“Pneumatics: A Practical Guide” covers the basics of the technology along with the “why” and “how” pneumatics are implemented. Available as a free download, the e-book also provides detailed information about designing pneumatic systems. It includes stories about AutomationDirect customers that used pneumatics in various DIY home applications and manufacturing.

Practical topics in the e-book include pneumatic circuit symbols, air preparation, actuator and cylinder basics, specifying tubing and fittings, and system-design considerations. Component capabilities, controls, and efficiency are addressed as well. The book also goes beyond strictly pneumatics with discussion of electro-pneumatic systems.

To learn more and/or to download “Pneumatics: A Practical Guide”, visit: http://library.automationdirect.com/practical-guide-to-pneumatics