Position Feedback Cylinder features integral rod lock.

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Offered in 5 sizes, Model PFCL incorporates clamp/cam device to hold piston rod in position upon loss of air pressure. Holding forces range from 90 lb in 1 1/16 in. bore cylinder to 700 lb in 3 in. bore. Rod lock offers positive, rigid, mid-position stop. Used as static locking device, it can be applied once piston rod is in stopped position. Applications include variable press, flow gate, work table, and bar feed.

Original Press Release:

Position Feedback Cylinder Now Available with Integral Rod Lock

Monee, Illinois - Bimba Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce the immediate availability of their new Position Feedback Cylinder with Integral Rod Lock, Model PFCL- in five bore sizes. When used in conjunction with the PCS pneumatic position control system, the rod lock can be used to offer a highly repeatable, precise hard stop once the actuator reaches the desired position. If a less accurate position is required, the system can be used in conjunction with a 3 position, 5 way directional control valve for positioning, and engaging the rod lock for a final mid-position hard stop.

The PFCL incorporates a clamp/cam device to hold the piston rod in position upon loss of air pressure. Its simple and effective design provides a low-cost, reliable locking cylinder. Holding forces range from 90 pounds in a 1-1/16" bore cylinder, to 700 pounds in the 3" bore. The rod lock offers a very cost effective positive, rigid, mid-position stop. It is intended to be used as a static locking device, which can be applied once the piston rod is in the stopped position. Application examples include: o Variable press (allowing clamping at a variable position), flow gate (adjustable diverter for conveying), work table (different heights for ergonomics), and bar feed (feed-clamp applications).

The innovative PFCL expands our product breadth further for position control system products, which include position feedback cylinders that incorporate integral LRT transducers, DPM controllers for precision measuring and gauging applications, PCS pneumatic position control systems for accurate motion control, and TRD NFPA interchangeable actuators that also incorporate integral LRT transducers. Request new product bulletin, PFCL-104/PCS, for catalog information. For more information, contact Mark Tichgelaar (tichgelaarm@bimba.com), Bimba Manufacturing Company, P.O. Box 68, Monee, Illinois 60449. Phone 708/534-8544, FAX 708/235-2014, Technical Assistance 800-44-BIMBA.

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