Tech Tips - Compact Air Cylinders Are Still A Big Deal

figure 7b. nose mount figure 7c. rear flange mount figure 7a. typical thru-hole mounting sponsored by: enormous range of options Short stroke cylinders might be compact in stature but the number of available models and options is huge! Mounting Compact air cylinders have many of the same type of mounts as the larger National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) interchangeable cylinders. Here is an overview of typical short stroke cylinder mounting types and examples. CENTERLINE MOUNTING The best support for an air cylinder is along the centerline of the cylinder. It is called centerline because the mounting plane is the centerline of the cylinder. This provides rigid support that requires accurate alignment. Thru-hole mounting (Figure 7A) is available on many short stroke cylinder models. It provides counter-bored holes drilled through the cylinder body for easy mounting with socket head cap screws. Nose mounts (Figure 7B) as well as front and rear flange mounts (Figure 7C) are also offered on a variety of compact cylinder styles. figure 8. eye mount 5