Linear Actuators – Compact
The NCQ2 compact cylinder is the inch version of the world's best selling pneumatic cylinder and can be supported globally. The NCQ2 is available in 13 bore sizes from 12mm to 160mm. It comes standard with male or female piston rod threads. A large variety of standard options make it one of the most versatile cylinder series on the market. For mounting flexibility, it is possible to mount auto switches on any of the 4 surfaces.
The CQ2 compact cylinder is the world's best selling pneumatic cylinder and can be supported globally. The CQ2 is available in 15 bore sizes from 12mm to 200mm. It comes standard with male or female piston rod threads. 42 standard options make it one of the most versatile cylinder series on the market. For mounting flexibility, it is possible to mount auto switches on any of the 4 surfaces.
SMC's NCQ8 series is a square body, compact interchange type cylinder that allows close center to center mounting. Mounting of the auto switch is easy and is mountable on multi-sides. Use of the retaining ring method improves maintenance performance. Replacing seals is easily obtained by removing the collar.
The CQS compact cylinder is available for those small bore cylinder applications where saving space is a concern. The CQS offers standard long strokes (up to 300mm) in four bore sizes from 12 to 25mm. Long stroke versions incorporate a wear band and thicker piston to handle the increased bearing needs of the longer strokes. Both switch capable and non-switch capable body styles are the same, and switches can be mounted on three (12-16 bore) and four (20-25 bore) sides. An increased side load version (CQS*S) is available for more demanding applications.
The CQM is a compact cylinder integrated with a guide rod and plate. The series is available in 12, 16, 20, 25, 32, 40, 50, 63, 80, and 100mm bore sizes. Non-rotating accuracy is 0.2 or less. Series CQM allows a workpiece to be mounted directly to the tooling plate. Auto switches are mountable/removable even when the plate is retracted.
The RQ series air cushion construction allows this series to retain the merits of a compact cylinder. The unique air cushion construction eliminates the cushion ring used in conventional type air cushions, which reduces the overall length of the cylinder. The RQ series meets the demands for reduced shock, noise reduction and improved repeatability at the stroke end.
SMC series CVQ offers a compact cylinder and valve integrated for compactness. This series offers space, energy, and labor savings. Reducing the piping between the cylinder and valve offers approximately 50% reduction in air consumption. Choose from side and axial piping. The CVQ series is designed so that the D-M9* series auto switch can be mounted flush with the cylinder profile.
The MQQ metal seal cylinder is a compact, low friction cylinder designed for low pressure, low speed, uniform speed or low friction applications. MQQ is available as standard or a lateral load resisting type (with built-in ball bushings). Bore sizes range from 10mm to 28mm and strokes are available up to 100mm.
The CUJ miniature free mount series is a space saving compact cylinder. It is available in 4mm to 10mm bore sizes with stroke lengths up to 20mm for double acting and 10mm for single acting. Options include auto switch capabilities, double and single acting, mounting from 4 directions.
The series CU free mount cylinder saves space and allows direct and precise mounting. It is available in 6mm to 32mm bore sizes with stroke lengths up to 50mm. Options include auto switch capabilities, free mount choices, recessed switch mounting grooves, non-rotating rod, double rod, single and double acting, and rubber bumpers standard.
The MU plate cylinder, with its elliptical design, provides a low profile while maintaining force output. The MU cylinder can eliminate the need for higher operating pressures that may be required for typical flat cylinders. The oval piston shape also provides an intrinsic non-rotating function without having to use a rod with flats, offering increased bearing and seal life.
The CQU series was designed to be a lightweight, compact plate type cylinder. The series is available in bore sizes 20mm, 25mm, 32mm, and 40mm. Auto switches can be mounted without removing mounting brackets. It is possible to mount a small auto switch in 4 directions. CQU mountings include through hole/double end tapped (standard), a vertical foot bracket, horizontal foot bracket, and double clevis.
Compact cylinder series CLQ offers drop prevention when the pressure of air source is decreased or the residual pressure is released. The CLQ has a low profile design, with a compact lock unit. Available in 8 bore sizes ranging from 20 to 100mm, and is auto switch capable.
Series RLQ is a compact cylinder with a built-in lock and air cushion. Should the air supply be cut off, the RLQ was designed by SMC to provide the safety of drop prevention at any point of the stroke. Additional features include standardized bypass piping, and a home position holding function. The RLQ is the perfect solution for applications which require larger kinetic energy, high stroke repeatability and decreased sound levels. Series RLQ is currently available in bore sizes of 32, 40, 50 and 63mm, with standard stroke options between 20 – 100mm.
Plate cylinder with lock series MLU is ideal for maintaining supply pressure to prevent dropping of the load when residual pressure is released. Drop prevention is possible at any point of stroke. Lock positions can be changed to accommodate the position of the external stopper and the thickness of the clamped work piece.