Definition of single-acting in English:

single-acting

Syllabification: sin·gle-act·ing

adjective

  • (Of an engine) having pressure applied only to one side of the piston.
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    • Common types of compressors are single-acting piston, double-acting piston, and centrifugal.
    • The diagram below shows the pneumatic circuit for the single-acting cylinder and three-port valve.
    • Enerpac has released a vacuum valving system that drastically improves the retraction times of single-acting heavy lift hydraulic cylinders commonly used throughout Australian industry.

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