Free White Paper: Electric Actuators vs. Pneumatic Cylinders

White Paper: Electric Actuators and TCO

A comparison based on total cost of ownership

Pneumatic cylinder actuators, known for their low initial cost and durability, have been a staple in factory automation for decades. They’re simple, easy to maintain, and provide reasonable control over machine movements. However, since the development of more flexible, precise and reliable electric actuators, there has been an ongoing debate about which technology offers the best overall solution for plant optimization.

In this free white paper, “Electric Actuators vs. Pneumatic Cylinders: A comparison based on total cost of ownership,” learn how to consider utility costs, maintenance costs and product yield for the service life of electric actuators and pneumatic cylinders when determining total cost of ownership. Also learn about key factors of determining efficiency and electric utility costs and the effects of leaks, maintenance and replacement, and product quality. Also see application examples.

The educational paper is presented by The Journal From Rockwell Automation and Our PartnerNetworkTM and sponsored by Rockwell Automation EncompassTM Product Partner Tolomatic, Inc.

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