Pneumatic Cylinders incorporate slide bearings.

Press Release Summary:

Series CQM Compact Cylinders with Guides meet or exceed 10 million cycles. They offer ±0.2° non-rotating accuracy for bore sizes 12 and 16 mm and ±0.1° for bores 20-50 mm. With maximum operating pressure of 1.0 MPa, units feature Imperial or Metric mounting threads/ports. Bore sizes 12-40 mm have piston speed range of 50-500 mm/s; and 50 mm bore size has piston speed of 50-300 mm/s. Ambient/fluid temperature ranges are -10 to 70°C without auto switch, and -10 to 60°C with switch.

Original Press Release:

SMC's CQM Compact Cylinder with Guides Offers Excellent Non-rotating Accuracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - SMC Corporation of America, 141 Myford Rd. Tustin, CA 92780-7020. Phone (714)-669-0941 CONTACT: Joanna Laznicka of Phaze-9 Corp. Phone (408) 245-5117,

Tustin, CA - SMC Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products, has announced the introduction of the Series CQM Compact Cylinder with Guides. SMC's recently developed CQM Cylinder is now available from SMC's Los Angeles production facility. The Los Angeles factory can produce all bore/stroke combinations in both metric and inch versions.

The CQM cylinder incorporates slide bearings into SMC's global standard CQS and CQ2 compact pneumatic cylinders, creating an extremely compact guided cylinder. The CQM cylinder fills a product gap between low side load non-rotating cylinders and higher load guide rod actuators, such as SMC's MGP and MGQ guided cylinders. The CQM is designed to meet or exceed 10 million cycles, ensuring long life.

The CQM cylinder offers excellent non-rotating accuracy: ±0.2° for bore sizes 12 and 16 mm and ±0.1° for bores 20 to 50mm. The cylinder is designed to allow for easy mounting and adjustment of SMC's extensive selection of position sensing switches. With 2 to 4 times the lateral load resistance a standard compact cylinder, the CQM cylinder is ideal where moderate side loading may be an issue.

The CQM cylinder has a maximum operating pressure of 1.0 MPa and is available in seven bore sizes ranging from 12 to 50mm with Imperial or Metric mounting threads/ports. Bore sizes 12-40mm have a piston speed range of 50-500 mm/s; and the 50mm bore size has a piston speed range of 50-300 mm/s. The ambient/fluid temperature ranges for the CQM are -10 to 70 deg. C without the auto switch, and -10 to 60 deg. C with switch. All inch mounting and tool plate threads available.

SMC Corporation manufactures high quality actuators and cylinders, airline and air preparation equipment, high-purity products, instrumentation, and a host of fittings and accessories applicable to the industrial automation industry. SMC has 14 production facilities, three of which are in North America -California, Indiana, and Ontario, Canada. SMC's global presence allows them to provide quality customer service in any part of the world.

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