ISO standards for pneumatic cylinders explained
The International Organization for Standardization, otherwise known as ISO, is an independent body which develops international and common standards. These standards apply to products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. In this article, PIF spoke to cylinder experts, MGA Controls to find out what ISO standards their pneumatic cylinders adhere to.
ISO standards explained
ISO standards are put in place to help businesses increase productivity, minimise errors and reduce waste. The aim of the standards is to support companies when entering new markets, assisting the development of global trade on a fair basis. From a consumer point of view, ISO standards safeguard end-users, ensuring certified products conform to the minimum standards set internationally.
Below, we look at the ISO standards for pneumatic cylinders.
Pneumatic cylinder ISO standards
Pneumatic cylinders can conform to different ISO standards, depending on the specification of the product. ISO standards that relate to usability allow end-users to understand the products compatibility with mountings or accessories. At MGA Controls, their range of ISO certified pneumatic cylinders conform to ISO 15552 and ISO 6432 standards, all relating to the usability of a product when external mountings are appended.
The ISO 15552-cylinder standard refers to the dimensions of the basic product and the size of the cylinder when mountings and accessories are applied. By looking for to this standard, end users can understand whether the product is the right size to be utilised in their specific application. This ISO standard for pneumatic cylinders refers to both single and double-rod pneumatic cylinders, with or without the provision of magnetic sensors.
ISO 15552 Pneumatic Cylinders
The Norgren PRA/182000 Series is a double acting pneumatic actuator, conforming to ISO cylinder standard 15552 and VDMA standards. It is high performing, stable and reliable, available in a range of diameters, from 32mm-125mm.
The maximum stroke length of the PRA/182000 is 3000mm. This pneumatic cylinder is incredibly versatile and can be used with a wide range of accessories and mountings, ensuring a perfect fit in any application.
The polyurethane seals allow efficient, low friction operation and a long service life.
For more information, please visit www.mgacontrols.com. To speak to a MGA Controls adviser today, call +44 (0)1704 898980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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