Pneumatic Schematics and Basic Circuit Design

Provided by: ToolingU

"Basic Pneumatic Schematics and Circuit Design" provides an overview of different common pneumatic schematic symbols, including air treatment symbols; pressure, flow, and direction valve symbols; and actuator symbols. Further, the class describes an overview of the design principles of a pneumatic circuit and the placement of components within a pneumatic schematic. Without pneumatic circuit design and schematic symbols, designers would not be able to communicate to an engineer the necessary component placement in order to achieve the work for a particular job. After taking “Basic Pneumatic Schematics and Circuit Design” users will understand basic design principles in a pneumatic circuit schematic and be able to recognize the symbols of basic circuit components.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe basic pneumatic circuit design
  • Describe basic pneumatic schematics
  • Identify different line symbols
  • Identify various fitting symbols
  • Identify prime mover and compressor symbols
  • Identify the symbol for an air receiver
  • Identify various air treatment symbols
  • Identify the symbols for pressure control valves
  • Identify the symbols for directional control valves
  • Identify the symbols for flow control valves
  • Identify the symbol for a rotary actuator
  • Identify linear actuator symbols
  • Describe circuits used to lock or sequence actuators
  • Describe speed control circuits
  • Describe a remote operation circuit
  • Describe how to control single-acting cylinders and double-acting cylinders.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for mechanical/electrical/plumbing maintenance technicians.

Course ID


Skill Focus

Smart Business



Employee Type

New Applicants, Operations team, 1st level supervisor

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

3 hrs



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