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Pneumatic Actuator Types

A pneumatic actuator is a tool that converts compressed air into mechanical motion. The actuator type determines whether the motion is rotary or linear. There are many different pneumatic actuator types available on the market.

How does the Actuator Work?

The actuator is made up of several different parts, which include: a piston, cylinder, valve, and ports. A diaphragm encloses the pistons, which helps to keep air in the top section of the cylinder. This allows air pressure to bring power to the diaphragm in a downward motion, which moves the piston underneath. When the piston reaches this area the valve stem moves causing the actuator’s internal pieces to move. Each different type of Actuator is capable of a specific application:

Round Line Actuator:
The round line actuator is a non-repairable cylinder that is durable and economically efficient. These types of actuators are available in a variety of bore sizes, mount styles, and overall design options. External guiding may be necessary if the high side or moment loads are present in the application.

NFPA Actuator:
The NFPA actuator has a tie rod cylinder that is both durable and repairable. These actuators are available in a Varity of bore designs and stroke lengths. It also comes in many different options.

Compact Actuator:
Compact actuators have flat cylinders that are great in limited space. These actuators are available in round, non-rotating, and square shapes. These models also come in dual-power of three-position models.

Narrow Profile Actuator:
The narrow profile air table actuator is extremely precise. It has the ability to provide high load accuracy and high precision as a result of a recirculating ball rail, which is located above the cylinder's bore.

Twin Bore Actuator:
The Twin Bore Actuator has two bore cylinders with small cross sections. It also has two bores, which increase its force two fold. This actuator has a smooth operation, with no rotation and a high side load capacity.

These actuators all play a valuable role in the pneumatic timer industry. Without them, pneumatic timers would not be able to function properly. Pneumatic timers help to make automated industries operate smoothly and effectively. If you are interested in pneumatic timers or actuators, it is beneficial to contact a professional in the field. With so many different options to choose, it is always best to ask a specialist for help.

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