Pressure Regulators as Valves for Saving Compressed Air and their Influence on System Dynamics
VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Hydrodynamics and Hydraulic Equipment, 17. listopadu 15/2172, Ostrava 70833, Czech Republic
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Published online: 6 May 2015
Pressure regulators in the field of pneumatic mechanisms can be used as valves for saving compressed air. For example it can be used to reduce the pressure when the piston rod is retracting unloaded and thus it is possible to save some energy. However the problem is that saving valve can significantly affect the dynamics of the pneumatic system. The lower pressure in the piston rod chamber causes extension of time for retraction of the piston rod. This article compare the air consumption experimentally determined and calculated, measured curves of pressure in cylinder chambers and piston speed when saving valve is set up differently.
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