DFM-12-20-P-A-KF – Guided Actuator – Festo Guided Cylinders

USD $ 101.85

SKU: Festo 170900

Manufacturer Part Number: Festo 170900
Festo Guided Cylinders: DFM-12-20-P-A-KF
OEM Spec Ref 

The Festo DFM-12-20-P-A-KF Guided Cylinder, with MPN 170900, epitomizes precision engineering designed to enhance the functionality and reliability of industrial automation systems. This high-performance guided cylinder is tailor-made for applications requiring precise linear motion control, making it a crucial component in a variety of industrial settings.

Key Features:

  • Advanced Guiding Mechanism: The DFM-12-20-P-A-KF cylinder is equipped with a robust guiding mechanism that ensures high precision and repeatability in linear movements, critical for automation tasks.
  • Durable Construction: Crafted from superior materials, this cylinder boasts a sturdy design capable of withstanding the demanding conditions of industrial environments, ensuring durability and reliability.
  • Compact and Efficient Design: Its compact configuration allows for easy integration into space-limited areas, all while maintaining high efficiency and functionality.
  • Flexible Mounting Options: Designed with versatility in mind, it supports multiple mounting options, facilitating easy installation and adaptation in various applications.
  • Precision Force Output: Delivers consistent and controlled force output, vital for operations requiring exacting standards of force application.


  • Enhanced Accuracy and Efficiency: The precise control offered by the DFM-12-20-P-A-KF enhances the accuracy and efficiency of industrial processes, leading to improved production quality and throughput.
  • Reduced Maintenance Needs: The high-quality build and reliability of the guided cylinder minimize maintenance requirements, extending the lifespan of both the cylinder and associated equipment.
  • Lower Operational Costs: By improving process reliability and reducing downtime, this cylinder helps decrease overall operational costs.
  • Increased Safety: The consistent performance and reliability of the Festo guided cylinder contribute to safer operations, reducing the risk of accidents and enhancing compliance with industry safety standards.


  • Assembly Lines: Ideal for precision tasks in assembly lines where exact linear motion is crucial.
  • Testing Equipment: Suitable for use in testing and inspection systems that depend on precise and repeatable movements.
  • Material Handling: Enhances efficiency in material handling systems by providing stable and controlled movement.
  • Robotics: A vital component in robotic systems that require accurate guidance and positioning to perform complex tasks.

The Festo DFM-12-20-P-A-KF Guided Cylinder stands as a testament to Festo’s commitment to innovation and excellence in industrial automation, offering a sophisticated solution that boosts the precision, efficiency, and reliability of complex industrial processes.

Technical Data

Feature Specification
Distance of centre of gravity of payload to yoke plate xs 25 mm
Stroke 20 mm
Piston diameter 12 mm
Drive unit operating mode Yoke
Cushioning Elastic cushioning rings/pads at both ends
Mounting position Any
Guide Recirculating ball bearing guide
Structural design Guide
Position sensing For proximity sensor
Symbol 00991737
Operating pressure 0.2 MPa … 1 MPa
Operating pressure 2 bar … 10 bar
Max. speed 0.8 m/s
Mode of operation Double-acting
Operating medium Compressed air as per ISO 8573-1:2010 [7:4:4]
Information on operating and pilot media Operation with oil lubrication possible (required for further use)
Corrosion resistance class (CRC) 0 – No corrosion stress
LABS (PWIS) conformity VDMA24364-B1/B2-L
Cleanroom class Class 7 according to ISO 14644-1
Ambient temperature -5 °C … 60 °C
Impact energy in the end positions 0.07 J
Max. force Fy 270 N
Max. force Fy static 355 N
Max. force Fz 270 N
Max. force Fz static 355 N
Max. torque Mx 5.53 Nm
Max. static moment Mx 7.28 Nm
Max. torque My 2.43 Nm
Max. static moment My 3.2 Nm
Max. torque Mz 2.43 Nm
Max. static moment Mz 3.2 Nm
Max. permissible torque load Mx as a function of the stroke 0.98 Nm
Max. payload as a function of the stroke at defined distance xs 33 N
Theoretical force at 6 bar, retracting 51 N
Theoretical force at 6 bar, advancing 68 N
Moving mass 165 g
Product weight 357 g
Center of gravity of the moving mass as a function of the stroke 15.2 mm
Alternative connections See product drawing
Pneumatic connection M5
Note on materials RoHS-compliant
Cover material Wrought aluminum alloy
Seals material NBR
Housing material Wrought aluminum alloy
Piston rod material High-alloy stainless steel
Weight 0.357 kg