force of compressed air

by mike kenney
(salisbury, md)

if you have 100 psi and force it through a 2" round cylinder how many foot pounds of force is generated

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Mike, see the pages on air cylinders for details.

Cheers,

Bill

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Force applied in air/oil cylinder

by Steve
(Charlotte, NC)

In an air/oil system, is the force generated the same as if it were just pneumatic or is it intensified?
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Unless it's an intensifier system Steve, the force applied by the typical air over oil is comparable to a pneumatic system.

Bill

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HOW TO FIND OUTPUT FORCE OF A CYLINDER....

by aravind
(coimbartore)

Dear Sir,
I need to know what will be the force of an pneumatic cylinder.......incase of direct load and indirect load,

Also kindly explain me with an example in your style.

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Bill says...

Delighted to help, Aravind.

Go to the site map page, and look at the various pages listed under Air Cylinders for pages relating to cylinder force.

Also, check out the PSI pages as well.

Cheers,

Bill

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sizing a compressor for air actuators

by Mike K
(Iowa)

I have a customer who is going to be adding actuated butterfly valves to his fertilizer load out area. We are going to use air to open spring to close rack and pinion actuators to the existing manual butterfly valves he already has. I know the amount of air each actuator uses to open in cu inches but need to translate that into cfm of the compressor. The compressor they currently have has 17.5 cfm at 100 psi and has a 80 gallon tanks. The (10) actuators together use 493 cubic inches if they were all ran at the same time. That would not be the case probably no more than 5 at a time. I think a 1 gallon tank has approx 268 cu inches so it looks like the compressor is big enough. Need someone who deals with compressors alot to verify that or let me know how big we need to go.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Mike - that information is on this site already. Look on the sitemap page for links to the pages.

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