Electric or pneumatic mechanism?

Ventura Systems electric vs. pneumatic door systems

Electric propulsion has become an integral part of public transport and is slowly becoming the new standard for buses and coaches around the world. But what is the leading technology when it comes to mechanisms for door systems? Is it pneumatic or electric?

Pneumatic driven mechanisms have served the bus market for many years, with electric mechanisms becoming more commonly used in recent times. This technology was introduced by the rail industry on automatic door systems and has almost completely eliminated pneumatic systems from their markets.

One of the main reasons for the technological change in automatic door systems is the request for better energy efficiency and lower costs within zero emission vehicles. Understanding the differences between mechanisms is key to choosing the right technology.

We explain all there is to know about electric versus pneumatic mechanisms in our latest article on the Sustainable Bus platform. You can read the article by clicking the button below.