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Creating Time Delay

Airpot offers reliable timing control for non-electrical systems and for electrical systems requiring non-electrical backup.

Application Examples

In a commercial sprinkler system a pull damping Airpot times a switch (as shown below) which actuates a solenoid valve in response to ambient conditions. The time delay prevents short term, non-threatening signals from actuating the sprinklers, while allowing actuation if the signal persists beyond the desired time.

In refrigerator ice dispensers an Airpot slows closure of the spring loaded ice chute doors.

In beverage vending machines it controls descent of filling compartment access doors.

 

 

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To View the Best Model's Data Sheet: In the chart below CHOOSE a Damping Direction and CLICK on a Model that offers a force equal to or greater than the mass or Force in your application. We recommend PUSH damping for solenoid applications.

FORCE CAPACITY GUIDELINES**

MODEL 2K56 2K95 2K160 2K240 2K325 2K444
BORE (inches) 0.22 0.366 0.627 0.945 1.281 1.75
PULL DAMPING DIRECTION lbs force
(Starting from fully retracted position)
0.5 1.4 4 9 17 30
PUSH DAMPING DIRECTION lbs force
(Starting from fully extended position)
0.35 1 3 7 13 24
**Note: Best performance for each model will be achieved at or below input forces shown above. Maximum force capability is higher and is based on % of available volume displaced
TIME DELAY CAPABILITY AT FORCES SHOWN ABOVE
PULL DAMPING DIRECTION
seconds/inch of travel
(Starting from fully retracted position)
1.0 1.4 1.3 3.3 2.4 1.3
PUSH DAMPING DIRECTION
seconds/inch of travel
(Starting from fully extended position)
1.4 2.0 1.7 4.3 3.1 1.7
DAMPING COEFFICIENT RANGE
FORCE/VELOCITY: lbs/(in/sec) 0-0.5 0-2 0-5 0-30 0-40 0-40

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