Hydraulic System The Hydraulic Reservoir and Transfer System
provides the means of varying the volume of the cylinders prior
to firing. Control
is from the Automated Control System upgrade which must be installed.
(tank) is of adequate size to store all of the hydraulic
fluid even if both cylinders are emptied for maintenance.
A fluid level sensor is used to measure the height of fluid
in the tank. This is used by the computer program to determine
the set and load lengths (volumes) of the cylinders.
to transfer of the fluid to cylinders routing of the fluid
is done by valves controlled by PC of the automated control
pump, valves and associated piping are mounted on a steel
frame for ease of installation.
glycol (which is environmentally benign) is standard, but
other fluids can be provided, if desired.
activated safety valves for the Actuator fluid inlets. These
valves are fitted with sensors to provide positive feed
back of valves position to the interlock system to insure
they have been closed prior to system charging
Hydraulic hoses to connect the Transfer and Reservoir System
to the Actuator.
that fluid flow out of the cylinders is accomplished by applying
low gas pressure to the cylinders and controlling valve actuation
via Automated Control program to control fluid flow.