Cylinder Division

Parker Updates Taiyo U250/U250N Compact Cylinder Series

Des Plaines, Ill., March 25, 2019- Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, recently launched an updated Parker Taiyo U250/U250N compact cylinder series, replacing the 250A-1 series.


The updated compact cylinder series has the standard U250, which serves applications requiring filtered and lubricated compressed air, while the new U250N option benefits applications where filtered and dry compressed air are required.


“We are excited to offer the new U250N option for applications that require stringent cleanliness where the release of exhaust oil can cause contamination,” said Kazu Yamashita, Parker Taiyo sales manager for North America, “The continued cleanliness requirements of food packaging and micro processing chip manufacturing are ideal applications for the 250N, which provides a solution that does require filtration of lubricated air.”


The U250/U250N is available in seven bore sizes ranging from 1 1⁄2-inch through 6-inch, 14 standard mounting styles 1mm stroke length increments and three standard rod diameters. Additional features include configurable special rod end styles and a non-rotating rod option. The non-rotating rod design incorporates a hexagonal cross-sectional shape piston rod design which eliminates the need for whirl-stop guide and thus provides higher non-rotation accuracy. For applications requiring no piston rotation, this feature is available in bore sizes for 2, 2 ½, 3 ¼ , 4 and 5 inches.


With the release of the new series, Parker Taiyo is also pleased to announce a 5-day shipping program on all standard U250/U250N compact cylinder series. The 5-day shipping program includesall types of bore sizes, piston rod end styles, ports types however excludes features such as the non-rotating rod option, stainless steel rod type and special paints.


“Parker Taiyo is excited to offer the U250/U250N series, with enhanced features and quick delivery further serving our customers’ need for minimal downtime and continuous production” said Yamashita.


To learn more about the updated Taiyo U250/U250N series updates go to U250/U250N Catalog



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