The Pancake® set the standard of excellence for compact air cylinders, and the Pancake II Direct Interchange Air Cylinder raises the bar even higher. Like the Original, Pancake II provides effective output motion with short strokes in applications with limited space.
Designed for long life, Pancake II’s quality construction features include an impact-resistant interchangeable cylinder barrel made from high-strength composite and a self-lubricating cylinder wall. The smooth interior minimizes heat buildup, keeps friction low and prevents slip stick that can hamper metallic cylinders. The stainless steel piston rods are plated with hard chrome to enhance the lifetime of the cylinder, and the rod-bushing’s non-metallic high performance composite gives it exceptional load-bearing strength. It even polishes the 303 stainless steel shaft to extend shaft life.
Pancake II is available in five standard styles with eight bore sizes from one-half to four inches. Stroke lengths go up to four inches. The family also offers the following variants:
P3D Series double-acting, single rod end cylinders. Providing three distinct positions of travel in just one space-saving unit, this versatile, stacked version of the Pancake II lets designers take advantage of many of the same mounting styles, features and accessories and forgo the extra cylinder.
PND Series non-rotating, twin-rod air cylinders. Ideal when you need to keep your load in a fixed orientation during its linear movement, this non-rotating, double-acting air cylinder’s two piston rods are bound by a rod end toolbar to hold the piston securely in place. This construction keeps the rods working in tandem, prevents parts from rotating around the rod axis and provides a convenient mounting surface for additional attachments.