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What Are Pneumatic Actuators and Why Do We Use Them?

July 28, 2020 by SLS & Festo

If you haven't got a clue about what pneumatics are and how a pneumatic system works, make sure you check out the "Introduction to Pneumatics" post here  as we'll be diving deeper into one of the major components that make up a pneumatic machine- Pneumatic Actuators in this article.  Everybody encounters an actuator at least once a day at home, at work or just out and about. We've mentioned pneumatic actuators in our previous blog, but only very briefly. Indeed, actuators provide a movement[...]

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4 Myths About Pneumatics- And One Key Advantage

May 14, 2020 by SLS & Festo

  High wear, costly maintenance, high energy costs- there is a whole series of myths perpetuated about pneumatic actuators, which make it appear less advantageous as an actuator technology than other alternatives. In some cases this has to do with misconceptions or outdated calculations. In other cases it is because disadvantages that play a role in certain applications and industries are transferred to the specific case. That is why a closer look is always worthwhile: what exactly is the[...]

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An Introduction to Pneumatics

March 31, 2020 by SLS & Festo

Back in the days, pneumatics have for some considerable time been used for carrying out the simplest mechanical tasks. However in more recent times it has played a more important role in the development of pneumatic technology for applications such as robotic and automation. But before we delve into pneumatic technology, some of you might be wondering.. what exactly is pneumatic? How does a pneumatic system work?  And where can we use pneumatics? Without further ado, let us get down to it.

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