Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Few Things to Consider When Choosing Between Pneumatic and Electric Actuators

pneumatic or electric actuator

The choice between a pneumatically or an electrically actuated valve for a process system is predicated on certain application realities. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Generally though, it's the available power source that dictates the approach.

The available power source (compressed air or electricity) is typically the primary criteria for selecting a which type of actuator to use.

Other criteria to consider are: