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Pneumatic Actuators : Inch
Round Line (The original round body cylinder that can be used in a wide variety of industries and applications.)
Bimba's non-repairable stainless steel body cylinders are available in 12 bore sizes.
Bimba's Original Line® 3-Position cylinders feature a non-repairable design that offers two distinct stroke lengths within a single cylinder.
Adjustable air cushions reduce cylinder speed at the end of stroke, protecting the cylinder from damaging levels of kinetic energy.
Bimba's MRS® series cylinders feature magnetic pistons designed to actuate electronic switches (sold separately) mounted to the cylinder bodies.
A unique square piston rod with rounded corners prevents piston rod rotation.
Features include acetal resin end caps and a stainless steel rod and body for a corrosion resistant design.
Stainless steel end caps and cylinder body are ideal for wash downs applications.
The Z-Line series cylinders are a heavy duty version of the basic Original Line® series with additional features.
The industry standard Original Line® design features a mechanical lock for positive rod positioning.
Mead's single acting air clamps provide gripping power on the out stroke and spring retraction.
Mead's MF and MA series miniature cylinders are designed for use in applications where space is limited.
A removable bell ring nut adds repairability to the all stainless steel Original Line® cylinder.
Mead's Centaur series round body style cylinders are economical and repairable.
An outer wall makes this an extremely durable NFPA-interchangeable cylinder.
Bimba and TRD's RS series feature a repairable all stainless steel cylinder design that is perfect for wash down use and is USDA approved.
Compact (Space saving cylinders for use in applications with limited area.)
Bimba's Flat-I® series round body cylinders were designed with space savings in mind.
Bimba's Square Flat-I® series cylinders feature square end caps and are great for tight spaces.
Bimba's Flat-II® series cylinders feature round end caps and utilize two piston rods for non-rotation.
Bimba's Square Flat-II® series compact cylinders feature square end caps and twin piston rods to provide non-rotation.
Bimba's multiple power series cylinders save space and provide 2, 3, and 4 times the force of traditional models.
Bimba's multiple position FOP series cylinders save space and provide three individual strokes within just one cylinder.
Mead's SS series Space Saver® cylinders provide the power and stroke of standard cylinders in less than half the space of other cylinders.
Bimba's extremely low profile diaphragm cylinder is designed for clamping applications.
Bimba's mini cube cylinders are ideal for applications requiring low output forces in extremely tight spaces.
Bimba's EF-I series cylinders feature an extruded aluminum body design for international machine requirements.
Bimba's EF-II series cylinders feature an extruded body, non-rotating design.
Bimba's EFP series extruded body cylinders provide two distinct extension strokes in the same EF bore footprint to save space.
Bimba's EFQ series cylinders double the force output on extension using the same EF bore footprint to save space.
Bimba's EFF series lift table cylinders feature a compact extruded body design with four guide shafts for vertical lifting applications.
Bimba's EFL series stopper cylinders are modified EF-I series cylinders with an extruded body style designed specifically to stop moving product on conveyors.
Bimba's EFCL series cylinder rotates 90 degrees as it extends and retracts.
Bimba's TB series linear slides feature dual bores that exert twice the force of a traditional cylinder while providing smooth, non-rotating actuation.
Bimba's TBD series linear slides feature a double rod end that provides a saddle-mount unit with improved loading and resistance to deflection.
Bimba's TBA series air tables offer smooth, precise movement, achieved via integration of a highly accurate recirculating ball bushing rail.
Bimba's LPA series air tables were developed for applications requiring precise load guiding with ultra-tight space constraints.
Bimba's NPA series air tables are designed for applications with tight space requirements.
NFPA (Heavy duty, repairable cylinders that meet NFPA standards.)
TRD’s TA series cylinders offer a high quality, heavy duty construction in an NFPA tie rod style interchangeable design. These actuators are recognized for their durability and long-lasting performance.
TRD's TAS series steel cylinders and components provide extra strength and durability to withstand abuse while maintaining reliable performance.
TRD's TD series (“Tough-Duty”) cylinders provide the same high quality, heavy duty construction as the TA series, with additional performance features standard.
TRD's FM “Flush Mount” series provides the same high quality, heavy duty construction as the TA series, with the added benefit of “sleeve nut” construction.
TRD's FM series rod lock cylinders utilize a 100% ball bearing design that distributes even locking (clamp-holding) forces along the shaft, providing low fatigue on clamping components and no appreciable wear on the piston rod.
