Square-bodied ISO cylinder with self-adjusting end of stroke cushioning
01 November 2012
Festo's new DSBC range of square-bodied ISO cylinders, featuring PPS self-adjusting air cushioning as standard, offers machine builders and end users all the benefits of adjustable air cushioning but without the difficulties associated with set up and without a cost premium.
An out-of-the-box solution for most applications, the DSBC with PPS cushioning system automatically compensates and adjusts for the set speed and mass that the cylinder is moving in a safe and controlled manner. This makes it easier to comply with the safety standards and create set up instructions within the Machinery Directive.
At the core of Festo’s PPS cushioning system is a novel cushioning boss, which features a combination of U and V-shaped grooves running along its full or partial length. This arrangement allows some of the air to escape at a proportional rate to the inertia of the cylinder as it moves into a closed chamber in the end cap, enabling a smooth, reproducible de-acceleration.
The cylinder is available in six diameters up to 100mm and with strokes of up to 2m.
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