Electrical switching & drive systems & components


New rodless cylinder for compact machine design

4th Quarter 2018 Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Aventics has recently launched a new double-acting RTC rodless cylinder range for high performance applications that require a compact machine design. As with other Aventics double-acting rodless cylinders, at the heart of the RTC-SB (slide bearing) cylinder is its oval piston design. This design element enables the cylinder to offer high load capacities in relation to its compact construction, creating even more compact machine designs.

This innovative cylinder range is equipped with a lubrication-free slide bearing and wear-free magnetically attached exterior strip, scraper and sealing strip that make the cylinder resistant to water, chemicals and dirt, with zero maintenance requirements. In addition, thanks to the form-fit connection technology with standardised mechanical interfaces, machine design and assembly times are drastically reduced as no re-adjustments are necessary.

The new cylinder is designed for a maximum speed of 6,5 m/s with a maximum stroke of 6600 mm. Its adjustable pneumatic cushioning extends its operating service life and ensures precise and gentle operation. The RTC cylinder range completes the Aventics range of double-acting rodless cylinders. The new RTC-SB version with a piston diameter ranging from 25 to 40 mm closes the previous gap between the basic version (RTC-BV) and the versions designed for higher loads, the RTC-CG (compact guide) and RTC-HD (heavy duty).

For more information contact Malan Bosman, Tectra Automation, +27 (0)11 974 9400, malan.bosman@tectra.co.za, www.hytecgroup.co.za



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