Also known as air tools, pneumatic tools are powered by compressed air, which works by putting pressure on gas. Through this, the volume lowers and the density increases. Aside from that, compression aims to increase the air temperature. Among the most common pneumatic tools are jackhammers, staple guns, drills, nail guns, paint and water sprayers, grinders, sanders, and buffers.
In addition to ordinary compressed air, these tools can be powered by compressed CO2 (carbon dioxide). They can be easily portable, considering the fact that the pressure can be stored in tiny chambers. Compared to the manually operated tools, these pressure powered tools are much more powerful and efficient. And in comparison to electrical power tools, these tools are far safer and cheaper to operate and maintain. Moreover, they have the better power-to-weight ratio, letting the lighter and smaller tools to be used to perform similar functions.
Another great thing about air tools is that they have better torque over their electrical counterparts. They last longer as well because they are usually designed with few moving parts and steel casings.
Pneumatic systems, all in all, are very reliable because they do not come with complex plumbing systems and valves. This also means they do not encounter a lot of mechanical malfunctions.
In the event that the systems do need repairs, the costs are usually lower than other system maintenances. Because they were modelled with a straightforward design, they are not that difficult to repair. When put side by side with the hydraulic system mechanics, these systems are easier to find, and the repair costs are substantially lesser.
Ultimately, since the air in these systems functions as a compressible cushion, they are much more impervious to impact.
To keep your pneumatic tools safe and operating efficiently, you must clean and maintain them regularly.