Twist Clamp

The Bimba Twist Clamp Cylinder combines linear and 90-degree rotary motion with an internal pin/cam mechanism. The rotary action moves a clamping arm away from the work piece, allowing for easy loading and unloading of parts. As the cylinder extends, the pin follows the groove and creates 90 degrees of rotary motion.

  • Standard U.S. customary (inch) threads for ports, mounting, and rods
  • Maximum Operating Pressure: 140 PSI
  • Temperature Range: 15° to 160°F
  • Lubrication: PTFE grease
  • Anodized aluminum clamp arm ordered separately as an accessory kit
  • Piston seal: Nitrile (high-temperature option available)

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.
FeatureCommon 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.


Compliance

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