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Rod

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

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

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* OSPE SB Ball Screw Actuator: A ball screw driven rodless actuator that is designed for light-to-medium industrial applications requiring precise positioning and high thrust forces.
The conditions specified for the simulations are: rodless cylinder, cylinder bore size [phi] = 0.32 m; cylinder length l = 1m; compressed air supply pressure [P.sub.s] = 6 x [10.sup.5] N/[m.sup.2]; initial position x = -0.5 m; initial velocity [??] = 0 m/s; initial chamber pressures [P.sub.a] = 4.5 x [10.sup.5] N/[m.sup.2]; and [P.sub.b] = 4.2 x [10.sup.5] N/[m.sup.2]; [K.sub.S] = 0; [K.sub.C] = 0; and [K.sub.f] = 15 Ns/m.
The Lintra Lite series of compact rodless cylinders is available in three diameters: 25, 32 and 40 mm.
This version is designed as a replacement upgrade for traditional rodless position sensor applications.
Activated by a proximity switch, a rodless pneumatic cylinder raises and lowers carts to or from the return track at the beginning and end of an assembly cell.
The plate is suspended from an oversized rodless cylinder capable of ejecting an off spec.
The HORV Series of rodless cylinders are shorter, thinner, and lighter than conventional rodless cylinders of equal bore and stroke.
New product instructions are highlighted, including Powerslide2 guided rodless cylinder, GV3 linear guidance and transport systems, and metric Lo Pro linear slides.
Roblin said the Lith-7 employs a sealed rodless cylinder and mechanical stop shocks in place of the Lith-10's servo motor and ball screw, maintaining mechanical accuracy and sacrificing some speed - according to Walker about 20 plates per hour.
A rapidly growing, medium-sized company, Tol-O-Matic makes more than 1200 different products ranging from custom rodless cylinders to rotary actuators.
Based on a proprietary concept that meshes magnetically coupled rodless cylinders with linear bearings, it improves movement of all components.