Model P820 air-driven pumps are used in place of electrically driven power units where electricity is not available or practical, and where the cycle is intermittent and energy would normally be wasted and turned into heat. A double-acting air drive allows for high hydraulic flows and smooth output. Five ratios are available with pressures up to 4,000 psi. Data sheet offers a product description; itemizes key features; and includes a diagram, photograph, and graph that illustrate air pressure. Flow charts illustrate operating pressure.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.