Machine Design

Stiction-Free Air Cylinders

A line of air cylinders nearly eliminates what is known as stiction; a common problem that causes pistons inside of air cylinders to stick at the beginning of a stroke.

The cylinders feature self-aligning graphite pistons fitted to Pyrex-lined stainless steel cylinders. They serve in –85 to 302°F applications that call for a smooth range of motion at pneumatic pressures down to 0.2 psi. The cylinders need no oil or seals, and all exposed surfaces are stainless steel or nickel.

Isotech Inc.,
777 Schwab Rd., Suite T, Hatfield, PA 19440,
(800) 314-3332,
isotechinc.com

TAGS: Hydraulics
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