Actuators & Air Cylinders
Pneumatic actuator and air cylinder designs from SMC offer innovative cylinder features for the automation industry. Engineers trust SMC actuators to provide long life, and reliable service.
Both cylinders and actuators are necessary for powering your machines. Having extras on hand means that you will always have the engine that you need. As a result, your pneumatic system will continuously maintain product output during regular operations. Never lose time or money the next time you need to replace multiple parts or repair them.
SMC products are specified in all major industrial markets. They can be used for manufacturing, food processing, and other products. SMC actuators are created to provide you with the largest array of choices.
Our Selection Of Cylinders And Actuators
SMC products are designed for precision performance and reliability. Our global production facilities provide product availability from all industrialized countries around the world. Pneumatic actuator products from SMC are available in a wide variety of styles. These include linear, guided, rodless, rotary, gripper, and specialty actuators.
Our rodless actuators and cylinders are either magnetically or mechanically coupled. The coupling holds the piston so that it does not extend outside the cylinder, reducing the potential for damage. This makes them ideal for long stroke applications, reducing the potential for uneven seal wear.
We like the CLE-L-CD series for magnetically coupled and rodless cylinders. The low particle generation makes it highly suitable for cleanliness. In particular, the 12-CY3B has fluorine grease to prevent cracks within the cylinder. It meets standards for ISO Class 100, making it perfectly safe for cleanliness.
The linear actuators are designed for compactness and durability, with stainless steel making up the build. Use the single-acting cylinders for reducing compressed airwaves, and double-acting models for when you need air to flow in multiple directions. Multiple designs ensure that you can use the models for different purposes and industries.
Pneumatic actuators come with a full complement of standard options and related products. Get mounting brackets, shock absorbers and more. They can increase efficiency while reducing the wear and tear.
The pneumatic positioners will hold your rods and actuators in place, to maintain stability. A compact design helps the positioner install easily within the machine, with little fuss. Certain models will adjust the actuators relative to the signals they receive. These are best for industries that require cleanliness and precision, such as for food or paper production.
Your cylinder mounting is important to ensure system stability. Use our spatter-resistance clamps to combine practical structuring with cleanliness. Get them for threaded, torqued, flanged, or clevis-mounted cylinders if plain is not sufficient.
For heavy-duty applications, use the MK2T cylinder clamps. They have adjustment screw options and will mount at 90-degree angles clockwise or counterclockwise. The integrated arm will move to prevent damage to the cylinder as it extends and regresses during operation.
Air Cylinder Features And Characteristics
- Our standard air cylinders features include the following:
- Wide range of bore sizes, with 16 ‘inch’ bore sizes and 18 ‘metric’ bore sizes
- Multiple mounting configurations
- Auto switch capability as a standard in most series.
Different factors will affect your choices, such as the required air pressure and stroke for your operations. Stroke length refers to the distance at which the piston travels, as well as the rod. Decide if you want cylinders that are repairable and replaceable.
Short-stroke applications, which have piston rods shorter than the cylinder diameter, are used when actuation needs to occur over a longer period of time and when lower pressure is required. They need a large radial length with the cylinder, as a result.
Long-stroke applications need to factor in the cylinder’s diameter size as well as the piston rod strength. One drawback is they run the risk of misalignment.
The material also makes a difference. Nickel-plated brass is lightweight, flexible and affordable. This makes it great for when you’re on a budget. Stainless steel works for sensitive environments to reduce the potential of contamination, rust, or heat affecting the cylinders. Always measure your thresholds for temperature and corrosion resistance.
Functioning Air Cylinders And SMC Actuators
Unlike with hydraulic cylinders, pneumatic cylinders are quieter and less likely to have oil droplet contaminants. Any oil droplets would be within the natural air used and filtered out by the rest of the system. This makes them suitable for food processing.
Improve Your Compressed Air With Orange Coast Pneumatics
When you need a proper pneumatic actuator for your machine, then Orange Coast Pneumatics is your go-to for proper parts. We have specialists on hand who can make recommendations on the right models to use and which sizes are suitable.
Reach out to us today to get started. Our specialists are ready to assist you in making your pneumatic machine more energy-efficient and powered. Let us provide the heavy-duty power that you need for optimum pneumatic operations.