Pneumatic Cylinders Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of pneumatic cylinder manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top pneumatic cylinder manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find pneumatic cylinder companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture pneumatic cylinders to your companies specifications. Then contact the pneumatic cylinder companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of pneumatic air cylinders, hydraulic cylinders, pneumatic controls, or customized pneumatic cylinders of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Norwalk, CT 800-848-7681

    The Airpel® Anti-Stiction® instrument-quality air cylinders from Airpot feature ultra-smooth, lubrication-free clean operations over extreme temperature ranges, responding to as little as 0.2 PSI differential from full vacuum to 100 PSI. Ideal for precise control of sensitive mechanisms.

  • Strongsville, OH 440-238-7343

    Trust Cylinders & Valves, Inc. to be your source for your air cylinder needs. The production of a dependable, hard-working product is a family tradition never more important than today. Our pneumatic cylinders are easily and economically serviced and our customers have the option of different bore sizes. Send us an e-mail or feel free to call us; we look forward to hearing from you.

  • Savannah, NY 315-365-3742

    Pearl Technologies manufactures an innovative line of patented wear strips to meet or exceed your expectations. Pearl's products include a variety of air cylinders (rebuildable, rotating, high speed), hole punches and adapters, splicing adhesive and more. Contact us today for more information!

  • Hartselle, AL 256-751-2548

    JIT designs and manufactures NFPA tie-rod and custom industrial hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. Bore sizes range from 5/16" to 30" and pressures up to 15,000 psi. With more than 100 years of manufacturing experience, we deliver consistent quality to meet your requirements.

  • Pleasant Prairie, WI 847-990-7700

    Over 100 years of experience for all of today’s heavy duty hydraulic cylinder demands: nuclear valve actuation, military, construction, mining, material handling, marine, off-shore drilling, industrial presses, rotating cylinders, mill-type cylinders – all your specialty, custom engineered cylinders plus cylinder repair.

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Pneumatic Cylinders

Pneumatic cylinders, also known as pneumatic air cylinders or air cylinders, are devices that change the power exerted by compressed air into mechanical energy. This energy is then harnessed to generate rotary or linear motion in pneumatic systems. Generally, these systems exist for one of two reasons. They either, one: open and close, lift and push and pull doors in material handling and material processing applications, or, two: position, hold and remove pieces or materials for manufacturing.

The basic configuration of pneumatic cylinders is one that consists of a piston, a piston rod, a cylinder barrel and end covers. The shape of the cylinder body, or housing, itself may be one of any number of common styles, which include: twin-rod cylinder, rodless, tie-rod, miniature/microcylinder, compact, rectangular, multiple bore, pancake, clean profile and smooth body. Typically, these parts are made either of steel, stainless steel, nickel-plated brass or aluminum. To work, compressed air, controlled by valves, is sent into the cylinder, where it forces the piston to move through the length of the cylinder. Once it reaches the end of the cylinder, the piston is pushed back into its original position either by a spring or additional compressed air. To assist in these operations, specifically by increasing their production of linear energy, pneumatic cylinders can be joined with tubing, pipes or hoses.

There are a variety of different pneumatic cylinder types, including impact cylinders, rotary cylinders, opposed-thrust cylinders, cushion end cylinders, tandem cylinders, telescopic cylinders, multiple-position cylinders, rodless cylinders, through rod air cylinders, tie rod cylinders, flanged-type cylinders, one-piece welded cylinders and threaded end cylinders. Able to work with many, many different types of applications, tie rod cylinders are the most secure, the safest and likely the most heavily used type of pneumatic cylinder. Following tie rod cylinders, flanged-type cylinders are those pneumatic cylinders with fixed flanges, consisting of protruding collars and ribs or flat rims, attached to their ends. Next, one-piece welded cylinders have ends that are welded or crimped to the tube. They are valued as inexpensive to produce quite secure. However, some of their value detracted when one factors in the fact that their end cannot be removed, and therefore the space in between the end and the tube cannot be serviced. Lastly, threaded end cylinders are cylinders with ends screwed onto their tube body. On the one hand, the threaded ends of threaded end cylinders are a great idea, because they help create secure bonds with other ends. However, on the other hand, they they can be a risk, because the material reduction involved in their formation can weaken the tube and cause issues later down the line, such as problems with thread concentricity.

None of the above pneumatic cylinders, however, are as popular or common types as single acting cylinders and double acting cylinders. The difference between the two is, in short, that a single acting cylinder can direct motion in one direction only, while a double acting cylinder can direct motion in two directions. Single acting cylinders use air pressure one side to generate force and motion and return the piston using a spring that activates after pressure release. They use about half the energy required to power double acting cylinders, which have air lines running at both ends in order to provide compressed air-inspired motion in multiple directions.

Pneumatic cylinders are typically available in sizes ranging from approximately 2.5 mm (0.10 in) and 1,000 mm (39 in). In addition to type and size, they are ordered according to their air consumption, speed and mounting configuration, or how they are attached to adjacent machinery. The most commonly available materials for pneumatic cylinder construction include: steel, stainless steel, nickel-plated brass and aluminum. In addition, they may be configured with a variety of different mount ends. These include: plain, flanged, threaded, foot, clevis, trunnion, eye or torque, clevis and bracket-single or bracket-double.

For guidance, customers are advised to seek out experienced manufacturers, who will take into consideration variables like load levels, application location, projected temperatures and humidity and intended stroke lengths. Pneumatic cylinders are cleaner, quieter and require less space for fluid than hydraulic cylinders. Provided they make the right feature selections for their application, customers will find that pneumatic cylinders are inexpensive and accessible, easily installed and environmentally friendly.

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