TRD's Back-to-Back cylinders allow the creation of a true four position cylinder by combining two individual cylinders with common bore sizes together as one unit with common tie rods.
TRD’s 3-Position cylinders consist of two cylinders built as one unit with one rod end, capable of producing three rod positions. By varying the cylinder stroke lengths, stop positions can be suited to any application.
TRD's PFLF series feature position feedback, low friction cylinders that meet NFPA tie-rod standards.
TRD’s tandem cylinders are most commonly used in “air over oil” applications, using air to provide the force to extend and retract the cylinder, and oil to provide precise stroke speed control.
TRD’s TRA series (“Triple Rod”) cylinders use three piston rods to increase stability and strength and also feature a non-rotating design.
TRD’s MS series multi-stage cylinders are able to achieve greater forces in extending, retracting, or both directions by multiplying the output force with additional pistons.
TRD’s SS series cylinders are precision machined from 303/304 stainless steel to provide excellent performance in harsh environments. Common applications include food processing, chemical, medical, pharmaceutical, and other corrosive environments.
TRD's SS-MS series cylinders are double acting, single rod end cylinders that multiply the cylinder's force output by supplying air to multiple pistons.
TRD’s TC series cylinders utilize a two-stage telescoping design which remains 100% double acting while providing incredible space savings. A telescoping cylinder with 12” stroke would require 35% less space than an equivalent bore NFPA cylinder.
Mead's small bore tie-rod NFPA cylinders are designed to generate high performance in most applications.
Mead's Dyna-Mation DM1 series cylinders feature a tie-rod NFPA design that generates high performance in most applications.
Mead's HD1 series cylinders feature a tie-rod NFPA design with a heavy duty hard coated rod bearing.
Mead's HD series large bore cylinders offer excellent performance and a long service life.
Bimba and TRD's RS series feature a repairable all stainless steel cylinder design that is perfect for wash down use and USDA approved.
An outer wall makes this an extremely durable NFPA-interchangeable cylinder. guided thrusters, nfpa-double-wall
Mead's Dyna-Mation DM2 series cylinders feature an extruded body design.
Guided Thrusters (For use in non-rotating applications where side or moment loading may be present.)
The Bimba ET series extruded linear thruster is a rugged, guided actuator with a cylinder integral to the thruster block.
Bimba's T series thrusters incorporate case hardened steel guide shafts, shaft collars, precision recirculating ball bearings, and a steel tooling plate.
Bimba's TE series thrusters include stainless steel guide shafts, clear anodized aluminum housing and tooling plate, and composite bearings.
Bimba’s multiple position linear thrusters incorporate a double-acting single rod end cylinder that provides an intermediate position in addition to fully extended and fully retracted.
Bimba's TME and TEMH series thrusters feature re-circulating ball bearings or composite bearings riding on precision ground guide shafts available made of case hardened steel or stainless steel.
Mead offers a collection of extruded thruster cylinders.
Available in bore sizes 2" and larger, Bimba's T4 series thruster offers the smooth actuation of the “T” series thrusters, while delivering twice the static load-carrying capability.
Bimba's PneuMoment® pneumatic actuator provides smooth, guided, non-rotational motion for carrying heavy loads and larger moments.
Rodless (Linear motion within half the length of rod style actuators.)
Special rare earth magnet configuration for high magnetic coupling strengths make the Ultran® high load slides unique from the original series.
The Bimba Ultran® Rodless cylinder provides one of the highest coupling strengths available.
The Bimba Ultran® Rodless Slide has two types; UGS-Ultran® Slide, Gold coupling strength and USS-Ultran® Slide, Silver coupling strength.
The Bimba Ultran® Band is a mechanically coupled rodless cylinder providing overall savings in excess of 40% versus traditional cylinders.
Rotary (Rotational motion solutions for commercial and industrial applications.)
Pneu-Turn® rack and pinion rotary actuators can be used in a wide variety of rotary applications, including clamping, camming, indexing, and mixing.
Pneu-Turn® 3-Position rotary actuators provide three positions within one actuator.
Position feedback Pneu-Turn® rotary actuators are available in single or double rack models.
Position Control (Continuous position sensing and control for measurement and positioning applications.)
Bimba's PFC series offer economical position feedback cylinders for closed-loop positioning and accurate measuring using an internal Linear Resistive Transducer (LRT).
