Compact Twin Rod Series Packs Superior Power in Smaller Footprint

Feb. 7, 2007
The Actuator Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) introduces the new P5TT and P5TD Series Twin Rod Cylinders designed for light-duty, non-rotational and bearing-guided linear motion applications. The series completes the product family of compact, high-speed, short-stroke actuators that provide superior power in a smaller footprint. Designed specifically for use on conveyor equipment (stops/high-speed rejects), packaging machinery (labeling/positioning/centering functions) and assembly systems (light-duty/high-speed pick-and-place/clamping operations), the new twin rod cylinder series provides cost-effective, leading-edge technology to meet a wide range of application requirements. With a smaller footprint, the P5TT/P5TD Series Twin Rod Cylinders feature dual-cylinder bores to deliver maximum force in a compact, lightweight package; direct mounting of multiple actuators to optimize cost-effectiveness in multi-axis systems; and unique engineering to provide an economical solution for light-duty, non-rotational functions. Series standard features include internal bumpers for extend stroke along with adjustable retract bumper stop. A unique T-slot allows for a wide range of mounting options including the ability to mount multiple-axis automated systems directly with no transition plate required. The T-slot also permits integration with all Parker IPS structural aluminum products. The complete series is available in single/dual tooling plate versions. System porting is designed to enable maximum flow rates to each cylinder bore for high flow rates in high-speed applications, along with increased throughput. Side porting is standard with optional rod porting also available on dual tooling plate models. Stroke adjusters in both directions are standard, while optional shock absorbers provide smooth deceleration even under extreme application conditions. Integrated sensor grooves and a standard magnetic piston provide accurate position sensing while a unique groove offers maximum LED visibility even from extreme angles. For added flexibility, the series' housing/tooling plate orientation is designed for use as gantry or dual tooling plate slide. For significantly increased load capacity, bearings are separated to extreme ends of housing/carriage.• Maximum operating pressure: 150 psi (air) • Standard stroke lengths to 200mm • Six bore sizes sizes: 6, 10, 16, 20, 25 and 32 mm - 6mm and 10mm only available with the single tooling plate version • Stroke tolerance: +0.8, -0.0mm (+.030, -.000 inch) • Operating temperature range (cylinder): • Standard seals -18C to +74C (0 to 165F) • Fluorocarbon seals* -18C to +121C (0 to 250F) • Filtration requirement: 40 micron filtered, dry air