British Standard Cylinders (BSC) refer to a range of standard sizes for cylinders used for hydraulic and pneumatic systems in the United Kingdom. The BSC series of cylinders are defined by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and are widely used in industry and manufacturing in the UK.
There are four main types of BSC cylinders: single-acting, double-acting, telescopic, and plunger. Single-acting cylinders operate in one direction only, using either fluid pressure or gravity to move the piston. Double-acting cylinders operate in both directions, with fluid pressure being applied to both ends of the piston. Telescopic cylinders have multiple stages that can extend or retract, while plunger cylinders have a large-diameter piston that can exert a high force over a short distance.
BSC cylinders are available in a range of sizes, with diameters ranging from 20mm to 200mm and strokes up to 2 meters. They are typically made from materials such as steel, aluminum, or brass, and can be used for a variety of applications including manufacturing, agriculture, and construction.
It's important to note that BSC cylinders are specific to the UK market and may not be the standard used in other countries. Other countries may use standards such as ISO, ANSI, or JIS to define their cylinder sizes and types.