Original Line® Rod Lock

The "Blue and Improved" The Original Line® Rod Lock cylinder feature permanent grease lubrication. Design enhancements have more than doubled the anticipated service life of this cylinder, featuring a biased normally closed clamp on the piston rod that holds the rod in position when air pressure is not present. 

  • Bore sizes:  3/4", 1-1/16", 1-1/2", 2", 2-1/2", 3"
  • The rod lock design is not a safety device
  • Hard chrome plated stainless steel piston rod
  • 50 PSI minimum required to release locking mechanism
  • NEW!  Blue and Improved design doubles previous cylinder life
  • NEW!  Permanent grease lubricant requires no additional lubrication during service


Mounting Accessories
Round Line Foot Bracket
Standard Non-Repairable Round Line Pivot Bracket
Round Line Mounting Nuts
Rod End and Port Attachments
Alignment Coupler (#5-40 to 1"-14)
Round Line Mounting Nuts
Standard Non-Repairable Round Line Rod Clevis
Band Mounted Switches
Solid State (HSC/HSK)
Heavy Duty MRS® Band Switch
High Illumination [for Bimba Cylinders](MSS/R10)
Solid State (HC/HK)
Mini 4mm Round - C-Slot (MR/MS/MSC/MSK)
Heavy Duty MRS® Track Switch
Connector Cables
M8 Female Quick Connect (C4/C5)
How to Order Content

Original Line® Rod Lock How To Order

Additional Specs Content

Original Line® Rod Lock Specs

Common Cylinder Design Modifications
This table shows common modifications to our standard designs which have been provided to customers. Please contact your local distributor for information on pricing and delivery for these special options.
Feature Common Modifications From Standard Model
  • Longer than standard thread lengths
  • Turned down rod diameter; no threads
  • Extra rod extension on one end only of a double rod end cylinder (-DXDE)
  • Cross-drilled hole in the cylinder rod
  • Rod threads omitted where a standard NT option does not exist
  • Spherical rod end (no tolerance)
  • Female threads on the standard existing rod diameter
  • Screwdriver slot on rod end
  • Non-standard male rod threads that fit on the standard existing rod diameter
  • Omit wrench flats where they do not currently exist
  • 5/16" bore, single acting/non-rotating
  • Non-rotating, DXDE design (square rod on one end)
  • Customer logo applied to the cylinder body
  • Omit Bimba logo
  • Mark the customer's part number on the cylinder body


  • Special lubricants (silicone, FDA approved, water resistant, Krytox, etc.)
  • Additional standard ports
  • Non-standard port size (when standard part will accommodate)
  • Ports rotated - other than 90°
  • Special compound seals (EPDM, Teflon coated, internally lubed, etc.)
  • Vacuum service
  • Special geometry seals (Quad seal, energized, lip seal, etc.)
Stroke Lengths
  • Greater than catalog maximum stroke lengths
  • Non-standard stroke lengths
  • Special spring forces
  • Omit standard spring(s), cylinder stroke length is reduced
Switch Tracks
  • Can be purchased separately from cylinders
End Caps
  • Anodized or Nickel Plated
Design for Clean Room
  • Special lubrication, seals, bushing vacuum port. Design does not conform to specific classifications.