Hydraulics & Pneumatics June 2023

www.hpmag.co.uk HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS June 2023 5 CONTENTS EDITORIAL Editor: Aaron Blutstein t| 01732 370340 e| editorial@dfamedia.co.uk Content Sub Editor: Leslah Garland t| 01732 370340 e| leslah.garland@dfamedia.co.uk SALES Sales Manager, UK & Overseas: Andrew Jell t| 01732 370347 e| andrew.jell@dfamedia.co.uk Italian Sales Office: Oliver & Diego Casiraghi t| 031 261407 f| 031 261380 e| info@casiraghi.info Turkey: Intersmart Media meltem@intersmartmedia.co.uk Managing Director: Ryan Fuller t| 01732 370344 e| ryan.fuller@dfamedia.co.uk Production Manager & Designer: Chris Davis t| 01732 370340 e| chris.davis@dfamedia.co.uk Reader/Circulation Enquiries: Perception t| +44 (0) 1825 701520. e| dfamedia@dmags.co.uk Marketing Executive Hope Jepson e| hope.jepson@dfamedia.co.uk Operations Manager: Emma Floyd e| emma.floyd@dfamedia.co.uk Financial: Finance Department e| accounts@dfamedia.co.uk Chief Executive Officer: Ian Atkinson e| ian.atkinson@dfamedia.co.uk Published by: DFA Media Group 192 The High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1BE t| 01732 370340 e| info@dfamedia.co.uk w| www.hpmag.co.uk In co-operation with Printer: Warners, UK © Copyright 2023, DFA Manufacturing Media Ltd ISSN 1366-1981 H&P is a controlled circulation magazine, published 8 times a year. Please contact DFA Media with any subscription enquiries. Paid subscriptions are also available on an annual basis at £110.00 (UK), £145.00 (Europe) or £180.00 (Rest of the World) P+P included. The content of this magazine, website and newsletters do not necessarily express the views of the Editor or publishers. The publishers accept no legal responsibility for loss arising from information in this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be produced or stored in a retrieval system without the written consent of the publishers. 36 14 6 NEWS 14 KNOWLEDGE BASE Greg Moyle, Head of Energy & Discrete Industries, SAP UKI, discusses the Industry 4.0 technologies that manufacturers must embrace to remain resilient to global uncertainty. 18 APPLICATIONS 20 HYDRAULICS There are several individual prerequisites when it comes to selecting a braided hydraulic hose, including working pressure, fatigue life, bending radius, abrasion resistance, construction integrity, corrosion resistance, chemical/fluid compatibility, temperature resistance and flexibility. H&P takes a closer look. 28 PNEUMATICS Andy Macpherson, Industry Manager for Food & Beverage at Festo GB, offers advice to help system designers adhere to food safety guidelines while improving machine utilisation and performance. 32 INTEGRATED SYSTEMS 36 COMPRESSED AIR Choosing the most suitable systems and components for conveying can have a significant impact on operational performance – guaranteeing product quality, avoiding blockages and reducing costs. Atlas Copco spoke to H&P about selecting the right pneumatic conveying equipment which can be challenging, with many considerations coming into play. 38 BCAS Our regular news and events update on the British Compressed Air Society. 40 SPECIAL FOCUS Food & Beverage/ Maintenance 45 BFPA Hydraulics & Pneumatics’ issue-by-issue briefing on current activities and views involving the British Fluid Power Association. 46 NEW FACES A selection from our industry’s most recent high-profile appointments. 47 PRODUCTS & SERVICES DIRECTORY 40