Hydraulic cylinders are an essential component of the hydraulic industry. Almost all the applications use a hydraulic cylinder for converting incompressible hydraulic fluid energy to work. So, having adequate knowledge of this topic will be a great benefit. Our hydraulic cylinder manufacturing company has listed the 5 types of hydraulic cylinders for applications below.
5 Hydraulic Cylinder Types
You can find a vast variety of hydraulic cylinders in the market. The difference in the design of cylinders differs from its applications and industry.
1. Single Acting Cylinders
The head end port of these cylinders will operate in a single direction. When the fluid gets pumped into the cylinder barrel, it will extend the piston rod. For generating the return operation(convert to non-pressurized state), a load string or any external force is required.
2. Telescopic Cylinders
This is a single or double-acting cylinder. The telescopic cylinder contains more than five tubings nested inside each other. These nested tubings are called stages and the diameter of each nested tube will become lesser.
3. Double Acting Cylinders
In double-acting cylinders, both the head and rod ends contain ports for pumping fluids. These ports will control the flow of fluid and provide movement in both directions. Pumping hydraulic fluid to the rod end will retract the piston rod and pumping fluid to the head end will extend the piston rod.
4. Welded Rod Cylinders
This type of cylinders weld end caps directly to the barrel. So, they are difficult for assembling and disassembling. The compact construction, internal bearing lengths, and duty cycle of welded rod cylinders make it suitable for mobile applications.
5. Tie-Rod Cylinders
Most industrial and manufacturing applications use tie-rod cylinders. The advantages of the tie-rod cylinder include ease of maintenance, repair, and assembling. For holding the end caps of tie rod cylinders, threaded steel rods are used.