Electro-pneumatics is a technology that combines electrical and pneumatic systems to control and automate various mechanical processes. It involves using electrical signals to control the flow of compressed air in pneumatic systems, which can be employed in a wide range of industrial applications.

Here are some key components and concepts in electro-pneumatics:

Pneumatic Actuators: These are devices that use compressed air to generate mechanical motion. Common examples include pneumatic cylinders and rotary actuators. Parker Hydraulics and Pneumatics are Official Festo Partners meaning we can offer you benefits when it comes to core product ranges making supply even simpler and more efficient. We’ll help you to achieve the optimum results, getting the best prices.


Solenoid Valves: Solenoid valves are electrically controlled valves that manage the flow of compressed air in pneumatic systems. They open or close in response to electrical signals, allowing precise control of pneumatic actuators.

Pressure Regulators: Pressure regulators are used to maintain a constant pressure level in a pneumatic system, ensuring consistent and controlled operation.

Sensors: Sensors such as proximity sensors, pressure sensors, and limit switches are used to detect various conditions and provide feedback to the control system.

PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers): PLCs are often used to control electro-pneumatic systems. They receive input from sensors and provide output signals to control solenoid valves and other components based on programmed logic.

Control Logic: The control logic defines the sequence of operations and conditions under which different pneumatic components should be activated or deactivated.

Pneumatic Diagrams: Electro-pneumatic systems are often represented using standardized symbols and diagrams, such as pneumatic circuit diagrams, to illustrate the flow of air and the operation of components.

Applications of electro-pneumatics are numerous and can be found in manufacturing, automation, and various industrial processes. Some examples include:ELECTRO-PNEUMATICS AND AUTOMATION


  • Automated assembly lines.
  • Material handling systems.
  • Packaging machines.
  • Sorting and conveyor systems.
  • Industrial robotics.
  • Pneumatic presses and stamping machines.
  • Air-powered tools.

Electro-pneumatics is valued for its reliability, cost-effectiveness, and ability to generate powerful mechanical movements in a controlled manner. It is particularly useful in situations where electrical systems might not be suitable due to factors like explosive atmospheres or the need for high force but with delicate control. Our engineers are experienced in both large- and small-scale panels and can build systems as one-off projects to your specifications. Our team also has experience in hydroelectric or electro-pneumatic systems, if you have a design we can assist you from concept to installation. Call our sales team today.


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