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Airpel Plus Air Cylinders

1331_AirpelPlusFamily4To expand and enhance the Airpel family of accurate force, ultra low friction air cylinders, we developed the Airpel Plus line. These Airpel models occupy the middle of the price / performace range between our standard Anti-Stiction® Airpel and the Force Without Friction® Airpel-AB®.  By combining features and components from these original two designs, we are able to offer a high performance air cylinder for applications requiring even lower friction than the standard Airpel but at a price well below our top-of-the-line Airpel -AB.

The Airpel Plus uses the same graphite piston/borosilicate glass cylinder combination as our standard Airpel but the piston construction takes advantage of our Airpel-AB technology.  The result is an air cylinder with friction levels only about 25% of the standard Airpel model. This allows for even greater force accuracy and more precise resolution whie offering a significant cost savings over the Airpel-AB.  In addition, the Airpel Plus offers the same wide operating temperature range and long life of our original Airpel.

Airpel Plus models are currently available in standard configurations as single acting - extension models with the same metric sizes, threads, mounts and strokes as the Airpel-AB so most models can be easily interchanged if you are uncertain which product will best meet your requirements or if your needs change in new designs. They also can be made in double acting configurations upon request after discussion with our application engineers about retraction direction characteristics. They are ideal for counterbalancing, tension and precise applied force applications.

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MODEL
MP5 Single Acting, Air Extend - Bore Size (mm): 5.6
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MP9 Single Acting, Air Extend - Bore Size (mm): 9.3
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MP16 - Single Acting, Air Extend - Bore Size (mm): 15.9
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MP24 - Single Acting, Air Extend - Bore Size (mm): 24
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MP32 - Single Acting, Air Extend - Bore Size (mm): 32.5
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Air Cylinder Type Single Acting, Air Extend Single Acting, Air Extend Single Acting, Air Extend Single Acting, Air Extend Single Acting, Air Extend
BORE (mm) 5.6 9.3 15.9 24 32.5
Piston Area (mm2) 24.5 67.7 198 452 830
Force factor: factor x pressure (MPa) = force output (N) 24.5 67.7 198 452 830
Force output (N) at Max. pressure 17.1 47.4 139 316.6 581
Maximum Pressure (MPa) 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Minimum Pressure (MPa) 0.0015 0.0015 0.0015 0.0015 0.0015
Maximum Leak at 0.34 MPa (standard L/min) 1.6 1.7 2.1 3.3 3.3
Piston Friction with air supply above 0.2 MPa (cylinder horizontal) 0.5% of load MAX 0.5% of load MAX 0.5% of load MAX 0.5% of load MAX 0.5% of load MAX
Piston Friction with air supply above 0.2 MPa (cylinder vertical) 0.5% of load MAX 0.5% of load MAX 0.5% of load MAX 0.5% of load MAX 0.5% of load MAX
Operating Temperature Range (°C) -20 to +85 -20 to +85 -20 to +85 -20 to +85 -20 to +85
Model-Mounting Style MP5S-NF MP9S-NF MP16S-NX MP24S-NX MP32S-NX
Weight of Piston/Rod Assembly Only (grams) 2.8 +
(.012 x stroke)
5.4 +
(0.06 x stroke)
16.4 +
(0.15 x stroke)
25.5 +
(0.25 x stroke)
65.2 +
(0.39 x stroke)
Weight of Complete Unit (grams) 17 +
(0.22 x stroke)
24.9 +
(0.38 x stroke)
57.3 +
(0.66 x stroke)
112.1 +
(1.22 x stroke)
484.4 +
(3.49 x stroke)
Model-Mounting Style n/a MP9S-NV MP16S-NV MP24S-NV MP32S-NV
Weight of Piston/Rod Assembly Only (grams) n/a 4.5 +
(0.06 x stroke)
13.3 +
(0.15 x stroke)
22.8 +
(0.25 x stroke)
61.2 +
(0.39 x stroke)
Weight of Complete Unit (grams) n/a 24.1 +
(0.38 x stroke)
50.6 +
(0.66 x stroke)
109.5 +
(1.22 x stroke)
480.4 +
(3.49 x stroke)
Model-Mounting Style MP5S-SF MP9S-SF MP16S-SX MP24S-SX n/a
Weight of Piston/Rod Assembly Only (grams) 2.8 +
(.012 x stroke)
5.4 +
(0.06 x stroke)
16.4 +
(0.15 x stroke)
25.5 +
(0.25 x stroke)
n/a
Weight of Complete Unit (grams) 21.3 +
(0.22 x stroke)
28.5 +
(0.38 x stroke)
62.4 +
(0.66 x stroke)
132.4 +
(1.22 x stroke)
n/a
Model-Mounting Style n/a MP9S-SV MP16S-SV MP24S-SV n/a
Weight of Piston/Rod Assembly Only (grams) n/a 4.5 +
(0.06 x stroke)
13.3 +
(0.15 x stroke)
22.8 +
(0.25 x stroke)
n/a
Weight of Complete Unit (grams) n/a 27.6 +
(0.38 x stroke)
59.3 +
(0.66 x stroke)
129.8 +
(1.22 x stroke)
n/a
Cylinder Nut (Nm) 4 7 10 15 19
Rod Nut, V Rod End Option (Nm) n/a 0.6 1.4 2.1 Dependent on mating part
Rod Nut, F Rod End Option (Nm) 0.3 0.3 n/a n/a n/a
Rod Nut, X Rod End Option (Nm) n/a n/a 1.2 1.2 1.2

Other Important Information:

  • Airpel Plus cylinders must be supplied with clean, dry, unlubricated air. Particle filtration to be 1 micron or better. A coalescing filter is required.
  • Airpel Plus cylinders are intended for use in straight line applications. Joints are provided to handle small misalignments, so take care to minimize parallel and angular misalignment.
  • Airpel Plus cylinders require external stops. Piston must not be used a stop in either direction.
  • Airpel Plus cylinders cannot be used with vacuum.
  • Consult the factory if you wish to use gases other than air.

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