Compact Pneumatic Actuators
Airpot Corp. self- aligning pneumatic actuators employ our unique combination of a borosilicate glass cylinder and graphite piston and have notable performance properties with respect to friction, cleanliness, and temperature range. Their performance is vastly superior to those of conventional cylinders. In addition, they are configured with low friction ball joints or pin-links at both the piston and rod end which allow for easy mounting and accommodation for angular misalignments up to +/- 15 degrees.
This category of pneumatic actuators has been designed for space savings and low mass and includes compact mini air cylinder configurations. They only may be actuated with pressure in the extension direction, but their very low friction allows them to vacuum actuate or be spring returned for retraction. All our pneumatic actuators are low friction air cylinders, having amazing pressure response and low mass and weight. Airpot actuators are extremely clean and are useful for pumping, for applying a precise force, a repeatable motive or counterbalancing force, applying a gentle or precise holding or squeezing force (as low as a few grams) and for any other actuation needs requiring uniform motion. You will find our actuators ideal for requirements involving the need to move something slowly and smoothly, even over distances less than 0.1 inch, but they can also cycle at very high speeds- up to 100 cps.