Why use a FIRESTONE Airstroke actuator (rather than air or hydraulic cylinder) for actuation?
1. UNSURPASSED ISOLATION CAPABILITY Airmount isolators can provide the highest degree of isolation of any type vibration isolator. System natural frequencies as low as 60 cycles per minute (1 Hertz) are available. The addition of an auxiliary reservoir can provide even lower system frequencies. In order to achieve similar results from a conventional coil spring isolator, a real deflection of 9 inches would be required. 2. CONSTANT ISOLATION EFFICIENCY Airmount isolators are unique in that the system’s natural frequency does not change significantly with changes in load. This unique feature, combined with accurate height control, will allow the use of the same Airmount isolator at each mounting point of an unevenly loaded machine. 3. ACCURATE HEIGHT CONTROL Airmount isolators provide accurate height control through regulation of internal air pressure. This feature eliminates the fatigue and permanent set found in the use of other types of vibration isolators. 4. WIDE SIZE RANGE Airmount isolators are capable of isolating loads of 45Kg per mounting point to over 45 000 Kg per mounting point. 5. COMPACT INSTALLED HEIGHT Airmount isolators can carry the loads and provide the isolation described above at installed heights as low as 65mm. Coil springs providing equal isolation would require a free height of 130mm to 630mm. 6. EXTENDED EQUIPMENT LIFE Airmount isolators extend equipment life through their superior isolation capabilities. 7. EFFECTIVE NOISE REDUCTION Airmount isolators reduce structurally transmitted noise. Airmount isolators are also quiet in themselves, since there is no spring chatter as found in conventional coil springs. 8. VERSATILE Airmount isolators can be used not only to protect structural members from vibrating machinery, but are also widely used to protect delicate equipment from structurally transmitted vibration. PLEASE REFER TO PAGE 15 OF THE FIRESTONE INDUSTRIAL CATALOGUE FOR A THOROUGH DISCUSSION OF ACTUATION. If you have a new application please feel free to contact us and we will gladly help you select the correct air for the correct application!
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FIRESTONE Airstroke actuator
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