The Parker-Origa Division of Parker Hannifin, the world’s largest diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies, has launched a new range of magnetically coupled pneumatic rodless cylinders. The latest P1Z linear drives are available with a single rod and rotating carriage or with integrated parallel anti-rotating guides, can be used at low speeds from 0.05m/s and feature high thrust forces of up to 942N, giving engineers a powerful, precise and flexible option for building automation, process and handling systems.
The P1Z Series incorporates proven Parker magnetic technology, with a stainless steel pneumatic cylinder body being fixed between two end plates. A hard anodised aluminium carriage is fitted to the outside of the cylinder body, with both the carriage and the cylinder piston being magnetically coupled by means of annular magnets.
In the unguided version, the carriage is free to rotate around the cylinder, through a full 360°, with adjustable pneumatic end of stroke cushioning and air ports at both stroke ends. By comparison, the guided version uses two rigid chrome plated steel guide rails, with optional magnetic sensors to ensure precise linear positioning, and can be fitted with elastomeric bumpers for light loads or hydraulic shock absorbers for medium to heavy loads. In addition, this version can be supplied with air ports at just one end of the drive unit for optimum flexibility.
Both versions are ideal for horizontal or vertical mounting, are available with different mounting options, in bore sizes 16, 20, 25, 32 and 40mm and stroke lengths of up to 2,000mm. Their robust stainless steel, chrome and aluminium construction makes them easy to maintain and suitable for use in a wide range of standard and harsh or corrosive industrial applications.