Software Tools Help Select Appropriate Cylinder
There are many important points to consider when sizing rodless cylinders. Knowing your available air pressure and determining the proper working stroke and overall length are relatively simple procedures. Others, such as determining the effects of moment loads, dynamic loading and breakaway pressure, can be more complex. For this reason, Tol-O-Matic offers sizing and selection software that make it easier to select the appropriate cylinder.
The software offered by Tol-O-Matic factors in the breakaway force and automatically calculates the bending moments based on the speed values entered. It is difficult to determine inertia generated by a moving load by looking at static catalog tables. The software uses travel distance and speed values to determine the effects of inertia on a moving load. At the end of the sizing process, the result is a list of cylinders that will fit the application requirements.
When using a manufacturer’s software product or manually sizing a cylinder, it is always best to discuss your sizing results and application requirements with the manufacturer or sales representative. Determining the right pneumatic rodless product can be an in-depth process because there are many different styles to consider. But in many applications, the space saving feature and integral load bearing system of rodless cylinders make them an ideal choice for linear motion. Consulting with an experienced manufacturer improves the selection process.
Click here to download the Tol-O-Motion sizing and selection software.