Linear Actuators – Locking
The CNA2 series cylinder with lock is suitable for mid-stroke stops, emergency stops, and drop prevention. An equal holding force in extending and retracting directions make it possible to lock at either end of the stroke. High reliability and stable holding force are maintained by using a substantially lengthened brake shoe with superior wear resistance. The locking mechanism is isolated from lock release air, so lock function is not diminished by excessive dirt or drain in compressed air.
The CNS series cylinder with lock is ideal for applications requiring intermediate and emergency stop and drop prevention. The compact lock unit saves space and the enclosed construction and separation of the lock mechanism and the unlocking piston chamber minimizes the influences of poor air quality.
The CLS series cylinder with lock is ideal for applications requiring intermediate and emergency stop and drop prevention. The compact lock unit is lightweight and saves space. A switch is optional on the brake cylinder so the operating state of the lock unit (brake piston) can be detected using the switch signal. By separating the lock mechanism and the brake cylinder, SMC has minimized the influences of unlocking air quality such as moisture and condensation.
The CLA2 cylinder acts as an air-operated brake with spring-backup. When external position feedback sends a signal to an air valve, the brake is actuated and fast-acting shoes grab the actuator shaft. When pressure is removed, the spring automatically locks the brake onto the shaft. Three locking mechanisms are available: spring lock, air pressure lock and air/spring pressure lock. The CLA2 locks in either direction, comes in five bore sizes, and is available with PT or NPT ports. Other features include non-lube operation, air cushions, and seven mounting styles.