A pneumatic cylinder, or air actuator, is a way to use compressed air to provide a push or pull movement. An air cylinder consists, as the name suggests, of a cylinder, a plunger and an arm. The plunger is sized to fit the cylinder exactly, creating an airtight seal. There are two types of cylinder: single-acting cylinders and double-acting cylinders. In a single-acting cylinder, there is a port at one end and an exhaust at the other. In a double-acting cylinder, there is a port at each end.
We offer a full range of Hydraulic & Pneumatic NFPA cylinders which are interchangeable with all major brands.
Hydraulic cylinders come in various different types and are useful in countless applications, though most cylinders do share a single primary purpose. They ultimately create a linear action that moves something attached to the cylinder. Visually inspecting the cylinder's appearance and its operation is a good way to determine what type of cylinder it is. Hydraulic cylinders can be very large and powerful for heavy-duty industrial applications or much smaller for a host of mobile uses. Many other visual clues can give you more information about a cylinder. We offer Hydraulic cylinders from:
Hydraulic 1 1/2" to 24" bore with unlimited stroke and up to 10,000psi (Special applications available).