As the saying goes, the devil is in the details, and this certainly holds true when it comes to all of the dimensions and specifications needed for ordering a made-to-order hydraulic or pneumatic cylinder. The work isn’t difficult, it just requires paying attention to details and taking the time to do it right the first time.
Peninsular Cylinder Co., Roseville, Mich., feels your pain. The company just launched an electronic version of its application datasheet. For years, the datasheet has made it easier to provide all of the information necessary to receiving a recommended custom cylinder design from Peninsular. The new electronic version, though, makes it faster, easier, and a more pleasant experience than filling out a form by hand. From mounting styles, weight of load moved, environmental conditions, and more, this e-version consolidates what were once scattered questions into an intuitive, straightforward online document.
Bill Tyler, Peninsular’s National Sales & Marketing Manager, states, “Every detail in the custom cylinder design process is crucial. This new web-based version of the application datasheet allows us to retrieve more information in less time from our customers.”
In addition to a clean interface, intuitive functionality was also a priority during the planning process. Tyler explains that the e-form prompts users only with questions relevant to the cylinder type (pneumatic or hydraulic) being selected. Users can also upload images with their submission.
Earlier this year, Peninsular launched a new website equipped with other useful tools, such as their popular cylinder configurator. The cylinder configurator lets users preview 3D images, download 2D drawings, and request a quote, all from one portal. The web-based version of the application datasheet joins the steady list of technologically driven initiatives brought to the forefront of the fluid power industry by Peninsular.