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Guided Cylinders, Guided Rod Cylinders and Guided Products

GC2000 series guided cylinders outperform conventional non-rotating cylinders due to the elimination of rod rotation as well as increased side-load bearing capabilities. This is because the GC2000 is designed for short stroke, limited space applications in which a cylinder is needed that can guide and support its own load. Additionally, guided products such as the GC2000 series cylinders are designed for enhanced torsion and direct side load performance.

GC series of guided cylinders includes both guided air cylinders and guided rod cylinders. In particular, the GC3000 and GC4000 series compact air cylinders are highly space efficient devices that are designed to bridge the gap between expensive ball bearing slides and zero load bearing non-rotating cylinders. Very similar to guided cylinders are the GS series guided slides, which feature the same design with the exception of the cylinder body.


GC Series - Slides (Guided and Ball)

GC2000 series guided cylinders outperform conventional non-rotating cylinders. The GC2000 is designed for short stroke, limited space applications where a cylinder is needed that guides and supports its own load. GC2000 series cylinders are designed for both torsion and direct side load.

GC3000 and 4000 series guided air cylinders are highly space efficient devices designed to bridge the gap between expensive ball bearing slides and zero load bearing non rotating cylinders.

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GC 2000 Series

Features:

  • Compact envelope
  • Two external guide rods
  • Oil impregnated guide bushings
  • Two mounting surfaces and a large tooling plate

 

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GC 3000 Series

GC3000 features two long guide bushings in the head end. The guide rods do not extend beyond the back of the cylinder body, thus providing a short overall length and low unit weight.

 

 

 


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GC 4000 Series

GC4000 features four long guide bushings, two per end. The guide rods extend beyond the back of the cylinder body so when the cylinder extends, four point support reduces deflection and extends the life under full loads.

 

GS Series - Guide Slides

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Features:

  • Slim compact Design
  • High load capacity, long life
  • 5 Bore sizes
  • Stroke lengths up to 75mm (3")
  • Longer strokes available upon request
  • Imperial and metric mounting styles
  • Self-lubricating composite bearings
  • External urethane pads (retract stroke)
  • Internal urethane cushions (extend stroke)
  • Close fit dowel pin holes, standard on all holes
  • Accessories Include: adjustable stroke collars and pads sensor ready kits

 

BS Slides - Ball Slides

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Compact BSC series cylinders are another variation of our versatile Compact air cylinders. All models feature our signature compact space efficiency. We have combined our cylinder with a high load bearing, factory matched recirculation ball slide rail set in two simple, low cost, designs ideal for precision industrial automation.

  • 8mm and 12mm Bore
  • Cylinders feature our patented snap-cap design: a resilient retainer seal that aids in absorbing
  • minor piston impact
  • 20mm Bore
  • Cylinders feature our patented stainless steel wire form end cap retainer

 

C Series Slides

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CD (Short Body):
Perfect for tight space and shorter travel where size and weight are critical.

CE (Long Body):
The longer body spreads the distance between the guide bushings, contributes to the rod rigidity, best for longer strokes and higher load applications.

Features:

  • Stainless steel round line style
  • Available Bore sizes: ¾", 1-1/16", 1-1/4", 1-1/2" and 2"
  • Guide Bushings Types: (2 per guide rod)
  • Linear ball with shaft seals, high precision
  • Composite internally lubricated, high performance and cost effective

Guide Rod Types:

  • Hard precision ground shafts provide smooth tooling plate motion under load
  • Oversize shafting utilized with composite bearing for greater rigidity with minimum rod deflection
  • Guide rod materials: Standard hardened steel, hardened stainless steel, corrosion resistant coated hardened steel
  • Aluminum ceramic coated lightweight

Tooling plates:

  • Machined mounting face
  • Combination tapped and counters Bored mounting holes
  • Close fit dowel pin holes and pinch type tooling plate connection

Options:

  • Shock pads
  • stop collars
  • Shock absorber mounting
  • Proximity switch ready
  • Reed solid state switches available
  • Normal fit dowel pin holes available

 

GRC Slides - Guide Rod Cylinders

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Turn-Act guided cylinders combine high strength, lightweight extruded bodies and the rigid support of composite or roller ball bearings with enersorb piston to provide an unparalleled guided cylinder product.

Features:

  • 4 Base Models
  • ½, 3/4, 1¼ and 2½ inch Bores
  • Lift forces from 16-490 lbs.
  • Precise repeatability
  • Smooth operation
  • High noise and energy absorption
  • Extended cycle life and non-lube service
  • Various custom options available