Pneumatic cylinders

Fast lifting movements with pneumatic cylinders

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Fast lifting movements with pneumatic cylinders

Fast lifting movements with pneumatic cylinders

Pneumatic cylinders enable fast and powerful movements in pneumatic automation. The compressed air acts as a force on a cylinder piston and moves it in the desired direction. The piston movement is transmitted to the parts to be moved via the piston rod. Pneumatic cylinders are available in single-acting or double-acting versions.

Pneumatic cylinders usually perform the functions of lifting, pushing, lowering, clamping, feeding and stamping in processes. Thanks to high-quality seals and wipers, the pneumatic cylinders from Metal Work guarantee a long service life.

The robust pneumatic cylinders are available in many designs and nominal sizes, also in stainless steel for aggressive media and processes in the food industry. Various seals, materials and functional options are available in the range. Pneumatic cylinders are equipped with magnets for position sensors and are manufactured to customer requirements according to the minimum stroke in mm increments.

Standard cylinders are standardised. The dimensions and mountings are internationally standardised, making these cylinders interchangeable. In addition to the standardised, large cylinders according to ISO 15552 and the round cylinders according to ISO 6432, TRI-MATIC also offers pneumatically actuated linear drives, rotary drives and grippers. The Metal Work product range also includes rodless cylinders and electric cylinders.


What types of pneumatic cylinders are there?

A distinction is made between single-acting and double-acting cylinders, which are available in different designs and versions.

How does a single-acting pneumatic cylinder work?

A single-acting pneumatic cylinder only has one working chamber, which is only filled with compressed air from one side. The compressed air always moves the piston in one direction, while the piston is returned to its starting position by a spring or similar device.

What is a double-acting pneumatic cylinder?

Double-acting pneumatic cylinders have two working chambers and function exclusively via compressed air. This can be fed alternately into the front and rear chambers in order to move the piston in both directions. This enables bi-directional movement and more precise control.

What force does a pneumatic cylinder have?

The force exerted by a pneumatic cylinder depends on various factors. These include the pressure of the supplied air and the size of the cylinder. As a rule, the higher the pressure and the larger the diameter of the piston, the greater the force generated.

Benefit from the robust and durable pneumatic cylinders. Contact us by phone on +41 (0)41 780 22 22 or by e-mail at for comprehensive advice from our experts.

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