Pneumatics & Hydraulics & Vacuum Products
AGS-TECH supplies off-shelf as well as custom manufactured PNEUMATICS & HYDRAULICS and VACUUM PRODUCTS. We offer original brand name components, generic brand and AGS-TECH brand pneumatic, hydraulic and vacuum products. Regardless of which category, our components are manufactured at plants certified to international standards and meet related industrial standards. Here is a brief summary of our pneumatic, hydraulic and vacuum products. You can find more detailed information by clicking on the submenu titles on the side.
COMPRESSORS & PUMPS & MOTORS: A variety of these are offered off-shelf for pneumatic, hydraulic and vacuum applications. We have specialized compressors, pumps and motors for each type of application. You may choose the products you need in our downloadable brochures on relevant pages or if you are unsure, you may describe us your needs and applications and we can offer you the suitable pneumatics, hydraulics and vacuum products. For some of our compressors, pumps and motors we are capable to make modifications or manufacture them custom tailored to your applications. To give you a feeling of the wide spectrum of compressors, pumps and motors we can supply, here are a few types: Oilless air motors, cast iron and aluminum rotary vane air motors, piston air compressor / vacuum pump, positive displacement blowers, diaphragm compressor, hydraulic gear pump, hydraulic radial piston pump, hydraulic track drive motors.
CONTROL VALVES: Models of these for either hydraulics, pneumatics or vacuum are available. Similar to our other products, you can order off-shelf as well as custom manufactured versions. The types we carry range from air cylinder speed control valves to filtered ball valves, from directional control valves to auxiliary valves and from angle valves to venting valves.
PIPES & TUBES & HOSES & BELLOWS: These are manufactured according to the application environment and conditions. For example hydraulic tubes for A/C refrigeration requires the tube material to withstand cold temperatures, while a hydraulic beverage dispensing tube needs to be food grade and made from materials that do not pose health hazard. On the other hand, the shape of pneumatic/hydraulic/vacuum tubes and hoses shows also a variety, such as coiled air hose assemblies which are easy to handle because of their compactness and coiled structure and ability to extend when needed. Bellows used for vacuum systems need to have perfect sealing capability to maintain high vacuum while being flexible and be able to be bent when needed.
SEALS & FITTINGS & CONNECTIONS & ADAPTORS & FLANGES: These may be overlooked because of being only a small component in the entire pneumatic / hydraulic or vacuum system. However even the smallest member of a system is very critical as a simple leak of air through a seal or fitting can easily prevent a quality vacuum to be achieved in a high vacuum system and result in costly repairs and production re-runs. On the other hand, a small leak of a toxic gas in a pneumatic gas delivery line can result in a disaster. Once again, our task is to understand our customers needs and requirements very well and provide them the exact pneumatics & hydraulics or vacuum product matching their application.
FILTERS & TREATMENT COMPONENTS: Without filtering and treatment of the liquids and gases, a hydraulic, pneumatic or vacuum system cannot fulfill its tasks to full extent. As an example, a vacuum system will need air intake after an operation is complete so the system can be opened. If the air entering the vacuum system is dirty and contains oils, it will be very difficult to obtain high vacuum for the next operation cycle. A filter at air intake can eliminate such problems. On the other hand, breather filters are common in hydraulics. Filters must be of highest quality and suitable for their intended use. For example they need to be reliable and not pose risks of contaminating the pneumatic, hydraulic or vacuum system they are used in. Their inner content (such as dessicant dryers) and components cannot degrade quickly when exposed to certain chemicals, oils or humidity. On the other hand, some systems, such as it is the case in some pneumatic systems, do require lubrication of the air and therefore compressed air lubricators are used. Other examples of treatment components are electronic proportional regulators used in pneumatics, pneumatic coalescing filter elements, pneumatic oil/water separators.
ACTUATORS & ACCUMULATORS: A hydraulic actuator is a cylinder or fluid motor that converts hydraulic power into useful mechanical work. The mechanical motion produced can be linear, rotary, or oscillatory. Operation exhibits high force capability, high power per unit weight and volume, good mechanical stiffness, and a high dynamic response. These properties lead to a wide use in precision control systems, heavy-duty machine tools, transportation, marine, and aerospace applications. Similarly a pneumatic actuator converts energy that is typically in the form of compressed air into mechanical motion. The motion can be rotary or linear, depending on the type of pneumatic actuator. Accumulators usually are installed in hydraulic systems to store energy and to smooth out pulsations. A hydraulic system with an accumulator can use a smaller pump because the accumulator stores energy from the pump during periods of low demand. This accumulated energy is available for instantaneous use, released upon demand at a much higher rate than could be supplied by the hydraulic pump alone. Accumulators can also be used as surge or pulsation absorbers. Accumulators can cushion hydraulic hammer, reducing shocks caused by rapid operation or sudden starting and stopping of power cylinders in a hydraulic circuit. A variety of models of these for either hydraulics, pneumatics are available. Similar to our other products, you can order off-shelf as well as custom manufactured actuator and accumulator versions.
RESERVOIRS & CHAMBERS FOR HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS & VACUUM: Hydraulic systems need a finite amount of liquid fluid that must be stored and reused continually as the circuit works. Because of this, part of any hydraulic circuit is a storage reservoir or tank. This tank may be part of the machine framework or a separate stand-alone unit. Similarly, a pneumatic or air receiver tank is an integral and important part of any compressed air system. Typically a receiver tank is sized at 6-10 times the flow rate of the system. In a pneumatic compressed air system, a receiver tank can provide several benefits such as:
-Acting as a reservoir of compressed air for peak demands.
-A pneumatic receiver tank can help remove water from the system by giving the air a chance to cool.
-A pneumatic receiver tank is able to minimize pulsation in the system caused by a reciprocating compressor or a cyclic process downstream.
Vacuum chambers on the other hand are the containers inside which the vacuum is created and maintained. They must be strong enough not to implode and also be manufactured so that they are not prone to contamination. The size of vacuum chambers can vary vastly depending on the application. Vacuum chambers are made of materials that do not outgas either as this would unable the user to obtain and keep vacuum at desired low levels. Details of these can be found on the submenus.
DISTRIBUTION EQUIPMENT is all that we have for hydraulics, pneumatics and vacuum systems that serves the purpose of distributing either the liquid, gas or vacuum from one place or system component to the other. Some of these products have already been mentioned above under the titles seals & fittings & connections & adaptors & flanges and pipes & tubes & hoses & bellows. However there are others that do not fall within the above mentioned titles such as pneumatic and hydraulic manifolds, chamfer tools, hose barbs, reducing bracket, drop brackets, pipe cutter, pipe clips, feedthroughs.
SYSTEM COMPONENTS: We also supply pneumatic, hydraulic and vacuum system components not mentioned elsewhere here under any title. Some of them are air knives, booster regulators, sensors and gauges (pressure….etc), pneumatic slides, air cannons, air conveyors, cylinder position sensors, feedthroughs, vacuum regulators, pneumatic cylinder controls…etc.
TOOLS FOR HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS & VACUUM: Pneumatic tools are work tools or other tools that operate with compressed air rather than purely electric energy. Examples are air hammers, screwdrivers, drills, bevellers, air die grinders….etc. Similarly, hydraulic tools are work tools that operate with compressed hydraulic liquids rather than electricity such as hydraulic paving breaker, drivers and pullers, crimping and cutting tools, hydraulic chainsaw…etc. Industrial vacuum tools are those that can be connected to an industrial vacuum line and be used for holding, gripping, manipulating objects or products in the workplace, such as vacuum handling tools.