How to choose the ideal index plunger for your application

From locking, to locating and indexing, positioning and clamping, to securing, ejecting, notching and dampening, index plungers are an indispensable component in the design engineer’s toolbox.

With so many types of index plungers available, how does a design engineer choose the ideal plunger for their application?

Standard Components manufacturer Rencol has written a guide to help design engineers answer this question. Rencol’s “Index Plungers – A Design Engineer’s Guide” discusses automatic vs. manual locating, materials, fixing type, ergonomics and more.