The material handling industry is constantly developing end effectors and manipulators for gripping, lifting and rotating equipment.
Duramaster NFPA Rod cylinders can do the job with such options as pivot mounting and low friction service. If the rod cylinder will be used for opening and closing a gripper, low friction service is probably not required. However, if the rod cylinder will be balancing a load in a virtually weightless state, then the low friction option will ensure that the load moves easily. In addition to low friction seals and special piston groove dimensions, we further minimize the friction by using one piston seal instead of two. The resulting design has so little friction that the rod can slide out by gravity alone! However, double acting is available upon request.