Pneumatic drives

A pneumatic cylinder is an actuator operated with compressed air usually up to a maximum of 12 bar in order to generate linear or rotary motion. A distinction should be made between single-acting and double-acting cylinders (work is performed only in one direction or in both directions). Typical application areas for pneumatic drives are clamping, lifting, countersinking, pushing, pulling, feeding, turning, gripping, clamping and holding and many others. Pneumatic drives are characterised by high acceleration and deceleration. Pneumatic drives are sturdy and flexible thanks to the compressibility of the air.