Rodless Actuators

Rodless actuators (also called cylinder slides) are devices without rods that enable linear movements of loads, usually in a factory environment. Pistons fit closely into actuator tubes and move up and down against the compressed air pressure in the tubes to create the linear movements. The objects are carried to their end points via the external carriages connected to the pistons.

What are rodless actuators used for?

Simply put, these actuators move objects, usually as part of an industrial process. They can serve as non-rotating supporting platforms to which tools can be attached too. They are also used for packaging in food processing industries where parts are picked and placed repeatedly.

Types of rodless actuators

  • Magnetically coupled actuators use strong magnets instead of rods to hold the piston and the carriage together. When the motion starts the carriage and piston move together in sync as a total unit.
  • Mechanically coupled actuators have interior and exterior bands that slot into the actuator housing to keep compressed air in and contaminated matter out. They consist of piston units with carriages attached. Components like valves, sensors and brakes can be mounted onto these units.

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RS stock no. 161-681
Mfr. Part No.MY1B16G-500
BrandSMC
R 4,295.36
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MY1B Double 16mm 500mm 0.8 MPa - - Air M5 x 0.8 660 x 37 x 37mm 610g 37mm 660mm 37mm
RS stock no. 885-2288
Mfr. Part No.MY1B25TFG-600Z
BrandSMC
R 5,888.80
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- Double 25mm 600mm 0.8 MPa 1.2MPa 343N Air Rc 1/8 820 x 53 x 54mm 1.3kg 53mm 820mm 54mm
RS stock no. 349-1926
Mfr. Part No.OSP-P16-00000-00500
R 4,202.13
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OSP-P Double 16mm 500mm 8 bar - - - M5 630 x 30 x 30mm 720g 30mm 630mm 30mm
RS stock no. 349-1960
Mfr. Part No.OSP-P25-00000-00800
R 6,883.53
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OSP-P Double 25mm 800mm 8 bar - - - G 1/8 1000 x 41 x 41mm 2.2kg 41mm 1m 41mm
RS stock no. 161-827
Mfr. Part No.MY1B20G-150
BrandSMC
R 3,953.69
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MY1B Double 20mm 150mm 0.8 MPa - - Air M5 x 0.8 350 x 45 x 46mm 1.1kg 45mm 350mm 46mm
RS stock no. 161-833
Mfr. Part No.MY1B20G-200
BrandSMC
R 4,011.71
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MY1B Double 20mm 200mm 0.8 MPa - - Air M5 x 0.8 400 x 45 x 46mm 1.1kg 45mm 400mm 46mm
RS stock no. 885-2234
Mfr. Part No.CY1SG10-100Z
BrandSMC
R 5,715.36
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- - 10mm 100mm 0.7 MPa 1.5MPa - Rubber M5 x 0.8 176 x 60 x 34mm 430g 60mm 176mm 34mm
RS stock no. 513-9901
Mfr. Part No.OSP-P25-00000-00400
R 5,309.99
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OSP-P Double 25mm 400mm 8 bar - - - G 1/8 600 x 41 x 41mm 1.4kg 41mm 600mm 41mm
RS stock no. 513-9973
Mfr. Part No.OSP-P40-00000-01200
R 14,122.00
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OSP-P Double 40mm 1200mm 8 bar - - - G 1/4 1500 x 69 x 69mm 6.9kg 69mm 1.5m 69mm
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RS stock no. 196-1175
Mfr. Part No.MY1C32G-500
BrandSMC
R 18,891.63
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MY1C Double 32mm 500mm 0.8 MPa 0.8MPa - Air Rc 1/8 280 x 102 x 68mm 3.1kg 102mm 280mm 68mm
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RS stock no. 196-1173
Mfr. Part No.MY1B20G-550
BrandSMC
R 5,058.15
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MY1B Double 20mm 550mm 0.8 MPa 0.8MPa - Air M5 x 0.8 200 x 45 x 46mm 1.1kg 45mm 200mm 46mm
RS stock no. 885-2281
Mfr. Part No.MY1B25TFG-400Z
BrandSMC
R 5,488.81
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- Double 25mm 400mm 0.8 MPa 1.2MPa 343N Air Rc 1/8 620 x 53 x 54mm 1.3kg 53mm 620mm 54mm
RS stock no. 349-1982
Mfr. Part No.OSP-P25-00000-01000
R 7,647.14
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OSP-P Double 25mm 1000mm 8 bar - - - G 1/8 1200 x 41 x 41mm 2.6kg 41mm 1.2m 41mm
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RS stock no. 196-1176
Mfr. Part No.MY1H16G-300
BrandSMC
R 15,448.66
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MY1H Double 16mm 300mm 0.8 MPa 0.8MPa - Air M5 x 0.8 160 x 60 x 40mm 740g 60mm 160mm 40mm
RS stock no. 161-675
Mfr. Part No.MY1B16G-250
BrandSMC
R 3,840.15
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MY1B Double 16mm 250mm 0.8 MPa - - Air M5 x 0.8 410 x 37 x 37mm 610g 37mm 410mm 37mm
RS stock no. 161-653
Mfr. Part No.MY1B16G-200
BrandSMC
R 3,713.63
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MY1B Double 16mm 200mm 0.8 MPa - - Air M5 x 0.8 360 x 37 x 37mm 610g 37mm 360mm 37mm
RS stock no. 301-9827
Mfr. Part No.A44040AABAA/1000
BrandNorgren
R 7,876.34
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Lintra-Lite Double 40mm 1000mm 8 bar - - Buffer G 1/4 1235 x 60 x 81.5mm 4.8kg 60mm 1.235m 81.5mm
RS stock no. 513-9917
Mfr. Part No.OSP-P32-00000-00300
R 6,419.76
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OSP-P Double 32mm 300mm 8 bar - - - G 1/4 550 x 52 x 52mm 2.5kg 52mm 550mm 52mm
New
RS stock no. 196-1174
Mfr. Part No.MY1B20G-600
BrandSMC
R 5,064.45
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MY1B Double 20mm 600mm 0.8 MPa 0.8MPa - Air M5 x 0.8 200 x 45 x 46mm 1.1kg 45mm 200mm 46mm
RS stock no. 161-669
Mfr. Part No.MY1B16G-300
BrandSMC
R 3,837.63
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MY1B Double 16mm 300mm 0.8 MPa - - Air M5 x 0.8 460 x 37 x 37mm 610g 37mm 460mm 37mm