Cascade circuits are used in many places, some of the most common include refrigeration and industrial production lines.
Cascading is used to turn on and off sensors to prevent:
- Out of sequence operation
- Inadvertent operation
- Prevent locked signals
Cascade circuits also:
- Provide a standard method of solving any sequence (no locked on pilot signals)
- Uses one memory valve (group changing valve) for each sequential step
- Shift register circuits are similar to cascade
- Use one logic valve for each step
- PLC’s provide a solution for medium to complex systems
APT cover these types of circuits in their 6-day Fluid Power course.
See how you go with the quiz. Be sure to get your mates to have a go too.