Comparison of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems

     Hydraulic Systems    Pneumatic Systems
Low Operating SpeedHigh Operating Speed
Oil is the operating fluidAir is the operating fluid
Operating cost is lowOperating cost is high
Compact. Space requirements are lessSpace requirements are more
Leakages cause dirt accumulation in componentsLeakages do not cause dirt accumulation
They are used in applications where more power is requiredUsed in applications where less power is required.