Although Airpot Corporation does not manufacture a proprietary product line of pumps, innovative customers often take advantage of the special properties provided by Airpot piston and cylinder kits and Airpot Actuators to produce pumping and pressure handling devices of their own design.
For example, an Airpot Actuator or piston/cylinder set can be connected to a motor or solenoid (as shown at right) and used to pump air. Its low friction and inherent lubricity reduce power requirements and concerns about contamination from lubricants. Also, the low mass of the Airpot piston/cylinder assembly offers an advantage for small pumping devices that are designed for portable or wearable applications, such as air sampling pumps.
We are happy to work with customers who would like to adapt our Airpot Pneumatic Actuators or piston/cylinder kits to suit their individual pump requirements. We also can provide value added subassembly services. Please contact us if you have similar needs.
Airpot devices do not use seals. Instead, they depend on a precisely matched close fit between the piston and cylinder to limit air loss. While the leak is very small and normally not detrimental to most applications, it should still be taken into consideration when evaluating our components for pumping or pulsing uses. The leak rates for all models are shown in their specifications pages.
NOTE: ALL ACTUATOR UNITS ARE SINGLE ACTING (MAY BE PRESSURIZED ONLY IN THE EXTENSION DIRECTION) BUT VACUUM MAY BE USED FOR RETRACTION
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Click here to see Specifications Summary Chart for all Airpot Pneumatic Actuators
Click here to see Specifications Summary Chart for all Pneumatic Piston/Cylinder Sets.
For more information on our Airpot cylinder kits, contact us today! We’ll be happy to discuss all your pumping application ideas.