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Rod

A rarely used unit of length in the U.S. system equal to five and a half feet.

rod

A linear unit of measurement equal to 161/2 feet.

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The single servo-pneumatic axis of the manipulator is composed of rodless pneumatic cylinder integrated with magnetostrictive measurement of position, proportional directional control valve, axis interface and axis connector, positioning axis controller (Dzierzek 2007).
air lances used to cool ladles, several open blowdowns to exhaust water and an air-powered stacker using rodless cylinders.
Cases are fed into and out of the elevator by rodless cylinder pushers.
Bimba's product line has expanded over the years to include Space-Saving Flat-Cylinders, Roundline NFPA-Interchangeable Double-Wall Cylinders, Flow Controls, Pneu-Turn Rotary Actuators, Linear Thrusters, Ultran Rodless Cylinder, Position Feedback Cylinders, ISO Cylinders, and EF1 Aluminum-Extruded Body Cylinders.
Rodless actuators guide and support the load with a carriage which moves along the actuator body.
The team at Permex have been successful in developing an adjustable pneumatic 'stepping' mechanism for use with the rodless cylinder which lifts the filling lance.
Thrust Actuators, Rodless Cylinders and Positioning Tables
This system incorporates an adjustable pneumatic 'stepping' mechanism for use with the rodless cylinder which lifts the filling lance.