Tandem, high-force and multi-position cylinders

Selection Guide

Multi-position drives

Pneumatic multi-position drives are available with two different functional principles. According to the first principle, multi-position drives consist of two separate cylinders that are connected using a kit and have piston rods that extend in opposite directions. This means that, depending on the actuation and stroke pattern, this type of cylinder can assume up to four positions. According to the second principle, multi-position cylinders consist of two to five cylinders connected in series with different stroke lengths. With this cylinder type, only one piston rod is visible, which moves to different positions in one direction.

High-force cylinders

A high-force cylinder is a cylinder design that is characterised by pneumatic compact cylinders connected in series. By connecting a maximum of four pistons in series, the force of the cylinder can be correspondingly multiplied. The resulting force is transferred to the external piston rods, where it is ready to be used. The resulting force is applied over the entire stroke, up to a maximum of 5 mm before the end position is reached.
The cylinder of the first stage is always used for position sensing, because it performs the visible stroke.

Tandem cylinders

These are two identical profile-barrel cylinders of type DNC connected in series to double the thrust force in both directions of movement. By using DNC cylinders, the mounting interfaces comply with ISO 15552. This means that the mounting accessories from the range of piston rod cylinders DSBx and DNC can be used as well as the piston rod accessories. Both profile cylinders of the tandem have magnetic pistons and can be sensed using proximity switches. The proximity switches can be easily and securely mounted in one of the sensor slots without any additional accessories. The energy can be reliably absorbed by the adjustable pneumatic cushioning. The DNCT is available with a freely selectable stroke length of max. 500 mm either in a normal version or a heat-resistant version for a maximum ambient temperature of up to 120 °C. Other variants on request.