Welded Hydraulic Cylinders
Welded Hydraulic Cylinders are used for many heavy duty
applications in manufacturing industries because they are designed for strength
and durability. Generally, these hydraulic cylinders
range in bore sizes from ½ inch to thirty inches, but some are even larger.
While other cylinders are constructed by methods using tie rods, screws, as
well as threading and crimping to join cylinder end caps to the barrels, the barrel
of a welded cylinder is a fully stressed, thick walled steel tube and the rear
head is welded to the barrel. Because of their specific design, welded
hydraulic cylinders have several advantages in the industry such as their
durability at high pressures, their ability to be easily repaired if damage
does occur, and their capacity for customization.
The strength that this welding and the barrel itself
provides allows these cylinders to function at high levels of pressure without
the metal stretching or sagging on long strokes. There are also no issues of
flexing or deformation from torsional and off center loads as the strong barrel
to head connections prevent this. Another advantage that the welding provides
is that the outside surface is smooth and uncluttered, which means there are
fewer sharp corners that could catch on wires, hoses, and other machine parts.
This smooth surface also means there are less places for dirt and moisture to
settle and cause corrosion. Welded
hydraulic cylinders are also able to be customized very easily due to their
thick walled barrel. For example, extra attachments can be mounted anywhere
along the body without trouble.
The distinctive strength that defines welded hydraulic
cylinders makes them ideal for a wide range of industrial applications. They
can function without failure in pressures up to and surpassing 5000 psi. The
barrels of welded hydraulic cylinders are thick enough that they can withstand
external damage if it does occur. They can be hone or burnished a number of
times without the structural integrity of the whole unit being compromised.
Because of this durability and strength, welded hydraulic cylinders are often
used in mobile construction equipment, heavy industry, military hardware, and
many more harsh and demanding environments.
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