Special Actuators

We welcome requests for special actuators. They save you money by reducing costs of extra parts or engineering time, improving product and process. About 40% of our actuators have some non-standard feature that helps them adapt to the load and working conditions of the application.

We stock blanks of parts to be modified quickly and easily for the majority of simple changes, usually with no effect on lead time. Complex modifications may require new parts and take additional time for manufacturing, but when you need them, we will provide them. Special actuators sometimes require the development of completely new actuators designed around your specifications, but based on the same principles as our standard actuators.

For more specialized applications or actuators that have different specifications than our standard line, our design engineers will work with you to establish specifications tailored to meet your requirements. We will design, develop and test a new product from the ground up if needed. Whether you need one unit or thousands, we will produce what you need quickly, at a reasonable price.

To simplify reordering, we assign a special code in the part number of every special actuator for a unique bill of materials containing all of the specifications needed to reproduce the actuator. We can also declare a special actuator to be proprietary to an OEM or distributor, protecting your investment.

Custom-built Actuators

If your application requires an actuator completely different from the products we offer, in form and/or function, we have a solution. Some examples:

Custom-made rotary actuator designed to withstand very high operating temperatures,
featuring a square-broached shaft I.D. with hex-milled rear end. If you have any unique
requirements in your application, click on the image above to request a unique actuator design!
 Custom-made rotary actuator designed as a drop-in replacement for imported competitor's unit. If your current
actuator was discontinued or you are unhappy about its performance, price and/or your current
manufacturer's service and lead time, click on image above to send us a request for a replacement actuator.

Customized Actuators

When your application requires a simple modification to one or more parts on one of our standard units, or if you need one of our standard actuators in a different material due to special environmental requirements, see these examples:

Custom-made A752 compared to a standard unit
Custom-made extra compact rotary actuator, based on our standard A752
(mouse over to compare to standard unit)
A032-X010 thru-shaft air feed with rear manifold
Special A032 rotary actuator with thru-shaft air feed and rear air manifold
(mouse over to compare to standard unit)
Stainless A42 full
 Special stainless steel A42 rotary actuator
Special X12 indexing actuator with integrated mount flange, 8mm diameter plated shaft, and
pharmaceutical-grade PTFE shaft seal for clean room manufacturing environment
Special X3 indexing actuator with gripper adapter and integrated dual channel
air manifold, recessed end caps and custom shaft mounting adapter
Actuator Auto Run setup
Special setup for auto-run functionality - click on image for PDF instructions

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.
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