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Pneumatic Control Systems

Pneumatic Control SystemsWhat Are the Basic Principles of Pneumatics? What about Pneumatic Controls or a Pneumatic Controls System?

Pneumatics is a technological term that focuses on the study and application of pressurized gas as an energy transfer medium used to facilitate mechanical motion. In a fixed location such as a factory, the facility is plumbed (piped) to distribute compressed ambient air to stationary tools, assembly line machinery, cleaning systems and much more. Compressed air is a highly preferred medium when compared to the toxic fluids needed to transfer energy via hydraulics – compressed ambient air poses no danger to health or the environment in the event of a leak – not to mention the fact that ambient air is cost-free.

When we talk about pneumatic controls or a pneumatic controls system, we are simply discussing a mechanical device or series of devices that use compressed air to perform a particular task. Smaller-sized, stand alone and/or portable pneumatic devices may rely on cylinder contained compressed gasses that can include oxygen-free nitrogen (OFN), a gas that can cause asphyxiation hazards. When OFN or other cylinder supplied gasses are used, proper ventilation precautions must be observed. In addition to pneumatic controls and pneumatic control systems, air power is widely and commonly used in familiar applications that include:

  • Air brakes on a wide variety of transport vehicles including trains
  • A carpenter’s pneumatic nail gun or power wrenches used by auto mechanics
  • HVAC control systems
  • Jackhammers used by road or other work crews
  • Pipe organs
  • Inflatable structures
  • Pneumatic mail or other document delivery systems
  • Exercise machines
  • Tire inflating air compressors at the gas station and nearly countless other applications

In short, pneumatic controls, pneumatic control systems, as well as numerous air-powered devices are all around us. To learn more about the many advantages of pneumatics, as well as our entire line of superior quality, air-powered products, contact us anytime. We’d be delighted to hear from you!

Applications for Pneumatic Controls

Pneumatic Controls

Pneumatic systems are used in many places in our everyday world, including train doors, automatic production lines, mechanical clamps, and more. A pneumatic system uses air that is compressed in order to transmit and control energy. There are many advantages to using pneumatic controls, particularly in the industrial and manufacturing sector for powering automation in machines.

Proven Durability and Reliability

Pneumatic controls have a reputation for being highly durable and reliable: even in the toughest manufacturing environments. When compared to other controls, like electromotive components that rely on electricity, pneumatic controls that use air has been proven to be much more reliable.

Low Accuracy

The efficacy of use of compressed air is dependent upon the volume of air available. The volume of air can change depending upon whether it gets heated, which changes the volume of air that is available for use. This may change the accuracy in which the compressed air can be used.

Pneumatic Controls

These controls have changed the way many companies are able to do business. Industries like manufacturing and transportation are now able to work more efficiently due to the availability of compressed air.

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