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    Hydraulic Cylinders

    Hydraulic Cylinders

    If you are looking for a standard hydraulic cylinder, we have extensive, competitive access to hydraulic cylinder manufacturers from around the world and also offer our own hydraulic cylinder range.

    We can supply custom design cylinders tailored to your specific application and operating parameters – just complete our Hydraulic Cylinder Design Form with as much detail as you can, and we’ll then be in touch to confirm your requirements in full.

    We also offer a comprehensive hydraulic cylinder repair and refurbishment service too – recognising that this can often be quicker and cheaper than sourcing new equipment. Our service includes a free assessment where we will strip down your faulty hydraulic cylinder and fully diagnose the extent of repair work needed. Read more here.

    About Hydraulic Cylinders

    A hydraulic cylinder is the actuator or ‘motor’ side of a hydraulic system. The ‘generator’ side of the hydraulic system is the hydraulic pump which brings in a fixed or regulated flow of oil to the bottom side of the hydraulic cylinder, to move the piston rod upwards.

    Hydraulic cylinders transform the pressure and oil flow in a hydraulic system into work or mechanical force. They are used where linear motion is required to move something. Hydraulic cylinders are usually double-acting, that is, oil under pressure can be applied to either side of the piston to provide movement in either direction. Single acting hydraulic cylinders are sometimes used where the weight of the load is used to return the hydraulic cylinder to the closed position. A hydraulic cylinder should be used for pushing and pulling only. No bending movements or side loads should be transmitted to the piston rod or the cylinder.

    There are primarily two styles of hydraulic cylinder construction used in industry: tie rod style cylinders and welded body hydraulic cylinders. Beyond this, other broad types of hydraulic cylinder design include: telescopic, plunger, differential, re-phasing and single and double-acting hydraulic cylinders. Read more here.