Actuators perform the same type of actuation tasks as a hydraulic or pneumatic cylinder. However, they are best used for applications requiring shorter strokes and higher force. Actuators generally cost less, are more durable, and by having fewer mechanical parts they require less maintenance.
Other advantages of a flexible walled pneumatic actuator is that it operates well in dirty, corrosive, and abrasive environments. Easily accepts angular and lateral misalignment and has a high ratio of stroke to collapsed height. Actuators unique capabilities make it ideal for friction free, leak free, flexible force applications. A wide range of stroke and force configurations are available from standard parts.
- Lower cost than conventional cylinders
- Wide Size Range
- Durable Long Life
- No Maintenance or Lubrication Required – No Internal Rod or Piston
- Friction Free for Immediate Response
- Flexible Media – works with either a liquid or gas
- Angular and Side Loading Capabilities
- Compact Starting Height
Firestone Airmount™ Isolators provide the highest degree of vibration isolation of any isolator on the market. They are versatile and not only work to isolate delicate objects from external vibrations, but are able to support vibrating loads and prevent its energy from disturbing the surroundings. Airmount Isolators reduce structural noise, are available in a wide range of sizes, and extend equipment life through their superior isolation capabilities. Airmount Isolators are a great alternative to conventional coil springs and other types of isolators.
- Wide Size Range
- Compact Installed Height
- Constant efficiency
- Best isolation capability
Norman carries a complete line of top quality pneumatic cylinder products in stainless steel and aluminum construction. They are perfect for corrosive and harsh environments and severe duty applications. Available in all standard configurations such as single and double acting, multistage and telescoping, pre-lubricated, rodless, fail safe, etc. Round line available as repairable and disposable where light duty cylinder is suitable.
We offer a wide selection of bore sizes, mounting styles and other options to fit most types of applications. Our air cylinders can also be designed and manufactured to meet your custom specifications.
AIRTEC’s ZX Series slotted cylinders are known for their outstanding operation and sealing properties, as well as guaranteed fast delivery. Don't worry about size - we have a wide range to choose from – the AIRTEC ZX comes in five different diameters, each available in four classes.
Their high-quality aluminum profile makes AIRTEC’s toothed-belt cylinders exceptionally stress-resistant. Our innovative design allows for a range of possible uses, including synchronized movements or position-detection using a direct encoder connection.
- Engineered Dual Piston Seal for exceptional sealing and smooth running characteristics
- Polyurethane sealing strip out-seals the competition
- Three Guide systems
- Stroke lengths up to 6000 mm (236 inches
- K series is up to 30% shorter
We represent only top quality products from leading manufacturers. We can also cross over all major lines to save you money and still provide the high level of service our customers have come to expect. Our manufacturers include:
Norman Equipment has been a leading provider of pneumatic and air products including pneumatic actuators and cylinders for over 70 years. We are a full-line authorized stocking distributor of quality products from top manufacturers renowned for performance and reliability. Our experienced staff, in-house technical expertise, exceptional customer service and proven products provide you a single source for all your pneumatic needs. Norman provides one of the industry’s most comprehensive offerings of pneumatic actuators and air cylinders in order to support a wide range of applications and industries including:
- Single acting and Double acting
- Multi-stage, telescoping
- Low profile
- Tie rod
- Repairable and disposable
- Stainless steel and aluminum
- Corrosion resistant
- Specialty and custom