Short delivery terms for cylinders

Conforti Oleodinamica follows its growth path in the design and manufacturing of hydraulic cylinders, focusing on short delivery terms and an innovative web system.

Conforti Oleodinamica is highly specialized in the design and production of hydraulic cylinders and it keeps quality and customer service at the center of its strategy; in this way, it can constantly grow on the market, offering ISO hydraulic cylinders (assembled or in kit), compact cylinders in aluminium (also in the version with magnetic sensors) or in steel for heavy-duty applications, servocylinders and rotary actuators. The modularity of its products allows satisfying customers’ requirements in short times, starting from standard components and carrying out the required customizations.

The new MP/RP models are made of high-strength aluminium and are also available with magnetic sensors for the detection of the piston position.

The power of the Web

For a long time, the market has really appreciated the advanced free services offered to customers through the corporate website, a complete range of options that support different phases, starting from the design and ending with the order and delivery of products. «Our typical customers – tells us Nicolò Mosconi, Sales manager of the Italian company – are machine manufacturers, where heavy handling operations are required and the ideal product is the hydraulic cylinder. Let us think, for instance, of industrial processes of sheet metal working or handling of wood panels or paper coils. In general, our products can work in all processes with the displacement of big masses or the application of big forces in compact spaces. The service we offer through the web is a real added-value. It allows us to establish a relationship of confidence and loyalty with customers. They are guided to purchase through user-friendly procedures, getting prices, sending orders but especially visualizing the 2D and 3D drawings of the finished cylinder. The CAD service is particularly appreciated because customers can point out the details and require modifications, thus achieving a ‘tailored’ product and avoiding errors».

Magnetic hydraulic cylinder MD 6020/2.

Everything under control

The high performances in terms of prompt deliveries and, at the same time, of product quality and compliance with customers’ specifications can be achieved thanks to some precise strategic choices. The products offered by Conforti Oleodinamica are designed to be extremely modular and to permit a broad range of possible configurations starting from standard components, always available in stock. The majority of customers sends orders through the e-commerce website, organized with a public area, where catalogues can be browsed and where it is possible to require 2D and 3D CAD models of cylinders, and a private area, “Prisma”. Here, simple guided procedures help to configure and validate the cylinders details, including special variants, and to get immediately  prices and delivery date. When we receive an order, either through the web or conventional channels, the order process is fully computerized and strongly automated. Information flows through the departments without error possibilities and without any paper registration. From the production launch, to barrels and rods cutting, mechanical machining, assembling and final test on 100% of the production, all phases are managed and traced with precision on dedicated IT systems, connected with the central server and directly interfaced with machines.

Tie-rod hydraulic cylinder CD-DK 6020/2.

Deliveries in record times

«Thanks to these strength points – adds Mosconi – we gained a solid reputation, based on the utmost timeliness in customer support and order processing and on very fast delivery times, from 10 days for standard procedure to 48 hours in case of urgent requests, ensuring compliance to customers’ requirements and complete traceability. As precise corporate choice, we bet on a wide and always stocked up warehouse, which increasingly characterizes us and allows us prompt deliveries. Meanwhile, the demand growth of these years compelled many of our competitors to extend their delivery terms to satisfy the demands. We are equipped to beat them over time and nowadays this makes the difference for the most demanding customers. Being properly equipped to provide a fast high-quality response is a strength point appreciated by the market and allows us to offer a quick and competent after sale service to our customers even when, as it sometimes happens, we receive requests of repairs or spare parts for cylinders supplied many years ago and proven very reliable in time».

The cylinders of the DP series stand out for sturdiness and the capability of working at high pressures.

Certifications and controls

All Conforti Oleodinamica cylinders are tested before delivery, to guarantee the quality of the product. Since 2008 Conforti Oleodinamica have implemented with success a quality management system according to ISO 9001. Among the products offered in the catalogue, the CD/DK – ISO 6020/2 series are tie-rod cylinders manufactured according to the ISO 6020/2 and DIN 24554 norms, available with bores from Ø 25 to Ø 200 mm, they work at pressure up to 160 bar and they are equipped with bronze bushings and hardened steel cushioning. They are also available with low-friction and Viton seals, for high-temperature applications. The hydraulic cylinders with magnetic sensors are implemented in compliance with ISO 6020/2 and DIN 24554 norms and they are available with bores from Ø 25 to Ø 125 mm, they work at maximum pressure of 160 bar. Sensors can be positioned in any point of the cylinder and they detect, without any mechanical contact, the terminal and intermediate positions of the rod. It is possible to mount many sensors along the entire cylinder length, according to their overall dimensions. Sensors are available in 2 versions: REED with 24-110 V AC/DC and PNP with 24 V DC; both versions provide for the signal LED. The insulation degree of sensors and related connectors is IP 67. The cylinders of the ISO 6022 series are particularly suitable for applications that require a sturdy, well-guided and reliable cylinder, able to work at high operational pressures (the nominal working pressure is 250 bars, with a peak of 320 bars). Bores from 50 to 320 mm are available, with strokes up to 6000 mm, with hardened steel rod, too. In this case as well, they are available with low-friction and Viton seals, for high-temperature applications. The particular design of the cylinder allows to manage it in assembly kits. This enables the production and the final assembly of the cylinder starting from base components and the customer can choose to purchase singularly the parts, with considerable advantages in delivery terms. The cylinders of the DP series are provided also in version with SAE connections; with a position transducer to know the absolute position of the rod; with proximity sensors for the detection of the stroke end; with bush drainage, to avoid accumulations of fluid behind the scraper.

