4. Determine the Maximum Stroke Lengths for Full Manual Cable Adjustment
Once you have selected the proper bore size for your application and determine the cylinder's cushion capacity, you need to determine the physical stroke length limitation of the cylinder. Refer to the Maximum Stroke Lengths table in the selection example at the bottom of this page to find the bore size selected and its maximum stroke length.
NOTE: Maximum recommended stroke length for full manual cable adjustment is the maximum stroke length at which the cables can be properly proof-loaded, pretensioned and maintained at the required tension by manually adjusting the clevis terminal lock nuts. Maximum stroke length is based on the cylinder's maximum pressure rating.
If the stroke length for your application falls within the maximum stroke length at full manual cable adjustment, your model selection is complete.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once a cylinder is installed in an application, but before putting it into service, the cables must be proof-loaded and pretensioned for proper operation. Refer to Application Guidelines for proof-loading and pretensioning methods.
If your stroke length is beyond the maximum stroke lengths shown, you have two options available.