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Air Cylinder Centerline Mounts

The best support for a cylinder is along the centerline of the air cylinder. It is called CENTERLINE because the plane of mounting is the centerline of the cylinder.

This is a rigid support that requires accurate alignment.

Centerline mounts may utilize a FLANGE or EXTENDED TIE RODS.

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Air Cylinder Selection

Here are some very important questions regarding the selection of the correct “type” of air cylinder for a specific application:

  • What is the required force output?
  • What is the required stroke length?
  • What is the load?
  • How will the cylinder be mounted?
  • What media will be used?
  • What is the temperature and substance exposure?