Design Solutions

 

 Our standard rotary actuators have billions of possible configurations,

but if you need a customized or custom-designed actuator

beyond the standard configurations,

our engineers can help you determine the best solution for your application.

  

  

 

Rotary Actuators Configured for Your Application

At Rotomation, we manufacture high-speed, heavy-duty pneumatic and low-pressure hydraulic rotary actuators with various shaft motions. Our design and engineering help assures a product that fits your requirements.

Choose rotation options from bidirectional rotation between two, three, four, or five positions, and unidirectional rotation in steps. Each rotary motion can be combined with linear motion in a single, independently-controlled actuator.  

Our actuators are used in applications for metalworking, assembly, testing, and packaging machinery for automotive, semiconductor, food, pharmaceutical, and other industries.

Their customization and configurability means you can specify an actuator that will optimize the design of your machines.

 

 

 

Actuator Motion Options

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ROTARY

Bidirectional rotation between two positions, like a windshield wiper. Our mini or compact rotary actuators are designed for applications where space is of the essence and torque is as important.

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MULTI-POS

Multi-position actuators provide back and forth rotation between three, four, or five positions in any sequence.

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INDEXING

Indexing Actuators provide unidirectional rotation in fixed precise steps to hard stops. Indexers also prevent backward rotation and feature no accumulating error.

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STEPPING

Stepping Actuators provide unidirectional rotation in steps, like indexing actuators, but without the hard stops. These actuators also prevent backward rotation but incur an accumulating error.

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PICK & PLACE

Pick & place actuators combine a rotary section with a linear cylinder to provide independently-controlled linear and rotary motion. These actuators are also known as multi-motion actuators.

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NITPICKER

Nitpicker Actuators provide independently-controlled combined indexing (unidirectional rotation in fixed steps to hard stops) rotation with linear motion.

Unique Products

Like a rotary actuator but with unidirectional rotation

No actuators like these elsewhere.

Patented designs & unmatched performance - it's what sets us apart.

Unmatched Service

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Design/CAD through installation.

Need help sizing a rotary actuator for your application or with your order?

Customized Designs

Custom actuators like our A42 full stainless steel rotary actuator

We design actuators that fit your needs.

Customize one or chose one of billions of standard configurations.

Indexer Applications

Indexing actuators like our X2 indexing actuator

Repetitive motion rotary indexing.

See how cam drives, servo based, and pneumatic indexing drives compare.

Why Choose Rotomation?

Delivering engineered solutions since 1967, Rotomation is dedicated to providing reliable, extremely configurable, and fully rebuildable pneumatic actuators for automation. Custom and special actuators are our specialty.