Norgren has launched a new range of sturdy and efficient cylinders with integrated locking, intended for the railway sector. Able to block effectively a cylinder in the retract or output position, these compact and modular products can keep the loads in position tightly and in full safety in case of failure or loss of air pressure.
It is usually necessary an actuator to displace the load or at least another to block the load in position, requiring the presence of more than one control valve. For the first time, on the contrary, with the new “Latching Cylinders” by Norgren a single control valve is sufficient to perform all these functions.
The ‘Engineering Advantage’ method that Norgren applies for the new technologies reduces the total number of used components, the overall dimensions, the weight and the installation time, at the same time making maintenance simpler.
The new “Latching Cylinders” are provided in the standard series Norgren NFPA, M/1000 and ISO/VDMA RA/8000 in various sizes, like 5”, 6”, 32 mm, 40 mm, 125 mm and 200 mm.
Productivity, reliability and efficiency
Mark Wrigley, Manager of Norgren Railway Sector, explains: «Our offer of “Latching Cylinders” is based on a rich heritage of experience and competence. We work in strict contact with customers to understand their requirements, thus developing products of different sizes for the most various applications. Creating customized solutions for single customers, we are aware that our products grant higher fastness, productivity, reliability and efficiency.
«With the ISO RA/8000 series, we can integrate the locking system in a purposely modified cylinder head that does not alter the standard overall dimensions, in order to be included in the sizes compliant with ISO/VDMA regulations. The locking is also equipped with a knob or threading pin that allows unlocking the cylinder in manual or mechanical modality, if necessary. Besides, we offer joints, pipes, control valves, products for the air treatment and complete panels».
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