At Nason, we start with real questions, not pre-packaged answers. What is the ideal cylinder solution for your application? How can we help you solve your biggest design challenges? What would work best for you?
Once we understand exactly what you need, we get to work designing and engineering the perfect cylinder for you.
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Setting the industry standard
Our cylinders are the most compact, space-efficient designs available — so instead of building around an unwieldy component, our smaller footprint gives you more room to work with.
Unmatched attention to detail. A perfectly concentric bore. Extended product life.
That's the Nason difference — cylinders that work harder longer, saving you time and money.
Designed by you
Forget designing around a standardized component. With Nason, you get the precise specifications you need — putting you in control and guaranteeing that the final product fits your application.
The cost-effective choice
Not only are Nason cylinders a better value based on initial purchase price, they continue to deliver cost savings over the product's entire life cycle.
Kelly Mada Clayton Controls
Keith Elphick Airline Hydraulics
Dave Maurer Air Engineering & Supply
Bob Bewalda Durable Controls Inc.
Mike Schapoehler Airline Hydraulics
Making life easier — one customer at a time.
Our goal is simple: to create exactly what you need when you need it. But don't just take our word for it. See what real Nason customers are saying about our custom cylinder solutions.
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“Nason manufactures cylinders to each customer’s specifications. They ensure all of their customers get exactly what they need for each application.
They are a small company, so you always get personalized attention.
Any application where I have a customer that wants to do something outside of the
box and they need something right away I go to Nason.”
“Everything at Nason starts with a ‘yes’. They have a can-do attitude and a quicker response time than anybody else. They do the things that nobody else will do. If you’re in a jam and need something quickly, they are the best people to call.
Nason is so easy to do business with and that’s why we work with them.”
Air Engineering & Supply
“Nason produces high-quality cylinders at a very competitive price. Everyone is working with a tight budget and an even tighter timeframe. Every bit of savings is valuable.
Nason is also willing to produce small quantities of non-standard components to satisfy a customer’s needs and requirements. And I have never had an issue with defective quality or workmanship in a cylinder that we’ve purchased.”
Durable Controls Inc.
“Nason always delivers on their promises. They guarantee delivery and price, and because of that, we can always be sure we’ll hit the mark for our customers.
They are a smaller company which makes communication simple and my job a lot easier. Their team has strong engineering capabilities and attention to detail on every project. I have the upmost admiration for these guys and the job they’re doing.”
Sales Application Engineer
“Nason cylinders are solutions. They are built to fit a design, not to make a design fit the cylinder. Nason will tailor the product to fit any configuration needed for your application. They’ll even take a competitive cylinder and redesign it better than the original. And not at a custom price.
The key thing with Nason is they design a high-quality cylinder that isn’t going to fail. They are good partners in the design process because they rely on me to give them as much information as I can. And their turnaround time is one of the best I’ve seen.”
For every application, a solution.
At our core, Nason is about solving problems for our customers. Our team of experts is committed to working with you — listening to your specific needs, then developing the right solution for you. Here are just a few applications where Nason's precision-machined, space-saving cylinders made all the difference.
Stronger Stopper Cylinders
A company that manufactures refrigerators experienced frequent issues with their stopper cylinders. During this company’s production process, refrigerators travel on a pallet along a conveyer belt. These pallets are stopped at various points along their route by stopper cylinders. The company’s existing stopper cylinders were damaging the pallets over time and had to be replaced frequently.
Nason worked with the manufacturer to design a stopper cylinder specifically for their production line that caused no harm to the pallets. Additionally, we designed the component to fit within the footprint of the existing machine, so there were no modifications needed to the customer’s equipment. The Nason stopper cylinders bolted directly to the machine and kept the manufacturer from experiencing down time as a result of repurchasing materials or redesigning the machine.
Innovative Guided Cylinders
This customer needed a cylinder that could withstand adverse conditions. Part of the company’s production process is to fill battery casings with acid, a process during which, acid often spills over the edge of the casing and onto the guided cylinders.
The standard cylinder they were using was made of aluminum, which disintegrates within a short amount of time when exposed to acid. Stainless steel was a better option, but still would not eliminate the issue.
Our team concluded that since battery casings are made of plastic, the guided cylinders should be, too. Therefore, we created a plastic cylinder that the company washes and reuses daily, with no corrosion.
Compact and Resilient Thrusters
This customer had a long standing relationship with another cylinder manufacturer. The company’s engineers had used several standard components from this manufacturer with success and placed an order for thrusters from the same company.
When the thrusters were installed, the company discovered they could not withstand the side load pressure delivered from the application.
The machine was already designed according to the specifications of this thruster and therefore a larger thruster could not be ordered. Additionally, the brackets were already manufactured and in place.
The company came to the our team, who was able to increase the diameter of the guide rod and add wear bands to the piston, which increased the side loading capabilities without increasing the overall envelope size.
The Nason thruster was designed both stronger to withstand the application and smaller to fit within the customer’s current machine.
Air Cylinder with Vacuum Generator
We worked closely with a customer on a ‘pick and place’ application within their production process. Our team designed and manufactured a single-ended,
hollow-rod with a spring-return, nose-mounted air cylinder, with a vacuum generator mounted directly to the back end of the component.
Allowing for the closest pick up point possible,
saved crucial space within the customer’s application. Additionally, the Nason team identified a vacuum as an inexpensive alternative to a traditional mechanical gripper, saving the customer valuable resources.
Take a closer look at Nason precision.
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