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Pneumatics & Hydraulics

RS Components provides a wide range of pneumatic and hydraulic parts, components and solutions. Whether it's the components you need for creating a purpose-built system or parts to update, maintain or repair your current system, RS Components offers product ranges from the industry-leading brands.

Pneumatic

With the versatility you need for compressed air flow or compressed gas systems, RS is an essential first stop for pneumatics components online. From solenoid valves and tubing to advanced logic controllers and timers, we are confident we can support your project, factory plumbed installation or maintenance needs.

RS also offers a large range of air pressure powered tooling. For applications from construction to health care, pneumatic systems and air powered tools often present a cost-effective and safer alternative to electrical equivalents.

Hydraulic

The RS range of hydraulics components and tooling supplies everything you need for maintaining or creating a hydraulic system. Using pressurized liquid to multiply force, hydraulics are common in mechanical applications where high power transmission is needed. From aircraft landing gear to heavy-duty vehicle jacks, hydraulic power presents a simple, safe and economical solution.

Whether you need filtration parts, or pumps and power units, we can support your application. We also supply a range of hydraulic tools.

Hydraulic Versus Pneumatic

Perhaps the greatest advantage pneumatic systems have over hydraulic is that they are very clean, with no risk of potentially contaminating oils or liquids leaking in a controlled environment. With this in mind, airpower is often used in food production facilities. Pneumatic pressure systems are also able to operate effectively in smaller sizes, and often present a more versatile and quick responding solution than can be offered by hydraulics.

The principle advantage of hydraulics is raw power. Because hydraulic oil is not compressible, it offers smooth operation despite transferring a greater degree of force. Hydraulic systems often present a more cost-effective and straight forward solution to high power applications.

Guides & Articles


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Find out more about what pneumatic fittings are, how they are used, and what types are available in our guide.

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