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Compact Pneumatic Cylinders: Ultimate Buying Guide for 2019

Posted by SMC Pneumatics USA- Orange Coast Pneumatics on 7/28/2019 to Pneumatics and Engineering
Compact Pneumatic Cylinders: Ultimate Buying Guide for 2019

Compact Pneumatic Cylinders: Ultimate Buying Guide For 2019

Compact pneumatic cylinders are used in a wide range of industrial systems. As a leading provider of all pneumatic equipment, SMC Pneumatics presents you with your complete 2019 guide to buying compact pneumatic cylinders.

Always remember, though, that even if your company’s needs don’t match something in stock you can order something custom. Our experienced crews are always standing by to take your questions, after all!

What Are Compact Pneumatic Cylinders?

When you work with us, you get compact pneumatic cylinders that are…

Perfect for all machine designs and systems with limited space requirements

SMC uses a “D-M9” design that won’t stick out from mounting grooves.

Square body design for maximum flexibility

Whether your unit is with a switch or without a switch, a cross-section of a cylinder tube has the same configuration.

Auto switch mounting meets any design requirement you need several different numbers to fall into spec.

Three sides on this piece…

  • ø12
  • ø16

…all 4 faces including port side on ø20, ø25.

Two-way Basic Mounting: Through-hole Or Both Ends Tapped

A typical mounting is two-way. You can choose either through-hole or both ends tapped mounting.

Non-rotating Accuracy Non-rotating Rod

Hexagon shaped cross-sectional shape piston rod delivers high non-rotation accuracy.

Reduced Installation Space Through Compact Design

SMC’s cylinder design features a compact foot bracket that is the same width as the cylinder. The overall width is cut back by 43 percent.

You Get More Compact Installation Space With This Model

When you need a pneumatic cylinder that allows you to mount auto switches, consider SMC’s redesigned CQ2 cylinder. This piece lets you mount auto switches on any of the four surfaces, depending on the conditions of the installation. We’ve replaced the mounting rails with auto switch mounting grooves because this prevents the projection of auto switches and makes the work easier and safer.

This model is available in several different configurations, including:

  • Single rod
  • Double acting
  • Compact models
  • Wide range of bore sizes
  • Standard stroke ranges: 5 to 100
  • Port threads
  • Auto switch capable

Once again, there’s no reason you shouldn’t feel free to contact us about a custom solution if none of these designs seem to fit what you had in mind.

Compact Guided Cylinder For Reducing Total Weight In Your Industrial System

SMC Pneumatics gives you a newly-styled MGP guided cylinder with a thinner plate and a shorter guide rod. This reduces the total weight of the system by up to 17 percent over the original MGP. The series is meant for high side load applications found in material handling, lifting and stopping.

This cylinder creates a super compact body by using the cylinder body as part of the guide body. When the length of the stroke increases, the bearing length does too, which enhances the cylinder’s load-bearing capacity with longer strokes, two port locations, switch mounting grooves on two sides, and a T-slot that is far more adaptable when it comes to mounting than alternative models.

Compact Cylinder With A New Body From SMC Pneumatics: Perfect For Numerous Installation Conditions

SMC offers you a redesigned NCQ2 compact cylinder with a brand new body in this unit, which makes it possible to mount auto switches on any one of the four surfaces on this unit, which helps this piece configure with your installation conditions. This is a streamlined piece that keeps you free and safe from snags.

If you’ve ever run into this kind of problem, then you know how annoying it can be. When something sharp catches against something flat, it can often pull the duller material around. In many situations, this can actually be quite dangerous. That’s especially true if the snag compromises the structural integrity of an air circuit in any fashion.

Consider the example of someone who inadvertently tears a hole into an air hose. This could cause a rapid drop in pressure that stops your equipment indefinitely. In a worse situation, it could cause a less dramatic drop in pressure that your technicians don’t notice for quite some time. The equipment can continue to operate, though it would do so well out of spec.

It’s an excellent way to cause significant damage to compressed air-driven equipment. Getting a streamlined piece like the NCQ2 compact cylinder can prevent this entire nightmare from ever bothering you in the first place.

Compact Cylinder CUJ: Save Space In Your Industrial System With Small Units

SMC Pneumatics helps you save space in your industrial system with this CUJ mini-free mount series, which is super strong and compact. It is available in sizes ranging from 4mm to 10mm, and it features a stroke length of 20mm for double acting systems and 10mm for single acting.

Redesigned Compact Cylinder By SMC Pneumatics For Superior Mounting

We deliver you a redesigned CQ2 cylinder with a fresh body with mounting capabilities on any of the four surfaces depending on the installation requirements and conditions of your facility. This is a super clean and streamlined design in which the CQ2’s mounting rails are replaced with auto switch mounting. Once again, that’s excellent news for companies that might be concerned about snags and other issues that come from limited amounts of space to mount components.

Some workshops have very little head space when it comes to installing new cylinders. This is yet another excellent reason to look into the CQ2. If you’re currently working with a cylinder that was shoved into place, then this represents a much better solution to your problems.

Forcing a piece of equipment into a hole that’s too small for it can be very dangerous. Even in the best circumstances, it can drastically reduce the operating lifespan of the component in question. You would rather avoid that.

By ensuring that you have the right sized equipment, you can save money over time since it might very well last longer. Think about the direction you mount your gear as well. This gear can fit in any which way, so you don’t have to worry about it falling down because it wasn’t screwed in properly. Most compatible bolt or bracket sets should be more than enough to hold the CQ2 in place.

Reduction In Labor Thanks To Smarter Design

SMC added pivot brackets for double clevis. This unit saves time designing a rotating bracket. You get improved amounts of mounting freedom.

This unit can be mounted to an installed double clevis cylinder. Consider how big a savings this simple change can represent for an understaffed company.

Technical staff at some firms can struggle to keep up with the ever-changing demands of a modern dynamic business environment. Switching to a device like this is an excellent way to ensure that your teams have the freedom to tackle tasks that are truly important.

Workshops that don’t have their own technical staff often aren’t able to hire temporary workers either, so being able to reduce the amount of labor that goes into these kinds of projects should further help to reduce costs.

Contact SMC Pneumatics For Guidance In Choosing Compact Cylinders

We understand that every facility and industrial system is a little different. We are happy to offer guidance and advice on any of the compact cylinders we offer. Whether you are a technical expert or need things broken down in more accessible terms, we are happy to help.

Contact SMC Pneumatics online to learn more. We’ve served numerous facilities in a wide range of industries. Browse through our selections and specs for compact cylinders, and anything else you need.

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