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Pneumatic Elements and Systems

Course aims

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the structure and function of pneumatic components and pneumatic systems. At the end of the course students should be able to design suitable linear pneumatic cylinder, rodless or semi-rotary motor, gripper or vacuum suction cup. They are also should be able to design and assemble a pneumatic circuit to control the working elements and to select the appropriate size of the elements for the correct operation of the mechanism.


BEATER, P. Pneumatic drives: system design, modelling and control. Berlin: Springer, 2007. 323 pp. ISBN 978-3-540-69470-0.
BARBER, A. Pneumatic handbook . Oxford: Elsevier Advanced Technology, 1997
Pneumatic handbook. Morden: Trade & Technical Press. 512 s.

Advised literature

Basic pneumatics: information and instruction book about pneumatics and components and their applications. Erbach: Bosch, 2003. 184 s.
PARR, A. Hydraulics and Pneumatics - A Technician's and Engineer's Guide (3rd Edition). 2011. Elsevier. Online version available at:

Language of instruction Czech
Code 338-0503
Abbreviation PnPrv
Course title Pneumatic Elements and Systems
Coordinating department Department of Hydromechanics and Hydraulic Equipment
Course coordinator Ing. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.