Hydraulic Cylinder Specification Guide - Right Cylinder for the Right Duty.

The fluid power universe has become complicated. Today’s hydraulic cylinders, which essentially convert fluid pressure and flow into force and linear movement, are complex devices incorporating a wide range of individual components available in a multitude of dimensions, configurations and materials. For many OEM design engineers, playing it safe by over-engineering cylinder specifications has become a precautionary habit in the presence of ever-improving cylinder technologies. This white paper will help clarify:

  • Why less is sometimes more when it comes to complex hydraulic systems.
  • Major design factors to be considered when specifying hydraulic cylinders.
  • Hydraulic vs. pneumatic systems.
  • Ancillary components involved in hydraulic cylinder specification not to be overlooked.