Air Cylinders and Rotary Actuators

Browse Motion's stock of pneumatic cylinders and rotary actuators. Select from a variety of products by mounting type, shaft type, rod size, piston action, and more.

Looking for the very best air cylinders and rotary actuators? Regardless of the type or size of air cylinders you require, from double acting air cylinders to compact air cylinders and locking air cylinders, you should be able to find it all right here, with the best prices and service, guaranteed.

What Are Air Cylinders and Rotary Actuators?

So, what are air cylinders? In simple terms, air cylinders are mechanical devices that are able to convert air energy into linear motion; in other words, the air cylinder is the part of a compressed air system or air machine that is primarily responsible for actually using the compressed air to make movement happen.

There are lots of different kinds of air cylinder, such as compact air cylinders, which are known for being small and portable, as well as much larger and more complex models, like guided air cylinders. Each variety of air cylinder is unique, and they may also have various extra parts or accessories attached to them, like sensors that help to detect where the piston is situated or mounting accessories to help them fit onto other parts and surfaces.

A rotary actuator, meanwhile, is a type of actuator which is able to produce rotary motion or torque. Rotary actuators come in many forms, with electric actuators being the most common, but there are also air and hydraulic rotary actuators, too, which can be used in a broad range of applications and industries.

What Are Air Cylinders Used for?

The main purpose of air cylinders is to help generate motion using compressed air in a compressed air or pneumatic system. Each type of cylinder can work a little different. Since double-acting pneumatic cylinders are among the most common, we'll use them as an example.

In double-acting pneumatic cylinders, compressed air passes in via a port at the cap end, which pushes the piston forward and extends the rod of the piston. When this happens, air is pushed out via the port at the rod end. Compressed air can then enter via that same port in order to retract the piston, which draws the piston back in, and the process can then repeat, with the piston being pushed back and forth to make linear motion occur.

The Best Air Cylinders and Rotary Actuators

If you want to get the best results and avoid any disappointment from your air cylinders or rotary actuators, you’ll need to buy the best quality products, like those that you can find in the Motion collection. We sell nothing but the finest air cylinders from brands you can trust, like Aventics.

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Choose Motion for your next order of air cylinders or rotary actuators. We have one of the biggest and best selections of air cylinders for sale, with many different varieties and sizes to pick from. Take a look through the full selection and place your order today.

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SMC NCM-PC150
SMC  NCM-PC150
BRACKET, PIVOT, NCM150
MI ITEM #03193006
MFR #NCM-PC150
In stock
See substitute items
$3.90/each
SMC NY-150
SMC  NY-150
ROD CLEVIS, 7/16-20 THREAD (-KIT-)
MI ITEM #01990341
MFR #NY-150
In stock
$23.35/each
SMC NJ08
SMC  NJ08
Floating Joint
MI ITEM #02059260
MFR #NJ08
In stock
$42.24/each
SMC NC1A200-PS
SMC  NC1A200-PS
NCA1 TIE ROD CYLINDER with 2 in Bore Size
MI ITEM #02476376
MFR #NC1A200-PS
In stock
$13.80/each
SMC NCJ2B6-100SR
SMC  NCJ2B6-100SR
Cylinder, Air
MI ITEM #02476775
MFR #NCJ2B6-100SR
Factory Order
$15.21/each
SMC MXH6-5Z
SMC  MXH6-5Z
Cylinder, Air
MI ITEM #06670767
MFR #MXH6-5Z
Factory Order
$213.13/each
SMC NC1A400-PS
SMC  NC1A400-PS
NCA1 TIE ROD CYLINDER with 4 in Bore Size
MI ITEM #02476379
MFR #NC1A400-PS
In stock
$21.35/each
AVENTICS R481615254
AVENTICS  R481615254
TM5 TaskMaster Air Cylinder - 1.5" bore, 6" stroke, 0.625" rod, 7/16-20 UNF Female rod end, 3/8 NPTF ports and cushion adjustments at position 1, with additional accessories
MI ITEM #11391431
MFR #R481615254
Factory Order
$180.65/each
SMC CD85N16-100-B
SMC  CD85N16-100-B
C85 ISO ROUND BODY CYLINDER, C82, C85 with 16 mm Bore Size
MI ITEM #02660093
MFR #CD85N16-100-B
Factory Order
$37.87/each
SMC NC1A150-04-1826-0200
MI ITEM #10233681
MFR #NC1A150-04-1826-0200
Factory Order
$7.80/each
SMC CQ2B32-20DCZ
SMC  CQ2B32-20DCZ
CQ2-Z COMPACT CYLINDER with 32 mm Bore Size
MI ITEM #05225127
MFR #CQ2B32-20DCZ
In stock
$44.60/each
SMC NCMC106-0300
SMC  NCMC106-0300
NCM, Air Cylinder
MI ITEM #02065853
MFR #NCMC106-0300
In stock
See substitute items
$32.25/each
SMC C96SD50-100C
SMC  C96SD50-100C
C96 ISO TIE ROD CYLINDER with 50 mm Bore Size
MI ITEM #08055214
MFR #C96SD50-100C
Factory Order
$167.94/each
SMC CG5EN25TNSR-50-X165US
SMC  CG5EN25TNSR-50-X165US
CG5 CG5EN25TNSR-50-X165US with 25 mm Bore Size
MI ITEM #04562567
MFR #CG5EN25TNSR-50-X165US
Factory Order
$61.60/each
SMC JMGPM25-100
SMC  JMGPM25-100
JMGP, Compact Guided Cylinder, Double Acting
MI ITEM #09900561
MFR #JMGPM25-100
Factory Order
$338.73/each
SMC NCMC075-0100
SMC  NCMC075-0100
NCM, Air Cylinder
MI ITEM #02009516
MFR #NCMC075-0100
In stock
$24.50/each
SMC CD85N25-50C-B
SMC  CD85N25-50C-B
C85 ISO ROUND BODY CYLINDER, C82, C85 with 25 mm Bore Size
MI ITEM #01985895
MFR #CD85N25-50C-B
In stock
$68.60/each
SMC CDG1BN32TN-200Z
SMC  CDG1BN32TN-200Z
CG1-Z CDG1BN32TN-200Z with 32 mm Bore Size
MI ITEM #07677523
MFR #CDG1BN32TN-200Z
Factory Order
$60.50/each
AVENTICS R432015245
AVENTICS  R432015245
Air Cylinder Kit -
MI ITEM #01040198
MFR #R432015245
In stock
$75.57/each
SMC NCM75-J1K02-0200
SMC  NCM75-J1K02-0200
NCM75-J1K02-0200
MI ITEM #09698829
MFR #NCM75-J1K02-0200
Factory Order
$29.49/each
SMC CD85N10-80-B
SMC  CD85N10-80-B
C85 ISO ROUND BODY CYLINDER, C82, C85 with 10 mm Bore Size
MI ITEM #02763027
MFR #CD85N10-80-B
Factory Order
$30.18/each
SMC MGQ20-PS
SMC  MGQ20-PS
MGQ GUIDED CYLINDER with 20 mm Bore Size
MI ITEM #02359100
MFR #MGQ20-PS
Factory Order
$7.76/each
SMC NCA1S325-0900
SMC  NCA1S325-0900
NCA1 TIE ROD CYLINDER with 3.25 in Bore Size
MI ITEM #04371736
MFR #NCA1S325-0900
Factory Order
$251.60/each
SMC C82SB20-25W
SMC  C82SB20-25W
C82SB20-25W CYL, EUROPEAN (GERMAN) LQA
MI ITEM #09903868
MFR #C82SB20-25W
Factory Order
$90.17/each
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