Pneumatic Cylinders

Aventics pneumatic cylinders from Tectra Automation provide powerful and versatile performance for handling small or large loads up to 5 tons! We offer rodless and piston rod cylinders, from 6 mm to 320 mm.

Rotary Actuators

Our rotary actuators include rack and pinion and rotary wing drives, providing exceptional reliability in any rotary-to-linear pneumatic system.


Rodless Cylinders

Double-acting, leak-free cylinders that can adapt to any pneumatic solution. Adjustable cushioning and integrated ball rail provide smooth handling.


Piston Rod Cylinders

Piston rod cylinders from Aventics provide powerful and versatile pneumatic performance for handling small or large loads up to 5 tons!

Bosch Rexroth Africa brings the world’s leading hydraulics, pneumatics and automation brands to Africa!

World-leading pneumatic cylinders

Bosch Rexroth Africa is the continent's leading authority on pneumatic cylinders. We offer pneumatic cylinders for virtually any task, and are benchmarking new standards in terms of cylinder size, safety and efficiency.

These industry-setting standards have resulted in the following innovations in pneumatic cylinder technology:

  • Industry’s first oval piston pneumatic cylinder design that enables higher loads and torques
  • New lightweight & compact designs
  • 30% lighter than competitors
  • Leak-free operation with specialised designs
  • ATEX-approved models available
Not sure which pneumatic cylinder is best for your application? Contact Bosch Rexroth Africa today and we’ll find one for you!

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Tectra Automation’s expertise in pneumatic cylinders includes:

  • Sourcing the world’s leading pneumatic cylinders from Aventics
  • Local cylinder manufacturing for specialist applications
  • Expert cylinder configuration to OEM standards
  • Full testing facilities
  • Quick response time to any on-site defect
  • On-site stockholding for large orders

Tectra Automation is a leading designer and installer of tailored pneumatic solutions for packaging, manufacturing and other high-tech industries.

Covering every aspect of pneumatics!

Tectra Automation enables Bosch Rexroth Africa to extend its strong hydraulic focus with holistic pneumatic systems and solutions offering, including valve terminal systems, flow and check valves, pneumatic connection technology and air preparation equipment in addition to this range of pneumatic cylinders.

From standard pneumatic component supply, pneumatic component customisation to complex, turnkey pneumatic systems – we cover the entire spectrum of solutions for Africa’s pneumatics industry.

New high-power electromechanical cylinders now available from Tectra Automation

Tectra Automation is a Bosch Rexroth Africa company and has brought the new Bosch Rexroth EMC-HD electromechanical pneumatic cylinders with ball or planetary roller screw drive to the African market.

This planetary screw drive is designed for high power density and long service life, and the ball screw drive for high dynamics and simplified operation. These electromechanical heavy-duty cylinders transmit motor movement via ball or planetary screw drives depending on the dynamics and force requirements.

Aventics in Africa: available exclusively through Bosch Rexroth Africa

Aventics is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic cylinders, systems and components. The company offers customers customised, cross-industry system solutions, services and pneumatic components based on decades of applied expertise.

We are able to customise these world-leading solutions to suit the operating conditions of your unique industrial, factory or plant application requirements!

Pneumatic modification and aftersales services

Tectra Automation supplies high-quality pneumatic solutions designed to cater to a wide range of industry applications. Our product range is supported by a dynamic sales team, workshop and technical department to ensure that clients receive the best possible service to accompany the most appropriate pneumatic solution.

We offer streamlined pneumatic product development, and customised, cross-industry pneumatic solutions, while at the same time identify responsive pneumatic innovations to today’s challenges.

By combining state-of-the-art materials with innovative component engineering, advanced electronics, integration and pressure regulation products, Aventics is setting the new benchmark for pneumatic drive and control performance in Africa’s food and beverage, electronics, automotive, medical technology and mining industries.

Bosch Rexroth-approved electric drives and controls

As a Bosch Rexroth Africa company, Tectra Automation holds the stringent technology audit on electric drives and controls from the German manufacturer.

This accreditation confirms that the service and support we offer our customers conform to the high standards that Bosch Rexroth Africa sets for its distributors, and provides our customers with peace of mind.


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