With regard to pneumatics - quoting from Pneumatic Tips: [www.pneumatictips.com]
The air supply and application set a baseline for the necessary product performance. Flow requirements help determine hose or tubing size. Tubing is generally specified by OD and wall thickness, while hose is specified by ID. Regardless, choosing too small an inner diameter “chokes” flow and results in pressure losses, inefficiency and excessive fluid velocity that can shorten service life.
And that is pneumatics (air) – not hydraulics. They do not recommend anything smaller than 2.5 mill tube/hose. That is a 2.5 mill inner diameter.
This means a 5 micron capillary is 1/500 of the inner diameter of the minimum 2.5 mill tube recommended for pneumatics.
THAT IS A 1/500 – IMPOSSIBLE
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12-Feb-20 20:21 by Robert Jameson.