Specifications and Applications of our Hydraulic and Pneumatic Products- Part 1

Blog | June 5th, 2023

Hydraulic and pneumatic products are employed in various sectors, including manufacturing, construction, automotive, aerospace, etc. These items convey force and motion by utilising the power of pressurised fluids or gases.Below are some common hydraulic and pneumatic product specs and applications.

Specification for Hydraulic Products

Hydraulic products typically operate at high-pressure levels and require properly functioning specialised pumps, valves, and hoses. They also require a hydraulic fluid to transmit power and perform work.

Uses for Hydraulic Products

Hydraulic products are commonly used in heavy-duty applications such as construction equipment, cranes, mining machinery, and industrial presses. They are also used in automotive applications for brakes and steering systems.

Specification for Pneumatic Products

Pneumatic items convey power and perform tasks by utilising compressed air or gas. To work effectively, they require specific valves, actuators, and hoses.

Uses for Pneumatic Products

Assembly lines, packing equipment, and material handling systems are all examples of where pneumatic items are employed. They are also utilised in suspension systems and air brakes in automobiles.

Fittings for Pneumatic Systems

Pneumatic fittings are components used in pneumatic systems to join pipe, tube, and hose sections (pressurised gas). Pneumatic fittings are distinguished from hydraulic fittings by tighter seals and lower pressure standards. They’re most commonly seen in pneumatic logic control systems and instruments.

Pneumatic power systems include mechanised or automated operations or machinery propelled by pressurised gas or compressed air. Hydraulic activities are an obvious counter-reference here, as action is powered by fluid retained under identical compression stresses in a sealed system.

‘pneumatic’ refers to explicit electricity transmission by regulating compressed gas flow (including air). The pressurised gases that power the requisite mechanisms are transported to wherever they are needed in any pneumatic-powered system via an airtight network of sturdy hoses, stiff pipes, or lengths of flexible tubing.

Most of these channels are linked, and a wide range of pneumatic fittings, valves, couplings, and adaptors drives various devices. Generally, a pneumatic fitting is any connector designed to connect components or devices in a sealed and pressured dry-air configuration.

These systems and fittings are widely used in various sectors and applications, ranging from assembly and production line settings to industrial machines, construction, portable devices, and workstation equipment. In many professional situations, the power provided by a pneumatic system is typically more dependable, adaptable, cost-effective, and safe than a comparable configuration driven by various electric motors and actuators.

Pneumatic Tubes, Hoses, And Pipes

Identifying the type of vessels utilised in the system is critical to decide which fittings are appropriate.


Hoses are flexible containers made up of numerous layers of various materials. Hose fittings are often not permanent since they are frequently changed due to deterioration.


Pipes are rigid containers made of a single solid material. Pipes are typically identified by their internal diameter.


Tubes are rigid containers that are constructed of one solid substance. Tubes are distinguished by their outer diameter dimension.

Hydraulic and pneumatic devices provide high power density and precision control, making them excellent for applications requiring precise movement and force control. Nevertheless, hydraulic items often provide greater power and are better suited for heavy-duty applications, whereas pneumatic products are less costly and better suited for light-duty applications.

In the next part of the blog, we will go through the many varieties of pneumatic fittings and their specific purposes, connections, and other hydraulic and pneumatic products.

Mobile Hydraulic Specialties Pty Ltd

Factory 89, 38-40 Popes Road
Keysborough, Victoria, 3173

Phone: (03) 9798-6511

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Mobile Hydraulic Specialties Pty Ltd

Phone: (03) 9798-6511
Address: Factory 89, 38-40 Popes Road, Keysborough, Victoria, 3173