SMC, the worldís leading provider of pneumatics, has rolled out an upgraded version of its tie rod air cylinder which delivers market leading advantages to customers.
With a new lightweight design, the next generation CA2-Z is up to 15% lighter than its predecessor thanks to re-shaped rod and head covers, demonstrating SMCís ongoing commitment to provide customers with a competitive edge.
Further design refinements to the CA2-Z that deliver improved performance and functionality, include a three turn adjustment range to the cushion valve. This delivers an easy air cushion control, a smoother operation at the stroke end and labour cost savings for setting the cylinder speed.
Life has been made easier for installers and operators, thanks to the availability of a variety of mounting brackets, with either compact auto switches or magnetic field resistant auto switches which can be mounted on 4 tie-rods. In addition, small 2-colour indication solid state auto switches can also be mounted avoiding mistakes, as a green light is activated at the optimum operating range.
With the combination of great performance and a broad range of standard and made to order options, the CA2-Z can be used across many sectors including general automation and car manufacturing, and for general applications such as transportation, clamping, lifting and pressing, even in special environments.
Recognised as a global technology leader and voted for the third consecutive year as one of the worldís most innovative by leading business magazine, Forbes, SMC has a diverse customer base covering all automation industries. For more information about the CA2-Z, please visit SMCís New Product Section at www.smc.eu.