There is no machine in the world that can run without power of some sort. Although each machine may have a different type of fuel that provides the power, there must be a mechanism the works to run this fuel for it to provide the required energy. It is the same with hydraulic pumps. These are actuation devices that run on pressurized hydraulic fluid. It is only once the energy has been produced that a linear motion and power are transferred to the system for full functioning.
There is no way a hydraulic pump will be able to function without the hydraulic cylinder. It is the cylinder that actually houses the pump and also makes the first move to apply pressure to the oil or fuel that will translate to energy and then power. Therefore, it is important to note that the hydraulic cylinder plays a very vital role in the whole process of producing energy.
Specifications Applied in Each Hydraulic Cylinder
There are various types of hydraulic cylinders in the market today. The type of cylinder used or bought is often determined by the function the cylinder is to play and also the specification of the cylinder. Although most of the hydraulic cylinder manufacturers may have almost the same components, they all vary in the kind of specifications they have and work, they perform. Some of the common features found in most cylinders include the cylindrical barrel, a piston, and a piston rod.
It is crucial to make specifications considerations when choosing the type of hydraulic cylinder to use. The features to look out for include:
Type of cylinder there are three types of cylinders in use today. There is the tie-rod cylinder, wielded cylinder and ram cylinder. Each of these types of a cylinder comes with its specific capabilities. Therefore, it is crucial to know which type of cylinder is used to carry more loads when use, acts like a smooth hydraulic cylinder and one that is used mostly for functions needing high pressure.
Cylinder stroke. A cylinder stroke is the distance a piston travels in the hydraulic cylinder. There are cylinders manufactured with strokes who reach several feet in length and there are those that can only move an inch. Cylinders with the long stroke are used to produce full force and can be found in the industrial hydraulic cylinders, while the others only provide a small force found in the automotive hydraulic cylinders.
The Rod Diameter the hydraulic cylinder has a piston or rod. It is the diameter of this rod or piston that has to be considered when choosing a cylinder.
Bore diameter Before making use of a cylinder the bore diameter has to be the right one. The bore is the diameter of the cylinder bore.
The maximum operating pressure ñ various cylinders use different operating pressure. There are those which only work with maximum working pressure as others are able to work with less.
These specifications will determine whether the type of cylinder obtained will actually work effectively or not. To understand these specifications helps to save time and money spent in replacing hydraulic cylinders.