Bimba's PFCN series cylinders are ideal for closed-loop positioning and accurate measuring. They use a non-contact calibrated internal magnetostrictive transducer that provides accuracy within ± 0.012” at any point along the stroke.
Bimba's PFCL series feature everything from the PFC series cylinders, with an additional rod lock.
Bimba's PFCNL series feature non-contact position feedback cylinders with rod locks.
The Digital Panel Meter (DPM) is used in conjunction with a Bimba Position Feedback Cylinder to perform accurate measuring and/or gauging operations. Output can be displayed in either inches or millimeters.
Bimba Electronic Controllers provide 10VDC regulated power to our Position Feedback Actuators. Use it when a fast responding scalable analog output signal is required.
The Bimba Position Control System (PCS) is designed to be used with any pneumatic Bimba Position Feedback Actuator, reciprocating or rotary, to provide closed-loop positioning.
Servo pneumatic control system that provides closed loop control for a wide range of pneumatic motion control applications
Balluff’s internal transducers are available for use with TRD's TA, TD, FM and SS series NFPA cylinders.
Balluff’s external transducers can be used with TRD's TA, TD, TRA, FM, SS, MSE or MSR, Tandem, 3-Position, and double rod end NFPA cylinders.
Balluff’s Strokemaster® cylinder-position sensors provide precision end-of-stroke sensing for hydraulic/pneumatic cylinders.
Induction sensor cable connectors are available for use with Balluff transducers.
Accessories (Product accessories including switches, fittings, brackets, nuts, shock absorbers and more.)
Solid state switches are recommended for low current DC loads such as interfacing with a programmable controller, and can be used on cylinders with up to a 3" bore.
Designed for our inch based pneumatic cylinders, heavy duty reed switches feature a heavy duty band mount that is used on inch and metric cylinders with bore sizes up to 3" and come in a variety of models and operating voltages.
High illumination switches feature a larger LED lit area that can be seen further away than other switches, and is available for use with cylinders with up to 5" bores.
This mounting band is available for use with High Illumination band mounted switches.
CS-6100 series switches are available in sinking, sourcing, or reed model type and compatible with Mead Centaur cylinders.
High illumination switches offer a larger LED lit area that can be seen further away than other switches, and are available for use with large bore cylinders, up to 12".
Switch brackets are available for mounting TRD switches to the actuators.
CS-6200 series switches are available as sourcing, sinking, or reed, and can be used with Mead DM1 and HD1 tie-rod cylinders.
HC/HK solid state switches are available as sourcing or sinking, have an operating voltage range of 4.5 to 30VDC, and have two track mounts to choose from.
Mini Round switches are available in sourcing, sinking, reed, or auto configure and fit in a 2.5mm track that mounts to a variety of Bimba actuators.
Designed for our inch based pneumatic cylinders, this switch features a heavy duty switch track mount and is compatible with inch and metric cylinders with up to a 3" bore.
This switch fits in a 5mm square track and is available in three different models with operating voltages ranging from 5 to 240V AC or DC, and is compatible with the Ultran® Band cylinder.
CS-7500 series solid state and reed switches are available for use with Mead DM2 series cylinders.
Mead offers a variety of reed and solid state switches which work with our extruded thrusters.
PCQ series proximity switches are end of stroke switches used with Ultran® rodless cylinders.
Quick connect cables are compatible with all Bimba actuators with the "Q" option.
PCS quick connect cables are for use with the Bimba Position Control System, and come in many different options.
Bimba offers aluminum alloy barbed fittings for use with 1/4" OD tubing.
Adaptors are available for a variety of cylinders in multiple bore sizes.
Pivot pins are offered as an accessory for Bimba's Double-Wall® cylinders.
Clevis pins are offered as an accessory to most Bimba and TRD's RS series cylinders.
Clevis pins are offered as an accessory to most NFPA cylinders.
Clevis brackets are just one type of mounting option available for Bimba's Flat series cylinders.
An NFPA clevis mount is available for Bimba's Double-Wall® series cylinders.
Clevis brackets are available for Bimba's Double-Wall® cylinders.
Clevis brackets available for Bimba and TRD's RS series cylinders.
Clevis brackets are available for Mead tie-rod cylinders.
Clevis brackets are available for TRD NFPA tie-rod cylinders.
