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    Another gutted Philips USB PC game controller, $5 on Ebay.
    Gives 16 button capability with 4 axis joysticks.
    Keygrabber to assign the buttons works great as usual.
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    Very cool control panel!! I just started using keygrabber last night works great.

    I was watching some of your videos on youtube and I was wondering what kind of air cylinder are you using on your power drawbar? I am toying with the idea of re doing my current spindle and would love a auto drawbar like that.

    Thanks,
    Eric



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    It's a 3 stage air cylinder that I made myself.
    It will put out about 2100 lbs of force at 100 psi.
    Check Ebay for multi-stage Fabco air cylinders, you may be able to snag one for less than $50.
    This page will tell you what the part #'s mean.
    Catalogue - Master Catalog - FABCO-AIR - (Version JPG) - page 109
    On a similar note, I just snagged a steal on a Fabco Air Booster on Ebay that
    could give me nearly 6000 lbs of force from my air cylinder, if I was crazy enough to try.
    3000 will do.
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    Hoss, do you have a picture of one. My searches came up nil, mainly volume boosters. The pressure intensifiers didn't yeild too much either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoss2006 View Post
    On a similar note, I just snagged a steal on a Fabco Air Booster on Ebay that
    could give me nearly 6000 lbs of force from my air cylinder, if I was crazy enough to try.
    3000 will do.
    Hoss




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    This is the one I got, it's just missing the air valve which I already have.
    FABCO-AIR AIR HYDRAULIC BOOSTER #B5003, 500PSI | eBay
    The construction is similar to my air cylinder but much bigger and ported differently.
    I was going to make a bootstrap compressor but not now.
    Here's a homemade amplifier from scrounged parts, (not the first pic, that's a commercial one)
    Home made air pressure amplifier - S-10 Forum
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    Default safety first

    Hoss, does your estop circuit also dump air pressure?



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    If I had a local scuba shop that could refill tanks, I would have used one with a regulator
    to supply the air cylinder with a couple hundred psi.
    A single 3.5 -4 inch air cylinder would do the trick then.
    Not much scuba interest here in the mountain state though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans_G View Post
    Hoss, does your estop circuit also dump air pressure?
    Sounds like a good idea to add to the console setup, I'll make a note of it, thanks.
    Hoss

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    Here you go, after a little googling, a scuba tank for powering air tools.
    SCUBA Air Tools
    If my math is correct, in thory, I could get almost 10,000 cycles from the scuba tank.
    probably not, seems high.
    Hoss

    On further review, maybe about 3500 strokes at 200 psi, still that could last a year ish per fill.

    Last edited by hoss2006; 07-21-2011 at 04:18 PM.
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    If you went with an Al tank you'd get slightly less that 80Cuft, if you went with steel you can get 120Cuft relatively commonly and many shops will "overfill" a steel tank.
    In practice you you'd only run them down to ~500psi before refilling, scuba stores will sometimes insist on a vis if the tank is drained.



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    Quote Originally Posted by hoss2006 View Post
    If I had a local scuba shop that could refill tanks, I would have used one with a regulator
    to supply the air cylinder with a couple hundred psi.
    A single 3.5 -4 inch air cylinder would do the trick then.
    Not much scuba interest here in the mountain state though.
    Hoss
    That's a good idea.. I have 2 steel tanks (2200psi rating) I could use.. though I think they need to be inspected and have a hydro test on them.. I have a dive shop right down the road. I hate having to listen to my Air compressor.. It's so DAMN loud. How much stroke is needed on the air cylinder? What about a solid or hydraulic vs pneumatics?

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    I mentioned using air/hydraulic a long time ago, the hydraulic hose and cylinder are sitting in a box.
    I may try them with the air booster since it can use hydraulics too.
    Trying this first.
    Hoss

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