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Small Air Cylinders Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of small air cylinder manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source small air cylinder manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate small air cylinder companies that will design, engineer, and manufacturer small air cylinders for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading small air cylinder manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for air cylinders direct, breathing air cylinders, or micro air cylinders.

  • Peotone, IL 708-258-3935

    The American Cylinder Company was founded by experienced people with a strong belief in values and a determined commitment to excellence. Product lines are sold through a network of independent stocking fluid power distributors located in every major industrial market and backed by American's Customer Service Representatives. If special design considerations are required, an Engineering Representative can discuss custom solutions to meet your needs.

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  • Strongsville, OH 440-238-7343

    It is not out goal to profit at your expense. Since our founding in 1958, we have remained a family-owned company with family values. We want to offer superior service and value, which is why all of our small air cylinders are made from high quality materials and are fully customizable. Let us know your needs and we can get started today!

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  • McKinney, TX 972-548-8885

    Founded in 1964, Camozzi Automation is a worldwide manufacturer of pneumatic fittings, air cylinders, valves, FRLs and material handling devices. Our distributors understand the value and quality the Camozzi name represents. We supply a broad range of valves including solenoid valves, automatic valves and manual valves as well as filters, regulators, lubricators, grippers, shock absorbers and accessories.

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  • Quincy, IL 217-222-7700

    As cylinder specialists, we can design and manufacture custom air cylinders, rodless air cylinders, twin rod air cylinders, hydraulic air cylinders, heavy-duty and standard pneumatic air cylinders and stainless steel air cylinders. Our cylinders have the latest technology and can be delivered immediately.

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  • Tampa, FL 813-882-4400

    For over 45 years Greenco Duramaster has been solving industrial needs for pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders. A broad range of high quality cable type rodless cylinders and NFPA Interchangeable rod cylinders to match your requirements. This ISO 9001:2008 certified company offers space-saving, longer lasting designs and real advantages over the conventional linear motion actuator solutions.

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Small Air Cylinders

Small air cylinders are, of course, a type of air cylinder, and air cylinders are defined as mechanical devices that use the force created by compressed gas in order to produce mechanical energy. Air cylinders, also known as pneumatic cylinders, then use this energy to power a variety of commercial and industrial processes. Small air cylinders, which are up to 60% smaller than traditional air cylinders, work in the same way, only they are able to fit into much smaller spaces than their standard cousins. As such, small linear and rotary cylinders are well-suited to integrate into a variety of pre-existing workspaces in the packaging, textiles, electronics, automotive, construction, building, forestry, metalworking and food processing industries. Some of the devices into which small air cylinders are incorporated include lift gates, valves and other engine and machine components.

There are a variety of different types of small air cylinders, but most share a similar basic configuration: First, the air cylinder, which is rectangular or circular, has an air valve that takes in air and lets out exhaust at one or both ends. If it has only one inlet and directs motion in only one direct, it is known as a unidirectional or single acting cylinder. If, on the other hand, it has two valves and powers motion in two directions, it is known as a double acting cylinder. Regardless, the next component of most small air cylinders is the shaft, which contains at least one piston. This piston is connected to a rack, rod or cable. So, when compressed air enters the enclosed shaft, it hits the piston face, which in turns moves the rack, rod or cable, transferring motion to the load or tooling for which the cylinder is working. Typically, the components of the air valve are made of precision-machined steel, stainless steel or aluminum.

Aside from these similarities, small air cylinders can be constructed in a number of different ways. There are a few different types of standard air cylinders, including: flanged-type cylinders, tie rod cylinders, threaded end cylinders and one-piece welded cylinders. Flanged-type cylinders have fixed flanges, which are protruding collars, ribs or flat rims, attached to their ends. Tie rod cylinders are the safest, most secure and most popular type of cylinder. They may be used with the most diverse set of applications. Threaded end cylinders are those cylinders with ends screwed onto their tube body. These threaded ends can help create secure bonds with other ends, but the material reduction they undergo can weaken the tube. This reduction can cause problems later down the line, such as thread concentricity problems. One-piece welded cylinders have ends that are welded or crimped to the tube. One-piece welded cylinders are inexpensive to produce and quite secure. However, because their end cannot be removed, the space in between the end and the tube cannot be serviced. Regardless, these cylinders have various mounts to match them. These include, plain, threaded, trunnion, clevis, torque or eye, foot, bracket-single or bracket-double. In addition some smaller models are rodless. Rodless models, along with miniaturized piston rod models, allow small air cylinders to fit into even tighter spaces without sacrificing any functionality or efficiency.

Small air cylinders are an excellent investment for a number of reasons. For one, small air cylinders are generally as powerful as their larger counterparts, but able to serve more applications because of their compact size. Also, it is easy to integrate them into already existing systems. Because they run on compressed air only, they are much more efficient and environmentally-friendly than many other mechanical processes. For help choosing out the best small air cylinder for your application, call an experienced professional to guide you. They can help you choose a material, which should be chosen based on factors such as specified stroke lengths, anticipated levels of humidity, anticipated temperature(s) and anticipated levels of loads. Other aspects of your small air cylinder or cylinders they can help you determine include: mount end type, cylinder body type and cylinder size and diameter. The right manufacturer will not only help you choose the right small air cylinders, but they will also construct the best small air cylinders. Find your fit by browsing the available talent listed here on the IQS Directory.


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Small Air Cylinders – Cylinders & Valves, Inc.
Small Air Cylinders – Cylinders & Valves, Inc.
Small Air Cylinders – Cylinders & Valves, Inc.