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Instrumented Air Cylinders

A special cylinder for the oil and gas industry uses QVLA® to instrument finger latch or finger board cylinders on oil rigs.  This cylinder with a composite tube, anodized aluminum end caps with a spring extend feature can be daisy chained up to 16 units.  The IP67 connections carry the data via cable to a network box.  From the network box cylinder rod position can be displayed within a Windows environment or converted to Profibus DP-1 for use in Siemens PLCs.

Additional News Stories

Check out this article from Hydraulics & Pneumatics magazine.  QVLA® working inside a dirty stamping machine.
The First Programmable Position Cylinder (PPC) The first repairable tie-rod air cylinder with embedded electronics providing a pair of user programmable stop points. This...
The D49 Cylinder was used in SubZero on BattleBots Jerry Clarkin and Jon Durand entered their robot SubZero in a regional Battlebot contest. They used a D49 cylinder with...