If you compare the initial cost of a pneumatic cylinder versus an electromechanical equivalent, the electromechanical solution is much higher. However, if you look at the lifelong operating cost of the actuators, you will almost always save money by using Electric Actuators. It is not uncommon for an Electric Actuator to have a ROI of a year or less.
The BCF ORG Tech Talk Podcast Series focuses on the various subjects and topics, to help you choose the right Industrial Automation Solution for your application.
It is what I learned over 40 years in the Industrial Automation Industry. Through education, associations, groups, but primarily, through the school of hard knocks, and would like to share this experience with you.