Exploiting valve timing for pneumatic energy savings

Damiano Padovani, Eric J. Barth

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Abstract

This research paper aims at addressing solutions that reduce air consumption in generic pneumatic systems used for pickand- place operations. The investigation considers different system architectures both with a single control valve and two control valves arranged according to an independent metering configuration. Suitable control strategies are then proposed exploiting multiple timings to shut off the non-proportional switching valve(s). The resulting scenarios are experimentally evaluated on a dedicated test-bed. The main conclusion is that reduction of air consumption up to 73% is possible in comparison to the state-of-the-art layout for the reference application. Numerical simulations obtained by means of specific dynamic models suggest these air savings are consistent for actuators with different strokes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBATH/ASME 2018 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2018
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791851968
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventBATH/ASME 2018 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2018 - Bath, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Sep 201814 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameBATH/ASME 2018 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2018

Conference

ConferenceBATH/ASME 2018 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBath
Period12/09/1814/09/18

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