This SMC compact CQ2 Series air cylinder has through-hole mounting and is single acting with a spring-return rod for linear applications. The single-acting air cylinder (also referred to as a pneumatic cylinder) uses airflow through its single air port for rod extension and an internal spring in the cylinder barrel’s rod end for rod retraction to produce continued movement. The air cylinder has an anodized aluminum body to help resist corrosion and tarnishing, and it comes with a single piston rod. It has nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) seals to contain air and help protect the barrel and piston rod. The air cylinder has through-hole mounting for protected installation on rigid surfaces. The maximum pressure of the pneumatic cylinder is 145 pounds per square inch (psi), and it has a temperature range of 14 to 158 degrees F. This non-repairable air cylinder is suitable for general purpose linear applications.
Pneumatic actuators fall into two classes: linear and rotary. Linear actuators move objects in straight lines, even as rotary actuators turn objects, or rotate them in varying directions. Air cylinders (also referred to as pneumatic cylinders), the most common type of linear actuators, use pressurized air to pull and push piston rods in and out of cylinder barrels. This motion moves mechanisms connected to the rods, or (for detached items) directs or blocks go back and forth the use of rod-attached plates. Air cylinders execute pushing, pulling, lifting, lowering, pressing, and stopping functions, and they come in several different body types, including round, compact, tie-rod, guided, slide, and clamp. Pneumatic cylinders can also be either single acting, with one compressed air port to push the rod in a single direction and a spring to go back the rod, or double acting, with two compressed air ports on opposite ends of the cylinder to both extend and retract the rod. For quieter piston operation, air cylinders can come with cushioning in one or both ends of their barrels. Several mounting styles are to be had both for attaching the air cylinder ends to moving components in a pneumatic system and for mounting to rigid surfaces. Air cylinders are used in industrialized automation tasks in automotive, food processing, material handling, and robotics applications, among others.
SMC Corporation manufactures actuators, valves, airline equipment, connector fittings, electrical products, vacuum products, dryers, temperature keep an eye on chillers, and accessories. SMC Corporation of The united states is headquartered in Noblesville, IN, and meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000:2000 standards.
Single-acting air (pneumatic) cylinder with one air port and spring-return piston rod return
Compact body with single piston rod for linear movement in limited spaces
Anodized aluminum body for resistance to corrosion and tarnishing
Through-hole mounting for protected installation on rigid surfaces
145 pounds per square inch (psi) maximum working pressure