Pivot brackets protect cylinders from side loading by allowing the rear of the cylinder to pivot to help maintain proper load to cylinder rod relationships.
Trunnion brackets are just one type of mounting option available for Bimba cylinders.
Trunnion brackets are just one type of mounting option available for Bimba Flat Series cylinders.
Bimba offers foot mounting brackets for Original Line® cylinders.
Bimba's MS-2 side lug mount is one of 6 NFPA mounting options for Double-Wall® cylinders.
Bimba's MS-7 end lug mount is one of 6 NFPA mounting options for Double-Wall® cylinders.
Foot brackets are one mounting option available for Bimba and TRD's RS series cylinders.
Foot brackets are one mounting option available for Bimba's PFC/PFCN series cylinders.
NFPA tie-rod eye brackets are available for mounting TRD cylinders.
Tie-rod eye brackets are available for TRD's SS series NFPA cylinders.
Pivot brackets are one type of mounting option available for Bimba's Original Line® series cylinders
Pivot attachments are available for Bimba's FS series cylinders.
Pivot brackets are one type of mount available for Bimba's Double-Wall® cylinders.
Bimba's MP-4 pivot bracket is one of 6 NFPA mounts available for Double-Wall® cylinders.
Pivot brackets are available for mounting Bimba/TRD RS series cylinders.
Pivot brackets are one type of NFPA mount available for Mead cylinders.
Bimba's NFPA MF-1 front flange mount is available for Double-Wall® cylinders.
Mounting clamps are available for PneuMoment® beam guided actuators.
End flange mounts are available for PneuMoment® beam guided actuators.
Bimba's NFPA MF-2 rear flange mount is available for Double-Wall® cylinders.
Mead offers mounting blocks for MA series miniature air cylinders.
Mounting blocks are available for Ultran® rodless cylinders.
Floating mounting brackets are available for Bimba's Ultran® rodless cylinders.
Floating mounting brackets are available for Bimba's Ultran® Band rodless cylinders.
Mounting blocks are available for Bimba's Ultran® Band rodless cylinders.
Center supports are available for Bimba's Ultran® Band rodless cylinders.
Weld plates are available for the MH and TAS series cylinders.
Flange end couplers are available for many NFPA tie-rod cylinders.
A base bar is available for TRD's FM series NFPA cylinders.
Shock absorber/switch brackets are available for Bimba's Ultran® UG series rodless cylinders.
Shock absorbers and brackets are available for Ultran® Band rodless cylinders.
Mounting nuts are available for Bimba's Original Line® cylinders.
Mounting nuts are available for Bimba's PFC/PFCN series cylinders.
Mounting nuts are available for Mead's Centaur series cylinders.
Bimba offers rod nuts for most cylinders and bore sizes.
Alignment couplers help reduce binding and simplify field alignment problems.
Mead offers self aligning rod couplers in 9 thread sizes.
Rod pivots are available for Bimba's Flat series cylinders.
Rod pivots are available for Bimba's EF-I series cylinders.
Rod eyes are available for Bimba's Double-Wall® cylinders.
Rod eyes are available for Bimba and TRD's RS series cylinders.
Rod eyes are designed for use with all standard Mead cylinders.
Rod eyes are available for TRD's NFPA cylinders.
Rod clevises are available for Bimba's Original Line® cylinders.
Rod clevises are available for Bimba's Double-Wall® cylinders.
Rod clevises are available for Bimba and TRD's RS series repairable stainless cylinders.
Rod clevises are available for Bimba's PFC/PFCN series cylinders.
Rod Clevises are available in each bore size for Mead's NFPA standard cylinders.
Rod clevises are available for TRD's NFPA cylinders.
A clamp arm is available for Bimba's EFLM series twist clamp cylinder.
Hex studs are available for Bimba's Original Line® Z-Line and "500" series cylinders.
Rod studs are available for Bimba's Double-Wall® cylinders.
Spherical pivot bearing mounts can be furnished as a weldment for TRD's MH, TAS, and HH Series cylinders.
Shock absorbers can be used to decelerate loads or absorb excess kinetic energy.
Stop collars are needed for shock absorbers if stroke adjustment is required.
Stroke adjusters are available for Bimba Ultran® rodless slides.
These mounting blocks are used with PneuTurn® rotary actuators.
Transition plates couple Bimba rodless, rotary, and guided actuators together for a variety of multi-axis configurations.
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