Pneumatic technology can be described as the use of compressed air to transmit useful energy. Pneumatic transmission of energy is an important technology in many different industries including, manufacturing, transportation, energy and biomedical. The core concepts of pneumatic technology has remained unchanged and have been understood for more than a century, however manufacturing and applications of this technology continue to improve and evolve.
This section provides a basic introduction to pneumatic systems. It includes everything from an introduction of compressed air, to an introduction of compressed air production and distribution. It contains sections on safety, gas laws, symbols, actuators, control valves, circuits, airpreparation, solenoids and pneumatic logic, and concludes with an introduction to compressed air production and distribution.