The PROFI Pneumatic II set contains four double-acting pneumatic cylinders, three 4/3 way hand valves and one electrically operated compressor with air cell.
REQUIRES a 9V battery (not included) or Accu Set (#57487) sold separately.
Specific concepts addressed with this set: Pneumatics and how they work.
History--The origins of pneumatics and the utilization of compressed air devices.
Pneumatic Cylinders--Experiment with the different types of pneumatic cylinders—“single acting” or “unidirectional cylinders” and “double-acting” cylinders, and observe how they function.
Pressure--Learn about Pressure and the formula for calculating it. Pressure equals force divided by area. The unit for pressure is called “bar” or Pascal.
Force--Determine what forces you are able to exert with your cylinders by constructing a model of a lifting platform.
Experiment with Check Valves and Hand Valves.
Build a working model of an Air Compressor and perform further experiments with the lifting platform model.
Learn about the principle of
“more power through more surface area” by utilizing multiple cylinders in your experiments to lift heavier weights. Force equals Pressure times Area.
Build a working Pneumatic Catapult.
Build a model of a Pneumatic Sliding Door to learn more about the use of valves.
Build a model of a Turntable with a Press and a Linear Feed, such as might be used to assemble components in a modern factory.
Build four different pneumatic vehicle models—a Pipelayer, a Snowplow, a Shovel Loader, and an Excavator.
“Standards for Technological Literacy”as developed by the International Technology Education Association (ITEA):
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