Invented several decades ago, pneumatic tools deliver more power while using less energy than electric or gas powered tools. The improved energy efficiency in compressed air tools not only makes them eco-friendly but also saves you money in the long run. For this reason, more and more people are embracing the power of compressed air tools in both industrial and domestic use, especially when mechanical tools are needed. Research also shows that compressed air delivers enormous amounts of power/energy that can be used for various light and heavy duty applications such as spray painting, inflating tires, cleaning, weeding, or even power rock drilling machines.
What Makes Air Compressed Tools Eco-Friendly and Efficient
1. Runs on less fuel
Pneumatic tools use either electricity or gas (from fossil fuels) to run. The difference between tools that use a pneumatic system and purely electric/gas powered systems is that pneumatic tools use less fuel in the long-term. For instance, a pneumatic hammer would use up to ¼ the amount of gas conventional devices would use to drive the same. In addition to this, the compressed air packs more energy making it efficient even in heavy-duty applications that need more power to run. The fact that air compressed tools use less fuel makes it safe for the environment and lower carbon footprint.
2. Compressed Air devices are easily recyclable
Most pneumatic tools can be used for more than one task. For instance, an air hammer can be used to power a nail gun, paint sprayer, or even a pneumatic drill. Just because your pneumatic nail gun is faulty doesn’t mean you cannot use the pneumatic system to power other tools. In addition to this, you can use a faulty air compressor for paintwork, for weeding, or even as an insecticide/pesticide sprayer in the garden. Almost every part of a pneumatic tool is reusable in other applications. This reduces the need to buy new tools, which again reduces waste in the long run.
3. Reduced carbon footprint
As hinted earlier, pneumatic tools require a lot less fuel to run. This amounts to lower fuel use and fewer carbon emissions even when used for extended periods. In addition to this, pneumatic tools come with a chamber mainly used to store energy in the form of compressed air. This means you can continue using your airbrush, jackhammer, paint sprayer, and even the sandblaster long after the engine is off. This particularly comes in handy off-site where there’s no electricity.
4. A solar system can power pneumatic tools
Some of the hand-held pneumatic tools (hand drill, air saw, blow gun, pneumatic drill, etc.) use batteries to drive them. Many people today use rechargeable batteries to power these tools for increased efficiency and durability. Solar energy can, therefore, be used to charge these batteries, or even better, drive the systems altogether. Compressed Air tools also have a smaller design as well. This makes it handy for complex applications where massive amounts of power are needed, though in a constricted space.
Compressed Air tools also tend to outlast their competition. One of the reasons why is because they contain fewer movable parts as compared to traditionally electric powered systems. The improved durability also means you don’t have to keep buying new ones, hence lower carbon footprint.