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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 accumulationfrom 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
Mead USA
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 I 1-9 Valves1-2 Understanding Circuit Symbols3 Cv Defined4 Pneumatic Valve Sizing5 Valve Selection Guide6-9 Frequently Asked QuestionsSection II 10-19 Cylinders10 Size Selection11 Piston Rod Strength12 Pneumatic Cylinder Force13 Air Cylinder Speed14 Air Consumption Rates15-19 Frequently Asked QuestionsSection III 20-24 Circuits20 Basic Control21-24 Advanced Control CircuitsSection IV 25-28 Charts25 Pneumatic Pipe Size25 Pneumatic Pressure Loss26 Air Flow loss through Pipes27 Friction of Air In Hose28 Vacuum Flow Through OrificesSection V 29-32 Conversions29-30 Decimal Equivilents31 English / Metric31-32 Interchange Tables:
Torque ForceLength MassArea Unit PressureVolume Velocity
Notes 33-35Literature Order Form 36

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