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Are Pneumatic Systems Right for your Business?

So, you’re thinking about using a pneumatic system for your business? Before you make the switch, it’s important to understand what a pneumatic system is and how it works. This knowledge will help you determine if it’s right for your business.

The first thing to understand when it comes to pneumatic linear actuators is to know how they work. Pneumatic linear actuators contain a piston that’s inside a hollow cylinder. The pressure from an external compressor or a manual pump moves the piston. A linear force is created as the pressure increases, and the cylinder moves along the axis of the piston. The piston will eventually move to its original position one of two ways: by a spring-back force or by fluid being supplied to the other side of the piston.

Using a pneumatic linear actuator in your business has many advantages. One of the major advantages is its simplicity. The majority of pneumatic aluminum actuators have a maximum pressure rating of thirty to 7,500 pounds of force.

Additionally, pneumatic systems are typically safer than other systems. Pneumatic linear actuators avoid the use of hazardous materials by using air. These systems meet explosion protection and machine safety requirements. They create no magnetic interference because of their lack of motors.