From an industrial point of view, pneumatics is regarded as a safe and reliable source of energy. At first glance, pneumatics may appear simple. The surrounding air is drawn in, compressed to a certain working pressure, then used as a source of energy. However, this source of energy is governed by the laws of physics. If the basic principles of pneumatics are not respected, its use can prove to be costly and not very productive.
This course covers the principles and laws related to compressed air, the main physical properties of gases, the symbols of the main components of pneumatic systems and their functions, how to read and interpret a basic pneumatics system layout plan, and the principles of the SFC (sequential function chart) method.
Topics covered in this course include:
- physical properties of air,
- compressed air treatment,
- pneumatic components,
- pneumatic system circuits,
- troubleshooting, and
- suggestions for practical exercises.