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Original Line® Magnetic Reed Switch (MRS®)

The "Blue and Improved" Original Line® MRS® cylinder features permanent grease lubrication. Design enhancements have more than doubled the anticipated service life of this cylinder that includes a standard magnet mounted on the piston designed to actuate Bimba electronic switches. Switches can actuate programmable controllers, relays, solenoids, timers and more.

  • Bore sizes:  9/16", 3/4", 1-1/16", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2", 2-1/2"
  • Optional switch tracks allow for either band mounting or track mounting switches
  • 303 stainless steel rods are standard
  • Dimensionally different from the Original Line® including features of the robust "Z-Line"
  • Blue and Improved design doubles previous cylinder life
  • Permanent grease lubricant requires no additional lubrication during service

Mounting Accessories
Round Line Foot Bracket
Standard Non-Repairable Round Line Pivot Bracket
Round Line Mounting Nuts
Rod End and Port Attachments
Alignment Coupler (#5-40 to 1"-14)
Jam Nut (#5-40 to 1"-14)
Standard Non-Repairable Round Line Rod Clevis
Band Mounted Switches
Solid State (HSC/HSK)
Heavy Duty MRS® Band Switch
High Illumination [for Bimba Cylinders](MSS/R10)
High Illumination Mounting Band (USB)
Track Mounted Switches
Solid State (HC/HK)
Mini 4mm Round - C-Slot (MR/MS/MSC/MSK)
Heavy Duty MRS® Track Switch
Connector Cables
M8 Female Quick Connect (C4/C5)
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Original Line® Magnetic Reed Switch (MRS®)

Additional Specs Content

Pressure Rating:  250 PSI
Temperature Range:
Buna N seals:  -20° F (29° C) to 185° F (85° C)
Fluoroelastomer seals for chemical compatibility are available
Materials:
Rod:  Ground and roller burnished 303 stainless steel
Body:  304 stainless steel
End Caps:  6061 aluminum (RoHS compliant)

Common Cylinder Design Modifications
This table shows common modifications to our standard designs which have been provided to customers. Please contact your local distributor for information on pricing and delivery for these special options.
Feature Common Modifications From Standard Model
Rod
  • Longer than standard thread lengths
  • Turned down rod diameter; no threads
  • Extra rod extension on one end only of a double rod end cylinder (-DXDE)
  • Cross-drilled hole in the cylinder rod
  • Rod threads omitted where a standard NT option does not exist
  • Spherical rod end (no tolerance)
  • Female threads on the standard existing rod diameter
  • Screwdriver slot on rod end
  • Non-standard male rod threads that fit on the standard existing rod diameter
  • Omit wrench flats where they do not currently exist
  • 5/16" bore, single acting/non-rotating
  • Non-rotating, DXDE design (square rod on one end)
Body
  • Customer logo applied to the cylinder body
  • Omit Bimba logo
  • Mark the customer's part number on the cylinder body

Lubrication

  • Special lubricants (silicone, FDA approved, water resistant, Krytox, etc.)
Ports
  • Additional standard ports
  • Non-standard port size (when standard part will accommodate)
  • Ports rotated - other than 90°
Seals
  • Special compound seals (EPDM, Teflon coated, internally lubed, etc.)
  • Vacuum service
  • Special geometry seals (Quad seal, energized, lip seal, etc.)
Stroke Lengths
  • Greater than catalog maximum stroke lengths
  • Non-standard stroke lengths
Springs
  • Special spring forces
  • Omit standard spring(s), cylinder stroke length is reduced
Switch Tracks
  • Can be purchased separately from cylinders
End Caps
  • Anodized or Nickel Plated
Design for Clean Room
  • Special lubrication, seals, bushing vacuum port. Design does not conform to specific classifications.