Festo’s ADN-S space saver
Maryam FaragMachinery and Equipment Maintenance maintenance manufacturing MRO
Festo added the ultra-compact ADN-S pneumatic cylinder for performing small movements in tight quarters.
Festo took the ISO standard ADN double-acting cylinder and shrank the housing length to create a smaller, lighter weigh choice for space-critical applications.
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.
For lithium-ion battery manufacturing, there also is a variant which contains only trace amounts of copper, zinc and nickel, metals which cannot be the main constituent of devices used in such applications.
The ADN-S joins the DSNU-S round cylinder, a space-optimized version of the ISO DSNU round air actuated cylinder, in meeting the demand for small drive components that can perform with the same reliability, consistency and durability of the larger cylinders from which they are derived.