Pneumatic Cylinder Types and Use

March 11, 2022
Take a closer look at these versatile workhorses.

Pneumatic cylinders use compressed air to produce reciprocating linear motions. The piston in a double-acting cylinder is moved in and out by compressed air, while the single-acting cylinder piston is forced one way by compressed air and retracted or extended by a spring.

Also known as air cylinders, pneumatic cylinders are highly versatile; they are used in various industries that require linear motion, such as pick-and-place applications.

This content was written and contributed by Charles Kolstad, marketing manager, Tameson.

About the Author

Charles Kolstad | Marketing Manager Tameson

Charles Kolstad has been working at Tameson since 2017 and has his mechanical engineering degree from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He works remotely while traveling throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.

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