Hydraulic rotary actuators

Rotary actuators allow angular rotations of 90°, 180°, 270°. With sturdy structure, they are available in 3 sizes, 32/32, 40/70, 63/96 for max. torque of 120 daNm. The grooved shaft DIN 5482 (for the sizes 40/70, 63/96) and the stroke-end adjusters allow phasing the rotation angle. They are supplied with stroke-end cushioning. The rotary shaft is supported by bearings that grant excellent rotation precision. They can also be provided in magnetic version, in order to control the rotation angle with sensors which can be positioned along the entire stroke.

ISO 6020/2 and ISO 6022 servocylinders with transducer that allows a complete control of the system at any time.

ISO 6020/2 and ISO 6022 servocylinders

It is possible to install position transducers on a broad range of cylinders: ISO 6020/2 with tie-rods or with counter-flanges, and ISO6022 for high pressures and heavy loads. The servocylinders of the TD and TK series are manufactured in compliance with ISO 6020/2 and DIN 24554 norms, with bores from 40 to 200 mm and maximum working pressures up to 160 bar, while the TP series are compliant with the ISO 6022 norm, with bores from 50 to 320 mm and maximum working pressures of 250 bar. The transducer allows users to detect the piston position along its stroke at any time, thus obtaining the complete control of the system and positioning with precision the component to be handled. In some cases,  the electronic system is fully integrated inside the actuator, thus permitting to avoid problems connected with crashes during the transport, the installation or use. Otherwise, when the electronic system is outside, a dedicated steel protection is installed on the cylinder.

Different transducer versions are provided:

– TEMPOSONIC: 24V DC power supply. Three types of output signal are provided: in 0-10V voltage, in 4-20mA current, SSI (Synchronic Serial Interface). Maximum stroke of 2500 mm.

– POTENTIOMETER: max. 60V DC voltage. The output signal is proportional to the position of the cursor. Maximum stroke of 500 mm.

– INDUCTIVE: 24V DC power supply. The output signal is provided in 2 types: in 0-10V voltage, in 4-20mA current. Maximum stroke of 1000 mm.

The correct functionality of the transducer installed in the cylinder is tested before the delivery.

RQ steel models for heavy-duty applications and working pressures up to 250 bars.

Aluminium and steel compact cylinders for heavy-duty applications

Recently, Conforti Oleodinamica has improved its product range, presenting the short-stroke hydraulic cylinders with the new MP/RP models: made of high-strength aluminium and with anti-wear treatment, available also with magnetic sensors for the detection of the piston position, with working pressure up to 160 bar. In the magnetic version, they are equipped with REED sensors with Led and connector and IP 67 protection degree. Sensors can be positioned along all the cylinder stroke, with a practical and functional locking system. The very compact and light structure, coupled with the integration of magnetic sensors, make this cylinder suitable for applications that require small overall dimensions, thus being used in applications like moulds for plastic materials, locking and mechanical equipment. Instead, RQ models are made of steel, for heavy-duty applications and they can work up to 250 bar. The very compact and sturdy structure and the great modularity make this cylinder suitable for applications which require high performance, in small spaces, too. Both the steel and the aluminium cylinders are available in 7 bores from Ø 25 to Ø100, 4 standard strokes (20- 50-80-100 mm,  other strokes can be implemented on demand), with various mountings (front, rear and lateral), standard oil supply with threaded couplings or other types  on demand. This series of cylinders can be produced with double rod.

Market challenges

The company’s reference market is characterized by a prevalence of sales in Italy (70%) but with a presence all over the world, with consolidated areas especially in Europe and America. Sales strategies have evolved in time: «Historically – reminds Mosconi – we have reached notoriety and market ranking through a net of distributors that proposed our products in the context of complex projects, of which cylinders represented one of the parts at stake. Today the market has changed and more customers contact us with direct demands. Results confirm our strategy’s success: quality and fast deliveries have allowed us to end 2017 in strong growth, with continued in the current year. Today we aim at developing foreign markets, especially in Europe and specifically Germany, Austria and Scandinavia».

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aluminium and steel compact cylinders for heavy-duty applications

Recently, Conforti Oleodinamica has improved its product range, presenting the short-stroke hydraulic cylinders with the new MP/RP models: made of high-strength aluminium and with anti-wear treatment, available also with magnetic sensors for the detection of the piston position, with working pressure up to 160 bar. In the magnetic version, they are equipped with REED sensors with Led and connector and IP 67 protection degree. Sensors can be positioned along all the cylinder stroke, with a practical and functional locking system. The very compact and light structure, coupled with the integration of magnetic sensors, make this cylinder suitable for applications that require small overall dimensions, thus being used in applications like moulds for plastic materials, locking and mechanical equipment. Instead, RQ models are made of steel, for heavy-duty applications and they can work up to 250 bar. The very compact and sturdy structure and the great modularity make this cylinder suitable for applications which require high performance, in small spaces, too. Both the steel and the aluminium cylinders are available in 7 bores from Ø 25 to Ø100, 4 standard strokes (20- 50-80-100 mm,  other strokes can be implemented on demand), with various mountings (front, rear and lateral), standard oil supply with threaded couplings or other types  on demand. This series of cylinders can be produced with double rod.

 

 

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5_IN APERTURA

The new MP/RP models are made of high-strength aluminium and are also available with magnetic sensors for the detection of the piston position.

 

Figg. 1-2-3 SLIDE SHOW

Tie-rod hydraulic cylinder CD-DK 6020/2. Magnetic hydraulic cylinder MD 6020/2. The cylinders of the DP series stand out for sturdiness and the capability of working at high pressures.

 

4 _Facoltativa

ISO 6020/2 and ISO 6022 servocylinders with transducer that allows a complete control of the system at any time.

 

6 IN BOX 2

RQ steel models for heavy-duty applications and working pressure up to 250 bar.

 

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