EconoMAX air cylinders are engineered for high performance in tough environments
EconoMAX air cylinders are designed and constructed to be a high performance cylinder for the trucking industry. Each component was evaluated against standard cylinders and re-engineered to create the toughest cylinder on the market.
EconoMAX cylinders outperform standard air cylinders in every way.
|Standard Air Cylinders||EconoMAX® Air Cylinders|
|End Cap||Aluminum, anodized – will corrode from salt and leak at barrel. Bolt on clevis could vibrate loose.||Zinc plated cast iron – 320 hours of salt spray, will not corrode or leak. Clevis is integral to cap for maximum strength.|
|PISTON SEALS||Lip seals – tear easily and do not last long.||T-Seal is best for low temperature and resists being cut by ice. Temp. -65 to +225 °F.|
|PISTON GUIDE||Usually does not have one.||Gives extra support on rod, critical when tarp cylinder is extended and truck is moving.|
|PISTON RODS||Chrome plated – flakes off, chips and will cut rod seals.||Black nitriding has 3x the service life of chrome. A hardness level of 64 to 71 RC to protect against contact damages.|
|ROD WIPERS||Buna material is softer and can be damaged from caked on dirt and salt. Temp. -30 to +120 °F.||Urethane HW style, hard material helps to wipe off caked on salt and dirt. Temp. -40 to +220 °F.|
|TIE ROD NUTS||Steel sleeve nuts will corrode, making it impossible to repair.||Stainless steel – easy to repair.|
|ROD SEALS||60 durometer Buna pressure. Temp. -30 to +120 °F.||80 durometer navy spec – Buna pressure energized seal has tougher skin to resist cutting. Temp -40 to +220 °F.|
|BARRELS||Clear hard coated aluminum.||Options – hard coated aluminum or lightweight fibreglass composite tubing.|
|TIE RODS||Steel – will rust.||Stainless steel – will never rust.|
|BEARINGS||Are not designed for the misalignment stresses produced by a motor vehicle.||An enclosed long nose provides a solid steel support for the bronze lube-for-life bearing. Superior rod support to address bounce and misalignment.|