Fluid power is a well-established technology; but in case you haven’t noticed, electric actuators have come a long way in the past ten years. But does that mean that fluid power systems are obsolete?
To answer that question, I spoke to experts from automation suppliers Festo and SMAC. Festo carries both electric and pneumatic technology, while SMAC specializes in a variety of types of electric actuators from ball screw-driven devices to linear motors.
According to Jim Ackert, applicati…
Source URL: How to Decide Between Electric, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Actuators
Source Website: Advance Engineering – Engineering.com