This SMC single-acting CJ1 Series micro air cylinder has a compact brass body and basic-style mounting for securing to rigid surfaces. The single-acting air cylinder (also called a pneumatic cylinder) uses airflow through its single air port for rod extension and an internal spring in the cylinder barrel's rod end for rod retraction to produce continued movement. The air cylinder has a brass body for high corrosion resistance, and it comes with a single piston rod made of stainless steel. Nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) seals contain air and help to protect the barrel and piston rod. The air cylinder has basic-style mounting and includes rod end and mounting nuts to hold brackets (sold separately) in place for rigid surface installations. The maximum pressure of the pneumatic cylinder is 102 pounds per square inch (psi), and it has a temperature range of 14 to 158 degrees F. This non-repairable air cylinder is suitable for linear applications with space limitations.
Pneumatic actuators fall into two classes: linear and rotary. Linear actuators move objects in straight lines, while rotary actuators turn objects, or rotate them in varying directions. Air cylinders (also called pneumatic cylinders), the most common type of linear actuators, use pressurized air to pull and push piston rods in and out of cylinder barrels. This motion moves mechanisms connected to the rods, or (for detached items) directs or blocks travel using rod-attached plates. Air cylinders execute pushing, pulling, lifting, lowering, pressing, and stopping functions, and they come in several different body types, including round, compact, tie-rod, guided, slide, and clamp. Pneumatic cylinders can be either single acting, with one compressed air port to push the rod in a single direction and a spring to return the rod, or double acting, with two compressed air ports on opposite ends of the cylinder to both extend and retract the rod. For quieter piston operation, air cylinders can come with cushioning in one or both ends of their barrels. Several mounting styles are available both for attaching the air cylinder ends to moving components in a pneumatic system and for mounting to rigid surfaces. Air cylinders are used in industrialized automation tasks in automotive, food processing, material handling, and robotics applications, among others.
SMC Corporation manufactures actuators, valves, airline equipment, connector fittings, electrical products, vacuum products, dryers, temperature control chillers, and accessories. SMC Corporation of America is headquartered in Noblesville, IN, and meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000:2000 standards.