Pneumatic piston rod cylinders consist of pistons in enclosures that generate linear motion. Their compact size and low weight range allow for shorter strokes than standard cylinders which make them suitable for positioning, clamping and ejecting smaller components.
Single-acting pneumatic piston rod cylinders have one port through which compressed air enters to push the piston rod in one direction. Spring mechanisms then pull the rod back in the other direction, creating the linear movement. In double-acting pneumatic piston rod cylinders, the air is forced in and out through two different ports.
Pneumatic piston rod cylinders can be used in various industrial environments, including for factory automation, transportation and packaging machinery. The compact size of these components makes them ideal for use in tight spaces and for small-bore and medium-duty applications.
Pneumatic compact cylinders are available in two primary options: