The basics of pneumatic cylinder

Most industrial applications needs a linear motion during their operation sequence. A pneumatic actuator or cylinder makes it one of the easiest and simple ways in accomplishing it. The pneumatic actuator/cylinder operates clean as the operating fluid is gas, preventing leakage from contaminated surroundings.

A pneumatic cylinder converts compressed air into linear or rotary motion. There are heaps styles of the pneumatic cylinder such as rodless cylinder, diaphragm cylinders, telescoping cylinder, and through-rod cylinder.

One of the famous styles of the pneumatic cylinder includes a piston and a rod moving internally a closed cylinder. The body materials can be made of steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and certain polymers. Meanwhile, single-acting cylinders have a single port to permit compressed air to flow in the cylinder and to move the piston in a chosen position. This type of cylinders is a perfect choice when work is done in one direction, for instance pressing an object into another object as well as lifting an object.

As for the double-acting cylinder, it has a port at each end that moves the piston back and forward by alternating the port that receives the high-pressure air. This cylinder uses double the amount of energy as a single-acting cylinder, nevertheless, it’s also essential when a load must be moved in both the direction such as closing and opening of the gate.

Generally, pneumatic cylinders are at the working end of a fluid power system. Upstream of these units that produces the visible work of a moving a load, which are filters, compressors, pressure regulators, lubricators, control valves, and flow controls. Connecting all of them together is a network of piping or tubing as well as fittings.

Do you require pneumatic products for your production line or factory?

EC Pneumatic & Hardware has over 16+ years’ experience in the industry, enabling us to source the right mechanisms for your pneumatic components in Malaysia based on respective requirements. As a primer pneumatic component supplier in Malaysia, our products are of first-class quality & performance, which makes it easy to fit in your desired workflow. We also carry a collection of leading brands and manufacturers in the industry such as SWISH, CKD, Parker, SMC, ASCO, JISAN and heaps more. Check out our offerings of pneumatic products.

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related articles & products

Selecting the right pneumatic component or material to suit any pneumatic application is important to ensure a long service life. Read the articles below to know more about it’s specification & features.

Standard Cylinder

The cylinders are designed with great performance

Multi-Rod Cylinder

High precision and concentric cylinder

Compact Cylinder

A double-acting motion pattern 

Slim Cylinder

Good sealing performance and dust protection

ISO Cylinder

Designed to meet the international standard

Rodless Cylinder

Great for long-stroke applications

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