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How to Install Pneumatic Cylinders to Maximise Life and Performance_First Image_Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division EuropeInstalling a pneumatic cylinder correctly is a vital design consideration. Failure to address this properly can result in inaccurate operation, compromised reliability and premature failure.

Depending on the specific application, cylinders such as those from Parker’s P1F series, are either going to be rigidly fixed to the structure of a machine bench, or allowed to swivel to form part of a linkage. The two fixing points will be the cylinder body and its piston rod end. In many applications, the mechanism attached to the piston rod end will be allowed to hinge in one or more planes. In a few applications however, the piston rod end is left free, such as in a simple pushing application.

The mechanics of cylinder installations will vary considerably from one application type to another. A cylinder should be installed so that side loads on the piston rod bearing are reduced to an absolute minimum or eliminated entirely. A side load is a force component acting laterally across the axis of the bearing and can cause premature wear and failure.

 

Rigid mountings on body cylinders

A cylinder can be rigidly fixed by side mountings, or front or rear flange plates. Alternatively, if the cylinder has a thread on the front or rear end cover, it can be clamped to a structure with a locknut. Special tie rod ISO or CNOMO cylinders can be fitted with tie rod extensions for fixing through a flat plate.

Rigid mounting options for the cylinder are shown in the diagram below using components annotated 1-9. A semi-rigid trunnion option can be achieved using supports (10 or 11), pivots and clevis brackets (3 & 5, 7 & 8 & 4, 5 & 6) allowing the cylinder to rotate by following the piston rod extension or retraction during the work task of the cylinder.

How to install pneumatic cylinders to maximise life and performance_mounting instruction_Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division Europe

 

Articulated mountings on cylinder body or piston rod end

If the cylinder is forming part of a linkage, then it must be free to swivel in one or more planes at the mounting point. Different degrees of balance can be achieved for the cylinder and load system by choosing between a rear hinge, front clevis, and central trunnion (using mountings 12, 13 & 14). A front hinge, clevis or universal eye allows swiveling attachments at the end of the piston rod.

 

Cautionary guidance

There several areas where caution is appropriate when installing a cylinder.

  • Avoid attaching an unsupported load to the piston rod; wherever possible support the load on a slide or roller guides.
  • The weight of a long out-stroked piston rod alone can produce a high bending moment. It may be possible and prudent to hang the rod end from a roller track or provide other external guidance to minimise bending moments.
  • Misalignment of the cylinder and a guided load can easily jam the cylinder completely. The installation of a front fork and slot will eliminate this type of side load on the front-end cap bearing in the cylinder. 
  • An offset load is a common source cause of a bending moment on the piston rod of the cylinder. Installing external bearings will relieve the side load as well.
  • A horizontal mounted rear hinged cylinder will cause the weight of the body cylinder to create a bending moment. This will be helped if a central trunnion is fitted at the point the cylinder balances.

It is difficult to eliminate side loads completely, but by employing good practice and basic mechanical design knowledge, they can be reduced to a minimum helping to increase the lifetime and performance of the cylinder in the application.

How to install pneumatic cylinders to maximise life and performance_P1F Cylinder_Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division EuropeParker’s P1F series pneumatic cylinders are ISO15552-certified and suited to a wide range of industrial applications with bore sizes ranging from 32 to 125mm. The smooth profile version P1F-S cylinder is complemented by the P1F-T tie-rod version, with the P1F-C version for ‘clean’ applications due for release soon. A wide range of cylinder and piston rod mountings and sensors can be supplied for use with the P1F series to suit all customer applications.

How to Install Pneumatic Cylinders to Maximize Life and Performance - Pneumatic Cylinder Brochure P1F

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How to install pneumatic cylinders to maximise life and performance_Author Image_Pneumatic Division EuropeArticle contributed by Franck Roussillon, Product Manager for Actuators Europe, Parker Hannifin, Pneumatic Division Europe

     

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Know Your Pneumatics: Basics of Rodless Cylinders - Bottling Plant - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division EuropePneumatics have always played an important role in achieving maximised productivity for manufacturing automation applications and the technology is constantly evolving to solve engineering challenges. 

One such evolution is the development of rodless cylinders.

