This cylinder design promises precise rod alignment with almost no rod endplay for guided linear motion, permitting less than 1/3 of a degree of rotation. The rectangular body makes mounting easier, saves space in multiple applications, and makes precise angles a breeze. It has twice the force of ordinary cylinders of the same size, using two cylinders integrated into a single housing. They come in single- and double-acting models, stroking from 1/2 to 4 inches and all with built-in, fine stroke adjustment. They come in six bore sizes ranging from 1/4 to 1/ inch. Sensor switches can be mounted with integral magnets on three sides, and other pneumatic devices can be put on the rod end plate. They also come with options like End-Keep which locks rods if there is a pressure loss, and long bushings to accept side loading.
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