Mercury’s Series ‘X ‘ and Series ‘Z’ Hydro Pneumatic Clamping Systems use low cost pneumatic elements to achieve the large forces associated with pure hydraulic systems , with 50% saving in energy and 100% increase in speed over an equivalent hydraulic system.
The series ‘X’ system has been developed for applications where the cylinder has to be mounted horizontally .
The system has 3 stages of operation:-
1. Initial Low force , large travel, Rapid Approach
2. High force , short travel ( typically 3mm) , power stroke
3. Low force, rapid retraction