Encyclopedia > Pneumatic

  Article Content

Pneumatics

Redirected from Pneumatic

Pneumatics, from the Greek πνευματικός (pneumatikos, coming from the wind) is the use of pressurized air in science and technology.

A pneumatic drill is lighter and simpler than an electric drill of the same power rating (because the prime mover, the compressor, can be made separate from the drill). Pneumatic devices are also used where electric motors cannot be used for safety reasons.

Pneumatic devices include:

Pneumatics may be contrasted with hydraulics, which uses incompressible liquids instead of air.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Bullying

... anyone who assumed power for any period of time without a legitimate basis of authority. The first to have the title of "Tyrant" was Pisistratus in 560 BC. I ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 23.9 ms