Typical setup for a 3/4 way 2 position way valve

How to setup a 3/4 way 2 position way valve?   1. To actuate one single-acting cylinder. Either oil port “A” or “B” must be plugged on valve. With port “B” plugged, solenoid is energized to position “A,” oil port “A” becomes pressurized. When solenoid is energized to position “B,” oil port “A” becomes the return port. 2. To actuate two single-acting cylinder. A pressure line from one bank can be connected to oil port “A” and the other to oil port “B” on the valve. Sequence: When energized to position “A,” oil port “A” becomes pressurized and clamps the fixture […]

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What is an Actuator?

An actuator is a type of instrument that is responsible for moving or controlling a mechanism or system. It is operated by a source of energy, It can be controlled mechanically, by  electric current, hydraulic fluid pressure, or pneumatic pressure, and converts that energy into motion. In my research, I found out that there are 5 types of actuators and these are the following. Mechanical Actuators In mechanical actuators normally a rotary motion is converted into linear motion to perform an operation. Such actuator normally involves gears, rails, pulley, chain etc to operate. Basic example of mechanical actuator is chain block hoisting weight […]

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