When to Replace Your Hydraulic Cylinder

The eternal question. . . replace or repair? Given enough time, money, and knowledge, any mechanical device can be repaired. Realistically, the time will come when it is no longer feasible to repair and the only practical option is replacing your hydraulic cylinder. Recognizing when to replace a hydraulic cylinder can be one of the …

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 …

August 26, 2019 How To Series

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 we …

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 News

Mobile Equipment Serving Many Purposes

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, …

January 1, 2018 News

Inspecting Your Hydraulic Cylinder

Hydraulic Cylinders are often doing the hard work in the 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 …

May 9, 2017 Maintenance, News

Drilling: Tough Business

Drilling into the Earth surface is a tough business. It requires a large amount of power to drill and extract valuable resources. Sturdy equipment used in 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 while …

March 22, 2017 News

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 …

December 5, 2016 Maintenance, News

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 …

November 28, 2016 News

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 are common in applications where high nominal strength and …

October 4, 2016 Maintenance

Navigating Your Hydraulic Cylinder Components

If you’ve been working with Hydraulics for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with all of the components involved and what their purpose is. However, if you’ve never had the experience of tearing one down, you may be missing out on how complex the engineering in these components has become to ensure precision, reliability, …

September 21, 2016 Maintenance, News

Paige Polyak: Evolution in racing

Paige Polyak knows something about Sprint Car racing. Paige has been behind the wheel since 2001, and started driving with Mike Woodring Racing in 2014. A year later, they partnered with Hydraulic Cylinders Inc. on a sponsorship that has been a win for the team, sponsor, and fans alike. Mike’s racing began in 1976, racing …

September 7, 2016 News

Repacking your Hydraulic Cylinder

Repacking your hydraulic cylinder doesn’t have to be a mystery. It can become a part of your standard annual preventative maintenance routine. Correct preventative maintenance will ensure you get the most life out of your hydraulic cylinders. It’s always best to ensure you have the correct parts on hand before you begin the break down …

August 22, 2016 Maintenance

Hydraulic Fluid Contamination: Prevention & Resolution

Did you know that 70 to 80% of all hydraulic system failures are directly related to hydraulic fluid contamination? Hydraulic fluid contamination can be caused by a variety of issues; all of which can not only contribute to poor performance, and unnecessary wear, but can also cost thousands of dollars in downtime if not addressed …

August 1, 2016 Maintenance

Choosing the Correct Mounting Option for Your Hydraulic Cylinder

Finding the proper hydraulic cylinder is important, but it’s not the only thing you have to consider for your machinery. Another important aspect to consider is how to properly mount that cylinder. The correct mounting will allow your cylinder to function properly and efficiently. When deciding how to mount a cylinder there should be several …

July 5, 2016 Uncategorized

How to Use a Single-Acting Dump Truck Cylinder

Most single acting dump truck cylinders have 2 ports on the main barrel or body. One port is typically located towards the top, or plunger end. The second port is generally positioned at the other end of the cylinder near the base, or blind end. The versatility of two ports allows cylinder manufacturers to make …

June 30, 2016 Uncategorized

Five Different Hydraulic Cylinder Types for Applications

A variety of hydraulic cylinder designs are available through Hydraulic Cylinders, Inc. Cylinder Construction Types Differences in design and manufacturing of cylinders depends primarily what the industry and application is. Each type uses a different methodology on how the end caps are attached to the cylinder barrel as well as internal nuances. Barrel and end …

June 29, 2016 Dump, News, Telescopic

Tips for Shipping Hydraulic Cylinders Safely

At Hydraulic Cylinders, Inc., we are dedicated to delivering the exact cylinder you need to get the job done. However, those cylinders won’t mean much to you if they don’t arrive safely. Proper shipping practices must be followed to guarantee safe delivery of these important parts. Here are a few things we pay attention to …

June 15, 2016 News