High-Functionality Hydraulic Cylinder in Singapore

Hydraulic cylinders, also known as hydraulic jacks, comprise a mechanical actuator that provides a single directional force through a single directional stroke. They are widely used in the construction, manufacturing and civil engineering sectors. The cylinder comes with a barrel, a piston as well as a piston rod that moves back and forth continuously. The linear movement generates hydraulic energy that allows the equipment to function.

The two main elements that allow the hydraulic cylinder to function are the barrel and the piston attached to a piston rod. The piston rod is the part of the cylinder attached to the load being worked on.

Components of a Hydraulic Cylinder

There are many components of a hydraulic cylinder that are required for the cylinder to perform its job. 

Some of the main parts include:

  • Barrel: a tube that houses the pistons and piston rods

  • Piston: comes with seals and sliding rings and divides the hydraulic cylinder into two chambers. It prevents oil from passing between the chambers with the use of a piston seal (the movement created is a result of the pressure difference in both chambers)

  • Piston rod: a high-tolerance steel rod entered into the cylinder through the base or head and mounted on the piston

  • Head: attached to the top of the cylinder with screw, welded or joined with a spring-ring

  • Base: attached at the bottom of the cylinder by screw or weld

  • Welded port: supplies hydraulic fluid to and from the cylinder

Find Premium Quality Hydraulic Cylinders in Singapore

A range of industrial tasks can be fulfilled through hydraulic means. Find the appropriate hydraulic cylinder in Singapore when you browse Kanazawa cylinders available in our inventory – from single-acting to double-acting hydraulic cylinders, you can find them all on Allinton

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hydraulic Cylinders

1. What does a hydraulic cylinder do?

A hydraulic cylinder is a device that moves an object by applying strong force in a linear direction. Hydraulic cylinders are capable of exerting up to thousands of pounds of force, hence, can be used in a variety of applications that require linear motion or force generation. Single-acting cylinders use hydraulic fluid to push or pull an object within its stroke range. In contrast, double-acting cylinders use a combination of pressurised fluid and spring tension to provide bidirectional thrust.

2. What are the most commonly used hydraulic cylinders?

Single-acting and double-acting are the two most commonly used hydraulic cylinders. Single-acting cylinders use hydraulic pressure to extend the rod, while a spring or weight is used to retract it. Double-acting hydraulic cylinders work using both pressurised fluid and gravity to move the rod. Both types of hydraulic cylinders also come in various sizes and shapes, depending on the application they are used for. 

3. What happens if a hydraulic cylinder fails?

If a hydraulic cylinder fails, it can lead to several problems such as the machinery may no longer be able to move as expected, or not at all. In some cases, a hydraulic cylinder failure can also cause leaks in the system and contamination of surrounding components, leading to further damage and costly repairs. To prevent this, Allinton recommends and also provides 6-month and annual maintenance servicing for our Kanazawa hydraulic cylinders to prolong the life of the cylinders. For more information on our maintenance services, check out our services page.

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