one source for HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC CYLINDERS

NoPak Pneumatic Cylinders

SCI Sharp Controls offers Galland Henning Nopak pneumatic cylinders.  These are heavy duty cast head cylinders. Class 1, Class 2, Class M, Class 1SVR, Class 3, Class 6 and Class 5A pneumatic cylinders.


Nopak Pneumatic Cylinders

Class 1, 2 and M

Class 1, and 2 Cast Head Cylinders use recessed gasketed tube seals and piston to O-ring seals as standard features. Class M Cast Head Cylinders offer all the mounts and features of Class 1, and 2 with an oversize rod and welded flanges.

Cylinder Tubes: Hard coated aluminum. Honed and chrome plated I.D. steel tubing is furnished for 10” thru 14” diameter cylinders. Class M cylinders have honed steel tubing with welded flanges.

Adjustable Cushion: Provides variable cushioning capacity, preventing noisy, damaging metal-to metal impact of piston against cylinder heads.

Special Molded Composition Wide Lip Self-Sealing Cup Packing: Furnished as standard.

Leakproof Gasket Seal: Between cylinder wall and head on Class 1 cylinders. Recessed gasket on Class 2, and Class M cylinders.

Quick-Opening Ball Check Valve: Assures quick starting under full power. Permits line pressure to act on full piston area instantaneously.

Positive Seal V Ring Stack Packing: Three Nylok inserts lock the threaded packing gland in place and maintain proper packing compressions. Larger diameters employ a piston rod bushing packing gland and bolted retainer ring.

Iron Alloy Cylinder Heads: For durability and long life. Through a large combination of standard and special heads, it is possible to furnish cylinders with mountings for Special Applications.

Piston Rod: Cylinders are regularly supplied with hard chrome plated steel piston rods. Threaded in one of three types of rod ends, fine thread series unless otherwise specified. Alternate oversize diameter rods can be accommodated in all standard rod head castings


Class 1SVR Severe Service Cast Head Cylinders

Class 1 SVR Cast Head Cylinders come standard with a piston rod packing box that is designed for double bearings and oversize rods, with bolt-on steel plate packing retainers.


Class 6 Intermediate Pressure NFPA Square Head Cylinders

Class 6 is available for either hydraulic services up to 1500 PSI or for pneumatic services up to 250 PSI. Class 6 pneumatic cylinders have also been engineered to service low pressure hydraulic applications.

Improved Cushion Adjustment: Newly designed needle valve is interchangeable with current design and offers improved sealing characteristics.

Cushion Adjustment Needle: Needle valves and ball check drilling and machining are identical, making location of these functions interchangeable.

Piston Assembly: U-Cup packings, one piece piston.

Cushion Sleeves: Precision fitted with predetermined taper to provide gradual deceleration and reduce shock.

Cylinder Tubing:

  • AIR: Hard coated aluminum, or honed, non-corrosive steel, providing an extremely wear-resistant surface and low friction characteristics.

  • HYDRAULIC: Honed steel tubing standard (H6).

Piston Rod: High tensile 100,000PSI minimum yield stress proof steel, ground, polished, and flash chrome plated .0003/.0005 to provide a hard long-wearing surface with low friction but not corrosion resistant.

Tie Rod: Material alloy steel for maximum strength. Multiple tie rods in each corner are furnished on all 16” through 20” diameter cylinders.

Tube Seal: Two-step pilot recess grooves afford positive controlled squeeze on pressure sealed O-ring, while tubing locates concentrically against end cap.

Cushion Ball Check: Assures quick starting under full power; pressure acts on full piston area instantaneously.

Rod Packing: Choice of self-adjusting to pressure, multi-lip split seal or continuous pre-loaded lip seal.

Packing Gland: Readily removable long bearing type, held in place with socket head cap screws. Rod packing easily replaced without loosening tie rods or dismantling cylinder.

Rod Wiper: Wipes rod clean and dry. Keeps foreign matter from entering cylinder, extending packing life.

Rod End Threading: Choice of standard catalog male and female thread types plus standard wrench flats.

End Caps: (Cylinder Heads) Precision steel blocks.

Class 5A NFPA Aluminum Head Cylinders

Class 5A Aluminum Cylinders are light-weight but are as heavy duty as the rest of the Nopak Family. They are equipped to handle pressures of up to 250 PSI Air.

Piston Seals: Heavy lip design Carboxilated Nitrile construction. Seals are pressure Activated and wear-compensating for long life (self-lubricating material).

Piston Wear Band: 90% Virgin PTFE and 10% Polyphenylene Sulfide-filled wear band; extremely low wear rate.

Piston: Precision machined from 6061 – T651 aluminum alloy, provides an excellent bearing surface for extended cylinder life.

Piston Rod: Precision machined from high yield, polished and hard chrome plated steel.

Tie Rods: Pre-stressed high carbon steel tie rod construction eliminates axial loading of cylinder tube and maintains compression on tube and end seals.

Cylinder Tube: Precision machined from 6063 – T6832 high tensile aluminum alloy and hard coat to 60 Rc for wear resistance and extended cycle life.

Permanent Lubrication: Permanently lubricated with Magnalube-G PTFE based grease on all internal components. This is a non-migratory type high performance grease providing outstanding service life. No additional lubrication is required.

Cushions: Floating cushion seal designed for maximum cushion performance, quick return stroke break-away and extended life.

Cushion Adjustment Needle: Adjustable steel needle design has fine thread metering and is positively captured to prevent needle ejection during adjustment.

Rod Bushing: Precision machined from 150,000 PSI rate graphite-filled cast iron and PTFE coated to reduce friction and extend cycle life. Bushing design traps lubrication in effective bearing area.

Rod Wiper: Abrasion resistant urethane provides aggressive wiping action in all environments. External lip design prevents debris from entering cylinder.

Rod Seals: Heavy lip design Carboxilated Nitrile construction. Seals are pressure activated and wear-compensating for long life (self-lubricating material).

Head, Cap and Retainer: Precision machined from high strength 6061-T6 aluminum alloy. Black anodized for corrosion resistance.