Block Cylinders review: VEGA V450 CM Vs. HPS Block Cylinders

The table below contains some of the main differences between the two products. For HPS, the reference is generally made with the products having a rated pressure of 500 bars.

Vega V450

HPS Block Cylinders

Bores from 16 to 100 mm

Bores from 25 to 125 mm (not all versions)

Nitrocarburated rod for better tribologic behavior

Chrome plated rod

For a given bore size, rod is generally smaller. More pulling force

For a given bore size, rod is generally larger. Less compression

Body width, and especially height / length, are smaller

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More compact mechanical switches

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Proximity switches available

Small oil supply holes for less impact forces

Large oil supply oil for greater speed

One-piece cartridge for better precision

Typically a bronze bushing is in the cartridge

Keyway and screws positions don’t match

Keyway and screws positions don’t match

Screw size at rod end don’t match

Screw size at rod end don’t match

Reduced strokes with a stroke-reducer

System for reduced strokes not specified

Max stroke 200 mm

Max stroke 330 mm (depending on version)

No cushioning at the moment

Some versions may have cushioning

Floating joint as an accessory

Integrated floating joint if required

Oil supply holes on top as a special version

Standard oil supply holes on top

Oil ports position and sometimes size don’t match

Oil ports position and sometimes size don’t match

Shaft height (keyway version) lower from bore 63

Shaft height (keyway version) higher from bore 63

Rod protrusion is different

Rod protrusion is different

Rear switches with rod on top

Rear switches with double rod

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