Single Acting Cylinders Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Gainesville, FL

    Fabco-Air is a manufacturer of air cylinders, pneumatic cylinders, rodless cylinders and twin rod air cylinders. We have standard air cylinders as well as an array of cylinder options. Fabco-Air provides high-quality products, competitive pricing and quick delivery. Call us today!

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  • Strongsville, OH

    Our single acting cylinders can be modified to suit any possible use or need. It is our goal to offer customizable stock products that can be modified for any needs. We also offer repair kits and products that will help you keep your valves in service longer. We believe in saving you money as much as possible, and that includes keeping your existing products running! Contact us today to learn more!

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  • Logansport, IN

    LMC Workholding's reputation for quality engineering is best known in the metalworking industry. Product offering of rotating air cylinders and pneumatic air cylinders: hydraulic thru-hole rotating cylinders with trapping valves or solid center cylinders plus pneumatic solid center with thru hole. Contact LMC today!

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  • Cudahy, WI

    Milwaukee Cylinder is a leader and innovator in the hydraulic and pneumatic actuation field. We are a recognized supplier of highly engineered cylinder solutions. We use the highest quality materials to exceed all customer application requirements. "Specials" are our standard at Milwaukee Cylinder.

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  • Bolton, ON

    Developed in 1980, Multicyl’s patented air over oil press brand cylinders are well-suited for applications in metalworking especially hole punching. Our strengths are in our ability to provide fully-equipped punching solutions. We also sell individual cylinders for specific applications. Our products include single and double acting cylinders. We currently sell products to more than 30 countries.

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A pneumatic cylinder is a type of air cylinder that uses pneumatic air pressure to operate the cylinder. Pneumatic cylinders vary between miniature air cylinders and larger air cylinders, depending on the application. There are two main types of pneumatic miniature air cylinders, the single acting cylinder and the double acting cylinder. In general, the cylinders are used for door opening and closing mechanisms, hoists and jacks, gates, actuator valves, and in certain industrial machines. Pneumatic air cylinders can be either passive or active. Active cylinders require a power source... Read More

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How a Single Acting Cylinder Works

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Single Acting Cylinders

Single acting air cylinders are pneumatic devices used for the unidirectional extension or retraction of a rod or piston through the introduction of varied amounts of compressed air into a closed cylinder system. Also known as single action air cylinders, these devices serve a number of mechanical applications by converting the power of compressed air into mechanical energy.

Because single acting cylinders operate using only compressed air, they offer an economical and environmentally friendly source of mechanical power that is popular in a wide range of industrial, commercial and even domestic applications. Automotive, food processing and packaging, metal working, mining, construction, textile and forestry industries all utilize air cylinder systems to open, close, push, pull and lift products as well as equipment and building components. While double acting cylinders are also common in these environments and have the added benefit of multi-directional movement, single action cylinders operate on approximately 50% less compressed air than the equivalent double system, allowing for smaller compression systems that are often more easily installed and integrated into pre-existing workspaces. A number of different designs and housings are also available to ensure that a single acting cylinder system can be easily fitted and incorporated. Tie rod, smooth body, pancake, rectangular, rotating and multiple bore are just a few of the options widely available in both custom and standard sizes to meet the needs of any application. While body type is important, additional considerations for air cylinders include mounting options, bore size, connectors, port size, load, velocity and air pressure.

Although there are several variable options regarding single acting cylinders, the basic construction and process remains relatively uniform. The cylinder itself is a round or rectangular tube shaped device that contains a shaft, piston rod and plunger. Additionally, a port is located at one end of the cylinder. Compressed air is forced through the port and into the enclosed shaft. The air acts upon the plunger, or piston face, and forces it towards the opposite end. This creates the linear energy needed to push the piston towards the opposing end of the shaft. The attached rod is pushed out of the shaft, where it fulfills its mechanical purpose. The rod is retracted when pressure is released and the piston moves back toward its withdrawn position within the cylinder. In some instances gravity or the opposing force load of the involved mechanical processes themselves are responsible for the retraction. Some single action cylinders, however, have an additional implement housed within the shaft: a spring. The spring is compressed between the rod side of the piston and the end of the cylinder during extension, but returns to the starting position when compressed air is released. As this spring and all other components receive a great deal of wear, the body and internal mechanisms of single acting cylinders are most often made of durable materials such as aluminum, steel, stainless steel and thermoplastics.

Single Acting Cylinders
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Single Acting Cylinders - Humphrey Products Company
Single Acting Cylinders - Humphrey Products Company