Composite Pneumatic and Hydraulic Cylinders

polyslide groupPolygon's PolySlide® products are revolutionizing the motion control field with advanced composite cylinder tubing materials, providing high performance and value compared to aluminum and other similar metallic materials.

Composite Cylinder Benefits:

  • Low friction for reduced seal wear
  • Lower weight, even lower than aluminum and comparable to magnesium
  • Better corrosion resistance, allowing use in caustic environments
  • Improved impact resistance
  • Enhanced impingement resistance - resists denting
  • Non-conductive

Interchangeable

PolySlide® can be interchanged with any metallic cylinder material in a variety of tie-rod applications.

Polygon Company has patented numerous end termination techniques for non-tie rod applications.

Complete Fabrication Available

PolySlide® cylinders can be provided as needed, from a simple cylinder tube cut to length for customer assembly to a complete cylinder assemblies designed and built in-house according to your specifications. Assemblies are available for numerous applications ranging from trucks to packaging equipment.

On-site Testing Facilities

Polygon not only has the technology to assist cylinder manufacturers in the use of PolySlide® cylinders but also has the internal testing facilities to validate most designs to our customers' satisfaction.

Polygon's in-house capabilities range from cycle testing, burst pressure chamber with video analysis of failure mechanisms, to in-use frictional analysis.

Sensing Technology

Polygon has also developed the first cylinder with Intrinsic Sensing Technology within an embedded electronic component to the composite laminate for finished cylinder assemblies.


Finished or Plain

Finished or Plain

Polygon can provide only cylinder tubing or finished assemblies.
Contract Assembly

Contract Assembly

Polygon can provide contract engineering and finished cylinder assembly services, including at volume.
Oval Cylinders

Oval Cylinders

Increase power in narrow design envelopes.
Slim Down

Slim Down

Narrow spaces are great places for an oval cylinder.
Pneumatic Accumulator

Pneumatic Accumulator

PolySlide material makes excellent lightweight pneumatic accumulators.
Machined OD

Machined OD

PolySlide's OD can be machined to accommodate design features.
Spring Integration

Spring Integration

One of many options to reset single-action cylinders.
Visual Inspection

Visual Inspection

PolySight's translucent tubing can provide visual device inspection for troubleshooting.
Clevis Options

Clevis Options

Polygon can provide completed cylinders in a wide variety of customized options.
Endcap Options

Endcap Options

Polygon has patented several methods of attaching endcaps to composite cylinder materials.
PolySight Tubing

PolySight Tubing

PolySight allows for visual inspection of contents, and makes excellent sight glass.
Finish Options

Finish Options

Tubing OD can be machined and optionally polished or left with rough as-wound surface for cost savings.
Tough Stuff

Tough Stuff

PolySight is translucent yet more impact-resistant than traditional sight glass options.
Color Options

Color Options

Polygon can guide your choice of color and OD finish options.
Small Actuator

Small Actuator

Polygon can produce tubing from giant 40" to miniature 0.25" ODs.
Composite Rods

Composite Rods

Composite rods (black) can reduce overall cylinder weight.


Disclaimer

Any ratings are typical for design purposes. Your design parameters may affect final ratings. Consult with a Polygon sales engineer for guidance. Final testing and approval is the customer's responsibility for their application. This information is derived from our testing and published data. There is no assurance of these properties, or warranty provided that these products are suitable for any particular purpose or operational situation.

Polygon certifies that their product will be free from material defect. Polygon will not accept any liability for loss, damages, or costs from use or misuse of our products.

Specifications are subject to change, and may be affected by our continual process of improvement. Changes may be made without prior announcement.

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