Updated: Aug 8, 2019
Pneumatic is defined as compressed air or air under high pressure, so pneumatic system can be defined as system which are operated under high air pressure.
Fig: Components of a Pneumatic System
The industry which are using pneumatic system uses compressed air or compressed inert gases according to uses. The air is compressed using electrical compressor which can be of rotary or reciprocating type.
To perform a task or to automate a system we need actuators, actuators are devices which cause a machine or other device to operate. These actuators are controlled by manual, automatic solenoid valves or with a PLC.
Fig: Actuator (Double acting Cylinder)
Fig: A Pneumatic Switch