Custom Cylinders

For more than a quarter of a century, Compact Automation has distinguished itself as a premier manufacturer of performance automation products. During that time, Compact Automation has engineered more than 22,000 custom designs, and that number continues to grow.


Low Friction Material


  • Plastic end cap for low friction
  • Special swivel mounting
  • Long life cycle
  • Anodized blue

Perfect for extended life applications which require the ultimate in space, weight and friction efficiency.



Low Pressure Hydraulic Service


  • 1 inch bore
  • Available in 7 stroke lengths
  • Custom port configurations
  • Pneumatic or hydraulic with same package dimensions.


Custom Frame and Hollow Rod


  • 2 1/2 inch Bore
  • 2 inch hollow rod
  • Solid piston shaft assembly
  • Bottom Bored "window" cut frame providing maintenance feasibility
  • Smooth quick actuation
  • Hollow rod enables unit to act as a sealed Conduit for cooling lines

Ideal as a pedestal lift for moving silicon wafers in and outof a process chamber within a clean-room environment.



Oversized Rod and Special Bushings


  • 4 inch Bore
  • 4 1/4 inch stroke
  • 3 inch (o.d.) hollow rod
  • Solid stainless steel piston shaft assembly
  • Custom cut frame

Used to lift heavy off-set loads.



Plastic Body Cylinder


  • 1/2 inch Bore
  • 1 1/8 Slnch stroke.
  • Redesigned standard Compact® R12x118 model
  • Stainless steel shaft
  • Hydex 4101-BBT poluester frame and end cap.

Note: Suitable for use in wash down applications.



Custom Guided Cylinder


  • 20mm Bore
  • 100mm stroke
  • Custom tooling plate
  • Special bearing rail
  • Heavy duty piston shaft assembly

Perfect for high-speed conveyor sorting applications requiring 6 msec cycle times with high moment loads. 


Handtool Actuator


  • 40mm Bore
  • Multi-Piston Cylinder
  • Custom shaped frame
  • Special nose mount and rod end for adaptation to customers tooling.

Utilized as a hand tool for factory automation applications.


Custom Slide


  • 20mm Bore
  • 50mm stroke
  • Custom tooling plate
  • Heavy duty piston shaft assembly
  • Custom port orifices

Ideal for high speed and extreme impact load applications.



Clamp and Press Applications

Hollow Rod to accept tooling.

  • Notches for quick change
  • Oversize ports for fast response
  • Custom mounting
  • Oversized shaft diameter