Week #10: Revisit Week #9, Pneumatic Components

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Week #10: Revisit Week #9, Pneumatic Components

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We'll continue to discuss various Pneumatic Components. Many of these are presented in your lab handouts and in your textbook.

First topic of discussion will be Air Compressors. Here's a Wisc-Online presentation on Types of Pneumatic Compressors. Emphasis will be placed on positive displacement reciprocating single and dual stage compressor types.

Pneumatic Control Valves from AutomationDirect.com as well as this Interactive Demo of Control Valve Operation.

And here's a presentation on
Pneumatic Directional Control Valves

the Air Pilot


Pneumatic Actuators.

Simple Pneumatic Circuits

And other related topics:

Pneumatic Filters, Regulators, Lubricators (FRLs)

Pneumatic Schematic Symbols & Flashcards

Pneumatic Air Leaks

Pneumatic Cylinder Flow Control

Pneumatic Cylinder Force Calculator NOTE: This link needs to be updated.

Manual Control of a Reciprocation Circuit This presentation uses unsupported Flash content and the conversion is not ideal. The presentation below on Repetitive Cylinder Cycling is fully functional and similar in content.

Repetitive Cylinder Cycling

Pneumatic Air Conservation, which stresses some important concepts regarding the cost to provide pneumatic power, and why it is important to match the output of the compressor to the demands of the pneumatic tools/actuators.
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