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A Great Match: Packaging and Pneumatics

A Great Match: Packaging and Pneumatics

Automation Direct's Nitra brand pneumatic cylinders now include 145-psi G-Series double-acting cylinders, lending themselves for use in packaging, food processing, and other high-speed machinery.

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Packaging equipment makes extensive use of pneumatics technology due to its many benefits, especially when it comes to the versatile pneumatic cylinder. Not only does it provide an economical and compact means of generating linear motion, it’s clean, safe, and reliable.

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Force applied by the cylinder is easily controlled by regulating pressure, and using an electronic regulator provides adjustable force on demand. Speed can be adjusted using simple needle valves or an electronic proportional valve that varies flow based on a control signal.

Nitra brand pneumatic cylinders, offered by Automation Direct, Cumming, Ga., now include G-Series double-acting cylinders, which lend themselves for use in packaging, food processing, and other high-speed machinery. These air cylinders have a 145-psi operating pressure and are interchangeable with other popular brands.

Food processing and packaging equipment, such as this citrus-handling conveyor line, make extensive use pneumatics for actuation. Automation Direct serves this competitive market by offering its G Series double-acting air cylinders (below), which are available in a wide variety of mounting configurations, bores, and strokes.

The G-Series was developed with a fully metric design to meet ISO 15552. Features include adjustable cushions for end-of-stroke deceleration for extension and retraction, internal magnetic material for sensor switching, G-thread (BSPP) female ports, and three sides of longitudinal slots for inserting and securing sensors.

All of Automation Direct’s G-Series cylinders have aluminum-alloy barrels and end caps, C45 chrome-plated piston rods, and die-cast aluminum heads. The series includes bores from 32 to 100 mm and maximum stroke from 25 to 600 mm. Mounting configurations include flange, rod clevis, rod eye, foot mount, spherical rear pivot, or rear-pivot mounting options.

Click here for more information on Nitra G-series cylinders, or call Automation Direct at (800) 633-0405.

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