INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE
CLA SERIES CYLINDERS
1 1/8" BORE
showing such surface defects should be replaced,
or short packing and rod bushing life will result
Install cylinders so that a minimum, if any, side
All packing and gaskets should be replaced each
thrust will be applied to the piston rod. Make sure
that the piston rod lines up exactly with the part to
time it is necessary to disassemble the cylinder for
which it is to be attached.
When attaching fittings, use sealing compound
Make sure all cylinder parts are clean before
sparingly. To make sure compound does not get
reassembly. Lubricate tube ID and packing with a
into cylinder, apply only to male threads with none
light film of oil prior to reassembly. Install packings
on thread closest to open end. Tighten fittings only
with lips pointing in the direction shown on the
enough to seal properly. Over- tightening may
sectional view. Make sure packings are not
distort threads on fittings, in heads or both
It is recommended that a good air line filter and
When reassembling double acting cylinders, Install
lubricator be installed on, or as close as possible to
rod packing (10) in front head (1 or 1T). Lubricate
rod threads, position piston and rod assembly (3)
in front head and thread through rod packing,
using care not to damage packing lips.
The cylinder must be disassembled to replace
Use care when installing piston packings on piston,
packings and inspect and/or replace other parts.
and when slipping tube over piston assembly, not
To disassemble, remove tie rods (5). Do not
to damage packing lips.
attempt to separate piston and piston rod. These
parts are available for replacement as a piston and
Tighten tie rods securely, and uniformly putting
rod assembly (3) only.
them under slight tension.
Carefully inspect piston rod OD and ID of tube (4)
for nicks, scratches, or other damage. Parts