More options in small-bore cylinders

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 1 October 2004




(2004), "More options in small-bore cylinders", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 51 No. 5.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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More options in small-bore cylinders

More options in small-bore cylinders

Keywords: Cylinders, Standards

The NZ range of compact pneumatic cylinders has been extended to embrace more small-bore sizes, pre-empting the new standard ISO21287 that comes into effect later this year. The extended range currently encompasses new standard bores of 12, 16, 20 and 25 mm, as well as the earlier 32-100 mm bores. Owing to an innovative end-cap design the NZK compact cylinders are typically 45 per cent shorter than standard cylinders, yet deliver the outstanding output force, rigid guidance and positional accuracy associated with Hoerbiger-Origa actuators. Highly efficient end buffers are built into the end caps to provide for quiet, shock-free operation.

The larger diameter piston rod and bearings together ensure smooth travel and optimum side load capabilities. The design of the actuator body is such that the overall dimensions are little more than the stroke, but without compromising rigidity in any direction nor the smoothness of the stroke motion.

To provide smooth running, even at slow speeds, and eliminate stick/slip at start up, the internal air seals are designed with small lip profiles.

These are also moulded in a highly wear resistant polymer to ensure long life expectancy. Both single acting and double acting drive power options are available, as are a number of mounting options and accessories.

For more information contact: Hoerbiger-Origa, Tewkesbury Industrial Estate, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8ND, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 1684 850000; Fax: +44 1684 850555.

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