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Pneumatic And Low Pressure Hydraulic Tie-Rod Style Cylinders

The line of NFPA pneumatic and low pressure hydraulic tie-rod style cylinders manufactured by TRD Manufacturing, Inc. are recognized for their durability, high-quality construction and long-lasting performance. The company’s expertise in high precision machining makes them Industry leaders. TRD manufactures several different types of NFPA-interchangeable cylinders, specialized cylinders and accessories.

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TA Series NFPA Cylinders


Heavy-Duty Design For Reliable, Consistent Operation

TD Series Tough-Duty Cylinders

TRD Manufacturing TD Series Tough-Duty Cylinders
Same construction as ‘TA’ Series with these performance features STANDARD:

  • Impact Dampening Piston Seals – BP Seals are designed to reduce machine vibration and noise Higher piston velocities can be achieved due to the rapid deceleration feature, increasing productivity Bumper Seals are rated for tough-duty, yet offer quieter operation than standard cylinder designs (refer to Options: BP Seals for performance considerations)
  • Fixed Cushions – Head and Cap Cushions are standard The fixed design utilizes an internal orifice for a predetermined flow rate, eliminating the need for adjustments The fixed cushion design provides tamper-free operation and guarantees a cushion function at each end of full stroke
  • PTFE Piston Wear Band – 90% Virgin PTFE with performance additives to increase Compressive Modulus to 65,000 PSI Wear Band material is designed to provide low-friction, long life operation even in the most demanding applications

FM Series Flush Mount Cylinder (With Sleeve Nut Construction)

TRD Manufacturing FM Series Flush-Mount Cylinders
Same construction as ‘TA’ series with the added benefit of sleeve nut construction.
Four tapped holes in Head and Cap-Standard. Optional four (4) additional tapped holes in base (MS4 Mount).
No exposed tie rods or nuts at head and cap provides a clean design.
Interchanges with many older style NFPA manufacturers’ cylinders out in the field.
Can easily add a multiple of NFPA Mounts by simply bolting in place (refer to page 37 for mount selection).
Available in Single & Double Rod End models.

FM Series NFPA Cylinder With Rod Lock

TRD Manufacturing FM Series NFPA Cylinder With Rod Lock

Back-to-Back Cylinders

TRD Manufacturing Back-to-Back Cylinders
You can back-to-back any cylinder series together, mixed or matched, to provide unlimited design possibilities. Back-to-Back series cylinders (BTB) consist of two individual cylinders having common bore sizes, built as one unit utilizing common tie-rods. Mounts include a full range of base, flange, tie-rod and head or cap trunnions for pivot mounting.

TRA Series Triple Rod Heavy Duty Cylinder

  • Extended Heavy-Duty Rod Bearings — Cast iron material is rated at 150,000 PSI compressive strength. Extended bearing design maximizes load handling abilities without compromising design.
  • Piston Wear Band Standard — PTFE material rated for high loads and non-lube service.
  • Non Lube Service — PTFE coated bushings, Carboxilated Nitrile Seal material and PTFE based lube 
provide permanent lubrication for long life.
  • Longer Strokes Available — The heavy-duty design allows for longer strokes
  • TRA Series is a Drop-In Replacement to TR Series

TC Series 2-Stage Telescoping Cylinder

TC Series 2-Stage Telescoping Cylinder

  • 3 Bore Sizes: 0.75”, 1.50” and 2.50”
  • Strokes up to 60”
  • 2-Stage Telescoping
  • Space Saving Design
  • 100% Double Action
  • 
Heavy-Duty Construction
  • Rated for Non-Lube Service
  • Standard NFPA Mounting
  • Internal Bumpers at Each Stage

MS Series Multi-Stage Force Multiplying Cylinders

TRD Manufacturing MS Series Multi-Stage Force Multiplying Cylinders
The TRD MSE and MSR Series are double acting, single rod end cylinders that multiply the force output by supplying air to multiple pistons. The MSE multiplies the force on the extend stroke, the MSR multiplies the force on the retract stroke. Both models use only one piston on the opposite stroke, saving air volume and operating costs.

