Machine Design

Rodless Cylinders

The RTC Series rodless cylinders, available in four versions, feature high load capacity, space-saving design, and speeds up to 21 fps.

The basic version RTC-BV is suitable for universal use; the RTC-CG (Compact Guide) offers high precision in compact dimensions; the RTC-EG (E-line Guide) is the most cost-effective guided version; and the RTC-HD (Heavy Duty) is designed for heavy loads.

Cylinders are available in 16 to 80-mm diameters with a maximum stroke length of 9,900 mm, depending on version and size. Online configurator and calculation programs help determine the right cylinder, and CAD files can be downloaded.

An oval-shaped piston provides load capacity and high moment capacity. The slide and piston in the RTC are a single unit, letting it move higher loads than other cylinders. An Easy-2-Combine interface allows simple combination with many other actuators and components.

Bosch Rexroth Corp., 1953 Mercer Rd., Lexington, KY 40511, (859) 281-3417,

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