Airstroke® actuators are cylinders. They are different looking, and they do not work exactly like the well-known and accepted JIC cylinder. In terms of functionally the air springs perform the same type of actuation tasks.
Airstroke® actuators are cylinders. primary use is as a short stroke, high force, single acting pneumatic actuator. Its unique capabilities make it ideal for friction free, leak free, flexible force applications. 80% of Firestone air springs used in industrial applications are used as actuators, or cylinders.
Most engineers are familiar with the design of a traditional hydraulic cylinder or pneumatic cylinder. Traditionally, a cylinder contains a piston sliding within a housing of circular cross section, connected to the work by a rod passing through one end of the device.
Firestone Airstroke™ actuators are tough and have flexible wall bellows engineered into different shapes to perform different tasks. These single acting pneumatic actuators contain no internal moving parts to break, bend, cause internal scoring or require lubrication.
No maintenance or lubrication required
Simple design and simple to use
Ability to tolerate side loads
Require no lubrication or maintenance
Rapid cycling ability
Durable for Long Life
No Maintenance or Lubrication Required
No Internal Rod or Piston
Friction Free for Immediate Response
Measure force at the height between the plate centers
Side Loading Capability
Compact Starting Height
Wide Size Range
Air Springs Supply | Air Springs and Pneumatic Technology
Air Springs Supply is Australia's leading supplier of air springs and associated pneumatic technology for the industrial and transport sectors.
Through a national sales, service and technical support network, the company offers advanced efficient and reliable solutions for the engineering of industrial actuation and isolation systems and vehicle suspensions.
In Australia, Air Springs Supply is the first supplier of air spring isolators, actuators and suspension components to achieve Q-Base quality certification from the internationally respected National Association of Testing Authorities, NATA. Q-Base is a simplified version of the international IS09002 standard.