All About Hydraulic Cylinders

A hydraulic cylinder is a linear actuator powered by hydrostatic energy. A linear actuator is a mechanical device engineered to create force in a straight line, either pushing or pulling. Hydrostatic energy is the motivation behind the cylinder’s ability to create linear force and is created (i.e., converted) by the hydraulic pump.

Hydraulic energy is a combination of pressurized fluid and the volume or rate the fluid moves at, which is expressed as pressure and flow respectively. You can know more about hydraulic cylinders via

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Hydraulic cylinders can be used for any application where a strong push or pull force is required. They initially found numerous uses during the industrial revolution, when the increase of factories and production required multiple hydraulic applications. 

Now, hydraulic cylinders are utilized in equipment across a wide range of industries – including construction, manufacture, mining, and offshore industries.

Hydraulic cylinders are used on every application requiring linear force, or by taking advantage of levers and booms, they are used on bending, tilting, and arcing applications as well. They are used on presses, shears, clamps et al, for industrial applications, and on booms, buckets, lifts et al, for mobile applications. Hydraulic cylinder applications are countless, and because of the benefits of hydraulics, especially on mobile machinery, they will continue to thrive for decades to come.