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An Overview of Seven Common Causes of Hydraulic Cylinder Failure
A high-quality hydraulic cylinder, like those manufactured at Best Metal Products, when properly maintained should last a very long time. However, you should be aware of the causes of hydraulic cylinder failure and how to prevent them.
Small Hydraulic Cylinders from Best Metal Products
Small hydraulic cylinders, available as single or double acting hydraulic cylinders, have a substantially smaller stroke than many other hydraulic cylinders. In fact, small hydraulic cylinders may have a stroke that’s less than an inch in length while larger cylinders’ stroke length can measure multiple feet in length. Despite their size, small hydraulic cylinders have the same components that include the outer cylinder barrel, the hydraulic piston, and the piston rod.
What Sets Best Metal Products as a Hydraulic Cylinder Manufacturer
Established almost 70 years ago in 1950, Best Metal Products’ entrepreneurial sprit continues. With a never-ending desire to grow and meet – and exceed – our customers’ needs, we are backed by our outstanding quality custom hydraulic cylinders, first-rate customer service, and on time delivery. Our customer loyalty and long-term customer relationships are a testament to our focus on innovation, quality, and superb customer service as a hydraulic cylinder manufacturer.
While, overall, hydraulic cylinders are simple to use, it’s still important to ensure those who are using them are properly trained. Misuse of a hydraulic cylinder can be dangerous because oftentimes they deal with a high amount of pressure. Misuse of equipment can lead to damaged equipment, structures, and serious injury – or even death – of the operator.
Hydraulic Cylinder Growth is Due in Part to the Booming Agricultural Industry
The increased demand for food in order to feed our population is causing the agricultural industry to grow and expand. With this growth, comes a need for the most efficient and effective processes in order to keep up with new demand for food production. This growth within the agricultural industry directly contributes to the growth of the global hydraulic cylinder market which is forecasted to grow at a rate of four percent this year. In this post, we will take a closer look at the booming agricultural industry and why that means growth in the hydraulic cylinder market.
Many times, when a hydraulic cylinder stops working, it’s because there is something wrong with its seal. Unsurprisingly, while the actual cost of a new seal is not high, the costs associated with a failing hydraulic cylinder can really add up. In some cases, you may need to shut down or bring a professional in to get your operation running again. In this post, we will discuss hydraulic cylinder seals and why some manufacturers seals are more likely to fail.
The Importance of Choosing the Right Mount for Your Custom Hydraulic Cylinder
It’s not enough to find the best type of hydraulic cylinder for your application, you must also mount the hydraulic cylinder properly in order to ensure your cylinder is working correctly and as efficiently as it can. In this post, we will look at a few things you need to consider when selecting the best mounting position for your custom hydraulic cylinder.
A Brief Overview of Single Acting Hydraulic Cylinders from Best Metal Products
Single acting hydraulic cylinders, unlike double acting hydraulic cylinders, use gravity, weight, or another assist force to move the cylinder in one direction. There hydraulic cylinders use hydraulic pressure to actuate the rod in one direction, extending or retracting, with piston and ram types available, and with gravity or spring return based on your application. In this post, we will look closer into how single acting hydraulic cylinders work.
Why Choose Double Acting Hydraulic Cylinders in Grand Rapids from Best Metal Products
In general, when an application requires hydraulic power, double acting hydraulic cylinders are used more often than single acting hydraulic cylinders. Double acting hydraulic cylinders deliver force in both directions with fluid being present on both the base and rod sides of the piston. For some applications, gravity or weight assists with retraction, however, hydraulic pressure is still frequently applied in order to help control your double acting hydraulic cylinder. These types of cylinders create more work output in the push action, requiring more force and moving slowed while the pull action moves more quickly and less work output is generated.
Best Metal Products’ Smart Cylinder Technology in Industrial and Mobile Hydraulics
Smart cylinder technology is widely used in industrial and mobile hydraulic applications. Best Metal Products’ smart cylinder design is customizable and can come with a vast array of options, output signals, and probe lengths. Available with many different mounting options, our smart cylinders are available in both single acting cylinder and double acting hydraulic cylinder types. In this post, we will go over how we have combined the latest technology and value to provide accurate and reliable smart hydraulic cylinders for a variety of applications.