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Firestone leads the way in manufacturing sophisticated air springs for technologically advanced isolation, actuation and pick-and-place solutions.
Firestone Airstroke?actuators and Airomatic?polyactuators offer short-stroke, high-force and single-acting pneumatic actuation for applications such as conveyors, lift tables and work holding devices. Isolation control for shaker screens, material feeders and vibrating conveyors are common applications utilizing Airmount?isolators and Marsh Mellow?springs.
Firestone Airstroke?actuators are ideal replacements for existing applications that had previously used traditional pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders. These are flexible walled pneumatic actuators that are durable and operate well in corrosive and abrasive industrial environments, easily accepts misalignment, and has a high ratio of stroke to collapsed height.
Firestone has been designing and developing a wide range of mounts and supports to isolate vibrations that are detrimental to many industrial and manufacturing environments.
These end effectors offer the user a wide range of advantages over traditional pick and place work holding devices. Simply by varying the air pressure in the picker or gripper, the user can conform the end effector to the diameter that is being handled and the force being applied to the work piece. This is especially critical in applications with sensitive, thin-walled, or fragile objects. The object being picked up does not have to have a circular configuration. Since it has an elastomer bladder construction, it will conform to any shape.