Tech Tips - Compact Air Cylinders Are Still A Big Deal

figure 6. double rod cylinder 4 sponsored by: compact air cylinders: 101 continued • Actuating of Flaps and Levers • Clamping • Ejection A single-rod configuration, as shown in each of the previous cylinder examples, is far and away the most common throughout the entire air cylinder industry. However, a double-rod cylinder design is quite useful in many applications. Double rod cylinders are used • when equal displacement is needed on both sides of the piston • when the cylinder is required to perform work on both sides • when it is mechanically advantageous to couple a load to each end • or when the extra end can be used to mount cams for operating limit switches.

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