The disadvantages of rod-type cylinders

The limitations of conventional rod-type cylinders are widely recognised, particularly where long strokes are required. Being unsupported, the cylinder rod has a tendency to flex in the extended position which can cause excessive wear on rod seals and bearing leading to the need for additional engineering to avoid premature wear.

Space constraints may also limit the use of rod-type cylinders with the overall length being more than double the stroke length. This can cause problems when designing or mounting cylinders to machinery. In long travel situations, rod-type cylinders can also sag under its own weight and this misalignment can cause the cylinder rod to bind or buckle. 

Know Your Pneumatics: Basics of Rodless Cylinders - OSP-P Barrel length - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division Europe

The disadvantages of rod-type cylinders are:

  • Overall length is more than double the stroke length.
  • Risk of the piston rod bending, resulting in excessive wear.
  • Bad positioning features due to two different piston areas.
  • Unequal velocities in forward and return strokes.
  • Designed for short stroke length.

The development of slot-type rodless cylinders was designed to eliminate all of these disadvantages.

The construction of rodless cylinders

The rodless pneumatic cylinder has been engineered to be a self-contained linear actuator with a unique design that offers greater design flexibility. With a unique design that uses only four main components, rodless cylinders, such as Parker's OSP range, offer a robust and reliable solution in operation that is simple to maintain; providing long trouble free service. Operated by compressed air, rodless cylinders combine controlled and precise movement with integral support and guidance in any plane.

Know Your Pneumatics: Basics of Rodless Cylinders - OSP-P Cutaway - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division Europe

The rodless cylinder consists of four main parts:

  1. The cylinder barrel of extruded anodized aluminium has a slot along its entire length.
     
  2. A flexible hardened stainless steel inner band running the entire length of the bore and passing through the piston provides a metal to metal seal. An outer band of the same material acts as a cover over the slot preventing foreign particles from entering into the cylinders interior.
     
  3. The aluminium piston is fitted with synthetic bearing rings. The power transmission outwards takes place through a positive, physical connection through the slot to the external piston mounting. This solid guide permits the acceptance of external forces and moments and minimizes frictional losses.
     
  4.  End caps providing connections to the air supply, and housing cushioning adjustment screws.

 

 

When to use rodless cylinders

Know Your Pneumatics: Basics of Rodless Cylinders - OSP-P Rodless Cylinders - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division Europe

The double acting operation of pneumatic rodless cylinders is advantageous in applications where space is limited.

This is because the installation length of a rodless cylinder is only slightly longer than the cylinder’s stroke. For example, 25mm diameter rodless cylinder with 1000mm stroke would only occupy 1200mm of space, opened or closed.

When specifying, a pneumatic rodless cylinder would be the ideal choice over a pneumatic rod-type cylinder to meet the following requirements:

  • A source of repetitive linear movement is needed.
  • Cleanliness and minimal risk of contamination from lubricants must be assured.
  • Space savings are a major design consideration, e.g. long stroke applications.
  • Reliability and minimal component maintenance is needed to safeguard against downtime.
  • Overall length can present problems when designing or mounting cylinders to machinery.
Typical applications
Examples of applications can be found in:
  • Automated manufacturing
  • Processing and packaging, e.g. bottling and canning
  • Textiles and ceramics
  • Warehousing
  • Pharmaceuticals and chemicals
  • Food production
  • Test, inspecting and quality control

Specifying a rodless cylinder solution can deliver substantial savings in engineering and greater design flexibility when compared to the use of a rod-type cylinder.

Learn more 

See the OSP-P in action in our application video, where the rodless cylinder is being utilised in an assembly line for modular steering kits. 

Know Your Pneumatics: Basics of Rodless Cylinders - Dieter Winger product manager - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division EuropeArticle contributed by Dieter Winger, product manager for rodless cylinders, Pneumatic Division Europe





 

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Three things to consider when choosing a specifying a sensorThe latest generation of smart sensors for actuators are able to share information with the controller, typically via technologies such as IO-Link. They can also receive commands and parameter information from the controller and thus adapt to new requirements on a continuous basis. 
 
This two-way data flow helps facilitate what can be defined as a true Industry 4.0 environment. The upshot for manufacturers is considerable gains in efficiency, alongside greater flexibility and better planning with regard to maintenance.
 
