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4 Reasons You Should Choose Best Metal Products as Your Hydraulic Cylinder Manufacturer
Are you an OEM that values innovation and custom design? Do you want the hydraulic cylinder manufacturer that you work with to be proven and trusted in both their customer service and products? If so, Best Metal Products in Grand Rapids may be right for you. In this post, we will look at four of the qualities that set us apart from the competition.
The 4 Main Types of Hydraulic Cylinders from Best Metal Products
There is no question that determining what type of hydraulic cylinder will work best for your application is a critical. In fact, every kind of hydraulic cylinder uses a different design and mechanisms to function. You should also make sure you work with a manufacturer that employs engineers and fluid power specialists. In this post, we will discuss four of the main types of hydraulic cylinders available at Best Metal Products.
Telescopic Hydraulic Cylinders and Their Advantages in Applications
Hydraulic telescopic cylinders, which are also known as multistage cylinders, can be single acting or double acting hydraulic cylinders. Telescopic hydraulic cylinders are a kind of linear actuator with stages that operate in a straight line instead of circular. At Best Metal Products, our telescopic cylinders are available in two and three stage designs. In this post, we are proud to offer a range of telescopic hydraulic cylinders, including custom designs, that are sure to meet your standards and specifications.
Hydraulic cylinders work incredibly hard to keep your machinery and equipment working properly in environments that are harsh. So, in order to ensure your hydraulic cylinders are working as well as they can for as long as possible. You need to make sure they are inspected for signs of damage. Because of the amount of stress that is put on most hydraulic cylinders, they will become damages and show signs of wear and tear as time goes on. In this post, Best Metal Products will share some tips for inspecting each component of your hydraulic cylinder.
Best Metal Products continues to implement our Infectious Disease Prevention and Outbreak Response Plan.
As of March 23, 2020, the State of Michigan Governor Whitmer has signed a “Stay-At-Home” order effective Tuesday, March 24, at 12:01 a.m. in responses to COVID-19 Coronavirus for at least the next three (3) weeks.
3 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Hydraulic Cylinder
Typically, there will be warning signs your hydraulic cylinder will show if it’s going to go bad and fail. The ability to recognize these indicators can help you to avoid much larger, more costly problems. Obviously, 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 look at some of the signs that your hydraulic cylinder is going bad.
Why a Custom Hydraulic Cylinder May Be Right for Your Equipment
While in some cases it’s acceptable to use off-the-shelf types of hydraulic cylinders, in others it’s extremely important to have a custom hydraulic cylinder designed and manufactured to meet your exact specifications and needs. In this post, we will look at why a custom hydraulic cylinder may be the right choice for your machinery or equipment.
In general, a basic hydraulic cylinder is made of the following main components – barrel, base or cap, head, piston, and piston rod, seal gland, and seals. When you need a custom-engineered hydraulic cylinder, these components can vary in composition, size, and material used.
The Primary Differences Between Single and Double Acting Hydraulic Cylinders
Hydraulic cylinders, with a body composed of a hose, pump, and cylinder, are used in a wide variety of equipment, vehicles, and tools where heavy lifting is necessary. And, in this post, we are going to discuss the primary differences between two types – single and double acting hydraulic cylinders.
5 Ways Your Hydraulic Cylinder Fluid Can Become Contaminated
It should be no surprise that contaminated hydraulic fluid can be damaging to hydraulic cylinders, so it’s important to understand the sources of most contamination. In this post, we will discuss five ways your hydraulic cylinder fluid can become contaminated.
Using Clean Hydraulic Fluid with Your Hydraulic Cylinder is Incredibly Important
No matter the industry you’re a part of, you’re probably aware that hydraulic fluid contamination can cause major problems. Hydraulic contamination results when foreign matter, like debris, gets into your hydraulic fluid. Generally speaking, there are two types of main classifications for hydraulic contamination – abrasive and non-abrasive. While some types of contamination are obvious, and able to be seen with the naked eye (like pieces of metal or rust), not all contamination is visible without testing. No matter how small the contamination may seem, it should be taken seriously and corrected right away.