What is an air cylinder, how many types and how do they work?

An air cylinder or an air cylinder is

An air cylinder or air cylinder is a device that uses air to make the air cylinder rod move in a straight line or rotate 90, 180, 270 or 360 degrees. It is a device that converts energy in the form of air pressure into mechanical energy in the form of move

How many types of air cylinders are there?

Air cylinders are categorized according to their behavior or movement. There are 5 types in total.

air cylinder one way

One-way air cylinders are air cylinders that use pressure to move in one direction and have a spring inside to push the piston back into place for ready use next time. Suitable for light loads. because it can be used even in the event of a power outage

2 way air cylinder

2-way air cylinders are air cylinders that use air pressure in both directions to move by working alternately. when one side produces pressure The other side is an air pressure supply suitable for work that requires linear motion and a long stroke because the air pressure is more stable than a one-way cylinder.

Rotary air cylinder or rotary air cylinder

A rotary cylinder is a working device that converts the linear motion of the piston into rotational motion. Whereas the connecting rod has a bridge gear that engages with the circular gear of the wheel when the connecting rod moves in and out. It will cause the wheels to move back and forth as well.

Coreless cylinder

Rodless cylinders are pneumatic cylinders that can move objects linearly. While the other types of air cylinders mentioned above Use the piston rod to push or pull objects from the piston. A rodless cylinder suitable for limited space. There is no need to worry about the piston rod bending under heavy loads or long strokes. which will be divided into 3 types

Magnetically Coupled Rodless Cylinder

There is a magnet connected between the piston and the drag. Makes the chance that the cylinder will leak is very low. but has the right to move the drag off the piston

Rodless Cylinder

The piston and drag are connected. and there will be an inner and outer steel plate inserted along the groove along the cylinder to prevent air cylinder leak

Cable Cylinder

A cable is connected to the piston through a pulley from both ends.

Telescoping cylinder

A telescoping cylinder is a cylinder consisting of piston rods nested inside from large to small. which can do a variety of strokes in the same body The main advantage of this type of pneumatic cylinder is saving the storage space and length of the cylinder than both one-way and two-way cylinders, which is suitable for jobs with limited space.

air cylinder components

  • Cap-end port
  • Cylinder
  • Rod-end port
  • Piston (Piston)
  • Tie rod
  • Piston rod