The New Standard in Pneumatic Actuators

CQ2 - Standard Actuator
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The world's best-selling pneumatic actuator, the CQ2 is available in 15 bore sizes from 12mm to 200mm. The CQ2 is designed to minimize weight without sacrificing body strength. The CQ2 design uses less aluminum than previous designs which makes the new CQ2 more environmentally friendly by reducing CO2 discharge by 1300 tons.

The new CQ2 is available in 6 different mounting options for application flexibility. Position sensors can be mounted on all four sides for easy assembly and labor savings. The new CQ2 is easily the best choice for any pneumatic actuator needs.

Improvement Over the Previous Design

  • Works with 2 color indication position sensors for welding or wet environments
  • Position sensors will not protrude outside the profile for ultimate space savings
  • Designed to minimize overall weight
  • Additional strokes are available for greater design flexibility
  • Space saving position sensors can be mounted on all 4 sides
  • 42 standard options to meet any application need
  • Easily the Best Choice for Unbeatable value



Some of Our CQ2 Options That Help You Solve Unique Problems

The CQ2*S high side load option adds additional design elements for tougher applications.

CQ2*S High Side Load

The CQ2*R water resistant actuator includes a special rod wiper that greatly extends actuator life in wet environments.

CQ2*R Water Resistant

The CQ2*P has axial porting for a very unique solution to space problems.

CQ2*P Axial Port

The CQ2K includes a non-rotating piston rod for anti-turn applications.

CQ2K Non Rotating Piston Rod

The CQ2-XC35 is perfect for weld environments. The addition of a rod scraper removes weld spatter that would otherwise contaminate the interior of the actuator.

CQ2-XC35 Weld Resistance

If you need an actuator that will hold position in the event of a loss of air, the CBQ2 contains a built-in end of stroke locking mechanism.

CBQ2 End of Stroke Lock


Applicable Industries:

  • Automotive/Heavy Vehicle
  • Food/Beverage
  • Forestry/Paper Products
  • Material Handling
  • Packaging
  • Petroleum/Chemical
  • Steel
  • Textile
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