Machinery Equipment

What can we use pneumatics systems for?   

jauhar khan
@jauhar123 | Posted 21 Jun. 2019

Put these basic components together in different ways and you can make many different machines to do many different jobs. Things you might do with an electric motor or a hydraulic machine can be done just as well (or better) with a pneumatic machine (we'll come to why you might use one of these technologies rather than another in a moment).

Air-powered tools are probably the most familiar, everyday example of pneumatic technology (whenever I hear the word "pneumatic," the next word that leaps into my head is invariably "drill.") Using either a piston-cylinder actuator or an air-powered motor, virtually any kind of construction tool can be powered by compressed air, from screwdrivers and hammers to wrenches, polishers, and piledrivers.

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Pneumatic devices and machines like Festo Vacuum Generator or Pneumatic cylinder are also widely used in transportation—and in quite a range of different ways. Since the 19th century, pneumatic transport tube technology, has been widely used by banks, hospitals, and even hamburger restaurants to move things swiftly and securely down networks of air tubes from one part of a building to another.

The 21st-century's answer to Thomas Edison, electric car pioneer and prominent inventor Elon Musk, has garnered lots of publicity for an idea he calls Hyperloop, a high-speed railroad running inside a giant, closed tube. Although it sounds similar to an ordinary pneumatic tube system, it's radically different: the passenger cars zip through the low-pressure tubes propelled by linear motors rather than compressed air.