However, to maximise the gains, engineers need to consider several factors:
 
1. Rugged design is a requirement 
 
A smart sensor that will likely spend its working life in an environment that may see wide variations in temperature, vibration, and even exposure to aggressive fluids or chemicals, needs to be able to keep operating reliably.
 
Smart sensors may be offered with specific IP ratings to denote suitability for use where different degrees of exposure to moisture are an issue. In addition, automated applications in which the smart sensor might be used may be operating 24 hours per day, seven days per week. 
 
As well as making operation more demanding, this also means that sensor failure leading directly to downtime, can be extremely costly in terms of lost production. So, as well as having a long service life in the toughest use scenarios, smart sensors must be quick to change or swap-out in order to keep any downtime – scheduled or unscheduled – to an absolute minimum. This type of operation must be able to be completed without the requirement to the remove cylinder end caps or any other ‘strip down’ of the assembly.
 
2. The sensor needs to be able to fit securely on the cylinder body
 
3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Smart Sensor - P8S CPS on ISO cylinder - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division EuropeExternal profiles may include linear slides, T-slots and dovetails. The sensor body of course needs to correspond to the profile, and the use of adaptors or some form of gripper may be needed to secure the sensor in place. 
 
Alternatively, a combination screw combining an Allen key head and slotted screw can provide a convenient, simple, and fast method of locating and securing the sensor. Instead, retaining ribs on the side of the sensor are a feature that can hold the device in the desired position even before the screw is tightened. By using this approach, sensors can be quickly and accurately secured in the cylinder slot with just a single quarter turn of the fixing screw.
 
3. Adjustment and configuration of operating parameters is essential
 
During installation and at points in the sensor’s operating life, adjustment and configuration of operating parameters will be necessary. For systems designers, how they wish to do this is an important consideration. Typical approaches are either via the IO-Link, or some kind of portable ‘teach pad.’
 
From an electrical standpoint, the ready availability of a supply voltage for the sensor is an absolute requirement. And finally, knowing that the sensor is working is of course important, and therefore a visual cue of an active state or output in the form of an LED can be of value to operators. 
 
Smart sensors, such as Parker’s P8S CPS series, are increasingly important and relevant as Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things begins to gain real momentum. Where there is emphasis on process and quality control and where maximising uptime is important, smart sensors can provide the information required to monitor and control processes. The selection and implementation of smart sensors is important to get right if the benefits to be enjoyed are to be optimised.  
 
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Continuous position sensing devices can make a significant contribution to creating a smarter, more efficient factory environment. To find out more,  download our CPS Smart Sensing Brochure that covers continuous position sensing using analogue signal or IO-Link communication for linear actuators, and discover how you can better schedule corrective maintenance and reduce your downtime.
 
3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Smart Sensor - Franck Roussillon - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division Europe Article contributed by Franck Roussillon, product manager, actuators, Pneumatic Division Europe, Parker Hannifin Corporation. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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How to use smart sensors to aid predictive maintenance strategies - Smart Factory - Parker Hannifin, Pneumatic Division EuropeWhen optimally selected and applied, the latest generation of smart sensors can have a positive impact on predictive maintenance strategies for fluid power applications.

Real-time data collection via smart sensors can influence decisions about when to schedule downtime to carry out maintenance operations, helping to maximise productivity. 

  Why adopt predictive maintenance?

Maintenance operations are traditionally based on being either reactive or preventative. A reactive strategy means a loss in production and incurring unforeseen costs, while a preventative strategy often sees systems or parts repaired simply because they are listed on the general maintenance procedures, rather than when they actually need it. 

Attention has been gradually shifting to predictive maintenance, spurred on by the emergence of Industry 4.0 and sophisticated ‘smarter’ technologies. For fluid power systems, this means a whole new level of condition monitoring, to the extent that maintenance personnel can determine whether something out of the ordinary has occurred. 

Ultimately, every process has a ‘heartbeat’, so the question to ask is has that heartbeat changed over a certain period of time? Maybe it has become slower or faster, for instance. This is where smart sensor technologies begin to pay dividends. 

