Can I connect using a “T” on the output multiple actuators to one festo if we want them to all run the same?
Nothing prohibits running more than one cylinder from the Festo valve.
Your air flow per cylinder will of course be reduced proportionally to the number of cylinders attached in this manner. Also, if the lengths of tubing coming from the outputs of the T are substantially different, you might run into issues with a cylinder slightly lagging the other.
We are using t and running two cylinders off one festo
Is it possible to preload the acuator with 1 or 2 inchs of extension? seems we get a greater force with a little air still in the cylinder.