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correct terminology for an air cylinder?

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  1. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Trying to figure out what the correct terminology is for the air cylinders that are used by JS Air-Cushion, G2, and Airtec stocks?

    I have an idea for improving some existing technology by using one of these style cylinders, but I'm not having any luck finding something similar to what they use (not that I'm trying to use the same cylinders, I'm just trying to figure out what they're called at this point). I'm finding pneumatic actuators, but I think they are more meant to move in and out by means of varying air pressure, not to HOLD the pressure constantly and simply provide force to resist motion (unless I'm missing something). What I'm looking for would have a schrader valve to increase/decrease air pressure, and would hold the air pressure indefinitely.

    It almost seems like I need some sort of adjustable gas spring, but I'm not coming up with anything to that end. I'm sure I can find what i need and get on the right path if I can just find out what the proper name for what I'm looking for is... I can't imagine that they are making these cylinders themselves from scratch.

    I've been to both Parker and Bimba's websites, and can only find the actuators...

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Here's the basic idea of the type of cylinder I'm looking for.
     
  3. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    Pneumatic cylinder, but what you have is a air cushion.
     
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    Skeet,

    They may not be making the part themsleves but they may be having them made strictly for their application. Meaning it is not available to the public and probably for sure not in small quanities. The companies that make a similar item to what you are wanting to perfect are not likely to be real helpful helping you find what you need. Good luck though. I love to tinker and redesign things myself. Just wish I had the cash to go thru with most my ideas.
     
  5. chipking

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    Try Pneumatic shocks

    --- Chip King ---
     
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    This is just one of the many mfgr's of shocks. Bimba and Parker also have them available.
    BTW they are usually hydraulic....air shocks are not very repeatable.

    Don't expect them to be cheap.
     
  7. 87AA

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    Try "snubber" or "accumulator"
     
  8. R.Kipling

    R.Kipling Well-Known Member

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    Bing hydraulic dampeners.
     
  9. J.Woolsey

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    Looks like G Squared might have them.
     
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    The word "Hydraulic", I believe means with oil.

    Pneumatic is air.

    HM
     
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    Cylindrical Metal Air Containment Vessel
     
  12. GW22

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    I've bought small air dampers from Ace Controls. Hit the link and see if they have what you want. If not, search on AIR DAMPERS and PNEUMATIC SHOCK ABSORBERS to find their competitors.

    -Gary
     
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