Standard Series CV cylinders are available in six bore sizes from 32 to 100 mm and with standard stroke lengths from 15 to 1,000 mm to fit a range of applications. Shock pads are standard on all sizes and eliminate metal-to-metal contact. Optional Rodlock(TM) holds a static piston rod in place at any point of stroke desired. This feature is targeted for use in circumstances where rod drift is unacceptable due to system leakage, line rupture, or power loss.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.