Format UK Ltd. of Lancashire, England, has built a giant thermoforming machine to make body panels for motor homes.
The machine uses seven rodless pneumatic cylinders from Hoerbiger-Origa and automatically loads the sheet and unloads finished parts. Standard pneumatic cylinders are not load-bearing, and they require the machine to be designed with extra room to accommodate the fully extended rods. Rodless cylinders solve that problem, the company said.
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