Patent Number: 6,253,660

Title: Rodless cylinder

Abstract: An inner seal band having flat surfaces on both sides is used for closing a slit formed on the cylinder tube of a rodless cylinder. An internal moving body is disposed in the cylinder tube and moves along the longitudinal axis of the cylinder tube. The inner seal band passes through a channel groove formed on the bottom face of the internal moving body. Thin plate-like abrasion members made of synthetic resin are adhered on the side walls of the channel groove. The abrasion members contact with the edges of the inner seal band and restricts its movement in the transverse direction. Since the abrasion members are separate members from the side walls of the channel groove, a material different from that of the side walls, such as abrasion resistant material can be used for the guide members. Further, the thickness of the guide members can be selected in accordance with the actual width of the channel groove and the difference in the width of the channel groove due to machining tolerance can be compensated for by using the guide members having appropriate thicknesses.

Inventors: Noda; Mitsuo (Ichinomiya, JP), Yonezawa; Tuyoshi (Nakashima-gun, JP)

Assignee: Howa Machinery, Ltd.

International Classification: F15B 15/08 (20060101); F15B 15/00 (20060101); F15B 015/14 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018