(PRWEB) December 22, 2011
Polygon has broken barriers for pneumatic actuators by creating a completely mon-metallic cylinder assembly. By combining high strength composites with plastics such as Delrin, ABS, or UHMWPE, all parts can meet the needs of harsh environmental applications. These cylinder assemblies are excellent for use in corrosive environments and can outlast metal counterparts.
The engineered composite cylinder tube is lightweight and has a smooth bore finish which provides superior seal life and lubrication retention capabilities. The tube is also impact resistant, and can sustain the shock of 1kg dropped from 2 meters. This would dent a typical metal cylinder, rendering it inoperable and non-repairable.
A glass-filled composite guide rod provides excellent load carrying capabilities and works well when coupled with a Polylube Guide Rod bushing, providing low breakaway forces and further reducing weight in the final assembly.
Rod end configurations can be made to customer requirements and attached using composite dowel pins to complete the assembly without metals.
Polygon finished cylinders can withstand working pressures of 100-125 PSI, allowing for installations and seal configurations typical to the pneumatic industry.
From just cylinder replacement to completely metal-free solutions, Polygon's engineers are composites professionals that can guide you to the right solution for your application.
About Polygon Company
Founded in 1949, Polygon Company is a proven composite material engineering innovator, currently holding over 40 active patents on unique products, designs and proprietary manufacturing capabilities.
Headquartered in Walkerton, Indiana, Polygon has expanded to a worldwide manufacturing and distribution network providing composite solutions in multiple industries from bearings to laparoscopic surgical tubing.