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There are a lot of content that needs to be located and transmitted in the manufacturing industry, which requires air cylinders to work. Do you know what an air cylinder is? Do you know what popular cylinder types are currently on the market?
Criteria for selecting cylinders
The first consideration when choosing a cylinder is to know whether your industry is suitable for single-acting or double-acting cylinders. A single-acting cylinder means that compressed air moves in one direction. Air will be supplied to one side of the piston. Once there is no air pressure inside, the piston will return to its most original position. On the contrary, a double-acting cylinder will press air to the ends of the cylinder, allowing the internal airflow to move in both directions. This pneumatic system with both thrust and pull is suitable for bidirectional loads. Once the size of the cylinder is determined, the load capacity becomes the next factor to be considered. Load is the first condition when defining cylinder type and piston size. The size of the piston determines to a certain extent the force that the cylinder can output at a given pressure. In addition, it should be noted that when pressure loss occurs due to friction with the pipe wall, compressed air will flow through the system. The pressure loss can be repaired by increasing the pressure, so if the pressure is increased, the energy consumption of the entire pneumatic system also needs to be increased.
Choose the right cylinder valve
Choosing the right valve is also one of the important factors in determining whether the cylinder can run perfectly. Single-acting cylinders generally choose three-way valves, while double-acting cylinders generally choose four-way valves. The valve size is too large or too small will hinder the normal operation of the system. If applied properly, pneumatic devices and actuators/cylinders will have a longer service life.
Characteristics of different cylinders
1. Standard cylinder
The bore of a standard cylinder is generally 32-200mm. This cylinder has excellent performance and strong wear resistance. The standard cylinder has stronger self-lubricating bronze bearings and has good lateral load performance.
2. Guiding cylinder
Guided cylinders are generally double-rod or multi-rod type, which is a pneumatic system with double force. This type of cylinder is very resistant to bending, and the accuracy is also very high. In addition, because it has a longer sliding bearing, the guiding performance of the cylinder is also better.
3. Compact cylinder
Compact cylinders are usually smaller than standard cylinders. The size of this cylinder is very compact, which can greatly save space. Due to its small size and simple design, the dust tightness of the compact cylinder is also appreciated.
4. Round line cylinder
Round-line cylinders are generally made of stainless steel or aluminum alloy, and the bore diameter of all cylinders is generally 16-40mm. The barrel of the round cylinder and the front and rear covers are connected by a super glue thread structure. The special air cushion design can reduce the impact of the piston on the front cover or the rear cover. The round cylinder uses special seals, so the dustproof performance is excellent.
5. Rodless cylinder
Rodless cylinders are called linear devices, which use pressurized fluid to transfer loads during power transmission operations. Rodless cylinders are generally used in long-distance applications, because they help the smooth movement of the piston and reduce wear during the operation of the piston. Rodless cylinders can perform repeated linear motions for a long time and play an important role in long-distance applications. Rodless cylinders are generally popular in the pharmaceutical and textile industries.
In general, choosing the right pneumatic components or materials for your pneumatic application is very important to ensure a long service life of the cylinder. If you are looking for a reliable cylinder supplier, please contact us quickly.