Pneumatics & Hydraulics
RS has always prided itself in providing an extensive 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 supply high-quality, high-performance, professional products from industry-leading brands. Read our comprehensive guide to learn more about hydraulic system maintenance. .
PneumaticWith the versatility you need for compressed air flow or compressed gas systems, RS is an essential first stop for pneumatics components online. We are confident we can support your project, factory plumbed installation, or maintenance needs. Some of our most popular product categories include:Pneumatic Cylinders & ActuatorsPressure GaugesPneumatic ValvesPneumatic Air PreparationPneumatic connectors, Fittings, and HoseRS 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.
HydraulicThe 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 PneumaticPerhaps 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. 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 principal advantage of hydraulics is raw power. Because hydraulic oil is not compressible, it offers smooth operation despite transferring more force. Hydraulic systems often present a more cost-effective and straightforward solution to high-power applications.
Guides & Articles
Discover the basics of pneumatics and hydraulics through this guide, exploring essential product categories and common applications.Hydraulics and Pneumatics Guide
Electromechanical questions? Head to DesignSpark and ask our community.Read More
Switch testing at APEM for IP and IK rated switches
Dave takes a look at switch testing at APEM for IP and IK rated switches