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Hydraulic Actuator Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of hydraulic actuator manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top hydraulic actuator manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any hydraulic actuator company can design, engineer, and manufacture hydraulic actuators to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach hydraulic actuator companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of hydraulic pistons, telescopic hydraulic cylinders, or double acting hydraulic cylinders.

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  • Schofield, WI 715-359-4241

    Since 1959, JARP has produced superior hydraulic cylinders and swivels; satisfying each customer along the way. Our cylinder and swivel manufacturing process includes the highest quality components to assure dependability for higher loads and pressures, up to 5,000 psi. Call JARP today for quick results!

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  • Cleveland, OH (216)251-0076

    Kiefer Tool & Mold Inc began in 1965 with a mindset of providing services and repairs to industrial equipment, press components, and presses. We strive to provide our customers with the best service and quality.

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  • East Liverpool, OH 330-385-1745

    Farnsworth Engineering is the only official manufacturer of Marion hydraulic cylinders, M-Line. Farnsworth also builds replacement cylinders for Glenco and Perfection models.Farnsworth Engineering designs custom single-acting, double-acting, and telescopic hydraulic cylinders and hydraulic systems to meet your specific requirements. Custom mounts are also available. Contact us for a quote today!

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  • Abingdon, VA 276-628-6068

    Dedicated to product performance under pressure, General Engineering specializes in custom engineered & manufactured hydraulic cylinders for the most demanding environments, such as mining & construction. Single Stage Hydraulic Cylinders, Multistage Telescopic Cylinders & Replacement Cylinders to exacting ISO standards. Small & large bore repair whether the cylinder is ours or not. Since 1948.

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Hydraulic Actuators Industry Information

Hydraulic Actuators

Hydraulic actuators are motors powered by hydraulic fluid pressure that use force to move or control a system or piece of equipment. The most common application of hydraulic actuators is in the construction industry where heavy equipment is needed to move large loads. An actuator is controlled by a control system, either automated or manually operated by a human. A backhoe, for example, is powered by a hydraulic actuator that allows it to dig into the earth and scoop up large amounts of material. This action is controlled by a human operating the equipment and guiding the actuator’s movement by using a joystick or series of operating controls.

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How Hydraulic Actuators Work

A hydraulic actuator consists of a cylinder that uses hydraulic power for operation. This cylinder motor allows for movement in all directions, and the fluid compression allows for a high level of force to be exerted. A long hollow tube is at the center of the cylinder, and the single piston is able to slide up and down this tube to generate and release pressure. Pressure can be applied to just one or both sides of the piston. When more pressure is applied to one side than the other, the cylinder is pushed in the direction where the least force was exerted. If the piston moves with equal pressure from both sides, then the cylinder goes forward. A piston rod typically has mounting attachments on end to connect the cylinder to the component that it is pushing or pulling. A hydraulic pump constantly pushes a regulated flow of fluid to the piston.

Hydraulic Actuator Design

The cylinder of a hydraulic actuator is assembled using a number of manufactured parts that include the barrel, the cylinder cap, the cylinder head, the piston and piston rod, the seal gland and the seals. Many other small components are used on the interior of the cylinder to help control pressure and fluid flow. The seals are designed to match the intended maximum pressure of the hydraulic actuator on which they will be fitted. Usually they are made from rubber or polyurethane if they are going to be used in low temperature environments, and fluorocarbon viton is generally considered to be stronger in high temperature settings.