We were able to bench test our puncher concept today.
This is uses fast McMaster solenoids, two 8″ stroke 1.0625″ bore cylinders, and an air tank before each solenoid. It shot the cube about 6ft above it’s starting height.
Note this setup doesn’t currently have a way to retract the cylinders as nothing is plumbed to the retract ports which helps make the cylinders extend faster.
“Imagination is the air of mind.” – Philip James Bailey