Kinitics Automation announces the availability of the KPP05 piston pump, a shape memory alloy-based positive displacement pump that uses proprietary Bundled Wire technology to deliver a precision stroke. Driven by the company’s KLA05 Linear Actuator, the product requires only AC or DC electrical power to operate, and allows for displacement or pressure control when additional sensors are used. This innovative fluid power product offers the functionality of a motor, pump, and proportional valve in a single compact unit.
The new pump is compatible with a wide range of fluids and provides a high pressure-to-size ratio. Equipped with a standard 25 mm bore, the KPP05 piston pump offers a number of features and benefits that distinguish it from other types of pumps:
- Piston positional accuracy of ±5 µm
- Rated pressure to 10 bar (145 psi)
- Displacement up to 3.3 cc (0.2 cu.in.)
- Flow rates up to 10 lph (2.6 gph).
- Configurable ports
- IP67 environmental protection
The KPP05 piston pump may also be configured with alternate bore sizes when higher pressures or displacements are required. The product can also be equipped with a variety of accessories, including a range of mounting brackets and an adjustable home position switch.
Potential applications include acting as a master cylinder for brake and clutch control, a hydraulic pump for grippers and clamps, and as a precision metering pump.
Also introduced with the KPP05 piston pump is the Kinitics KCD125 controller, which allows the actuator to be used in anything from the simplest to the most elaborate of control strategies. It uses 6-24 Vdc power and interfaces with standard control hardware using discrete I/O. A 4-20 mA input is provided for complex control using pressure and/or displacement feedback strategies. The KPP05 piston pump can also be used with the Kinitics Automation KCA020 controller, which utilizes single-phase 120 VAC 60 Hz power.
According to Dean Pick, President, Kinitics Automation, “Originally developed as a clutch controller for automotive applications, the KPP05 piston pump has been engineered to be widely applicable to a range of industrial and commercial uses. Whether operating as a master cylinder or as a metering pump, the KPP05 can provide end users with an all-in-one fluid power platform.”