Name that Ware, October 2013

The Ware for October 2013 is shown below.

This month’s objective is to identify what piece of equipment this is a part of, rather than the identity of the specific sub-components shown in the photo.

31 Responses to “Name that Ware, October 2013”

  1. elbarney says:

    Espresso coffee maker?
    I can see a pump and the plumbing looks familiar.

  2. Cheetah says:

    I see a miniature air pump wrapped in foam (to dampen motor noise I assume), a solenoid valve (with only one intake, so it’s a pressure release valve) and the back of a AA battery compartment (so this is most likely a portable or hand held device).

    I guess this is part of an automatic blood pressure meter.

  3. steveM2 says:

    A water softener ?

  4. José says:

    Cheetah is an appropriate name. That was fast!
    I found the same parts: battery compartment, pump and solenoid, and the pressure can’t be too high (no tube clamps, all plastic fittings). Espresso maker is out because of battery operation.
    Blood pressure meter is a good fit for the components.

  5. J. Peterson says:

    My guess is hot-air solder re-work station.

  6. filo says:

    Hot-air station air pressure sensor?

  7. Dezldog says:

    It is the vacuum pump and charge generator for a Mass-Spectrometer.

  8. Connor Crenshaw says:

    An inkjet printer?

  9. David says:

    Perhaps part of a small Pick and Place machine?

  10. Rich says:

    Fog machine.

    Based entirely on the holiday.

  11. Alex says:

    De-soldering machine

  12. Tom says:

    Perhaps a solder paste/glue dispenser like a pe 968a

  13. Adam says:

    Since everyone’s already gueesed the obvious I’m going to have to go with vacuum pump from a pick and place machine.

  14. moser says:

    Lol I’m going to have to go with a keurig coffee maker.

  15. moser says:

    There’s what looks to be the tail end of a brushed dc motor in the back for a low pressure pump. So it can’t be anything too nice and expensive with that kind of motor

  16. Sanjay says:

    Blood pressure sensor. The pump inflates the cuff, the solenoid is the valve to release the pressure. One hose goes to the cuff, the other hose goes to the pressure sensor on the PCB.

  17. Martin says:

    It’s powered by 3 * AA batteries, I think. The solenoid is on top of the battery compartment with a black and red wire going in to it. Considering all the hoses are just pushed on, this thing is not meant to last forever, hence a toy. Super soaker?

  18. Tux says:

    Water pistol machine gun. Pew pew pew! Had one when I was a kid, the insides looked remarkably like this!

  19. Luigi says:

    Saw a piping like that in an IBM AS/400 tape drive. That device had a vacuum pump to ensure that the tape would stay stick to the heads during read/write operations. That yellow thing could be the pressure sensor that alerts the system if the piping is leaking. I have somewhere a vacuum gauge from IBM to test the vaccum of the AS/400 tapes that a technician gave me as a present when he retired.

  20. Larry says:

    Blood pressure meter?

  21. mianchen says:

    vacuum pick up tool?

  22. Oberus Glonditch says:

    I really want to say it is related somehow to electronics rework but also have a feeling you may be trying to trick us :)

    I’ll say it’s a small vacuum laminator.

  23. Larry says:

    I’m pretty sure that this is a blood pressure meter, or a sphygomanometer from what everyone else is writing…

  24. mkuniac says:

    k-cup coffee machine

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