by Chris Stacey
Pneumatic power is ideal for the ever increasing range of 'light' applications in which a cheap, clean, adaptable source of power is needed. Used in conjunction with microprocessor control it forms the basis of manufacturing automation from basic conveying and handling lines to complex robotic assembly systems. Training courses and books aimed at the technician have not kept pace with these developments. This book is written to cover the British Fluid Power Association Pneumatics Certificate, which is also awarded as part of CGLI scheme 2340, and is in the process of NVQ accreditation at level 3. 'Practical Pneumatics' provides a clear and detailed discussion of pneumatic technology by tackling the principles of pneumatic components and the behaviour of air under compression, during treatment and in applications to production processes. The non-mathematical approach, the numerous detailed diagrams and the many exercises and examples explain concepts clearly and concisely and provide students with a foundation from which to develop practical competence.
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Date of Publication: 24/12/1997