Std. 31  Fluid Power Systems

 

Pneumatics

  • Pneumatics is a compressed air powered system.

  • Inexpensive to operate.

  • Portable.

  • Faster operation than hydraulic systems.

 

Hydraulics

  • Hydraulics is an oil-powered system.

  • Fluid is recycled to the reservoir to be used again.

  • Capable of moving heavier loads than pneumatic systems.

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENT  (Due at the end of class on Wednesday, 04/03/19)

 

https://medium.com/@Lifting_Equip/hydraulics-and-pneumatics-whats-the-difference-and-why-the-confusion-ab593b1d4345

http://www.engineerstudent.co.uk/pneumatics_vs_hydraulics.shtm

 

In 2 paragraphs answer the following: 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of hydraulics vs. pneumatics?

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