Linear-Rail System Delivers Punching VersatilityMarch 1, 2013
Multicyl, Bolton, Ontario, Canada, has expanded its MLR (Multicyl linear rail) system for efficient and cost-effective punching of sheet and plate, angle iron, extrusions and tubing. For example, it recently developed an MLR system using four 20-ton double-acting DL series Multicyl cylinders (also new), powering Unipunch unitized tooling. Previously, the MLR system was used only with the firm’s smaller cylinders. DL cylinders are rated to 60 tons at 120 PSI, with an overall stroke to 3.5 in. and a power stroke of ½ in.
The MLR, available with standard rail sizes from 2 to 10 ft., is adjustable along the y axis with a quick- change setup to accommodate punching in various part lengths and hole combinations. The rails are designed to be compatible with standard unitized tooling and work with shop air.Multicyl Inc.: 905/951-0670; www.multicyl.com
See also: Multicyl Inc.
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