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2DOF pneumatic simlator

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by berty, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. berty

    berty Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I would like to build a 2 Dof pneumatic simulator. I used the following pneumatic cylinders:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/FESTO-CYLIN...ic_Hydraulic_Valves_Parts&hash=item3ceb403aee

    but I need advice, I'll be controlled via arduino with this board:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/MODUDO-RELE...onenti_elettronici_attivi&hash=item3f2a180c35
    or use K8055 with this board: http://www.velleman.eu/products/view/?country=be&lang=en&id=361120

    When should I use the Arduino, so what code to insert?
    And even I would like to ask what the valves used to control pneumatic cylinders?

    Thank you.

    Sorry for my English.
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  3. meo_udon

    meo_udon New Member

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    Why you use pneumatic not electric motor?
  4. RacingMat

    RacingMat Well-Known Member Gold Contributor

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    The board you want to drive with Arduino have relays: ON/OFF.

    No progressive speed.

    Do you think it will be okay for your use?
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    K8055 is a good board for air rams
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    This is very interesting, @berty I would like to see and follow your progress. I hope you will get it!
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    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    A real challenge in the making, it will be great to follow your progress.
  8. meo_udon

    meo_udon New Member

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    I worry about sound noise level. In my shop have more pneumatic cylinder. Very loud.
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  9. RacingMat

    RacingMat Well-Known Member Gold Contributor

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    +1 : I agree it's a drawback of pneumatic systems for home use
  10. prodigy

    prodigy Burning revs

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    Found the same one on the Youtube :grin

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  11. meo_udon

    meo_udon New Member

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    I have 3 inches cylinder and airpump is 2HP 110 lites. Only 13 times open air to cylinder my pump will work again for 2 minutes.
  12. RacingMat

    RacingMat Well-Known Member Gold Contributor

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    @meo_udon
    how do you want to actuate forward and reverse with a single relay?

    I suppose that you intent to use several relays per actuator (thrust, exhaust... 4 relays?)
    Before writing any arduino code, you have to sketch the system: actuator, valves, exhausts, relays...

    we cannot guess what you have in mind ;)
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    Pneumatic cylinders normally have two air inlets - one to drive the actuator up - one to drive it down. Its going to become quite noisy, especially if your after small quick movements as required for a sim.
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    Ok some quesion. In two air inlet system. Have air drain or loss? In my cnc machine have two inlets when pnematic work. Air drain every time.
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    I will be following the progress you make with this project, seems to be very interesting :thumbs