We are trying to use the pneumatics kits and are having problems with them. We have everything hooked up correctly but when we pressurize the system the solenoid does nothing. We have programmed it to turn on and off based on a push button. But the air flow right through the the cylinder stays extended the entire time. The debugger shows the solenoid turning on and off. Any ideas?
Hi and welcome to the forums,
I’m sorry that you are having this problem. Unfortunately it could be caused by several different things.
The first way you should test the system is by pushing the orange button(s) on the solenoid with a small item like a VEX hex key or a ballpoint pen. The solenoid should fire when the button(s) is/are pressed. If the solenoid does not fire, then it is an indication that there is a mechanical issue with the pneumatics. If it does fire, then it is an indication that there is something wrong with your software or electrical system.
After you have completed the “orange button test”, please post photos of your pneumatic system if it is a mechanical problem or a copy of your software using the “CODE” tags if it is an electrical/software issue.
I look forward from hearing back from you,