Locking – MLGC
The MGC guide cylinder is ideal for material handling applications involving stopping, lifting, and pushing. It combines the functions of a conventional linear cylinder, and a non-rotation device. Features include standard air cushions, grease nipple, and switch capability. Other features include, slide or ball bushing bearings, compact design, adjustable air cushion, and lightweight guided actuator.
The MLGC integrates a round body, fine locking cylinder for its power source with external guide rods to combine for a compact, light weight unit. Its fine lock mechanism can lock at mid-stroke, either in the extend or retract stroke cycle. The fine lock mechanism can be activated either by a spring force, as a drop prevention measure when air pressure is lost, or actived pneumatically with pressurized air to lock the rod position into place for holidng a work piece. Both spring and pneumatic locking mechanism can be used in one unit. It is designed with air cushions at the end of stroke for maximum kinetic energy absorption. The (L) high precision ball bushing allows for smooth operation that ensures stable travel resistance, suitable for pushing and lifting applications. The (M) carbon steel alloy slide bearing provides lateral stability protecting it from side load impacts, suitable for stopping applications.
- Bore sizes: 20, 25, 32, 40 mm
- Available in spring, pneumatic or both locking mechanisms
- Available in basic or front flange mounting
- Lockable in either extend or retract stroke
- Air cushion as standard
- Auto-switch capable