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New safety focused pneumatic cylinders with industry leading locking force

New safety focused pneumatic cylinders with industry leading locking force

Camozzi Automation has launched pneumatic cylinders with automatic mechanical end stroke locks. The automatic lock feature ensures the cylinder rod's safe and secure holding in both retracted and fully extended positions.

The company says this automatic mechanical lock makes the cylinders highly suitable for use in sectors and applications where it is essential to lock a cylinder’s position, both to avoid sliding during long stops and in situations with an absence of air, for example, in the transportation, printing and paper, and woodworking industries.

The most notable feature of Camozzi's end lock cylinders is that the locking force is three times the cylinder’s thrust force, which the company says enhances overall machine performance. This capability to withstand external forces higher than the force exerted by the piston suits the cylinders to applications such as lifters, positioners and presses where a greater degree of safety is required compared to the more traditional rod locks combined with blocking valves. Furthermore, additional variants are available that are corrosion-resistant, and suitable for use in ATEX, dirty, dusty, high and low temperature environments.

“This offers a cost-effective and safer solution, compared to using separate components such as a standard cylinder, blocking valve and/or rod lock. It's one component rather than several to achieve the same outcome,” comments Mark Thompson, technical manager for Camozzi Automation.

Since the cylinders are ISO 15552 compliant, they can replace standard cylinders without the need to modify the machinery in any way. Installation and setup time is also reduced because the locks activate and release automatically without the need for external signals and additional locking components. The locking and unlocking mechanisms happen without any delay to the movement of the rod.


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