Paraffin Wax Actuator Build
Sigma Aldrich Wax PN 327204-1KG ( 53-57˚C MP)
TEMPCO Swaged Cartridge Heaters
Voltage: 120 vac, 300 Watt, 109W/sq. in., Diameter: 1/4”
Actuation time at 120 volts AC:
75 seconds to fully actuate at full load if ‘cold’ ~(room temp)
45 seconds to fully actuate at full load after initial room temp actuation
Wait ~10 minutes between firing or until plunger returns to starting point
Paraffin actuator performs well, but response is slow
Could be improved significantly by reducing wax volume and by using custom parts everywhere.
Indianapolis, IN USA
Portland, OR USA
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