Their high rigidity and ability to handle torque loads and lateral forces make them a compact and economical alternative to more-complex assemblies. DFM units come in diameters from 12 to 100 mm and strokes to 200 mm. DFM-B actuators have 12 to 63 mm diameters and strokes to 400 mm, with adjustable end positions, shock absorbers, pneumatic end cushions, and heat-resistant designs. The units handle the demands of many handling, assembly, and transfer applications.

Festo Corp., Box 18023, Hauppauge, NY 11788, (631) 435-0800,