Parker Cylinder Division Launches Updated 2HX and 3HX Catalog and CAD Configurator Enhancements

Des Plaines, Ill., January 3, 2019- Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, recently launched an updated catalog with product updates for the Series 2HX/3HX, 2HDX/3HDX and 2HBX/3HBX heavy duty electrohydraulic cylinders along with enhancements on the Cylinder CAD configurator. The 2HX/3HX, 2HDX/3HDX and 2HBX/3HBX series offers three unique cylinder construction choices from 2.00” thru 8.00” bore sizes.


“With the growing need by our customers for systems performance regarding feedback and control, Parker is continually working to offer more feedback options, fully detailed real time CAD support documentation, and additional specification guidance for better design and fit up,” said Chris Parafinczuk, Senior Engineer for Electrohydraulic Actuators.


For improved product breadth offering, the updated catalog now includes information on the 7.00” and 8.00” bore for the 3HX. Parker has included manifold flow curves for additional characteristics to better determine manifold needs.


“Not only did we look at assisting customers in choosing their manifold, we added more electrical/signal data and connector/pin information to assist them in wiring their system,” said Parafinczuk.


Parker’s Electrohydraulic Cylinder Series has updated the WaveScale with R Series electronics and offers third-party feedback electrical output options, which include 2 analog and various digital when feedback is specified as part of the product offering. Digital electrical output options include PWM, start/stop, SSI, Profibus-DP, Profinet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, CAN bus and IO-Link.


Along with the catalog updates, enhancements were made to the CAD program for improved support documentation that includes drawings of the manifolds and transducers.


According to Parafinczuk, this will greatly benefit customers when designing their machines allowing them the ability to incorporate the complete feedback systems for fit up and placement on the machine.




Additional industry leading features to Parker’s Heavy Duty Electrohydraulic cylinders series includes in stock manifolds that accept four (4) standard NFPA / CETOP industrial valve patterns and two Parker group servo patterns, up to five (5) feedback protective enclosures and when specified with the transducer each cylinder is 100% electronically tested to verify required electrical output is achieved prior to shipment.


To obtain CAD for 2HX3HX visit the For catalog information visit


About The Cylinder Division

The Cylinder Division can deliver most standard NFPA cylinders in three to five days. The division is the leading manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders for your most demanding applications. By offering more power per pound and more power per dollar over millions of trouble-free cycles, Parker cylinders have proven to be the most reliable and cost effective cylinders available today. Learn more at


About Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Learn more at or @parkerhannifin




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Nadine Powell

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