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DIY Building A Miniature 5 Vane Pneumatic Motor

A pneumatic motor (air motor) or compressed air engine is a type of motor which does mechanical work by expanding compressed air. Pneumatic motors generally convert the compressed air energy to mechanical work through either linear or rotary motion.

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In this video I’m making a 5 vane rotor air (pneumatic) motor. This type of motor is used in a variety of air tools seen every day, nothing uncommon. While this may not be very exciting, I found that this is actually a positive displacement pump.

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That means, it can be a perfectly working miniature supercharger. This type of supercharging was applied decades ago in actual engines and worked very reliably.

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In my case though I’ll need to change the materials of the vanes and the housing for better sealing and reliability.

Pneumatic motors have found widespread success in the hand-held tool industry, but are also used stationary in a wide range of industrial applications.