Our Contributing Editor, Ken Korane, has done an excellent job of explaining the basics of air motors in a tutorial titled Sorting Out Air Motors in the April issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics. You can access this article on our website as well by following this link.
If you are a subscriber, then you can find the article starting on page 30 of our April 2012 issue. If you would like to receive a digital subscription please follow this link and go to the very last page and sign up for your free subscription.
Every issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics delivers a combination of tutorial and application information to our 60,000 readers. This article is an excellent example the kind of tutorial information that we do deliver every month. For more in-depth information about the subject please click on Air Motors and you will be taken the the Fluid Power Basics section of the H&P website where there is a wealth of fluid power tutorials including on Air Motors.