Parker P1D-C cylinders offer rapid cleaning in harsh environ

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Last modified: 9 May 2023
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Parker, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has launched its P1D-C Ultra Clean and P1D-C Pro Clean pneumatic cylinders. Designed to eliminate retention areas such as recesses, grooves or pockets, the cylinders offer easy and quick cleaning for applications in harsh environments, thus providing users with reduced maintenance and downtime.

The P1D-C Ultra Clean version comprises a tube profile made from anodised aluminium. In effect, it offers four completely smooth surfaces without traps to prevent any stagnation of impurities such as dirt and liquids from the cylinder body. The permanently sealed cylinder is thus ideal for applications where hygiene and ease-of-cleaning are paramount, such as in the food and beverage industry. The lubrication of the P1D-C cylinder range is made with Parker’s proven, edible grease that offers food industry approval.

The P1D-C Pro Clean version uses the same profile but one side has two slots to allow the embedding of sensors for detecting limit switches – the remaining three sides are smooth. The Pro Clean design was devised with applications such as packaging and conveying in mind.

Both P1D-C cylinder types are available in diameters from 32 to 125 mm, and in stroke lengths up to 2800 mm. These quiet operation, corrosion and chemical resistant cylinders have been developed according to the dimensional standard ISO 15552 to ensure compliance internationally. In fact, the innovative design of P1D-C cylinders follows the preferred principles for products used in the food industry developed by EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group) of which Parker Hannifin is an active member.

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Parker Hannifin B.V.

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