Pascal’s Law and Fluid Automation

Consider for a moment the beauty of fluid automation. Don’t laugh! While we can’t pause Fluid-Automation-Steiner-Electricto enjoy every flower, it is still wise to enjoy the occasional sample. That’s because the experience is a treat for the mind, an invitation to cultivate a sense of wonder.

So, let’s cultivate our wonder of fluid automation and the physics principle called Pascal’s law.

Pascal’s law tells us that increasing the pressure to any point in a contained fluid results in an equal increase in pressure at all points in the container. A fluid is something that flows, which includes liquids and gases. Imagine stepping on a balloon to get a basic sense of the idea. Better yet, squeeze an egg with one hand, wrapping your fingers around as much of the egg as you can. It won’t break. The fluid inside the egg pushes back with equal force.

The egg wouldn’t even crack if it were to sink a mile deep into the ocean.

And it gets better. Pascal’s law is harnessed for everyday uses, such as doorways, power steering, and braking systems. But it is also a crucial component behind the scenes in dozens of industries.


In fact, anything that is manufactured, processed, packaged, or shipped is likely dependent on fluid automation solutions.

Emerson Industrial Automation’s ASCO Numatics is a leader in fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power product lines. Their systems are crucial to countless industrial processes, from winemaking to wastewater treatment. And they can be found in other fields as well. Fluid automation is used in kitchens, in laundry rooms, and for indoor air quality. It is even useful in refining and in life sciences.

Fluid automation solutions are invisible to most of us. So are most flowers. And like taking the time to notice a flower, pausing to fathom the complexities of our daily reality is also treat for the mind.

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