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How Does EconoMAX Air Cylinders Compare to a Standard Air Cylinder?

From seals, to material selection, to the plating of parts, each component and exposed surface of the EconoMAX Air Cylinder was re-evaluated one-by-one, addressing each issue a standard air cylinder would have, to re-engineer and create the toughest air cylinder on the market. 

 

EconoMAX Air Cylinder Comparison Chart

Standard Aluminum Air Cylinder

     
 Aluminum, anodized - will corrode from salt and leak at barrel. 1 year limited warranty.
Head Cap Steel Zinc plated- 320 hours of salt spray, will not corrode and leak. 2 year warranty.
 Aluminum, anodized - will corrode from salt and leak at barrel, bolt on clevis could vibrate loose.
Rear Cap Steel Zinc plated- 320 hours of salt spray, will not corrode and leak, clevis is integral to cap for Maximum strength.
Aluminum.
Piston
Aluminum.
 Lip seals tear easily and do not last as long.
Piston Seals T-Seal best seal for low temperature and resists being cut from ice (used on landing gear). Temp -65F to +225F.
 Usually does not have one.
Piston Guide Gives extra support on rod critical when tarp cylinder is extended and truck is moving.
 Not designed or supported mechanically for the misalignment stresses produced by a Motor Vehicle. Bearing Totally Enclosed Long Nose housing providing a Solid Steel backing and support for the Bronze Lube-for-Life Bearing. Superior Rod support to address bounce and misalignment.
 Buna material is softer and can be damaged from baked on dirt and salt.
Rod Wiper Urethane HW style, very hard material helps to wipe off caked on dirt and road salt. Temp -65F to +220F.
60 durometer Buna pressure.
Rod Seals 80 durometer Navy Spec. Buna pressure energized seal has tougher skin to resist cutting. Temp -40F to +220F.
Clear Hard Coated aluminum. Barrel Options=Hard Coated Aluminum, Stainless Steel and Light Weight Fiberglass Composite tubing.
Chrome Plated-Pitts, Flakes off, Chips and cuts Rod Seals. Piston Rod Black Nitriding has 3 times the Service Life of Chrome. And a hardness of 64 to 71 Rc to protect against contact Damage.
Steel, will rust. Tie Rods Stainless steel, will never rust.
Steel sleeve nuts will corrode making it impossible to repair. Tie Rod Nuts Stainless steel, easy to repair