What type of pneumatic actuator is right for your application?

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If you are wondering what type of pneumatic actuator is best suited for your application, you have come to the right place. With a range of linear and non-linear pneumatics actuator products available, each being designed to convert energy in either a linear or rotary motion, knowing the difference between rodless cylinders, mini rotary actuators and stainless steel actuators is critical.

In this article, we look at the key differences between rodless cylinders, mini rotary actuators and stainless steel cylinders, as well as the typical applications each pneumatic cylinder/actuator serves.

What Pneumatic Actuator Is Suited To My Fluid Power Application?

Here at Best Pneumatics, we have a vast range of pneumatic actuators to suit most application requirements. Whether you operate in a potentially explosive environment or you require a bespoke pneumatics actuator to generate energy using compressed air or gas, we have the solution for you.

With more than 30 years of experience in providing pneumatics actuators to both customers and suppliers, our team of experts will listen to you to understand all of your pneumatic requirements. Here are some popular pneumatic actuators available to purchase on our online store and common uses.

Mini-rotary actuators

Mini-rotary actuators are designed to provide a quick and efficient rotary movement, also referred to as a turning movement. Known for being highly durable, mini-rotary actuators offer long stroke lengths and are generally lighter in weight. This type of pneumatic actuator is typically suited for several applications including, robotics and material handling.

At Best Pneumatics, we supply mini-rotary actuators from the world-renowned brand, SMC and offer both rack and piston and vane rotary actuators. With different mini-rotary actuators available including the CRJ Series and CRA1-Z Series, whatever sized mini-rotary actuator you require for your application needs we have a wide range of options available.

Rodless cylinder

When you have a long stroke application or require a small, compact device tailored to the operation of your application then it could be that one of our rodless cylinders is the solution for you. With magnetic coupled rodless cylinders available (significantly undergone size improvements in recent years) and even rodless cylinders suitable for high precision applications our range really does hold the answer to your application challenges. We also have a range of linear and cam follower guide rodless cylinders, amongst many others.

Stainless steel actuators

If you are looking for the type of pneumatic actuator that is best suited for highly corrosive environments, look no further than our stainless steel range of pneumatic actuators. These devices ensure long-lasting pneumatic actuator life and offer high wear resistance. Alternatively, if you operate in potentially explosive environments, we stock pneumatic cylinders with ATEX approval, a certification ensuring your pneumatic actuator is incredibly safe.

Choosing a pneumatic actuator for your application

At Best Pneumatics, we have a wide range of pneumatic actuators including ISO cylinders, and other popular models. As proud suppliers of SMC, if you aren’t quite sure which pneumatic actuator your industrial application requires, contact us at [email protected] or on 01254 390555.