Airtac Type SC Series Standard Air Pneumatic Cylinder

The Airtac Type SC Series Standard Air Pneumatic Cylinder is a model of pneumatic cylinder that is designed for use in a variety of industrial automation applications. As a part of Airtac's comprehensive line of pneumatic system components, the SC Series stands out for its reliability and performance.

Features of the Airtac Type SC Series Pneumatic Cylinder:

  1. Construction: These cylinders are typically constructed with durable materials such as aluminum for the cylinder barrel and steel or stainless steel for the piston rod. This construction ensures long-lasting operation even in demanding environments.

  2. Double-Acting Operation: The SC Series cylinders are usually double-acting, which means they use air pressure to actuate the piston in both extend and retract strokes. This feature allows for more precise control of movement and greater force output compared to single-acting cylinders.

  3. Seals and Cushioning: Equipped with high-quality seals to prevent air leaks and ensure efficient operation. Some models also feature adjustable cushioning to reduce impact at the end of the piston stroke, extending the life of the cylinder and reducing noise.

  4. Mounting Options: These cylinders offer various mounting options, including flange, foot, and clevis mounts, to suit different installation requirements in machinery and assembly lines.

  5. Bore Sizes and Stroke Lengths: Available in a range of bore sizes and stroke lengths to accommodate different force and space requirements. This versatility makes them suitable for a broad range of applications.

  6. Port Connections: Typically, they come with standardized port connections for easy integration into existing pneumatic systems.


The Airtac Type SC Series pneumatic cylinders are widely used in:

  • Automation and Robotics: For actuating movements in automated assembly lines and robotic arms.
  • Packaging Industry: In machinery for packing and sorting operations.
  • Material Handling: In equipment for lifting, shifting, and positioning materials.
  • Automotive Industry: Assembly processes that require reliable linear motion.


  • Reliability: Known for their reliability and minimal maintenance requirements.
  • Efficiency: Provides efficient conversion of compressed air into mechanical energy.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Offers a cost-effective solution for automating mechanical movements.

Product Features of SC series Airtac Type Air Cylinder:


The Airtac Type SC Series air cylinders are designed for robust performance and versatility, making them suitable for a wide range of industrial automation applications. Here’s a detailed look at the product features of the SC Series air cylinders:

Construction and Design

  • Material: Typically constructed from high-grade aluminum for the cylinder barrel, which offers excellent corrosion resistance and strength. The piston rod is usually made of steel or stainless steel, enhancing the cylinder's durability and performance under various operating conditions.
  • Seal Quality: Equipped with high-quality seals that enhance the air tightness and prevent leakage, thereby improving the overall efficiency of the cylinder.

Performance Specifications

  • Double-Acting Functionality: These cylinders are double-acting, meaning they use air pressure to move the piston in both extend and retract directions. This allows for better control of the piston movement and facilitates more complex motions.
  • Adjustable Cushioning: Some models in the SC Series include adjustable cushioning at both ends of the cylinder. This feature helps to absorb the impact at the end of each stroke, reducing wear and noise, and extending the life of the cylinder.

Bore Sizes and Stroke Lengths

  • Versatile Dimensions: Available in a variety of bore sizes and stroke lengths to suit specific requirements of different applications. This range ensures that users can select a cylinder that matches their force and space specifications precisely.

Mounting Options

  • Flexible Mounting: Offers multiple mounting options including flange, foot, and clevis mounts. This flexibility allows the cylinder to be installed in various orientations and positions depending on the application needs.

Port Connections

  • Standardized Ports: Features standardized ports for easy and reliable connection to other pneumatic components, facilitating seamless integration into existing systems.

Durability and Maintenance

  • Long Service Life: Designed for long service life and minimal maintenance requirements. The robust construction and quality materials help withstand harsh conditions and frequent cycles.
  • Easy Maintenance: The design allows for easy replacement of parts like seals and bearings, which minimizes downtime and maintenance costs.