Which valve is better, electrical or pneumatic?   

jauhar khan
@jauhar123 | Posted 31 Oct. 2019

An electric actuator is the one which makes use of electrical energy to produce mechanical energy. While, a pneumatic actuator, is an air operated actuator, which converts air pressure into mechanical force to operate the valve.

Read on to find the basic points of difference between an electric and pneumatic actuator. Pneumatic valves are one of an array of components responsible for controlling the pressure, rate, and amount of air as it moves through a pneumatic system.

Pneumatic systems, which depend on the force of compressed air to transmit power, can be found in countless industrial applications, from pneumatic pressure power tools to diesel engines.Based on other components within a given application and the type of pneumatic system used, one of several types of pneumatic valves may be found at the heart of the device.

Functional directional control valves, those that control the direction of air flow or inhibit flow all together, are a large class of pneumatic valves that houses multiple variants.