Double acting low friction pneumatic cylinder
0.2 psi, -55 - 150 °C
The Airpel Air Cylinder does away with any perceptible stiction and reduces running friction to exceedingly low levels. This gives it the unique ability to impart super smooth motion – motion smoother than any other air cylinder. Even at very low pressures. Even at very slow speeds. Even with very short strokes. Even after standing idle for years! How do you account for this remarkable performance? The Airpel incorporates a unique construction to become an instrument-quality air cylinder. It uses a precision fit graphite piston which slides freely – without lubrication – inside a Pyrex® glass cylinder. This makes it ideal for forces from a very few grams to 30 lbs. or more. In fact, Airpel is particularly well-suited to applications requiring smooth motion at ultra-low pressures – and to moving lightweight objects or delicate loads at slow or high speeds. But this air cylinder is no weakling. It can be used to provide brute forces, too – operating under extreme temperatures, at very high speeds and cycle rates, with no degradation in performance. It also runs cleaner than typical air cylinders because it contains no oil. What’s more, it has no rubber or plastic seals to abrade, wear out, or harden with time. And because all exposed surfaces (except pivot model bushings) are stainless steel and nickel, Airpel is extremely clean and corrosion resistant. Airpot Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of ultra low friction, super-responsive pneumatic piston and cylinder motion dampers, actuators and Snubbers.