Partnership Makes for Easier Access to ISO Pneumatic Rod Cylinders
Are you struggling with sourcing the specific rodded cylinder you need to keep your business running smoothly? W.C. Branham’s international partnership can help you solve your problem.
Branham is the exclusive distributor for Artec SRL in the US and Canada. Artec, based in Italy, is a leading producer of rod cylinders–many of which are ISO certified. This means they are interchangeable with several existing cylinders because they meet strict international standards regarding size, materials, and durability.
“We know a lot of companies are struggling with supply chain issues right now and we’re excited to partner with Artec to help those of you who’ve had trouble getting the cylinder replacements you need,” says Troy Branham, President of W.C. Branham Inc. “We hear from customers that it’s taking them four weeks or more to get replacement cylinders. If that's the case for you, or if you need a cylinder in a hurry, give us a call to find out if an Artec crossover model can do the job.”
Artec has more than 40 years of experience designing and manufacturing pneumatic cylinders. This partnership means customers can access high-quality products and receive the service they’ve grown to expect from dealing with Branham.
"Artec is ISO 9001:2015 Certified by TÜV Italia for business processes and quality. This will make deciding on the right cylinder for customers easier. However, we can supply an evaluation sample to qualified OEMs when needed," says Troy.
ISO/UNITOP Cylinder Options Series Types
ISO 15552 Cylinders - Series H
[Stainless Steel Versions - Series Y]
These cylinders are available with bores from 32 mm to 160 mm. They come in single- or double-acting versions, an option for high-temperature seals is available, and have aluminum profiles with slots for magnetic sensors. Tandem execution is an option with these cylinders.
ISO 15552 Cylinders - Series U
These cylinders are available with bores of 160, 200, 250, and 320 mm. They can be manufactured with seals that withstand high temperatures. There are tandem execution design options available (double-thrust, multi-poison, back-to-back).
ISO 21287 Compact Cylinders - Series P
These smaller cylinders are available with bores from 20 to 125 mm. High-temperature seals are available in this model. The aluminum profile has slots for magnetic sensors. These can be manufactured with tandem action as well (double-thrust, multi-poison, back-to-back).
ISO 21287 Stainless Steel Compact Cylinders - Series X
Available in AISI 304 stainless steel and AISI 316 stainless steel. Available bore sizes range from 20mm to 200mm.
ISO 6432 Micro Cylinders - Series O
This compact cylinder is available in bores of 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, and 25mm in accordance with ISO 6432. Other bore sizes available 32, 40, 50, and 63mm, are not included in the standard. It is available with or without cushioning and can be manufactured with high temperature seals.
UNITOP Compact Cylinders - Series A
Available in bores ranging from 12mm to 100mm. Aluminum profile body with slots for magnetic sensors. Choose from double acting or single acting with spring extend or retract.
Guided Compact & Short Stroke Cylinders Series Types
Guided Compact Cylinders - Series E
Available bore sizes of 16, 20, 25, 32, 40, 50, and 63mm. Models with or without cushioning. Extruded anodized aluminum body with C slots for magnetic sensors. Choice of bronze bushings or recirculating ball bearings.
Short Stroke Cylinders - Series R
Available in bores of 8, 12, 20, 32, 50, and 63mm. Compact body made of solid bar material. Non-magnetic, single acting, and double-acting actuators.
Artec Expertise and Branham Service
“Everybody at Artec is very excited about the partnership with Branham, a customer-oriented and family-owned business, just like us,” says Gregorio Randone, Export Sales Manager at Artec.
"Our long-term plan is to stock the widest range of Artec products for our customers to ensure timely deliveries,” says Troy. “The stainless steel models are excellent replacements for cylinders being used in food and beverage, wet areas, chemical, medical/pharma, and marine manufacturing applications. We are looking forward to entering these markets with the Artec offering. We also have the manufacturing capacity to handle modified product needs too.”
Artec’s cylinders will compliment Branham’s OVLPRO™ rodded, low-profile, cylinders as well as these rodless cylinder product lines:
“We know it’s getting more and more challenging for manufacturers to compete in this globalized world and we want to offer solutions that save people time and money and keep them moving forward,” says Troy. “Adding the Artec cylinder line to the more than 1,300 products we offer our customers already further enables our team to provide the support that our customers need and deserve.”
See our full line of pneumatic actuators and contact us if you have any questions about whether our products can replace items you’re having trouble acquiring in a timely manner.