Firestone Problem Solvers

Use Firestone products to solve a wide range of actuation and isolation problems. These problem solvers demonstrate unique air spring applications that may help you resolve a problem. They are also useful as ideas generators for air spring technology.

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Air Blast Generator

An Airstroke actuator is used to create an air blast into the bridged material to dislodge it.

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Check Valve Lapping

An Airstroke® actuator is used to raise the valve seat into contact with the ball lap, and a rotary table turns the actuator counterclockwise to duplicate the oscillating motion.

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Coil Holder

An Airstroke actuator exerts pressure, spreads clamping arms into the coils, and holds the coil firmly at top and bottom during processing.

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Conveyor System: Actuated-hinged Drive Table

Two Airstroke actuators raise the drive chain into contact with the materials, lifting them up and off the rollers for easy and efficient transfer.

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Conveyor System - Vertically Actuated

Four Airstroke actuators raise the drive chain into contact with the materials, lifting them up and off the conveyor.

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Corn Planter

An Airstroke actuator is used to provide adjustable down-pressure in compliance with the variation of the ground.

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Gas Pumping

A system of timing belts and pulleys powered by a 1725 rpm motor operate four Airstroke actuators featuring custom end plates with two 1/2" BSP ports.

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Lift Table

A liquid-filled Airstroke actuator system using an air-over-water reservoir requires only an air supply to complete the installation.

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Mountain/Trail Bike

Airmount isolators positioned at the rear and/or mid-section of
the bike frame to cushion, absorb and isolate impact and vibration.

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Perfect Bound Magazine Cutter

A magazine is moved into position under a blade. An Airstroke actuator extends to move the blade, cutting off the glue joint.

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Pipe Crawler

Airstroke actuators are used to provide the structural support for the system's drive assembly.

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Pipe Weld Clamp

Small Airstroke actuators are positioned on a core. When inflated, the actuators extend four clamp shoes to the pipe's sides and hold the pipe tight.

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Power Transmission System

An Airstroke actuator used between the V-belt pulley and the shiftable part inflates, thus allowing engagement and power transfer.

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Robotic Coupling

Utilize an Airstroke actuator between the joint and end tooling to provide the force and multi-directional compliance when needed during a collision.

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Screening Machine Cover Clamp

The use of Airstroke® actuators on lid brackets to help achieve optimum sealing and move-resistance.

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Self Aligning Device

A system designed to mechanically compensate for lack of alignment.

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Sheet Welding Clamp

To replace the C-clamp method, a pneumatic clamp was designed utilizing an Airstroke actuator and corrugated jaws.

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Shock Absorber Test

An Airstroke actuator is mounted horizontally to produce and maintain the specified degree of side load on the absorber during its axial test cycle.

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Solar Tracker

Two Airstroke actuators are used to adjust the angle of the collection panels, permitting accurate solar tracking. Pneumatic

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Swash Plate Motor

Develop a reliable and low maintenance swash plate motor.

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Synthetic Marble Mould Clamp

Four Airstroke actuators are used with a simple bridge clamp.

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Vibratory Packer

Firestone air springs are used for both actuation and isolation purposes. The air springs inflate to lift the container from the rollers and, while inflated, isolate the vibration.

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Wave Power Module

Four Airstroke actuators are used in combination below the water's surface.