Pneumatic Cylinder and Actuators
Pneumatic cylinder (air cylinders) and Actuator use to operate linear, rotational or grip actuations using compressed air that is switched by a directional control valve.
Actuator and pneumatic cylinder (air cylinder) designed by SMC offers innovative pneumatic cylinder design features for all of automation industry. SMC products are designed for precision, reliability, and performance. SMC global production provide product availability for all industrialized countries around the world.
Many engineers in the world trust SMC actuator produtcs to provide long life, and reliable service. SMC products have been trussted and specified in all major industrial markets. SMC actuators are created to provide industries with the largest product range of choices
Pneumatic and electric actuator products from SMC are available in a wide of product range, including rodless air cylinders, guided air cylimders, rotary actuators, air gripper, and specialty air cylinders. Whether pneumatic or electric actuators, each series comes with a full complement of standard options and related products
Pneumatic Cylinder and Electric Actuators Feature
SMC Product standard air cylinder features include:
- a wide product range of bore sizes, with 16 inch bore sizes and 18 metric bore sizes
- multiple mounting configurations and
- auto switch capability as a standard on most series.
Pneumatic cylinder and electric actuator products from SMC are:
Rodless Cylinders (Linear)
SMC rodless air cylinders are ideal for long stroke applications because they are not affected by rod overhang, piston binding, bending, uneven seal wear, and for use in confined areas where space is a premium.
A rodless air cylinder is different from a basic air cylinder in that no piston rod extends outside the cylinder body. Instead, the internal piston is connected to an external carriage, by a magnetic or mechanical coupling system.
Guided Air Cylinders
Guided cylinders utilize guide rods mounted parallel to the piston rod to provide stable, non rotating, and high side load performance. SMC guided air cylinders have heavy duty and precision models just like rodless cylinders, SMC guide rod cylinders reduce rod bending, piston bending and uneven seal wear. Low profile guided actuator series are available for restrictive space limitations.
Basic Air Cylinders (Linear)
Basic linear cylinders are used to provide straight-line, in and out linear movement for a variety of applications. These products are available as single acting (spring extend or spring return) and double acting with single rod or double rod configurations, non rotating, and precision non rotating models.
Body styles include crimped, round, or tie rod. Single acting cylinders develop thrust in one direction and have lower air consumption compared with the equivalent size of double acting cylinders. With a double acting air cylinder, air pressure may be alternately applied to provide force in both directions.
SMC manufactures both Rack and Pinion and Vane style pneumatic rotary actuator products. Combination rotary models combine compact linear cylinders and rotational capability. Combinations are also available that include rotary gripper capabilities. When the application calls for rotational motion less than one revolution, rotary cylinders can mount right at the equipment joint without taking up space with long stroke lengths, which would be required to do the same job with a linear cylinder. SMC’s pneumatic rotary actuator units can achieve arc lengths of 90°, 180°, 190°, or even 270°, depending on the configuration. SMC offers both electric and pneumatic rotary actuator products.
SMC offers one of the most extensive lines of pneumatic grippers (air grippers) in the industry today. The series include pneumatic rotary grippers, two, three and four finger parallel styles that are ideal for gripping and centering; a wide opening parallel model, designed to accommodate many different sized parts; a heavy duty style, suitable for a wide range of applications; an angular model, speed adjustment built in; a toggle to give reliable gripping support; a low-contamination style, equipped with a protective boot; and electric models.
Other pneumatic cylinder and actuators products:
Compact Cylinders, Hydraulic Cylinders, Specialty Pneumatic Cylinder