Miniature air cylinders are pneumatic tools that use the force of compressed air to move things; their defining characteristic is their small size relative to other air cylinder varieties. All air cylinders are designed to lift or move something. They can be used on their own or in conjunction with other equipment. Miniature air cylinders are characterized by their small size relative to other air cylinder varieties.
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
For over 60 years, Clippard has produced miniature air cylinders. No other manufacturer can boast of the same experience or knowledge of components. Our cylinders are provided in additional sizes and competitively priced. Our products maintain the Clippard standard for quality and reliability that has been industry standard for many years. Visit our website for a list of our products.
Humphrey Products Company
At Humphrey Products Company, we have a staff of more than 200 associates to serve you in locations through the United State and Canada. We offer miniature air cylinders by type, bore size and mount leaving you with many options to choose from. You can count on our expertise to improve your manufacturing process. Contact us today for more information.
Parker Hannifin Corp., Pneumatic Division
Parker Hannifin Corporation began in 1918 and Pneumatic Division North America was created with the Schrader Bellows acquisition in 1985. Since then, Pneumatic Division has experienced organic & acquisition growth, including eleven acquisitions with operations in the United States. At Parker Hannifin, our varieties of miniature air cylinders offer flexible design & high performance. Call us today!
TRD Manufacturing Inc.
Machesney Park, IL
Nearly 30 years of engineering & high precision machining experience goes into our NFPA cylinders, including aluminum, steel & stainless steel air cylinders, hydraulic cylinders, telescoping cylinders, combination cylinders & ISO cylinders. Choose TRD for your specific air cylinder needs. We offer a wide variety of options & modifications to customize pneumatic cylinders. We can ship in 2-3 days!
Cylinders & Valves, Inc.
Cylinders & Valves designs and manufactures miniature air cylinders for companies around the world. Our miniature air cylinders are non-corrosive throughout and a variety of dimensions for your personal preference. We can custom create specialized cylinders and valves for your specific requirements. If you need help with selecting a cylinder, feel free to get in touch with a representative.
Tolomatic manufactures durable pneumatic band, cable, and magnetically coupled rodless air cylinders and rod cylinder slides. With over 50 years of proven performance, the rodless cylinder leader offers compact cylinders, double acting cylinders, pneumatic cylinders, & more. We offer built-to-order, built-to-last products, shipped in 5 days or less. Expertise in customized actuator development.
Miniature Air Cylinders
The largest air cylinders can be as large as 1,000 mm in diameter and can be capable of exerting enough force to lift automobiles. They can occupy substantial amounts of space, which in some contexts is not an impediment to the efficiency of the operations in which they are employed. In other cases, though, especially in mass production contexts, space use can be a critical determining factor in output volume. Miniature air cylinders can be as small as 2.5 mm in diameter; a miniature cylinder's compactness allows it to perform tasks on a very small scale. Such a quality can be very helpful in the mass production of very small products, particularly in the electronic components manufacturing industry. Other industries, including the automotive manufacturing, construction, food processing, packaging, metal working, mining and textile production industries, can also benefit from the use of miniature air cylinders.All air cylinders feature an enclosure of pressure-resistant metal, a compressed air inlet and a piston. When compressed air is forced into the enclosure, it displaces the piston. Any load connected to the piston will be moved with the piston. All air cylinders have those qualities in common, but from there they vary widely in their construction. Miniature air cylinders are designed to exert the highest possible amount of force while occupying the smallest possible amount of space. A medium-sized air cylinder may be considered small compared to a very large cylinder, but it may also be considered large compared to a much smaller cylinder. There is no universally-recognized standard of largeness or smallness as they pertain to air cylinder size. Dimensions like rod diameter and stroke length affect performance, and such dimensions can vary in air cylinders of the same stated bore size from different manufacturers. ISO 6432-compliant air cylinders will conform in terms of critical dimensions, but not all manufacturers produce compliant cylinders. Because miniature air cylinders are so small, they can be difficult to repair, which can necessitate replacement upon cylinder failure. Installing ISO 6432-compliant cylinders in such cases guarantees that an appropriate replacement will be easy to find.