Festo Pneumatic Actuators

Source: Festo Corporation

Actuating components, such as cylinders, electric linear actuators and axes, as well as their attachments and accessories. Pneumatic actuators are intended to convert pressure energy into motion energy; this process involves the transmission and transfer of forces.

Piston rod cylinders

Cylinders with piston rods: as compact cylinders, short-stroke cylinders, flat cylinders, round cylinders, miniature cylinders, cartridge cylinders or stainless steel air cylinders

Specified types in accordance with the ATEX directive are suitable for explosive atmospheres or are made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel and therefore particularly easy to clean.

Rodless cylinders

Compact linear actuators with or without guides: mechanically coupled cylinders with optimized mounting options for simple mounting and magnetically coupled cylinders for use as a pressure-tight and zero-leakage system.

Rotary actuators

Compact quarter turn actuators with minimum space requirements and adjustable swivel angle, also available as a twin piston rotary actuator

Specified types are suitable for potentially explosive atmospheres in accordance with the ATEX directive.

Tandem, high-force and multi-position cylinders

More thrust than conventional cylinders by connecting in series 2, 3 or 4 cylinders with the same piston diameter and the same stroke.

By connecting 2 to 5 cylinders in series with the same piston diameter and different stroke lengths, up to 6 positions can be approached.

Guided cylinders

Linear stage actuator, rod guides or precision piston rod guide.

Stopper cylinders

Piston rod cylinder with reinforced piston rod and bearing to withstand large lateral forces.

For stopping or separating when transporting workpiece carriers or pallets – smooth, low noise and safe stopping.

Clamp cylinders

Compact cylinders without piston rod with membrane and a much shorter stroke than bellow cylinders.

Clamping system with pneumatic actuator.

Diaphragm actuators

Diaphragm actuators without piston rods, the structure consists of two metal plates with a ribbed rubber bellows or tubing.

Rotary indexing tables

Construction unit for rotary indexing work on assembly and packing machines, drilling stations and applications with rotating workpiece or tool motion.

Cylinder/valve combinations

Actuators with integrated or attached directional control valve.

Shock absorbers

Stroke 1.7 ... 60 mm

Max. energy absorption per stroke 0.005 ... 384 J

Cushioning adjustable, self-adjusting, flexible cushioning rings

Components for cushioning kinetic energy.

Cylinder mounting parts and accessories

Mounting components, attachments, piston rod attachments and guides for actuators.


Whether for sturdy gripping in a machine tool or micro-gripping in electronics manufacturing, Festo's range of pneumatic grippers covers a wide variety of applications.