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 Difference between air consumption and flow ratePF2A

The difference between air consumption and flow rate can sometimes be confusing since both are specified using the same units.

Air consumption is the amount of air used by a system during a given time period. Air flow rate is the rate at which the air is consumed. 

For example, a system which takes 1s to operate and is at rest for the remaining 59s for every minute, and consumes 100 liters of  air per cycle:

Air consumption  :100 L/min

Air flow rate  :6000L/min

Flow rate is an important factor when sizing the control system components required to power a cylinder at a given speed.







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SMC Pneumatics Middle East FZE is the United Arab Emirates branch of SMC Corporation, the world’s largest pneumatic automation products manufacturer which was established in Japan and now has more than 50 years of experience. In 2014, SMC Pneumatics Middle East FZE is established affirming our leading role in pneumatics control equipment & devices as well bringing best services to customers.

While the branch mainly assembles knockdown cylinders, SMC United Arab Emirates also offers a wide range of high quality advanced industrial pneumatic system technology products to meet applications in a myriad of sectors and fields of the market such as semiconductor, automotive, medical, and petrochemical, just to name a few. Products offered here range from actuators like electric actuator, pneumatic actuator and etc, to valves like solenoid valve, pneumatic valve and 2 port valve; from thermo equipment like refrigerated thermo chiller and temperature control equipment, to a variety of electrostatic removal, air dryer and process gas equipment .

Striving to maintain high standards not only in products but also in customer service, SMC United Arab Emirates is equipped with a well-stocked warehouse ensures quick delivery, as well as maintaining high levels of technical services and solid communication network to consistently meet the needs and expectations of our customers.



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