Tube, hose, air piping, and fittings
Compressed Air Controls can supply and install tube, hose, air piping, and fittings
A compressed air site generally has three ways to harness compressed air and Compressed Air Controls can provide it all, including fittings to connect it together:
- Tubing for actuators, valves, and pneumatic tools
- Hose for pneumatic tools
- Air piping to take compressed air from the air compressor around the factory
Tubing for actuators, valves, and pneumatic tools
We have three types of tube:
- Polyethylene: This is used for general-purpose.
- Polyurethane: This soft, flexible tube is suitable for where high flexibility is required.
- Nylon: This tough tube can handle high temperatures and high pressure.
Hose for pneumatic tools
We have two types of hose:
- PVC: This is suitable where flexibility is required in connecting to pneumatic tools
- Rubber: Suitable for high temperatures and more rugged applications.
Air piping to take compressed air from the air compressor around the factory
- John Guest: Air piping is rigid and easy to self-install, in sizes 15 and 22mm.
- MAXAIR: Available from 20mm upwards.
- AIRCOM: Quick Line Aluminium piping is rigid and available in 20mm upwards
- Europress: Stainless steel tubing available for specialised applications in sizes 15mm upwards.
Compressed Air Controls follow best practice when installing air piping; we do not bend it
Bending aluminium air piping would compromise the air piping’s coating and integrity and may cause it to fail. Bending aluminium pipe is not best practice or industry standard.
Compressed Air Controls can also expand your airline network (although if we design the original air compressor and pneumatic setup then we will take into account your potential future expansion and design with that in mind).
The fittings for air piping include:
- Pipe fittings
- Tube fittings
- Push-in fittings
Compressed Air Controls are now the New Zealand distributor for Pisco products from Japan
Pisco air fittings provide an easy, quick fitting to tubing. As they can handle higher temperatures, like 110 degrees, they are ideal in an industry where hygienic hot water flushes are needed.
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How do tubing, hose, air piping, and fittings work together?
The benefits of using tubing, hose, air piping, and fittings are manifold:
Attaching rigid air piping to the wall means it won't be an obstacle that you might trip over like you would if you just had a hose snaking through your factory or workshop from the air compressor.
Hose and tubing are more flexible so connecting that to pneumatic tools makes sense.
This hose also isolates air compressor vibration, blocking it from transferring into the pipe network.
Filters are in front of the connection to pneumatic tools and machinery to protect them from contaminants.
We can also design air compressor setups, supply air compressors and accessories and install them.