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Adjustable Stroke

Cylinder specifications:
4" bore x 5" stroke
Hydraulic Shock and Speed Control
Magnetic Piston
Fabco-Air adapted a MULTI-POWER® air cylinder and a linear slide for high force and precision guiding in an automotive application.
Capable of supplying 4,720 lbs. of force at 100 PSI, Fabco-Air designed a custom mounting/bearing block with eight pre-loaded, sealed linear ball bearings supporting four hardened, precision guide shafts and a steel tool mounting plate.
Huge hole through double rod air cylinder
Huge hole through double rod air cylinder

Cylinder specifications:
10" bore x 3-1/2" stroke
7" Diameter hole through
8" Diameter rod

Fabco-Air customized a Hi-Power™ cylinder to fit into small parts assembly machinery. The large hole allows mechanical drives and pressure/vacuum lines to pass through to the point of use.
Pancake<sup>®</sup> II Cylinder customized to fit in a small space.
Pancake® II Cylinder
has been customized
to fit small space

Fabco-Air adapted a standard cylinder by milling flats on both end caps for precision alignment in medical packaging machinery. 4" bore x 1" stroke, the double acting cylinder has a high strength composite wall, hard chrome plated stainless steel piston rod, PTFE composite rod bearings and internally lubricated dynamic O-Rings.
Automotive under-hood application for drive train control
Automotive under-hood application
for drive train control

Cylinder specifications:
3-1/2" bore x 1" stroke
spring retracted, stainless steel piston rod,
hard anodized aluminum body.

The body has eight 0.13" breather holes in front of the piston and a special rod end. Mounting elements and the extend port are machined into the back end cap by the customer.

Under carriage mobile equipment is corrosion resistant
Under carriage mobile
equipment is corrosion

Cylinder specifications:
2-1/2" bore x 2" stroke

Fabco-Air modified a standard cylinder by adding a stainless steel mounting pivot and machining ports in the front and rear end caps. Additionally the stainless steel rod is hard chrome plated while the housing and end caps are electroless nickel plated.
 pecial cylinder design meets length restrictions
Special cylinder design
meets length restrictions

A modified 5" bore Hi-Power cylinder, designed with a special tool plate, uses long composite bushings for continuous guide shaft engagement. The bushings are supported at both ends in the heads. Length restrictions precluded use of overhanging guide shafts or double rod construction.
Special cartridge cylinder for food processing machinery
Special cartridge cylinder
solves design problems in
food processing machinery

Fabco-Air developed this 3" bore, 1/8" stroke, double acting, double rod, air cylinder to mate into a machined cavity in the heart of food processing equipment. External O-Rings on the body seal air passages to the extend and retract ports (shown at 2:00 o'clock in the photo). Designed for operation at 150 psi, the cylinder has a 2-1/4" stainless steel rod with a 2" hole through, PTFE impregnated hard-coated aluminum body components, and Viton seals for corrosion resistance and high wash-down tolerance.
Dual bore air cylinder
Dual bore air cylinder

Cylinder specifications:
50mm bore x 2" stroke
double acting with
stainless steel piston rods and
hard anodized aluminum body

Fabco-Air solved one design problem by providing integral nests machined into the cylinder body to enable precise alignment of the customer's tooling.

high temp

Pancake® Cylinder for High Temperature Applications

This cylinder has ports located on it's face and rear cap. It was designed to fit a customers envelope requirements in a mold knock-out application.

hole punch

High Speed Hole Punch for Packaging Application

This Fabco special has a spring return and hardened shaft to longer life.

mold lock

Double Acting Mold Lock Cylinder for Plastic Molding Application

This cylinder actually pulls the stick-down to the cooling platform with positive pressure rather than with a spring to give uniform cooling on overmold.

adjust stroke gripper

Adjustable Stroke Parallel Gripper for Packaging Application

This unique gripper allows jaw size to be adjusted on a per-job basis, eliminating the need for special jaw attachments.

rod lock cylinder

8" Bore Cylinder with Rod Lock

The robust rod lock on this cylinder provides a failsafe for vertical loads, preventing injury in case of loss of pressure.

Vac generator

Vacuum Generator with 4 Way Valve

This valve pulls 28" of water column and holds the vacuum for 24 hours.

dental booster

Continuous Acting Booster For Dental Application

Similar to competition, but has external switching to prevent cross-over from inlet to exhaust when unit stalls.

Round hole-through

Round Hole-Through Cylinder for Synchronized Pick-up

Customer was trying to lift a product with 3 individual cylinders with unacceptable results. This "ring" cylinder incorporates three piston shafts into one piston for a smooth, non-binding actuation.

Rotary Actuator

Double Rotary Actuator Manufactured using Titanium, 316 Stainless Steel, and a Special Coating

This application required a dual rotary motion, as well as special materials for wash down and media compatibility.

manifold mount pancake

Modified Pancake Cylinder for Manifold Mount

In this application the customer needed a valve in-head for a quicker response and cleaner package. This design utilizes one hose and fitting instead of three.

hole through double rod

Hole-Through Double Rod with Precision Bearing Pockets and Adjustable Stroke

This special cylinder has a high speed spindle running through the center of the piston in an avionics drilling application.


Four Stage Multi-Power® with Built In Quick Exhaust Dump Valve

Unique dovetail mount enables the customer to change centers on a resistance welding application.