Advance Automation Company began in 1960 with one man’s vision to provide the marketplace with a superior air cylinder that incorporated the “advanced design” concept. Advance design concept utilizes:
- High-grade aluminum caps and heads
- Cast bronze bushing for high tensile strength
- Nylon piston bearing strip for better wear and stability
- Unique cushion design
Since its inception, the company played an integral role in setting the standards for today’s aluminum cylinder industry. The founder co-innovated the first aluminum-bodied cylinder as a lightweight and cost-effective alternative to the steel-bodied cylinders on the market at that time. The first cylinders that the company developed and manufactured were the Series B & J OEM economy cylinders. These cylinders have provided manufacturers with millions of trouble-free cycles at the best value possible. Today, Advance Automation remains one of the few manufacturers offering this type of cylinder. In keeping with the company’s reputation as an industry pioneer, the founder originated the reed limit switch. Advance Automation company is the switch supplier of choice for other cylinder manufacturers because of its superior design. The majority of Advance Automation’s switches are UL approved. Advance Automation Company outgrew its original location and moved to its current headquarters on Elston Avenue in 1965. Today, thousands of Advance Automation Company cylinders are meeting a wide variety of fluid power applications in industries such as packaging, automotive, dairy and car wash. As other manufacturers have attempted to “be all things to all people,” Advance Automation Company has remained focused on its core business: providing the best air cylinder available to solve its customers’ fluid power problems.