Festo announced availability and support for the DPC family of inch series compact ‘pancake’ cylinders – high-force short-stroke cylinders designed for tight spaces. Two versions of these long-life cylinders are available – the DPCA for machines and the DPCB for maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) applications with ‘drop-in’ compatibility to other manufacturers.
Both DPC A and B models feature a choice of eight bore sizes and variable stroke lengths up to four inches. Both models are pre-lubricated with Magnalube-G PTFE grease. Magnetic piston options are available for cylinder position sensing as are sensors and other accessories such as clevises. Custom cylinders are also available.
The DPCA cylinder body is machined from aluminum and is clear anodized for corrosion resistance. The DPCA features a hard chrome plated stainless steel piston rod and a non-metallic composite rod bushing.
The model DPCB features a self-lubricating composite body that offers long-service life and trouble-free operation. DPCB performance enhancing features include clear anodized aluminum alloy heads for corrosion resistance, stainless steel tie bolts, chrome plated stainless steel piston rod, and a Duralon rod bearing.
Festo acquired Fabco-Air, the originator of the pancake cylinder, in 2018 with the intent of broadening its pneumatic product portfolio by bringing customers a variety of inch-based product. Festo has now incorporated the Fabco-Air compact Pancake cylinders into its ERP and logistics system for easy online configuring and order processing.
For more information, visit Festo website.