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Tips for Inspecting Your Hydraulic Cylinder

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.

Cylinder Rod

The cylinder rod of your hydraulic cylinder should be checked for signs of stress, weakness, and wear. You may notice that it’s rough, bent, scored, or misshapen. If you do, it should be replaced in order to prevent damaged seals or leakage.

Piston and Cap

Check your hydraulic cylinder’s piston and cap for contaminants such and dirt, grime, and other debris.

Sealed Sectors and Fluid Lines

Examine each sealed area that is part of your hydraulic cylinder to ensure there are no leaks.

Cylinder Barrel

Inspect the cylinder barrel to determine whether there has been any machine interference or ballooning. If left in this condition, it can lead to complete failure of your hydraulic cylinder.

At Best Metal Products, we know the importance of inspecting and properly maintaining your hydraulic cylinder. You should have a system in place to regularly thoroughly inspect the hydraulic cylinders used on your machinery or equipment in order to discover problems before they get worse and prevent your work from coming to a halt.

If you have any questions about hydraulic cylinder inspection, or anything else, do not hesitate to contact us today! We look forward to assisting you.

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