Firestone Airstroke Actuators
Airstroke provides unique
solutions to pneumatic
& Design Manual
At Warden Fluid Dynamics we offer
hundreds of actuator products, but there is only one
product that is flexible, frictionless and maintenance free.
Take a moment to review some of the features and you might find
that a Firestone Airstroke Actuator will be the answer to your application.
Cost - Generally, initital cost is 1/2 or less
than conventional pneumatic cylinders of the same force capabilities.
The initial cost advantage is even greater in high force applications.
Free For Immediate Response - Since Airstroke actuators
have no sliding seals, there is no breakaway friction as with
Maintenance or Lubrication Required - Period, none.
Capability - An Airstroke actuator possesses the
unique capability of stroking through an arc without a clevis.
Angular motion of up to 30 degrees is possible, along with the
design advantage of generally less complex linkages.
For Long Life - Since Airstroke actuators have no
internal rod, piston, or sliding seals, nor can it ingest contanminates,
the Airstroke actuator is incredibly durable in gritty, dirty
Loading Capability -
Within certain limits, Airstroke actuators aren't
affected by side loads as are conventional cylinders that utilize
rods. This eliminates potential rod bending, scoring, and
excessive seal wear common to conventional cylinders.
Height- Airstroke actuators have a low profile compared
to conventional cylinders. Our smallest actuator collapses to
just 1.1 inches in height.
Media - Airstroke actuators can also be pressurized
with liquids or gas (see the design manual for acceptalbe media
Availability - Warden Fluid Dynamics is the largest
pneumatics distributor in the NW, one of the five largest Firestone
distributors in the U.S., and we have the largest inventory of
Firestone Airstroke actuators West of the Mississippi.