Sometimes referred to as pneumatic cylinders or pneumatic actuators, air cylinders are used in many industrial applications that require linear motion. Cost-effective and labor-saving, air cylinders convert energy into motion using compressed air. A host of air cylinders are available, including single-acting and long-stroke pneumatic cylinders, air actuators, double-acting pneumatic cylinders, pneumatic pistons and rodless cylinders. Review the product specifications to ensure that you’ve got the right air cylinder for the job. Also shop for cylinder mounting hardware, solenoid air control valves and manual air control valves.