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Ask the Expert: Pneumatic or Electric Actuation: Which is Better?

Compressed Air and Actuation Technologies Bryan Kilgore, ERS, for Zondits Pneumatic actuators have had widespread use in the industrial space, particularly the food packaging industry. Pneumatic actuators offer low upfront costs for mechanical actuation. Electric actuators, however, are more energy efficient and are often seen as the more economical option when considering long-term energy costs. […]