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A Brief History of Hydraulic Cylinders

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Fluid in motion can be a powerful thing which is why it has come to be called fluid power. Water and other fluids have been used as a way to create energy for centuries and have played a very large role in the advancement of civilization all the way up to the present day. Traditionally it was water that powered things by pushing wheels, cogs, and levers. The same basic idea is used today – using pressurized fluid to create energy and motion. 

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The Booming Agriculture Industry Means Hydraulic Cylinder Market Growth

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As populations increase, so does the need for food. Over the years we have seen the agricultural industry grow. While this growth itself is important it’s also important to realize that increased demand for production also means an increased need for effective and efficient processes. Over the next four years it is approximated that the global hydraulic cylinder market will grow at a rate of over 4% a year from now until 2020. 

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Five Maintenance Tips for Your Mobile Hydraulic Cylinder Application

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No matter what equipment you may have, it is always important to perform maintenance and checks on a regular schedule. Keeping up on maintaining your hydraulic cylinder application will save you potential lost money and time in the future. 

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It’s Important to Choose the Best Mounting Option for Your Hydraulic Cylinder

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While it’s well known and understood that it’s extremely important to find the best hydraulic cylinder type for your application, you must also consider how you should mount the hydraulic cylinder. Proper mounting means your cylinder will work correctly and as efficiently as possible. In this post, we’ll go over several things to consider when choosing a mounting position for your custom hydraulic cylinder.

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What You Need to Know About Telescopic Hydraulic Cylinders

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There are many different hydraulic cylinders on the market. Each different type has advantages and disadvantages and work well for some applications, while not working well for others. Telescopic cylinders are often used in redesigns where they improve processes or design of mobile cylinder applications. In this post, you will learn more about telescopic cylinders and their many advantages in a wide range of applications. 

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Four Types of Hydraulic Cylinders are Used in Many Applications

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It’s important to know which hydraulic cylinder is going to work best for your application. Each type of cylinder uses a different design and mechanisms to function. It’s also important to use cylinders that are designed by engineers and fluid power specialists. In this post, we will look at some of the different types of cylinders Best Metal Products has to offer.

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What Does Quality Engineering Have to Do with Hydraulic Cylinders?

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Hydraulic cylinders form the backbone of an astonishing array of commercial, and industrial machines and devices that transport, lift, adjust, and support an equally astonishing array of products, items, and even people.

While there are any number of standard and off-the-shelf hydraulic cylinders that can perform a large percentage of the tasks required, custom hydraulic cylinders are often a better choice for specific and mission-critical jobs. Many hydraulic cylinder manufacturers will often modify an existing design to create a custom version designed to better address a specific or unique need.

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Growth Trends in the Hydraulic Cylinder Market

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As the US economy continues to rebound, the hydraulics market is keeping pace. After recent setbacks over the past few years, industry experts are predicting increasing momentum in worldwide sales over the next few years, with the global hydraulic cylinder market expected to reach $11.7 billion by 2018. The North American hydraulic cylinder market alone is expected to grow to $3.6 billion in the same time period. 

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