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Problem: Cost of Air Leaks

Problem: Cost of Air Leaks

We often hear that the cost of air in a manufacturing facility is approximately 40% of a utility bill.  Obviously this will vary..

07/31/2015 with 0 Comments
Cylinder Stuttering on a Technical School Trainer

Cylinder Stuttering on a Technical School Trainer

A community technical school received funding for a hydraulics program. They had nice hands-on-training stands in storage and did a nice..

07/02/2015 with 3 Comments
Scrap Steel Winder Problem Slowing Down

Scrap Steel Winder Problem Slowing Down

Workers at a coil steel-processing mill received rolls of stainless steel from its parent company to slit in half and trim the edges..

05/01/2015 with 9 Comments
Problem: Cylinder Extension

Problem: Cylinder Extension

Given: Cylinder is 4″ x 20″ x 2″ Operating pressure is 100 psi No load on cylinder This cylinder is extending at a rate..

04/08/2015 with 0 Comments
Problem: Vacuum Regulators

Problem: Vacuum Regulators

I maintain a mobile medical unit (hospital), which is a large semi-truck that opens up to over 1,000 square feet for emergency medical..

02/18/2015 with 0 Comments
Problem: Building Anchor

Problem: Building Anchor

This question varies a bit from the normal Air Teaser, however it still uses some of the same formulas that are used to determine a force..

10/01/2014 with 0 Comments
Problem: Pushing the Button

Problem: Pushing the Button

What will the cylinder do if the push button is pushed and held? What will the cylinder do if the push button is pushed and released with a..

01/31/2014 with 0 Comments
Problem: Necessary Pressure

Problem: Necessary Pressure

If the rotary actuator has four 4″ diameter cylinders as shown, what would be the necessary pressure to rotate the shaft with a..

09/30/2013 with 0 Comments
Problem: Size an Air Compressor and Receiver

Problem: Size an Air Compressor and Receiver

A company has a machine that uses 50 cfm at 100 psi. Size an air compressor in SCFM that will have a duty cycle of 40%. Then size an air..

08/01/2013 with 2 Comments
Problem: Standard Size Cylinder 2

Problem: Standard Size Cylinder 2

Deadline Past. Not Available for Submissions. Winner: Mike Stoltenow, CFPS, Comatrol, Easley, SC Answered Correctly: Edward Day, CFPPS,..

04/01/2013 with 0 Comments
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