I was told to put this here by the regional REC rep… so here goes
I have 1 team that uses pneumatics this year on their robot. The problem is that the air regulator valve broke. It will not regulate the pressure at all and is wide open so to speak. The pneumatics is a critical piece of our skyrise pick up.
Now… I do not need to buy a whole new system… just the valve which was available at
http://www.plccenter.com/en-US/Buy/SMC/A4740000005 Unfortunately I get the email that this part is obsolete and will not be made anymore. This means that VEX will also not be able to get them.
What do we do? I need to get a replacement, but according to the rules it has to be exact… there will be no exact since it is not made.
What do we do?
Another possible solution:
SMC ARJ1020F-M5-04 regulator, mini pt m5x4mm tube, ARJ MINATURE REGULATOR by http://www.smcpneumatics.com
Then an adapter on the threaded end (picture not accurate) (Female M5 to 4mm tube): SMC - KQ2LF04-M5A - Female Elbow, 4mm, Thread x Tube also by [http://www.smcpneumatics.com
Sorry… I tried to post a link to the parts but it only went to their search engine.
6101A, 6101B, 7536A, 7536B](http://www.smcpneumatics.com)