Air cylinders and pneumatic actuators can support automation by enhancing productivity, increasing throughput, and improving worker safety when they are appropriately specified. The products range from linear (round body, compact, tie rod), guided, rodless, rotary, gripper, locking, clamp, and stopper with variations of non-rotating, corrosion-resistant, heat-resistant, repairable, and other common options. Pneumatic cylinders, also known as pneumatic actuators, are the products used to provide linear or rotary motion and force to automated systems, machines, and processes, for example in industrial applications. Pneumatic cylinders and actuators are a simple way to achieve force and generate accurate linear and rotary motion and can be used in challenging environments, such as extreme temperatures. Lightweight, and requiring little maintenance, they generally produce less force and a slower speed than hydraulic or electric systems but remain a cost-effective alternative nonetheless.