Constructional Features of Hydraulic Cylinders

Hydraulic cylinders are designed to operate at high pressures and handle high loads in demanding operating conditions. Therefore, they need to be constructed with materials of high strength, expert workmanship, and advanced features to provide ruggedness, high quality, maintenance-free operation, and long service life. Some of the features of cylinder construction are presented below to […]

Side Loads in Hydraulic Cylinders

A long-stroke hydraulic cylinder often experiences significant side-load forces while in operation, especially when it is fully extended. The side load in the cylinder is the force component that acts laterally across the axis of its bearings, piston-rod seals, or piston. Many reasons can be attributed to the development of side loads on the cylinder. […]