Pneumatic air cylinders
The NITRA D-Series cushioned air cylinders have a 250-psi operating pressure and can be used with solid state or reed switches
The NITRA D-Series cushioned air cylinders are ideal for use where abusive conditions exist. These pneumatic air cylinders have a 250-psi operating pressure and are interchangeable with other popular brands. They are available with adjustable cushions to provide end-of-stroke deceleration at both ends. They are constructed with aluminum components and a magnetic piston fitted with a PTFE wear band. All cylinders can be used along with solid state or reed switches for rod position sensing. The series includes bore sizes from 1 ½-in. to four in. and stroke lengths from one in. to 24 in. to meet a broad range of applications.
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