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Compact Cylinders for the Rugged Outdoors

One of the most classically masculine industries that still retains many of its old school clichés is the timber industry. Rugged mountain men wearing flannel and overalls, tramping through the forest with axes and faviconchain saws may not be the modern picture of forestry workers, but the work is still extremely difficult and the machinery used to harvest timber is large and very hard-core. The forest is a demanding environment that requires the strongest sorts of men and women to work within its folds as well as the strongest and most efficient sorts of equipment.

Compact cylinders, which are specific types of air cylinders or pneumatic cylinders may not sound like they are intense enough to suit the needs of forestry machinery, but they are. These small but tough cylinders are able to convert air energy into mechanical energy while taking up a very small amount of space within a machine or system. This means the power generated is massive while the source of power remains compact and light so it is an easier machine to handle. In an intense environment like forestry, such a characteristic can make a huge difference in how efficient every minute is.

The materials used to build compact cylinders are just as hardy as the industry utilizing them. Strong and incredibly tough materials like iron and stainless steel are often used as the shell structure of cylinder as well as the internal parts of piston rod, shaft and plunger. Rodless cylinders are models of compact cylinders that are even more efficient with space because they have no rods and therefore do not need to allow for the room required by a rod’s movement in and out of the compressed cylinder structure. Another characteristic of compact cylinders that is suitable to the forestry industry is their environmentally friendly design.