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.

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