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  1. Pneumatics A useful alternative to motors Tim Siepmann (Alumni Team 2175)

  2. Topics Advantages and Disadvantages Applications How-to Helpful Tips Questions

  3. Advantages Easy linear motion No increased load when stalling Easy to use Rotary Actuator

  4. Disadvantages Compressor Relatively expensive Heavy Potentially more dangerous Typically not variable position

  5. Applications Cylinder • Linear Motion • Shifters • Latches • Lifting • Rotary motion

  6. How-To • FOLLOW THE RULES • Plan • What do you want to use it for? • What components will you need? • Layout and test • Connect • Leak test • Place on robot • Retest

  7. Complete System

  8. Helpful Tips Use pneumatic air units Cut tubes straight Barbed versus quick connect Use soapy water to find leaks Wrap two or three threads up from start Be gentle with components Bring backups

  9. Safety Realize how much energy is stored in your system Always vent Keep people away while charging Inspect for cracks or defects

  10. Questions?