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Linear Actuators, Rotary Products, Workholding Products, Hydraulic Cylinders, Air Cylinders, and More from Compact Automation Products

Compact offers a complete line of small, powerful and repairable products for all of your actuation needs.

Compact Automation Products belongs to the ITT family of companies. With a dedicated focus on technical solutions to your specific application needs we can supply you with the latest technologies in Hydraulic Cylinders for linear motion and force, Air Cylinders for pneumatic linear reciprocating motion and Linear Actuators that can use different mediums to achieve straight line motion control. With bore sizes from 8mm to 8 inches and forces up to 5,000 pounds, our small but powerful products are some of the easiest to repair in the field. We also specialize in customizing and modifying standard cylinder designs to fit your specific application requirements.

Linear Products


Air Springs
Composite Cylinder Manufacturer
Round Line (RL) Cylinders (shown here)
Inch Product Accessories
(REC) Rod End Alignment Couplers
Inch Rectangle Cylinders
Inch Round Air Cylinders 
Inch Square Air Cylinders
Clean Act Cylinders
Inch Stainless Steel Cylinders
Standard Metric Cylinders
Shaker Cylinder
Pin-Act Cylinder

Rotary ActuatorsCompact_products_smallicon_rotary_oem

Comp-Act Series
Turn-Act Series
Brute Series
OEM Series (shown here)
Hydraulic Valve Operator Series (500 & 3000 psi)
Multi-Act Series
Val-U-Act Series Spring Return Actuator


Workholding Products

Magnetic Grippers
Angular Gripper (shown here)
Parallel Grippers
CI Series Intensifiers
Twist Cylinder
Collet Closers

Custom Products

Compact Automation is a custom cylinder manufacturer that delivers more many of its finished products in custom and special configurations. Custom cylinders are available with rapid lead-time from concept to final product. They can take your custom cylinder design and create an innovative, cost effective solution for you. As a custom cylinder supplier, Compact Automation leads the industry with custom pneumatic and custom hydraulic cylinders. Compact Automation employs a staff of design and production engineers with many years of custom product design-build experience to assist you.


Other Products

Compact also offers air springs, clamp and press applications, custom slides, handtool actuators and much more. 

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