Pneumatic Cylinder Outstroke
Pneumatic cylinders (sometimes known as air cylinders) are mechanical devices which use the power of compressed gas to produce a force in a reciprocating linear motion.
The piston is a disc or cylinder, and the piston rod transfers the force it develops to the object to be moved.
Although the diameter of the piston and the force exerted by a cylinder are related, they are not directly proportional to one another. Additionally, the typical mathematical relationship between the two assumes that the air supply does not become saturated. Due to the effective cross sectional area reduced by the area of the piston rod, the instroke force is less than the outstroke force when both are powered pneumatically and by same supply of compressed gas.
|Fr||resultant force (N)|
|P||pressure or distributed load on the surface (pascal)|
|r||radius of the piston (m)|