Proportional valve with a piezoelectric actuator
Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering, Department of Automation and Robotics, Aleja Tysiaclecia Panstwa Polskiego 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland
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Published online: 12 May 2017
The article concerns a slotted proportional valve for use in pneumatic and hydraulic systems. There is a growing demand for both hydraulic and pneumatic ultrafast proportional valves. The conducted analysis of literature confirms the lack of such solutions for proportional valves. The currently used pneumatic systems for selection and segregation of parts and objects require ultrafast valves. The presented solution for the proportional valve can significantly improve and accelerate this type of technological processes. Furthermore, fast proportional valves can be successfully used for positional control of pneumatic and hydraulic drives. The article presents the design of a slotted divide valve and sets the maximum mass flow rate for service roads.
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