Re: Lab 8
The purpose of this lab is to introduce pneumatic circuits. We will learn how to construct a
circuit with speed control of an actuator, a flow amplification circuit for remote control of a large
actuator, and to construct safety interlock circuits using the AND principle.
Exercise 1: Remote operation and flow amplification
We will control the movement of a single acting large volume cylinder using a small remote push button
valve to activate a large flow pilot operated valve switch to provide high volume of air to a single acting
cylinder. Construct the circuit below.
Exercise 2: Interlock safety circuits
Exercise 3: Direct operation from two locations using Shuttle valve
A shuttle valve is a flow control valve that is pilot operated. Construct the circuit below.