Pneumatic cylinder types

In the 21st century, machines are a stairway to drilling progress. Whether it is a chemical or petrochemical industry or an oil and gas industry, the pneumatic cylinder occupies an essential place in each.

Air cylinders are usually specialized mechanical devices that convert the energy of compressed air into a common form of mechanical energy. Then this energy creates a linear or rotary movement. Pneumatic cylinders, also known as air cylinders, act as actuators in all pneumatic systems and are also known as linear pneumatic actuators. It consists of a steel piston, a cylindrical vessel and end caps. When the compressed air enters the air cylinder, it advances towards the piston, along the cylinder. The spring at the end of the piston rod springs from the rear, resulting in the required energy. The valve connected to the cylinder controls the air flow to the cylinder.

There are often pneumatic systems in places where system failure is rare and completely unacceptable. In such a situation, the locks can sometimes act as a safety mechanism in case of loss of air supply, so the pneumatic cylinder can place a treatment or mitigate any damage resulting from such a situation. The inlet or outlet air leak reduces the pressure, making the desired drilling output.

The two different types of pneumatic cylinders are:

Mono-pneumatic cylinders: single acting cylinders use compressed air pressure to create a one-way thrust and return to the start position. This type of cylinder often has a limited size due to the space occupied by the compressed spring. Another disadvantage of the SAC is that part of the power produced by the cylinder is lost when trying to push against the spring.

Double acting pneumatic cylinders: the double effect cylinders use the air force to move both extended hydraulics. In general, they have two exits to allow air, one for the exterior and another for the window. The stroke length of this design is unlimited, but the piston rod is more prone to friction and bending. New accounts must also be made.


The pneumatic cylinder is an essential mechanism and depends mostly on the exit from the place of purchase.