welding splatter immune. Different styles of tubing are produced in coiled lengths, dual tubing with two pneumatic tubes and spiral coiled tubing. Spiral tubing is the most useful tubing for supplying air to moving tools or machinery, as the coils help to prevent breaks or kinking. Pneumatic tubing is available in a wide selection of colours for identification purposes.