Choosing a Custom Hydraulic Cylinder Manufacturer

Designing a custom hydraulic cylinder may seem like a daunting task, but with the right engineering team, you can create a hydraulic cylinder that can meet your application’s demands. Standard, general-use hydraulic cylinders are manufactured to be multi-purpose. While they may be constructed with decent materials, they may not be able to withstand the daily …

How to Troubleshoot Hydraulic Cylinder Drift

High-performance and ruggedness are associated with desirable traits in a hydraulic cylinder. Meeting the industrial demands and rigors of mobile equipment work requires a performance-built, reliable hydraulic cylinder. When a hydraulic cylinder exhibits a problem, it is often due to hydraulic drift. Hydraulic drift is can result from internal leaks in piston seals, valves, or …

Bobcat Hydraulic Cylinder Replacement Cylinder Advantages

Which is better, aftermarket hydraulic cylinders or Bobcat OEM cylinders? It is an age-old question for which there is not a clear cut answer. Preferences often dictate subjective responses. It is easy to find OEM enthusiasts as well as aftermarket enthusiasts. Regardless of enthusiasm or preferences, there are factors to consider when choosing an aftermarket …

How to Check if Your Hydraulic System is Not Working

When a hydraulic cylinder system works optimally, pressure, power, and overall productivity work concurrently without issue. Whereas when a system falters and show increased operational issues such as high temperatures or excessive vibration, troubleshooting the problem can often create additional headaches beyond the system failure itself. Due to the inherent structure of a hydraulic system, …

September 2, 2020 How To Series

Installing a New Hydraulic Cylinder

This how-to guide provides an overview of the steps needed for replacing and installing a new hydraulic cylinder. We have included prep work, removal of your old cylinder, installation of your new hydraulic cylinder, installation completion instructions, and safety precautions to help you install your new hydraulic cylinder. Hydraulic Cylinder Installation Prep Work Before installing …

August 19, 2020 How To Series

Avoiding Hydraulic Fluid Contamination

With 75% to 80% of hydraulic system failures stemming from fluid contamination, the importance of avoiding hydraulic fluid contamination cannot be overstated. Keeping your hydraulic fluids contaminant-free can mean consistent, optimal system performance and lessens the chances of downtime due to hydraulic system replacement or repair. Major Hydraulic Fluid Contamination Forms Air Contamination. Commonly presented …

Temperature Stability in Hydraulic Systems

To elicit optimal hydraulic cylinder performance, it is necessary to have temperature stability through all lubricating and hydraulic fluids. Excessive heat, as well as cold temperatures, can wreak havoc on your hydraulic cylinders. Fluid viscosity and component materials can be compromised by temperature extremes within hydraulic systems. These extremes can cause performance issues and/or complete …

Hydraulic Cylinder Featured Products Catalog – Spring 2020

Stay informed with our new Spring featured products cylinder catalog. You’ll find select cylinder inventory spotlighted for your convenience.  This catalog covers different industries and hydraulic cylinder solutions. Want to place an order or reach our industry experts? Contact Us today. Featured Products Catalog Includes: Highlighted cylinder inventory Multiple industries and hydraulic solutions Custom capabilities …

How To: Parker Single-Acting Telescopic Cylinder Reseal Procedure

Watch the Video In this video, you will learn the procedure and tools required to reseal a single stage of your Parker Single-Acting Telescopic Cylinder. Hydraulic Cylinders Inc. offers Premium Aftermarket Seal Kits for Commercial/Parker cylinders including Series S53, S62, S63, S64, S73, S74, S84, S85, S95 and more. Repacking Kits Rebuild Kits The hydraulic …

Build to Order: Benton Harbor Engineering & United Hydraulics

  Hydraulic Cylinders Inc. offers direct replacement hydraulic cylinders for both Benton Harbor Engineering & United Hydraulics. The product line includes thousands of hydraulic cylinders and service parts. If you need a replacement cylinder or a service part from either of these former hydraulic cylinder manufacturers, Hydraulic Cylinders Inc. is your premium source. This means …

A Commitment to Excellence: Hockey and Hydraulic Cylinders

On the surface, it may seem that hockey and hydraulic cylinders don’t have much in common. One thing we share with the Charlotte Checkers is a commitment to excellence in all we do.  The Charlotte Checkers, an American Hockey League (AHL) team, give 100% in every game, and we give 100% to every customer at …

February 1, 2018 Partnership

Hydraulic Cylinders for Mobile Construction Equipment

At Hydraulic Cylinders Inc. we work diligently to ensure the hydraulic cylinders we develop are appropriate for the intended application. In no other industry is that more evident than in the mobile construction equipment industry. From skid steer loaders to mini excavators, you will find hydraulic cylinders doing the work in these mobile equipment vehicles, …

Inspecting Your Hydraulic Cylinder

Hydraulic Cylinders are often doing hard work in environments where people often can’t. This can cause additional wear and tear on the hydraulic cylinder, it’s mounts, components, and seals. Maintaining hydraulic cylinders to prevent failure, can also increase the longevity of the hydraulic cylinder and improve safety. An inspection and maintenance schedule should be followed …

Drilling: Tough Business

Drilling into the Earth’s surface is a tough business. It requires a large amount of power to drill and extract valuable resources. Sturdy equipment used in the drilling needs to withstand the elements and deliver consistent results. The success of a drill site relies on strong hydraulic cylinders that can deliver both power and performance …

Bobcat: A Half Century of Leadership and Innovation

For more than 50 years, Bobcat Company® has built compact equipment that helps you work more efficiently, and effectively. Recognizing the need for a small machine light enough to maneuver in a pole barn, Louis and Cyril Keller of Rothsay MN, developed a small, three wheeled, belt driven design in 1957. A year later a …

Global Shield – Breathing Life Into Aging Cylinders

Global concerns about hazardous “coating difference” material is on the rise.  Manufacturers are searching for an affordable, alternative, corrosion-resistant technology that exceeds the performance of Engineered Hard Chrome (EHC) or Nitride (Ni) while matching or exceeding alternative high performance coatings. Parker Hannifin Corporation’s Global Shield coating is a highly engineered proprietary technology that has the …

Using Hydraulics to Explore the Depths of the Sea

The Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is the world center for advanced research and education in ocean science and technology. Utilizing a combination of instruments, systems, and methods, engineers and scientists research the deep waters of the ocean. Since the first historic submersible dive in 1985, MBARI has lead the way for underwater study …

What Hydraulic Cylinder Do I Need for my Dump Body?

Determining Hydraulic Cylinder Lift Requirements Measuring the hydraulic cylinder lift requirements for a front mount, frame type, dump body might often seem like guesswork, but it doesn’t have to be. Through a few simple calculations, we can accurately determine the requirements needed to lift our fully-loaded dump body, and the stroke needed to get it …

What type of hydraulic cylinder should I use in my application?

When deciding on a hydraulic cylinder for your application, there are several design options to consider. To ensure longevity, dependability, and efficiency, the right type of engineering and manufacturing the right hydraulic cylinder for your needs is paramount. Standard, Telescopic, and Tie-Rod Cylinders Standard Hydraulic Cylinders Standard hydraulic cylinders are common in applications where high …