Welded Hydraulic Cylinders
Welded Hydraulic Cylinders are used for many heavy-duty applications in manufacturing industries because they are designed for strength and durability.
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Welded Hydraulic Cylinder Design
Generally, these hydraulic cylinders range in bore sizes from ½ inch to thirty inches, but some are larger. While other cylinders are constructed using tie rods, screws, and 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.
Welded Hydraulic Cylinder Advantages
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 occurs, and their customization capacity.
- Handle Pressure
- The strength that the welding and barrel provides allows the cylinders to function at high levels of pressure without the metal stretching or sagging on long strokes.
- No Flexing or Deformation
- The cylinders have no risk of flexing or deforming from torsional or off-center loads as the strong barrel-to-head connections prevent it.
- Smooth Outside Surface
- 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 fewer places for dirt and moisture to settle and cause corrosion.
- Easy Customization
- Welded hydraulic cylinders are easily customizable due to their thick-walled barrel. For example, extra attachments can be mounted anywhere along the body without trouble.
Welded Hydraulic Cylinder Applications
The distinctive strength that defines welded hydraulic cylinders makes them ideal for various industrial applications. They can function without failure in pressures surpassing 5000 psi. The barrels of welded hydraulic cylinders are thick enough that they can withstand any possible external damage. They can be honed or burnished several 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.