Hard coated I.D. Aluminum Tubing has extreme hardness, excellent wear and seizure resistance, low coefficient of friction and high corrosion resistance. The aluminum body is twice as thick when compared to non-repairable stainless steel body cylinders.
Ground & Polished Type 303 Stainless Steel rods are standard on the Aluminum 76 Series. All rods have wrench flats and stress relief grooves.
Piston rods are threaded, anaerobically sealed, and machine staked into the piston for triple protection.
High strength aluminum alloy.
Optional, refer to American Cylinder’s MFC® Series catalog for details.
Springs for spring action cylinders are made from music wire and designed for millions of cycles. Special spring forces are available.
Standard on all models. The oil impregnated sintered bronze bushing increases the life of the cylinder rod and provides a non-abrasive bearing surface.
U-Cup seals provide low breakaway friction and maximize cylinder life expectancy. Standard Buna-N seals are recommended for operating temperatures of -20° F (-25°C) to 200° F (95°C). Fluoroelastomer seals are available for higher temperature applications. Additional special seal compounds and lubricants are available upon request.
Sintered bronze pivot bushings are standard on all universal mount models
Precision machined rod seal groove provides a smooth sealing surface while positively retaining the seal without requiring additional components and relying on press fit containment.
All cylinders are factory lubricated with a special high endurance oil mixture.
The quality of each cylinder is assured by testing each unit for leakage prior to shipment. Quality control provides added value to American cylinders.