  • Rated for 125 PSI Air, or Hydraulic (non-shock)
  • Eliminates the need for high pressure systems
  • Heavy Duty construction
  • Bore size vs. output force saves space
  • Optional Double Rod End Models available
  • Optional force multiplying in both extend and retract strokes available

RS Series Repairable Stainless Steel Cylinders

TRD Manufacturing RS Series Repairable Stainless Steel Cylinders

MS Series Multi-Stage Force Multiplying Cylinders

TRD Manufacturing MS Series Multi-Stage Force Multiplying Cylinders
The TRD MSE and MSR Series are double acting, single rod end cylinders that multiply the force output by supplying air to multiple pistons. The MSE multiplies the force on the extend stroke, the MSR multiplies the force on the retract stroke. Both models use only one piston on the opposite stroke, saving air volume and operating costs.

  • Rated for 125 PSI Air, or Hydraulic (non-shock)
  • Eliminates the need for high pressure systems
  • Heavy Duty construction
  • Bore size vs. output force saves space
  • Optional Double Rod End Models available
  • Optional force multiplying in both extend and retract strokes available

RS Series Repairable Stainless Steel Cylinders

TRD Manufacturing RS Series Repairable Stainless Steel Cylinders

SS Series Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Cylinders

TRD Manufacturing SS Series Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Cylinders

  • Standard and Oversized Piston Rods available.
  • Full range of Standard Options.
  • Durable design. Full Rod Bearing at each end of cylinder.
  • Can be provided with Hollow Piston Rods (gun-drilled through, to your size requirements).
  • Can be used in adjustable extend stroke applications (by adding a stop collar on one rod end). 

SS-MS Series Multi-Stage Force Multiplying Stainless Steel Cylinders

SS-MS Series Multi-Stage Force Multiplying Cylinders

  • Rated for 125 PSI Air or Hydraulic (non-shock) Eliminates the need for high pressure systems Bore size vs output force saves space
  • Optional Double Rod End Models available
  • Optional force multiplying in both extend and retract strokes available
  • Heavy Duty ‘SS’ construction
2 Stage, 3 Stage and 4 Stage models
  • SS-MSE and SS-MSR Series are double acting, single rod end cylinders that multiply the force output by supplying air to multiple pistons.
  • SS-MSE multiplies the force on the extend stroke, the SS-MSR multiplies the force on the retract stroke. Both models use only one piston on the return stroke, saving air volume and operating costs.

TAS Series NFPA Cylinders

TRD Manufacturing TA Series NFPA Cylinders

Auto Reciprocating Air Booster

TRD Manufacturing Auto Reciprocating Air Booster
This 2:1 ratio air-to-air booster is compact and self-contained. Unit incorporates integral valve components to perform auto-reciprocating function. It can amplify inadequate air pressure. Sometimes a cylinder or gripper was sized for an application, but in use, does not perform up to the production requirements. Increasing the input PSI can provide a quick and cost effective solution.

AB121 Series With Air Reservoir

Heavy Duty Bench Top Press

TRD Manufacturing Heavy Duty Bench Top Press

  • Heavy duty STEEL keyed & bolted construction.
  • Adjustable work heights – Choose from three different built-in height settings (2” increments).
  • Open work area – Allows for through feed or side feed of large parts.
  • Removable, oversized ground tool plate, dowel pinned to press frame – Provides precision location of tool plate to press frame.
  • Press designed to accept 5.00” Bore NFPA standard cylinders, Multi-Stage cylinders, or optional Triple Rod Cylinders.
  • Strokes from 1.00” to 6.00”
  • Easy to Assemble or can be ordered fully assembled.
  • Finish – All steel parts are Black Oxide Plated, aluminum parts are Anodized.

Model PCS Pneumatic Control System


The TRD Pneumatic Control (Model PCS) is designed to control any 1.50”-4.00” bore pneumatic TRD position feedback actuator. The system is a closed- loop electronic controller with pneumatic valves that can accurately position the actuator rod and hold it in position with a high degree of accuracy and force. The system accomplishes the long term goal of using pneumatic technology to accurately stop and hold the rod at any desired position.

TR Series Non-Rotating Cylinders

NR Series Non-Rotating Cylinders

A/T Series Air/Oil Tanks

Alignment Couplers & Accessories

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