Key Drivers for Pneumatic System Efficiency

May 20, 2024
Industry expert Jon Jensen shares insights on the technologies and initiatives driving the development of more efficient pneumatic systems.

Reducing operational costs and environmental impacts are among the drivers for development of more efficient pneumatic systems. The latter has become an increasingly larger focus for many manufacturers in recent years. 

According to Jon Jensen, CFPPS, CFPECS & CFPAI, Industry Projects Manager - Energy, SMC Corporation of America (no relation to author), compressed air is a good target for reducing the environmental footprint of an operation. He said about 20% of the electrical power consumed in a factory goes to compressing air. "There's plenty of room for improvement," of pneumatic systems he said. 

There are various methods which can be used to improve the efficiency of pneumatic systems, including the creation of smarter systems. Interest in these systems is increasing, particularly when building new manufacturing facilities as many companies have become more focused on total cost of ownership but there is still work to be done regarding uptake of smart systems which can help better manage the efficiency of pneumatics. 

In this discussion with Power & Motion, Jensen provides his thoughts on the technologies available to improve pneumatic system efficiency as well as future developments and industry initiatives that will enable additional efficiency gains. 

To learn more about ways to improve pneumatic system efficiency, register for the Power & Motion webinar "Improving the Efficiency of Pneumatic Systems" from which this discussion with Jensen comes. Or read our article outlining Jensen's tips for improving pneumatic system efficiency "Improve Pneumatic System Efficiency: Key Steps to Follow." 


About the Author

Sara Jensen | Executive Editor, Power & Motion

Sara Jensen is executive editor of Power & Motion, directing expanded coverage into the modern fluid power space, as well as mechatronic and smart technologies. She has over 15 years of publishing experience. Prior to Power & Motion she spent 11 years with a trade publication for engineers of heavy-duty equipment, the last 3 of which were as the editor and brand lead. Over the course of her time in the B2B industry, Sara has gained an extensive knowledge of various heavy-duty equipment industries — including construction, agriculture, mining and on-road trucks —along with the systems and market trends which impact them such as fluid power and electronic motion control technologies. 

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