Sunday, March 17, 2013

Week TechVideo, 2013 #11 - Another Auto-Pump design

For several occasions we have been featuring here diverse proposed designs for Electric Valves [1] and Auto-Valves/Pumps [2, 3, 4, 5] as developed by different builders.
Today I'd like to highlight another recent design for an Auto-Pump by Jernej Krmelj (Zblj), which I found very compact and useful.

Please notice the render on the left does not use the actual pneumatic switch but a brick base representation of it, as it is likely not available at LDD.

It seems to me, probably the most lean design for an Auto-Pump that I've seen so far. What do you think of this concept?


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1 comment:

Alex Campos said...

That's a really good solution for the chronic lack of space for electro-pneumatic control! As many others, I really wish for integrated electro-pneumatic PF elements...

However, in the video the pneumatic switch wobbles a lot, is this due to the worm gear not clearing completely the switch at the end of its course, or it's just because the bracing on the switch had to be reduced to keep a small size?

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