Pneumatic Railcar Cylinders

Pneumatic Railcar Cylinders - advantages at a glance

  • Choose from steel or lightweight fiberglass tubing
  • Heavy duty, cast ductile iron heads and caps
  • Variety of bore sizes for sizing to application
  • Proven performance

Automation of rail hopper cars

AVENTICS pneumatic railcar cylinders have been the industry leader since the 1960’s. The heavy-duty, long lasting designs are perfect for the industry and keeps customers coming back. The cylinders operate hopper gates for automatic bottom dumping. Generally these are used on hopper cars hauling coal, aggregate, sand, gravel, ore or other commodities. Customers can choose between steel tubing with chrome plated I.D. or lightweight and corrosion resistant fiberglass. Heads and caps are made cast ductile iron. AVENTICS cylinders have many standard bore sizes and stroke lengths, and custom cylinders are also manufactured.

Product Features:

  • 8”, 10”, 12" and 14" bore sizes are standard (others available upon request) 
  • Choice of either fiberglass or steel tubing 
  • Heavy duty cast iron end caps 
  • NFPA MP1, MS4 and customized mounts available
  • Numerous standard stroke lengths 
  • Hard chrome plated steel or stainless steel piston rods in a variety of sizes
  • Factory integration of customer supplied latch/clevis assembly available
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