Vacuum technology is a special sub-set of pneumatics and that is why we at Hydraulics & Pneumatics cover it annually in our magazine and on our website. You can find a whole section in our Fluid Power Basics that explains vacuum technology and it can be found at this link. As with our other entries in Fluid Power Basics, is a 101 of vacuum technology with very basic explanations of how it works.
The article is titled Basics of Vacuum and at the end of the article, you will find some related article links. Under the Technologies heading on our homepage, if you hold your cursor over the word Technologies, you will get a drop-down menu of component categories that make up fluid power technology. One of these categores is Vacuum Technology and a click on that subtitle will take you to a landing page that contains many archived articles and product reviews on the subject of vacuum.
In the May 2013 edition of Hydraulics & Pneumatics we will publish an article titled Innovations in Vacuum Technology. We will explain how vacuum provides gentle - yet powerful - lifting and holding using vacuum pumps, grippers, switches, valves, tubing, and fittings. In H&P we have reviewed this area of industrial technoloy for many years and thus we have a nice compilation of content on vacuum.
As with all of our fluid power content, this will pull in our readers and hold their attention.