Clamping Actuators

Clamping actuators are tools used to grip and hold equipment or materials. The clamps secure the actuator rod in a vertical position and prevent it from retracting, which is essential for operator safety.

They have spring-like mechanisms that are kept in an open position by the pressure in the pneumatic system. If a drop in pressure occurs because of a leak, the clamps will snap closed and secure the rod until the air pressure is normalised.

What are clamping actuators used for?

Clamping actuators secure equipment while repairs take place or while materials are being handled. They are typically found in robotics processes within the automotive and manufacturing industries.

Types of clamping actuators

Clamping actuators come in single-acting, double-acting and through-rod variants and designs for specific applications. These include:

  • Rotary clamping actuators – operate on lubricated compressed air with an clamp arm attachment to secure the equipment or materials.
  • Pancake clamping actuators – can operate with lubricated or unlubricated compressed air and are ideal for small spaces due to their compact size.
  • Pin clamping actuators – have pins that allow for precise positioning as well as clamping.

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Description Price Manufacturer Series Bore Clamp Stroke Rotary Angle Maximum Operating Pressure Absolute Maximum Pressure Cushioning Type Port Connection Weight Series
RS Stock No. 885-2266
Mfr. Part No.MK-A032Z
BrandSMC
$78.08
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- - - - - - - - - MK-A
RS Stock No. 715-0755
Mfr. Part No.MKB32-20LZ
BrandSMC
$429.45
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MK 32mm 20mm 90° 10 MPa - Rubber Rc 1/8 525g -
RS Stock No. 449-4847
Mfr. Part No.C05S-12-5-4
BrandParker
$123.21
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C05 12mm 4mm - 10 bar - - M5 23g -
RS Stock No. 715-0745
Mfr. Part No.MKB16-20LZ
BrandSMC
$222.48
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MK 16mm 20mm 90° 10 MPa - Rubber M5 x 0.8 123g -
RS Stock No. 715-0751
Mfr. Part No.MKB20-20RZ
BrandSMC
$324.03
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MK 20mm 20mm 90° 10 MPa - Rubber M5 x 0.8 290g -
RS Stock No. 449-4869
Mfr. Part No.C05S-32-12-5
BrandParker
$145.57
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C05 32mm 5mm - 10 bar - - G 1/8 192g -
RS Stock No. 449-4904
Mfr. Part No.C05-32-12-25
BrandParker
$197.95
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C05 32mm 25mm - 10 bar - - G 1/8 400g -
RS Stock No. 449-4897
Mfr. Part No.C05-32-12-10
BrandParker
$189.66
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C05 32mm 10mm - 10 bar - - G 1/8 320g -
RS Stock No. 715-0758
Mfr. Part No.MKB20-20LZ
BrandSMC
$324.03
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MK 20mm 20mm 90° 10 MPa - Rubber M5 x 0.8 290g -
New
RS Stock No. 202-9444
Mfr. Part No.CLR-16-20-L-P-A
BrandFesto
$421.05
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CLR-16-20-L-P-A 16mm 20mm 90° 10 bar - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 202-9445
Mfr. Part No.CLR-32-10-L-P-A-B-K11-R8
BrandFesto
$672.88
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CLR-32-10-L-P-A-B-K11-R8 32mm 10mm 90° 10 bar - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 202-9454
Mfr. Part No.CLR-16-10-R-P-A
BrandFesto
$408.89
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CLR-16-10-R-P-A 16mm 10mm 90° 10 bar - - - - -
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RS Stock No. 202-9490
Mfr. Part No.CLR-40-20-L-P-A
BrandFesto
$696.53
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CLR-40-20-L-P-A 40mm 20mm 90° 10 bar - - - - -
RS Stock No. 715-0749
Mfr. Part No.MKB16-20RZ
BrandSMC
$222.48
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MK 16mm 20mm 90° 10 MPa - Rubber M5 x 0.8 123g -
New
RS Stock No. 202-9446
Mfr. Part No.CLR-32-20-R-P-A-B
BrandFesto
$616.79
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CLR-32-20-R-P-A-B 32mm 20mm 90° 10 bar - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 202-9467
Mfr. Part No.CLR-40-10-R-P-A
BrandFesto
$679.60
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CLR-40-10-R-P-A 40mm 10mm 90° 10 bar - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 202-9478
Mfr. Part No.CLR-25-20-R-P-A-K11-R8
BrandFesto
$612.46
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CLR-25-20-R-P-A-K11-R8 25mm 20mm 90° 10 bar - - - - -
RS Stock No. 196-1184
Mfr. Part No.MKB20-10RZ
BrandSMC
$345.90
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MK 20mm 10mm 90° 1 MPa 1MPa Rubber Bumper M5 x 0.8 222g -
New
RS Stock No. 202-9506
Mfr. Part No.CLR-50-20-G-P-A
BrandFesto
$741.88
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CLR-50-20-G-P-A 50mm 20mm - 10 bar - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 202-9465
Mfr. Part No.CLR-63-20-R-P-A
BrandFesto
$953.72
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CLR-63-20-R-P-A 63mm 20mm 90° 10 bar - - - - -
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