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Clippard Applications Have Gone to the Birds


Pneumatic automation plays a role on the roof tops of Clippard. Over time, pigeons become unruffled by the presence of a motionless plastic owl. By automating several owls throughout the area to pop up out of 8” PVC pipes, the pigeon problem has flown away.

While this application only requires a single acting cylinder, they tend to be longer than double acting cylinders of the same stroke. To fit the cylinder inside of the owl and have enough stroke to raise it fully, these wise old birds used double acting cylinders with a little circuitry to make them act like single acting cylinders.