High Performance Cylinder
for Testing Technology

Mounting Style MF3
Mounting Style MP5

In component and material testing facilities of research and development departments as well as in structural testing facilities of numerous industrial sectors, the materials, components and structural elements to be tested are exposed to mechanical loads to test their function, suitability for specific applications, degree of wear and life cycle.

Apart from electro-mechanical drives, hydraulic drives in the form of linear actuators are used to provide the required mechanical loads in particular with highly dynamic load profiles.

To ensure an excellent control quality of the drive even if highly dynamic motion is required, primarily double-acting cylinders in servo quality with low friction resistances are employed.

The High Performance series with plain bearings is an inexpensive alternative to the conventional and widely used servo cylinders with hydrostatic pocket bearings.

With constant, pressure independent frictional values, which are definitely comparable to classic servo cylinders, the modular kit with a forces of 16, 40, 63, 100 and 250 kN covers a wide range of applications in testing technology.

The price advantage gained due to a more cost-effective sealing and bearing concept when compared to series with pocket bearings, limits the technical usability only marginally. Primarily, the limited capacity of bearing lateral forces transverse to the movement axis, which may be caused e. g. by masses to be moved, own weight (depending on the installation position) and transverse acceleration occurring by interaction with other actuators, has to be taken into account.