Mead's Centaur Cylinders are built to match tie-rod performance, but
are up to 45% less expensive and offer lubrication-free service.
Centaur Cylinders are not permanently crimped like most other round
cylinders....so they can be disassembled for maintenance.
Low Cost Mounting
Flush button cylinder mounts directly onto a base plate with only
two bolts....needs no mounting brackets or other hardware. The pivot
bracket is built-in for easy pivoting at the inlet axis. The bracket
pivots within the cylinder length to save space and to eliminate one
entire bracket that would be needed to mount other cylinders.
Because Centaur's trunnions serve both as mounts and as assembly
elements, they cost less than any other trunnion mount on the market.
Built-in Bumpers Absorb Impact
Rubber bumpers are built into each cylinder head to eliminate the metallic "clank" that occurs at stroke completion.
Teflon™ Seals Create Smooth Breakaway
Centaur's unique Teflon™ piston seal eliminates the forward lurch
that occurs when rubber seals breakaway from the cylinder tube surface.
Rod motion remains smooth throughout the stroke.
During the cylinder break-in period, molecules from the unique
graphite-filled Teflon™ piston seal became embedded in the pores of the
hard coated aluminum cylinder tube. This forms a long-lasting,
super-smooth, self-lubricated surface.