Air Springs Supply offers the Firestone Airstroke Actuators, an ideal solution to side load problems in conventional hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, which causes bent rods, scored bores and damaged seals.
Firestone Airstroke Actuators are flexible wall bellows that contain no internal moving parts to break or bend. Due to its flexible nature, the Airstroke actuators follow the path of least resistance, which reduces change of misalignment that causes side loads. Airstroke Actuators also have no sliding seal, which provides no breakaway friction normally found in conventional cylinders.
The Airstroke actuators uses standard factory compressed air at 7 bar, or other compatible gases and liquids, such as nitrogen and water-glycol solutions. These actuators can deliver actuating forces between 40 – 40,000kg per unit. They can be inflated slowly with precision for lifting giant mining shovels and heavy industrial plants for maintenance.
The Firestone Airstroke Actuators, available from Air Springs Supply, are most suitable for uses where a constant force needs to be applied to a moving object. Airstroke actuators can also stroke through an arc without a clevis.