Pneumatically Actuated Arm

All OPW Loading Arms can be outfitted with Pneumatics to help make operations simpler, safer and more efficient. Pneumatically-actuated loading arms utilize air to counterbalance the arm and provide movement in a variety of planes. Arm could be outfitted with a single pneumatic cylinder for up-down movement, or multiple units for the ultimate in loading arm operation. 

Easy to operate/maneuver.

Air-controlled actuation eliminates strenuous pushing, pulling or lifting.

Available with precision control package for easy start-up and operation.


Aluminum Pendant Controller
Provided in lieu of standard composite material, Aluminum option is ideal for more rugged applications.

Protective Cylinder Rod Bellows
Helps protect cylinder rod from dust, dirt, moisture and most other environmental contaminants. Features a specially formulated polyurethane material that has a high resistance to most petroleum products, chemicals, and also has excellent resistance to ozone, and ultra-violent light.

Position Indicator (reed Switch)
Confirms that the loading arm is in the correct position. Provides permissive to PLC. Easily positioned to suit your installation.

Stainless Steel Cylinder & Mounts
Provided in lieu of standard plastic tubing, provides a much more rugged system.

Stainless Steel Tubing
Ideal for extremely corrosive environments. 

Rod Lock

The ultimate fail-safe. Immediately locks the cylinder rod in the event of a catastrophic air failure.


Following are several example drawings that have been applied in this application.


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