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When well cared for, hydraulic cylinders should last decades. So long as they were designed for their application — meaning they perform within the bounds of their environment — there should be no reason for damage or wear outside of regular use. The mount, rod and raw material should have been selected to best suit the cylinder’s purpose. You can also check out hydraulic cylinder manufacturers in Bangalore for hydraulic cylinders.

When to repair?

So many local hydraulic shops make their ends meet from repairing cylinders, so you get the idea just how repairable they are. NFPA and mill-type especially were designed with repair in mind. NFPA cylinders employ square caps spanned and fixed to a barrel using tie rods. These tie-rods are threaded into the cap or head, typically on one side only, while the opposing side gets torqued down with a high-strength nut. Removing the nuts and tie rods makes quick work of cylinder repair because the entire assembly easily comes apart. 

Common repair procedures

Regardless of the type of cylinder in for repair, hydraulic shops operate using similar procedures to diagnose, quote, and then repair your cylinder. Upon arrival at the repair facility, the first step is to log the cylinder into the shop’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software and then provide a visual method of identifying the cylinder as it moves through the repair process. It helps when you provide as much information to the shop as possible, including the machine number, the cylinder function, and perhaps references to previous repairs. For high quality cylinders, you can check out our hydraulics company in India