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Cylinder Mounting Options

Overview

We offer several different mounting options for our pneumatic cylinders.  In the picture a “nose mount” cylinder is shown on the top and a “universal mount” is shown on the bottom.  A nose mount cylinder can only be mounted from the threads on top, a universal mount can be mounted from the top and bottom and can be pivoted from the rear.

A  “nose mount” cylinder is shown on the top and a “universal mount” is shown on the bottom

Mounting Nut

·         Mounting Nuts allow you to mount a cylinder from the top or bottom.

·         Match the Mounting Nut thread size to that of the cylinder you will be using.

A universal mount cylinder shown with a Mounting Nut on the top and bottom

Jam Nut

·         Jam Nuts allow you to mount to the cylinder shaft end.

·         Standard use is to screw a Jam Nut onto shaft then screw on a shaft accessory such as a Clevis.  Jam nut is then tightened (e.g.  “jammed”) up against the Clevis to prevent it from unscrewing.

·         One Jam Nut is included with each of our cylinder shaft accessories (Clevis, Rod Bumper, etc.)

·         Match the Jam Nut thread size to that of the cylinder you will be using.

Shown with two Jam Nuts on the shaft end

 Foot Bracket

·         Provides a fixed mount for an air cylinder. 

·         Does not allow the cylinder to pivot back and forth.

·         Universal mount cylinders can use a foot bracket on both the top and bottom; nose mount cylinders can only use them at the top.

·         Made from weldable steel.

·         Each Foot Bracket comes with one Mounting Nut.

·         Match the size to that of the cylinder you will be using.

Flange

·         Provides a fixed mount for an air cylinder. Does not allow the cylinder to pivot back and forth.

·         Universal mount cylinders can use the on the top or bottom, nose mount cylinders can only use them at the top. 

·         Only available for a select few cylinder sizes. 

·         Made from aluminum.

·         Match the size to that of the cylinder you will be using. 

·         Package comes with one Flange and one Mounting Nut.

Rear Pivot Mount – Two Piece

·         Provides a rear pivot mounting for an air cylinder.

·         Allows the cylinder to pivot back and forth.

·         Only for use with Universal Mount cylinders.

·         Made from weldable steel.

·         Match the size to that of the cylinder you will be using. 

·         Package comes with two pivot brackets (left/right), one retaining pin, and one cotter pin.

REAR PIVOT MOUNT – ONE PIECE 

  • Provides a rear mount for an air cylinder.
  • Allows the cylinder to pivot back and forth.
  • Only for use with Universal Mount cylinders.
  • Made from weldable steel.
  • Match the size to that of the cylinder you will be using.
  • Package comes with a single pivot bracket, one retaining pin, and one cotter pin.

Rear Pivot Mount – TWO Piece MOUNTED TO PLATE

·         Provides a rear mount for an air cylinder.

·         Allows the cylinder to pivot back and forth.

·         Only for use with Universal Mount cylinders.

·         Made from weldable steel.

·         Match the size to that of the cylinder you will be using.

·         Package comes with two pivot brackets (left/right), one retaining pin, and one cotter pin all mounted to a steel plate.

Rear Pivot Mount – One Piece – With Angle Bracket

·         Provides a rear mount for an air cylinder.

·         Designed for use in such applications as lid openers.

·         Allows the cylinder to pivot back and forth.

·         Only for use with Universal Mount cylinders.

·         Made from weldable steel.

·         Match the size to that of the cylinder you will be using.

·         Package comes with two pivot brackets (left/right), one retaining pin, and one cotter pin all mounted to a steel plate.

Rod Clevis

·         Use a rod clevis to mount to the top of a cylinder shaft.

·         These allow for some swivel movement. Match the size to that of the cylinder you will be using. 

·         Package comes with one clevis, one clevis pin, and one cotter pin.

Clevis Mounting Bracket

·         This bracket is for mounting a Rod Clevis to. Clevis pin goes through provided hole.

·         Two mounting holes provided for you to bolt or screw bracket to coffin lid, box lid, etc.

·         Match the bracket size to that of the cylinder clevis you will be using.

Rod Coupling Nut and Bolt

·         Use a Rod Coupling Nut to mount to the top of a cylinder shaft.

·         Screw onto shaft then screw a bolt into the other end of the Coupling Nut.

·         The bold can then hold an item. Match the size to that of the cylinder you will be using.

Coupling nut on left, bolt on right (sold separately)

Rod Bumper

·         Rod bumper screws onto cylinder shaft.

·         Rod can then be used to push against a surface.

·         Applications could include pushing up a drop panel, pushing a crate / coffin up and down, opening a lid, etc.

·         Be sure to match the thread size to that of the cylinder you will be using.

Heavy Duty Rubber Rod Foot

·         Screws onto cylinder shaft.

·         Rod can then be used to push against a surface.

·         Applications could include pushing up a drop panel, pushing a crate / coffin up and down, opening a lid, etc.

·         Be sure to match the thread size to that of the cylinder you will be using.

SPHERICAL ROD END

  • Screws onto cylinder shaft.
  • Provides a pivoting eye hole.
  • Be sure to match the thread size to that of the cylinder you will be using.

 

How proper mounting prevents premature cylinder wear

How you mount your cylinder affects both cylinder performance and cylinder life expectancy. That's because the wrong mounting or incorrect installation can result in side load. Side load occurs when a load is placed on the piston rod without guidance or support, or when the mounting and piston rod connection are misaligned. Side load creates excessive wear on the piston, piston rod, rod bearing and seals. Excessive wear leads to leakage and ultimately cylinder failure. By selecting the right cylinder mounting, you optimize cylinder strength, efficiency and alignment. Let's look at the two major types of mounts -- pivot and rigid -- and how they help avoid side load problems.

Pivot type mountings eliminate side loads when properly installed

There are several types of pivot mountings including clevis and rear pivot. To realize the benefit of a pivot type mounting, it's essential that a rod eye or rod clevis be used on the piston rod. Otherwise, it becomes a "rigid" mount cylinder, negating the benefit of the pivot. It's also important that the axis of all the pivot pins in a set are parallel or binding and side loading will occur. Long stroke pivot mount cylinders require stop tubes and dual pistons to spread out the distance between the rod bearing and piston to reduce the load at these two points.

Get maximum cylinder life with proper rigid mount cylinders

There are a number of rigid mounts available: side-mounted, nose-mounted, flange-mounted and face-mounted cylinders. Each must be carefully aligned with the direction of the load travel to avoid side loads. If, for some reason, proper alignment cannot be achieved, a rod end connection that allows for some lateral misalignment should be used.

Cylinder Mounting

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