Air cylinders for the most part are simple devices. Furthermore, determining the theoretical force output for an actuator is relatively straightforward. Sizing an air cylinder for a specific application can be challenging. Specifying an undersized cylinder is one of the most common mistakes made when working with air cylinders.
Compare to CENTERLINE and PIVOT mounts, the FOOT mounts isn’t as popular. The FOOT mount is less rigid when compared to the other types of mounts. The plane of the mounting surface is not through the centerline of the air cylinder. However, these mounts are often the perfect solution for unique applications.