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Std. 31  Fluid Power Systems



  • Pneumatics is a compressed air powered system.

  • Inexpensive to operate.

  • Portable.

  • Faster operation than hydraulic systems.



  • 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)


In 2 paragraphs answer the following: 

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

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