Capton Hydraulic Cylinders
Capton's Hydraulic Cylinders are
known for being one of the highest quality hydraulic cylinders
available. All materials and components used meet or exceed
industry standards. Take the gland and piston for example: the
material we use is Dura-bar ductile iron, the brand most ductile
iron manufacturers compare themselves to.
In nearly every application, Capton
hydraulic cylinders are equipped with a base plate that is thicker
than other manufacturers' for the same application. This reduces
stress resulting in a lifetime of leak free operation.
Another area Capton hydraulic
cylinders shine is the seals. Only high quality brand name seals,
rated for or above the cylinders operating pressure, are used.
This, combined with Capton's 2 year warranty*, gives you a
quality, dependable cylinder that is custom fit to your
* All Capton cylinders up to
3000 psi operating pressure receive a 2 year warranty against
manufacturer's defects. All cylinders above 3000 psi
operating pressure are limited to 1 year warranty. Please contact
us for full warranty details.
Capton Pneumatic Cylinders
Capton Pneumatic Cylinders are a
good choice for any pneumatic application. As mentioned with
Capton hydraulic cylinders, Capton pneumatic cylinders are built
using only high quality components. All glands and pistons are
made of aircraft quality 6061 aluminum to reduce weight and
prevent corrosion. Once again, only high quality brand name
seals are used. On most cylinders, wear rings are standard items
on the gland and piston to prevent any metal to metal contact.
Capton Pneumatic Cylinders can
also be built as state-of-the-art composite tube cylinders...
What are the Advantages of
using Composite Tube Cylinders?
Our composite tube cylinders can be used anywhere where weight and corrosion are an issue, for cylinders up to 2970 PSI operating pressure depending on tube diameter and wall thickness. They particularly shine in pneumatic applications.
They can be used in operating temperatures between -70°C
The tubes weigh less than one
quarter, or 25%, of steel per volume, while providing over two
times the strength to weight ratio for internal pressure. The
tie rod design allows for thinner material to be used, which are
standard sizes with composite material. Our composite pneumatic
cylinders weigh approximately 25 to 40% less than pneumatic
cylinders with steel tube and snap ring design.
The smooth low-friction
bore offers decreased friction and increased
seal life. There is more power transmitted to the load and less
to friction. And unlike honed steel tubes, our composite
cylinders do not corrode.
High Strength, Low Maintenance
Never deal with refilling your
oiler or having rust on the inside of your cylinder again: our
composite cylinders are as strong as steel, never rust,
and could run on water! Since both the tube and guide rod
bushing are self lubricating, no oiler is required. Additionally,
they require no painting.
Composite Tube Cylinder Specifications
|Piston and Aluminum Ends
||Made out of aircraft quality
6061 T6 aluminum
||Nitrided shaft for excellent dent
and corrosion protection
||Made out of 304 stainless steel, which exceeds mild steel strength and is cost effective compared with painting/powder coating steel tie rods.
|Base Mounting Plate
||Painted with high quality Endura paint to eliminate
||U-cup seals provide less friction than o-ring seals. Lip design removes contamination versus O-ring tendency to rub particles into cylinder wall. Better sealing properties & increased seal life.
Guiding element eliminates
piston to cylinder wall contact.
||Guide rod bushings are cost effective and allow close
tolerance between gland seal and rod while providing rod with full protection from metal contact. Also, guide rod bushings have built-in lubricating properties.
U-cup seal provides low friction, high quality sealing.
Double lip rod wiper effectively cleans rod and prevents contamination from passing around outside of wiper, which extends both wiper and rod seal life. Snap-in design makes installation and replacement a breeze.
In order to reduce costs,
optional downgrades, such as chrome plated shaft and o-ring
seals, are available. Please contact us
or use the order form for more details and
to find out what will work best with your application.