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  • Sensor Technologies to Detect Pneumatic Cylinder Position - White Paper
    Over the years, many users have abandoned the use of reed switches due to their failure rate and have utilized mechanical or inductive sensors to detect pneumatic cylinder position. AMR and GMR sensors are smaller, faster, and easy to integrate and are much more reliable however; they must overcome
  • KOSME - Pneumatic Cylinder in Bottling Equipment Case Study
    Can an H1 lubricant eliminate stick-slip friction on. the cylinder application? Can this lubricant prove to be compatible with EPDM elastomer? Will this lubricant pass KOSME's accelerated wear testing and exhibit long-term elastomer life and sealing capability?
  • Pneumatic Cylinders
    sensors over that of linear potentiometers. In recent years, MTS has supported pneumatic cylinder manufacturers in the development of servopneumatic control solutions. In these types of applications we can provide the right combination of performance and outputs like position and velocity.
  • Pneumatic or servo?
    Servosystems are often an economical alternative to pneumatic cylinders. The actuation of cams, detents, and levers has long been the forte of pneumatic or hydraulic systems in machines. These systems are generally open loop. The only verification that the system has executed a command
  • Sorting out the truth about pneumatic standards
    Japanese test methods better predict pneumatic valve performance. SMC follows the latest ISO standards when rating pneumatic valve flow in terms of sonic conductance. Full stroke time of a pneumatic cylinder is inversely proportional to the maximum exhaust flow rate. represents the maximum constant
  • White Paper Making today s pneumatic cylinders work effectively Plant Services
    Pneumatic cylinders continue to provide a valuable and preferred option for linear actuation in many applications. To achieve these unprecedented levels of effectiveness, all portions of the cylinder design must be balanced to reach the desired performance and cost ratio. As you can see from
  • Microwaves for cylinder sensing
    Position sensor works with actuators of any length. A sensor housed in the cylinder endcap measures piston position with accuracy to about 0.1 mm. A simple antenna inside the cylinder transmits electromagnetic waves and receives the reflected signal. Onboard electronics generates position and speed
  • The basics of pneumatic control valves
    Directional valves such as Parker Hannifin's B3G-Series threeway (left) and four-way valves are often used to control pneumatic operations. Directional-control valves are vital in any pneumatic circuit, directing or blocking airflow to control the speed or sequence of operations. One method
  • Sensor Sense: Cylinder-Position Sensors
    Cylinder-position sensors are used in pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders. They determine the home and end stroke of the piston head within the cylinder. The difficulty lies in detecting the position of the piston within its cylindrical housing. Magnets placed within the piston head let magnetic
  • Sizing pneumatic cyclinders and ISO valves
    Look at flow coefficient, cylinder bore, and rod speed to best match pneumatic actuators and valves. In recent years, much discussion has centered on ratings (also known as capacity coefficients or flow factors) and whether or not American, European, and Japanese pneumatic-valve manufacturers rate
  • Taking the Guesswork Out of Pneumatic Control
    a function actuate twice during a sequence. A shuttle valve to the pilot of a power valve lets a function actuate twice during a sequence. Back-pressure sensing indicates cylinder position without limit valves. Designers have several options when constructing pneumatic-control systems. But modular air-logic
  • Right-sizing pneumatic motion systems
    Consider every system component to ensure top performance with minimal losses. I am disappointed every time I see the flow coefficient used to size a valve without consideration given to the other components in a pneumatic circuit. In the old days, a focus on the valve alone often worked because
  • Interactive designer configures pneumatic systems
    New engineering tools and components speed pneumatic-system design and boost productivity. An online Interactive Designer aids in sizing and selecting Bosch Rexroth's Rexmover rodless cylinders. The program also handles standard cylinders, shock absorbers, rotary actuators, and clamping devices
  • Closed-Loop Pneumatic Control In A Compact Package
    pneumatic position-feedback actuators. The PCS accepts a 0 to 10-Vdc, 0 to 20-mA, or 4 to 20-mA analog command signal, which is used as a reference to move a load and hold its position. For example, if an application has a stroke of 10 in., a 1-V change in command voltage moves the cylinder 1
  • Pneumatic clamps save set-up time and operator wear
    . The clamps are powered by double-acting air cylinders. The operator shifts a manual four-way pneumatic control valve to close or open the clamps quickly. Typical pneumatic systems include a filter-regulator, pneumatic fourway valve, clamps, fittings, and piping. The type of control-valve actuator depends
  • The 10 most-common Mistakes Made When Sizing Pneumatic Rodless Actuators
    Here are some tips for getting the most out of the next rodless actuator you purchase. Edited by Stephen J. Mraz Rodless cylinders both support loads and supply guidance, eliminating the need for other load-bearing elements and reducing costs, size, and design time. Given these advantages, why do