 

Get smart with maintenance

The latest sensor technology available for fluid power systems, such as the P8S CPS series from Parker, have evolved to offer high quantities of data which offer the opportunity for plant managers to transform how they operate and maintain industrial equipment. 

How to use smart sensors to aid predictive maintenance strategies - Parker P8S CPS sensor - Parker Hannifin, Pneumatic Division EuropeEmbedded smart sensors can today be integrated with numerous different low-level fluid power products, from connectors, hoses and tubing, to pumps, motors, actuators and filters – all as part of an Industry 4.0 installation. One of the principal opportunities arising from this concept relates to predictive maintenance. For example, some of the diagnostic data generated from control valves could be invaluable in troubleshooting power issues. 

Among the common concerns in fluid power systems is voltage sags that can occur downstream on long runs, which sometimes lead to misfiring valves. Normally, without an oscilloscope, there are no means of diagnosing the root cause of the problem. In contrast, if each valve manifold node included voltage sensing, a ‘sweeper’ program could be written to record voltage levels across the machine during certain periods of the cycle.

 

Unified communications standards

How to use smart sensors to aid predictive maintenance strategies - Parker IO-Link module - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division EuropeOf course, selecting an Industry 4.0-enabled sensor is one thing, but ensuring that it can communicate with other such devices is quite another. For this reason, it is imperative to select a sensor vendor that operates a centralised strategy to ensure that its smart devices and sub-systems share open communications standards and best practices. IO‑Link is the first I/O technology for communicating with sensors and actuators to be adopted as an international standard (IEC 61131-9). This open protocol is bringing the world of Industry 4.0 to component level and already proving essential in ensuring interoperability across multiple technologies and manufacturers.

Consider a pneumatic device, for example, which is being used to grip workpiece blanks and load them into position on a machine tool. Here, the voltage of the coils across the solenoid valves can be monitored for signs of impending failure. In such a scenario, IO-Link can offer budget-friendly communication with low-level devices, connecting them to motion controllers that subsequently connect to a factory network and, if required, to the cloud. 

Smart sensors and other Industry 4.0-enabled devices must work in co-operation with products from other manufacturers. In fact, the value of any connected digital solution is directly proportional to its interoperability. There is no place for proprietary solutions; an open, exchange-based architecture that enables interoperability with third-party products, applications and platforms is essential.

 

The security issue

Talk about Industry 4.0 and one recurring area of concern arises - security. Indeed, this issue has been central in discouraging many plants from taking the decision to connect machines and devices to the cloud and gaining the insight required to predict failures and optimise performance at the component level. 

How to use smart sensors to aid predictive maintenance strategies - security issue 4.0 - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division Europe

For any company concerned about this issue and seeking guidance on how to move forward, this is the point where choosing the right vendor is of the essence.

It is critical to choose suppliers who can share technical knowledge and hands-on experience gained from working across a wide range of advanced applications.

With a specific focus on fluid power installations, the selected vendor should be able to offer advice on where sensors need to be integrated to obtain optimal insight, the type of data to collect, and how to present the results to MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) personnel in the way that is most useful. Progressive, forward-thinking vendors are striving to bake in best-practice data encryption in motion and storage to create secure end-to-end Industry 4.0-enabled systems. 

 

The big picture

Using the latest sensor intelligence is now about far more than simply monitoring factors such as position and speed. It’s about using data, collected in real time, to provide vital information concerning service life that can help facilitate the implementation of predictive maintenance. This data can be used to identify when a machine or system is not functioning correctly, or at its optimum efficiency. Early sensor notification of issues allows system operators to investigate, consider, plan and schedule the required corrective maintenance for a time when production throughput is either low or can be stopped. This could be overnight, during a larger planned plant maintenance shutdown, or whenever there is the least impact on those all-important customer delivery schedules.

 

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Continuous position sensing devices can make a significant contribution to creating a smarter, more efficient factory environment. To find out more, download our CPS Smart Sensing Brochure that covers continuous position sensing using analogue signal or IO-Link communication for linear actuators, and discover how you can better schedule corrective maintenance and reduce your downtime.

