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Title: Speed control with end cushion for high speed air cylinder

Abstract

A high speed air cylinder in which the longitudinal movement of the piston within the air cylinder tube is controlled by pressurizing the air cylinder tube on the accelerating side of the piston and releasing pressure at a controlled rate on the decelerating side of the piston. The invention also includes a method for determining the pressure required on both the accelerating and decelerating sides of the piston to move the piston with a given load through a predetermined distance at the desired velocity, bringing the piston to rest safely without piston bounce at the end of its complete stroke.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
867919
Patent Number(s):
5034184
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
speed; control; cushion; air; cylinder; longitudinal; movement; piston; tube; controlled; pressurizing; accelerating; releasing; pressure; rate; decelerating; method; determining; required; move; load; predetermined; distance; desired; velocity; bringing; safely; bounce; complete; stroke; speed control; controlled rate; predetermined distance; air cylinder; longitudinal movement; releasing pressure; speed air; cylinder tube; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Stevens, Wayne W, and Solbrig, Charles W. Speed control with end cushion for high speed air cylinder. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Stevens, Wayne W, & Solbrig, Charles W. Speed control with end cushion for high speed air cylinder. United States.
Stevens, Wayne W, and Solbrig, Charles W. Tue . "Speed control with end cushion for high speed air cylinder". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867919.
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abstractNote = {A high speed air cylinder in which the longitudinal movement of the piston within the air cylinder tube is controlled by pressurizing the air cylinder tube on the accelerating side of the piston and releasing pressure at a controlled rate on the decelerating side of the piston. The invention also includes a method for determining the pressure required on both the accelerating and decelerating sides of the piston to move the piston with a given load through a predetermined distance at the desired velocity, bringing the piston to rest safely without piston bounce at the end of its complete stroke.},
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year = {1991},
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