Cylinders

Pneumatic cylinders are mechanical devices which use the power of compressed air to produce a force in a reciprocating linear motion.

Pneumatic cylinders use the stored potential energy of compressed air, and convert it into kinetic energy as the air expands in an attempt to reach atmospheric pressure. This air expansion forces a piston to move in the desired direction. The piston is a disc or cylinder, and the piston rod transfers the force it develops to the object to be moved.

Engineers prefer to use pneumatics sometime because they are quieter, cleaner, and do not require large amounts or space for fluid storage when compared to hydraulic cylinders.

Because the operating fluid is compressed air, leakage from a pneumatic cylinder will not drip out and contaminate the surroundings, making pneumatics more desirable where cleanliness is a requirement.

Standard ISO Cylinders

  • Cylinders with piston rod and variants that conform to the ISO requirements
  • Aluminium standard cylinders to ISO 15552
  • Techno polymer standard cylinders to ISO 21287

Round ISO Cylinders

  • Cylinders with round or nearly round barrel, and round or nearly round caps that conform to the ISO requirements
  • Aluminium / stainless steel round cylinders to ISO 6432, DIN ISO 6432
  • Techno polymer round cylinders to ISO 6432, DIN ISO 6432

Guide Units and Guided Cylinders

  • Aluminium guide units for torsion protection of standard DNCB cylinders to ISO 15552
  • Aluminium compact guided cylinders