The CA2 metric tie rod cylinder series from SMC Corp. of America (Indianapolis, IN) features aluminum die-cast covers to reduce weight. Cushioning capabilities were improved by increasing the volume of the cushion chamber and by using a floating cushion seal. The seal reduces movements of the piston rod at lower operating temperatures. The new design features allow 30% more kinetic energy absorption during the cushioning at the end of the stroke.

Motion Control Technology Magazine

This article first appeared in the February, 2006 issue of Motion Control Technology Magazine.

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