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The electric vs pneumatic debate

Author : Steve Morecroft, Midlands Key Account Manager

02 March 2020

The arrival of electric actuators has inevitably raised questions about their performance when they are compared to more traditional pneumatic solutions.

The rise in popularity and availability of electric actuators has been the source of much debate and has created a divided opinion in some cases. 

So, which one is best? 

Electric actuators are without doubt a significant breakthrough which, at first glance, may appear to offer a more accurate and effective solution over their pneumatic counterparts. But before making any decisions, prospective users need to examine the respective merits of both systems.

In this article, Steve Morecroft (Camozzi’s Midlands Key Account Manager), examines the key issues that should be addressed when evaluating the suitability of one technology over the other. 

Read the full article in the March issue of DPA.



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