Vacuforce Vacuum Cylinders
Northern Industrial Supply offers the full line of Vacuforce products, including vacuum pickup cylinders. Vacuforce cylinders eliminate the need for Z axis controls or actuators and are perfect for any pick and place applications. Maintenance and lubrication free, Vacuforce vacuum cylinders have a hard anodized, Teflon coating for long life, which will save you money and costly downtime.
Vacuforce cylinders operate with ease:
The vacuum cylinders are at rest with the piston rod retracted in the up position
When vacuum is applied, the piston moves downwards (extends) until the vacuum cup, which is attached to the piston via the connection thread, seals against the load to be lifted
Both sides of the cylinder are now equalized and the internal spring retracts the cylinder rod to its original position, holding the part securely
When vacuum is turned off, the part is released from the vacuum suction cup
Why use a Vacuforce vacuum cylinder?
They have automatic Z Axis stroke compensation, and the cylinder will retract as soon as the cup makes a seal on the part being handled. No additional controls are required, so no extra cost is incurred. Rapid cycle rates ensure fast production, and they are maintenance and lubrication free.
Contact NIS today for all your vacuum cylinder needs!