Pneumatic systems are used extensively in industry, and factories are commonly plumbed with compressed air or compressed inert gases.

This is because a centrally located and electrically powered compressor that powers cylinders and other pneumatic devices through solenoid valves can often provide motive power in a cheaper, safer, more flexible, and more reliable way than a large number of electric motors and actuators.


Pneumatic systems in fixed installations, such as factories, use compressed air because a sustainable supply can be made by compressing atmospheric air. The air usually has moisture removed, and a small quantity of oil is added at the compressor to prevent corrosion and lubricate mechanical components.

Factory-plumbed pneumatic-power users need not worry about poisonous leakage, as the gas is usually just air. Smaller or stand-alone systems can use other compressed gases that present an asphyxiation hazard, such as nitrogen—often referred to as OFN (oxygen-free nitrogen) when supplied in cylinders.


We specialise in supplying actuators and related equipment for every part of the petro-chemical industry, including production, processing, distribution and storage. With over 15 years experience in the industry, we have supplied a number of heavy duty valve actuators and valves to petro-chemical companies across the country.

Packaging is a vast industry with high demand and increasing competition.  As demand for food processing and packaging grows, so too does the need for your business to operate more cost efficiently, at a greater yield and as safely as possible.

We offer a range of pneumatic systems tailor made to suit the demanding applications of the glass manufacturing industry. Improve production, gain larger yields, extend the longevity of your equipment, increase accuracy and explore cooling applications for high temperatures.

We supply a wide variety of solids and liquid feeders and pneumatic conveying equipment specific to the pharmaceutical industry.

Within the pharmaceutical processing industry, there are several process automation applications and systems including pharmaceutical extrusion, tablet press lubrication, milling and micronisation of pharmaceutical powders and pharmaceutical dispensing applications.



We have been producing actuators and related equipment for every part of the ship building industry over the past 15 years. We have experience in serving ship builders and operators and we understand the challenges faced. Our supply chain is backed by huge resources and our service is exceptional, always meeting our customers' deadlines whatever the circumstances.

Marine Actuators

Actuators help control everything that happens in a ship; so they're vital. We have a full range of actuators, all designed to meet the stringent requirements of the marine industry. They are accurate, robust and efficient and provide exacting levels of durability and reliability. They also provide a number of unique cost saving benefits that particularly help marine industry customers, providing precise control, lower costs, lower emissions, and a safe environment.

Latest News

FIPA presents: Oval vacuum cups

Introducing the newly developed oval vacuum cups series.

The vacuum cups are characterised by a very long cycle life, which has also been successfully demonstrated against vacuum cups of competitors in practical operation. The long service life is enabled by means of a new high wear- and oil-resistant NBR material and a special vacuum suction cup construction which minimises the load on the vacuum cup during handling.


FIPA presents: New ID grippers for parts with different diameters

Flexible and service friendly

The pneumatically operated, single-acting ID grippers from FIPA GmbH have already established themselves as the alternative for workpieces with holes or cut-outs or for when vacuum cups or grippers aren’t just right for handling goods. FIPA has completely overhauled its portfolio and now offers users maximum flexibility with minimal set-up time.

The small ID grippers are now equipped with food-safe gripper heads made of polyamide (PA) and are suitable for light and small parts with openings measuring 3 to 10 millimeters in size. If necessary, the gripper heads can be easily exchanged in a non-destructive manner.