original pancake

In addition to the Original Pancake cylinder, FABCO-AIR designs and delivers linear slides, actuators, air preparation units, valves and more - all with short lead times on both custom and off-the-shelf units.

Compact Air Cylinder

Original Pancake®

  • Pressure rated to 250 psi pneumatic and 500 psi hydraulic service
  • Heavy wall to protect the bore from damage
  • Clear anodized cylinder bodies: smooth corrosive-resistant exterior prevents debris buildup
  • Hard chrome-plated stainless steel piston rod adds longevity to the cylinder
Round Body Air Cylinder


  • Strokes: up to 32 inches
  • 304 stainless steel air cylinder tube drawn and polished for low friction and long life
  • Buna-N U-cup rod and piston seals
  • 303 stainless steel, ground, polished, and roller burnished cylinder rods standard
NFPA Standard Actuators


  • Interchangeable with NFPA standard dimensions
  • Magnetic pistons for position sensing
  • NFPA Series models: All stainless steel, tandem cylinders, three-position and back-to-back models
  • Lubricated with Magnalube-G Teflon-impregnated grease
Round Body Air Cylinders

H Series Humphrey Interchange

  • Strokes up to 12 inches
  • Legacy actuator for applications where an F Series roundbody cylinder is not an option
  • Pressure rated to 200 psi pneumatic service
  • Magnetic piston option for cylinder position sensing
Direct Interchange Air Cylinder

Pancake® II

  • Strokes up to 9 inches
  • Effective output motion with short strokes for space-constrained applications
  • impact-resistant composite cylinder barrel
  • Hard chrome-plated stainless steel piston rod

Coast Pneumatics