1. ASchur

    Cylinder Position Sensors: Reed Type vs Solid State

    I oversee the maintenance of a few imported automatic assembly machines. Each machine has 40-70 Festo air cylinders, and each cylinder has two to four 3-wire Festo reed type cylinder position sensors. The machine produces about 30,000 parts per day. I have found that these cylinder position...
  2. ASchur

    How to measure or test for small leaks and bypasses in a pleated paper filter.

    I work for a company that manufactures and assembles cartridge filters that consist of a top, and bottom cap that interlock in the middle and are glued to the opposing ends of a pleated paper filter. The glued filter holds the assembly together. To test the filter, we pass 5 psi of air at 3cfm...