Educational Kits
NZS / 1001

Increasing applications of pneumatics in industry underline the importance of providing sound tuition I in the fundamental principles of its operation.

Nucon has developed a Pneumatic Circuit Trainer System using Nucon components. The Educational Kit provides basic understanding of circuitry up to advanced systems. Simple build up of pneumatic and electrical circuitry encourages proficiency and the comprehensive training manual supplied with the system clearly illustrates the experiments that can be carried out. ISO symbols are used throughout. The unit will simulate faults in the circuitry so that those undergoing tuition can become familiar with the procedure of fault tracing. The basic unit consists of the system work panel mounted on a combined desk- top and reference storage cupboard, as well as sufficient components to enable the investigation of basic pneumatic circuitry.

As leading manufactures of pneumatic control equipment, Nucon have long been aware that the ever increasing use of pneumatic in industry has brought in its train a growing demand for more knowledge on the subject.

With this is mind, Nucon have been running educational courses for designers for users of pneumatics and in addition, have developed these special educational kits for academic and use. The components are mounted on aluminum alloy panels. A wide range of pneumatic principles and many varying circuits can be illustrated clearly and stage by stage in any lecture or classroom equipped with a supply of compressed air-with the aid of these kits.

Mounting panels, piped fittings for connection to air supply, PU tubing in various colors complete with finger-tight connections, and a comprehensive set of pneumatic layout are included with each kit.


The kit consists one of main mounting panel fitted with a mains air manifold and a series of sub panels-each fitted with an item of pneumatic equipment which a can be simply arranged by hand to form any one of the many circuit combinations.

Slide sub panel up behind upper rail
Push back against mounting panel
Drop sub panel in position

A Typical circuit using standard components. The Circuit illustrated shows the difference in the speed of operation of a double acting cylinder working under normal conditions and one that is pre-exhausted. Cylinder B is the normal double-acting unit and is controlled by valve b which is in turn piloted bu values a+ and b+.

Cylinder A is the pre-exhausted unit which is controlled valve a. When the piston is fully retraced, it operated vale a- which automatically exhausts the piston rod end of the cylinder. Thus at the end of each cycle cylinder A is pre-exhausted ready for the next operation of the START valve. Pre-exhaustion approximately doubles the speed of the piston but in doing so renders any in built cushioning the cylinder may have almost non-effective.