The Road to Functionality: Round Stainless-steel Repairable Cylinders

Maintaining equipment integrity is a non-negotiable in the world of manufacturing. This challenge has led to the development of Nason’s CR (corrosion-resistant) stainless-steel cylinder line. Designed to offer exceptional performance, this line of pneumatic actuators provides durability and ease of maintenance in the most demanding conditions.

Addressing industry challenges

Case in point

The machinery used for turkey processing undergoes frequent washdowns with caustic agents to uphold stringent hygiene standards. With aluminum cylinders, these washdowns can trigger corrosion and material deterioration over time, resulting in equipment inefficiencies and safety risks.

Nason’s solution is the CR series — a line of cylinders that integrates 303 stainless-steel housing, heads, caps and chrome-plated rods. Unlike aluminum cylinders, stainless steel stands resilient against harsh washdowns, providing a durable and corrosion-resistant solution.

Engineered with precision and quality, the CR series excels in the most challenging conditions, catering to industries that demand the highest standards of cleanliness and reliability.

The perfect match 

While the CR series finds wide-ranging applications across various sectors, it thrives in food packaging, pharmaceuticals and battery acid manufacturing. In the food packaging industry, where machines are subjected to daily sanitization, the CR series demonstrates its effectiveness by resisting deterioration and ensuring consistent, hygienic operation.

One of the noteworthy features that sets Nason’s CR series apart is its repairability. Many round cylinders lack repair options, but Nason’s commitment to longevity and value is evident, providing customers with a cylinder that can be repaired in-house, saving time and money.

CR series capabilities 

Smooth operation / long life

The CR series exhibits low-friction Nitrile seals lubricated with FDA-compliant, food-grade PTFE-saturated grease, ensuring a long service life.

Compact size / clean design

Keeping up with the demands of modern industries, the clean and streamlined design of CR cylinders eliminates dirt and grease traps, ensuring pristine hygiene standards.

Rugged construction

Thick-walled stainless-steel components and hardened retaining wires result in cylinders built to withstand the harshest conditions while delivering reliable performance.


Every CR cylinder is designed to be field repairable, ensuring minimal downtime and reduced maintenance costs.

Versatile design

The metric design of CR cylinders, available in both inch and metric mounting and porting options, combined with Nason’s customizability, ensures a versatile solution that adapts to individual needs.

Magnetic piston option

For accurate end-of-stroke sensing, the CR series offers magnetic piston options compatible with Nason’s “S” series sensors.

Quality assurance

Nason’s commitment to quality is emphasized in every aspect of the CR series. The use of FDA-approved lubricants and bearings underscores our dedication to safety and compliance. Nason’s innovative cover plates address hygiene concerns by eliminating spaces where water and bacteria could accumulate.

Embracing local production

All Nason products, including the CR series, proudly carry the “Made in the USA” label. This commitment to local sourcing supports the domestic economy and ensures each product adheres to rigorous quality standards.

As industries demand quality equipment to maintain integrity, Nason continues to provide unmatched solutions. To ensure Nason can exceed the needs of your application, review the cylinder application worksheet. If you are ready to experience the impact of the CR cylinder in your operations, find your nearest Nason distributor today.

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