To expand and enhance the Airpel family of accurate force, ultra low friction air cylinders, we developed the Airpel Plus line. These Airpel models occupy the middle of the price / performace range between our standard Anti-Stiction® Airpel and the Force Without Friction® Airpel-AB®. By combining features and components from these original two designs, we are able to offer a high performance air cylinder for applications requiring even lower friction than the standard Airpel but at a price well below our top-of-the-line Airpel -AB. READ MORE
The Airpel Plus uses the same graphite piston/borosilicate glass cylinder combination as our standard Airpel but the piston construction takes advantage of our Airpel-AB technology. The result is an air cylinder with friction levels only about 25% of the standard Airpel model. This allows for even greater force accuracy and more precise resolution whie offering a significant cost savings over the Airpel-AB. In addition, the Airpel Plus offers the same wide operating temperature range and long life of our original Airpel.
Airpel Plus models are currently available in standard configurations as single acting – extension models with the same metric sizes, threads, mounts and strokes as the Airpel-AB so most models can be easily interchanged if you are uncertain which product will best meet your requirements or if your needs change in new designs. They also can be made in double acting configurations upon request after discussion with our application engineers about retraction direction characteristics. They are ideal for counterbalancing, tension and precise applied force applications.
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