Highly responsive and stable flow control valve using a PZT transducer

Daisuke Hirooka, Tomomi Yamaguchi, Naomichi Furushiro, Koichi Suzumori, Takefumi Kanda

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Abstract

Pneumatic actuators are widely used because they are lightweight and inexpensive. However, highly controllable devices for pneumatic actuators generally have large volume and low response and are heavy. We have developed the flow control valves that have highly controllable using PZT elements. These control valves can downsize the control valve with high response. Using a PZT transducer, we introduced a new mechanism of the control valve for stable continuous flow rate. In this report, we proposed a new mechanism to realize stable continuous flow with a PZT transducer. We designed prototype using a bolt-clamped Langevin transducer (BLT) and show the characteristics of the valve.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2016-November
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398978
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2016 - Tours, France
Duration: Sep 18 2016Sep 21 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2016
CountryFrance
CityTours
Period9/18/169/21/16

Keywords

  • flow-control valve
  • pneumatic actuator
  • pneumatic valve
  • PZT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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    Hirooka, D., Yamaguchi, T., Furushiro, N., Suzumori, K., & Kanda, T. (2016). Highly responsive and stable flow control valve using a PZT transducer. In 2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2016 (Vol. 2016-November). [7728753] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ULTSYM.2016.7728753