Can a single directional control valve operate 2 cylinders if each cylinder uses a breather valve instead of a return line so that one cylinder would push the other closed?
November 23, 2009 6:25 AM
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Absolutely, however it is essential that one realizes that the total force available for both cylinder movements is the input PSI multiplied by the area of the powered end. This total force must be divided up between the total work force, force of return oil on the piston, and friction.
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