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Mead Pneumatic Handbook

Mead Pneumatic Handbook



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Mead Fluid Dynamics is happy to bring you the Mead Pneumatic Application andReference Handbook. It is loaded with helpful information regarding you fluidpower application needs. Since the information in the booklet is an accumulation from several sources, please use this booklet as a reference only. Because we donot know the details of your application, Mead Fluid Dynamics assumes noresponsibility or liability for your specific application. We hope you find the refer-ence helpful.
In 1939 MEAD FLUID DYNAMICS was established in Chicago, Illinois. For over 65years fluid power and industrial automation has evolved into our focus and corebusiness. Mead has long been a leader in the development of award winningpneumatic components. The pneumatic side of fluid power is growing and is thebackbone of American manufacturing. Mead Fluid Dynamics is positioned to be apart of that dramatic growth. Mead Fluid Dynamic firsts include:First air clamp - 1943First air switch - 1958First all-pneumatic built-in, end-of-stroke sensor - 1960First cylinders with hard-coated aluminum tubing - 1965First snap-acting 4-way air valve - 1971First totally integrated all-pneumatic, anti-tie down control - 1975First non-lubricated cylinder - 1977First valve to utilize multi-patented Isonic half-shell technology - 1992First integrated manifold with snap-in valve - 1997First push to connect/disconnect, multi-valve manifold - 2002
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Manufacturing Facility:4114 North Knox AvenueChicago, IL 60641Telephone: 773-685-6800 Fax: 773-685-7002Website: www.mead-usa.com e-mail: sales@mead-usa.comMead Customer Service and Technical Service are available to help with the selec-tion of product and system design related questions.Mead Fluid Dynamics has a network of over 70 authorized distributors in the USAand over 100 worldwide. Many distributors stock products for quick delivery.Most products are delivered in a few days. Check our web site for our latest prod-ucts, dimensional drawings and other application tips.Today, proper air preparation is mandatory. A high level of air filtration (at least 3micron) is always a good investment. The use of coalescesing filtration is highlyrecommended.
Table of Contents
Section I1-9Valves1-2Understanding Circuit Symbols3Cv Defined4Pneumatic Valve Sizing5Valve Selection Guide6-9Frequently Asked QuestionsSection II10-19Cylinders10Size Selection11Piston Rod Strength12Pneumatic Cylinder Force13Air Cylinder Speed14Air Consumption Rates15-19Frequently Asked QuestionsSection III20-24Circuits20Basic Control21-24Advanced Control CircuitsSection IV25-28Charts25Pneumatic Pipe Size25Pneumatic Pressure Loss26Air Flow loss through Pipes27Friction of Air In Hose28Vacuum Flow Through OrificesSection V29-32Conversions29-30Decimal Equivilents31English / Metric31-32Interchange Tables:
TorqueForceLengthMassAreaUnit PressureVolumeVelocity
Notes33-35Literature Order Form36

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