Air Cylinders

Square 1®

Short-Stroke Air Cylinders That Fit Into Any Design

Square 1® air cylinders feature short strokes and a compact size to fit into any application. The square design of this double-acting, single-rod unit allows users to decrease the center-to-center spacing for applications that need multiple cylinders. Built for durability, the Square 1’s heavy walls are made from hard-anodized aluminum, both inside and outside the cylinder. Units with a one-inch stroke or larger come with a Teflon™ piston bearing and a longer bearing on the rod. Other construction features include hard chrome-plated stainless steel piston rods for long cylinder life, and a rod bushing lined with non-metallic high performance composite for high load-bearing strength.

The Square 1 also comes pre-lubed with Magnalube-G® Teflon™-impregnated grease to resist corrosion and moisture. Bore sizes range from ¾ to 2 inches and strokes up to 6 inches, and operating air or hydraulic pressure is 150 psi.

Key Specifications

  • Available in bore sizes from ¾ to 2 inches and strokes to 6 inches
  • Machined from aluminum extrusion
  • Lightweight aluminum piston
  • High-performance composite rod bearing for reduced wear
  • Chrome-plated 303 stainless steel piston rod
  • Female rod end with wrench flats
  • Internally lubricated Buna-N O-ring
  • Prelubed with Magnalube-G grease
  • Crosshatch polished bore for lubrication retention and long seal life
  • Air and hydraulic service to 150 psi
  • Ambient and media temperature range from -25° to +250° F (-31° to +121° C)
  • Three mounting styles: Side tap, face, side lug
  • Many options to choose from
  • Magnetic piston sensing available
Technical Advantages
  • The cylinder’s heavy wall is made from hard-anodized aluminum, inside and outside.
  • For applications requiring multiple cylinders, the square design allows the center-to-center spacing to be decreased.
  • High-strength, high-performance composite resists corrosion, moisture and temperatures up to 325° F, while offering a high load capacity and very little friction.
  • Short-stroke cylinders with under one inch of stroke have a compact piston head to allow for footprint optimization.
  • Magnalube-G Teflon-impregnated grease provides a long operating life and lubricates across a wide temperature range.

Application Examples

  • Packaging machinery
  • Conveyors
  • Textile print-head control
  • Workpiece fixturing