When a maker of packaging equipment used in food, medical, and pharmaceutical applications was searching for a solution for driving the machine in a washdown environment, they chose pneumatics over electric. The full story
can be found in the October issue of H&P.
This is another example of pneumatic technology providing the best design choice. Because of the critical need for washdown, the air motor fit the application perfectly.
Key to the choice of the pneumatic motor in this application was the washdown capability of the air motor. It was not only capable of withstanding the water but other harsh chemicals used in washdown. The air motor also assisted in the providing air for opening the bags in the packaging process.
Read more about Air Motors
on the H&P website.