Pneumatic Cylinders

What Are Pneumatic Cylinders?

Pneumatic cylinders are air cylinders driven by air substance, also termed as pneumatic air cylinders. There are many different kinds of pneumatic cylinders in the market, one of which is the rotary air cylinder that is by far the most popular model. 

This type of cylinder is simple in structure yet very useful. Many of the rotary air cylinders nowadays are coupled with control systems that are light in weight and smaller in size too. These are generally referred to as the NC rotary air cylinders. The compact design and the structural assembly make the rotary cylinders very versatile and flexible in the working fields in the market.

Angle Options of Pneumatic Cylinders

Knowing the specifications will help you determine whether the unit is suitable for the intended applications. One thing we want to discuss is the operation angle of rotary cylinders, which varies from model to model. There are several different angle options, such as 90 degrees, 180 degrees, 270 degrees. These three are the most commonly used ones. For industrial users with specific requirements, they may purchase an angle adjustment feature in order to conduct some micro-scale angle. 

Double Output Models

Pneumatic cylinders can also be equipped with other parts. For instance, you can install double output forces onto your cylinders. When the piston on both sides is activated as presses at identical timing, it can generate a double output of forces, and the gear gap can be eliminated by the working mechanism. Together with the optional hydraulic absorbers, the absorbers can help reduce the force of the torque impacts, which is a big help to the whole system for better mechanical operation. 

However, there are other technical issues in the automation process, such as the inductive magnets in the automated control of the double output series that is built inside the cylinder. Such a design can be used to control with precision sensors, achieving real automation control of these cylinders and optimize the whole operation. 

Some other variations can withstand large loads with an external adjustment mechanism, and the gear shaft can be protected from the collapsing effect because of the excessive torque forces. And their optional hydraulic absorbers can help reduce the forces of the torque impact influences. 

Three Position Movements 

Position movements have different variants. For three position rotary cylinders, the pneumatic feature differentiates itself from other variants. The three position stop can enhance the stop mechanism in the middle part, which increases the stop position between eighty degrees and one hundred degrees, so they can make the three position stop action to be with 0 and 180 degrees. For this specific type of pneumatic cylinders, the automation control is realized by the inductive magnets built inside the device, which can be applied to control with the sensors. 

Besides this rotary cylinder model, there are still other rotary cylinders that are not introduced in this section, but the overall device functionalities are similar to each other and the application fields are basically the same. Some absorbers are of air pressure while others may be hydraulic based. Each one is with different strong phases compared to each other and the applications are all dependent on the real time work field application. 

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