Deciding whether to use a pneumatic or electric valve actuator is a bit like finding a long-term partner. You need to take your time to carefully pick what will work out after the honeymoon phase is a distant memory. If you don’t, you could encounter some major bumps in the road ahead which could cost you time and thousands of dollars.
Sadly the choice isn’t always an obvious one. Making the right decision involves an evaluation of performance, component costs, system costs, and productivity gains as well as a good understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of actuator. Continue reading