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Ask The Expert - Air Preparation with Festo

As a connector geek, I am always fascinated to learn about new technologies and areas of industry with which I have no previous experience. Just like me, engineers are thrown into the deep end every day, tasked with understanding unfamiliar techniques or products. 

Pneumatics is an area that I have never needed to investigate before, so it was interesting to dive in to learn more. The interesting aspect of pneumatics is that there are parallels with the electrical circuits that I do know. However, while the overall structure of an air supply is similar to electrical design, there are obviously differences that it is important to understand.

To find out more, I was able to meet Lisa from Festo who was able to give me a range of tips for creating a pneumatic circuit.  We discussed how a well-designed air circuit would look, and we investigated the basic elements required. We also looked at the importance of filtering and the importance of managing the water content in an air supply.

Join Lisa and me on our video as we talk all things air preparation.

Festo has lots of additional information to bring you up to speed on the intricacies of air preparation. Take a look at the attached download for more.

Air Preparation - the basics

For more information about great pneumatic solutions, RS offers a comprehensive range of Festo products. 

If you're looking for more expert advice, check out another of our Ask The Expert videos in which my friend Greig caught up with Roland from Festo to talk about efficiency and sustainability.

Connector Geek is Dave in real life. After three decades in the industry, Dave still likes talking about connectors almost as much as being a Dad to his two kids. He still loves Lego too. And guitars.
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