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        Pneumatic Actuator Systems

        In this interactive activity adapted from MATEC, learn about pneumatic actuator systems, which use compressed air to transmit motion. Animations illustrate the components of a typical pneumatic actuator system: the computer, communication module, programmable logic controller, input/output module, solenoid valve, and pneumatic device. Observe how the system functions as a whole, and learn more about some common pneumatic devices.

        This media asset was adapted from "Single-Action Rod System," "Double-Action Gripper," and "Guided Vacuum Pickup" by MATEC.

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