@jauhar123 | Posted 17 Sep. 2019
Pneumatic systems, like, used in fixed installations, such as factories, use compressed air because a sustainable supply can be made by compressing atmospheric air. The air usually has moisture removed, and a small quantity of oil is added at the compressor to prevent corrosion and lubricate mechanical components.
Pneumatics is study of mechanical motion caused by pressurized gases and how this motion can be used to perform engineering tasks. Pneumatics is used mainly in mining and general construction works. Pneumatic devices are used frequently in the dentistry industry across the world. On the other hand, hydraulics means use of pressurized fluids to execute a mechanical task. Hydraulics is frequently used in the concepts of turbines, dams, and rivers.
Air brakes in buses, air compressors, compressed air engines, jackhammers, and vacuum pumps are some of the most commonly used types of mechanical equipment that are based on pneumatics technology. Commonly seen hydraulics based equipment types are hydraulic presses, hydraulic hoppers, hydraulic cylinders, and hydraulic rams. In the subsequent sections of this article, you will learn how a pneumatic system works, what its best features are, and its major advantages over hydraulic systems.