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    1. marciokoko

      marciokoko New Member

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      I have this pneumatic cylinder that I wish to connect to a wooden door in order to make it kinda like a Star wars door. I'm wondering what the best way to connect the cylinder to the door would be.

      The cylinder has a threaded rod at the end. Looks like the one attached. I was wondering if there are components like a bracket that can be screwed onto the door and has a threaded loop to which the Rod could be screwed to?
       

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    3. PWASS

      PWASS Well-Known Member

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      Hi

      Most manufacturers supply mounting accessories as you describe.

      If the cylinder is to an international standard, any manufacturers accessories will fit.
       
    4. marciokoko

      marciokoko New Member

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      Yes it is intl standard ISO 6431. But what are those accessories called in order to look for them?
       
    5. s.weinberg

      s.weinberg Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      I'm not 100% sure I understand what you want, but I think you're looking for a rod end - probably a ball joint or clevis - to attach to the rod, and a knuckle joint, pivot base, L-bracket, or some other kind of mounting bracket that takes a pin connection on the other.
       
    6. marciokoko

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      Thanks so much. So i looked Up clevis and it looks perfect for the threaded rod end.

      As for connecting the clevis to the door, I got these pictures. The knuckle joint I can sort of see, but I would need to connect it to the door somehow and im not sure how.

      The pivot base is a bit clearer but I'm wondering about the looseness of the connection.

      The l bracket I'm not sure how to connect it to the clevis.
       

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