Advance Automation Company began in 1960 with one man's vision to provide the marketplace with a superior air cylinder that incorporated the "advance design" concept. Advance design concept utilizes:

  • High grade aluminum caps and heads
  • Cast bronze bushing for high tensile strength
  • Nylon piston bearing strip for better wear and stability
  • Unique cushion design
Since its inception, the company played an integral role in setting the standards for today's aluminum cylinder industry. The founder co-innovated the first aluminum-bodied cylinder as a lightweight and cost effective alternative to the steel-bodied cylinders on the market at that time. The first cylinders that the company developed and manufactured were the Series B & J OEM economy cylinders. These cylinders have provided manufacturers with millions of trouble-free cycles at the best value possible. Today, Advance Automation remains one of the few manufacturers offering this type of cylinder. In keeping with the company's reputation as an industry pioneer, the founder originated the reed limit switch. Advance Automation company is the switch supplier of choice for other cylinder manufacturers because of its superior design. The majority of Advance Automation's switches are UL approved. Advance Automation Company outgrew its original location and moved to its current headquarters on Elston Avenue in 1965. Today, thousands of Advance Automation Company cylinders are meeting a wide variety of fluid power applications in industries such as packaging, automotive, dairy and car wash. As other manufacturers have attempted to "be all things to all people," Advance Automation Company has remained focused on its core business: providing the best air cylinder available to solve its customers' fluid power problems.

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Series B & J

Product details:

  • OEM Economy Line
  • 1 ¼” – 8” Bores
  • 250 PSI Pneumatic
  • 250 PSI Non-Shock Hydraulic

Material And Design Specifications:
Tube: 6063-T832 grade aluminum alloy with hard coated I.D. This anodic coating provides extreme hardness, excellent wear, low coefficient of friction, and high corrosion resistance to ensure longer, trouble-free cycle life.
Head and Cap: Precision machined from extruded 6061-T6 grade aluminum alloy.
Piston Rod: Hard chrome plated steel ground and polished to a smooth finish.
Tie Rods: High strength 1215 grade zinc clear chromate plated steel.
Rod Bushing: Continuous cast SAE 660 grade bronze bushing is piloted into the head to provide maximum load bearing support.
Piston: High grade aluminum alloy.
Piston Seals: Block-Vee type, Buna N material is furnished as standard.
Piston Bearing Strip: A low friction, dimensionally stable nylon wear band constitutes an excellent bearing surface.
Rod Seal: Block-Vee type is self-adjusting to ensure proper seal.
Rod Wiper: Lip type urethane seal cleans piston rod and prevents foreign particles from entering cylinder.
Cushion: One inch long cushion for deceleration. (Optional)
Repair Kits: Repair kits containing all wearable replacement parts are available.
Please specify cylinder model, single or double ended, type of cushion, air or hydraulic operated and any options which affect repair kit.
(B&J) Standard Repair Kit Contains: P/N 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21.
(B) Rear Cushion Repair Kit Contains: Standard repair kit plus P/N 26, 28, 30 & 31.
(B) Front Cushion Repair Kit Contains: Standard repair kit plus P/N 26, 28 & 31.
(J) Cushion Repair Kit Contains: Standard repair kit plus P/N 28 & 31.