A hydraulic cylinder is a mechanical mover that provide […]
A hydraulic cylinder is a mechanical mover that provides strong force in one direction. Hydraulic cylinders typically get their power from a pressurized hydraulic liquid, usually oil.
The cylinder creates pressure and then uses that pressure to move the piston piece of the cylinder forward. Such a device finds use in a variety of applications but is perhaps most well known for its use in construction machines. We’ll discuss the use of a hydraulic cylinder in more detail later.
Hydraulic cylinders take on a lot of work and power. But it also takes a lot of work and power to produce this kind of impressive machinery.
First and foremost, hydraulic cylinder manufacturers use very sharp drills to work through steel and create the piston of a hydraulic cylinder. Workers place different sealing devices to ensure that fluids do not leak away from the piston and that debris or dirt stays clear of the piston rod.
Much of the hydraulic cylinder creation process is actually done by hand. Machines do some part of the process, but such sealers are usually put on carefully by human workers. Their care and attention to detail allow the piston to remain undamaged. Any sort of damage to the piston can ruin the effectiveness of a hydraulic cylinder, so workers take great care down to the final screw.