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Learn More about Best Metal Products
For 60 years, Best Metal has created the best products in original manufacturing equipment throughout Michigan and beyond. With our high-quality, American-made, custom hydraulic cylinders, we are guaranteed to meet quality standards, perform above the rating standard, and deliver a long-service life. Best Metal Products custom hydraulic cylinders are the OEM choice for critical applications throughout the industry due to our state-of-the-art technologies and exceptional service team that includes experienced engineers and fluid power specialists. With our experts in specialized prototypes and raw material inventory, our turnaround rates are the fastest available for custom hydraulic cylinders. read more
Single vs. Double Acting Cylinders
At Best Metal Products we offer both single and double acting cylinders for your application needs. A single acting cylinder uses hydraulic pressure that actuates the rod in one direction: extend or retract, while the double acting cylinder both extends and retracts. The single acting cylinder is available in piston or ram type, and gravity or spring returned, based on your application. The double acting cylinders we produce are all piston type. In addition to these differences, you will need to look at what else your application requires to choose the correct hydraulic cylinder.
Best Metal Products has been a leading manufacturer and supplier of concrete form clamps for decades. We utilize the highest quality material, design, and construction with everything we build, whether it be hydraulic cylinders, form clamps, or anything in between. You will not find a more reliable concrete form clamp than what we offer at Best Metal. These clamps have the reputation for being the best in function and durability. No matter the size of the job, we’ve got it. Complete a clamp request form to request yours today!
Our Hydraulics Cylinders Features and Mobile Equipment Applications
At Best Metal Products, we are capable of manufacturing almost any hydraulic cylinder to fit your needs, including custom hydraulic cylinders. We have the equipment, facility, and team necessary to manufacture the highest quality, complex and simple, large, or small hydraulic cylinders.
4 Mobile Hydraulic Cylinder Mistakes You May Be Making
Mobile hydraulic cylinders are made up of a number of intricate components that you need to keep properly maintained in order to ensure your equipment functions as effectively as possible. In this post, we will look at four hydraulic cylinder mistakes you could be making.
How to Know When Your Hydraulic Cylinder Needs to Be Replaced
Generally speaking, your hydraulic cylinder will show certain warning signs if it’s going to begin to go bad and fail. Being able to recognize these signs is critical in helping you to avoid much bigger, more expensive problems. There’s no question that a scheduled repair to your hydraulic cylinders is better than waiting until it fails and creates the need for an emergency fix or replacement. In this post, we will discuss some of the signs that your hydraulic cylinder is going to fail.
A Custom Hydraulic Cylinder from Best Metal Products May Be Right for Your Application
There are some instances where it is okay to use a off-the-rack, standard hydraulic cylinder. However, in many others it is critical that you have a custom hydraulic cylinder designed and manufactured to meet the exact specifications and needs for your equipment and application. In this post, we will discuss custom hydraulic cylinder and why they may be the right choice for your equipment and machinery.
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.
Help Protect Your Equipment by Preventing Hydraulic Cylinder Fluid Contamination
If your hydraulic fluid is contaminated, you very well may damage your hydraulic cylinder which is not only going to cost you money but also puts you and other’s safety at risk. So, you need to know when hydraulic cylinder fluid contamination is likely to occur, so you can prevent or catch the contamination before its used in the hydraulic cylinder.
Best Metal Products Discusses Ways You Could Be Misusing Your Hydraulic Cylinder
Generally speaking, hydraulic cylinders are simple to use and operate you should still make sure that anyone who is using them is trained properly. In some cases, misuse of a hydraulic cylinder can be dangerous because they often deal with a high amount of pressure. It’s important to understand that misuse of hydraulic cylinders can actually lead to damaged equipment, structures, serious injury, or even death of the operator.