Airpel-AB - Frictionless Air Bearing Cylinder

Airpel-AB air bearing cylinders with their extremely long service life combine the typical linear motion control of air cylinders with frictionless air bearing technology and thus provides “force without friction.” This is facilitated by a specially shaped stainless steel piston that has been precisely fitted to a borosilicate glass cylinder. When compressed air is applied to the air bearing cylinder, an air cushion forms around the piston, just like with a real air bearing. These air cylinders are used in the semiconductor industry, for metrology applications, and in the medical and optical industries. Their range of application includes high-precision clamping devices, positioners for sensitive materials, precise force control for holding or fixing fragile materials, counterbalancing, and safe support in case of vertical mass positioning via a linear motor as well as high-precision lab test equipment.

Special Features

- Only 5 psi air pressure are necessary
- for driving or supporting forces from 2 g to 58 kg
- Frictionless pneumatic cylinder; lower friction than
  standard airpel
- High-precision, accurate motion regulation even at high
  velocitys and extreme short distances
- Inside: borosilicate glass cylinder and graphite piston
- Outside: housing and stainless steel rod

Standard Features

- Durable pneumatic cylinder
- Available diameters: 9, 16, 24 and 32 mm
- Single acting

Available Models

ModelPiston Diameter
in mm
Cylinder Effect
MountingEnd of Rod
Temperature Range
MAB9S-NV 9 single acting
rode side
threaded rod end
-20 °C to +90 °C
MAB9S-NF 9 single acting rode side ball joint rod end
-20 °C to +90 °C
MAB9S-SV 9 single acting rode and rear side threaded rod end -20 °C to +90 °C
MAB9S-SF 9 single acting rode and rear side ball joint rod end -20 °C to +90 °C
MAB16S-NV 16 single acting rode side threaded rod end -20 °C to +60 °C
MAB16S-NX 16 single acting rode side ball joint rod end -20 °C to +60 °C
MAB16S-SV 16 single acting rode and rear side threaded rod end -20 °C to +60 °C
MAB16S-SX 16 single acting rode and rear side ball joint rod end -20 °C to +60 °C
MAB24S-NV 24 single acting rode side threaded rod end -20 °C to +50 °C
MAB24S-NX 24 single acting rode side ball joint rod end -20 °C to +50 °C
MAB24S-SV 24 single acting rode and rear side threaded rod end -20 °C to +50 °C
MAB24S-SX 24 single acting rode and rear side ball joint rod end -20 °C to +50 °C
MAB32S-NV 32 single acting rode side threaded rod end -20 °C to +40 °C
MAB32S-NX 32 single acting rode side ball joint rod end -20 °C to +40 °C

Standard Strokes

Stroke_._ in mm
10.0 25.0 40.0 50.0 80.0 100.0 160.0 200.0 250.0 300.0

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Price List Airpel AB 2017 PDF-Datei