Many engineers who design automated
manufacturing systems frequently use the extended piston rod
optional feature to assist them with the completion of their
design criteria. This common modification or optional feature to a
standard air cylinder is specified with a /E at the end of
the Peninsular Cylinder part numbering system.
Always specify the length of the piston rod
extension, beyond the “C” dimension, when
selecting this cylinder feature. Our configurator will ask you to
enter the additional length beyond the “C” dimension in inches or
fractions of inches. Once you click on the generate button to
configure your cylinder you will see the extended piston rod in
the solid model projection and the /E in the order number for that
Long piston rod extensions and/or stroke lengths may require the
use of a “stop tube” (another commonly used optional cylinder
feature) or a Peninsular “stop spool” which is a Peninsular
improved stop tube. See helpful hints comments for the Peninsular
stop spool for additional information on this feature.
There are reference cylinder mounting dimensions and other
important reference dimensions stated in the NFPA cylinder
standards that become changed when the extended piston rod feature
is ordered. This may become confusing to anyone designing a
cylinder into a manufacturing system so please feel free to
contact us for consultation and assistance if you do not
thoroughly understand this most important issue. Example: The XI
dimension on the intermediate trunnion mount will change when the
extended piston rod feature is selected.
When the Extended Piston Rod feature is selected
E will appear near the end of the cylinder ordering
number after the cylinder is generated for configuration.
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