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Quality Engineering for Custom Hydraulic Cylinders from Best Metal Products
Hydraulic cylinders are used in a large number of applications to lift, adjust, support, and transport. While many of the standard hydraulic cylinders that are available can be used in a majority of applications, custom hydraulic cylinders are necessary for many important, specific, mission-critical jobs. In many cases, hydraulic cylinder manufacturers will modify an existing design in order to create a custom version that is designed to address a specific need.
Hydraulic cylinders are powerful components that can easily lift and move incredibly loud, heavy objects. They are used in numerous industries on many different types of equipment and applications. A good example of this is the use of hydraulic cylinders for the landing gear on an aircraft. The landing equipment is released with the use of a hydraulic system that uses hydraulic cylinders and other hydraulic system components in order to operate effectively. In this post, we will look at a brief summary of how hydraulic cylinders work.
The Ins and Outs of Telescopic Cylinders from Best Metal Products
Every type of hydraulic cylinder has its own advantages and disadvantages. Taking their different attributes into consideration will help to determine what type of hydraulic cylinder is right for your application and why. In general, telescopic cylinders are used in redesigns to improve processes or in design of mobile cylinder applications. In this post, we will look at telescopic hydraulic cylinders, their attributes, and the applications they are used in.
Hydraulic Cylinders: A Brief History from Best Metal Products
Fluid in motion, or fluid power, can be an extremely powerful thing. Fluids like water and oil have been used to create energy for centuries. This use of fluid power has even played a major role in the advancement of civilization. In the beginning 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!
The Hydraulic Cylinder Market is Growing with the Agricultural Industry
With the population rising, the need for food has increased which is causing the agricultural industry to expand. This growth creates an increased demand for production and a need for the most effective and efficient processes. Due in large part to the growth of the agricultural industry, the global hydraulic cylinder market is expected to grow at a rate of 4 percent a year until 2020.
Why Do Some Manufacturer’s Hydraulic Cylinder Seals Fail?
More often than not, when a hydraulic cylinder fails, it’s because of failure associated with the seal. While the actual cost of a seal is not high, the financial loss related to a malfunctioning hydraulic cylinder can add up very quickly with needing to shut down operation or bring in an engineer to assist. In this post, we will look at why some manufacturers produce hydraulic cylinder seals that fail.
Choosing the Best Hydraulic Cylinder Mount for Your Application
Beyond just deciding what hydraulic cylinder is best for your application, you also need to think about the best way to mount the hydraulic cylinder. When mounted properly, hydraulic cylinders will operate correctly and at peak efficiency. In this post, we will look at several things you should consider when deciding on a mounting position for your hydraulic cylinder.
Single Acting Hydraulic Cylinders in Grand Rapids from Best Metal Products
While double acting hydraulic cylinders delivers force in two directions, single acting hydraulic cylinders work in applications where weight, gravity or another assist force is available to move the cylinder in a single direction. Single acting hydraulic cylinders operate by hydraulic pressure actuating the rod in one direction (extend or retract) with piston and ram types available, and gravity or spring return based on your application.
Double Acting Hydraulic Cylinders from Best Metal Products in Grand Rapids
In applications where hydraulic power is needed, the double acting hydraulic cylinder is more common that the single acting hydraulic cylinder. With the double acting cylinder, force is delivered in both directions and there is fluid on both the rod and base sides of the piston. In applications where gravity or weight can assist retraction, hydraulic pressure is still often applied to help control the double acting hydraulic cylinder. In these types of cylinders, the push action requires more force, is slower, but more work output is created while the pull action is faster with less work output being generated.
Smart Cylinder Technology from Best Metal Products in Grand Rapids
Smart cylinder technology use is growing making it arguably the most significant trend in industrial and mobile hydraulics. Our smart cylinder design is customizable with a wide range of options, probe lengths and output signals. These smart cylinders are available in both single acting cylinder and double acting cylinder types, with a wide range of mounting options. In this post, we will look at how we have combined state-of-the-art technology and value to provide, accurate, reliable, and durable smart hydraulic cylinders for a range of applications.