Festo’s ADN-S is a space-saver for jobs in tight quarters
Maryam FaragMachinery and Equipment Maintenance Machine Building machine maintenance manufacturing
Festo added a space-optimized product – the ultra-compact ADN-S pneumatic cylinder – for performing small movements in tight quarters, and helping machine designers keep their projects as space-efficient as possible.
Festo took the ISO standard ADN double-acting cylinder and shrank the housing length to create a smaller, lighter weight choice for space-critical applications. It’s smaller than other compact double-acting cylinders for tiny tasks as testing cellphone keys.
ADN-S comes with multiple mounting options and a choice of fixed or no end-position cushioning. A proximity sensor can be added. The piston rod is available with internal or external threading, in diameters 6-60 millimetres and in standard strokes 5-50 mm.
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