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ContiTech Presents Air Actuators for Industrial Applications
Las Vegas, March 2011ContiTech air actuators are reliable pneumatic elements for industrial applications • The robust elements are resistant to deformation and require no maintenance
At the IFPE in Las Vegas from March 22 to 26, ContiTech Air Spring Systems is showcasing its high-performance air actuators for industrial pneumatic systems that eliminate the effects of problematic external factors. The FS 40-06 air actuator presented is ideal for applications involving short quick lifts. The FD 120-20 double-convolution actuator works like a double lifting cylinder and can lift masses of up to one tonne. For larger applications, there is the FT 210-32 triple-convolution actuator, which ensures uniform pressing force of the power collector on the overhead line for rail vehicles – regardless of weather conditions. Visitors will be able to have a look for themselves at the broadly diverse range of applications at ContiTech's booth 14516 in the South Hall.
Based in Hanover, Germany, the company produces numerous versions of air actuators that are extremely robust, durable and more cost effective than hydraulic alternatives. The air actuators are often used in industrial manufacturing where harsh conditions usually prevail – dirt, dust and liquids can wreak havoc on the machines. In applications involving heavy caking and soiling of external surfaces – such as in the woodworking and textile machinery industries, conveyor systems as well as in offshore applications, in punch and forming presses, in sawmill machines and in the foodstuffs, construction or paper industries – air actuators function very well as ultra-strong, economical constructions. Since air actuators get by without mechanically operated parts like pistons, piston rods and friction seals, they are not subject to wear and require no maintenance. This gives them an edge over conventional cylinders. They are also more environmentally-friendly as they do not require oil.
The design of these dimensionally stable elements is comparable to that of an air spring. They are used to provide extreme force for lifting or exerting pressure where little space is available for installation. Whether for pneumatic lifting or pressing functions in the construction of machines, appliances or systems, ContiTech air actuators are outstanding performers across many different industries.
ContiTech is a leading development partner and manufacturer of mounting components and complete systems for stationary machines and foundations. ContiTech produces for the U.S. market in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
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