Pneumatics-Extra Air Tanks

Posted by Alpha Omega at 2/4/2001 3:59 PM EST

Other on team #524, Alpha Omega, from South High School.

Can we buy and use extra air tanks to store more air on our robot?

Posted by Joe Johnson at 2/4/2001 4:32 PM EST

Engineer on team #47, Chief Delphi, from Pontiac Central High School and Delphi Automotive Systems.

In Reply to: Pneumatics-Extra Air Tanks
Posted by Alpha Omega on 2/4/2001 3:59 PM EST:

I don’t think this is allowed, BUT…

You can use legal cylinders as storage tanks (per one
of the updates). How about using a 2 inch diameter 12
inch stroke cylinder as a storage tank?

I have not tested it, but I suspect that one of these
is about as much volume as both tanks included in the kit.

Just a suggestion.

Joe J.

Posted by Jerry Fischer at 2/5/2001 12:38 PM EST

Engineer on team #56, RobbeXtreme, from Bound Brook High School and Ethicon, Inc. (J&J).

In Reply to: No but how about this…
Posted by Joe Johnson on 2/4/2001 4:32 PM EST:

Joe’s idea about using a large cylinder(2" dia. by 12" stroke) in place of additional storage tanks works. We have tried it out on our robot and have not seen any problems. In fact, you could use multiple cylinders if you need extra storage capacity.