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Miniature air cylinders are pneumatic tools that use the force of compressed air to move things; their defining characteristic is their small size relative to other air cylinder varieties. All air cylinders are designed to lift or move something. They can be used on their own or in conjunction with other equipment. Read More…

Miniature Air Cylinders Miniature air cylinders are pneumatic tools that use the force of compressed air to move things; their defining characteristic is their small size relative to other air cylinder varieties. All air cylinders are designed to lift or move something. They can be used on their own or in conjunction with other equipment. Miniature air cylinders are characterized by their small size relative to other air cylinder varieties.
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Cary, IL  |  847-516-6467

As our name implies, we will design/manufacture custom cylinders and valves for your application. We have in-stock low-profile round or square cylinders. Our NR Series features light-duty stainless steel cylinders. Our customers include automation, material handling, printing industries and others.

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Custom Cylinders, Inc. $$$

Strongsville, OH  |  440-238-7343

Since 1958, Cylinders & Valves, Inc. has been a custom manufacturer and supplier of high quality air cylinders and accompanying valves. We service the U.S., Canada and International Markets.

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Cylinders & Valves, Inc. $$$

Roseville, MI  |  800-526-7968

Look to Peninsular Cylinder Company to fill your high-quality, uniquely-designed air cylinder, pneumatic cylinder, rodless air cylinder and hydraulic cylinder needs. Peninsular Cylinder Company is known internationally in the automobile industry for our variety, quality and service.

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Peninsular Cylinder Co. $$$

Warrendale, PA  |  724-935-5666

Since 1985, Huston Industrial Sales has specialized in service line products including cylinders and a full-line of air, oil, and water filtration systems. We provide you with the most advanced pneumatic and filer products in the world by selling for the largest pneumatic company in the world and top industry air filter manufacturers. Find what you need at affordable prices with expedient service!

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Huston Industrial Sales Co., Inc. $$$

Manitou, KY  |  270-821-0450

Founded in 1972, Lebco has the ability to design, manufacture and rebuild air cylinders. Available types are: adjustable stroke, aluminum, heavy duty mill type and counterbalance, among others. We also manufacture hydraulic cylinders. Contact us today for more information.

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Lebco Inc. $$$
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Miniature air cylinders are characterized by their small size relative to other air cylinder varieties. The largest air cylinders can be as large as 1,000 mm in diameter and can be capable of exerting enough force to lift automobiles. They can occupy substantial amounts of space, which in some contexts is not an impediment to the efficiency of the operations in which they are employed. In other cases, though, especially in mass production contexts, space use can be a critical determining factor in output volume.

700 Series Pneumatic 3/4 Bore Cylinder Miniature Air Cylinders - Cylinders & Valves, Inc.

Miniature air cylinders can be as small as 2.5 mm in diameter; a miniature cylinder's compactness allows it to perform tasks on a very small scale. Such a quality can be very helpful in the mass production of very small products, particularly in the electronic components manufacturing industry. Other industries, including the automotive manufacturing, construction, food processing, packaging, metal working, mining and textile production industries, can also benefit from the use of miniature air cylinders.

All air cylinders feature an enclosure of pressure-resistant metal, a compressed air inlet and a piston. When compressed air is forced into the enclosure, it displaces the piston. Any load connected to the piston will be moved with the piston. All air cylinders have those qualities in common, but from there they vary widely in their construction.

Miniature air cylinders are designed to exert the highest possible amount of force while occupying the smallest possible amount of space. A medium-sized air cylinder may be considered small compared to a very large cylinder, but it may also be considered large compared to a much smaller cylinder. There is no universally-recognized standard of largeness or smallness as they pertain to air cylinder size.

Dimensions like rod diameter and stroke length affect performance, and such dimensions can vary in air cylinders of the same stated bore size from different manufacturers. ISO 6432-compliant air cylinders will conform in terms of critical dimensions, but not all manufacturers produce compliant cylinders. Because miniature air cylinders are so small, they can be difficult to repair, which can necessitate replacement upon cylinder failure. Installing ISO 6432-compliant cylinders in such cases guarantees that an appropriate replacement will be easy to find.

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