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Why do we use pneumatics?

Compressed air is widely used in the manufacturing facilities, and it’s also known as the fourth utility, after natural gas, electricity and water.

Comparatively to electricity, compressed air is slightly more expensive. But why is it that it’s widely used to initiate factory automation systems?

One of the reasons is the maintenance cost and lower upfront. Using pneumatics is also very cost-effective, reliable and simple to use.

The table below shows the advantages and differences between pneumatic, electric and hydraulic.

Characteristics Pneumatic Hydraulic Electric
Complexity Simple Medium Medium/High
Peak power High Very high High
Size Low size / force Very low size / force Medium size / force
Position accuracy Good Good Better
Control Simple valves Simple valves Electronic controller
Speed Fast Slow Fast
Purchase cost Low High High
Operating cost Medium High Low
Maintenance cost Low High Low
Utilities Compressor Pump/power Power only
Efficiency Low Low High
Reliability Excellent Good Good
Maintenance Low Medium Medium

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