The Original PANCAKE® Cylinder was designed in 1958 by Alfred W. Schmidt, the founder of Fabco-Air, Inc. This particular type of pneumatic actuator was designed to satisfy the need for short stroke, low profile, compact air cylinders that would fit in very tight spaces.
Today, over 5 decades later, the Original Pancake® Air Cylinder from Fabco-Air, Inc., is still the leader in the compact air cylinder market. The Original Pancake® Air Cylinder Line is often imitated, but never matched regarding features, options, quality, strength, appearance, and longevity.
Even though the Fabco-Air, Inc., Original Pancake® Air Cylinder Line is loaded with a multitude of standard options and features, sometimes the job at hand simply falls outside the standard air cylinder product offering. If you require a tailored or custom air cylinder, please note that Fabco-Air, Inc., is ready, willing, and able to design a specific product to meet and exceed your unique application requirements.