How pneumatic linear Actuators Work

pneumatic_cylinderThe pneumatic linear actuators are also referred to as the pneumatic cylinders. They work in the same way as the hydraulic linear actuators. The only difference is that the pneumatic cylinders or actuators use compressed gas to provide the pressure, as opposed to the liquid force that is used in the hydraulic linear actuators. In this paper, we will highlight the pneumatic linear actuators and how they function.

The pneumatic linear actuators are mechanical devices that are utilized in converting energy to create motion along a straight line (linear motion). The linear motion that is produced is then utilized to perform various tasks. This includes lifting and adjusting position of various loads, opening and closing of doors, regulating certain aspects such as light, among others. Pneumatic linear actuators can produce various motions including pushing or pulling, blocking, descending, ejecting, as well as, clamping. The force or pressure in the pneumatic linear actuators is provided by the compressed gas. The basic principle that is used in operation of the actuators is that of an inclined plane. The threads of lead screws act as various continuous ramps. This allows the small rotational force that is produced in a long distance to ensure that large loads can be moved over a short distance.

In conclusion, pneumatic linear actuators are mechanical devices that utilize compressed gas to create pressure or force that is used to move loads along a straight line. This helps in performing various tasks in different fields thus helping in making work easier. They can be applied in adjusting position of loads, moving them up or down, and in regulating the light intensity and temperature.

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