Low-cost Position Feedback Cylinders for Demanding Applications

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Bimba Manufacturing today announced the introduction of its new non-contact pneumatic position feedback cylinders, for applications that previous technology could not address. Unlike traditional pneumatic feedback technology, the PFCN models are resistant to the effects of moisture, oil, airborne debris, dust and airline contamination. In addition, each cylinder is factory calibrated for precise 0 to 10 volt DC output. This ensures fast, easy installation and field replacement, even in multi-cylinder applications. Bimba’s unique design is key to this improved performance. A proprietary magnetostrictive sensor, fixed inside the cylinder, senses position as the piston moves back and forth. Because of this, cylinders avoid wear and tear from rapid short-stroke cycling, making them ideal for demanding applications. Along with increased durability, this new sensor design enables Bimba to price the PFCN cylinders far below previous technology. All PFCN models come in 09, 17, 31, 50 and 70 bore sizes and strokes up to 9 inches. Rod lock models are also available. Additional features include front nose, block front, universal mounting, bumpers, rod extension, low friction design and a companion closed-loop PCS controller.

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