Crossing gates

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Re: Crossing gates

Post by Geochurchi »

OK, I Googled a dash pot, so I have an idea how it would work.
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Re: Crossing gates

Post by Bob D. »

It looks like you have flow control valves on the air cylinder. Try reducing the exhaust side of the cylinder when the gate goes down to slow things down and reduce bounce. Look for the screw head on the air fitting where the tubing attaches.
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Re: Crossing gates

Post by NP317 »

A dash pit is a shock absorber.
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