Firestone Industrial Products debuted a new range of pneumatic actuators this
week that consist of engineered-plastic molded elements welded together in a
Called the Polyactuator 70-P-13, the line has no pistons, rods, or sliding
seals so friction, bending, scoring, and wear disappear as potential
They take a small footprint too. Minimum height on the new models, says
Firestone, is 0.6 inches (16mm), which means they can fit in very tight
The new models are capable of strokes up to 0.5 inches (13mm) and forces over
100 lbs (0.45kN) at a pressure of 50 psig (3.5 bar).
Firestone says its engineers have tested the product under laboratory
conditions for millions of cycles. Result: no product failure or degradation in
performance, the company reports.
For more information, see www.fsip.com/airomatic.