Actuators & Air Cylinders

Actuator and air cylinder designs from SMC offer innovative pneumatic cylinder design features for the automation industry. Engineers trust SMC actuators to provide long life, and reliable service. SMC products are specified in all major industrial markets. SMC actuators are created to provide you with the largest array of choices.

Air Cylinder Features

Our standard air cylinder features include:

  • a wide range of bore sizes, with 16 'inch' bore sizes and 18 'metric' bore sizes

  • multiple mounting configurations and

  • auto switch capability as a standard on most series.

SMC products are designed for precision performance and reliability. Our global production facilities provide product availability from all industrialized countries around the world. Pneumatic and electric actuator products from SMC are available in a wide variety of styles, including linear, guided, rodless air cylinders, rotary, gripper, and specialty air cylinders. Whether pneumatic or electric actuators, each series comes with a full complement of standard options and related products.

Accessories

SMC also offers a large selection of accessory products, to further compliment our abundant line of cylinder products. These include rod clevises, mounting brackets and alignment couplers, for attachment. Positioning feedback is provided by the largest selection of auto switches available from any pneumatic manufacturer. To control speed we offer shock absorbers, quick exhausts and flow controls in a wide variety of sizes and configurations.

Linear: Basic Air Cylinder

Basic linear cylinders are used to provide straight-line, in/out linear movement for a variety of applications. Available as single acting (spring extend or spring return) and double acting styles with single rod or double rod configurations, non-rotating, and precision non-rotating models.

Body styles include crimped, round, or tie rod. Single acting cylinders develop thrust in one direction and have lower air consumption compared with the equivalent size of double acting cylinders. With a double acting air cylinder, air pressure may be alternately applied to provide force in both directions.

Linear: Compact Cylinders

A compact cylinder functions in the same manner as a basic cylinder with both single acting and double acting, single or double rod, and non-rotating models. However, SMC compact cylinders minimize space requirements allowing for precise, direct mounting in the least amount of space possible.

Standard
Standard
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Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
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Round Body Repairable
Round Body Repairable
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Tie Rod
Tie Rod
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PIN
PIN
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Compact new
Compact new
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Interchange
Interchange
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Special Application
Special Application
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Locking
Locking
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CQ2 Cylinder
CQ2 Cylinder

Linear: Compact Cylinders - CQ2

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NCQ2 Cylinder
NCQ2 Cylinder

Linear: Compact Cylinders - NCQ2

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NCQ8 Cylinder
NCQ8 Cylinder

Linear: Compact Cylinders - NCQ8

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CQS Cylinder
CQS Cylinder

Linear: Compact Cylinders - CQS

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CQM Cylinder
CQM Cylinder

Linear: Compact Cylinders - CQM

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RQ Cylinder
RQ Cylinder

Linear: Compact Cylinders - RQ

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CVQ Cylinder
CVQ Cylinder

Linear: Compact Cylinders - CVQ

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MQQ Cylinder
MQQ Cylinder

Linear: Compact Cylinders - MQQ

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CUJ Cylinder
CUJ Cylinder

Linear: Compact Cylinders - CUJ

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CU Cylinder
CU Cylinder

Linear: Compact Cylinders - CU

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MU Cylinder
MU Cylinder

Linear: Compact Cylinders - MU

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CQU Cylinder
CQU Cylinder

Linear: Compact Cylinders - CQU

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CLQ Cylinder
CLQ Cylinder

Linear: Compact Cylinders - CLQ

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RLQ Cylinder
RLQ Cylinder

Linear: Compact Cylinders - RLQ

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MLU Cylinder
MLU Cylinder

Linear: Compact Cylinders - MLU

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Linear: Rodless Air Cylinder

A rodless air cylinder differs from a basic air cylinder in that no piston rod extends outside the cylinder body. Instead, the internal piston is connected to an external carriage, by means of a magnetic or mechanical coupling system.

SMC's rodless air cylinders are ideal for long stroke applications because they are unaffected by rod overhang, bending, piston binding, and uneven seal wear, and for use in confined areas where space is a premium.

Rodless NCY3
Rodless NCY3

Rodless (North American) - NCY3

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Rodless NCY2
Rodless NCY2

Rodless (North American) - NCY2

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Rodless (Metric) MY3
Rodless (Metric) MY3

Rodless (Metric) MY3

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Rodless (Metric) MY2
Rodless (Metric) MY2

Rodless (Metric) MY3

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Rodless (Metric) MY1-Z
Rodless (Metric) MY1-Z

Rodless (Metric) MY1-Z

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Rodless (Metric) MY1
Rodless (Metric) MY1

Rodless (Metric) MY1

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Rodless (Metric) REA
Rodless (Metric) REA

Rodless (Metric) REA

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Guided Air Cylinders

Guided cylinders utilize guide rods mounted parallel to the piston rod to provide stable, non-rotating, high side load performance. SMC offers dual rod, heavy duty and precision models. Like rodless cylinders, SMC guide rod cylinders reduce rod bending, piston bending and uneven seal wear. Low profile guided actuator series are available for restrictive space limitations.

Slide Table
Slide Table
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Heavy Duty
Heavy Duty
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Dual Rod
Dual Rod
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Precision
Precision
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Slide Table Actuators

SMC guided actuators are utilized in applications that call for high rigidity and high accuracy. Typically, an air cylinder and a precision guide are required to meet these needs; however the MX series integrates the guide table and air cylinder into one precisely machined component. MXQ series endless track linear guide produces a table cylinder having excellent rigidity, linearity and non-rotating accuracy.

The MX series provides approximately twice the force output of a conventional cylinder through the engineering of a twin piston design.

mxs
mxs
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mxqr
mxqr
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mxf
mxf
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3185
3185
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mxw
mxw
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mxq_a
mxq_a
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mxq
mxq
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mxh_z
mxh_z
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mxp
mxp
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mxj
mxj
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Hydraulic Cylinders

SMC hydraulic cylinders offer a wide choice of operating pressures, tube bore sizes, and standardized strokes. Available in lightweight, compact aluminum body. Direct mounting style provides space savings.

CH Hydraulic Cylinder
CH Hydraulic Cylinder

CH series hydraulic cylinders are available in compact, round body, JIS or tie-rod types.

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CH2 Hydraulic Cylinder
CH2 Hydraulic Cylinder

CH2 double acting hydraulic cylinders conform to JIS B 8367 specifications.

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Auto Switch
Auto Switch
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Speed Controller
Speed Controller
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Shocks Absorber
Shocks Absorber
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Floating Joint
Floating Joint
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