PNEUMATIC CYLINDER POSITIONING - SIMPLE TO USE, HIGH PERFORMANCE, MONEY SAVING
The S2 family of pneumatic cylinder positioning systems makes stopping an air cylinder at unlimited midstroke positions easy.
Combined with a regular air cylinder and position feedback, the S2 family delivers proportional position control at a fraction of the cost of electric actuators
The ability to handle heavy loads while quickly and accurately following a changing input signal make the S2 an ideal choice for machine designers:
* SIMPLE & RETROFITABLE
The S2 takes advantage of the simplicity of pneumatics by providing and all-in-one package that can easily be retrofitted to add position control to new or existing applications.
* FAST SPEEDS & HEAVY LOADS
Ideal for applications requiring high speed and high loads simultaneously. Speeds up to 2.0 m/sec are achievable while slowing the cylinder to a smooth controlled stop
* MONEY SAVING
As load increases, electric actuators require larger and larger motors to operate. This increases cost. In pneumatic positioning, an increase in force is handled by increasing cylinder size, the least expensive part to scale. This saves money.
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A partial list of the key advantages of using the S2 family of pneumatic cylinder positioning systems:
* LOWER ENERGY COSTS
Vs. on/off pneumatics which completely empty and fill a cylinder each cycle, proportional pneumatics only use the air required to reach a target position, reducing typical energy consumption by 30%
* WIDE RANGE OF CYLINDERS
The S2 is compatible with double acting non-repairable, ISO, NFPA, tie rod, grippers, vane, rack and pinon, extrusion, thrusters & many more
* REMOVE BOUNCE
The S2 removes the bounce typically associated with pneumatic positioning by using its internal sensors to detect an increase in pressure, shifting in <2.5ms and using the large force of air to slow the load down
* HIGH SPEEDS
The S2 is capable of speeds up to 2.0 m/s (78.7 in/s) while slowing the cylinder to a smooth, controlled stop, preventing premature cylinder wear and damage
* HEAVY LOADS
The S2 is capable of working with loads greater than 450 kg (1000 lb) and cylinders with bores larger than 300 mm (12 in)
* POWER DENSITY
Since pneumatic positioning requires only the air cylinder mounted at the point of motion, with the S2 mounted remotely, this system is perfect for robot end effector and end of arm tooling applications which require light loads to maintain their high speeds
SEE EXAMPLES OF HOW THE S2 CAN INCREASE THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR NEW OR EXISTING APPLICATION
S2 STARTER KITS
WANT AN EASY WAY TO BEGIN TESTING?
The S2 Cylinder Positioning Starter Kit offers a quick and cost effective method of adding cylinder position control to an application.
Pre-wired/plumbed and ready-to-go out of the box, this kit provides a known-good starting point for development efforts and makes adding pneumatic position control to both existing and new applications easy.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...
“Much better than the electric actuator we were previously using…”
“Customer was very happy with the results…”
“I am very satisfied with the S2's, they work very well...”
“Thanks again for making this all possible, kudos to Enfield…”
“We have used Enfield S2 valves for several applications over the last couple of years and have been satisfied…”