The electrohydraulic cylinder has a reduced setup time with simplified plumbing and electrical connections.
The electrohydraulic cylinder has a reduced setup time with simplified plumbing and electrical connections.

Eaton has launched an electrohydraulic cylinder featuring direct valve integration. The package comprises an industrial cylinder, feedback transducer and control valve to create a single-source solution.

Eaton hopes that its customers and distributors will no longer need to buy and assemble multiple components. The system can have the customer’s valve of choice pre-mounted on the cylinder. By eliminating the need for separate manifolds, plumbing between control valves and cylinders, transducer mounting brackets and other complex arrangements, Eaton aims to provide the benefits of custom assemblies while reducing the complexity and cost.

Reduced setup time

The electrohydraulic cylinder has a reduced setup time with simplified plumbing and electrical connections which, along with the programmability of the AxisPro valve, aims to eliminate repetitive set-ups. Infinite positioning with high repeatability can improve yield in the production cycle and eliminate waste. Programmable motion control enables faster cycles than conventional hydraulic circuitry.

The cylinders are offered in NFPA tie rod, mill duty, welded or threaded styles, and are available with a range of mountings, bore sizes and rod diameters. An Eaton proportional, servo, directional control or AxisPro valve can be mounted onto the configured cylinder and adjusted to customer specifications.