The Original Pancake® air cylinder was designed in 1958, by Alfred W. Schmidt, the founder of Fabco-Air, Inc. Fabco-Air originally opened for business in Cleveland, Ohio, and then later moved to Gainesville, Florida. The facility in Gainesville has expanded to more than 61,000 sq. ft and encompasses all facets of the business: engineering, technical support, customer service, production, assembly, and more.

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. In addition to the Original Pancake® air cylinder, Fabco-Air now offers a complete line of pneumatic products, i.e., air preparation (filters-regulators-lubricators), slides, grippers, rotary actuators, crimpers, valves, and a comprehensive line of air cylinders.

Even though Fabco-Air has many standard product lines with countless standard options and features, sometimes the job at hand simply falls outside the standard 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.  

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Pancake

  • The Original Pancake Cylinder was designed in 1958
  • Short stroke, low profile, compact air cylinders
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Grippers

  • Parallel and angular aluminum grippers
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Multi-Power

  • Multiple pistons attached to a common rod with internal air passages
  • Cylinders come in 10 bore sizes with a choice of 2, 3 or 4 stages 
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H-Series

  • Stainless steel body air cylinders
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