How to use smart sensors to aid predictive maintenance strategies - Franck Roussillon european product manager for actuators, Parker Hannifin, Pneumatic Division EuropeArticle contributed by Franck Roussillon, product manager, actuators, Pneumatic Division Europe, Parker Hannifin Corporation.

 

 

 

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Know Your Pneumatics: Continuous Position Sensing - Smart Factory - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division EuropeThe use of industrial networks to make sensors and actuators more intelligent has become common across modern factory environments, and the use of continuous position sensing is a pathway to achieving smart motion control in pneumatic systems.

Continuous position sensors are more sophisticated sensor devices with two-way data flow that help to bring intelligence to pneumatic motion control and provide necessary continuous data to help facilitate a true Industry 4.0 environment. 

Using contactless technology to continuously detect the linear position of a piston in its cylinder, the quick, precise and high-resolution sensing of the piston magnet is achieved without the need for separate position encoders or additional mechanics, therefore minimising the cost of implementation.

The data communicated by the sensor allows for monitoring, and when information flows in both directions and actuators are employed, control. The result is that positional data is made available for fast detection of any issues that might cause downtime or potential loss of productivity.

Easy mounting
Know Your Pneumatics: Continuous Position Sensing - 4MA Cylinder with Sensor - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic DivisionFor cylinders, linear slides and grippers with common T-slot or C-slot dimensions, the latest continuous position sensors, including the P8S CPS series from Parker, can be mounted without the need for extra accessories. Mounting on other cylinder types, such as round body, tie-rod and profile cylinders (and cylinders with a dovetail groove), is possible using a simple adaptor.

By externally mounting on the cylinder body, you avoid complicated integration requirements or any drilling of the piston rod itself. This design also facilitates quick and simple sensor maintenance or replacement. 

Application benefits
Know Your Pneumatics: Continuous Position Sensing - Printing Application - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division EuropeAmong the principal benefits of continuous position sensors is the ability to monitor quality and provide process control and support optimisation, especially in tensioning applications such as paper or film processing where quality, repeatability and speed are paramount to profitable operations.  

Here, the remote reading of data from position sensors allows process deviations to be seen quickly and acted upon, thus keeping processes optimised and supporting predictive maintenance strategies.

Many other types of applications will also benefit, including materials handling, consumer packaging, small component assembly, machine building, and even tasks in the renewable energy industry, such as the positional control of solar panels as they track the sun.

With the appropriate shock, vibration, moisture, chemical and water ingress resistance, continuous position sensing can be used in challenging environments reliably over very long periods of time.

Two-way data flow
The monitoring of sensor data via traditional discrete or analogue signals is one-way communication; this is sufficient to allow the remote monitoring of automated processes, for example. However, in order to implement Industry 4.0 strategies, two-way communications are required meaning a connection to a network such as Profinet or IO-Link. In terms of Continuous Position Sensor implementation with pneumatics, it would include not only monitoring but also automatic configuration at start up and/or during maintenance replacement.   

In many cases, the early sensor notification of issues allows system operators to investigate, consider, plan and schedule the required corrective maintenance for a time when production throughput is either low or can be stopped. This could be overnight or during a larger planned plant maintenance shutdown.

Leveraging IO-Link
Know Your Pneumatics: Continuous Position Sensing - Parker IO-Link Module - Parker Hannifi Pneumatic Division EuropeAnother critical part in the success of Industry 4.0 manufacturing strategies is choosing the right protocol to connect sensors with controllers and actuators. Here, IO-Link provides the ideal solution, allowing two-way communications to receive data and then download a parameter to the device/actuator. As a result, processes can be adjusted remotely.

The advantages of IO-Link include the automatic detection and parameterisation of the IO-Link device, device monitoring and diagnostics, changes on the fly and reduced spare part costs.

Ultimately, the key to unlocking the power of smart sensors is in making diagnostic information easy to access. IO-Link allows for cyclic data exchange capabilities so that programmers can easily send the information directly to where it is required, either to an HMI screen, a signal light or a maintenance request. If sensor or actuator parameters need to be changed or calibrated, this can be done remotely, even while the production line is still running, ensuring that shutdowns, stoppages and unnecessary costs are avoided.

