While fluid automation products — valves, pneumatics actuators, and similar components — control the flow of a process liquid or a supply of compressed air, manufacturers say they can also help control the flow of profits, according to a new management brief from ASCO Numatics.

“Fluid Automation: The Unsung Contributor to Plant Economic Performance” says the speed and reliability of fluid control products can provide competitive economic advantages in industrial operations worldwide. This is due to their ability to extend overall equipment service life, reduce warranty costs, cut maintenance/repair/operations (MRO) inventories, and increase production uptime and productivity.

However, the choice of fluid automation technology is critical. For end-users, judicious selection of fluid automation components must play a key role in their performance improvement plans, the brief says.

To download the full management brief from ASCO Numatics, click here.