With its new Composite Cylinder series, Compact Automation brings together its small cylinder size with a lightweight, corrosion-resistant material. The Composite Cylinder series is a linear actuator with a durable hollow rod option enabling use in vacuum pick-up applications in end-of-arm tooling.
Designed in an equivalent size to Compact’s standard inch and metric series, the Composite Cylinders are 25-30% lighter than standard cylinders. This solution makes it possible for operators to either downsize a robotic application or simply handle heavier loads. The cylinder’s design also features a corrosion-resistant plastic, FDA-approved food-grade material ideal for challenging environments.
It is also ideal for medical and food grade applications or where lightweight, washdown and corrosion resistance is required.
They are available in both imperial and metric sizes which makes them easily configurable and repairable. Sizes include:
- Inch series – 1/2, 3/4, 1-1/8, 1-3/8, 1-5/8 and 2 in. bore, round and square body styles with strokes lengths up to 4 in.
- Metric series – 8, 12, 20, 25 and 40 mm bore, rectangle style body with strokes up to 100 mm
Magnetic pistons are available, as are Standard, Half-Husky and Full Husky duty types.
They are rated for operating pressures of 125 psi for 1/2 in., 8 and 12 mm bores and 150 psi for 3/4 – 2 in. and 20 – 40 mm bores.