Pneumatic Drives

  • D J Bickley
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MECS)


To choose a single word to describe the whole range of pneumatic power units is extremely difficult. The only term which seems to cover all the various mechanisms is ‘actuator’ and, therefore, this chapter is devoted to an examination of linear, semi-rotary, and rotary actuators.


Linear Actuator Swash Plate Piston Compressor Rotary Vane Pneumatic Engineer 


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • D J Bickley
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  1. 1.The Globe Pneumatic Engineering Co LtdChina

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