Product Family: Pneumatic
Product Used: MXP40N Band Cylinder
Product Type: Standard
Stroke: 36 in.
Speed: 18 in/sec.
Load: <50 lbs
Raising a metal parts stamping safety cage
An automotive parts manufacturer was using a pneumatic rod-style cylinder to raise and lower gating for a safety cage around its parts stamping machinery. Because the stroke of a rod cylinder is added to the overall cylinder length, the space requirement for the cylinder to operate was twice the distance required to lift the gate. The customer was seeking a cost-effective, space-saving motion solution.
A MXP40 pneumatic rodless band-type cylinder with an internal bearing design was selected to accommodate lifting the safety gate and served as a cost-effective replacement. Since a rodless cylinder’s stroke is contained within the cylinder housing itself, the MXP pneumatic cylinder reduced the footprint of the safety cage.
- Reduced the space required to operate the safety cage by over 50% at lowered cost