Air motors convert compressed air into mechanical energy and they are used in a variety of industrial and commercial applications. The Globe range of air motors is exclusive to PT Hydraulics in Australia and features a number of options including  piston and vane style air motors.

Some common uses of air motors include:

Powering Tools: Air motors are frequently used to drive pneumatic tools, such as impact wrenches, grinders, drills, and sanders. These tools are popular in industries like automotive repair, construction, and manufacturing due to their reliability and efficiency.

Mixing and Agitating: Air motors can be used to power mixers and agitators in industries like food processing, chemical manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals. They are often preferred in environments where electrical motors might pose a safety risk, as air motors are less likely to produce sparks.

Conveyor Systems: Air motors can be used to drive conveyor belts and sortation systems, particularly in areas where explosive materials are present or in high-temperature environments where electric motors might overheat.

Valve Actuation: Air motors are used to control the opening and closing of valves in various industrial processes, such as in the oil and gas industry, water treatment plants, and chemical manufacturing.

Winches and Hoists: Air motors can provide the power for winches and hoists used for lifting heavy loads in construction, mining, and marine applications.

Aerospace: Air motors can be found in aircraft systems for tasks like actuating flaps, landing gear, and cargo door opening.

Automated Manufacturing: Air motors can be integrated into automated manufacturing systems to perform tasks like robotic arm movement and material handling.

Environmental Remediation: Air motors are used in equipment designed for environmental cleanup and remediation tasks, such as soil and water sampling devices.

Mining and Quarrying: Air motors are used in drilling equipment for mining and quarrying operations.

Air motors are preferred in many of these applications due to their ability to operate in hazardous environments where the use of electrical motors could be dangerous (e.g., in the presence of flammable gases or dust). They are also known for their durability, compact size, and high power-to-weight ratio, making them suitable for a wide range of tasks.

The choice between piston air motors and vane air motors depends on the specific application requirements, including desired torque, speed, efficiency, and control. Factors such as load conditions, operating environment, and available compressed air pressure should be considered when selecting the appropriate type of air motor for a particular task.

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