Actuators - Rotary Actuators

Rotary Actuators come in two types: Rack and Pinion and Vane style. Rack and Pinion rotary actuators are designed to turn heavy loads and provide high torque output. Vane style rotary actuators are ideal for applications that require rotational motion less than one revolution. They can mount right at the equipment joint without taking up space with long stroke lengths, which would be required to do the same job with a linear cylinder. SMC's pneumatic rotary actuator units can achieve arc lengths of 90°, 180°, 190°, or even 270°, depending on the configuration.