Typically you find pipe thread ports on our miniature pneumatic cylinders, as shown below. In this case the customer requested an unconventional porting structure. A flat was machined on the side of the cylinder and a fluid inlet hole with o-ring groove was machined on the flat, as shown. The cylinder will be dropped into a pocket in the users sctructure where it will be mated directly to a fluid/air passage way. This is a space saving design choice and eliminates the need for fittings or hoses directly at the cylinder.
Customizing standard products to fit your application better can save you time and money in your overall design.
Modifications to standard cylinders are easy at Mack Automation.
Use this link, https://mackcorp.com/modify/ to let us know what we can do to streamline your next project.
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