Blue plastic drums

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Re: Blue plastic drums

Postby Luno » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:15 am

kstoerz wrote:...
A hypothetical -90psi vacuum supply would indeed double the force of the cylinder. The 90psi in the top of the cylinder is relative to 0psi (atmospheric pressure) in the bottom half. 90 on top an -90 on the bottom is the same as having 180psi on top and the usual nothing on the bottom. As to how and why someone would actually create a large scale -90psi vacuum supply to pipe around the shop, I'll leave an exercise for the reader...


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Re: Blue plastic drums

Postby swinkdaddy » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:44 am

Thinking about some kind of game. a pneumatic game. like Crush, Crush, Can Revolution. Imagine if you will. 2 stomp pads connected to 2 separate 7 inch throw cylinders. The game is to use the stomp pad to build up pressure into the the crushing arm (like a bicycle pump). Hacker are competitive by nature. so why not bleed off a little of that energy to crush cans. We could even add point counters by pressure and number of stomps. I see a leader board feature added soon after...
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Re: Blue plastic drums

Postby orion » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:37 am

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swinkdaddy wrote:Thinking about some kind of game. a pneumatic game. like Crush, Crush, Can Revolution. Imagine if you will. 2 stomp pads connected to 2 separate 7 inch throw cylinders. The game is to use the stomp pad to build up pressure into the the crushing arm (like a bicycle pump). Hacker are competitive by nature. so why not bleed off a little of that energy to crush cans. We could even add point counters by pressure and number of stomps. I see a leader board feature added soon after...

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Re: Blue plastic drums

Postby darus67 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:07 pm

I'm curious how you plan to generate -90 psi vaccuum. ;)

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Re: Blue plastic drums

Postby boltz » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:20 pm

darus67 wrote:I'm curious how you plan to generate -90 psi vaccuum. ;)


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Re: Blue plastic drums

Postby Happyk » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:11 pm

I guess I'm not sure why you would need that much force. I'm sure you can crush a can with less then 200lbs. You have to rememeber that if you hit the can at a slight angle its side walls will buckle. Also I don't think it would be wise to do a -90 psi with a 90psi for the fact that most cylinders are rated at 150 psi. Soo I'm thinking that you might actually rupture the cylinder itself. That being said. If you wanted to create an easy -90 psi system that all you need to do is run two cylinders in tandom. One has 90 psi pushing in extending the rod. The other which is connected to the same rod just back words will have ~ the same amount of negitive pressure on one of its port. (the difference would be the cap end area vs rod end area)

Oh and I got bored and built a prototype out of wood. It's sitting in the shop office. I know where the directional control valve is. I don't have the quick connect tube or standard fittings for it.
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Re: Blue plastic drums

Postby boltz » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:29 am

How about ultracapacitors and a really big solenoid?

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Re: Blue plastic drums

Postby mcsteve » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:53 pm

How about this: http://tesladownunder.com/CanCrushing.htm

Not exactly efficient, or even particularly effective, but damn! Just... damn.
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Re: Blue plastic drums

Postby kstoerz » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:38 am

Happyk wrote:I guess I'm not sure why you would need that much force.


Who said anything about need? :twisted:

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Re: Blue plastic drums

Postby boltz » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:22 am

mcsteve wrote:How about this: http://tesladownunder.com/CanCrushing.htm

Not exactly efficient, or even particularly effective, but damn! Just... damn.


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