This article describes the design of a new test rig for measuring the friction force in pneumatic components and seals. The test rig was designed in order to measure both the overall friction force in a pneumatic cylinder or a valve as a whole, and the single contribution to friction force caused by the sliding seals. To this end, special fixtures and devices were designed and manufactured in order to measure the friction force in piston seals, rod seals and cartridge valve seals individually. Results of friction measurements carried out on pneumatic cylinders with similar characteristics but produced by different manufacturers are presented and compared. A test procedure and a methodology, in order to separate the contributions of the individual seals from the overall friction of the cylinders, is presented.
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|Titolo:||Test rig for friction force measurements in pneumatic components and seals|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Tipologia:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|