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Electro-cylinders designed for ATEX applications

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Parker Hannifin has expanded its ETH range of high thrust electro-cylinders to make them suitable for use in explosive atmospheres (ATEX environments).

Explosive environments

The new ETH ATEX uses all the advantages of the electric cylinder ETH series, transferring them to applications for precise motion, positioning, setting and actuating in explosive environments.

The oil, gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, automative, biogas generation, gas turbine manufacturing, printing and distilling sectors will all benefit from the ETH ATEX product.


For each application, the research team at Parker Hannifin will fully test an ETH ATEX cylinder using application data supplied by the customer. This ensures that each cylinder can be supplied as ATEX-proofed for its intended purpose.

In addition to handling, packaging and industrial automation, the large sizes of ETH ATEX series cylinders also allow the possibility of substituting typical hydraulic applications.

High power density

ETH ATEX has very high power density and is available in four sizes from 032, through 050 and 080, to 100. The range offers thrust force up to 56 000 N in strokes up to 2000 mm, with repeatability to ±0.03 mm and acceleration up to 10m/s2.

The new ETH ATEX range has certification for equipment group II, category 2 in explosive gas atmospheres. Together with EX series servometers, Parker Hannifin now offers a complete drive package for such applications.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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