HyperCyl© Systems Comparisons

See below how HyperCyls products compare to one another. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

HyperCyl© Air Cylinder Hydraulic System Pneumatic Toggle

1 Investment

Low to moderate vs. other systems, low installation and electrical costs. Low to moderate depending on force required. Limited force. Moderate to high depending on force and speed required. Requires additional floor space, electrical, and installation costs. Moderate to high, limited force range.

2 Operation

Linear power curve, user adjustable within size range. Soft contact with tooling prior to power stroke. Self-contained power source. Clean, quiet, compact. Linear power curve, user adjustable within size range. Full contact force with tooling. Large size, large controls. Linear power curve, noisy, can run hot without oil cooler. Full contact force with tooling without special circuit. Large floor space required on high force/high speed applications. Multiple components. Parabolic force curve. Large size, mechanical linkage requires adjustment. Selfcontained, clean. Large controls

3 Force Curve

4 Energy

Very low per lb. of output force. Example: HPI-4 Series with a 4.00" stroke uses .081 SCFM per cycle vs. 1.23 SCFM for an equivalent air cylinder. High air consumption per lb. of output force. Electrical costs for system pump(s), motors, coolers, pre-heat elements. High air consumption per lb. of output force.

5 Maintenance

*Minimal. Cylinder service consists of refilling internal oil reservoir. Only three moving parts. Very low. May require air supply lubrication. Very high. Oil and filter changes, oil disposal (hazardous), multiple related components. Moderate to high. Linkage wear may alter force position and output.

6 Setup and Use

Use of power stroke anywhere within stroke of cylinder. Two 4-way air valves and 30-100 PSI air supply required for operation. Soft contact force reduces noise, extends tooling life. Approach, retract, and power stroke speeds and forces fully user adjustable. High impact forces. Force constant throughout stroke. One air valve and air supply required. Output force and speed user adjustable. High impact forces without special circuit. Many components to troubleshoot. Multiple electrical and hydraulic lines. May run hot without cooler. Typical pump/motor displaces high dB noise. Requires drip pans to contain oil leakage. Parabolic force curve requires adjustment of press, tooling, or part stackup to attain proper force. Damage to press/tooling may result from improper setup. Requires constant lubrication.

7 Disadvantages

Some units are longer in length than conventional air or hydraulic cylinders. Standard power stroke limited to 1.00" of travel. Custom power stroke distance available upon request. Large size, high air consumption. Many system components, high energy use, oil leakage, high maintenance. Parabolic force curve, mechanical linkages.