FAQ

FAQ

A hand pump is a manually operated pump that uses human power and mechanical power to move air of fluid from one place to the next. Hand pumps are used in a variety of industrial, marine, irrigation and leisure industries. Most hand pumps are either piston pumps or plunger pumps, and they are mainly operated with a piston, diaphragm or a rotary vane. Hand pumps are also used for community supply and self-supply of water and it can be installed on boreholes or hand-dug wells.

2. What types of pumps do you get?

There are a variety of different pumps for a range of different activities, such as, suction and lift hand pumps, force pumps, a siphon, and chain pumps. There are also direct action hand pumps, deep wells, diaphragms pumps and progressive cavity pumps available, all for different purposes. All the different types of hand pumps offer a range of lifts.

3. Looking for hand pumps?

If you are looking for hand pumps, be sure to contact Fluid Controls trading for all the controlled fluid equipment that you need. Fluid Controls Trading has a variety of different hand pumps for all your needs.
Pneumatic Actuator is a device that’s capable of transforming energy from pressurised gas into motion. There are various types of pneumatic actuators, and every one of them are designed in a different way. Pneumatic actuators can be used to create linear and rotary motion and are normally powered by an electric compressor.

How does a Pneumatic Actuator work?

These devices are usually simplistic and vary on their own ability to transform energy into kinetic energy. Pneumatic actuators are usually made up of a chamber or cylinder in which pressurised gas, normal air, or a mixture of both is contained and left to expand.
As the gas increases in size, a pressure difference between the natural pressure and inside the chamber causes the gas to create energy. The gas is then allowed to exit from the chamber in a managed way so it is directed toward a gear, piston or any other mechanical device.

What are the advantages of a Pneumatic Actuator?

Pneumatic actuators are simple to both control and create, this is because they are extremely simplistic. These mechanical devices are far safer than any other means of producing motion as their gases are not as likely to catch on fire.
Because pneumatic actuators contain compressed gases only, the gas is able to be stored even when there is no electricity supplied to the actuator.