Learn more

Continuous position sensing devices can make a significant contribution in creating a smarter, more efficient factory environment. To find out more, download our brochure and discover how you can better schedule corrective maintenance and reduce your downtime.

Know Your Pneumatics: Continuous Position Sensing - Franck Roussillon product manager for actuators - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division EuropeArticle contributed by Franck Roussillon, product manager for actuators, Pneumatic Division Europe, Parker Hannifin Corporation

 

 

 

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How to achieve safe motion control in ATEX environments - Oil and Gas Plant - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division EuropeMachinery and moving equipment is a vital element in all areas of modern automated industry, but what happens when the atmosphere in the working environment is potentially explosive? 
 
All motion control creates friction and, with sufficient magnitude, could provide a source of heat or ignition. A simple switch could be viewed as a potential ignition source. Therefore, machinery and equipment OEMs must use motion control components that are tested, rated and certified for safe use. 
 
Explosive atmospheres in the workplace can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours, or by combustible dusts. If there is enough of the substance, mixed with air, then all it needs is a source of ignition to cause an explosion.
 
The ATEX Directive
 
ATEX (derived from the French term ATmospheres EXplosive) is the name commonly given to the European directives for controlling equipment designated for operation in explosive atmospheres. 
 
The directives state that employers have a duty to eliminate or control the risks from explosive atmospheres in the workplace. Areas where hazardous explosive atmospheres may occur must be classified into zones. The classification given to a particular zone, and its size and location, depends on the likelihood of an explosive atmosphere occurring and its persistence if it does. 
 
Zones and classifications
 
There are three zones classifying the presence of a potentially explosive atmosphere:
  • Present continuously or for long periods (Gas Zone 0)
  • Likely to occur in normal operation occasionally, typically between 10-1000 hours per annum (Gas Zone 1)
  • Not likely to occur in normal operation, but if it does occur it will persist for a period typically less than 10 hours a year (Gas Zone 2)
How to achieve safe motion control in ATEX environments - ATEX Zones - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division Europe
Equipment and protective systems earmarked for deployment in these zones areas should meet the requirements of the Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 1996 (EPS). 
 
EPS implements the ATEX directive within the UK, regulating the supply of products intended for operation in these hazardous environments. However, EPS also requires the supplier to provide instructions for the safe operation of the products. 
 
To help with equipment classification, two classification groups have been established:
  • Group 1 equipment is intended for use in underground mines and surface installations of such mines likely to be endangered by flammable vapours and/or dusts
  • Group 2 equipment is intended for use in other places exposed to explosive atmospheres. 
The level of protection offered in each group can be classified into normal, high and very high categories.
 
Specifying Motion Control Solutions
 
How to achieve safe motion control in ATEX environments - Chemical Plant - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division Europe
There are many examples of potentially explosive atmospheres across the industry in sectors such as oil and gas, power generation, chemical, pharmaceutical, wood processing and paint spraying.
 
Deploying motion control solutions in these industries means using a supplier with a thorough understanding of ATEX and products that can be operated safely and with confidence.
 
This means ensuring their products meet essential safety requirements and undergo appropriate conformity procedures. As a result, any component which contains or constitutes a potential ignition source requires preventative measures to be incorporated into its design or installation in order to prevent it from initiating an explosion.
 
How to achieve safe motion control in ATEX environments - ATEX logo - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division Europe
The components are tested and certified by a 'third-party' certification body (known as a Notified Body) although some components can be self-certified for use in less hazardous explosive atmospheres. 
 
Once certified, the equipment is marked by the 'EX' symbol to identify it as such, making it easier for you to identify products fit for its intended purpose and that adequate information is supplied to ensure its safe use.
 
A broad choice backed by applications expertise is vital to end customers seeking a safe and effective solution to motion control in potentially explosive environments.
 
Learn more
Parker offers many components suitable for use in ATEX environments, such as cylinders (including rodless types), valves, filters/absorbers, air motors, logic controllers, push buttons, solenoids, coils, limit switches and sensors. Download our catalogue to find out more.
 
How to achieve safe motion control in ATEX environments - Franck Roussillon - Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division EuropeArticle contributed by Franck Roussillon, european product manager for actuators, Pneumatic Division Europe, Parker Hannifin Corporation
 
 
 
 
 
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