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SMC CQM Series Aluminum Air Cylinder with Guide Rod Plate, Compact, Double Acting, Through Hole Mounting, Switch Ready, Cushioned

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Item Shape
Seal Material Type
Cushion Material Type
Switch Type
Switch Ready
Material Type
Construction Type
Single Rod
Brand Name
SMC Corporation
Maximum Temperature
60  Degrees Celsius
Manufacturer Series Number
Upper Temperature Range
140  Degrees Fahrenheit
Mounting Type
Through Hole
Maximum Working Pressure
145  PSI
System of Measurement
LowerTemperature Range
14  Degrees Fahrenheit

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Key Features

  • Double-acting air (pneumatic) cylinder with two air ports for pushing and pulling the piston rod in both directions
  • Compact body with single piston rod, dual guide rods, and plate for direct mounting and non-rotating stability
  • Anodized aluminum for resistance to corrosion and tarnishing
  • Through-hole mounting for secure installation on a rigid surface
  • Switch ready with magnet sensor installed for connecting to electrical circuits for automation

Product Description

This SMC double-acting CQM Series air cylinder has a compact body, through-hole mounting, and comes "switch ready" for connecting to mechanical proximity and limit switches for precise timing in automated applications. The air cylinder (also called a pneumatic cylinder) has an anodized aluminum body to help resist corrosion and tarnishing, and it comes with a single piston rod. The double-acting air cylinder uses airflow through two air ports on opposite ends of the cylinder barrel to push out and retract the piston rod to produce continued movement. Dual carbon-steel guide rods run parallel to the air cylinder's piston rod and attach to a guide plate for non-rotating pushing and lifting applications. The air cylinder has rubber bumpers (cushions) to absorb kinetic energy and to dampen the sound of the piston striking the end caps, and it has nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) seals to contain air and protect the barrel and piston rod. It is "switch ready" with a magnet sensor installed for connecting to electrical circuits for pneumatic automation. The air cylinder has through-hole mounting for secure installation on rigid surfaces. The maximum pressure of the pneumatic cylinder is 145 pounds per square inch (psi), and it has a temperature range of 14 to 140 degrees F. This non-repairable air cylinder is suitable for linear applications which call for non-rotating accuracy and the attachment of a work piece to the tooling plate for lifting and lowering.

Pneumatic actuators fall into two classes: linear and rotary. Linear actuators move objects in straight lines, while rotary actuators turn objects, or rotate them in varying directions. Air cylinders (also called pneumatic cylinders), the most common type of linear actuators, use pressurized air to pull and push piston rods in and out of cylinder barrels. This motion moves mechanisms connected to the rods, or (for detached items) directs or blocks travel using rod-attached plates. Air cylinders execute pushing, pulling, lifting, lowering, pressing, and stopping functions, and they come in several different body types, including round, compact, tie-rod, guided, slide, and clamp. Pneumatic cylinders can be either single acting, with one compressed air port to push the rod in a single direction and a spring to return the rod, or double acting, with two compressed air ports on opposite ends of the cylinder to both extend and retract the rod. For quieter piston operation, air cylinders can come with cushioning in one or both ends of their barrels. Several mounting styles are available both for attaching the air cylinder ends to moving components in a pneumatic system and for mounting to rigid surfaces. Air cylinders are used in industrialized automation tasks in automotive, food processing, material handling, and robotics applications, among others.

SMC Corporation manufactures actuators, valves, airline equipment, connector fittings, electrical products, vacuum products, dryers, temperature control chillers, and accessories. SMC Corporation of America is headquartered in Noblesville, IN, and meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000:2000 standards.

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