Creating a Pneumatic Piston System with Small Pistons and an Air Tank Control

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I need to create a simple piston system with small pistons connected to a 20oz kind of tank so that when I push a button/switch it pushes out and then can return when i switch it back. Does anyone have any advice on where/how to do so with a air tank-control and set of two small pistons etc.
 
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Is there a question in there somewhere?
 
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You'd need to make sure energy doesn't leave the system if you don't want to have a compressor in there somewhere.

You can find air actuators and valves at Mcmaster-carr.
 

1. How does a pneumatic piston system work?

A pneumatic piston system works by using compressed air to move a piston inside a cylinder. When the air pressure is released, the piston moves back to its original position. This motion can be used to power various mechanical devices.

2. What are the benefits of using small pistons in a pneumatic system?

Using small pistons in a pneumatic system allows for more precise control and movement. It also requires less space and can be more cost-effective compared to larger pistons.

3. How do you control the air tank in a pneumatic piston system?

The air tank in a pneumatic piston system can be controlled by a valve that regulates the flow of air. This valve can be manually operated or controlled by an electronic control system.

4. What are the limitations of using an air tank in a pneumatic piston system?

One limitation is that the air tank can only hold a finite amount of compressed air, so it may need to be refilled frequently. Another limitation is that if the air pressure is not regulated properly, it can cause the system to malfunction or lose power.

5. Are there any safety concerns when working with a pneumatic piston system?

Yes, there are some safety concerns when working with a pneumatic piston system. The air tank should always be handled carefully and the pressure should be regulated to prevent any accidents. It is also important to wear proper protective gear when working with compressed air.

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