As with the other double-acting rodless cylinders from Aventics (Lexington, KY), at the heart of the RTC-SB (slide bearing) is its oval piston shape. In relation to its size, it offers a very high load capacity. As a result, engineers can draft even more compact machine designs. Equipped with a lubrication-free slide bearing, the cylinder is maintenance-free and resistant to water, chemicals and dirt. The slide play is optimally adjusted at the factory. Specifics include the following:
- The new RTC-SB rodless cylinder is designed for a maximum speed of 6.5 m/s (21.3 ft./s). The maximum stroke is around 6,000mm (21.6 ft.).
- A wear-free magnetically attached exterior strip, scraper and sealing strip protect the cylinder from dust and dirt.
- Adjustable pneumatic cushioning extends the service life and ensures precise and gentle operation. The RTC precision cushioning can achieve what Aventics describes as “Ideal Cushioning” with the proper tools and adjustment.
- Form-fit connection technology from Aventics with standardized mechanical interfaces simplifies machine design and speeds up assembly significantly since no re-adjustments are necessary.