Pneumatic Linear Actuators
More Choices. Greater Savings.
W.C. Branham has designed and manufactured a wide range of popular rodless, rodded, magnetically coupled and cable air cylinders that can be integrated into endless automation applications. You can select metric or standard sizes. There are also ISO options. It's an even money bet that we have more than one solution, in our air cylinder catalog, for your application depending on choice and budget.
Guide to Air Cylinders
This guide covers what an actuator is, common types of actuators, how to size an air cylinder and determine how much force you need, applications for air cylinders, and advice on repairing them.
OVLPRO® Low Profile Rod Air Cylinders
High-strength aluminum body. Oval piston prevents unwanted rotation. Low profile design saves space. Works well with sensors. Offers millions of worry-free cycles.
ARTEC® ISO & UNITOP Rod Cylinders
Available in standard or stainless steel. Single-acting, double-acting, double-thrust, and back-to-back tandem options. Anti-rotation design with hollow rod. Seals for high and low temps.
ARTEC® Compact & Short Stroke Rod Cylinders
Single-acting or double-acting with double rod. Anti-rotation, hollow-rod design. Pneumatic cushioning optional. Seals for high and low temps. Available in standard or stainless steel.
ARTEC® Round Rod Cylinders
Double rolling assembly makes these highly durable. Available in bore sizes 32-40-50-63 mm, with or without cushioning.
ARTEC® Stainless Steel ISO & Round Rod Cylinders
Single- and double-acting, with double rod. FDA-approved seals and food-grade grease. Anti-rotation with bracket and hexagonal rod. Works well with sensors.
ARTEC® Stopper Rod Cylinders
Effectively stop moving parts. Available in bore sizes 20-32-50-80 mm. Available with smooth rod and roller. Aluminum profile with slots for magnetic sensors.
ARTEC® Pneumatic Grippers
Works with single-acting, double-acting, magnetic, and non-magnetic applications. Available in bore sizes 16-20-32-50 mm.
ARTEC® Rod Cylinder Accessories
Available in aluminum, steel, and stainless steel. Match ISO standards for mountings and sensors.
Dependable, affordable rodless cylinders that are drop-in replacements for most common brands. Six bore sizes available from 18 to 63 mm.
MAGTEC® Magnetically Coupled-Type
Fully enclosed body promotes sanitary operation. Ideal for food processing or harsh environments. Accomplishes long stroke lengths with low cost per inch.
PNEU-SA® Enclosed Cable-Type
Carrier and piston mechanically coupled. Self-lubricating bearings. Internal air pressure seals. Ideal for harsh environments and continuous duty. Works well with switches and sensors.
Rodless Cable Air Cylinders
Best value at price per inch of stroke. Good space savers. Handles externally guided loads. Works well with reed switches, auto tensioners, and caliper disc brakes for position holding. 9 Bore sizes ranging from 3/4" to 5".
Guided Cable Air Cylinders
Low cost per inch of stroke. Journal guide bearings. Linear ball bearings optional. Can be configured with reed switches, auto tensioners, and caliper disc brakes for position holding. 8 Bore sizes ranging from 3/4" to 4".
Single Acting Cable Air Cylinders
Lift vertically or horizontally. Save money over double-acting cylinders. Good for gates, doors, arms, lifts, and counterbalancing. Bore sizes from 1.5” to 5”.
Linear Tension Cable Air Cylinders
Great for tensioning for short strokes. Lower cost than rodded cylinders. Available in cylinder bore sizes from 1” to 5”.
Branham Cable Cylinder Repair Kits
Easy to use repair kits for standard sizes. Fix cable assemblies, crossovers, PNEUSA Cylinders.