Our world is fascinated by the instantaneous. Numb to the measures by which we no longer must wait for information, purchases, and things alike. The process of delivery, bridging the gap between point A and point B, has been the motivation behind some of history’s most groundbreaking moments. The car. The straw. Landing men on the moon. In every instance, people were looking for ways to generate travel that was unique, efficient, and trajectory-changing of whatever was at hand. This underlying search for delivery solutions became the backdrop when pneumatics entered the scene. The term “pneumatic” stems from the Greek word pneuma or “air.” Its discovery began as a recognition that air could be used as power for inventions. The concept then grew into the first vacuum pump being introduced in the late 1600s and with further experimentation, as a way for containment and eventual delivery.
Compressed air tubes became the internal channels to deliver items within banks and post offices, and even foundational in the creation of the first subway system in NY. Much of what can be seen in front of you even at this very moment is there because of a pneumatic system or process. In the industrial world today, “it is one of the most widely used technologies to automate repetitive processes.” Hence, replenishing a system with salt can be sequenced to an automated schedule instead of associated with a personally weighty “To-Do” list. Its storage capabilities, delivery efficiency, and reliability are why the AUTOBrine® pneumatic system exists. “Pneumatic systems generally have long operating lives and require little maintenance. Because gas is compressible, equipment is less subject to shock damage.” The large salt capacity and ability to be an integral part of the brine-making process gives ease of mind to facility workers in a way that may be difficult to experience otherwise. Modern pneumatic technology rests in the shadow of a history that has produced delivery solutions. Therefore, why not let it deliver on its promise in your own facility?