How Hydraulic Rotary Vane Actuators Work

Hydraulic rotary vane actuators use a system of vanes to produce force by means of hydraulics. Pneumatic applications are useful in situations where large amounts of force at not required.  For more muscle, hydraulics are the type of cylinder actuators you want.

In both types a closed chamber resides on both ends of a shaft. Applying pressure to one side moves the shaft in the desired rotary direction.

Hydraulic Rotary Vane actuators are excellent for a number of reasons:
  • Compact
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Durable design
Hydraulic Rotary vane actuators have many applications:
  • Automotive assembly and testing
  • Construction equipment
  • Industrial automation
Let the experts at Micromatic design the custom hydraulic rotary vane actuator solution you need.