Linear actuator, air cylinder & pneumatic gripper cylinder

September 6, 2013 – 11:08

Basic Air Cylinder, Air Linear Actuator, Double Rod Air Cylinder, Single Acting Air Cylinder, and Double Acting

Linear: Basic Air Cylinder

Basic linear cylinders are used to provide straight-line, in/out linear movement for a variety of applications. Available as single acting (spring extend or spring return) and double acting styles with single rod or double rod configurations, non-rotating, and precision non-rotating models.

Body styles include crimped, round, or tie rod.Rodless Actuators, Rodless Air Cylinder Single acting cylinders develop thrust in one direction and have lower air consumption compared with the equivalent size of double acting cylinders.guidedGroup_sml With a double acting air cylinder, air pressure may be alternately applied to provide force in both directions.

Series: CQ2-Z, NCM, NCJ2, NCG, NCA1, CJ2, CM2, CG1, MB, CS1, CS2, C85, C96

Linear: Compact Cylinders

A compact cylinder functions in the same manner as a basic cylinder with both single acting and double acting, single or double rod, and non-rotating models. However, SMC compact cylinders minimize space requirements allowing for precise, direct mounting in the least amount of space possible.

Series: CQ2-Z, NCQ2-Z, CQS, CQM, CVQ, RQ, CLQ

Linear: Rodless Air Cylinder

A rodless air cylinder differs from a basic air cylinder in that no piston rod extends outside the cylinder body. Instead, the internal piston is connected to an external carriage, by means of a magnetic or mechanical coupling system.

SMC's rodless air cylinders are ideal for long stroke applications because they are unaffected by rod overhang, bending, piston binding, and uneven seal wear, and for use in confined areas where space is a premium.

Series: CY, REA, MY1, MY2, MY3

Guided Air Cylinders

Guided cylinders utilize guide rods mounted parallel to the piston rod to provide stable, non-rotating, high side load performance. SMC offers dual rod, heavy duty and precision models.Specialty Actuator, combination linear and Rotary actuator, pneumatic rotary actuator Like rodless cylinders, SMC guide rod cylinders reduce rod bending, piston bending and uneven seal wear. Low profile guided actuator series are available for restrictive space limitations.


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SMC NCDJ2B16-050-B Stainless Steel Air Cylinder, Round Body, Double Acting, Basic Style Mounting, Switch Ready, Rubber Cushion, 5/8" Bore OD, 1/2" Stroke, 0.196" Rod OD, 10-32 UNF
  • Double-acting air (pneumatic) cylinder with two air ports for pushing and pulling the piston rod in both directions
  • Round body with a single piston rod for linear applications
  • Stainless steel body and piston rod for resistance to corrosion and scaling
  • Basic-style mounting for installing on a rigid surface
  • Switch ready with magnet sensor installed for connecting to electrical circuits for automation

Thier guns would do even better if

2006-01-19 04:54:11 by fieraci

They used the sprinkler valve mod I found (see my previous repsonse). The electric actuator opens much more slowly than the pneumatic modification. More initial dump of full pressure = more muzzle velocity. As if you really wanted 12 year old boys to have more power, but anyway it does not need batteries. BTW: PVC can shatter if overpressurized. I have seen guys cut the legs off denim jeans and use both legs to double sleeve the pressure tank in case of disaster. Nylon cable ties at the ends. A small pressure gauge might be a good idea too.

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