So my team is using 2 Cylinders for the arm, and this is the first year we do this so we dont know much about this. it seems that we only have 1 five-way Solenoid valve from last year and we didnt get one this yr.
I called Festo to see if they had anyother in stock but it seems they wont till 3/11/10
You should contact your Festo rep and ask if they can provide the Cv. My rep said that the liters/minute flow rate in this size valve will approximately correlate to the Cv, if you multiply liters/minute * 0.001. In this case 350 l/m would approximate a Cv of 0.35.
Also, the max port size is limited to 1/8" npt- this valve port is M7 (> 1/4").
But it should be available in a 1/8" version.
<R33> COTS items from ROBOTS entered in previous FIRST competitions or COTS items that are no longer commercially available may be used under the following conditions:
A. The item must be functionally equivalent to the original condition as delivered from the VENDOR (e.g. a part that has non-functional label markings added would be permitted, but a part that has device-specific mounting holes added would be prohibited), and
B. The item must satisfy ALL applicable 2010 FRC materials/parts use rules.
You’ll have to prove functional equivelancy. Without documentation, that may be difficult.