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Building a Test Rig

  1. Jul 27, 2005 #1
    I need to simulate a test weight of between 10 and 20 Kg on top of a product. I am planning to do this by compression, via a steel plate directly attached to the arm of a pneumatic cylinder. The product, (and steel plate), dimensions are 5 1/2" x 1 5/8", (or 14cm x 4.1cm for you youngsters!). Am I correct in assuming that I need to apply a pressure of between 2.8 lbs/sq in, (0.17kg/sq cm), and 5.6 lbs/sq in, (0.35kg/sq cm), to the top of the pneumatic piston, regardless of the size of that pneumatic piston?
     
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  3. Jul 27, 2005 #2

    brewnog

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    No.

    The pressure you need to apply to your cylinder to provide that given force will depend on the cross-sectional area of your piston.
     
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