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'Smooth Line' Cylinders from Thorite set new hygiene standards

Thursday 1st July 2004

Food industry and general pneumatics machine builders will welcome the latest Norgren range of Smooth Line actuator cylinders, now available from compressed air systems specialists, Thomas Wright /Thorite Group.

The sleek new cylinders have no crevices, grooves, dead spots or unnecessary projections, whilst any holes in the external casings are plugged and sealed.

These design features eliminate areas where bacteria could potentially accumulate. Liquids used during machinery "wash down" processes cannot remain present on the cylinders, which is a major requirement in all hygiene-critical applications.

The cylinders will operate over a temperature range of from minus 20 to plus 80 degrees centigrade and are available in 32, 40, 50, 80 and 100mm bore, with a stroke of up to 3000mm.

General features include:

  • concealed tie-rods for reduced servicing time
  • rounded edges on barrel and end covers
  • full sealing between barrel and end covers
  • anodised aluminium extruded profile barrel with internally housed switches
  • anodised aluminium end caps
  • all other exposed parts in stainless steel with chemically resistant seals
  • optional high corrosion protection
  • standard M/50 reed or solid state switches
  • designed to ISO 6431, VDMA 24562 and NFE 49-003-1 standards, each Smooth Line cylinder requires only one electrical connector and can be supplied in double acting or magnetic piston variants
  • IP66/IP67 protection ratings make the cylinders the ideal choice for use in machines utilised by the food processing, packaging, beverage, dairy, filling and PET bottling industries
EEF - The Manufacturers' Organisation -- The Carbon Trust - Accredited Supplier -- CHAS - The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme -- BCAS - British Compressed Air Society -- SafeContractor Approved
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